Technology & Trends - Video Surveillance software

Metadata In IP Video Surveillance And Monitoring: Operational Benefits And Cost Savings

  Metadata saves on resources required to store large amounts of data Yu Kitamura, Product Manager, Network Video Monitoring, Sony Europe explains the facts about metadata, and their benefits.All organizations have to face the costly challenge of the storage and management of their valuable data. In the sphere of security, where visual data is indispensable, any avenues that make the capture, storage and retrieval of that information more efficient will command budget...

Factors In Effective CCTV Installations In Retail Outlets

 Well defined spec key to cost-effective CCTV installation A report from the West Midlands Police suggests that the quality of up to 80% of CCTV images is so poor that they can't be used for evidential purposes. But it doesn't have to be that way, as Alistair Enser of Siemens Building Technologies explains. To design an effective CCTV installation, it is first necessary to decide what the installation is supposed to do. For example, in a stadium or a shopping c...

Digital And Network Video Recorder Terminology: Dispelling Myths

  Unclear digital and Network video recorder terminology is perpetrating several myths  SourceSecurity.com's Product Editorial Consultant Jennifer Lines dives into the murky waters of video recording and looks at the advent of both digital and network video recording. What are the options? Why is there so much confusion? Which type should you choose?VCRs, DVRs and NVRs - A brief historyAfter the demise of VCR technology, digital video recording has enjoyed a stea...

Interfaces, Integration And Interoperability Of CCTV Security Systems

Integrated systems solution - The future proof option Does the key to a successful long-term investment in security systems reside in integration? Patric Meyer, SDK support manager, Geutebruck answers 'yes'.If you are only interested in a stand-alone CCTV system for screening and recording video - full stop - then this article is probably not for you. However, most CCTV users these days want much more for their money. Many want their video surveillance system to communicate wi...

Intelligent Security Solutions: More Flexibility And Scalability

Can intelligent technology really deliver a high return on investment and what can it offer government and local authorities today? Yvonne Pritchard of Sony Professional Security details the advantages of intelligent solutions within security installations. Surveillance has long been an essential focus for governments and local authorities at all levels, from traffic and hospital  IP security - the intelligent choice monitoring to large-scale security operations for one-off e...

Get More From Access Control Solutions

   IP connectivity featured in the latest access control products provides extra flexibility If it's been a while since you last looked at access control systems, be prepared for a surprise, says Matt Haynes of Siemens Building Technologies. For very little extra cost, the latest systems deliver a whole lot more functionality than their older counterparts. Let's be honest, even the most basic of access control systems are likely to perform some useful functions,...

Network Video Offers An Important Route To Reducing Shrinkage For Retailers

Axis Communications is seeing strong demand for its network video products in the retail sector following an extended period of engagement with a range of retail solutions providers.  Phil Doyle, managing director of Axis Communications (UK), points out some of   Network video provides ideal solution for retailers faced with rising shrinkage the more successful and practical applications of network video in the sector. The natural focus of any discus...

Future-proofing Your Investment By 'de-coupling' Surveillance Software From Hardware

Milestone Systems' Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Eric Fullerton, outlines clear advantages of choosing an open platform IP video solution to deliver a video surveillance system that has room to grow and expand in any direction with the lowest cost of ownership. Choosing surveillance camera management solutions It is no surprise that  A camera management application limited to one camera vendor is high in risks, low in rewards   security camera vend...

From Reactive To Proactive - Intelligent CCTV Security For A Modern World

Simon Nash, European Product Manager, Network Video Monitoring, Sony Europe, explains the key benefits and potential impact of the new generation of groundbreaking intelligent cameras. It has long been known that there are inherent weaknesses in the process of manually scrutinising security  Intelligent cameras offer proactive network video monitoring monitors hour after hour, in the hope of pinpointing all possible risks.  The challenge has been to find a robust te...

Video Analytics - The New Magic Solution?

Jeremy Kimber, Honeywell's EMEA Marketing Leader, analyses the rising phenomenon of video analytics in the security industry. Like the pharmaceutical industry, CCTV is always unveiling a new wonder cure.  Given the rapid pace of technology development, it is inevitable that new  Rapid growth predicted for analytic software market within the next two to three years solutions are constantly being brought to market.  However, in many cases these new solu...

Open Industry Standards - The Next Steps In Network Video

SourceSecurity.com recently caught up with Jonas Andersson, business development director at Axis Communications, to talk in more detail about Axis' ground-breaking co-operative agreement to work collectively with Bosch and Sony on the development of a standard network interface for network video products.  The resulting collaboration, now called Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), will strive to develop an open industry standard and is inviting would-be participants to register via...

Cooled Versus Uncooled - Thermal Imaging Cameras For Long-range Surveillance

FLIR Systems' Christiaan Maras highlights the benefits between cooled and uncooled thermal imaging systems. The demand for thermal imaging to enhance the CCTV environment is increasing markedly.  Thermal imaging provides 24-hour, all-year-round, long-range asset and personnel protection.  Unlike other cameras thermal imaging cameras require no lighting that may draw unwanted attention to a facility or site.  They provide vivid, high-contrast images of intruders even whe...

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