Network Dome Cameras
Pelco of Clovis, California, has launched a high-performance IP network pan-tilt-zoom camera dome designed by security professionals specifically for security applications. The new Pelco Spectra IV IP-based camera/dome positioning system has all the advantages of an advanced network camera, together with the features, responsiveness, and reliability of the company’s analog cameras. It provides high-end performance, advanced features, and broad product line compatibility. It supports seamless integration into all video security applications by delivering simultaneous IP and analog functionality. Its modularity affords the user multiple configurations from the same platform, ease of installation, and ease of maintenance.
The Detex EasyKit catalog number from Detex Corporation of New Braunfels, Texas, specifies everything needed for virtually any door application. For example, the AODX10ERX1S-1 Automatically Operated Door EasyKit integrates the Advantex latch retraction exit device and a low-energy, automatic operator with prewired, built-in latch retraction power supply. Also included are two wireless ADA activation buttons, a power transfer, code-compliant signage, and an easy-to-follow wiring diagram. This solution was designed by customers for doors where access control and a low-energy, automatic operator is required. Other EasyKit systems offer various configurations, and customers can work with the company to create their own EasyKits. Engineered and assembled in America, Detex products are backed worldwide by Detex-trained support.
Designed Security, Inc., of Bastrop, Texas, has introduced the Entry Sentry tailgate detection system. It uses 32 infrared sensors to detect tailgating through any door or hallway, setting off an alarm when more than one person enters at a time. Its advanced sensor technology recognizes inanimate objects, while adjustable sensitivity helps eliminate false alerts. This simple solution can be configured to trigger local or remote alarms and integrates with access control systems. The company also offers door alarms, annunciators, pushbuttons, key switches, tailgate detection, and mantrap systems.
The S-44 video server, a recently introduced four-channel video codec, is the newest addition to the Siqura product family from Optelecom-NKF of Germantown, Maryland. The device combines four Texas Instruments digital signal processors (DSPs) on a single board. Each DSP can simultaneously transmit two MPEG-2 and/or MPEG-4 video streams and one Motion-JPEG stream, with all of them running at full D1 resolution. This capability to “triple stream” makes each channel available for simultaneous recording, live viewing, and screen capture.
Sagem Morpho Inc. of Tacoma, Washington, has created a smart card access device to meet the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s implementation requirements for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The MA521 TWIC is designed to read encrypted biometric data such as a digital fingerprint, perform the match to the cardholder, and issue an active-card authentication across a contactless interface. If changing circumstances require an increase in security levels, the reader can be configured to augment authentication requirements. At the highest level of security, the entire procedure takes less than two seconds; at the lowest level, less than a second.
PPM 2000 of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, provides innovative incident reporting and investigation management software for the corporate security industry. Its flagship product, Perspective, offers a single enterprise platform to capture and report data relative to incidents and investigations, helping organizations accomplish their security, risk management, and compliance objectives through data-driven decision making and knowledge management. Interactive user dashboards and integration with Microsoft Outlook encourage collaboration, while procedural consistency is emphasized through well-designed incident and investigation workflow. For statistical reporting, users can perform custom analytical searching on any information in their database and present findings in a variety of ways, including advanced charting and graphing options.
Concentric Security, LLC, of Sykesville, Maryland, provides perimeter security construction for homeland security and force protection applications. The company specializes in turnkey projects for federal, state, and local governments, as well as commercial clients. The company offers a single point for planning, engineering, implementing, and managing viable security solutions including access control points. In addition, its GSA Federal Supply Schedule includes solutions that can begin with design and engineering services and extend through product supply, installation, service, and warranty. Available products include active and passive vehicle barriers, antiram and anticlimb fencing, architectural precast concrete, ballistic-rated guard booths, ID-check canopies, architectural and engineering services, and construction.
Videx, Inc., of Corvallis, Oregon, now offers the Rechargeable CyberKey that brings additional flexibility to the CyberLock Electronic Lock System. Environmentally friendly, its lithium-ion polymer battery is rechargeable and has a battery-life of three to four years. The standard CyberKey is still available for those who prefer a key that does not need recharging. The programmability of both keys is the same, so they can be used interchangeably with the CyberLock system. Each user’s electronic key can be set to open selected locks on specific days, and only during certain times on those days. Both the electronic key and lock store a record of openings, providing detailed audit reporting for management.
The Control Systems Cyber Security Self-Assessment Tool (CS2SAT) from Idaho National Laboratory of Idaho Falls, Idaho, provides users with a systematic and repeatable approach for assessing the cyber security posture of their industrial control system networks. Developed under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security Control Systems Security Program by experts from national laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the desktop software tool guides users through a step-by-step process to collect facility-specific control system information and make recommendations for improving the system’s security. The tool pulls recommendations from a database of best practices, which have been adapted specifically for application to industry control system networks and components. Each recommendation is linked to a set of actions that can be applied to remediate specific security vulnerabilities.
Siveillance SiteIQ protects ports, airports, industrial facilities, and other critical infrastructures. New from Siemens of Zug, Switzerland, it automates surveillance and provides immediate situational awareness. Studies have shown that surveillance effectiveness drops sharply after 30 minutes, so this system combines video input from multiple cameras with other security data, such as access control and smart fences, and displays the results on one screen. The system detects, tracks, and classifies activity in real time, enabling users to see what is happening across an entire site at all times.