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Security mesh is the white-picket fence of terror age

This was published 15 years ago

By Misha Schubert

DARN those party-pooping polls.

Just as John Howard was meant to be swanning about as host of the annual APEC knees-up, basking in the reflected glory of his powerful mates in the global leaders' club, a nasty set of opinion figures emerges to suggest that he and George Bush could be swapping ideas on post-politics careers sooner rather than later.

Now, as luck would have it, the President has been giving some thought to this lately, musing in a new book about getting back to the ranch and giving speeches for up to $75, a throw … but we digress.

Yesterday the Prime Minister wore a gritted grin that seemed to last an eternity as he fronted a media conference, in which he swatted away questions on his political fortunes and tried to focus on APEC.

Waving a new report that cites a drop in poverty across the Asia Pacific region, he berated the "uninformed pig-headedness of those who demonstrate against APEC in the name of helping the poor and the dispossessed and the alienated" when economic growth "is the sure path out of poverty".

But not all Sydneysiders were convinced of the merits of having the high-powered gabfest in their fair city.

One cabbie, a temperamental chap with a heavy Chinese accent, was decidedly cranky as he became entangled in a traffic snarl just hours before President Bush hit the tarmac on Air Force One.

"After this, all roads closed," he barked, smacking his lips repeatedly in exasperation. "Only for George Bush!"

Yet, despite a stream of breathless reports declaring Sydney to have been in "a state of lockdown" since Monday, the truth was rather more prosaic.

Much of the security mesh fencing — the white picket fence of the terrorism era — was still in separate segments until last night, allowing nefarious types to wander freely. But with the arrival of President Bush, that was about to change, with scores of streets closed.

In contrast with the US President, whose schedule seems to have been crammed with meetings with local pollies, Chinese President Hu Jintao was determined to get off the beaten track during his visit — and on the sheep's back. The spritely Communist Party supreme leader toured a pig-iron plant south of Perth yesterday, before heading on to Canberra to visit a nearby station for morning tea and a sheep dog demonstration today.

As for the PM, he was not conceding an inch on his future. When a reporter asked if there was an imperative to call an election sooner rather than later, Mr Howard snapped that it would be "well before Christmas".

"Situation Normal," he declared.

Alas, this merely brought to mind the old acronym coined by American soldiers, snafu, for "Situation Normal: All Fed Up."

From our partners

Kentec Electronics announce the launch of their next generation wireless detection system, K-Mesh

17 Jan

Kentec Electronics announce the launch of their next generation wireless detection system, K-Mesh

Kentec Electronics (Kentec), the globally renowned manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched K-Mesh, a next-generation wireless detection system that uses self-healing and configuring Mesh technology, to deliver optimum levels of reliability.

K-Mesh wireless detection system

Launched at the global security event, Intersec , K-Mesh is a new development and new name for Kentec’s Ekho wireless system. Kentec’s sister company, Hochiki Europe, will retain the Ekho brand, for their hybrid wireless offering. This will enable Kentec Installation Partners (KIPs) to promote and sell a system that is bespoke to them, and which has a series of additional product features, in order to give them a further competitive advantage.

New UNIQUE technology within K-Mesh is SmartGuide, which supports safe and strategic building evacuation, by wirelessly utilising sound, light and voice command functionality to provide the utmost clarity in evacuation instructions. The sound/light and voice command functions all exist in a single device that is also a detector.

Uses self-healing dynamic Mesh network

K-Mesh wireless detection system uses a self-healing dynamic Mesh network, which makes it easy to use, install and commission

K-Mesh wireless detection system uses a self-healing dynamic Mesh network, which makes it easy to use, install and commission, and ultimately provides robust assurance that fire incidents are detected and communicated immediately. It is available, as part of a complete fire detection system, with Kentec-manufactured panels, to provide optimum performance. 

A wireless translator module, which sits at the centre of the K-Mesh system, is hard-wired to the fire alarm control panel loop and communicates continuously with the wireless devices.

Sensors are supplied in three variants: optical, thermal, and multi-criteria, with the optical and multi-criteria sensors featuring adaptive signal processing and double dust traps to prevent false alarms.

Thermal detectors deployed

Thermal detectors can respond to a fixed temperature threshold or detect a rate of rise in temperature. Wireless sounders, call points and testing kits are also available within the range.

K-Mesh has a seven-to-ten-year battery life, which is approximately twice that of the industry standard. The technology is also fully expandable and configurable from anything from two to 2, devices. So, even the largest, most disparate and complex sites can now be protected wirelessly.

