Healthcare security applications - Expert commentary

Security And Video Opportunities To Bloom Amidst Global Threats And Migrant Crisis

As the world faces new threats and challenges at the end of 2015, the security market looks more and more attractive for companies and employees around the world. Digital technology increasingly is replacing a traditional physical security approach, upgrading old-school analog alarms and CCTV. Attractive Security Projects From AxxonSoft’s point of view, security projects seem very attractive because they normally can bring up to 30% profit for a standard security system installation. IT...

3xLOGIC On The Value Of “Dark Data” Collection From Video, Access Control, Intrusion And Biometrics

2015 was one of the more stable of the last five years. We’re seeing a fundamental increase in confidence that is freeing up capital spend. There’s a good bit of pent-up demand, and larger projects are being funded. We’re seeing more M&A deals, not an explosive change, but a marked increase and more quality deals. These deals reflect an interest and demand for services and solutions. The commoditization of cameras and NVR/DVRs is putting pressure on long-term players as we...

5 Basics For Implementing Effective Physical Security

Deadly terrorist attacks on buildings have highlighted the need of a well-designedand well implemented physical security program What constitutes a well-designed physical security program? Deadly terrorist attacks on buildings such as the San Bernardino Administrative Center, Riverside Countyin California., have highlight the need of a well-designed and well implemented physical security program. S.Steven Oplinger, Chair of the ASIS Physical Security Council, outlines 5 basic...

Networking And Advanced Integration Trend To See Large Technology Companies Enter Security Market In 2016

Overall, 2015 has yielded positive results across the professional security industry due to the global demand for enhanced and expanded security in response to greater risks and threats. Over the past year, Altronix has participated in the industry’s growth with new technology offerings and an expanded reseller channel. The need to effectively respond to system trouble and remotely manage devices has become increasingly important to maintain security around the clock. More Large Technolo...

Quality Video Stream, Longer Retention Time Boosts Performance For HD Cameras In 2015

How did the overall economy impact the security marketplace in 2015? In as much as security is more and more becoming a necessity, it would be difficult to gauge whether the economy had any direct effect other than at a budget level. With the introduction of 4K technology, video storage with longer retention time has become the need of the hour. Being a manufacturer of IP video storage solutions, BCDVideo has been able to work with security integrators and camera manufacturers from around the wo...

Matured 4K Technology And Growth Of Next Generation 4K In 2016

2015 has been a mixed year. There’s been aggressive competition in the security industry and difficult market conditions in some parts of Europe. The market has slowed down, but at the same time there is still a huge demand for new solutions coming into the market. As a manufacturer, we continue to see strong demand for innovative products. Overall, the industry has matured this year. The full HD market is established now, and more security professionals are now looking beyond that. 4K an...

Continued Growth Of Thermal Imaging Cameras For Perimeter Security

The security market was affected by the economic situation in 2015. However, the penetration of thermal products for security applications continues, and FLIR is seeing strong growth. The company saw the use of thermal imaging cameras continue to develop in perimeter security. End users and integrators are experiencing excellent results by combining high-quality thermal cameras with video analytics. The take up of thermal cameras is increasing for security applications as the industry recognises...

Security And IT Convergence Accelerates Technology Advancement And Innovation

We in the industry have talked about IT’s growing influence in security technology decision-making for a number of years. This year, we have seen the trend accelerate rapidly. Significant changes are occurring in data center infrastructure technology, creating major disruption to the large enterprise server and storage providers. This is fundamentally changing the way the security industry thinks about IT. 2015 Trend – Emergence Of Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) One of the bi...

ONVIF On Profile Q And A 2016 Developments And Promoting Interoperability In The Security Industry

In the past year, ONVIF prepared the release of two new profiles, Profiles Q and A, which are currently in Release Candidate status, being fine-tuned by developers from member organizations. They are ONVIF’s fourth and fifth profiles, with Profile Q addressing easy set-up and advanced security features and Profile A encompassing daily tasks for access control. ONVIF also hit major milestones in 2015, reaching the 5,000-conformant product mark and maintaining a membership of more than 500 m...

KISI Keyless Smartphone Access Control System Captures Startup Technology Market

The KISI system has been installed in hundreds of tech startups in New York City and is currently targeting other areas of the US Based in Brooklyn, New York., KISI Inc. is a relative newcomer to the access control industry, targeting tech companies and co-working spaces for it cloud-based system. With its first round of funding secured in March 2015, the company partnered with Cushman & Wakefield to roll out its mobile access control solution at the real estate firm&rsquo...

Cybersecurity And Risk Management To Gain Traction In Security Market During 2016

Cybersecurity is a fast-changing field and 2015 was no exception. The proliferation of cybersecurity issues continued to make headlines, including the very dramatic hacking of a vehicle to allow for remote control over steering, brakes, the transmission and other critical functions. There was also state-sponsored hacking that targeted government, defense and other strategic sectors of the marketplace. Staying on top of these breaches still remains a challenge.   Securing The I...

Reactive To Proactive - Central Command Centers Transform Security Capabilities For Organizations

Command centers allow physical and IT security to collaborate for greatersituational awareness and responsiveness Conventional command centers focus on video and access control system monitoring. When something happens at a door, the video system reports the event to one monitor in the command center, while the access control system reports to another monitor. It is up to the operator to imagine the possibilities, draw the right conclusions, decide on a response and, if necess...