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Photo digest - Factory/Warehouse corner

SECURITY SHOW 2010

At the Factory/Warehouse corner, solutions designed for locations where there is a difference in temperature and brightness are introduced. These include a camera system that enables smooth, wait-less entry of vehicles making deliveries by identifying and cross checking the license plates of vehicles with the list of pre-registered license plate numbers and a system that monitors the peripheral areas of the premises. These cameras are designed to capture images in color during daytime and switches to black and white when it gets dark to increase sensitivity.

In the demonstration of "Number Catch," which is the name of the license plate recognition system that identifies the license plate numbers of vehicles in motion, you can see how clearly it captures the numbers even during nighttime by combining the megapixel network camera with the optional infrared ray LED projector.

SECURITY SHOW 2010

What is found on the right side of the Factory/Warehouse corner sign is a surveillance camera that detects intruders attempting to enter the factory’s premises. It works in tandem with the sensor that detects pressure on the optical fibers extended around the fences surrounding the premises. When an intruder puts firm pressure on or grasps on to the optical fibers, the system sets off alarms while the camera captures the image of the intruder. These optical fibers do not react to slight vibrations such as wind reducing false alarms. This solution also realizes more accurate monitoring by combining sensors with cameras with heightened sensitivity.

SECURITY SHOW 2010The camera about the size of a human head is the weather resistant dome network camera, "DG-NW960," from the "i-PRO" series that functions under various temperatures ranging from-40°C to +50°C. There is a camera inside the dome and it can pan endlessly horizontally (vertically from -5 degrees to 185 degrees) to capture images of the surrounding area. I heard that approximately 100 cameras of the same type were installed in various locations for surveillance and security purposes during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games held last month. Because it has a 30x optical zoom, it can capture up-close images of suspicious individuals from a distance and record it in fine detail. But of course, it would be best if there is no need for these cameras.

SECURITY SHOW 2010

In this corner, you can find a system that makes the factory more "visible" and motion analysis software also introduced in last year’s SECURITY SHOW. When motions during operation become more "visible" by actually recording the process, you can start to identify the issues and tasks at hand. The HD Visual Communication System is also on display. At this exhibition, this system connects the Tokyo Big Sight and the "satellite office" in Meguro and visitors at the booth can talk to the person in the satellite office. When I was there, I saw a visitor asking the person in the satellite office questions instead of asking the staff in the booth. Because this system makes you feel like the other person is actually right in front of you, perhaps people feel at ease and forget about the distance.

atsuko

Photo digest - Buildings/Offices corner

SECURITY SHOW 2010

I often see businessmen with IC cards hanging from their necks when I go outside during lunchtime on weekdays. Nowadays, more and more offices require card keys in order to enter and exit their premises. Here in this corner, you can learn about how to streamline management and reduce energy waste by collectively managing entries/exits as well as the air conditioning and lighting. The system, which combines an integrated security system, "eX-SG light," and EMIT building controller, "WeLBA 500," is designed for small/mid size buildings with numerous tenants. Because it lets you adjust the air conditioning and lighting for each tenant rather than the entire building, you can micro-manage and reduce energy waste. And coupled with the personal IC card, the system also can tell who is working overtime. So it may help you to improve not only the use of air conditioning and lighting, but also employees’ working conditions.

SECURITY SHOW 2010

This is a solution using surveillance cameras for monitoring centers. Ordinarily, the cameras capture images inside the facility and display them on the monitors by automatically switching views from one to another, but when the camera detects any abnormal activities, it captures the image of the site and automatically displays it on the monitors. The people in charge at the monitoring center can check "where" and "what problem" occurred, making it easier and more efficient for them to respond. In this corner, in addition to IP-based cameras, you can also learn about how to digitalize existing analog cameras installed in the facility as well as about converters that let you use existing coaxial cables as LAN, so there are visitors here who ask the staff in this corner many questions about the products.

atsuko

Photo digest - Home/Town corner

SECURITY SHOW 2010

You can find a wide range of products that help prevent crime like doorphones in home centers and electronics stores nowadays. In the Home/Town corner in the Panasonic booth, you will find the home network system, "Lifinity," which lets you fortify security and lets you "see" how much power you have consumed by connecting the various equipment in the home via LAN, and TV doorphone, "Genkanban (Doorman)" for houses.

