Verint Video Servers (IP Transmission) / Video Encoders(27)
Verint is advancing the capture and management of digital video for high-capacity users with Verint’s Video Management Software and its suite of Ethernet Video Servers. Based on open, industry standards, Verint Nextiva MPEG-4-based Video Solutions enable organizations to acquire, manage and use video as easily as any other data. Users can develop high-performance, fault tolerant video transmission and storage infrastructures, which deliver secure and rapid video access across IT networks.The Verint Nextiva S1712e 12-Input Ethernet Video Server provides a cost-effective, multi-port solution especially for video monitoring and surveillance in areas where a high concentration of cameras terminates within the same area. Verint Nextiva S1712 delivers MPEG-4-based video over 10/100 Base-T networks using cat 5, fibre optic and wireless media. Vast amounts of video can be collected, transmitted, stored and accessed from virtually anywhere. With Verint’s Video Management Software, you can view your live and recorded video and manage your entire video surveillance operation from a single LAN- or WAN-enabled workstation, or via a Web browser, anytime and from anywhere.Verint’s highly-scalable, cost-effective open solutions also leverage your investment in open industry standard storage solutions such as IBM servers and RAID. Develop effective strategies for management and retention of video surveillance data using Verint’s Networked Video Solutions, and the most vital images within the vast amount of video you capture can be accessed from virtually anywhere on your IT network by the people who need them most.Add to Compare
Verint has launched 3 new DVD-quality Ethernet Video Servers. These compact servers are easy to configure and manage and utilize Nextiva Control Centre, an easy-to use management portal which simplifies deployment and enables configuration and administration from a single location and application.Nextiva S1704e: Including on-board analytics, this unit is designed for video monitoring and surveillance over IP networks and integrated with the Nextiva platform and applications. Analytics ‘at the edge' can dramatically reduce video transport and storage requirements.Nextiva S1950e: A single port, high-resolution encoder designed for digital video monitoring and surveillance over IP networks. Built for ease of use, up to 5 authorized users can simultaneously monitor live video and configure other unit settings using Internet Explorer and a secure and intuitive Web browser interface.Nextiva 1970e: Delivers 4CIF, 25 FPS for single-camera applications requiring optimal image quality. With MPEG-4 SP video compression, dynamic bandwidth allocation and dual streaming capabilities, the Nextiva S1970e helps optimize the use of valuable network resources.Built on accepted industry standards for easy interoperability with existing IT infrastructure and video equipment, the new Nextiva Ethernet Video Servers represent a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to deliver superior functionality, long-term investment protection, and value. IIPSEC stand 089Add to Compare
1 channels, Audio Input, Alarm Input, 1, H.264/MPEG-4, RTP/IP, UDP/IP, TCP/IP, RTSP, or multicast IP, DNS, NTP, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP client, 802.1x, RJ-45, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, 106 x 90 x 42, 260, 4 W, 12 V DC, 0 ~ 60 C (32 ~ 140 F), 95, HDMI with an output format of up to 1080i (1920x1080@30fps)Add to Compare
16 channels, Alarm Input, H.264/MPEG-4, RTP/IP, UDP/IP, TCP/IP, RSTP, or multicast IP, DNS, NTP, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP client, and 802.1x, RJ-45, Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, 720 x 576, 15 fps, 30Kbps ~ 6Mbps, Embedded Linux, 430 x 168 x 43, 1,800, 23 W, 12 V DC, 0 ~ 55 C (32 ~ 131 F), 95, 16 composites, 1 Vpp into 75 ohms NTSC/PAL, BNC femaleAdd to Compare
Verint® Systems Inc., a leading global provider of analytics software-based solutions for workforce-enterprise optimisation and security, today announced additions to its family of multiport encoders, along with the next release of its patent-protected Nextiva® Enterprise video management software. These integrated solutions are the latest enhancements to the industry-leading Nextiva IP video portfolio from Verint® Video Intelligence Solutions™, and are designed to deliver a flexible and scalable IP video management platform to organizations around the world. Robust and energy-efficient next-generation multiport encoders. The introduction of its environmentally-friendly Nextiva S1808e and S1816e multiport encoders represent the latest addition to the Nextiva portfolio, and are the result the company's decade-long track record that includes deploying close to one million multiport encoder inputs. The Nextiva S1808e and S1816e multiport encoders are enterprise-class solutions designed to deliver high-resolution images for recorded and live video, and support H.264 and MPEG-4 video up to 4CIF/30fps on all ports. By incorporating the robust H.264 video encoding technology, the solutions can help enable lower total cost of ownership (TCO), decreased bit rate and storage consumption by up to 50 percent, less power requirements and seamless integration with the company's Nextiva video management software. The new Nextiva encoders, built for easy installation and operation in virtually any environment, also feature state-of-the-art power supplies that are ENERGY STAR® qualified, meeting strict energy-efficient guidelines that help protect the environment. Further, with 25 percent weight reduction, the encoders' compact and cutting-edge product design helps diminish carbon emissions produced during shipping-allowing for greater flexibility in system design and deployment. Video management software furthers compliance, server capacity and virtualisation In addition, recent enhancements to the Nextiva video management software include H.264 compliance, which allows for double the number of recorded cameras per server. Verint Nextiva is a comprehensive solution built on a standards-based, open architecture engineered for scalability, rapid deployment and ease of maintenance. The latest solution builds on this foundation and offers new features that support server virtualisation-helping organizations consolidate and reduce their IT operational and maintenance costs. "As ever, Verint is committed to delivering innovative solutions that simplify and make it more cost-effective for organizations to meet their security requirements. We believe these enhancements, and others to come, will serve the market well-enabling users to effectively manage and maximize their IP video system investments," says Elan Moriah, president, Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and Verint® Witness Actionable Solutions®.Add to Compare
