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Retailers looking to utilise covert solutions

According to the latest annual Centre for Retail Research (CRR) survey into the use of CCTV in retail – commissioned by Axis Communications, 70% of retailers want to introduce covert CCTV and 66% are planning to move to mobile data access in the near future. Interest in cloud...
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Seagate announces 8TB surveillance HDD

Seagate Technology has announced the 8TB surveillance hard drive disk (HDD), which the company describes as the largest drive of its kind for surveillance applications in the industry. Targeting surveillance system integrators, end users and system installers, the Seagate...
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CCTV catches rail risk takers in Matlock

People have been warned to stop taking photos while standing on railway tracks – after CCTV captured eight dangerous incidents in a day at one level crossing. One group of people spent more than eight minutes on the railway taking photographs and chatting. Two children even...
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FIA publishes latest market conditions review

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published its fifth Market Conditions Review. The report is a ‘snapshot’ taken every six month to review how the fire protection market is performing. It is based on a survey conducted by the FIA of both FIA member and non-member companies...
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Cameras take part in Ultimate Hell week!

Surveillance cameras recently played a part in the BBC series Special Forces – Ultimate Hell week. The series which is hosted by Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff puts 29 of the UK’s fittest men and women through an ultimate endurance challenge a test which pushes them beyond their...
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TESTED: Tyco illustra 5MP Mini Dome

This camera is an internal 5MP dome of the Tyco “illustra” range that covers internal and external domes and bullet cameras for the majority of installation requirements. It is promoted for its high definition image capture along with low light performance, wide dynamic range and...
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Vanderbilt makes two senior appointments

Vanderbilt International has strengthened its senior management team with two key appointments. Peter Mueller (pictured) has joined the company as its new Chief Information Officer and executive committee member, while Rickard Hammarberg will take on the role of Sales Hub Head...
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EN 54 testing requirements reinforcement

The Fire Protection Association’s (FPA) 9th edition of The Joint Code of Practice has reinforced the need for construction site fire alarm systems to meet EN 54. Version 9 of Fire Prevention on Construction Sites; The Joint Code of Practice on the Protection from Fire of...
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Lower cost bullet cameras launched

Panasonic is set to launch two new security cameras, aimed at small to medium sized businesses. The WV-SPW532L and WV-SPW312L bullet cameras, set for release in early November 2015, are reported to have features from the company’s 3 and 5 series cameras at “a fraction of t...
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Early detection for UK research centre

Xtralis VESDA VLP and VLC aspirating smoke detectors are providing early warning smoke detection for the Ricardo Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC), a new facility for the development of clean, low carbon vehicles located in Shoreham, UK. The Ricardo VERC features a new...