Monthly Archive for January, 2016

Access Control: Getting It Right

VidexAccess control is one of the most important elements of building security. It is vital in so many ways, not only from an anti-intruder or theft perspective but also in terms of health and safety.

In almost every building – whether that’s an office block, a school or a hospital – many people enter, exit and move around the premises. It is crucial therefore that access into and around buildings, where people are granted or denied entry to certain zones at different times, is managed effectively.

Every building is different and presents its own challenges. It is therefore important to find a flexible door entry system which can be adapted to that particular building to meet a client’s requirements. Continue reading...


PelservicesFollowing in depth consultation and acoustic measuring, PEL Services has provided Celtic FC with a modernised Public Address and Voice Alarm (PA/VA) system, without disrupting the day to day activities of the stadium.

Celtic is the top football club in Scotland and its stadium, Celtic Park in Glasgow, regularly hosts big European occasions to a maximum capacity crowd of 60,000. The stadium not only hosts matches, but also daily activities in the hospitality suite. Replacing the crucial safety systems therefore had to be phased to prevent Continue reading...


DVScatalogueThe UK’s fastest growing independent CCTV distributor DVS Ltd have published their latest trade only catalogue.

The industry is evolving at an incredible rate and it can be difficult to keep up with the technology on offer. Thankfully, DVS produce catalogues such as this that are dedicated to the HIKVision product range and showcases the latest CCTV and IP technology on the market.

DVS are the largest distributor of HIKVision products in Europe and the two companies have worked closely on producing this brochure. Included within the pages is a dedicated 4K section and a breakdown of what is needed to achieve their ‘out of the box’ ANPR solution. Continue reading...

Heald Ltd granted Made in Britain marque for its unique products

Heald Ltd Made in BritianSecurity product manufacturer, Heald Ltd has been granted use of the Made in Britain marque for its unique product offering.

The company designs, manufactures and installs bollards, roadblockers and barriers from its Hornsea base, with the aim of preventing aggressive criminal organisations from carrying out targeted attacks on high profile sites such as government buildings, airports and shopping centres.

The Made in Britain marque will enable consumers to distinguish between Heald’s British-made products and other goods made abroad. The logo appears on thousands of products worldwide, supporting and promoting the manufacturing skills that exist in Britain today. Continue reading...

New Storm-AXS Keypads available from industry leaders

StormkeypadDuring 2015 Storm introduced the first in a new generation of toughened access control keypads featuring HID® iCLASS® and SEOS® contactless technology. These products are now available from the world’s leading suppliers of Access Control products. As Storm prepare to announce important new additions to their AXS range of products, they took time to recognize the important role played by their distribution partners. Speaking from their UK headquarters Peter Jarvis (Senior Executive VP) said “Excellence in product design and a reputation for product durability is an absolute necessity. However in a global market it is also essential Continue reading...

EyeLynx security solution for fire service

UnknownSoftware security expert EyeLynx has been chosen to supply video analytics and closed circuit television (CCTV) for a five-year contract to upgrade the access control and perimeter security system for a county fire service.

Zaun Group company EyeLynx will provide its SharpView Corporate solution with built-in 100% resilience to record and manage full high definition (HD) CCTV cameras. Continue reading...

MoJ approves Zaun Group companies to supply prison fencing

2015112001 MoJ approved fence postsZaun Group companies have been appointed to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) approved supplier and installer list of fencing materials.

The MoJ published a framework contract for the supply of fencing materials on 2 June, inviting tenders and requests to participate.

It has now concluded its selection process, including financial audits and sample installations for inspection and testing by MoJ personnel. Continue reading...

FLIR Launches TCX Thermal PTZ Dome-Style Security Camera

FLIR-TCX-PTZ-Thermal-CamerasLatest TCX camera provides real-time visual assessment and alarm verification

WILSONVILLE, OR – December 17, 2015 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today launched the FLIR TCX PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom), the first thermal PTZ camera that is both compatible with the industry’s top video standards and includes onboard Video Motion Detection (VMD) analytics.

The FLIR TCX PTZ outperforms standard visible light cameras by using a thermal camera to provide the industry’s most accurate alarm assessment and visual verification. Using thermal, security professionals can see clearly in complete darkness, in challenging lighting conditions, low-contrast scenes, inclement weather, or heavily landscaped areas to help determine the correct response strategy. Continue reading...

FLIR to Acquire Security and Surveillance Solutions Provider DVTEL, Inc.


FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired DVTEL, Inc. (“DVTEL”), a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced video surveillance, for approximately $92 million in cash.

DVTEL, based in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, is a global leader in enterprise-class security and surveillance solutions. The company develops and distributes integrated video

management system (VMS) software, advanced video analytics software, visible and thermal security cameras, and related servers and encoders. The combination enables FLIR, Continue reading...

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