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Canon and Milestone Technologies Integrate in new Video Cloud Business

Canon launches new cloud business
Canon launches new cloud business

CANON has launched a new business called ARCUS Global, which is built on the intellectual property, technology and expertise of Canon Group company Milestone Systems.

The ARCUS business model is to provide video cloud IoT as a service for security and business optimization for large enterprises.

“We are excited to launch our new company ... and to introduce Video Cloud IoT as a Service not currently offered to the global enterprise market,” Lars Nordenlund Friis, CEO of ARCUS said. “We have a clear competitive advantage by drawing on the strengths of Milestone Systems and partnering with global leaders in public cloud infrastructure and IT technology.”

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Hikvision Number 1 CCTV Manufacturer for 6th Year: IHS

Hikvision largest CCTV manufacturer for 6th year running
Hikvision largest CCTV manufacturer for 6th year running

HIKVISION has been named the number 1 CCTV manufacturer for market share in CCTV and video surveillance equipment worldwide by HIS Markit.

Hikvision has a total market share of 21.4 per cent for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment based on 2016 data. This is an improvement over last year’s report, based on 2015 data, where Hikvision had 19.5 per cent market share. 

In addition, IHS Markit ranked Hikvision No.1 for 2016 global market share in the categories of: security cameras (24.2 per cent), analogue +HD CCTV security cameras (23.9 per cent), network security cameras (25.6 per cent), and recorders (25.3 per cent).

"Hikvision’s continued growth and solid performance is driven by our commitment to R&D investment in new products, our people and our integrator partners," Hikvision said. ♦

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Alarm Monitoring: Mobile Device Security

Authorised mobile devices must be considered part of security solutions
Authorised mobile devices must be considered part of security solutions

Mobile devices are becoming increasingly prevalent as an extension of many electronic security solutions, where they allow end users to remotely manage their systems, as well as receiving alerts and status updates. For installers and monitoring stations, mobile devices can expand risk levels. 

AT SecTech Roadshow’s panel session ‘Securing Networked Security Devices’ a question the panel put to installers and integrators was how many of them were deploying mobile devices and in many cities, the response was that for many end users, remote mobile management is a key attraction of the latest solutions. 

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Affordable Video Surveillance: Plug and Pray?

Plug and play video surveillance solutions have their merits.
Plug and play video surveillance solutions have their merits.

Plug and play video surveillance is a kind of digital Holy Grail and an implicit recognition of the fact end-to-end analogue CCTV solutions have certain key advantages for smaller installers, including simplicity of installation, modest hardware outlays and easy operation. 

CAN plug and play IP solutions match the fundamental simplicity of analogue? It’s an interesting question because there are some real variables. For PnP to match analogue it must be very inexpensive. Yet even the most basic and affordable PnP CCTV solutions – think DVR and 4 cameras – offer the end user search functionalities that traditional analogue can never match. And just to shove a broomstick through the spokes, there’s also digital analogue, which offers analogue simplicity with digital resolution offering improved searching via digital zoom. 

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Things We Learned at SecTech Camera Shootout

SecTech Camera Shootout - setup in Brisbane
SecTech Camera Shootout - setup in Brisbane

Every time you bolt a bunch of CCTV cameras to a text jig and start playing with the lights, there’s something new to see and we learned plenty at this year’s event. Most importantly we discovered the best cameras are even better than they were last year.

SECTECH Camera Shootout was enthralling and challenging in multiple ways. Despite a day of pre-commissioning in Sydney there was still plenty of work required in every city to stay on top of things – in fact wrangling the big group of engineers and technicians was the biggest operational challenge of the event and organisers didn’t get on top of that until Brisbane – this meant a few management related hiccups along the way. Next year’s pre-commissioning is slated to go for days – we’ll start the tour with an operational system that is locked in place with only minor tweaks allowed. 

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Choosing Surveillance Drones for Security Operations

Even consumer drones have serious surveillance capabilities
Even consumer drones have serious surveillance capabilities

We hear a lot about the negative aspects of drone spying but wouldn’t you say professional video surveillance is the killer app when it comes to drone use? What sort of drone would you recommend for security operations on a typical large site? And bigger drones or smaller? 

Drones could be extremely useful for security operations but you need to make sure you are clear about what you want drone operators to be able to see and when. Depending on the nature of your business, this will be easier or more difficult - a people-based business like a university will be tougher to ratify than a mine, for instance. 

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University of New South Wales Seeks Upgrade to CCTV and VMS

UNSW seeks CCTV and VMS upgrade
UNSW seeks CCTV and VMS upgrade

University of New South Wales is looking to upgrade its CCTV network and video management software.

Recent evaluations by UNSW Security in consultation with staff and students, and external agencies (NSW Police and external consultants) have identified gaps in the security monitoring network.

Further, the international student barometer has extensively surveyed overseas students and 92 per cent identified security as an important factor in choosing a campus to study.
 
Security and wellbeing are major contributors to a positive campus experience which is a critical factor in many international university rankings calculations. 

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CSM Appoints Terry Corsar Branch Manager Qld

Troy Corsar, branch manager, CSM Qld
Troy Corsar, branch manager, CSM Qld

TERRY Corsar has recently joined the Team at CSM as branch manager for its Qld office.

Corsar has been in the security industry for the last 23 years, initially as an owner-operator of his own electronic security installation company.

Corsar then moved into security wholesaling where he has worked for a number of major wholesale companies over the last 16 years.

Corsar has worked with electronic security distribution companies including Crow, Alarm Parts on Line, Pacom, DAS and CSD.

Prior to starting at CSM Corsar worked as a BDM at Telstra AFN for 6 months as an integrator. ♦

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Hills NZ Makes Key Appointments, Signals Growth Intent

James Roughan, enterprise business development manager, Hills NZ
James Roughan, enterprise business development manager, Hills NZ

HILLS NZ has signalled its intent to increase its share of the New Zealand market with the appointment of 2 new BDM’s in Auckland and Christchurch as part of an accelerated recruitment drive, aimed at developing new business and capitalising on Hills’ extensive product range, with a strong focus on driving the Genetec solutions portfolio.

James Roughan will join the Auckland team in the role of enterprise business development manager. Roughan comes to Hills with a wealth of experience in new business acquisition and has an impressive track record of securing business, both in the commercial and government sector. His appointment is seen as a key component in the Hills NZ philosophy of solution selling to the end user and consultant market.

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Standards Australia Hosts International IP CCTV Workgroup

Standards Australia hosts IEC Technical Committee 79 (TC-79) annual meeting
Standards Australia hosts IEC Technical Committee 79 (TC-79) annual meeting

STANDARDS Australia has hosted an IP CCTV workgroup, with high level delegates from Germany, US, UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Korea, China and Japan in attendance.

“Last week was a very productive and special week for the Australian Standards on IP CCTV. Many delegates from all round the world gathered in Sydney for the IEC Technical Committee 79 (TC-79) annual meeting, held for the first time in Sydney, Australia,” said Vlado Damjanovksi. 

“Standards Australia was the host and the meetings were held in their offices on Bridge Street. Three separate workgroups (WG11, WG12 and WG13) worked on various new documents, revised existing ones and started initiatives for new ones. WG11 is in charge of Access Control systems, WG12 works on IP CCTV (now renamed to IP VSS) and WG13 works on Building Intercom Systems. 

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