SECURITY SHOW 2010

In front of that corner, you can see a demonstration of the "Dokodemo Doorphone," which displays the visitor's image on the main unit and cordless phone like terminal when they ring the doorbell, and the "Dokodemo (anywhere) camera," which are sensor cameras that can be added to the "Dokodemo Doorphone" in various rooms and balconies. When the visitor rings the doorbell, his/her image can be shown on the main unit, but if he/she is far away from the camera and hard to see, you can zoom up closer. And if the visitor's image is displayed in the corner of the screen, you can touch the screen and adjust to give you a clearer view. This gives you additional peace of mind when you can even see the faces of people in the back when many visitors come at once. In this corner, I saw more general consumers who were keen to learn more about the solutions than businessmen here for research. It seems that there are many people at the exhibition who have come out of personal interest rather than just developers and managers of offices and apartments.

atsuko

Photo digest - Shops/Chain stores corner

SECURITY SHOW 2010

This corner looks like a convenience store, with a cash register and racks, as well as the backyard area, but can you see that there are cameras installed in this mock store? In this corner you will find 2 cameras recording footage in the mock store (there is also a comparison of the resolution and angle of view of the 2 cameras) as well as solutions using recorders that may be installed in small shops as well. It seems that there is increasing demand for higher resolution cameras to record evidence of cash exchanges and shoplifting. This is understandable since it wouldn't make sense if the image was too coarse and you couldn't really see any of the key details when something happens.

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The presentations introduce many "ecological" aspects of the various solutions. Devices such as cameras and recorders have been designed to be very energy saving, and Panasonic also proposes a very efficient use of the various devices with application software. There are many more "eco" proposals here at the Panasonic booth. For example, when I looked up, I saw that LED lights, "EVERLEDS" were being used. The Panasonic booth, which has employed white as the key color, lit in "next generation" lighting appears very clean and safe, and although "security" is quite a serious theme (i.e. crime prevention), I was able to take a look around the booth quite at ease.

atsuko

Photo digest - Camera corner

SECURITY SHOW 2010

There is a "wall" of cameras on the left hand side of the Panasonic booth. Here you can see the line-up of "i-PRO" series, which are IP based cameras, including those for outdoor use and compact cameras with an integrated lens. Perhaps Panasonic is making a declaration that it will offer a comprehensive range of camera solutions for every type of environment from small shops, tenant buildings, to public areas i.e. streets.

The main stage presentation also explained that the products which were offered under numerous brand names were unified under one brand, "i-PRO" to include these cameras, recorders, and applications that let you use the footage. The concept of the i-PRO series is, "SmartHD." Not only is the footage available in HD, now you can do much more, such as real-time processing of high resolution images, rein in power consumption, and very simple operation.

SECURITY SHOW 2010I took a photograph of the "wall" of cameras from below. What you can see in the lower left is the compact, indoor camera that lets you check to see how the sleeping baby or your pet in a different room in the house is doing. And the one in the upper left, that looks like a big hanging eyeball is the outdoor camera with a 30x zoom that may be set up in streets. These cameras are demonstrated in each corner of the booth, so you can check to see their resolution and the speed at which it can tilt for yourself. Although the size or shape of the cameras, or what they record may be different, the ability to connect over the same IP network may significantly increase the flexibility of the system. By the way, there was also a demonstration comparing the resolution with a consumer camcorder. You would think that the consumer camcorders would have better resolution, but… I will tell you more about it in another entry.
atsuko

Photo digest - Main stage presentation

On the stage found on the right side of the Panasonic booth, a presentation introducing the latest devices and ecological benefits provided by the IP-based security systems is being held.

