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What’s new with biometrics?
What’s new with biometrics?

Technological leaps in the last several decades have revolutionised biometrics. The technologies are constantly evolving, spanning facial recognition to iris scanning to fingerprints, to provide new levels of security and convenience. Biometrics are everywhere, from smartphones to border control, constantly evolving to meet the needs of our increasingly digital world. They are also more accurate and easier to use than ever. We asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable: What’s new with biometrics?

Which standards have had the greatest positive impact on physical security?
Which standards have had the greatest positive impact on physical security?

In the complex world of physical security systems, standards can enable disparate systems to be combined to function together as a cohesive whole. Standards help to ensure that all the “pieces” fit together to create a clear, unified picture. More broadly speaking, standards also play a role in ensuring best practices are deployed in a range of security-related situations. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Which standards have had the greatest positive impact on physical security?

How mobile technology is redefining duty of care in organisations by Mark Niblett
How mobile technology is redefining duty of care in organisations by Mark Niblett

When a bomb detonated in the Port of Beirut, I had hundreds of employees under my care inside the blast zone. Within just two hours, I was able to determine who was impacted, understand their safety conditions, and share resources for on-the-ground support—all thanks to mobile technology. For Chief Security Officers, receiving calls like these launches a variety of protocols and necessary decision-making with the safety and security of people and assets as a top priority. And these calls are only becoming more common. Dependence on threat intelligence Mobile phones have dominated the post-COVID environment where people work from anywhere Threats ranging from natural disasters to geopolitical conflicts are becoming more frequent and complicate the responsibility organisations have in keeping their people safe. To meet these needs CSO’s are staying ahead of negative outcomes through creating a greater dependence on threat intelligence. In these times, effective, real-time risk management depends on hyper-local data from technology that is accessible, portable, and dynamic–such as cell phones. Mobile phones have revolutionised the way people live and work. They allow us all to walk around with a computer in our pocket, bringing the world to our fingertips and eliminating digital borders for over 90% of the world's population. Mobile phones have dominated the post-COVID environment where people work from anywhere and have geographically distributed teams but are also more vulnerable to threatening events. Mobile-friendly risk management platforms Mobile technology assigns workers with easy entry to data that can help keep them and their teams safe As we approach 2024, many organisations are adopting comprehensive risk management tools that empower personnel across the organisation with the intelligence and knowledge they need to stay safe wherever they are.  Mobile-friendly risk management platforms, such as Crisis24 Horizon, provide always-on awareness, on-hand threat intelligence, and immediate communications and distress signalling through location monitoring. Users receive location risk assessments and push notifications directly to their devices about nearby issues and threats no matter if they are on or off the job. While only select risk managers have complete control of the platform and all sensitive employee data is protected through encryption, the app distributes critical intel to foster a culture of shared awareness and responsibility. Thus, mobile technology empowers employees with easy access to information that can help keep them and their teams safe. Creating a culture of mobile technology adoption In the last few years, the world has proven the importance of being well-informed of risks and mitigation plans to minimise harm. However, psychological barriers tend to trump physical barriers when it comes to accessing the vast array of tools our mobile devices offer. World has proven the matter of being well-informed of risks and relief plans to minimise harm Adopting this technology and establishing a culture that enforces risk management across an organisation is a daunting challenge that demands substantial commitment from leadership to be successful. Some companies have tackled this challenge by positioning security technology as part of the organisation’s employee benefits package, such as commuter benefits and health insurance, to encourage people to take advantage of these resources and learn how to use them.   Cohesive risk management culture Technology is only as effective as the people whose actions it informs, which is why adoption and integration are so important. When a cohesive risk management culture meets a powerful technology platform, individuals are enabled to receive threat alerts and counter their impacts, letting others know when and how to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their team.  For more information on mobile technology and other security trends, check out the Global Risk Forecast, an annual report by Crisis24 that provides a comprehensive analysis of key events around the world most likely to affect operations in the coming year.

