Caption: Kain Jarvis(l), Chris Goetze and Rob Stockini of Swinburne University with Manoj Jayasuriya of Omnivision, Michael Pazarcevic of Axis Communications, Daniel Miric – BP Department of Education representative and Helen Fotheringham, Kew East Prima
Integrator Omnivision and manufacturer Axis Communications have refurbished and installed IP cameras donated by Swinburne University at Kew East Primary School in Melbourne.
Kew East Primary School needed to strengthen its security system after a number incidents in the area. The cameras had previously been installed as part of Swinburne University’s safety and security system, Axis and Omnivision worked to refurbish the units to the point where they were at re-sale quality, and then donated them to Kew East Primary School.
Axis has also provided the school with a one-year warranty for the refurbished cameras.
Integrator Total Recall and 9 tech suppliers have donated a $US4 million security system to the Statue of Liberty. The system incorporates gear from Axis, BriefCam, Milestone, Pivot3, Scallop Imaging, Winsted and others.
Total Recall’s decision to donate a security system to the Statue of Liberty was interrupted by Hurricane Sandy, which obliterated much of Liberty Island’s aging infrastructure, according to a report in SSN. When the water went down U.S. Park Police was determined to have the statue re-opened as quickly as possible and set Total Recall and its supplier partners a fierce deadline.
Wine Ark in Alexandria in Sydney has installed a DigiTech access control and alarm system and management software, reporting through a Concept 3000 panel. An analogue CCTV solution handles local and remote video surveillance.
HOUSING and protecting hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fine wine, Wine Ark in Alexandria is located inside a towering concrete industrial unit with a very large and very heavy timber door clamped with a big FSH electromagnetic lock. You climb up onto a high-waisted concrete slab to reach this door so there’s no way anyone can break into the site using a motor vehicle.
Access control integrator W. F. O’Brien has installed Salto GEO locks fully integrated with the data-on-card Salto Virtual Network in heritage buildings at St Pauls College in Sydney.
ST Paul's College in Sydney, Australia, is an all-male Anglican residential college and affiliated with the University of Sydney. Founded in 1856, it is Australia's oldest university college and has nearly 200 residents, of whom about 150 are undergraduates; with the remainder being graduates undertaking further study or holding university positions.
The buildings at St Paul's College date from the late 1850s to the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s. There had been many changes to the locking installations over the years, meaning the college had ongoing problems with students losing keys giving them the expense of having to replace locks and keys on a regular basis.
Integrator Seneschal has installed a fibre optic LAN and an Inner Range Concept 4000 access control system at Air Liquide Australia’s Sunshine site. Also installed were Eko Tek mobile duress, Sentrol fixed duress, a Gallagher electric fence, access controlled gates, EVAC and plant monitoring, with all sub systems integrated with Concept.
ELECTRONIC security systems are changing. Modern solutions exhibit high levels of integration that place increasing levels of management and control into the hands of users and system operators. Underlying these performance increases is something fundamental to security and safety – an increase in the levels of situational awareness an integrated solution can provide.
The Bourbon duty manager Matt (l) with Brett Bradbury of PRV
Sydney’s iconic night spot, The Bourbon, has been fitted with a Milestone VMS and Sony cameras supplied by Video Security Products and installed by integrator, PRV. It's part of a major re-fit that has elevated The Bourbon from its seedy roots and brought some much needed mid-upper class to Kings Cross.
Opened back in 1967, the old Bourbon was a flypaper that caught Sydney’s nocturnal insects, its interior a shemozzle of everything that passed for authentic in a town then chronically unsure of its own identity. American owner Bernie Houghton filled the place with flotsam from the American South and the Vietnam War. The city provided the rest. A strange amalgam of toughs, drunks, cops drowning in moral relativism and punters bored senseless by a 1970s and 80s entertainment menu that featured suburban leagues clubs as the best of bad options.
Artisan Wine Storage was experiencing an increasing need to intensify its security surveillance system to reduce costs incurred from inefficient labor monitoring.
The company was looking for a surveillance solution that provided increased levels of control and flexibility for their warehouse security. Altech Computers was selected as a solution provider to design a suitable system, leveraging high resolution megapixel cameras connected to Aimetis Symphony. Aimetis Symphony was chosen due to its reliable VMS platform and for the added benefit of a simple mobile client allowing managers to access the security system through the free client software, Web interface as well as iPhone, iPad or any Android platform.
BRISBANE City Hall, presiding over bustling King George Square with entrances at King George Square and on Ann and Adelaide Sts, is listed by the Register of the National Estate and is one of Australia's most stately public buildings. But the 1930 building was constructed on wet ground and over decades this led to subsidence, concrete cancer and problems with corrosion in aging wiring.
A ground-up restoration was needed so the site closed at the end of December 2009, was completely gutted and rebuilt as closely as possible to Hall & Prentice's original specifications. The $A215 million restoration project was thorough in the extreme. Floorboards were taken up and re-milled; doors were removed, taken back to bare timber, repaired then re-hung; the Auditorium’s dome was structurally strengthened and its 4300-pipe organ was removed and fully restored.
A SECURITY management system is a nebulous thing. Flat explanations of potential functionalities fail to express the consolidation of ideas of company visionaries, engineers, integrators, end users and sweat-browed cable tuggers.
These inspirations are compounded and compressed over decades into a technological and operational bubble and squeak. A big system combines the mental burn, the hidden labour-lessons of thousands of people over hundreds of thousands of hours.
The enormity of synthesising the meaning of a big system then, is best expressed through its application as a solution. And that's even more the case when the solution being migrated is this one – the University of Western Sydney's epic Inner Range Concept access control, alarm and automation system. This UWS system was vast in scale and chronology, its controllers, devices and operational procedures layered in strata stretching back to 1999.
HELLERS Ltd is New Zealand’s largest producer of bacon, ham, and small goods. Its production facility at Kaiapoi, outside Christchurch, operates 24 hours a day. Safety of the company’s 400 staff is a major concern and a recent series of thefts and harassments prompted the requirement for a security system to ensure the safety.
Hellers required a CCTV system that could provide clear footage in low light conditions, could be installed easily and without expensive cabling and power supplies, and was cost effective to store, playback, and monitor. The cameras selected were also required to be strong and vandal resistant.
It goes without saying that the site demanded a rugged solution with the ability to handle extremes of weather, low light and backlight, depending on the location of camera installations. In a number of areas Mobotix hemispheric cameras have been pole-mounted to cover entire rooms.