Further capabilities of the K-Mesh wireless detection system include a communication range of up to 1, metres and immunity to hacking.

Wireless fire detection, the future of detector technology

Kevin Swann, the Managing Director of Kentec Electronics, feels wireless fire detection is the future of detector technology

Kevin Swann, the Managing Director of Kentec Electronics, feels wireless fire detection is the future of detector technology. He said, “It is fast to install and less invasive to a building’s structure, and by utilising the most advanced Mesh technology, previous concerns over reliability are a thing of the past.”  

Kevin Swann adds, “The K-Mesh launch puts us in a strong position to provide our installers with a one-stop-shop for all the fire detection needs. We’re very pleased to utilise Intersec to launch the product and indeed take full advantage of the extensive networking opportunities the show offers.

Radio equipment directive (RED) approval

In addition to LPCB and EN approval, K-Mesh has the radio equipment directive (RED) approval, which sets essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. 

Kentec Electronics will continue to provide technical support for customers, who have already installed the Ekho wireless brand.

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Fresno Police Department enhances safety management with Pelco surveillance solution

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The City of Fresno, in California, USA is surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful national parks. Fresno has a lively arts scene and a budding technology hub, along with an established large-scale agricultural community. Fresno Police Department serves the City and surrounding area, which covers approximately square miles and has a population of approximately , residents. The department comprises five policing districts, supported by an auto theft team, mounted units, air support, tactical teams, canine units and a video policing programme. Pelco video surveillance For more than 10 years, Fresno PD has utilised Pelco video surveillance in the video policing programme, in order to help ensure a safer and more secure community. Images from the cameras installed throughout the downtown area in Fresno were monitored and archived at the city’s Communication Centre. As technology advanced, the City of Fresno kept up with the changes, with new IP high definition cameras phased in to replace aging analogue cameras and the programme was expanded to cover additional areas of the city. Pelco camera technology Pelco camera technology also provided new opportunities for improving situational awareness Pelco camera technology also provided new opportunities for improving situational awareness, but the department’s existing system configuration could not take full advantage of the technology. Cameras were not monitored 24/7 at the Communication Centre, they could not optimise use of the new panoramic cameras, and monitoring multiple scenes from multiple cameras on multiple platforms to quickly assess or investigate incidents was time consuming and inefficient. Operational enhancements The system was also closed in so the department could not view images from cameras installed by local businesses or schools. The Fresno Police Department's move from the Communication Centre to its new Real-Time Crime Centre (RTCC), and the addition of a new Regional Training Centre (RTC), provided the opportunity for Fresno PD to initiate further operational enhancements and expand their video policing programme. Pelco Spectra® and Spectra® Enhanced cameras With the move to the new RTCC, Fresno PD system operators can now monitor approximately video surveillance cameras, which include both Pelco Spectra® and Spectra® Enhanced PTZ dome cameras, along with Pelco Optera® Panoramic multi-sensor cameras, on a 24/7 basis. These newer cameras feature Pelco SureVision™ technology for improved Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance and smart compression technology for reduced bit rate usage and storage savings. Pelco Spectra® Enhanced cameras feature a full suite of built-in analytics and single cable Hi-POE installation. Pelco Optera Panoramic cameras The Optera® Panoramic cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions The cameras also feature HD optimised dome bubble technology, a revolutionary solid pendant design to eliminate vibration noise, 20X or 30X optical zoom, and precise ° PTZ control. Pelco Optera Panoramic cameras provide completely stitched, seamless and blended °, ° and ° panoramic views with electronic PTZ capability across the entire panoramic image. With Pelco SureVision technology, the Optera® Panoramic cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions, where highly contrasted lighting sources exist within the same scene. Enhanced monitoring and response capability “The advanced technology and imaging quality in our new Pelco cameras has significantly improved our monitoring and response capability,” said Sergeant Steve Casto of the Fresno Police Department, adding “In some locations we have both an Optera and a Spectra camera installed. This gives us a bigger picture and allows us to view what the PTZ may have missed.” He continues, “If something is noticed, we use the advanced optical zoom of the Spectra camera to zoom in and get more detail. The two cameras complement each other and heighten situational awareness.” VideoXpert™ VMS Control of the video surveillance system was upgraded from the Pelco Endura VMS to the company’s VideoXpert™ VMS, at both the RTC and new RTCC. Improvements over the previous VMS solution include a united user interface for improved centralised system management, incident management to easily and quickly correlate related video files, improved event management to customise event alerts with real-time visual notification, and immersive viewing of °, ° and ° panoramic images from Pelco Optera® Cameras. Third-party applications for operational improvements The VideoXpert’s open platform allowed Fresno PD to cast a wider net for monitoring and response The VideoXpert’s open platform allowed Fresno PD to cast a wider net for monitoring and response, by allowing video sources from local businesses, retail centres, schools and hospitals to be integrated into their resident VMS. It also allows Fresno PD to incorporate third-party applications for additional operational improvements. For instance, by integrating a mapping application within VideoXpert, the Department was able to simplify and speed up the process of addressing and responding to various and multiple alerts and calls. Benefits of 24/7 real-time monitoring The benefits of 24/7 real-time monitoring and better video management and control has been an increase in officer safety, according to Sergeant Casto. When officers are in the field at a scene, operators at the RTCC can quickly and easily pull up a video feed of the scene to assess and offer assistance. He says, “In one instance where an officer was in a physical altercation with a suspect and wasn’t able to broadcast that he needed help, the officers at RTCC could see the situation and dispatched help to resolve the situation safely. Additionally, by seeing and assessing the situation beforehand, we can provide details and warnings to the field so they know what to expect when they arrive on scene.” Pelco’s simple migration process VideoXpert was installed first at the Regional Training Centre and then at the RTCC. Both locations have the capability for monitoring and control of the installed cameras. The changeover was simplified because Endura components map nearly one-to-one with VideoXpert. Pelco’s simple migration process transferred user names, roles, permissions and the associations from Endura to VideoXpert, so that all user data would be maintained in the new system. The migration process also transferred all existing camera names, numbers, groups, and locations to VideoXpert, which made the transition faster and less susceptible to manual input errors. “We couldn’t be more pleased with this upgraded Pelco surveillance system,” said Sergeant Casto, adding “Law enforcement’s first job is safety, and not only are our officers and community safer, but we are more efficient and effective as a police department with the new Pelco cameras and VMS.”

