London Gateway Ups Security Measures

Below is an excerpt from Turkish Maritime covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

London Gateway, one of the U.K.’s major ports owned and operated by DP World, has implemented converged security and information management (CSIM) software port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.

Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the deep-sea container port is located next to Europe’s largest logistics park, providing shipping access to key U.K. consumer markets. The port is a 2 square mile area surrounded by an 11 kilometer fence line, creating a massive infrastructure to be monitored and managed. The site encounters a vast and varied range of security activities, including routinely intercepting stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants, and works closely with local and London MET police, the U.K. highways agency and the Ministry of Defense.

Read the full article here: http://www.turkishmaritime.com.tr/london-gateway-ups-security-measures-33030h.htm

London Gateway Ups Security Measures

Below is an excerpt from Maritime Logistics Professional covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

London Gateway, one of the U.K.’s major ports owned and operated by DP World, has implemented converged security and information management (CSIM) software port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the deep-sea container port is located next to Europe’s largest logistics park, providing shipping access to key U.K. consumer markets. The port is a 2 square mile area surrounded by an 11 kilometer fence line, creating a massive infrastructure to be monitored and managed. The site encounters a vast and varied range of security activities, including routinely intercepting stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants, and works closely with local and London MET police, the U.K. highways agency and the Ministry of Defense.
Read the full article here: https://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/london-gateway-security-measures-312964

Interview: Vidsys on its CSIM platform and the UAE’s Hassantuk programme

Below is an excerpt from an SSN Gulf News Q&A with VP Operations EMEA Philip Stockham. 

UAE – A Smart and Safe city programme has been launched aimed at reducing the cost of inspecting buildings for more than 150,000 buildings across the UAE. Vidsys, a converged security and information management software (CSIM), provider announced that Injazat Data Systems will employ its CSIM platform as part of the UAE’s Hassantuk programme.

SSN Gulf caught up with Philip Stockham, Vidsys’ Vice President Operations, EMEA, and Injazat Data Systems’ Atif Al Braiki, Director of Strategic Projects, to find out more.

What will Vidsys’ role be in the UAE Hassantuk Programme?

STOCKHAM: Vidsys’ Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) solution is the central application for the Hassantuk Alarm Receiving Center (ARC). As a key partner, we are supporting the overall design as well as configuration of the CSIM solution aligned to the project objectives.

AL BRAIKI: Vidsys provides a fully integrated, state-of-the-art, public security platform that currently maps, visualises, monitors and manages all fire, life safety and maintenance alarms from connected buildings. It has provided the building block for additional public safety and monitoring services.

How did the agreement with Injazat Systems come about?

STOCKHAM: Injazat studied the market and selected Vidsys for the CSIM element based on readiness of technology and experience on prior similar projects.

How long will Vidsys’ role in the programme take to implement?

AL BRAIKI: Full configuration, integration and testing will have been completed by March 2018, providing a rich, fully functional platform in a very short period of time. Vidsys will continue to provide support and enhancements throughout the programme…

Read the full interview here.

9-1-1 Magazine Features Vidsys and Motorola Solutions PROTECT Series Announcement

Below is an excerpt from 9-1-1 Magazine’s coverage of Vidsys and Motorola Solutions PROTECT Series announcement.

Vidsys and Motorola Solutions Launch PROTECT Series Communications Platform for Public Safety Initiatives

Vidsys’ Converged Security and Information Management software to power the Protect Series, Motorola Solutions’ platform for federal and state and local crisis communications

Vidsys, a global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that Motorola Solutions is implementing Vidsys CSIM through its Protect Series communications platform.

Motorola Solutions’ Protect Series is a unified platform that meets security and network compliance for secure federal properties. It aggregates and analyzes information from multiple inputs, including video sources, computer aided dispatch, records management systems, SCADA, sensors and alerts, resource location, sirens and more. The result is meaningful and actionable data and increased situational awareness through one common operating picture.

The program is designed for key decision makers such as security directors, IT directors, police, emergency operators, and threat analysts to take advantage of real-time intelligence when responding to emergencies and to help increase the safety of any federal or state and local facilities.

The converged security platform will focus on increasing situational awareness, combining disparate systems, and protecting cities from threats while providing complete interoperability with communication systems and integrated subsystems.

To read the full article visit 9-1-1 Magazine online here.

The Smart Road Ahead: Vidsys Feature Story In Security Middle East

Below is an excerpt from Security Middle East’s feature story about Vidsys’ project with Injazat to connect smart building systems across the UAE.

A smart city initiative that proactively monitors and manages fire and life safety alarms across the UAE (is being) installed by Vidsys, a Virginia (USA), based company.  Joe Charlaff speaks to installation company Injazat to find out more.

A new Converged Security Information Management System (CSIM) installed by Injazat aims to reduce the cost of inspecting buildings and provide central monitoring of fire and life safety events for 150,000 buildings across a wide range of locations across the UAE…

UAE entrusted Vidsys, a global provider of enterprise CSIM software, for the installation and maintenance of the system. Vidsys announced that Injazat Data Systems will employ their CSIM platform as part of the UAE”s Hassantuk (‘protect you’ in Arabic) smart monitoring and alert and control system…

Read the full article on Page 26 of the November / December issue online here.

