Synectics to highlight value of ethical surveillance tools at Global MSC Security Conference

This year’s Global MSC Security Conference (Bristol, 11–12 November) will see Synectics explain how advanced technologies and evolving features can support those tasked with ensuring that public surveillance is undertaken legally and ethically.   Over 150 delegates from the fields of security, law enforcement, government, and academia are due to attend the two-day event, which will focus on the ethical challenges presented by the growing use of CCTV, ANPR, drones, facial

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Hikvision announces Q3 2019 financial results: 23.12% YoY growth

Hikvision, the world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions, has announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2019. During Q3 of 2019, Hikvision generated a revenue of RMB 15.92bn, having achieved a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 23.12%, and net profits attributable to shareholders of the Company was RMB 3.81bn, representing a year-over-year growth of 17.31%. During the period of Q1-Q3, Hikvision accumulated a total operating income

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Enhancing the thrill of the race

Central to the Italian motor racing scene, Gruppo Peroni Race organises very high-level car championships in the Imola, Vallelunga and Monza Italian racing circuits. For thirty years in the sector, the activity of the Peroni Race Group includes various championships and numerous special events such as endurance tests. When they wanted to open up the racing experience to more members of the public, they turned to a solution using Hikvision products.

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Ben Speakman has been appointed UK Country Manager for Hanwha Techwin

Ben, who until recently was Sales Director, UK North for Avigilon, is a seasoned sales professional who has worked within the electronic security industry for over 16 years. Reporting to Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe, Ben will be responsible for developing and driving a sales growth strategy to ensure the company continues to succeed within the highly competitive UK video surveillance market. “I am very

IDIS highlights how surveillance captures human kindness with its 'Create a Better World' campaign

IDIS is highlighting the more caring side of surveillance technology as it launches a new initiative to support a deserving charity or community group with the donation of an advanced video system. While security professionals are already aware of the good that CCTV continually does, in the public imagination video footage is all too often associated with the darker side of human nature and criminality. But video surveillance can equally

OPTEX exclusive

It was 40 years ago, in a coffee house in Kyoto, that the idea of OPTEX was born. Toru Kobayashi, an electronics engineer, had a vision for a new business, a business that had sensing technology at its heart, precision technology that could detect the ‘status’ and ‘changes’ of people and things. Fast-forward to 2019, and this vision is still as important today as it always was, and OPTEX has

AI-powered security solution helps public housing development reduce crime

Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”), a Motorola Solutions company, have announced that the New Bedford Housing Authority (“NBHA”) in Massachusetts, USA has selected Avigilon video security solutions to help improve safety and reduce crime within its community. With close to 1,750 federal public housing units and 748 state aided units, the NBHA services over 6,000 individuals by providing safe, well-maintained and affordable housing units. New Bedford has faced challenges related to crime, which prompted the

New IDIS Micro Dome ideal for high end settings

The compact design of the DC-C4212RX allows for faster and more convenient installation and is the perfect choice for retail and discrete security applications. The new DC-C4212RX 2MP micro dome camera is the latest addition to the DirectIP® line up from IDIS, which is South Korea’s largest in-country manufacturer of surveillance technology. The compact design of the DC-C4212RX makes it the best choice for understated, less noticeable installation.  The neat

Takex at IFSEC 2019

Whilst at IFSEC, we spoke to Takex, the leading manufacturer of security and industrial sensors, specialising in active infrared beams for perimeter protection, and outdoor PIR for CCTV activation and intruder detection. Products that Takex were showcasing included their MS-12 Dual-Zone system, which reduces false alarms for reliable outdoor detection, and their new Pr-30BE near infrared beam interruption system, which uses Time of Flight technology to determine detecting distance with

Mapping, Monitoring, and Managing Security simplified with latest release of Synergy 3

Synectics has commenced the roll-out of Synergy 3 2019, the latest release of its command and control platform for demanding surveillance and security environments. Introducing enhanced customisable mapping, camera management, and third-party integration capabilities, the feature-rich platform is the most customer-centric iteration of the software to date and aims to make the Synergy 3 experience more user-friendly. The new release will be available across Synectics’ key markets, spanning transportation, infrastructure,

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