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What Will Be The Biggest Security Headlines In 2017?

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what the security industry has accomplished and to look ahead. We invited our Expert Panel Roundtable to weigh in on what they expect looking forward to the new year. Most industry-watchers are familiar with the major trends, but how will those trends play out in 2017? Specifically, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the biggest headlines for the security marketplace in 2017?

When Do Video Systems Yield Information Other Than Images?

A clear image is the desired end-result of video systems – or is it? In a growing number of applications, it’s not the image itself, but rather what information can be gained from the image, that is most important. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable to comment on some of the ways information from video is valuable to end users. Specifically, we asked: In what applications does information derived from video images provide more value than the images themselves?

When Does It Make Sense to Share Video from a Private System?

More cameras today are providing more video than ever, but how much of the video is available when and how it is needed? The question often comes up when law enforcement entities are seeking to access video from private systems to help solve a crime. There are many more private video systems than public systems, but is the video available when needed? And what about privacy: In what situations is it acceptable to share private video for the public good? We took these questions to this week&rsquo...

How Can IP Networked Systems Adapt To Lost Connectivity?

IP network dependability matters in physical security and safety applications, given that a company’s assets and people are at risk. There have been strides in the areas of network dependability, fault-tolerance, reliability, and survivability. However, networks (or affordable ones, at any rate) still cannot ensure near-100 percent uptime, which is why system designers acknowledge and plan for the possibility of a network outage. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How can/...

OnCampus Educational Seminar To Discuss Safety, Security In Educational Environments With Campus Safety Expert Jeff Bean

OnCampus brings together educators, administrators, and thought leaders to address the state of security on campuses The upcoming OnCampus Educational Seminar in Chicago is pleased to announce that Jeff Bean, Senior Consultant at RETA Security and Founder of Act on Bullying, Inc., will be the event’s featured speaker, and will talk about how administrators can address today’s most complex school security challenges, mitigate risk and assess a school’s securit...

Oncam And Pivot3 Partner On Video Surveillance Technology In Education Webinar

The free webinar will discuss security threats faced by today’s educational institutions  Oncam, the provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, is partnering with Pivot3, a developer of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, to present a free webinar titled, “Video Surveillance Technology: The Building Blocks for Proactive Campus Safety,” at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Agents Of Change Educational campuses...

Do NVR-Based Systems Put Video Surveillance Data At Risk?

Video surveillance plays a significant role in any comprehensive security plan, and the value derived from surveillance continues to expand Across the globe, organizations are challenged by a diverse risk landscape and a dynamic operational environment. The safety and security of people, assets and intellectual property are a No. 1 priority, and stakeholders look to gain continuous insight into what is happening at any given time. The ability to identify threats early and effi...

Video Surveillance Advancements Increase Hospital & Healthcare Security

Part 3 of our Security in Healthcare series Megapixel and higher-definition cameras are meeting the security and surveillance needs of a variety of hospital and healthcare facilities Video is a major component of most hospital and healthcare security systems. Among the big video trends are greater integration of video with other systems, and increased use of higher-megapixel cameras and 180-degree and 360-degree-view cameras to monitor larger areas. Variety Of Video...

Oncam And Pivot3 To Conduct OnCampus Education Symposium In Chicago

Event brings end users, integrators and technology partners together to discuss the surveillance and security needs of educational institutions Oncam, a provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced that it will partner with Pivot3, a innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, to host the second in its series of education security symposiums aimed at creating a dialog about the risks that tod...

Challenges And Opportunities In Analog-To-IP Video System Transition In Healthcare Facilities

 Part 2 of our Security in Healthcare series Users need to be able to upgrade in a way that fits with both their securityneeds and their budgetary limitations The future is digital, and analog systems are a thing of the past – or are they? The fact is, in the healthcare vertical at least, we may still have a way to go before the full potential of IP-based systems is realized. Obstacles include a lack of funding and the challenge of sharing IP bandwidth wi...

What's The Most Unusual Application Of Surveillance Cameras You Have Seen Recently?

A major benefit of technology innovation is more application opportunities. As video cameras become better and more versatile, new uses are emerging that extend the benefits of video surveillance, often outside tried-and-true parameters. Sometimes security camera manufacturers are on the front lines to see new ways video is contributing value to integrators and end user customers. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable participants: What is the most unusual application of surveillanc...

Pivot3 To Acquire NexGen Storage, Provides Dynamic Hyper-converged Solutions

By adding NexGen’s strengths in hybrid storage, Pivot3 can expand the traditional notion of hyper-convergence Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), recently announced that it will acquire NexGen Storage, a privately held leading provider of hybrid storage appliances, dynamic all-flash arrays and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities. By adding NexGen’s portfolio of products, Pivot3 will deliver the industry&rsqu...