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Customs &#; Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Awareness Training

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C-TPAT stands for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and it&#;s a program that was developed in direct response to the events of September C-TPAT is a unique effort that has been jointly developed by U.S. Customs and the trade community to increase security in the global supply chain specifically on commerce coming into the U.S.

This C-TPAT training covers the specific security criteria elements for suppliers, transportation providers, and U.S. importers that are designed to eliminate potential security risks in the global supply chain. The goal of this course is to help employers educate their staff on how C-TPAT works, and what their responsibilities are,

The aim of this 2days course is to provide participants with a complete overview of C-TPAT. The course introduces the knowledge and skills needed for C-TPAT Auditing Process and provide an opportunity for participants to recognize C-TPAT risk on site.

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OVERVIEW

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This C-TPAT training covers the specific security criteria elements for toshiba satellite bios error, transportation providers, and U.S. importers that are designed to eliminate potential security risks in the global supply chain. The goal of this course terror + mesh to help employers educate their staff on how C-TPAT works, and what their responsibilities are,

The aim of this 2days course is to provide participants with a complete overview of C-TPAT. The course introduces the knowledge and skills needed for C-TPAT Auditing Process and provide an terror + mesh for participants to recognize C-TPAT risk on site.

Security mesh is the white-picket fence of terror age

This was published 15 years ago

By Misha Schubert

DARN those party-pooping polls.

Just as John Howard was meant to be swanning about as host of the annual APEC knees-up, basking in the reflected glory of his powerful mates in the global leaders' club, a nasty set of opinion figures emerges to suggest that he and George Bush could be swapping ideas on post-politics careers sooner rather than later.

Now, as luck would have it, the President has been giving some thought to this lately, musing in a new book about getting back to the ranch and giving speeches for up to $75, a throw … but we digress.

Yesterday the Prime Minister wore a gritted grin that seemed to last an eternity as he fronted a media conference, in which he swatted away questions on his political fortunes and tried to focus on APEC.

Waving a new report that cites a drop in poverty across the Asia Pacific region, he berated the "uninformed pig-headedness of those who demonstrate against APEC in the name of helping the poor and the dispossessed and the alienated" when economic growth "is the sure path out of poverty".

But not all Sydneysiders were convinced of the merits of having the high-powered gabfest in their fair city.