Vidsys and Motorola Solutions launch communications platform for federal properties

Below is an excerpt from AsMag about Vidsys and Motorola Solutions’ recent announcement about its new PROTECT Series.

Vidsys, the global provider in physical security information management (PSIM) and converged security and information management (CSIM) software, announced that Motorola Solutions is implementing Vidsys CSIM through its Protect Series communications platform.

Motorola Solutions’ Protect Series is a unified platform that meets security and network compliance for military installations and other secure federal properties. It aggregates and analyzes information from multiple inputs, including video sources, computer aided dispatch, records management systems, SCADA, sensors and alerts, resource location, sirens and more. The result is meaningful and actionable data and increased situational awareness through one common operating picture.

The program is designed for key decision makers such as security directors, federal installation management commands, IT directors, military police, emergency operators and threat analysts to take advantage of real-time intelligence when responding to emergencies and to help increase the safety of an installation and those within its walls.

By allowing decision makers to instantly send out mass notifications in real-time, pull up any standard operating procedure (SOP) at the click of a button, the Protect Series provides real-time integration of disparate data sources that allows responders to stay one step ahead of any incident that could turn into an installation emergency.

See the full announcement here.

How Airports Can Increase Situational Awareness for Security

Below is an excerpt from Vidsys Founder and CEO James Chong’s recent article for Aviation Pros Online and Airport Business Magazine.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 932 million passengers in 2016, 3.8 percent more than the previous record high of 897.9 million reached in 2015. This leaves airports with an ongoing and very specific security challenge.

To operate smoothly and keep safety as the utmost priority, airport security teams must manage localized, detailed processes in addition to a diverse environment of technologies like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, internal communications and business intelligence. As air travel continues to increase along with the ongoing concerns of terrorist attacks and overall safety, airports must have a security platform that is flexible, mobile and intelligent to create a strong base for airport security and efficiency.

Airport security is complicated. It is rapidly evolving and requires officials to plan for a diverse set of scenarios, from terrorism and hijacking to active shooters, theft and fraud. In the face of such daunting security challenges, airport officials require best-in-class technology that can integrate seamlessly with the facility’s other systems to create true situational awareness.

Here are four considerations for airlines and airport operation centers to consider when building on their security system to boost situational awareness…

See the full article here.

Baltimore County Public Elementary Schools Being Upgraded With New Security Equipment

Below see an excerpt from Baltimore CBS local news  about Vidsys’ work with Baltimore County.

The public school system is equipping all county elementary schools with security cameras and card reader door locks. The technology allows officers to see what the schools’ security cameras see in real time.

The feeling that it can’t happen here vanished in 2012 when a 15-year-old Perry Hall High School student brought a gun to school, fired it into the crowded cafeteria and wounded one student before a counselor wrestled the shooter to the floor.

“That really pushed me to say we really need to make sure we are keeping our schools safe,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

The effort was highlighted Friday with a video dashboard system that gives police officers a real time look at school security cameras video. It gives officers eyes inside of the county’s schools, libraries, and other public facilities county wide.

“Depending on what type of call it is where we can deploy all our resources, how to respond, emergency status or routine status,” said officer Melvin Callaman of the Baltimore Police Department. “Officers on the midnight shift, they can get a simple burglar alarm – they can log on, see if there’s somebody inside.”

Click here to read the full article on Baltimore CBS local news.

Quick access to school cameras help police in potential crises

Below see an excerpt from WBALTV 11 about Vidsys’ work with Baltimore County.

Baltimore County just rolled out its latest piece of school safety technology. The equipment is designed to give police officers a head start in dealing with a crisis already in progress. The school system beefed up security after a shooting at Perry Hall High School that happened five years ago. Now, $13 million later, it may one of the most high-tech security districts in the state.

“We’re able to pull up school cameras — elementary, middle school and high school cameras,” said Baltimore County police Officer Melvin Callaman. A police vehicle was parked outside of Southwest Academy in Baltimore County on Friday to show off the new mobile school security system.

“The police officer who’s patrolling the neighborhood can instantly access these feeds without having to be physically present at the school,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. It’s the next step in Baltimore County’s effort to keep schools safe, and they plan to do so from a laptop computer on the dashboard of a police cruiser. Officers can now pull up a half-dozen screens at one time. It includes live video of the main office, lobby, playgrounds and traffic cameras.

“They can change very quickly and easily … to that situation they want to view and have that full situational awareness coming up on a screen,” said Rob Strading, the director of Baltimore County Technology.

“Depending on what type of call it is, we can deploy other resources and decide how to respond in an emergency status,” Callaman said.

Read the full article here.

 

Officer demonstrates Vidsys technology used to ensure school safety

Under the leadership of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Official Baltimore County Police & Fire Police Officers have upgraded the technology used to ensure public and school safety. With access to LIVE footage for all Baltimore County Public Schools and branches of the Baltimore County Public Librarysystem, Officers are able to monitor and protect all Baltimore County students, faculty and staff! #AEW2017 #BaltCoSafe#BaltCoProud.

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