Is “frictionless access control” a reality or an empty promise?
Is “frictionless access control” a reality or an empty promise?

Frictionless systems provide access to a building without interfering at all with a user’s entry experience. Frictionless access means you can automatically pass through a gate without showing a credential or otherwise engaging, and with the system recognising who you are and allowing you to pass. In true frictionless access, everything works seamlessly, with unauthorised people obviously barred. But how close are we to realising frictionless access control? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Is frictionless access control a reality or an empty promise?

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New Johnson Controls FX90 supervisory controller maximises building automation performance, reliability and flexibility
New Johnson Controls FX90 supervisory controller maximises building automation performance, reliability and flexibility

Johnson Controls, the global pioneer for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, launches the Facility Explorer FX90 Supervisory Controller, packed with unique, advanced features to make building automation easier, smarter and more cost-efficient.  The FX90 represents the next generation of Facility Explorer supervisory controllers designed to streamline and automate workflows to increase building automation performance with minimal maintenance. Responsive user interface “Every aspect of the FX90 controller was designed with the user in mind,” said Kaishi Zhang, global vice president of product management, Building Automation Systems and Controls at Johnson Controls. “From start-up and commissioning to its responsive user interface and the highly scalable design, the FX90 simplifies each process to drive building performance now and in the future.” IoT-embedded controller The IoT-embedded controller seamlessly connects as many as 200 equipment controllers This latest evolution of the Facility Explorer platform delivers unmatched additional value with more than 20 exclusive productivity tools within the FX Appliance built on top of the proven Niagara Framework®.  These enable system integrators to quickly establish a system configuration database in minutes using automatic tagging, auto-generated 3D graphics and more to save time and money. The IoT-embedded controller seamlessly connects as many as 200 equipment controllers, creating a robust control supervision and network management system. Key benefits of the FX90 controller The FX90 features a one-size-fits-all hardware platform with modular accessories and flexible device/point licencing that enables it to handle building automation jobs of any size and complexity. Some of the key benefits of the FX90 controller include: Creates powerful, future-ready buildings: Increased computing power with 2 GB memory and 8 GB storage provides faster boot-up and station startup, quicker data access and decision making along with plenty of storage for backups, point history and future upgrades. Seamless integration: FX Workbench Import Managers and N2 protocol drivers enable easy integrations, including added support for the TEC3000 Series Thermostat Controller. Maximises scalability: The controller scales from basic to complex applications with a single hardware platform, using orderable devices and point licencing. Licence upgrades can be purchased as future needs arise. Enhanced user experience: An optimised graphical user interface makes operation easier to help reduce the learning curve and human error. Legacy FX80 controller The FX90 Supervisory Controller replaces the legacy FX80 controller, which will be phased out in 2025. The FX90 uses the same footprint, wiring connection location and orientation as the FX80, and is fully compatible with all existing expansion modules to enable a seamless drop-in replacement or upgrade. Future-proofing the system now allows for a long operational life and makes future updates easier. 

Labcraft launch Banksman Plug & Play solution for manufacturers and installers at RTX Show
Labcraft launch Banksman Plug & Play solution for manufacturers and installers at RTX Show

