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EET Europarts acquires UK based Surveillance & Security Distributor

EET Europarts is pleased to announce the acquisition of one of the leading distributors of CCTV and access control equipment in the UK, Pro-Vision Distribution Ltd. The company is an authorised distributor for over 60 brands from manufacturers that are highly respected throughout the industry.

“I am very excited to announce the acquisition of Pro-Vision, the company has an excellent reputation in the CCTV and Security market place with vendors such as Bosch, Pelco, Panasonic, Idis and Hanwha Samsung” said Simon Smith, Managing Director at EET Europarts in the UK, and continues; “This acquisition brings a very strong sales and support team, giving the customers the specialist knowledge and support needed in order to supply them the correct solution. The acquisition of Pro-Vision will also strengthens the product offering and sales expertise to existing EET customers of CCTV and Security products. Pro-Vision customers will also now have a much broader range of products in both CCTV and Security and in all our other product categories”.

Pro-Vision has a well-earned reputation for getting things right, on time, every time – in terms of product knowledge, delivery and support. With the acquisition, EET Europarts will take over a team of over 20 dedicated and experienced employees from Pro-Vision. Commenting on the acquisition Peter Ford, Managing Director at Pro-Vision said: “ since 2005 when Brian Munday and I started the company we have endeavoured to grow the business in a professional manner with a level of service that complemented the world class manufacturers we represent. We look forward to bringing to EET Europarts our market knowledge, experience and sales skills. We will, of course, keep the same partnership relationships with our suppliers and I feel confident that jointly, we are ready to gain significant market share going forward as an integral part of an ambitious and successful company”.

“With the acquisition of Pro-Vision we strengthen our position within the Surveillance & Security area significantly. We will now be able to provide our customers with an even better product portfolio and achieve our ambition of being the preferred distribution partner in Europe,” says Bo Ørbjerg, Business Line Director, Surveillance & Security at EET Group.

It's business as usual for Pro-Vision’s internal and external sales teams who continue to offer the friendly professional service our customers expect. CCTV, access control and public address equipment from over 60 brands are still available from stock with next day delivery as standard. The sales office is open from 8:30 to 5:30 Monday to Friday.

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Say hello to Kieran

Kieran joined us a few months ago and has been working away in the background getting used to the terminology and technology associated with the CCTV, Access Control and the Public Address industry. His role is to be heavily involved with Pro-Vision’s sales team dealing with enquiries, providing quotations and sorting out any queries that arise in our busy sales office environment.

Kieran has been working in sales and customer service for the past 8 years. However his new role at Pro-Vision has given him the opportunity to expand his product knowledge and work in a larger sales office environment.

In his spare time Kieran has a passion for classic/custom cars. His interest has led to him modifying cars and exhibiting them at shows all over the country as well as learning as much as possible about the whole car scene. We’re sure that Kieran’s enthusiasm, willingness to learn and hunger for knowledge will be a real asset to Pro-Vision and wish him every success in his career with us.

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FLIR release new PTZ dome options

FLIR have added two new dome options to their popular Quasar camera range. The Quasar 1080p FHD PTZ camera, which introduces new generation image processing and optics, is available in pendant and recess mount bubble dome options. With its best in class broadcast video quality and guaranteed frame rates up to 60 FPS, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), Servo Feedback and Shutter Wide Dynamic Range the newest member of the Quasar family is designed to tackle the most challenging video capture environments. The FLIR Quasar FHD PTZ utilises the latest technology to deliver one of the lowest bandwidths in the industry thanks to its advanced H.264/H.265 motion processing technology. These domes are the perfect choice for airports, city surveillance projects, critical infrastructure, business parks, education campuses or any application requiring Pan/Tilt/Zoom capabilities.

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Dallmeier offer compact 360-degree panoramic camera

Dallmeier’s MDF5400HD-DN is a high definition fisheye 360-degree panoramic view 12MP H.264 camera which requires either 24vDC or PoE. Its ultra compact size makes it ideal for any discreet installations, for example in suspended ceilings. A 12MP sensor and a state-of-the-art encoder together with sophisticated image processing enable the camera to deliver 25/30 fps making it a cost-effective solution. i.e. one unit can capture an entire room without blind spots and in real time. The MDF5400HD-DN comes with true day/night (IR cut filter), an edge storage facility and video content analysis including detection of movements/objects, intrusion detection and line crossing.

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Wisenet on the crest of a WAVE

The new Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS) from Hanwha Techwin makes displaying up to 64 high definition video streams almost effortless.

Hanwha Techwin already offer an entry level free VMS called SSM as well as for sophisticated Enterprise level VMS projects. Wisenet WAVE has been launched to answer the needs of projects in the middle ground with an emphasis on simplified user experience.

