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Submitted on February 26, 2012 | Security Electronics and Networks
MY starting point for these maunderings was ONVIF’s recent release of Profile S, a series of introductions designed to help end users, integrators and designers in their battle to establish truly interoperable components of proposed electronic security solutions.   Given...
Submitted on January 15, 2012 | Security Electronics and Networks
Last year we heard solutions labelled with openness which remained challenging to bring together meaningfully. We met new acronyms like PSIM, but it’s now clear successfully melding access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance and building management remains in the hands...
Submitted on November 2, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
For a start there are the infrastructure realms of comms, storage and display. In 2011, comms, storage and display technologies are in lockstep with consumer and wider commercial standards and it’s a relief to know we have some small certainty...
Submitted on October 16, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
SECURITY 2011 showed quite clearly that software management solutions – whether for access control or video surveillance solutions – really are cock of the walk when it comes to major systems. There’s no longer any sign of the end-to-end analogue...
Submitted on August 28, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
The lack of training in electronic security doesn’t bode well for the IT transition, either. The industry’s pitiful stock of qualified techs are drawn through Cert III Electrotechnology courses driven by integrators and installers. There’s virtually no IP content in...
Submitted on August 17, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
MINING is big business in Australia and it comes with a set of challenges you don’t find in typical commercial applications. There are the obvious challenges of installing electronic solutions in remote locations but the sites themselves aren’t easy.  Things...
Submitted on August 16, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
The overarching feeling for me is that mid-year and leading into year-end we’re going to see more new product than we might have expected and a lot of it is going to be in access control, an area that’s been...
Submitted on July 20, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
According to HDcctv Alliance founder, Tod Rockoff, it was a comment at ISC West in 2008 that encouraged him to form the Alliance. A customer said: “What would be great would be unlocking high definition for the installed base”. What...
Submitted on June 16, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
Another key element of 2011 is the strength of the local currency, which is now proving to be a boon for those who buy in the United States and Asia with U.S. dollars – especially those who kept stock levels...
Submitted on April 13, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
I think any thoughtful electronic security person who has been paying attention to the swing towards networked solutions over the past 15 years would agree with Les. After more than 20 years covering case studies in the security industry I...
Submitted on March 10, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
When we think of threats to our sites, things like robbery, terrorism and fire quickly spring to mind. But monitoring stations in Brisbane say loss of power was the key problem they faced during the floods. For an entire week...
Submitted on February 28, 2011 | Security Electronics and Networks
“When we launched the world’s first network camera in 1996, I’ll admit that it had lousy performance. It did one frame per second (fps) in CIF resolution and took 17 seconds to generate a single D1 snapshot,” Gren wrote.“It was...
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