Built on a decade of deploying over one million ports, the Nextiva S1800e single- and dual-port encoders are ideal for one- or two-camera implementations in distributed networks, in which excellent video quality, a compact design, and storage and bandwidth optimisation are key. The S1800e single- and dual-port encoders couple superior video resolution up to three H.264 video streams D1/25fps and storage on the edge-a failover mechanism that ensures video is recorded in case connection with the management software is lost.Model: S1801e, 1-port video encoder, triple H.264 streams@D1/25fps + MJPEG-4 stream@4CIF/25fps, storage on the edge functionality (SDHC MicroSD card, not included), Energy Star power supply included Model: S1801e-PoE, 1-port video encoder with PoE support (PoE injector not incl.) triple H.264 streams@D1/25fps + MJPEG-4 stream@4CIF/25fps, storage on the edge functionality (SDHC MicroSD card, not included), Energy Star power supply included Model: S1802e, 2-ports video encoder, triple H.264 streams@D1/25fps + MJPEG-4 stream@4CIF/25fps, storage on the edge functionality (SDHC MicroSD card, not included), Energy Star power supply included.Add to Compare
12 channels, Alarm Input, MPEG-4, RTP/IP, UDP/IP, TCP/IP, or multicast IP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, FTP, and DHCP, 10 ~ 100Base-T Ethernet, 704 x 576, 30 fps, 30Kbps ~ 6Mbp, 432 x 155 x 44, 2400, 20W, 12 V DC, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F), 95, 1 Vpp into 75 ohmsAdd to Compare
Key additions to Verint's Nextiva® IP Video portfolio were introduced at ISC West 2010 with a new line of high-definition and H.264-enabled single- and multi-port edge devices. Combining exceptional performance with an outstanding feature set, the solutions are designed to help organizations establish cost-effective, modular physical security infrastructures that are best-in-class. These latest security offerings support the Verint®Video Intelligence Solutions™ unified portfolio strategy that enables users to integrate all security operations within the IP network. With the Nextiva IP Video portfolio, organizations can experience such benefits as operational flexibility, greater protection capabilities, high reliability and lower total cost of ownership. Among the current and upcoming additions to Verint's expanded IP video portfolio are the following solutions: Nextiva S1800e Single- and Dual-Port Encoders Featuring H.264 Technology Built on a decade of deploying over one million ports, the Nextiva S1800e single- and dual-port encoders are ideal for one- or two-camera implementations in distributed networks, in which excellent video quality, a compact design, and storage and bandwidth optimisation are key. The S1800e single- and dual-port encoders couple superior video resolution up to three H.264 video streams 4CIF/30fps and storage on the edge-a failover mechanism that ensures video is recorded in case connection with the management software is lost. Nextiva S1816e-SP 16-Port Video Encoder An addition to the S1800e multi-port product line, the Nextiva S1816e-SP is ideal for banking, retail and other video surveillance applications in which cost, storage and bandwidth optimisation are key. The streamlined video encoder combines excellent image quality-up to 4CIF/15fps on every port-with the dramatically lower bitrate of H.264 video compression. Using the versatile, affordable Nextiva S1816e-SP, users can capture images from up to 16 cameras per encoder, with fewer processing, storage and bandwidth requirements (up to 50 percent over MPEG-4), and a significantly lower overall cost. Nextiva HDR 1800 High-Definition Receiver Featuring H.264 Technology The Nextiva HDR 1800 video decoder/receiver combines excellent performance, high-definition technology and H.264 video decompression to enhance the functionality and versatility of Nextiva Virtual Matrix implementations. Ideal for video surveillance applications that call for high-definition video to be displayed at multiple locations, the HDR 1800 can display one to 16 high-resolution video tiles on a single digital wide-screen monitor, or a total of 18 video tiles on two monitors. Nextiva S1801e-R Single-Port Decoders with H.264 & High-Definition Technology Nextiva S1801e-R single-port decoders incorporate advanced H.264 decompression technology to deliver superior quality and performance. The Nextiva S1801e-R compact decoders are designed for use with all Nextiva S1800e Series single- and multi-port encoders and support four to six H.264 video streams, displaying up to four tiles on traditional CCTV monitors and up to six tiles on high-definition LCD or plasma monitors. "Our latest enhancements to the Nextiva IP Video portfolio mark exciting advances designed to help customers ease migration to IP video operations cost-effectively, and with simplified implementation and management," says Elan Moriah, president, Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and Verint® Witness Actionable Solutions®. Verint is at the forefront of networked video technology with nearly two decades of experience delivering security intelligence solutions to government and industry worldwide. With the industry's most comprehensive solution and service portfolio, the company is focused on helping its customers and partners realize the benefits of IP video to achieve strategic security goals.Add to Compare