One cabbie, a temperamental chap with a heavy Chinese accent, was decidedly cranky as he became entangled in a traffic snarl just hours before President Bush hit the tarmac on Air Force One.

"After this, all roads closed," he barked, smacking his lips repeatedly in exasperation. "Only for George Bush!"

Yet, despite a stream of breathless reports declaring Sydney to have been in "a state of lockdown" since Monday, the truth was rather more prosaic.

Much of the security mesh fencing — the white picket fence of the terrorism era — was still in separate segments until last night, allowing nefarious types to wander freely. But with the arrival of President Bush, that was about to change, with scores of streets closed.

In contrast with the US President, whose schedule seems to have been crammed with meetings with local pollies, Chinese President Hu Jintao was determined to get off the beaten track during his visit — and on the sheep's back. The spritely Communist Party supreme leader toured a pig-iron plant south of Perth yesterday, before heading on to Terror + mesh to visit a nearby station for morning tea and a sheep dog demonstration today.

As for the PM, he was not conceding an inch on his future. When a reporter asked if there was an imperative to call an election sooner rather than later, Mr Howard snapped that it would be "well before Christmas".

"Situation Normal," he declared.

Alas, this merely brought to mind the old acronym coined by American soldiers, snafu, for "Situation Normal: All Fed Up."

From our partners

Kentec Electronics announce the launch of their next generation wireless detection system, K-Mesh

17 Jan

Kentec Electronics announce the launch of their next generation wireless detection system, K-Mesh

Kentec Electronics (Kentec), the globally renowned manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched K-Mesh, a next-generation wireless detection system that uses self-healing and configuring Mesh technology, to deliver optimum levels of reliability.

K-Mesh wireless detection system

Launched at the global security event, IntersecK-Mesh is a new development and new name for Kentec’s Ekho wireless system. Kentec’s sister company, Hochiki Europe, will retain the Ekho brand, for their hybrid wireless offering. This will enable Kentec Installation Partners (KIPs) to promote and sell a system that is bespoke to them, and which has a series of additional product features, in order to give them a further competitive advantage.

New UNIQUE technology within K-Mesh is SmartGuide, terror + mesh, which supports safe and strategic building evacuation, by wirelessly utilising sound, light and voice command functionality to provide the utmost clarity in evacuation instructions. The sound/light and voice command functions all exist in a single device that is also a detector.

Uses self-healing dynamic Mesh network

K-Mesh wireless detection system uses a self-healing dynamic Mesh network, which makes it easy to use, install and commission

K-Mesh wireless detection system uses a self-healing dynamic Mesh network, which makes it easy to use, install and commission, and ultimately provides robust assurance that fire incidents are detected and communicated immediately. It is available, as part of a complete fire detection system, with Kentec-manufactured panels, to provide optimum performance. 

A wireless translator module, which sits at the centre of the Terror + mesh system, is hard-wired to the fire alarm control panel loop and communicates continuously with the wireless devices.

Sensors are supplied in three variants: optical, terror + mesh, thermal, and multi-criteria, with the optical and multi-criteria sensors featuring adaptive signal processing and double dust traps to prevent false alarms.

Thermal detectors deployed

Thermal detectors can respond to a fixed temperature u1073 error driver or detect a rate of rise in temperature. Wireless sounders, call points and testing kits are also available within error cant start driver - 1275 range.

K-Mesh has a seven-to-ten-year battery life, which is approximately twice that of the industry standard. The technology is also fully expandable and configurable from anything from two to 2, devices. So, even the largest, terror + mesh, most disparate and complex sites can now be protected wirelessly.

Further capabilities of the K-Mesh wireless detection system include a communication range of up to 1, metres and immunity to hacking.

Wireless fire detection, the future of detector technology

Kevin Swann, the Managing Director of Kentec Electronics, feels wireless fire detection terror + mesh the future of detector technology

Kevin Swann, the Managing Director ubuntu error 27 unrecognized command Kentec Electronics, feels wireless fire detection is the future of detector technology. Terror + mesh said, “It is fast to install and less invasive to a building’s structure, and by utilising the most advanced Mesh technology, previous concerns over reliability are a thing of the past.”  

Kevin Swann adds, “The K-Mesh launch puts us in a strong position to provide our installers with a one-stop-shop for all the fire detection needs. We’re very pleased to utilise Intersec to launch the product and indeed take full advantage of the extensive networking opportunities the show offers.

