DESIGNED to unify access control, IP video and intrusion for small to medium-sized businesses, Intevo seamlessly integrates the Kantech EntraPass software with exacqVision VMS software into a single solution.
Intevo also includes support for DSC PowerSeries and MAXSYS alarm panel integration, giving users plug-and-play capability. The exacqVision software features SpeedSearch, where video frames automatically populate on the screen upon conducting a search and advance as the timeline cursor is moved. Users can also begin an investigation while video is still downloading, providing faster access to the necessary evidence, particularly for low bandwidth connections.
FLUKE Networks LinkSprinter provides technicians comprehensive network troubleshooting in as little as 9 seconds.
The tester features a 1-button, auto-test design allowing security installers to simply plug in the Ethernet cable they’re working with to do a full health check.
There are 5 tri-colored LEDs (Internet, Gateway, DHCP, Link, and PoE) on the LinkSprinter that help installers troubleshoot various network issues.
When you plug in Ethernet switches, they send out a port advertisement – this is either called CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) or LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) – and in that information packet is a lot of info about the slot port that you’re plugged into, the VLAN you’re on and the exact switch you’ve plugged into.
It’s not released yet but I got a sneak preview of Inner Range’s latest development, Webtegriti, a browser-based security and access control system that simplifies installation and management of small electronic security solutions.
AT its core, Webtegriti is a controller in a compact poly housing incorporating browser-based software and everything else required for a small access control solution. The solution will support doors, cameras and alarm inputs – features and scalability will be finalised by a focus group of installers in the next month or so. The completed core comms for expansion is RS-485 and support for other comms technologies is also in development.
Given some of the cloud-ward movements going on in the market it makes sense that Inner Range should cover this base. That it can do so with a solution like Webtegriti shows the value of owning a serious engineering capability.
Ingram Micro has established a Physical Security Division in Australia specialising in physical security solutions, such as IP monitoring and IP video surveillance, and has been appointed Australian distribution partner by Axis Communications.
“We are very fortunate to be working with Axis Communications,” says David Charlton, business manager for Ingram Micro’s new Physical Security Division. “Axis is the market-leader in IP-video solutions for security.”
Axis Communications ANZ and Oceania country manager, Wai King Wong, says Axis is very pleased to be working with Ingram Micro to distribute its products into the Australian market.
“We work with Ingram Micro in several other countries around the world, so we’re really pleased to be working together in Australia too,” says Wong. “Ingram Micro has a deep and sophisticated understanding of our business and of the local market.
ALLIED Telesis has announced the appointment of EOS Australia as an authorised distributor for the Australian market.
Allied Telesis has an industry-wide reputation for providing best of breed switching solutions – particularly for demanding multicast applications such as IP surveillance solutions.
According to Tooma Chong, with the increasing prevalence of IP-based surveillance and access control solutions, EOS is well positioned to assist Allied Telesis identify new business opportunities and to drive significant growth throughout Australia.
“EOS provides its business partners with a single point of contact for a complete complete array surveillance and access control solutions and services,” Chong says.
“This new relationship allows EOS business partners to quickly and easily add Allied Telesis solutions to their existing product and solution offerings.”
The Australian Coalition Government’s rapid move to shut down installation of the current National Broadband Network and move to an entirely different model may save money in the short term but it will hamper expansion and uptake of electronic security systems for decades to come.
NO doubt about it, the biggest news in monitoring this month is the new government’s quick action on the plan to cut back the $A45 billion national broadband network currently being rolled out across Australia. I think no matter which side of the political divide you sit, the presence of reliable, high-speed, future-proof NBN infrastructure was an appealing thought to electronic security people. With 1Gpbs download and 400Mpbs upload to each site, it promised fast, secure and dependable comms. If properly installed and maintained, it would have lasted many, many decades.
THERE’S something ugly out there, something that highlights the vulnerability of our networked security devices. Something that demands electronic security people start thinking about IT security.
It’s Shodan, for Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network, a search engine contrived by John Matherly back in 2009. Shodan snuffles around searching for servers, computers, routers, web cams, security cameras, cars, heart monitors, networked alarm systems, traffic lights, power station controls - anything with an IP address.
This search engine employs filters to undertake its searches and it hunts for anything programmed to answer a request. Using it, hackers have access millions upon millions of unprotected or poorly protected network connected devices.
OUR cover story for September looks at the changes sweeping the IT industry, recognising that our symbiosis with IT means security electronics and networks people and their products cannot avoid being swept along for the ride.
While I was writing that feature I started thinking about the broader impact of technological change and how it’s likely to flow through over the next 5 years. For a start what’s interesting is that the technologies proliferating are those change the way people interact with information. That information might be data, friends, systems, video, music – it’s the interface that’s the key here.
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.