At this year’s Road Transport Expo, Labcraft, the industry-pioneering designers and manufacturers of LED lighting for commercial vehicles, is presenting its latest Banksman lighting systems alongside a new range of compatible harness kits, designed to save time and money during installation. Available in four models – BM2, BM3, BM4, and BM6 - Labcraft’s innovative Banksman lighting solutions deliver additional bright light around the vehicle, helping drivers to manoeuvre more easily and with confidence – both in open and confined spaces. They are proven to be an effective contributor to safety and cost reduction in the commercial vehicle industry and beyond. Regulation 23-compliant lamp Labcraft is introducing a new range of preassembled electrical harness kits In this regard, with over 30,000 installations, ranging from large fleets to single vehicles, operators who have fitted the Regulation 23-compliant lamp are reporting that safer manoeuvring has resulted in a significant reduction in costs associated with accident damage and vehicle downtime. Now, to make Banksman even easier to fit for vehicle manufacturers, operators, and workshops alike, Labcraft is introducing a new range of preassembled electrical harness kits which, says the company helps to reduce installation time and ensure long-term reliability for all vehicles - from rigids and urban vehicles, to trailers up to 13.6 m. Brighter lights for safer work Visitors to the Labcraft stand will also be able to see a selection of Labcraft’s high-intensity low-voltage LED lighting solutions or even build their own with the new Labcraft Product Configurator. Come to see the Labcraft team on 4th-6th June in Hall 1, stand R17. All Labcraft lights are designed for interior and exterior van, truck and trailer applications including general haulage, temperature-controlled, emergency, waste and road maintenance. They are produced at the company’s ISO9001/14001 facility in Saffron Walden, Essex, where they follow an environmentally conscious and responsible manufacturing process.

Videx Security’s latest Mifare proximity reader for advanced access control solutions
Videx Security’s latest Mifare proximity reader for advanced access control solutions

Videx Security, a provider of access control and door entry solutions, has announced the launch of its XPROX-MO, a cutting-edge panel mount Mifare proximity reader. Designed for use with the Videx WS4 web server access control system and compatible with third-party access control systems supporting the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), the XPROX-MO offers unparalleled flexibility and security for modern access control needs. Versatile compatibility and installation The XPROX-MO reader supports a wide range of Mifare cards and tags, including Classic, Plus, Desfire, and Ultralight. It is also compatible with high-security applications utilising Desfire cards where data encryption is achieved using 128-bit AES on both the reader and cards/tags. The reader’s design aligns with the UK industry standard, fitting a 40mm x 40mm cutout, making it ideal for both new installations and retrofits. Robust security features Featuring IP65 ingress protection, the XPROX-MO is built to withstand harsh environments, ensuring reliable operation in various conditions. The reader includes three status indication LEDs (green for access granted, red for access denied, and amber for standby) and an internal buzzer for clear audible feedback, enhancing user experience and security. Advanced configuration and connectivity XPROX-MO is equipped with a built-in micro-USB connection for easy configuration and firmware updates The XPROX-MO is equipped with a built-in micro-USB connection for easy configuration and firmware updates. Its RS485 connectivity ensures seamless integration with both Videx WS4 and third-party access control systems. The reader also supports multiple proximity card formats, including HID iClass CSN and NTAG, providing extensive compatibility for diverse applications. Flexible and secure access control solution Rob Sands, Videx’s Technical Director, said, “Our goal with the XPROX-MO is to provide a flexible and secure access control solution that meets the evolving needs of our customers." "The combination of advanced features, robust security, and ease of integration makes this reader an excellent choice for a wide range of entry applications.” Key features Ingress protection: IP65 rated for dust and water resistance. Multi-purpose support: Compatible with various Mifare card formats and high-security Desfire applications. Easy integration: Fits a standard 40mm x 40mm cutout, suitable for new and retrofit installations. Status indications: LED lights and buzzer for clear access status. Advanced configuration: Micro-USB input for easy setup and updates. Robust performance: Operates effectively in temperatures ranging from -15°C to +50°C.

Establishing HIPAA compliance in video surveillance for healthcare settings
Establishing HIPAA compliance in video surveillance for healthcare settings