The story unfolds around the male MC, as he responds to various inquiries he receives on his mobile phone and introduces solutions that help alleviate such "concerns." A bit unnerving concerns such as "we are faced with increasing cases of shoplifting and malicious pranks" are different from what you might find at ordinary electronics exhibitions.

SECURITY SHOW 2010The MC is giving an explanation about the solutions for the various problems. This was the first presentation of the day, but more and more people began to gather around the stage as the presentation went on. There are illustrations of different locations such as "Buildings/Offices," "Shops/Chain stores," "Home/Town" and "Factory/Warehouse" in the background of the stage, and the MC introduces respective solutions by moving from one to the other, but the entire booth is also divided into these zones. You can see a demonstration using the various devices at each corner after the stage presentation, and it seems that many visitors are asking the staff questions while watching the surveillance camera.
atsuko

The SECURITY SHOW has begun! Hopefully it will drive the cold winter away

SECURITY SHOW 2010

Good morning. I’m atsuko, and I've just arrived safely at the Tokyo Big Sight from Osaka. The 18th comprehensive exhibition on security and safety management, the "SECURITY SHOW 2010," has begun. It's very cold in Tokyo today. It is as though we are back in winter again, but the registration began 30 minutes before the exhibition and while they were waiting in line, many visitors seemed to be checking the map and planning how to get around their desired booths. It was quite crowded by the time the exhibition started. It would be better if you can explore your desired booth before it gets too crowded.

Here, at the Tokyo Big Sight, other exhibitions such as the "RETAILTECH JAPAN 2010" are also being held concurrently with the "SECURITY SHOW," so it seems that there are many visitors who are planning to do a tour of these exhibitions as well. I would also like to take a look at the RETAILTECH venue later.

Well, let me go inside and check out the Panasonic booth at the SECURITY SHOW. I will write about it in detail later!

atsuko

The "SECURITY SHOW," which aspires to help create "safe and peaceful cities and societies," will begin on March 9!

Long time no see. I’m atsuko. I wasn’t getting enough sleep during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but the Games has ended and in Japan, Spring is right around corner. It is a great season to spend time outdoors. But do you always make sure that the doors and windows are locked before you leave the house? The reason why I’m asking you such a question is because I wanted to tell you about the upcoming "SECURITY SHOW," which is one of the largest exhibitions in Japan on security and safety management where you can find the latest information on security and also see various product demonstrations.

Nowadays, it has become common practice to only go into business with companies that have in place stringent security measures and I’m sure many companies implement their own rules or systems to manage risks as well. But some systems may need to be updated depending on when they were installed. Moreover, some people may be wishing to use the latest devices, but also adopt more easily operable equipment or may also be considering upgrading the specs of the existing equipment. In the workshops and special corners at the exhibition, you can learn about new systems that incorporate IP, so it seems that the world of security is also beginning to shift towards IP-based solutions. Perhaps, as a result of wanting a more easily operable system, more and more people may end up choosing IP-based systems.

According to information available on the website about what ideas will be on exhibit in the Panasonic booth at the SECURITY SHOW, Panasonic will be showcasing the latest camera systems and security solutions for the entire home or building. The booth will be divided into 4 zones (Shops/Chain stores, Buildings/Offices, Homes/Towns and Factories/Warehouses) and solutions using the various devices will be introduced in each zone. I heard that solutions using the IP network are also eco-conscious. I would like to check out why they are "eco-conscious" when I get to the booth

I also took a look at the official SECURITY SHOW website. It offers a wide range of content including information about the exhibitors, Q&A for visitors, and newspaper articles on security information, so it is convenient for gathering information before visiting the exhibition.

SECURITY SHOW 2010
Period: March 9 (Tues) – March 12 (Fri), 2010
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo, Japan)
Organizer: Nikkei Inc.
Official site: http://www.shopbiz.jp/en/ss/