Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, opening morning at the Javits Center, where the jointly held ISC East and InfoSecurityNY were being held. Traffic was surprisingly good.
Inside the show, I ran into Clive Gillon of Transdyn, an integrator and engineering firm offering integrated traffic management and video systems.
I had a minute to visit with the crew at Watec, checking out some of their miniature CCD cameras and board cameras. Despite the small sizes of the cameras, the images were surprisingly good.
I popped over to the press office to meet the guys from CoviSec (Coastal Video Security), who were up from Florida to introduce its Alcatraz product line. Pictured above are two interesting products. On the right is a laptop-like DVR and LCD screen combo that's perfect for small businesses (convenience stores, perhaps) where space is at a premium. ItÂ can be optioned for either USB back-upÂ or with a CD writer. On the left is the ALC-4825ON, withÂ super-LEDs for infrared night vision extending over 300 feet. The camera includes a 25x optical zoom and will be priced around $900 for dealers, allowing for very affordable long-distance night vision. Also introduces was the D-series DVRs (again, very affordable) with JPEG200 and H.264 compression.
Ok, the "white trucks" that our industry uses don't tend to get much attention from the trade press, but I must say that I was impressed by Adrian Steel's design for the Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon mid-size pick-up truck. They seem to be taking the 4-door version of the truck and adding custom metal work and a nice cap. Hot features include the slide-out tray option in the bed, two large flip-up access panels on the truck cap, use of the 4-door design to create an integrated storage compartment with dual side access and an integrated tool box. They also had the AstroBody system on display (AstroBody is a cooperative partner with Adrian) for those looking for the convenience of a mid-size pickup and the storage capacity of a full-size van.
There was nothing covert about these ladies from Brickhouse Security. The firm does GPS tracking, covert surveillance and counter-surveillance. It's used Teydo/FindWhere's GPS tracking solution.
Speaking of GPS tracking, I popped by the FindWhere booth (parent company is Teydo) to see their integrated web-based software system for tracking GPS devices that could be associated with people or assets. The system uses Microsoft's mapping system (very similar to Google maps, if you know that technology) and can give updates on a GPS device's location. It's great for executive protection or for private investigation. It's not applicable for fleet management, however.