Hospitals are turning to video technology to enhance patient care and safety with the rising demand for healthcare services and the ongoing battle against staffing shortages. However, hospitals looking to expand their video technology must ensure their surveillance systems are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Being HIPAA compliant helps protect patient privacy and safeguard sensitive health information. This is non-negotiable in the digital age. With the increasing adoption of healthcare video analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, it’s more crucial than ever to strike the right balance between leveraging technology and maintaining HIPAA compliance. This article explores how they can establish a HIPAA-compliant video surveillance system for the healthcare facility. HIPAA compliance in video surveillance Video analytics in healthcare systems must be set up in a way that saves patient privacy at every turn HIPAA extends beyond paperwork and digital records — its regulations include video surveillance and electronically protected health information (ePHI) in healthcare settings. While HIPAA does not specifically address video surveillance, its requirements for privacy and security of PHI affect how it should be implemented. This means anything that could identify a patient, whether their name, medical history or face in a video, falls under HIPAA’s watchful gaze. Now, when they’re thinking about bolstering the hospital’s video technology, ensuring that the video surveillance systems play by HIPAA’s rules is essential. This involves verifying that the cameras, recording devices and any healthcare video analytics tools they might use are all HIPAA-compliant. Video analytics in healthcare systems must be set up in a way that protects patient privacy at every turn. Some ways include encrypting recorded footage, restricting access to authorised personnel or blurring out identifying features. HIPAA requirements in video surveillance The following practices help ensure video technology usage complies with HIPAA’s overarching goals: Limiting PHI exposure: Place video surveillance in a way that reduces the possibility of collecting PHI unless necessary for a specific, justifiable purpose. Some settings to avoid include places where PHI is likely to be accessible or discussed, such as treatment areas or screen displays. Access control: Access to video material should be managed and limited to authorised personnel only. This aligns with HIPAA’s mandate to create technical policies and procedures restricting ePHI access to authorised individuals. Encryption and security: Video data should be encrypted in transit and at rest, mainly if it could capture PHI. Encryption keys should protect against unauthorised access, tampering and loss. Data retention and disposal: Set up policies for video footage retention and disposal. This security measure ensures it’s kept no longer than necessary and disposed of securely to prevent unauthorised access to PHI. Breach notification: If a breach occurs, then facilities must reference the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. This rule requires they to notify affected individuals, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and, in some cases, the media. Training and policies: Staff should be trained on proper video surveillance system usage. Additionally, they should set up policies regarding using, accessing and monitoring video surveillance to protect PHI. Physical safeguards: Camera placement and the physical security of the video surveillance system should be considered to prevent unauthorised viewing or tampering. Eight best practices for adopting video analytics Beyond the foundational HIPAA considerations, there are additional best practices to consider. With these concerns in mind, hospital administrators can improve compliance, protect patient privacy and use video surveillance technology effectively and ethically. Vendor Agreements: If a third-party provider offers or manages the video surveillance system, a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is required. This agreement assures that the vendor follows HIPAA requirements for protecting and handling PHI. Regular Audits and Assessments: Conduct security risk assessments and audits of the system to identify vulnerabilities and assess compliance with HIPAA regulations. These audits should include reviewing who has accessed video data, and ensuring access controls function as intended. It should also involve verifying that physical and technical safeguards are adequate. Incident Response Plan: Develop and implement an incident response plan. Ensure the response plan includes procedures for responding to security incidents that may affect the confidentiality, integrity or availability of video data containing ePHI. This plan should also outline steps for mitigating risks, documenting incidents and reporting breaches in compliance with HIPAA requirements. Notice of Privacy Practices: Ensure the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) reflects the potential for video recording in areas where patients are treated or where PHI may be disclosed. Patients should be informed about how their information — including video recordings — may be used. Patients should also be aware of their rights regarding those recordings. Consent and Signage: In some cases, it may be necessary or required to acquire explicit consent from patients or to display signage informing them of video surveillance. This depends on state regulations and the specific contexts in which video surveillance is used in healthcare facilities. State Laws and Regulations: Be aware of and comply with state-specific laws and regulations regarding video surveillance in healthcare settings. Some states may have more stringent requirements than HIPAA regarding patient consent, the use of video recordings or privacy protections. Integration With Other Security Measures: Ensure that video surveillance is integrated into the broader security and privacy framework. This approach includes aligning video surveillance practices with other physical and technical safeguards to protect PHI. These safeguards have secure communication channels, data encryption, and access control systems. Training and Awareness: Provide ongoing training and awareness programs for staff about the proper usage of video surveillance systems. These trainings can include the importance of protecting patient privacy, and the legal requirements surrounding PHI. AI and HIPAA compliance in healthcare These AI solutions help streamline guard operations and allow them to respond quickly to incidents Technology continuously evolves and they’ve seen increasing usage of artificial intelligence (AI). But how is AI used in healthcare? How is it used for video surveillance in healthcare settings? Imagine having a virtual assistant that constantly watches over the video footage, analysing it in real-time to flag any potential HIPAA violations. That’s where AI-driven analytics come in. These algorithms can automatically detect and redact sensitive information from the surveillance footage. This helps ensure that only authorised personnel can access it. But AI doesn’t stop there. With AI-powered remote monitoring solutions, they can monitor the surveillance cameras anywhere, anytime, from the device. These AI solutions help streamline surveillance operations and allow them to respond quickly to incidents or security breaches. See AI as giving the healthcare facility’s security system a high-tech upgrade that can help automate compliance tasks, improve data security and streamline surveillance operations. Enhance HIPAA compliance with AI and security technology Healthcare facilities can comply with HIPAA requirements with video analytics and AI-driven solutions while streamlining their surveillance operations. If they’re considering upgrading the facility’s video technology, partner with BCD. They offer innovative security solutions tailored to the unique needs of healthcare facilities. The solutions boast features like NDAA compliance, cyber-hardened hardware and validated integration with top VMS and analytics solutions. By exploring and adopting BCD’s solutions, hospital admins can enhance patient care, improve operational efficiency and build a safer, smarter healthcare environment.

