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Edinburgh adds CCTV to bus lanes to catch drivers

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Edinburgh has installed CCTV cameras along the city’s bus lanes, in order to capture and prosecute drivers who use them illegally. Ten specific routes have been initially targeted, with the CCTV cameras recording the number plates of any vehicle using the bus lanes. All registration plates captured are then compared to a database of allowed [...]

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New MOBOTIX D14 DualDome Camera

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The new weatherproof and shock-resistant MOBOTIX D14 DualDome camera with 6,2 megapixels is a more powerful successor model of the D12 camera. With the two separately adjustable camera modules, each with 3,1 megapixels, the D14 offers a variety of ways to examine a scene since the two modules can be combined to create one image. [...]

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St. Nicholas Church uses MOBOTIX to protect and serve its congregation

| June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at the parish of St. Nicholas, one of the UK’s oldest churches, that has deployed CCTV technology to protect against theft and vandalism while offering access to special services via the internet. The parish of St. Nicholas [...]

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Pendle man sets up SIMCAM remote camera business after stroke

| December 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

A Pendle man has launched an innovative new remote camera telemetry business after having a stroke two years ago. Stan Glover had led an active and healthy life, having previously been a market manager, but he suffered a massive stroke in July 2008. He was told he would probably never regain his mobility, but plucky [...]

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Security Reaches a New Level at Scott County Jail

| December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Scott County Jail sought a real-time video analytics solution for the detection of unauthorized people in restricted zones. Automatic detections serve their security needs due to the substantial size of the site, which otherwise would demand a large number of staff physically patrolling the restricted zones, or a Corrections Officer keeping watch and picking up [...]

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Vemotion supports wide range of CCTV cameras

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Vemotion Interactive, specialists in live video transmission over low bandwidth connections, today announced the completion of development work to enable the Vemotion technology to be used with a wide range of cameras now available on the market. This development extends the use and value of Vemotion technology as it enables customers to use their existing [...]

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The UK surveillance society

| March 5, 2008 | 1 Comment

In 2006 the Information Commissioner surprised everyone by stating that the UK has become a surveillance society. The UK has the the highest degree of surveillance in Europe, and one of the biggest surveillance networks in the world. As Surveillance Watchers points out: The word surveillance has been derived from the French word which literally [...]

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Ipsotek V10 intelligent scene analysis wins Home Office approval

| August 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

Ipsotek’s V10 intelligent scene analysis system is the latest in a line of security products to win approval from the UK Home Office. Ipsotek’s V10 intelligent scene analysis system satisfied Home Office requirements as an i-LIDS approved secondary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications during testing as part of the [...]

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Axis IP-Surveillance installed at Rose Bowl

| August 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

AXIS 214 PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) Network Cameras from Axis communications have been installed by iCode at the Rose Bowl, as part of an upgrade to the stadium’s surveillance operations. The upgrade also included networking 16 existing CCTV cameras to 4 AXIS 241Q (Quad) Video Servers. These would then be able to convert analogue into [...]

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HomeCamera service allows mobile surveillance

| August 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

Wireless Intellect Labs of Singapore has launched HomeCamera in the UK, a service that allows users to monitor video and images from their home via the internet. The service is especially geared towards monitoring via mobile devices, such as 3G or WAP enabled mobile phones. HomeCamera is billed as easy to use, with a user [...]

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IP CCTV solution for St Pancras International

| May 14, 2007

A highly sophisticated surveillance solution has been applied to the refurbishment of St Pancras International station, involving more than 450 cameras, and with IP CCTV running at its core. The refurbishment and extension of St Pancras International is part of High Speed 1 (HS1), formally known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the main rail [...]

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Big Brother is watching and it could be a good thing

| February 5, 2007

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is being used all over the UK to help deter crime. Through out the region, there are probably around 4 million cameras watching what goes on. Thats about one camera for every 14 people. The CCTV has many benefits. It is used to ticket speeders and others who violate traffic laws. [...]

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CCTV Takes Prime Time

| February 5, 2007

There must be a little peeping tom in everyone or at least in the people who are watching television. The popularity of closed circuit television (CCTV) and reality programs seems to prove this to be true. The phenomena started innocently enough with MTVs The Real World. It seemed that the music station decided on [...]

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CCTV Expanding Its Reach

| February 5, 2007

What country will be the next to protect its citizens with CCTV? England has settled into the concept of the government watching them where ever it wants. In this island country, CCTV cameras are as common as cracks in the sidewalk. Movies, TV shows, and even books utilize the technology to further their plots. In [...]

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Video Domain Launches D-V58 Digital Video recorder

| January 14, 2007

Video Domain Technologies, a developer of CCTV security solutions, has launched the D-V58-Cell, a covert GPRS-based event-driven digital video recorder. The cost-effective D-V58 uses standard SD memory cards to record up to 384 hours of high quality video. It can be used in remote locations covered by cellular networks. The recorder connects to any standard [...]

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Sanyo Launches Surveillance DVR – DSR-2004H Series

| January 14, 2007

Sanyo has announced the DSR-2004Hxxx DVRs, a new digital video recorder series for surveillance systems. The DSR-2004Hxxx DVRs features multi-client accessibility and access capabilities with triplex function for simultaneous recording. It also provides MPEG-4 recording, a hard disk up to 500GB, recording rate up to 120 ips at 360 x 240 per channel, and ability [...]

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New Mobile DVR Reference Design From Techwell Inc

| January 10, 2007

At the 2007 International CES Show, Techwell, Inc., a designer of mixed signal video semiconductor solutions for the consumer electronics, security surveillance, and automotive markets, launched a mobile DVR reference design for the In-Car Display market. The mobile DVR reference design uses Techwells security surveillance and LCD display technologies and will enable system manufacturers to [...]

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Planet82 Reveals World’s First Full-Color Imaging Sensor

| January 9, 2007

Planet82 Inc’s innovative full-color imaging sensor allows digital images to be taken in the dark without the need for flash. The company, a global leader of nanotechnology, launched the new VGA-color Single carrier Modulation Photo Detector (SMPD) at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007. The new color SMPD provides clear image quality and high [...]

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IndigoVision Launches H.264 IP Video Range

| January 7, 2007

IndigoVision has launched a range of IP Video products supporting H.264. The 9000 range includes updated versions of products currently available in the 8000 range including transmitters, IP domes and Networked Video Recorders (NVRs). The company has updated Control Center its video and alarm management software for the 9000 range, allowing users to deploy a [...]

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Sony’s IP Based Monitoring Solution for CCTV Benefits

| January 3, 2007

Sony’s Distributed Enhanced Processing Architecture (DEPA) technology platform allows companies to benefit from high performance IP monitoring networks without the risk of overloading existing IT infrastructure. The system has significant benefits over analogue CCTV systems, which are unable to alert security staff to potential threats. Sony’s new surveillance technologies include a new generation of intelligent [...]

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