Security 2014 will be the first security exhibition held in Melbourne for a decade. The event gives end users, installers, integrators and consultants an opportunity to check out the latest products and technologies. 

AUSTRALIA’S annual security exhibition, Security 2014, to be held in Melbourne this June should be a great opportunity for Victorians to get a look at the latest electronic security products. Things have changed a lot since the last security exhibition in Melbourne and there’s been development and consolidation of new product since last year’s event in Sydney. (You can pre-register for the event right now).

According to Emanuel Stafilidis – NSW state manager surveillance at C. R. Kennedy, the company’s key releases at Security 2014 will be include the AxxonNext video management system, a new range of Dallmeier recorders and recording platforms, and advanced software management and cameras with the best image quality. C.R. Kennedy will also be showing Ganz camera-based analytics that are accurate and very easy to use, as well as new remote positioning cameras that cut costs for installation companies. 

“Visitors will also see LG’s IP and hybrid range of quality yet cost effective solutions,” says Stafilidis. 

AxxonSoft from C.R. Kennedy

At QSS, Rob Rosa say the company is excited to be releasing its own QVS brand cameras called Alumia and Alumia Net. 

“These cameras are manufactured by one of the key camera manufacturers in the world and have been designed to compete against the brand cameras but at half the cost, with more features, great video quality and a 5-year warranty,” Rosa says. “We will also have the new Exacq system, DVTEL Meridian and Horizon and Ariel range and also some new FLIR products.”   

Vivotek’s Kate Wang says one of Vivotek’s key focuses will be retail security. 

“Factors like customer theft, shoplifting, and employees’ administrative errors or suppliers’ fraud have been causing revenue and inventory shrinkage among retail stores,” says Wang. “Taking this into account, Vivotek has worked hard to develop network cameras offering high quality video image streams that have an elegant and fashionable design, ensuring a safe and secure shopping environment.” 

Wang says Vivotek’s newly developed chic megapixel Ultra Mini Bullet and Ultra Mini Dome network cameras, which are designed for convenience stores, boutique stores and elegant restaurant, will be introduced at Security 2014. 

DSC NEO from QSS

Over at Tyco, the key new product release at Security 2014 will be PowerSeries NEO, a hybrid intruder alarm panel with PowerG technology offering detector installation distances ranges up to 2km line-of-sight range, 128-bit EAS encryption of data and video verification.

At the core of the NEO range are 4 control panels, ranging in capacity from 16 to 128 zones and 2 to 8 partitions. Each panel starts with 6 or 8 hardwired inputs, 2-4 hardwired outputs and PTSN communication onboard, with the capability for expansion, additional features and services. When it comes to communications, PowerSeries Neo offers a full range of optional cellular and/or IP communication methods in support of the industry’s transition away from traditional phone lines. 

Direct Alarm Supplies’ Tony Le says there will be plenty of new things for installers and end users to check out at Security 2014.

“This will be an exciting year for the Hills Group,” Le says. “DAS will be unveiling its latest enhancement to the ever reliable Hills Reliance security platform, showcasing its mobility and flexibility. 

“We’ll also be taking our visitors through the new line of products and software from the ever-strengthening Tecom Challenger10 product suite. The latest in residential CCTV surveillance and stylish intercoms will also be on show, together with, an industry first motion sensing technology that will take your breath away.”

Delicious user interface from Mobotix

FLIR’s Peter De Ieso says the big releases at Security 2014 will be FC-R and FC-VA. The new FC-Series VA cameras have on-board video analytics designed for thermal imaging. Product redundancy is achieved with edge analytics instead of relying on a central PC. The video analytics is able to classify humans and vehicles generate alarms to third party VMS.   

“The new FC-Series R cameras’ on-board, non-contact temperature measurement capabilities are normally found only in much more expensive camera systems,” says De Ieso. “This creates a true dual-role camera that provides rock-solid perimeter intrusion detection as well as temperature-based alarms.”

According to De Ieso, this added capability makes the FC-Series R cameras perfect solution for condition monitoring, trend analysis, predictive maintenance, fire detection and safety monitoring, as well as their typical security role.

By providing benefits to both operations and security personnel, FC-Series R cameras with temperature measurement play a key role in preventing losses related to physical damage and vandalism from intruders, as well as preventing revenue loss due to unscheduled equipment malfunction and service interruptions. These temperature-based alarms can be sent by email or ONVIF and configured with the new FLIR web interface, iOS apps, or FLIR Sensor Manager. 

Genetec SV-32 NVR from OPS – see it on the Hills' stand

Open Platform Systems will be showing SC-32 at Security 2014. 

“SV-32 is an exciting new product from Genetec that will be extending the offering of the SV-16 & SV-PRO and we think that it will be very important part of solutions we provide,” says OPS’ Kobi Ben Shabat. 

