Zaki Wazir of VSP (left) with Anthony Violi of Fusion Security
VIDEO Security Products reports it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Fusion Security, a division of Fusion Power Systems, a provider of CCTV systems and services, effective May, 1.
“This merger with Fusion Security, based in Melbourne and Perth, further strengthens our position in the security distribution market,” said VSP’s Zaki Wazir. “The combination of Fusion’s rapid growth along with master distribution agreements with Verint with our solid year on year growth will provide our clients the skills and expertise to ensure that projects are delivered on time, on budget and meet the expectations of all stake holders.
This partnership is also expected to result in greater efficiencies and significantly increase our market share.
Test target Norman in the firing line at the Camera Shootout pre-commissioning in Sydney
SECTECH is a combined roadshow that visits 5 cities in 2 weeks, drawing more than 1500 installers, integrators, consultants and end users to check out the latest electronic security solutions. Click Register then Checkout here for Sydney (here for other cities) and don’t miss out!
In 2017 our roadies include SecTech Camera Shootout sponsors Hills and Genetec, as well as Video Alarm Technologies, Consolidated Security Merchants, Honeywell Fire & Security. Bosch Security Products, LSC, CSD, Pelco, Video Security Products, C.R. Kennedy, Hikvision, ICT, Dahua, Mobotix, Tyco Security Products, BGWT, NX Witness and Q Security Systems.
FROM May 1, Consolidated Security Merchants reports it will be trading as a national electronic security and technology distributor at all branch locations previously occupied by Security Merchants Australia (SMA) in Qld, NSW, VIC, SA and WA.
“Moving forward, all key brands will be represented at these branches with an extended range of integrated access control, CCTV and security solutions,” said Wayne Trethowan general manager of CSM.
Vlado Damjanovski (left) and David Payne at Royal Randwick Racecourse
DALLMEIER’S huge Panomera surveillance solution will be put through its paces at SecTech Roadshow (register here!) in Sydney on May 4.
Panomera features a multifocal sensor system developed for the all-encompassing video surveillance of expansive areas - huge widths, as well large depths of field can be displayed in high resolution and in real time at high frame rates of up to 30 fps from a single location.
“SecTech Roadshow’s Randwick Racecourse offer Panomera the perfect opportunity to shine in a huge layered scene – in this case, looking back across the racecourse precinct, over the SCG towards the city,” said C.R. Kennedy’s David Payne, who visited the racecourse to map out the best location for the array.
Dahua IPC HDBW823EP-Z-SL is a 2MP Starlight, anti-corrosion dome
DAHUA'S IPC HDBW823EP-Z-SL is a 2MP Starlight, anti-corrosion dome featuring a 1/1.9-inch 2MP progressive scan CMOS sensor, 120dB of WDR capability, 60ips at 1080p, a 4.1-16.4mm motorised lens, 50m of IR, IP67 and IK10 rating and H.264 and H.265 compression options. Performance matches the feature set.
In the first part of the test, I have the camera locked in colour and colour rendition, which was solid all afternoon, hangs together at 7 lux in low pressure sodium streetlights. Under the low-pressure lights colours tends to yellow orange but the next light up seems to be LED and the colours are very true without false colour. At one point out here, a car headlight catches the camera and there’s noticeable blooming but control of blooming is generally, very good.
Best New Product: CrucialTrak Biometric Access Control System
BEST product award winners at ISC West include HID, FLIR, Honeywell, Optex, RightCrowd, Tyco, Axis, ASSA ABLOY and Quantum.
The Best New Product Award went to CrucialTrak for its Biometric Access Control System, while the Judges' Choice Award went to Hydra for its Thermal Imaging Radar.
Access Control Devices & Peripherals was won by H E S for the 1500/1600 Electric Strike Platform, while the Access Control Devices & Peripherals Wireless Award went to HID Global Location Services.
The award for Access Control Software and Controllers was taken out by Tyco Security Products with the iSTAR Ultra Video, while the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Award went to Patriot One Technologies for Nforce CMR 1000. An Honourable Mention in this category was made to Shooter Detection Systems for its Guardian Indoor Shooter Detection.
TETHERED CyPhy Works drones were deployed at the Boston Marathon to assist the security team in protecting runners and spectators.
The drones remained aloft for the entire race and were used to scan crowds and detect threats. They flew to 130m and their Sony cameras captured live video feeds which were transmitted in real time to operators at the MEMA control centre. Operators were able to zoom in, zoom out and replay video, as well as adjusting the position of drones.
The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance Communications (PARC) drones are built by Danvers, Mass.-based CyPhy Works and were provided at no cost to the Boston Marathon, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
Sony VB770 - Already the best low light CCTV camera in the world
BOSCH vice president Americas for Sony Video Security Products, Kelly Priest, told SSI at ISC West Expo that while the transitional phase continues with some things yet to be determined, it is all going as smoothly as could be expected with Bosch and Sony.
“The reaction has been very positive thus far,” said Priest. “While there is some overlap in products, mostly it is a complementary situation. Upcoming innovations will include an updated sensor for low light, 2-way audio and a 4K camera with a 35mm sensor.”
Meanwhile, regional marketing manager IP Video Solutions, Joel White, said, “‘Rethink Video’ is our messaging, with video analytics being a key differentiator.”
AUCKLAND Security Cameras installs Mobotix Solution incorporating c25, v25, i25 and D15 cameras for Bolloré Logistics near Auckland Airport. The system is managed by Mobotix MxManagementCentre software, offering full encryption and with all vehicle movements recorded and time-stamped.
A WORLD leader in logistics and warehousing, Bolloré Logistics is one of the top 10 transport and logistics companies in the world. Its warehousing and logistics facility near Auckland Airport, New Zealand, has seen significant growth in recent years and often handles more than 2000 items in a day. As a customs-bonded warehouse, monitoring of all stock movement and processing is crucial and the current CCTV operation needed to be expanded to monitor the entire site.
CS Technologies Evolution access control range is a pair of full function access controllers, the EVO4 4-door and EVO2 2-door, featuring network access control boards with RS485 and TCP/IP Ethernet communication support, lift control, and seamless alarm integration via 4-state monitored expansion boards.
CS Technologies has a deep history in the electronic security industry – the company’s roots go back to the late 1980s – and this informs the nature of its systems, which combine the solid reliability of proven hardware and the profound functionality of decades of evolution. The long history of this company should come as no great surprise – local access control manufacturers are the norm, not the exception in ANZ. All the local access control manufacturers are quality makers, combining strong and rapidly evolving software solutions with thoughtful suites of hardware and passionate local service.