Posted on: July 9, 2010 Posted by: Diane Swarts Comments: 0

Educational ‘theatre’ on the IFSEC Securex 2010 show floor, gives visitors and exhibitors a host of short presentations on security, fire protection and safety.

Delegates will receive a presentations ‘theatre’ programme of issues, technologies and products on entering the venue. IFSEC SA Securex is hosted on 31 August to 2 September at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Last year, 200 companies and 5 500 security professionals from 48 countries confirmed the show’s position as the definitive security, fire protection and safety event in Africa.

Surveillance from analogue to IP

Visitors will see the latest surveillance solutions on display. Sasha Davidson, marketing manager at Axis Communications, says major trends in surveillance includes a strong focus on image quality, high definition resolution technology, and compression standards.

Technology now takes intelligence to camera level, and cameras designed for ease of installation. “The most pressing surveillance trend in the market remains the inevitable shift from analogue to IP,” Davidson explained.

Miro’s Riandi van Niekerk agrees; “Surveillance is moving into IP based security, away from analogue, using IP cameras and network video recorders. IP opens up doors like camera views over Internet, and integrating camera systems with any other conceivable computer IP system.”

Axis has recently launched numerous new generation products, all to go on display at IFESEC Securex. Davidson said Axis would focus on an HD range, including the new HD PTZ, and a new 5 megapixel camera with multiple video streams and P iris control. Their new thermal offering, the Q1910 range, will also be on show.

Security relies on planning and support

Miro will be displaying the latest Vivotek cameras on the show, including their newest 5 megapixel IP camera that produces seven times greater viewing clarity than any analogue based camera.

A range of network video recorders and Voice Over IP security cameras from Miro mark a new step forward in unified security communication.

Asked which single issue was vital to surveillance, Davidson said support and management from the vendor was key. “From the start of the project, the vendor should be concerned in product selection, design, placement, technical support, delivery, and maintenance.”

Van Niekerk opts for planning as the single vital surveillance programme ingredient. “With IP surveillance, anything is possible, but an appropriate plan of action before an installation commences is key to successful implementation.
“Decide what is required, and talk to someone who knows the products. From there you should have infinitely less hassles.”

Access control tech

Access control rermains a crucial cog in the security wheel. IFSEC SA Securex will incorporate access control solutions from multiple companies.

HID Global Sub-Saharan Africa sales manager John Lakin, says there is an increased emphasis on using existing infrastructure in access control, which is driving the interest in IP technologies.

“This trend is reflected in the demand for more functionality and integration of systems from all disciplines, to provide a security solution, rather than individual systems working in isolation,” Lakin says.

“We are also seeing value for money becoming a key driver, and five year cycles, rather than short term immediacy. Customers are prepared to pay higher up front cost if the overall cost of ownership can be shown to be competitive.”

HID will demonstrate a broad range at the show, including logical access products, biometric products, contactless smart cards, and card issuance products.

Products are only part of the story. The other key to successful implementation is communication. “A full understanding from the integrator of the customer’s needs and requirements, and communication of the solution being offered, remains the starting point towards successful implementation.”

Three new Video IQ products

Following a successful Webinar series with Hi-Tech Security Solutions, Video IQ is set to introduce its new range of products.

iCVR-MP cameras deliver full 1080p resolution and frame rate, zero bandwidth recording, full megapixel analytics and support for IQTrack – automatic digital PTZ zoom and track.

With up to a half terabyte of intelligent, onboard Network Video Recorder (NVR) storage in each camera, iCVR-MP megapixel cameras eliminate the need for expensive centralised storage, thus reducing deployment costs, system complexity, infrastructure, time and resources.

VideoIQ’s embedded, adaptive analytics automatically calibrate in minutes, delivering superior real time threat detection and forensic evidence at no additional cost.

iCVR dome cameras are the world’s only cameras with adaptive analytics, onboard Network Video Recorder (NVR) and an advanced Video Management System (VMS).

iCVR dome cameras build upon the success of iCVR box cameras and encoders, which have achieved rapid market adoption and industry award recognition.

iCST streaming cameras and encoders are designed for use in environments with central storage and third party video management systems. All feature VideoIQ’s award winning video analytics for the most accurate real time threat detection.

* Contact Breda Kenealy, Specialised Exhibitions, 011 835 1565,

PHOTO; Sandton Convention Centre.


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