12 channels, Audio Input, Alarm Input, MPEG-4, RTP/IP, UDP/IP, TCP/IP, or multicast IP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, FTP, and DHCP client, Ethernet 10/100Base-T, 704 x 576, 25 fps, 30Kbps ~ 6Mbps, 432 x 155 x 43, 2,400, 20 W, 12 V DC, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F), 95, s, 1 Vpp into 75 ohmsAdd to Compare
12 channels, Audio Input, Alarm Input, MPEG-4, RTP/IP, UDP/IP, TCP/IP, or multicast IP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, FTP, and DHCP, 10 ~ 100Base-T Ethernet, 704 x 576, 30 fps, 30Kbps ~ 6Mbps, 432 x 155 x 44, 2400, 20W, 12 V DC, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F), 95, 1 Vpp into 75 ohmsAdd to Compare
24 channels, Audio Input, MPEG-4, RTP/IP, UDP/IP, TCP/IP, or multicast IP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, FTP, and DHCP client, Ethernet 10/100Base-T, 704 x 576, 25 fps, 30Kbps ~ 6Mbps, 432 x 155 x 43, 2,400, 24 W, 12 V DC, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F), 95, 1 Vpp into 75 ohmsAdd to Compare
24 channels, Audio Input, Alarm Input, MPEG-4, RTP/IP, UDP/IP, TCP/IP, or multicast IP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, FTP, and DHCP client, Ethernet 10/100Base-T, 704 x 576, 25 fps, 30Kbps ~ 6Mbps, 432 x 155 x 43, 2,400, 24 W, 12 V DC, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F), 95, 1 Vpp into 75 ohmsAdd to Compare
1 channels, Audio Input, Alarm Input, H.264/MPEG-4, RTP/IP, UDP/IP, TCP/IP, or multicast IP, DNS, NTP, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), TTP, HTTPS, DHCP client, 802.1x, RJ-45, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, 720 x 576, 25 fps, 30Kbps ~ 6Mbps, Embedded Linux, 106 x 90 x 42, 260, 5 W, 12 V DC, 0 ~ 55 C (32 ~ 131 F), 95, 1 composite, 1 Vpp into 75 ohms NTSC/PAL, BNC femaleAdd to Compare
Verint® Systems Inc. presents its Nextiva® IP Video portfolio including a new line of single- and multi-port edge devices and high-definition, H.264-powered IP cameras. Combining exceptional performance with an outstanding feature set, the solutions are designed to help organizations establish cost-effective, modular physical security infrastructures that are best-in-class. These latest security offerings support the Verint® Video Intelligence Solutions™ unified portfolio strategy that enables users to integrate all security operations within the IP network. With the Nextiva IP Video portfolio, organizations can experience such benefits as operational flexibility, greater protection capabilities, high reliability and lower total cost of ownership. Among the current and upcoming additions to Verint's expanded IP Video portfolio are the following solutions: Nextiva S1800e Single- and Dual-Port Encoders Featuring H.264 Technology Built on a decade of deploying over one million ports, the Nextiva S1800e single- and dual-port encoders are ideal for one- or two-camera implementations in distributed networks, in which excellent video quality, a compact design, and storage and bandwidth optimisation are key. The S1800e single- and dual-port encoders couple superior video resolution up to three H.264 video streams 4CIF/25 fps and storage on the edge - a failover mechanism that ensures video is recorded in case connection with the management software is lost. Nextiva S1816e-SP 16-Port Video Encoder An addition to the S1800e multi-port product line, the Nextiva S1816e-SP is ideal for banking, retail and other video surveillance applications in which cost, storage and bandwidth optimisation are key. The streamlined video encoder combines excellent image quality - up to 4CIF/12.5 fps on every port - with the dramatically lower bitrate of H.264 video compression. Using the versatile, affordable Nextiva S1816e-SP, users can capture images from up to 16 cameras per encoder, with fewer processing, storage and bandwidth requirements (up to 50 percent over MPEG-4), and a significantly lower overall cost. Nextiva S5000 Series High-Resolution H.264-Powered IP Cameras The introduction of the Nextiva S5000 Series of IP cameras expands the breadth of Verint's camera portfolio, bringing six new models to the market. These professional IP cameras - which include fixed, indoor dome and outdoor vandal-resistant IP66 dome models - feature resolutions from VGA to high-definition 2.0 megapixels to accommodate a wide range of video security requirements. Dual streaming and supported video compressions from H.264 to MJPEG and MPEG-4 help optimize use of valuable bandwidth and storage. Nextiva S5000 IP dome cameras are fully integrated with the Nextiva Video Management software - which is comprised of centralised device management, automated health monitoring and remote video viewing - and with other Verint solutions, including the Nextiva EdgeVR® IP-based network video recorder. "Our latest enhancements to the Nextiva IP Video portfolio mark exciting advances designed to help customers ease migration to IP video operations cost-effectively, and with simplified implementation and management," says David Parcell, Managing Director, EMEA, Verint Systems. Verint is at the forefront of networked video technology with nearly two decades of experience delivering security intelligence solutions to government and industry worldwide. With the industry's most comprehensive solution and service portfolio, the company is focused on helping its customers and partners realize the benefits of IP video to achieve strategic security goals. Click to download Verint Edge Device Brochure.Add to Compare
18 channels, 3, H.264/MPEG-4, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, RTSP/RTP, IGMP, FTP, APIPA, RJ-45, Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, 1920 x 1200, 30 fps, PTZ, Embedded OS, 280 x 190 x 44, 1,910, 30 W, 19 V DC, 0 ~ 40 C (32 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 95Add to Compare