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Indian Railways boosts security with Herta's facial recognition technology
Indian Railways boosts security with Herta's facial recognition technology

In a groundbreaking initiative to bolster security measures, Indian Railways has successfully implemented Herta's state-of-the-art facial recognition solutions across its extensive network of train stations in the Eastern region. This transformative project marks a significant step towards ensuring the safety and well-being of passengers and staff throughout the railway system. The project becomes the largest one in the world in the transport sector. Herta has also been awarded two more regions that will be implemented after the Eastern one. Facial recognition technology The deployment of Herta's cutting-edge facial recognition technology is part of IndianRailways' commitment to embracing advanced solutions for enhancing security. By leveraging Herta's expertise, the railway network aims to create a safer environment for passengers, mitigate potential security threats, and streamline operational efficiency. Key features Key features of Herta's facial recognition solutions implemented at 230 train stations using thousands of video surveillance cameras include: Real-time Identification: Herta's technology provides real-time facial identification capabilities, allowing for swift and accurate recognition of individuals within the train station premises. Enhanced Security: The implementation of facial recognition enhances security by automatically identifying and alerting authorities about the presence of individuals with potential security concerns, contributing to the overall safety of passengers and staff. Efficient Monitoring: Herta's system enables efficient monitoring of the train stations, offering a proactive approach to security management. The technology assists in the quick response to incidents and ensures a rapid resolution of security issues. User-Friendly Interface: The intuitive user interface of Herta's solutions facilitates easy integration with existing security systems, providing a seamless experience for railway personnel responsible for monitoring and managing security. Stringent security requirements Mr. Rahat Jain, IDIS INDIA - MD, expressed his enthusiasm about the successful implementation, stating, "We are delighted to announce the successful integration of Herta's facial recognition solutions at Indian Railways." Startologic, the official partner overseeing the deployment of Herta's facial recognition solutions at Indian Railways, is proud to be part of this transformative project. The successful implementation showcases the capability of Herta's technology to meet the stringent security requirements of one of the world's largest railway networks.

