News Feature | July 14, 2015

Access Control And Video Surveillance News From June 2015

By The Business Solutions Network

Access Control And Video Surveillance News

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in access control and video surveillance news, Samsung Techwin joins SYNNEX’ VISUALSolv Physical Security Lineup, Tyco Security releases new IP video solutions for SMBs, Exacq Technologies introduces camera links which allow exacqVision users to configure overlay controls that will display when hovering over a camera in live view, and Genetec expands support for body wearable cameras and unveils a new parking module. 

Samsung Techwin Joins SYNNEX’s VISUALSolv Physical Security Lineup

SYNNEX Corp. has signed Samsung Techwin to its VISUALSolv physical security solutions line card. This corresponds with both SYNNEX and Samsung’s respective strategies related to offering converged and connected solutions from a single source. SYNNEX also offers technical support and managed services for the security market through its SERVICESolv group. Customers can rely on this team to conduct pre-sales support, surveys and assessments, installations, implementations, and complementary services to support infrastructure requirements.

Tyco Security Unveils New IP Video Solutions For SMBs

Tyco Security Products has announced a new line of IP cameras and NVRs that meet the budget of SMBs, while satisfying their need for high-quality video surveillance. A new Essentials line has been added to the company’s Illustra IP camera portfolio featuring Essentials bullet and mini-dome cameras with IR and indoor mini-dome cameras. Available in 1 and 2 megapixel models, all three cameras offer H.264 and MJPEG dual-stream encoding, a 3.6mm fixed lens, and a maximum 30 images per second at 1080p or 720p.

The Essentials Outdoor Mini-Dome and Bullet cameras are equipped with IR illuminators, true day/night and wide dynamic range to capture quality video in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. With wide dynamic range capabilities, the Essentials Indoor Mini-Dome also captures video in changing lighting conditions, making it ideal for a range of indoor applications.

The second part of the low-cost IP surveillance equation, Tyco Security Products’ new brand of Holis NVRs, features 1080p resolution and video search and export functions. Four- and 8-channel models provide a recording solution for applications such as independent retailers, small offices, and restaurants. Equipped with 4 and 8 POE ports respectively, the Holis NVRs are designed to support small camera count installations in an economical and efficient manner.

Exacq Technologies Helps Improve Response Time To Critical Events

With its new exacqVision 7.0, Exacq Technologies introduced camera links, which allow exacqVision users to configure overlay controls that will display when hovering over a camera in live view. This feature gives users the ability to adjust the overlay text color, font, style, transparency, and location on screen to fit any of their camera views. The created camera links are visible across all client sessions and in all layouts and view configurations. Camera Links puts exacqVision users most needed commands at their fingertips and improves their response time to critical alarms and events.

Genetec Expands Support For Body Wearable Cameras, Unveils New Parking Module

Genetec has announced that the latest version of its Security Center (5.3 SR1) now supports the import and archiving of video content recorded from a variety of body wearable cameras, including B-CAM, GoPro, Vievu, and Zepcam. Law enforcement, public safety agencies, and security departments will now be able to complement their existing surveillance operations with wearable cameras, and centralize all archives and evidence within a single video management platform.

In addition to the ability to import offline video recorded on body wearable cameras, Security Center also enables officers and security personnel to stream live video over a cellular or wireless network, from Zepcam devices, or from their smartphone using Security Center Mobile to provide a real-time view of events in the field.

Additionally, Genetec announced AutoVu Free-Flow, a new parking enforcement module for the Genetec AutoVu automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solution. The new AutoVu Free-Flow module will help increase parking enforcement efficiency by providing a real-time inventory of vehicles parked illegally in monitored parking lots. With AutoVu Free-Flow, parking officers will be able to easily identify lots with unenforced violations and dynamically adjust their patrol routes to maximize violation capture rates.