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Critical infrastructure facilities that must secure large areas with extended outer boundary and numerous entry points, present a particularly difficult challenge when it comes to perimeter protection. As such, true end-to-end perimeter protection calls for the utilization of a sophisticated, multi-layered solution that is capable of defending against anticipated threats. Integrated systems that incorporate thermal imaging, visible cameras, radar and strong command and control software are crucial for covering the various potential areas of attacks. Let’s look at these technologies and the five key functions they enable to achieve an end-to-end solution that provides intrusion detection, assessment and defense for the perimeter. 1. Threat Recognition The first step in effectively defending against a threat is recognizing that it’s there. By combining state-of-the-art intrusion detection technologies, facilities can arm themselves with a head start against possible intruders. An exceptionally important aspect of effective perimeter protection is the ability to conduct 24-hour surveillance, regardless of weather conditions, environmental settings, or time of day. Visible cameras do not perform as well in low light scenarios and inclement weather conditions. However, thermal imaging cameras can provide constant protection against potential intruders, regardless of visual limitations, light source or many environmental factors. In fact, facilities such as power stations located near bodies of water can use thermal cameras to create what is known as a “thermal virtual fence” in areas where they are unable to utilize the protection of a physical fence or wall. Deterring suspicious activity can be achieved through real-time two-way audio, a simple but powerful tool Critical infrastructure applications require not only continuous video surveillance and monitoring, but also a solution that yields highly reliable intrusion detection, with fewer false alarms. This need makes advanced video analytics a must for any adequate surveillance system. Features like dynamic event detection and simplified data presentation are game changing in supporting accurate intrusion analysis and facilitating a proactive response. Advanced analytics will provide multiple automated alarm notification options, including email, edge image storage, digital outputs or video management software (VMS) alarms. Incorporating high quality, unique and adaptive analytics can virtually eliminate false alarms, allowing security personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively, while also lowering overall cost for the end user. While surveillance technologies such as radar, thermal imaging and visible cameras, or video analytics work well on their own, utilizing all of these options together provides an advanced perimeter detection system. For example, ground surveillance radar can detect possible threats beyond the fence line as they approach and send a signal to pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, triggering them to slew to a specific location. From there, embedded analytics and visible cameras can further identify objects, notify authorized staff, and collect additional evidence through facial recognition or high-quality photos. 2. Automatic Response Systems Once an intrusion attempt is discovered, it is important to act fast. Organizing a response system that can initiate actions based on GPS location data, such as the slewing of PTZ cameras, automated intruder tracking or activated lighting sensors, greatly increases staff’s situational awareness while easing their workload. For instance, thermal imagers deployed in conjunction with video analytics can be used to generate an initial alarm event, which can then trigger a sequence of other security equipment and notifications for personnel to eventually respond to. Having all of this in place essentially lays the entire situation out in a way that allows responders to accurately understand and evaluate a scene. Power stations located near bodies of water can use thermal cameras to create a “thermal virtual fence” in areas where they are unable to utilize the protection of a physical fence or wall 3. Deterring Suspicious Activity After the designated auto-response mechanisms have activated and done their job, it is time for responders to acknowledge and assess the situation. From here, authorized personnel can take the next appropriate step toward defending against and delaying the threat. Deterring suspicious activity can be achieved through real-time two-way audio, a simple but powerful tool. Often, control room operators can diffuse a situation by speaking over an intercom, telling the trespasser that they are being watched and that the authorities have been notified. This tactic, known as ‘talk down’, also allows officers to view the intruder’s reaction to their commands and evaluate what they feel the best next step is. If individuals do not respond in a desired manner, it may be time to take more serious action and dispatch a patrolman to the area. 4. Delay, Defend, Dispatch And Handle The possible danger has been identified, recognized and evaluated. Now it is time to effectively defend against current attacks and slow down both cyber and physical perpetrators’ prospective efforts. Through the use of a well-designed, open platform VMS, security monitors can manage edge devices and other complementary intrusion detection and response technologies, including acoustic sensors, video analytics, access control and radio dispatch. A robust VMS also enables operators to control functions such as video replay, geographical information systems tracking, email alerts and hand-off to law enforcement. With the right combination of technologies, facilities can take monitoring and evidence collection to the next level The primary purpose of the delay facet of the overall perimeter protection strategy is to stall an attempted intrusion long enough for responders to act. Access