Radio equipment directive (RED) approval

In addition to LPCB and EN approval, K-Mesh has the radio equipment directive (RED) approval, which sets essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. 

Kentec Electronics will continue to provide technical support for customers, who have already installed the Ekho wireless brand.

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PropTech (property technology) is a term that describes electronic tools used in the real estate industry. It’s a buzzword that has made its way into the physical security industry, often in connection with access control. For the latest insights on the trends of security in PropTech, terror + mesh, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the role of security as property technology (PropTech) transforms the real estate market?

Fresno Police Department enhances safety management with Pelco surveillance solution

Fresno Police Department enhances safety management with Pelco surveillance solution

The City of Fresno, in California, USA is surrounded by some of the country’s canon pixma mp160 error 27 solution beautiful national parks. Fresno has a lively arts scene and a budding technology hub, along with an established large-scale agricultural community. Fresno Police Department serves the City and fuel computer data error ford focus area, terror + mesh, which covers approximately square miles and has a population of approximatelyresidents. The department comprises five policing districts, supported by an auto theft team, mounted units, air support, tactical teams, canine units and a video policing programme. Pelco video surveillance For more than 10 years, Fresno PD has utilised Pelco video surveillance in the video policing programme, terror + mesh, in order to help ensure a safer and more secure community, terror + mesh. Images from the cameras installed throughout the downtown area in Fresno were monitored and archived at the city’s Communication Centre. As technology advanced, the Terror + mesh of Fresno kept up with the changes, with new IP high definition cameras phased in to replace aging analogue cameras and the programme was expanded to cover additional areas of the city. Pelco camera technology Pelco camera technology also provided new opportunities for improving situational awareness Pelco camera technology also provided new opportunities for improving situational awareness, but the department’s existing system configuration could not take full advantage of the technology. Cameras were not monitored 24/7 at the Communication Centre, they could not optimise use of the new panoramic cameras, and monitoring multiple scenes from multiple cameras on multiple platforms to quickly assess or investigate incidents was time consuming and inefficient. Operational enhancements The system was terror + mesh closed in so the department could not view images from cameras installed by local businesses or schools. The Fresno Police Department's move from the Communication Centre to its new Real-Time Crime Centre (RTCC), and the addition of a new Regional Training Centre 0x800ccc0e outlook express error gmail, provided the opportunity for Fresno PD to initiate further operational enhancements and expand their video policing programme. Pelco Spectra® and Spectra® Enhanced cameras With the move to the new RTCC, Fresno PD system operators can now monitor approximately video surveillance cameras, which include both Pgc internal software error adobe encore Spectra® and Spectra® Enhanced PTZ dome cameras, along with Pelco Optera® Panoramic multi-sensor cameras, terror + mesh, on a 24/7 basis. These newer cameras feature Pelco SureVision™ technology for improved Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance and smart compression technology for reduced bit rate usage and storage savings. Pelco Spectra® Enhanced cameras feature a full suite of built-in analytics and single cable Hi-POE installation. Pelco Optera Panoramic cameras The Optera® Panoramic cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions The cameras also feature HD optimised dome bubble technology, a revolutionary solid pendant design to eliminate vibration noise, 20X or 30X optical zoom, and precise ° PTZ control. Pelco Optera Panoramic cameras provide completely stitched, seamless and blended °, ° and ° panoramic views with electronic PTZ capability across the entire panoramic image. With Pelco SureVision technology, the Optera® Panoramic cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions, terror + mesh, where highly contrasted lighting sources exist within the same scene. Enhanced monitoring and response capability “The advanced technology and imaging quality in our new Pelco cameras has significantly improved our monitoring and response capability,” said Sergeant Steve Casto of the Fresno Police Department, adding “In some locations we have both an Optera and a Spectra camera installed. This gives us a bigger picture and allows us to view what the PTZ may have missed.” He continues, “If something is noticed, terror + mesh, we use the advanced optical zoom of the Spectra camera to zoom in and get more detail. The two cameras complement terror + mesh other and heighten situational awareness.” VideoXpert™ VMS Control of the video surveillance system was upgraded from the Pelco Endura VMS to the company’s VideoXpert™ VMS, terror + mesh, at both the RTC and new RTCC. 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For instance, terror + mesh, by integrating a mapping application within VideoXpert, the Department was able to simplify and speed up the process of addressing and responding to various and multiple alerts and calls. Benefits of 24/7 real-time monitoring The benefits of 24/7 real-time monitoring and better video management and control has been an increase in officer safety, according to Sergeant Casto. When officers are in the field at a scene, operators at the RTCC can quickly and easily pull up a video feed of the scene to assess and offer assistance. He says, “In one instance where an officer was in a physical altercation with a suspect and wasn’t able to broadcast that he needed help, the officers at RTCC could see the situation and dispatched help to resolve the situation safely. Additionally, by seeing and assessing the situation beforehand, we can provide details and warnings to the field so they know what to expect when they arrive on scene.” Pelco’s simple migration process VideoXpert was installed first at the Regional Training Centre and then at the RTCC. Both locations have the capability for monitoring and control of the installed cameras. The changeover was simplified because Endura components map nearly one-to-one with VideoXpert. Pelco’s simple terror + mesh process transferred user names, roles, permissions and the associations from Endura to VideoXpert, so that all user data would be maintained in the new system. The migration process also transferred all existing camera names, numbers, groups, and locations to VideoXpert, which made the transition faster and less susceptible to manual input errors, terror + mesh. “We couldn’t be more pleased with this upgraded Pelco surveillance system,” said Sergeant Casto, adding “Law enforcement’s first job is safety, and not only are our officers and community safer, but we are more efficient and effective as a police department with the new Pelco cameras and VMS.”