Olivet Community Schools to deploy ZeroEyes AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness platform
Olivet Community Schools to deploy ZeroEyes AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness platform

ZeroEyes, the creators of the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation announced that its proactive gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution will be deployed by Michigan’s Olivet Community Schools to protect students and faculty against gun-related violence. The school was approved for the State’s dedicated grant funding, enabling Olivet to implement ZeroEyes. Olivet Community School Olivet Community School comprises an elementary school, as well as a middle and high school that is located at the same complex. According to The Gun Violence Research Center, 55% of the incidents analysed in Michigan educational systems were spontaneous attacks and 42% involved former students. To combat the rising threat of violence, the district has been bolstering its safety and security efforts by installing an access control system and brand-new digital cameras, along with the deployment of ZeroEyes. Multi-layered security framework "We've always maintained a multi-layered security framework, from our security camera and access control system to CRG maps for first responders, and adding ZeroEyes significantly strengthens our preparedness," said John Mertz, Superintendent of Olivet Community Schools. "While this technology greatly enhances our security, we hope we never have to use it in a real-world situation." AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZOC staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. veterans ZeroEyes’ AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software layers onto existing digital security cameras. If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Centre (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. military and law enforcement veterans. If these experts determine that the threat is valid, they dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence including visual description, gun type, and last known location to local law enforcement and the district's school resource officers as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection. Proactive safety measures "We applaud Olivet Community Schools for their proactive approach to safety," said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. "Our AI gun detection technology is a vital layer in fortifying the security of both students and staff."

Veronafiere boost security with Dallmeier's Panomera® cameras
Veronafiere boost security with Dallmeier's Panomera® cameras

Every year, the Veronafiere exhibition centre and its conference centre host an average of 35 exhibitions and 50 conventions. Among the successful and best-known events, Vinitaly, Marmomac, Fieracavalli, Fieragricola, Samoter, Progetto Fuoco, and MotorBike Expo stand out. These events attract up to 800,000 trade fair visitors and exhibitors every year. To ensure security for the outdoor areas of the brand new “Gallerie Mercatali” in Verona, Veronafiere again decided to install a Dallmeier video security system with Panomera® cameras. Trade fairs and events Veronafiere S.p.A. is an international group that has been organising trade fairs and events “connecting people, nations, and different businesses” since 1898. The trade fair site of Veronafiere with its various exhibition halls stands in the centre of the Italian city of Verona.  Dallmeier video security system The high-tech solution also allows for objective management of any complaints Precisely to ensure greater safety for its guests, since 2016 Veronafiere implemented a Dallmeier video security system with a total of 15 Panomera® cameras.  The initiative protects as much as possible both exhibitors, starting from the stand set-up phase, and visitors and operators, during the events. This high-tech solution also allows for objective management of any complaints, in a rapid, reassuring, and unequivocal way. “Recognition” with a minimum number of cameras In 2021 the Dallmeier Panomera® video coverage was also extended to the spaces of the “Gallerie Mercatali” of Verona, transformed by Veronafiere into additional exhibition and meeting spaces serving business and the city, after a long conservative restoration intervention of the two archaeological industrial structures. “The purpose of the video system is to minimise the hazards from vandalism, theft, and unauthorised entry, even when no trade fairs or events are taking place. At the same time, Veronafiere wanted to watch over the adjacent parking area,” says Simone Sterza, System Engineer of Italsicurezza, installer and system integrator who collaborates with Dallmeier.  