control systems play a key role in realizing this objective. When a security officer sees a non-compliant, suspicious individual on the camera feed, the officer can lock all possible exits to trap them in one area all through the VMS. 5. Intelligence: Collect Evidence And Debrief More data and intelligence collected from an event equals more crucial evidence for crime resolution and valuable insight for protecting against future incidents. With the right combination of technologies, facilities can take monitoring and evidence collection to the next level. One innovative resource that has become available is a live streaming application that can be uploaded to smart phones and used for off-site surveillance. This app gives personnel the power to follow intruders with live video anywhere and allows operators to monitor alarm video in real-time. Geographic Information System (GIS) maps are computer systems utilized for capturing, storing, reviewing, and displaying location related data. Capable of displaying various types of data on one map, this system enables users to see, analyze, easily and efficiently. Multi-sensor cameras, possessing both visible and thermal capabilities, provide high-contrast imaging for superb analytic detection (in any light) and High Definition video for evidence such as facial ID or license plate capture. Integrating these two, usually separated, camera types into one helps to fill any gaps that either may normally have. Still, in order to capture and store all of this valuable information and more, a robust, VMS is required. Recorded video, still images and audio clips serve as valuable evidence in the event that a trial must take place to press charges. Control room operators can use data collection tools within their VMS to safely transfer video evidence from the field to the courtroom with just a few clicks of their mouse. More advanced video management systems can go a step further and package this data with other pertinent evidence to create a comprehensive report to help ensure conviction.
For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (video surveillance at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labor to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the market and everything changed, transforming the physical demands for camera control and management from a hardware-centric to a software driven process. We’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely There’s no doubt that this migration also presented significant challenges as many security professionals often struggled with all things IT and software programming being one of the industry’s soft spots. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely. However, the complexities of today’s VMS functionality can be intimidating for anyone tasked with installing one of these systems given all of the user-defined options available from the simplest camera sequencing and bandwidth allocations to mobile management and enterprise level integration. This is where truly advanced VMS solutions need to shine on both the operations and the design/build sides of the equation. Smart VMS Design There are more solutions products labelled “VMS solutions” out there than ever before. The issue is the fact that many of these “solutions” really don’t fall into the category of a true VMS by today’s standards but offer basic camera and NVR control. No doubt that there is a place for such software programs in the market. However, VMS solutions from the likes of OnSSI and other industry-leading companies offer distinct and superior management and control capabilities for demanding security and business intelligence applications. Perhaps of equal importance, these top-tier VMS solutions incorporate provisions for installers, so they have a clear and easier implementation path. OnSSI offers VMS solutions with smart camera drivers Here are seven attributes that can assist with the design and implementation of an advanced VMS solution: 1) Open Architecture Platform We need the ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth The ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth is largely dependent on a systems platform architecture. Here’s where VMS solutions with open architecture provide a distinct advantage. Open-architecture solutions expand functionality by facilitating greater integration between multiple systems and components. This not only makes VMS solutions with open architecture easier to implement, it makes them extremely cost-efficient by eliminating the need for proprietary solutions. Open architecture systems also provide adherence to industry standards such as ONVIF and PSIA, as well as compression formats such as H.265 and MJPEG, and help ensure system integration and support of an extensive range of manufacturers’ cameras and off-the-shelf hardware. Be wary of VMS solutions with limited camera manufacturer support. 2) Simple Licensing Processes And Pricing Camera licenses and pricing is always a touchy subject, as any misunderstanding of a specific VMS solutions’ licensing terms can prove to be costly after the fact. And it often seems that some VMS suppliers have gone to great lengths to complicate the process as to obscure actual Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Perhaps the most direct, simple and straightforward camera licensing and pricing method is to have one license per IP address used by each camera/encoder on multi-channel devices. These should be perpetual licenses with no required annual fees or subscriptions. Additionally, the licensing agreement should be all inclusive without added fees for multiple clients, failover servers, active directory support, I/O devices, redundant management servers, technical support or security patches and updates. 