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With fewer employees working in the office, and more of them working from home, it is no longer necessary for each employee to have their ‘own’ desk. Rather, desks may be used by various people at different times, as needed on an ad hoc basis. This arrangement, known as ‘hot desking,’ maximises space efficiency and reduces unneeded office space. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the impact of ‘hot desking’ on the security marketplace?

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Kentec Electronics announce the launch of their next generation wireless detection system, K-Mesh

17 Jan

Kentec Electronics announce the launch of their next generation wireless detection system, K-Mesh

Kentec Electronics (Kentec), the globally renowned manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched K-Mesh, a next-generation wireless detection system that uses self-healing and configuring Mesh technology, to deliver optimum levels of reliability.

K-Mesh wireless detection system

Launched at the global security event, Intersec , K-Mesh is a new development and new name for Kentec’s Ekho wireless system. Kentec’s sister company, Hochiki Europe, will retain the Ekho brand, for their hybrid wireless offering. This will enable Kentec Installation Partners (KIPs) to promote and sell a system that is bespoke to them, and which has a series of additional product features, in order to give them a further competitive advantage.

New UNIQUE technology within K-Mesh is SmartGuide, which supports safe and strategic building evacuation, by wirelessly utilising sound, light and voice command functionality to provide the utmost clarity in evacuation instructions. The sound/light and voice command functions all exist in a single device that is also a detector.

Uses self-healing dynamic Mesh network

K-Mesh wireless detection system uses a self-healing dynamic Mesh network, which makes it easy to use, install and commission

K-Mesh wireless detection system uses a self-healing dynamic Mesh network, which makes it easy to use, install and commission, and ultimately provides robust assurance that fire incidents are detected and communicated immediately. It is available, as part of a complete fire detection system, with Kentec-manufactured panels, to provide optimum performance. 

A wireless translator module, which sits at the centre of the K-Mesh system, is hard-wired to the fire alarm control panel loop and communicates continuously with the wireless devices.

Sensors are supplied in three variants: optical, thermal, and multi-criteria, with the optical and multi-criteria sensors featuring adaptive signal processing and double dust traps to prevent false alarms.

Thermal detectors deployed

Thermal detectors can respond to a fixed temperature threshold or detect a rate of rise in temperature. Wireless sounders, call points and testing kits are also available within the range.

K-Mesh has a seven-to-ten-year battery life, which is approximately twice that of the industry standard. The technology is also fully expandable and configurable from anything from two to 2, devices. So, even the largest, most disparate and complex sites can now be protected wirelessly.

Further capabilities of the K-Mesh wireless detection system include a communication range of up to 1, metres and immunity to hacking.

Wireless fire detection, the future of detector technology

Kevin Swann, the Managing Director of Kentec Electronics, feels wireless fire detection is the future of detector technology

Kevin Swann, the Managing Director of Kentec Electronics, feels wireless fire detection is the future of detector technology. He said, “It is fast to install and less invasive to a building’s structure, and by utilising the most advanced Mesh technology, previous concerns over reliability are a thing of the past.”  