“We’ll also be displaying the new Briefcam Syndex product which extends the capabilities of Briefcam and has new features that will create great interest in the product.” 

Risco’s Tim Prag says the company will release its live video verification solution VUpoint at Security 2014. VUpoint is compatible with Risco’s Agility 3 and LightSYS 2 security control panels. 

Risco VUPoint

“Seamlessly integrating IP Cameras within our professional security systems, and powered by the RISCO Cloud, VUpoint will give an unprecedented level of security with live video monitoring capabilities for both monitoring stations and end-users,” says Prag.

With VUpoint, users can remotely view their premises through live video clips up to 30 seconds in length through Risco Group’s intuitive iRISCO smart phone app. In addition, video clips can be viewed in response to a wide range of triggers, (detector alarm event, panic alarm, or system disarm by code), providing unparalleled peace of mind for end-users, and enabling monitoring stations to simply verify false alarms, saving on unnecessary visits to the premises and wasted resources.

VUpoint features include unlimited opportunity to stream live video events, unlimited monitoring capability; anywhere, anytime, unlimited types of triggers; detector alarm event, panic, system disarm by code, unlimited quantity of IP cameras; increasing security and sales potential, and unlimited potential for installers; simple plug and play installation.

Senstar will release its new ranging fence-mounted intrusion detection sensor, FlexZone. With 3m location accuracy, FlexZone enables flexible zoning through software. Compared to non-ranging systems, FlexZone reports fewer nuisance alarms while maintaining a high probability of detection. According to Senstar, FlexZone can detect and localize multiple simultaneous intrusions and provides many features that speed installation time.

Pacific Communication’s Lou Mavrelis says Pacific Communications SmartIP series network video recorders will be on show at Security 2014 in a range of 4, 8, 16 and 32-channel IP inputs. All come with a built in POE switch and the quick wizard feature simplifies the setup and configuration, especially when using the EVOnet range of cameras which is automatically discovered and pre-configured for recording. SmartIP is also compatible with the Panasonic, Axis and all ONVIF-compliant cameras.

Pacific Communications' SmartIP

Meanwhile, Pacific Communications’ Kieron McDonough says the key Panasonic product for Security 2014 is the new Series 6 cameras. 

“These fantastic cameras feature double the Super Dynamic capability previously available, outstanding low light performance and up to 60 images a second at full HD quality,” McDonough says. “The increase in images per second prevents vital information being lost in fast moving scene applications, such as casinos.

Communications specialist Comnet plans to release a hybrid product, digital encoders, copper distance extenders, wireless and solar power kit.

Axis Communications’ Wai King Wong says the Axis P1428-E network camera is the top-of-the-line model in the compact P14 Series. AXIS P1428-E is Axis' first camera with 4K. It was announced in March 2014 and is planned to be available for order in Q2, 2014.

Axis will show its new 4K camera, the P1428-E

“With 4K technology, it offers the latest generation of HDTV standards and features a resolution four times higher than HDTV 1080p,” says Wong. 

“The new P1428-E is ideal for overlooking large areas like parking lots and public squares while also being able to capture fine details.” 

Typical Axis, Wong says there will be strong new additions to its comprehensive lineup of fixed dome network cameras. 

“The all-new Q35 Series and P32 Series as well as 2 additions to the existing P33 Series offer customers versatile options meeting any installation need and ranging from high-end to affordable,” he explains. 

“The new Q35 network camera series is suited for high-end video surveillance installations offering HDTV 1080p resolution at 60 fps, electronic image stabilization or wide dynamic range – dynamic capture (WDR) technology.” 

Also at the show will be the new P32 camera series, which meets quality and cost demands of volume deployments featuring HDTV video quality and remote zoom and focus. Visitors will also see the new Q35 Series, the outdoor models of the AXIS P32 Series and the 2 new additions to the AXIS P33 Series which are planned to be available in the end of Q2 2014 through Axis’ distribution channels.

“Vivotek has worked hard to develop network cameras offering high quality video image streams that have an elegant and fashionable design, ensuring a safe and secure shopping environment” Kate Wang, Vivotek 

On the Kaba stand visitors will see the new Kaba TouchGo, according to Kaba’s Nicole Richardson. 

“This technology enables the user to hold a transponder in their pocket, which signals the door to unlock when the user touches the handle,” Richardson explains. “We see this technology as being especially useful in aged care facilities, where dementia patients need to feel safe and secure. TouchGo enables them to enter their own rooms yet nobody else’s without the need to carry keys.”

“Genetec’s SV-32 is an exciting new product from Genetec that will be extending the offering of the SV-16 & SV-PRO and we think that it will be very important part of solutions we provide” Kobi Ben-Shabat, OPS

Bosch Security Systems will show a new residential and commercial alarm panel at Security 2014. 