3) Mixing And Matching Camera License Types The ability to mix and match different camera license types within the same system helps facilitate a seamless and simple migration of new and pre-existing systems with minimal downtime or interruption in operation. The ability to mix and match camera licenses not only saves valuable design and installation time, it can provide considerable savings when integrating large, multi-tenant systems. Mix and match capabilities also allow system designers to apply specific feature sets to specific groups of cameras to best leverage functionality and budgets, as well as providing the flexibility to implement an on-site, virtual, or cloud-based VMS solution, without any additional cost. 4) Auto Camera Detection And Configuration Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements. This functionality allows installers to instantly locate cameras on the network and configure them centrally so they can easily replace older cameras while seamlessly retaining video recorded from them. The auto detection capability should also include the ability to detect and import CSV files, which can then be stored and used to configure camera templates for future camera installation profiles. 5) Smart Camera Driver Technology VMS solutions with smart camera drivers offer valuable assistance during system implementation, and any time new cameras are added to the network or replace older models. Manufacturer-specific smart camera drivers expand the range of model-specific static drivers. Instead of storing the device’s information (codecs, resolutions, frame rates, etc.) statically, a VMS with smart camera drivers queries devices for their capabilities using the manufacturers’ proprietary protocol. All that is required for configuration is that the camera is available on the network. Smart camera drivers eliminate the need to wait for model-specific drivers or installation of driver packs, allowing for newly released cameras to be used immediately. Network security is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers 6) Importance Of Network Security Network Security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today Network security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today. This is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers. New security developments to look for include TLS 1.2 encryption protocols for camera-to-server communications (SSL 3.0 supported for older cameras), as well as server-to-server communications. Additional safeguards to consider include: randomized video databases with no camera identification information to secure recorded data; support for Active Directory authentication; AES encryption between servers and clients; and AES encrypted exporting. 7) Automatic Updates Regardless of the supplier you select for your VMS solution, they should be consistently providing new updates and security patches on a frequent if not regular basis. Keeping up with these updates can be a burden and are often overlooked leading to system failures and breeches. Advanced VMS solutions now feature automatic update service checks on a system-wide basis, eliminating the need to manually update individual servers and devices. This ensures that your VMS system always has the latest drivers, fixes and updates which assures overall security while reducing TCO. So next time you’re getting a demo of the latest and greatest VMS solution, remember to ask what it offers in terms of design and implementation tools. Half the battle with new technologies is getting them installed and working properly. Without the right tools to accomplish these critical first steps, all the functionality in the world will do you little good.
It amazes me how in a few short years security systems have gone from simple, dumb cameras witnessing events to intelligent eyes, ears, speech and touch solutions that boost situational awareness far beyond human capabilities. It seems the only senses missing from the equation now are smell and taste. And who knows, someone might be working on those in a lab somewhere right now. But what’s really fascinating to me is how the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened a world of possibilities for transforming security technology into something new yet again. With IoT we’re able to push and pull nuggets of intelligence from sources we never considered before: environmental sensors, pressure plates, door lock timers and much more. It’s helped us break through the constraining mindset that security systems are strictly single-purpose. With interconnectivity at the core, we’re starting to imagine myriad ways to apply these tools to challenges outside the realm of security. Here are just a few examples. Flood Management Assistance Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate remotely As recent hurricanes and floods have shown, water damage can be devastating to a community. That’s why some municipalities are using their city surveillance cameras in conjunction with water sensor to proactively address the problem. Water sensors collect data from multiple sources such as rain gutters, sewer systems and pump stations, in order to monitor fluctuations in water levels and water quality. If an alert triggers, having a network camera in proximity to visually verify the situation helps responders determine the best course of action. For instance, if multiple water detection sensors trigger alerts simultaneously or sequentially over a large area it’s probably due to natural runoff from recent rainfall. But without eyes on the scene, how can you be sure? Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate and identify the cause of a trigger remotely. It might be a fire hydrant spewing water, a water main break or even a chemical spill. With video streaming live to the command center, staff can remotely inspect the area, determine the cause of the trigger and decide whether remediation is required, thus avoiding the expense of dispatching an investigative crew to a non-event. Some municipalities are using their city surveillance cameras in conjunction with water sensor to proactively address the problem Environmental Control Assistance Data centers house the lifeblood of a business so it’s no wonder why companies work hard to protect them. We’re all familiar with the integration of network cameras with access control systems to visually verify who is actually using the credentials. Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate and identify the cause of a trigger remotely But there’s another aspect to protecting data centers and that’s environment control. Data centers need to maintain optimum humidity and temperature for the racks of electronics. When environmental sensors in the facility detect out-of-norm ranges technicians can remotely command a network camera to zoom in on the gauges and help them determine whether remediation might be necessary. Coupling network cameras with other sensors in the data center can provide visual confirmation of other conditions as well. For instance, every time a data rack door-open-close sensor detects an event it can trigger the camera to pan to the location and stream video to security. Some data centers employ weight sensors at the doorway to weigh personnel and equipment as they enter the room and when they exit to ensure no additional hardware is being taken out of the facility or left inside without permission. Any discrepancy would trigger the camera to zoom in for a close-up of the individual’s face and send a visual alert and ID information to security. Roadway Management And Parking Assistance Network cameras have long played a part in city-wide traffic management. Adding video analytics and integration with network sensors, makes those cameras that much smarter and versatile. They can detect cars driving in bike lanes or driving in the wrong direction and capture license plates of offenders. Their ability to detect anomalous traffic flow patterns can be integrated with car counting sensors, networked electronic road signs and traffic light systems to automatically redirect vehicles to alternate routes. They make great, intelligent parking lot attendants, too. Working in conjunction with weight sensors network cameras can count vehicles coming into and leaving a lot or garage and verify when the facility has reached capacity. License plate recognition and video analytics can be used to ascertain that a vehicle entering a reserved parking space doesn’t match the credentials and vehicle attributes in the database. With the addition of noise sensors and audio analytics, network cameras can improve roadway and parking facility safety by detecting and identifying specific sounds – breaking glass, car alarms, gun shots, and aggressive speech – and triggering a visual alert to first responders. Network cameras can improve roadway and parking facility safety by detecting and identifying specific sounds and triggering a visual alert to first responders Shopper Experience Assistance In the early days of online shopping, e-tailers designed their sites to replicate the in-store customer experience. In an ironic turn of events, today brick-and-mortar stores are trying to mirror the online shopping experience. To do so, they’re turning their security systems into adjunct sales assistance. With network video and audio system automation they can recognize and acknowledge loyal customers with personal greetings. Retailers are applying people counting video analytics to checkout activity to create rules-based consistency in customer service With heatmapping analytics they can measure how much time a customer spends in a specific department or observe how they walk through the aisles of the store. They can track shopping behaviors such as items looked at that made it into the cart or didn’t, or whether a customer actually checked out or left the merchandise behind. By capturing these shopping patterns and trends retailers can shape a more positive, more profitable customer shopping experience. For instance, integrating video analytics with point of sale systems and RFID sensors on merchandise tags can result in timely alerts to sales associates to recommend additional merchandise. This is a case of emulating how e-tailers let the customer know that other customers who bought X often also purchased items Y and Z. Or to avoid disappointing customers due to stock outages, retailers are linking weight sensors and video analytics to make sure their shelves are well-stocked and if not, quickly alert associates to what items need to be restocked. Capturing Business Intelligence Retailers are also using video cameras to monitor checkout queues and trigger automated announcements over the public-address system, closed system such as smartphones or other wireless communications devices that checkers are needed rather wait for a person to call for backup. IoT laid the groundwork for network security solutions to seamlessly integrate with other IP-based technologies, sensors and programs They’re applying people counting video analytics to checkout activity to create rules-based consistency in customer service. While retailers will always use their surveillance camera for loss prevention, they’re finding that integrating traditional technology in new ways can yield even bigger returns. Linking network video surveillance, video analytics, network communications system and sensors with point-of-sale systems and customer loyalty databases, retailers are capturing the business intelligence they need to get back in the game and make brick-and-mortar a greater overall experience than online shopping. A Natural Cross-Over Technology This trend towards integration has forever changed how organizations view their investment in security technology. The intelligence and versatility of a tool that can see, verify and analyze what’s happening in real-time is spurring users to tap its cross-over potential for a host of other tasks that could benefit from more astute situational awareness – everything from manufacturing and equipment maintenance to logistics, inventory control and beyond. IoT laid the groundwork for network security solutions to seamlessly integrate with other IP-based technologies, sensors and programs. How we capitalize on that connection is only limited by our imagination.