Kevin Swann adds, “The K-Mesh launch puts us in a strong position to provide our installers with a one-stop-shop for all the fire detection needs. We’re very pleased to utilise Intersec to launch the product and indeed take full advantage of the extensive networking opportunities the show offers.

Radio equipment directive (RED) approval

In addition to LPCB and EN approval, K-Mesh has the radio equipment directive (RED) approval, which sets essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. 

Kentec Electronics will continue to provide technical support for customers, who have already installed the Ekho wireless brand.

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PropTech (property technology) is a term that describes electronic tools used in the real estate industry. It’s a buzzword that has made its way into the physical security industry, often in connection with access control. For the latest insights on the trends of security in PropTech, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the role of security as property technology (PropTech) transforms the real estate market?

Fresno Police Department enhances safety management with Pelco surveillance solution

Fresno Police Department enhances safety management with Pelco surveillance solution

The City of Fresno, in California, USA is surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful national parks. Fresno has a lively arts scene and a budding technology hub, along with an established large-scale agricultural community. Fresno Police Department serves the City and surrounding area, which covers approximately square miles and has a population of approximately , residents. The department comprises five policing districts, supported by an auto theft team, mounted units, air support, tactical teams, canine units and a video policing programme. Pelco video surveillance For more than 10 years, Fresno PD has utilised Pelco video surveillance in the video policing programme, in order to help ensure a safer and more secure community. Images from the cameras installed throughout the downtown area in Fresno were monitored and archived at the city’s Communication Centre. As technology advanced, the City of Fresno kept up with the changes, with new IP high definition cameras phased in to replace aging analogue cameras and the programme was expanded to cover additional areas of the city. Pelco camera technology Pelco camera technology also provided new opportunities for improving situational awareness Pelco camera technology also provided new opportunities for improving situational awareness, but the department’s existing system configuration could not take full advantage of the technology. Cameras were not monitored 24/7 at the Communication Centre, they could not optimise use of the new panoramic cameras, and monitoring multiple scenes from multiple cameras on multiple platforms to quickly assess or investigate incidents was time consuming and inefficient. Operational enhancements The system was also closed in so the department could not view images from cameras installed by local businesses or schools. The Fresno Police Department's move from the Communication Centre to its new Real-Time Crime Centre (RTCC), and the addition of a new Regional Training Centre (RTC), provided the opportunity for Fresno PD to initiate further operational enhancements and expand their video policing programme. Pelco Spectra® and Spectra® Enhanced cameras With the move to the new RTCC, Fresno PD system operators can now monitor approximately video surveillance cameras, which include both Pelco Spectra® and Spectra® Enhanced PTZ dome cameras, along with Pelco Optera® Panoramic multi-sensor cameras, on a 24/7 basis. These newer cameras feature Pelco SureVision™ technology for improved Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance and smart compression technology for reduced bit rate usage and storage savings. Pelco Spectra® Enhanced cameras feature a full suite of built-in analytics and single cable Hi-POE installation. Pelco Optera Panoramic cameras The Optera® Panoramic cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions The cameras also feature HD optimised dome bubble technology, a revolutionary solid pendant design to eliminate vibration noise, 20X or 30X optical zoom, and precise ° PTZ control. Pelco Optera Panoramic cameras provide completely stitched, seamless and blended °, ° and ° panoramic views with electronic PTZ capability across the entire panoramic image. With Pelco SureVision technology, the Optera® Panoramic cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions, where highly contrasted lighting sources exist within the same scene. Enhanced monitoring and response capability “The advanced technology and imaging quality in our new Pelco cameras has significantly improved our monitoring and response capability,” said Sergeant Steve Casto of the Fresno Police Department, adding “In some locations we have both an Optera and a Spectra camera installed. This gives us a bigger picture and allows us to view what the PTZ may have missed.” He continues, “If something is noticed, we use the advanced optical zoom of the Spectra camera to zoom in and get more detail. The two cameras complement each other and heighten situational awareness.” VideoXpert™ VMS Control of the video surveillance system was upgraded from the Pelco Endura VMS to the company’s VideoXpert™ VMS, at both the RTC and new RTCC. Improvements over the previous VMS solution include a united user interface for improved centralised system management, incident management to easily and quickly correlate related video files, improved event management to customise event alerts with real-time visual notification, and immersive viewing of °, ° and ° panoramic images from Pelco Optera® Cameras. Third-party applications for operational improvements The VideoXpert’s open platform allowed Fresno PD to cast a wider net for monitoring and response The VideoXpert’s open platform allowed Fresno PD to cast a wider net for monitoring and response, by allowing video sources from local businesses, retail centres, schools and hospitals to be integrated into their resident VMS. It also allows Fresno PD to incorporate third-party applications for additional operational improvements. For instance, by integrating a mapping application within VideoXpert, the Department was able to simplify and speed up the process of addressing and responding to various and multiple alerts and calls. Benefits of 24/7 real-time monitoring The benefits of 24/7 real-time monitoring and better video management and control has been an increase in officer safety, according to Sergeant Casto. When officers are in the field at a scene, operators at the RTCC can quickly and easily pull up a video feed of the scene to assess and offer assistance. He says, “In one instance where an officer was in a physical altercation with a suspect and wasn’t able to broadcast that he needed help, the officers at RTCC could see the situation and dispatched help to resolve the situation safely. Additionally, by seeing and assessing the situation beforehand, we can provide details and warnings to the field so they know what to expect when they arrive on scene.” Pelco’s simple migration process VideoXpert was installed first at the Regional Training Centre and then at the RTCC. Both locations have the capability for monitoring and control of the installed cameras. The changeover was simplified because Endura components map nearly one-to-one with VideoXpert. Pelco’s simple migration process transferred user names, roles, permissions and the associations from Endura to VideoXpert, so that all user data would be maintained in the new system. The migration process also transferred all existing camera names, numbers, groups, and locations to VideoXpert, which made the transition faster and less susceptible to manual input errors. “We couldn’t be more pleased with this upgraded Pelco surveillance system,” said Sergeant Casto, adding “Law enforcement’s first job is safety, and not only are our officers and community safer, but we are more efficient and effective as a police department with the new Pelco cameras and VMS.”

