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Easy implementation of EU GDPR-compliant video security equipment: Dallmeier presents combined module for data protection, data security

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) affirms the great importance of data protection and data security, but does not spell out any regulations relating specifically to video security systems. With the 14 functions of the Dallmeier module, businesses can configure their video systems individually so that each is compliant with the requirements of the EU GDPR.

The video solution must satisfy the criteria for data protection

With regard to data protection, which is to say the safeguarding of data protection principles and the rights of data subjects, Dallmeier offers four components, specifically the pixellation of entire individuals by "people masking", the set-up of "private zones" in the captured image to render public areas invisible, for example, and the definition of the maximum storage duration for each camera.

Optionally, Dallmeier customers can also use a detailed virtual 3D simulation as early as the project planning stage to define which areas are not significant for data protection purposes due to image quality.

Data security is paramount in the EU GDPR, for video as well

For the requirements of data security, ie, the protection of confidential or personal data from manipulation, loss or unauthorised access, the Dallmeier module offers 10 functions in all. On the network level, the Dallmeier module provides authentication according to IEEE 802.1X, end-to-end encryption with TLS 1.2 / 256-bit AES in current Dallmeier systems, and with the "ViProxy" function, Dallmeier recording appliances fulfil the role of security gateway for the video system. Furthermore, all hardware, software and firmware solutions are developed in-house, which eliminates the possibility of hidden access through back doors.

On the recording level, compliance with EU GDPR regulations is guaranteed by the optional "dual control principle" for viewing recordings, the specification of recording time for each user group with "MaxView" and user group administration via AD/LDAP. Reliable detection and prevention of connection attempts is assured by the "Fail2Ban" function, corresponding failover and redundancy mechanisms during recording protect against data losses. Finally, LGC certification ensures all criteria for judicial usability are fulfilled in the preservation of evidence.

"It is no secret that the ultimate interpretation of the EU GDPR in practical implementation is in no way defined conclusively and will continue to be debated and defined intensely by the national and European data protection oversight authorities until long after the end of 2018," says J"urgen Seiler, managing director of the Dallmeier consulting subsidiary davidiT. "Consequently, the best and simplest way to approach video security is to implement solutions which already provide the answers to all of the requirements that can be anticipated. With the 14 functions of our combined data protection and data security module, customers receive access to precisely this functional range in a form which is easy to both manage and configure."

Comprehensive brochure, Webinar with solution and application demo on the subject

A comprehensive brochure on the subject is available and a Webinar on the data protection and data security module will be presented on 19 June 2018 at 5pm CET for interested decision-makers and technicians. The Webinar will provide a general overview of the topic and of the various functions and their configuration. Brochure and registration link can be found at: https://www.dallmeier.com/en/events/webinars/information-on-eu-gdpr-and-video-security.html.

Dallmeier

Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 30 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology, and is an outstanding pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high-quality recorder and camera technologies, enabling Dallmeier to not only offer standalone systems, but complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated components. Right from the beginning, the company always focused on its own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability. Dallmeier is the only manufacturer in Germany that develops and manufactures all components on its own. This includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management systems. Quality made by Dallmeier, made in Germany!

Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world's first DVR, for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry, came from Dallmeier. The introduction of the patented multifocal sensor system Panomera has had a similarly ground-breaking effect, ushering in a new era for the industry. This unique camera technology is revolutionising the market and opening up completely new possibilities for securing assets, optimising business operations and ensuring public safety. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems.
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