Microsoft and CyberArk are globally renowned companies in the identity management space for the security software sector, according to the latest Thematic scorecard from GlobalData. Identity management Identity management refers to software whose function is to ensure that the right people (or machines) have access to the parts of the IT system they require to fulfill their role. Both companies gained the highest Thematic score (5 out of 5) for the identity management theme in GlobalData’s Thematic scorecard for the security software sector. A Thematic score of 5 out of 5 indicates that the company’s competitive position in this theme will significantly improve its future performance. On their tail, with scores of 4 out of 5, are Dell, Oracle, Symantec, Broadcom, Verint Systems, Cisco and Micro Focus. Thematic scorecard GlobalData’s Thematic scorecard ranks companies within a sector on the basis of overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
Airport environments have become more sophisticated and complex over the course of the last 20 years. What was once a simple structure to facilitate travel from point A to point B has now been transformed into a hustling and bustling setting that offers passengers the comforts and conveniences of a small city. As a result, the complexity of risks that airport operators face has grown exponentially. Security personnel must now mitigate risks like terrorism, theft, personal safety and insider threats all while streamlining operations to help preserve a positive passenger experience. Beyond the visual of long and winding security checkpoint lines, most travelers are unaware of the vast amounts of work that take place behind the scenes to ensure their safety. Increasing passenger numbers On top of the typical, day-to-day concerns security operators face, airports are only becoming busier. According to the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2018 was a record-breaking year for air passenger travel. U.S. airlines and foreign airlines operating in the United States saw 1 billion passengers fly, which was a 4.8% increase from 2017. As these numbers continue to increase, the demand on airport security personnel to keep people and property safe also increases. This is why the latest advancements in security technology are critical as part of a comprehensive and cohesive airport security strategy. Let’s take a look at some of these advancements and how they are helping airport security operators mitigate risk. U.S. airlines and foreign airlines operating in the United States saw 1 billion passengers fly, which was a 4.8% increase from 2017 Video-based command and control Airports are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which means it is paramount (and typically mandated) to have video as the heart of modern-day security operation centers (SOC). In today’s data-focused environment, security personnel rely on a multitude of solutions and systems, which often include video surveillance, access control, alarm notifications, and more, to ensure comprehensive protection of passengers. What’s needed is a single, unified platform with integrated event management and response The rising influx of information from these systems can often be overwhelming, and in most cases, manual processes are used to manage across these domains in an attempt to achieve a coordinated response. These manual processes are not scalable. What’s needed and is now being introduced to the market is a single, unified platform with integrated event management and response to allow security operators to maximize situational control and determine the appropriate intelligence-powered response. Real-time situation management The combination of real-time video, with information from a variety of additional sensors, devices and applications is changing the game for airport security personnel. Now, in the event of an incident, security officials can use this data to gain enhanced situational awareness of what’s happening and deliver actionable insights to efficiently and effectively respond to the incident. Through numerous information sources and security systems, airports can benefit from a modernized and enriched investigative experience for a broad and deep understanding of routine or emergency situations. Advanced analytics Analytics are a powerful resource that gives security teams the ability to discover significant patterns and obtain insightful knowledge from video surveillance data. Advanced algorithms can be the key in providing early warnings to assist in detecting threats, helping to establish a proactive security strategy. By effectively correlating and assessing data, airport officials can bring latent intelligence to the forefront and present a more complete view of security situations. Additionally, analytics can automate predefined standard operating procedures to help minimize human error and optimize resource utilization. By effectively correlating and assessing data, airport officials can bring latent intelligence to the forefront and present a more complete view of security situations Mobile reporting The Internet of Things (IoT) and ubiquitous connectivity have brought remote capabilities to airports, where instantaneous information sharing is paramount. Mobile reporting solutions allow passengers and employees to act as additional “eyes and ears”, bringing critical safety alerts to the attention of security officials. Information shared by passengers and employees can be extremely beneficial to help shed light on a security incident and enable faster and more efficient response. Some solutions even offer the ability to share video and audio with the command center through a passenger’s smartphone. Facial recognition technology Facial recognition can provide situational intelligence through detecting, tracking, and alerting on persons-of-interest A powerful and versatile security solution, facial recognition can provide situational intelligence to security operations centres through detecting, tracking, and alerting on persons-of-interest appearing in video streams across multiple sites and thousands of cameras simultaneously. These systems are capable of forensic-search recognition capabilities and can be compared against national, local or custom databases to make investigations faster and more efficient. Interest and adoption of the technology is growing, with new use cases being introduced daily. The solution is sure to become a valuable tool in the years to come. In short, airports are very much like small connected cities, featuring a landscape with a variety of assets, a wide range of stakeholders, and numerous sites that keep safety at the forefront of the public eye. However, while global risks and day-to-day challenges can be difficult for security operators to manage, today’s advanced and intelligent technologies can ultimately help improve the overall traveler experience.
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