Analysis

Submitted on January 11, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
ON one hand we have HD – think Dallmeier’s lovely new end-to-end HD range. And there was also the world’s first HD PTZ camera courtesy of Sony. We were familiar with Axis’ HD camera already and it was there, too....
Submitted on January 11, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
But over the past 5 years things have changed significantly. A plethora of highly flexible security management systems from companies like Cardax, DVTel, Genetec, Milestone, Inner Range, GE, Lenel and others, are changing the way security teams handle the management...
Submitted on September 7, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
Yes, that’s right. At present there’s no question that most digital surveillance systems are a local proposition only – despite significant improvements in network bandwidth worldwide. Clearly there’s a significant and ongoing playoff between potential performance and cost that hamstrings...
Submitted on September 1, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
“In 2009 the association’s best product mantle went to Mobotix’s new Q24M hemispherical camera and we think ASIAL’s technical brains trust got it right. This new Mobotix camera has a broader view than a philosophy professor” AFTER enduring 12 months...
Submitted on August 31, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
In the private sector, things are clearly moving in a different direction, with greater investment in network infrastructure making IP surveillance and networked security management systems incorporating access control, far more enticing. If you’re wondering about future directions, what’s interesting...
Submitted on June 8, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
When you consider the huge storage demands of megapixel cameras it makes sense for manufacturers to adopt distributed architecture models. The only trouble is that current SD storage technology is stalled at 32GB. While 64GB is due in the near...
Submitted on May 4, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
Recent events seem to underscore that observation but there are other changes occurring too, and they’re driven by the same reasons. Electronic security manufacturers have never before adopted such a fluid attitude to sharing their intellectual property, and they are...
Submitted on April 15, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
DOCSIS was first offered to the market back in 1997 and this version 3.0 is a real revelation. DOCSIS V3.0 appeared mid-2006 when CableLabs presented it as a methodology for downstream and upstream channel bonding. While V3.0 has applications in...
Submitted on April 1, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
Q: Gabriel, you’re in the unique position of sourcing new product for Australia’s largest and most successful electronic security wholesaler – from the strength of that position, how do you see the overall trends facing the electronic security market? A:...
Submitted on March 10, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
Sure you’ve got brilliant images on the subnet but there’s only one way you’re going to get the bloody things off it in useful volumes and that’s with a removable hard drive. If you want to monitor that video over...
Submitted on February 21, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
When SE&N was launched in October 1998 it was specifically targeted at the electronic security industry in Australia and that focus has not changed. Something that has changed over the past 10 years is the nature of the electronic security...
Submitted on February 19, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
Of course, general comms standards like Weigand in the access control industry, have not led to open architecture across multiple access management software and hardware platforms and there’s not much chance the video surveillance market would go all the way...