Tag: security

IndigoVision security surveillance for universities: University of Dundee

Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 in Blog

Needing to keep over 17,000 students safe, the University of Dundee decided to go with the IndigoVision solution supplied by Authorised Partner Scottish Communications. Wondering if your current security surveillance system is fit-for-purpose?

We are a campus that is about 72 buildings. We’ve got close to 17,000 students and about 3,000 staff members. The other part to that is that we are very centrally located downtown urban university, and of course that being said, we also don’t have a wall around the university.

IndigoVision allows us to spend our time and our resources helping people. The video intercom assistance points that we have that are integrated with IndigoVision through Control Center, they are rolled out strategically around campus, and when somebody activates that button it automatically activates a two-way video intercom. But sadly, that video intercom is about this big and it doesn’t give us a very good overall picture. So, by tying them into IndigoVision we are able to create a trigger to activate the closest PTZ camera that would turn and zoom in on the big picture view of what’s going on.

We may have 300 cameras but we only have six people on staff, but having one person who mans the Control Center means he can sit here and watch 36 cameras kind of at the same time. So instead of needing 36 people, we have 36 cameras and one person who’s monitoring them.

Campus Security, Adam speaking.

Control Center ties everything together. So, you can have an access control software, you can have a CCTV software, you can have a million-in-one different software’s, but if you have to flip between five or six of them all you’re doing is wasting time, especially in a critical incident response. You want everything as streamlined as possible, and for us, it’s that Control Center that has been that ribbon that has tied them all together. We want our officers out doing 101 other things, not sitting at a desk trying to figure out how to work a software.

The fact that the IndigoVision Control Center platform is so easy to use and it’s very easy to learn and it’s quite intuitive, means that my officers don’t have to waste time. We have all the cameras build onto a map as little icons, so as an incident moves through campus, instead of trying to scroll through a hundred cameras on a list, our officers can just click the next camera on a route and follow an incident as they move through our campus. When incidents happen, seconds count.

We’ve had an excellent partnership with the University of Dundee for over five years now. University of Dundee have vision in where they want to be in three years’ time, in five years’ time and in ten years’ time. And they share that vision with us, and they share their operational requirements from now and for the future.

IndigoVision is very responsive, they stand behind their product, but beyond that, they’re willing to work with you to make sure that your system is absolutely fit for purpose, and that’s a key thing when you’re looking for a partner.

Quality Essential Distribution are exclusive distributors of the Indigo Vision range please call us to discuss your bespoke requirements.

QED’s Cyber Monday Offers!

Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2019 in Blog


In light of Cyber Monday on 2nd December, we are running some amazing offers on selected products until Wednesday 4th December.

QED’s Black Friday Offers!

Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 in Blog

In light of Black Friday on 29th November, we are running some amazing offers on selected products such as TruVision, D-Link and Kratos UPS’s until Monday 2nd December. Shop the deals below:

Black Friday Offers

IndigoVision Control Centre. Trusted since 1994.

Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 in Blog

IndigoVision Control Centre

More Flexible. More Choice. More Secure.

IndigoVision Control Centre is powered by a unique Distributed Network Architecture (DNA) technology. DNA enables devices to communicate with each other directly and also removes the need for management servers. With DNA you get no single point of failure, the ability to add any number of devices to your installation, and reduced infrastructure costs; as well as a security system that’s incredibly network friendly.

Furthermore, Control Centre is packed with over 250 features, including Smart Tabs, Pursuit Mode, Map-based Monitoring and Real Time Alarm Tracking.

Staying safe means always staying in control.

IndigoVision Control Centre is a fully integrated user interface for managing video, access control and alarms. It puts everything at your fingertips. Being easy to install and intuitive to operate, Control Centre video management software also gives you vision, as well as sound and oversight of all cameras, from 1 to 10,000.


See everything, hear everything, track everything.

Map-based Monitoring lets you navigate across cameras, whilst Pursuit Mode allows you to instantly follow any target from one camera to the next. Additionally, you can respond to any event with fast forensic search, now including Artificial Intelligence powered by BriefCam.

Is your business expanding? IndigoVision Control Centre expands with it.

Unrestricted licensing allows unlimited installations, cameras or screens. Add cameras and consoles where you need them.