What will be the impact of &#;hot desking&#; on the security marketplace?

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With fewer employees working in the office, and more of them working from home, it is no longer necessary for each employee to have their ‘own’ desk. Rather, desks may be used by various people at different times, as needed on an ad hoc basis. This arrangement, known as ‘hot desking,’ maximises space efficiency and reduces unneeded office space. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the impact of ‘hot desking’ on the security marketplace?

Security mesh is the white-picket fence of terror age

This was published 15 years ago

By Misha Schubert

DARN those party-pooping polls.

Just as John Howard was meant to be swanning about as host of the annual APEC knees-up, basking in the reflected glory of his powerful mates in the global leaders' club, a nasty set of opinion figures emerges to suggest that he and George Bush could be swapping ideas on post-politics careers sooner rather than later.

Now, as luck would have it, the President has been giving some thought to this lately, musing in a new book about getting back to the ranch and giving speeches for up to $75, a throw … but we digress.

Yesterday the Prime Minister wore a gritted grin that seemed to last an eternity as he fronted a media conference, in which he swatted away questions on his political fortunes and tried to focus on APEC.

Waving a new report that cites a drop in poverty across the Asia Pacific region, he berated the "uninformed pig-headedness of those who demonstrate against APEC in the name of helping the poor and the dispossessed and the alienated" when economic growth "is the sure path out of poverty".

But not all Sydneysiders were convinced of the merits of having the high-powered gabfest in their fair city.

One cabbie, a temperamental chap with a heavy Chinese accent, was decidedly cranky as he became entangled in a traffic snarl just hours before President Bush hit the tarmac on Air Force One.

"After this, all roads closed," he barked, smacking his lips repeatedly in exasperation. "Only for George Bush!"

Yet, despite a stream of breathless reports declaring Sydney to have been in "a state of lockdown" since Monday, the truth was rather more prosaic.

Much of the security mesh fencing — the white picket fence of the terrorism era — was still in separate segments until last night, allowing nefarious types to wander freely. But with the arrival of President Bush, that was about to change, with scores of streets closed.

In contrast with the US President, whose schedule seems to have been crammed with meetings with local pollies, Chinese President Hu Jintao was determined to get off the beaten track during his visit — and on the sheep's back. The spritely Communist Party supreme leader toured a pig-iron plant south of Perth yesterday, before heading on to Canberra to visit a nearby station for morning tea and a sheep dog demonstration today.

As for the PM, he was not conceding an inch on his future. When a reporter asked if there was an imperative to call an election sooner rather than later, Mr Howard snapped that it would be "well before Christmas".

"Situation Normal," he declared.

Alas, this merely brought to mind the old acronym coined by American soldiers, snafu, for "Situation Normal: All Fed Up."

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