Price-performance ratio “It was just as important to the customer to have the best possible price-performance ratio: Veronafiere wanted to have 'Recognition' image quality according to DIN 62676‐4 over the entire area to be monitored, with the smallest number of cameras possible and low total operating costs.” Furthermore, the system should also offer high availability and have comprehensive data protection and data security functions. Any number of “virtual PTZs” and just one Allen key To find a video solution that satisfies the requirements profile, Veronafiere instituted a call for tenders To find a video solution that satisfies the requirements profile, Veronafiere instituted a call for tenders, which was won by the Italian general contractor Cubi S.r.l. One of the main reasons the contract was awarded to Cubi was that as a customer of Italsicurezza, it was able to offer the patented “Panomera®” multifocal sensor cameras. High-resolution images The remarkable feature of the Panomera® cameras is that they can capture long distances and large expanses in high resolution. To do this, they combine up to seven detail sensors having various focal lengths with an overview sensor in one optical unit. The result is a homogeneous, high-resolution total image covering the entire area that is to be captured. 4K cameras The benefit in this case is equivalent to combining multiple 4K cameras with any number of “virtual” PTZ systems but with significantly lower total operating costs. The reason for this is that, apart from fewer cameras, users also need considerably less infrastructure, such as cables, masts, networks, and monitors, to be able to see everything that is happening. Mountera® mounting “Besides their well-known image quality, the thing I found particularly surprising about the new Dallmeier Panomera® cameras was how quickly and easily we were able to mount them,” declares Simone Sterza, System Engineer with Italsicurezza. “Just a single Allen key size was needed for all of the main installation and adjustment work. Thanks to the Mountera® mounting system we were able to mount the cameras safely using just one technician, without needing any assistance from a second person.” Helpful extra services It was also a simple matter to integrate the new cameras and the IPS 10000 Recording Server The Dallmeier cameras capture the outdoor area of the Gallerie Mercatali in the resolution specified in the call for tenders. Italsicurezza was able to define this precisely for the entire area of 10,625 m2 using Dallmeier planning software. It was also a simple matter to integrate the new cameras and the IPS 10000 Recording Server into the existing Dallmeier system.  Panomera® S8, S4, and single-sensor cameras Accordingly, Veronafiere only needs two Panomera® S8, three Panomera® S4, and two single-sensor cameras to secure the whole outdoor area of the Gallerie Mercatali and keep a reliable watch over everything that is happening over the entire area. To take advantage of the expanded video system from the very beginning, the security personnel at Veronafiere received thorough training from the team of Dallmeier Italy. Privacy & Security by Design These days, the Veronafiere control centre houses just three workstations, with which the authorised security personnel can observe the entire outdoor area of the trade fair site live and access camera recordings. RAID-6 storage ensures high availability of the recordings.  To satisfy Italian data protection regulations, the system deletes the recordings of the camera images automatically after seven days.  VCA or AI-based video analysis Searches for specific incidents could also be carried out even more rapidly Moreover, the modular nature of the system allows “upgrades on demand”: this means that Veronafiere could also implement Video Content Analyse (VCA) or AI-based video analysis applications to enable automatic reporting of unauthorised access to “sterile areas” (i.e., areas in which people and objects are not permitted to remain). Searches for specific incidents could also be carried out even more rapidly. Video system for safe events “The Dallmeier system”, ends Simone Sterza, “helps to ensure that exhibitors and visitors have an untroubled, enjoyable trade fair experience.”