“We’ll be showing our new residential/commercial intrusion panels, the Solution 2000 and 3000 as well as our new Touchscreen Codepad for both our existing and new intrusion panels,” says James Layton, Bosch’s intrusion product manager.

“You can also see Bosch Site Manager – end-user software for our Solution 6000 integrated intrusion and access panel and there will be updated information about Bosch and the NBN including the benefits of IP intrusion monitoring.”

Bosch’s video systems product manager Steve Malesevic says visitors will see new Dinion and Flexidome 4000/5000 cameras, Microdome 5MP IP cameras, 960H Resolution analog Cameras and a range of powerful DVR’s. Bosch will also be promoting its integration partner program.

Sony's rugged Series X transport camera

Sony’s premier showing at Security 2014 will be the company’s powerful new Series 6 range, which is driven by Sony’s IPELA ENGINE EX. The range includes the Series X – the SNC-XM632/XM636/XM637 transportation cameras, which are a network mini dome FHD camera with features like 1080p HD resolution, Exmor CMOS sensor, dynamic range equivalent to 90 dB achieved with View-DR technology, minimum illumination of 0.2 lx (tentative) in B/W mode and 0.2 lx (tentative) in colour mode at 50 IRE, IK10-rated vandal-resistant (tentative) and IP66-rated waterproof/dust-tight features.

There’s also the SNC-WR632 (High Speed Rapid Dome), which features a pan speed of 700 degrees per second, 1080p resolution, 60ips, IP66 and IK10 rating and a dynamic range of 130dB. The SNC-HM662 H Series is a 360-degree hemispheric-view camera with a 5MP CMOS sensor. It has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels and 360-degree hemispheric imaging technology with a panamorphic lens from ImmerVision.

There’s de-warping technology, PTZ, 11 view modes including 360-degree hemispheric view, 180-degree panoramic view, and 9-split-screen view, edge storage and IP66 and IK10 rating. Sony’s street surveillance unit is the SNC-VB635, which features all the performance capabilities of Gen 6, as well as minimum illumination of 0.04 lx in colour mode and 0.03 lux in B/W mode at 50 IRE and 30 frames per second (fps), a high frame rate of 60 fps, dynamic range equivalent to 90 dB achieved with View-DR technology, RS-485 interface and an operating temperature up to 60 degrees C.

HikVision’s Tony Lagan says the company’s focus for the show will be its newly released 4 Series which consists of a wide range of models designed for the project and enterprise markets. 

“We have 16 new models in Hikvision’s 4 Series range ranging from 1.3MP WDR cameras capable of 50ips though to our range topping 3MP models with 120db WDR and a motorised lens,” says Lagan.

“All the 4 Series cameras are capable of triple streams and we have worked on the bandwidth to provide much higher quality images at lower bandwidths. This has a big impact of course on network performance and storage consumption. 

“We have other features such as ‘region of interest’ where the user can increase the image quality of a part of the image such as an entry point, and run a lower quality for other parts of the image, reducing bandwidth further.” 

All Hikvision’s new models are ONVIF, PSIA and CGI compatible and are equipped with digital image stabilisation and a defog function, as well as audio detection and intrusion detection. They can house a 64GB MicroSD card for edge storage and have many other features designed to enable them cameras to integrate into large scale projects.

At the Mobotix stand, visitors can check out the new Mobotix VMS Multiviewer, as well as MxDisplay, the M15-D thermal camera, a new PT Dome which sounds interesting, along with new lenses and interface boxes.  
There are new light-sensitive 5-megapixel camera models 10x the light sensitivity of older systems that eliminate motion blurring in very dark scenes and deliver low-noise images.

Samsung's long-awaited WiseNET III from EOS

There’s the M15 thermal camera, which can detect movement in absolute darkness and measure the temperature. M15 can also be purchased as a thermal and optical camera which makes it an especial useful solution. 
The video motion analysis MxActivitySensor reliably detects movement outdoors. Even in difficult weather conditions, for example shadows and trees moving in the wind, it auto-configures itself.

The new video management software MxMultiviewer for PC, Mac and Linux handles not just video security but home automation systems and independently configures complex video systems and access control systems. It gives a strong hint of where Mobotix is going in the future. 

You’ll see the hemispheric IP Video Door Station with panorama view and integrated MxKeyless access control. Also nice is the new wall-mounted MxDisplay, which serves as a video remote station for the door stations and can control the cameras of a video security system. All of the access functions and the transponder can be programmed directly via the touch-sensitive display without a PC. Mobotix’ MxDisplay is a nice piece of kit and well worth a look. 

By John Adams

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“We have 16 new models in Hikvision’s 4 Series range ranging from 1.3MP WDR cameras capable of 50ips though to our range topping 3MP models with 120db WDR and a motorised lens” Tony Lagan, Hikvision