IndigoVision Distributed Network Architecture

No single point of failure.

The unique Distributed Network Architecture (DNA) removes the need for a central server. Therefore, there’s no single point of failure, greater resilience, dramatically reduced latency and no network bottlenecks.

IndigoVision’s Control Centre is used in over 15,000 sites worldwide. From airports to police forces to casinos to warehouses to neighbourhoods or whole cities; we’re a Security Manager’s best back-up. We want you to feel more than just happy and confident when you choose IndigoVision.

We want you to feel safe.

SilverNet ECHO G2 Launched

Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 in Blog

Silvernet improve their cost effective range of WISP equipment

The Silvernet ECHO Product range is especially suited for rural and WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) type applications where cost is most important. The ECHO-ST will save money, whilst servicing the need to construct a solid and reliable wireless system. Therefore, replacing the requirement for expensive leased lines.

Silvernet have improved a number of areas of the ECHO system for G2 whilst not increasing the cost. Improvements include:

Silvernet ECHO Map

Did you know the ECHO has a feature called phase shift? This nudges the rf channel across 5Mhz and means that the signal is undetectable to non-ECHO WiFi devices. Additionally, to assist installation engineers, Silvernet have provided default configuration files for UK band B or band C. This ensures it is easy to setup an ECHO wireless link legally for UK installations.

Contact QED for more information:

Call – 01772 336 111
Email – sales@qedgroup.co.uk

Silvernet ECHO

Introducing the NEW TP-Link PoE Switch

Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 in Blog

Introducing the NEW TP-Link PoE Switch

This easy to deploy PoE switch has a high PoE power budget and complies with the 802.3af/at PoE+ standard, compatible with both mode A and mode B, supporting up to 30W power supply on each PoE port. The total high PoE power budget of up to 192W for the 16 PoE ports, makes it ideal for small to medium business surveillance systems.

This type of PoE switch is specially designed for IP surveillance systems and makes surveillance installation simpler, safer and less expensive. With the extend mode, the PoE transmission distance reaches up to 250m which makes it perfect for IP Camera deployment in large area coverage.

You also have 16 PoE+ 10/100Mbps RJ45 ports, 2 Gigabit RJ45 ports and 2 combo Gigabit SFP slots, high PoE power budget with up to 30W for each PoE port and 192W for all PoE ports. And the priority mode for port 1-8 guarantees the quality of sensitive applications like video monitor.

The NEW 16-Port + 2-Port Gigabit Unmanaged PoE Switch is now available at Quality Essential Distribution.


Contact the QED team for more information on the TP-Link Unmanaged PoE Switches:

Telephone: 01772 336 111
E-mail: sales@qedgroup.co.uk

Are you prepared for a potential cyber-attack?

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 in Blog

Are you prepared for a potential cyber-attack?

There are two types of companies in the world, those that know they have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. With cybercrime on the rise, never before has it been so crucial to every company’s safety to have cybersecurity technology installed and integrated to their security system.

IndigoVision offers customers a complete end-to-end security management solution. Not only does IndigoVision have a cybersecurity offering, but it has also released a security hardening guide which contains information on the best practices for protecting security systems.


What is CyberVigilant®?

The CyberVigilant® device simply connects to a managed edge network switch to monitor connected devices using Switched Port Analyser (SPAN) functionality. In the event that any anomalies are detected, alarms are sent directly into the Control Center user interface. This enables users to respond immediately to a cyber-attack.

These anomalies include, but are not limited to:

  • unauthorized configuration access attempts
  • network reconnaissance/scans
  • device access from unauthorized clients
  • shell access
  • use of unauthorized DNS, NTP and SMTP servers
  • Denial Of Service (DoS)

It is available for purchase in two options, suitable for monitoring 16- or 24-channel edge switches.

CyberVigilant® in Camera is designed around the same principles as the CyberVigilant® device, but the technology is inside selected BX cameras, made possible through a firmware update. CyberVigilant® in Camera is able to track any attempts from unauthorized devices trying to access them, sending real-time alerts to Control Center, and refusing to communicate with any device that’s not on the whitelist.

For more information about IndigoVision’s cyber-security offering please contact Quality Essential Distribution now:

Telephone: 01772 336111
Email: sales@qedgroup.co.uk


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