A recently introduced updated version of Samsung Techwin’s SmartViewer central management software is able to support the company’s IP video surveillance devices, as well as its analogue devices, allowing previous investments in hardware to be safeguarded. V4.0 of the software is designed for video surveillance systems with up to 36 cameras and enables any authorised user with access to the Internet to view live footage or search for recorded video captured by connected cameras. Users can choose to simultaneously display images from up to 16 cameras in various split-screen modes and can save configuration details for future use. A key feature is a device manager which automatically scans for connected IP devices and enables the importing/exporting of settings. It also facilitates the remote updating of firmware and can therefore save time and money by negating the need for site visits. Other features include drag and drop video stream selection, varied codec support and real-time event listings.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.