Matrix network cameras and SATATYA SAMAS-video management software secure one of the busiest airports in India
Matrix network cameras and SATATYA SAMAS-video management software secure one of the busiest airports in India

The airport, named after a notable historical figure, serves as a key transportation hub for both domestic and seasonal international flights in its region. Serving over 11 lakh passengers a year, it ranks as one of the busiest airports in terms of passenger and aircraft movements. The terminal building at this airport is spread over 26,936 square metres and has 14 check-in counters, four immigration counters for departures, and six immigration counters for arrivals. Located near major transportation arteries, it offers convenient access to travellers from various directions. Business scenario They required a robust video surveillance solution that could ensure 24x7 recording capabilities With a growing number of passengers and flights at the airport, a new terminal was recently constructed at this airport. To facilitate the security of passengers and staff at this terminal building, they required a robust video surveillance solution that could ensure 24x7 recording capabilities. Without adequate surveillance coverage, this airport was vulnerable to security threats such as perimeter breaches, theft, vandalism, and terrorist activities. Challenges Ensuring passenger and staff safety: Being one of the busiest airports in the state, the absence of a video surveillance system was risking the safety of passengers and staff from potential threats like theft of personal belongings or other such criminal activities. Continuous monitoring with redundancy: The airport wanted continuous 24x7 monitoring with a dual setup ensuring that surveillance operations continued uninterrupted even in the event of equipment failure or maintenance downtime. Ensuring cargo safety: The airport faced challenges in ensuring the safety and security of cargo pioneering to risks such as theft, tampering, and damage during handling and transportation processes. Regulatory non-compliance risk: Without adequate surveillance systems, the airport was facing the risk of non-compliance with security regulations, which could lead to penalties and legal liabilities. Solution The entire airport terminal was covered with Matrix Project Series Bullet, Dome, and PTZ Cameras to provide extensive coverage.  Matrix Project Series Bullet IP Cameras were deployed in/at: Outdoor public spaces such as drop-off zones and walkways: To monitor crowd movements and enhance overall security. Cargo handling areas: To monitor the loading and unloading of cargo and ensure compliance with security protocols. Matrix Project Series Dome IP Cameras were deployed in/at: Main entrances and exits: To monitor the flow of passengers and detect any suspicious behaviour. Check-in counters: To oversee passenger interactions and baggage handling. Baggage claim areas: To monitor baggage claim areas and prevent theft or tampering of luggage. Retail areas: Placed in retail shops and duty-free zones to deter shoplifting and ensure security for both customers and staff. Matrix PTZ Cameras were deployed at: Elevated structures overlooking runways and aprons: To provide a panoramic view enabling operators to zoom in on specific aircraft or incidents. These cameras also aided in monitoring critical infrastructure such as control towers, fuelling stations, and power substations, providing close-up views for detailed inspection and surveillance. Monitoring and managing video surveillance SATATYA SAMAS - Video Management Software was deployed at two sites within the terminal Matrix SATATYA SAMAS - Video Management Software was deployed at two locations within the terminal. The first location served as a primary control centre for monitoring and managing video surveillance feeds, and coordinating security responses. The second location served as a secondary control centre. This could be used in case of failures or emergencies at the primary control centre, ensuring the continuity of surveillance operations. Also, different users at two different locations could manage and monitor the camera streams, if needed.  Products offered SATATYA SAMAS PLT (1 No.):  Enterprise Video Management Software  Matrix Licence Dongle 200  (1 No.): USB Dongle to Run Matrix SATATYA SAMAS   SATATYA SAMAS CAM20 (3 Nos.): Licence for Adding 20 Additional Cameras SATATYA SAMAS CAM5 (2 Nos.): Licence for Adding five Additional Cameras SATATYA SAMAS USER10 (1 No.): Three Concurrent User Licence for Smart Client and Mobile Client SATATYA CIDR20MVL12CWP (52 Nos.): 2MP IR Dome Motorised Varifocal 2.8-12 mm with Audio  SATATYA CIBR20MVL12CWP (14 Nos.): 2MP IR Bullet Motorised Varifocal 2.8-12 mm with Audio  SATATYA PZCR20ML33CWP (9 Nos.): 2MP PTZ Camera 33x Zoom with Audio  Benefits The superior image quality enabled security personnel to identify potential threats quickly Matrix IP Cameras provided full coverage at the new terminal building. The superior image quality enabled security personnel to identify potential threats quickly. The motorised varifocal lens in Matrix IP Cameras enabled zooming in for specific details when required. Matrix PTZ IP Cameras provided 360° surveillance and up to 33x zoom, providing perimeter security at the airport. Matrix IP Cameras are cyber-secure, complying with the OWASP ASVS 4.0 L2 norms, certified by STQC, Delhi. This helps in safeguarding sensitive surveillance footage, maintaining network integrity, and complying with stringent cybersecurity regulations. Matrix IP cameras are also NDAA compliant, which helped in meeting the regulatory standard requirements at the Airport. The dual setup of Matrix Video Management Software helped in providing redundancy to the surveillance system, ensuring continuous monitoring and recording even in the event of equipment failures, network disruptions, or other unforeseen circumstances. It also allowed for distributed monitoring and management capabilities, enhancing overall surveillance effectiveness. Features like Day Highlights and Time-lapse in Matrix Video Management Software aided airport security teams in leveraging intelligent search functionalities to conduct thorough investigations quickly.