An intuitive ‘drag & drop’ tool makes it extremely easy for operators to set up a display of live and recorded images on a single screen or video wall with customised layouts and sizes. Other key features include a virtual PTZ, which with just simple clicks of a mouse enables operators to zoom in to see close up detail of any suspicious activity. Motion detection and video analytics support can be configured to generate alerts when user defined incidents occur. A wide range of smart, keyword, calendar and time-slice search options facilitate rapid retrieval of recorded video.

Wisenet WAVE offers a wide range of options to allow users to choose how and where they wish to manage their video surveillance systems with minimal hardware requirements.

Desktop: Wisenet WAVE is offered as software that can be installed onto a user’s desktop running Windows, Linux or Apple Mac. 24 to 64 live high definition video streams can be managed on 32 and 64-bit operating systems.

Cloud: A cloud-based service can be remotely accessed by an unlimited number of authorised users from anywhere in the world to offer a hardware-free, cost saving way to take advantage of all Wisenet WAVE’s functionality.

Server solutions: Wisenet WAVE is available as a pre-loaded out-of-the-box server or as downloadable software from their website. This enables operators to view up to 64 high definition streams of live video. A supporting web-based application allows each Wisenet WAVE platform to be managed as a standalone system or as part of a larger, scalable video management solution. The application also provides an audit trail, real-time health monitoring and camera failover support as well as reports on server health and storage status.

Mobile: A mobile app provides the opportunity to remotely access the key functions of Wisenet WAVE from a smart device to enable ‘on-the-road’ users to view and respond to any incidents captured by Wisenet cameras.

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Ethernet with PoE+ to 250 meters – sorted with AMG

When you need to extend Ethernet services beyond the general IEEE 802.3 limits of 100m and the cost of new fibre cabling is prohibitive AMG Semi-managed switches with extended function offer the perfect solution.

AMG's Industrial Semi-Managed switches with an extended operation feature provide Ethernet with PoE/PoE+ up to 250m. There is no need to use any other device in the network path to the remote device.

The switch operates on a per copper port basis at fixed 10Mbps duplex and supports up to 30W PoE+ power output. The SFP port(s) can operate either 100Mbps or 1Gbps depending on the application requirements. Semi-managed switches can be daisy-chained effectively and easily even when cameras are multi-casting – i.e. as the data is not sent between copper ports it helps prevent data flooding and storms.

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The D-Link DCS-4633EV Vigilance 3-Megapixel vandal-resistant external dome camera is a high-definition professional surveillance solution that’s suitable for small, medium and large enterprises. The camera uses a high-sensitivity 3-megapixel progressive scan CMOS sensor with on-board WDR image enhancement to deliver truly superior quality video in all conditions. The all-in-one rugged design makes this camera extremely reliable and ideal for deployment in surveillance applications without the need for additional accessories.

To maximise bandwidth efficiency and improve image quality, the DCS-4633EV provides real-time video compression using the H.265/H.264/ MJPEG codecs and supports three separate profiles for simultaneous video streaming and recording. Support for the latest H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding standard maximises network bandwidth for enhanced quality. Video resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536 provide clear details and noise reduction as well as support for simultaneous video streams to improve quality in case forensic work is required for evidence. Additional support for motion detection, event management features and ePTZ allow for implementation in a wide variety of surveillance applications - such as monitoring public areas to detect incidents and co-ordinate responses, enforcing access control to restricted areas, deterring criminal activity or monitoring inventory.

The DCS-4633EV features WDR image enhancement to deliver improved image quality in conditions with uneven or difficult lighting enabling users to identify subjects that are backlit or in brightly lit areas. In low-light situations the IR cut filter automatically slides out of the way to use all available light. The DCS-4633EV also has built-in IR LED illuminators with a 20m range that allow the camera to keep watch even in complete darkness. IP66 certification ensures the camera is completely protected from dust and water in any environment and an IK10 certified vandal-resistant housing ensures it will keep recording even when intruders attempt to sabotage the camera.

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Get to know Pelco VX-Pro

Pelco’s VideoXpert Professional provides a video management system platform designed to seamlessly bridge the gap between mid-market and enterprise platforms by providing a superior user interface and a robust set of features that customers demand.

Ideal for small to mid-size installations of up to 100 cameras installation of VideoXpert Professional is seamless and simple.

Over the coming months Pro-Vision will display a series of videos that outline the VX Pro’s system features. In this month’s video we look at some of the basic features on VideoXpert Pro’s Ops Centre software. You can see how easy it is to open up new video workspaces, control multi-screen layouts and save groups of cameras as recallable “Tabs".

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