Surveillance & Security News for February 2018

Security Manufacturers: Does Size Matter?

The manufacturers behind today’s security technologies are a varied bunch. There are large manufacturers with deep pockets and plenty of resources. And there are smaller manufacturers who are nimble, can react faster to changing market conditions and to whom each customer represents a hard-fought win. There are also plenty of manufacturers in the middle ground. But what impact does the size of a company have on the quality of its products? We took the question to this week’s Expert P...

Why Drone Use For Security Will Increase Significantly In 2018

While there is much hype around drone technology today, initial successful drone usage for security can be dated back to the 1960s, when the US utilized the Lightning Bug 147, a camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicle that could travel 600 miles for surveillance in Vietnam, China and Korea. Drones For Effective Surveillance Since this initial deployment, drones have been used for a variety of security and surveillance applications. However, as professional-grade commercial drones incorporate...

Drawbacks Of PenTests And Ethical Hacking For The Security Industry

PenTesting, also known as “ethical hacking” or “white-hat hacking,” has always been viewed as the “sexy” side of cybersecurity, a task that is far more exciting than monitoring systems for intrusions, shoring up defenses, or performing compliance audits. Numerous security conferences are devoted to the fine art of attempting to hack into systems – with an owner’s full knowledge and permission – and reporting on the results. At an organizati...

Avigilon HD Surveillance System Safeguards Patients And Staff At Atlanta’s Southside Medical Center

Since 1967, Southside Medical Center has been providing affordable healthcare and related services to the insured, underinsured, and uninsured in downtown Atlanta. As one of the oldest and largest community health centres in Georgia, Southside Medical Center has continued to advance healthcare in the area by becoming the first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) of Excellence to offer additional services beyond primary care. “We are in a new era and are moving forward with plans to ha...

Avigilon’s Video Surveillance Solutions Ensure Patient And Staff Security At East Texas Medical Center

As is the case with any medical facility, East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) has a great need for reliable security solutions. With patient and staff safety at the forefront of their business, ETMC’s security team is responsible for managing a comprehensive security system across their multi-facility healthcare organization. Not only is that security system necessary to protect staff and patients, but also ETMC as an entity. The propensity of questionable incident reports among patients, inc...

Intelligent Video Surveillance And Deep Learning Dominate MIPS 2018 Agenda

Milestone Systems is embracing artificial intelligence and deep learning in a big way at this week's yearly Milestone Community Days (MIPS 2018) in Las Vegas. The Danish company's theme is "Creating an Intelligent World," and Milestone's stated goal is to make "the Milestone community part of every surveillance installation in the world."   Science Fiction Becomes Reality In a presentation on opening day, Milestone CSMO Kenneth Hune Petersen pointed to the 2002 movie The Mino...

To Host Counter Terror Awards At Security And Counter Terror Expo 2018

The organizers of Security and Counter Terror Expo 2018 have announced that Sir Michael Fallon MP, former Secretary of State for Defense and member of the National Security Council, will host the inaugural Counter Terror Awards during the event. The awards ceremony will take place at Olympia, London on 6 March 2018, with an audience of European security leaders, including senior counter terror police officers, and heads of security from both the private and public sectors. The Counter Terror Aw...

How Moving To Security As A Service Benefits Both Providers And End Users

The way we purchase services and products is changing. The traditional concept of buying and owning a product is giving way to the idea that it is possible to purchase the services it offers instead. This approach has come from the consumer realisation that it is the outcome that is important rather than the tools to achieve it. For example, this approach is evident with the rise of music streaming services as opposed to downloads or physical products.   With the physical...

The Five Questions Bank Security And IT Leaders Need To Answer About Cybersecurity

Organizations across the world face a new risk paradigm: one that encompasses cyber and physical threats. We’ve heard the stories associated with ATM skimming, identity theft, data breaches, scams, and phishing. Large financial services organizations are often the victim of hackers looking to steal corporate information and transactional data or funds, and criminals continue to become more sophisticated in their approach. Growth In Cyber-Attacks Additionally, cyber-threats have taken a...

Has The Gap Closed Between Security Fiction And Security Reality?

Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our indus...

BCDVideo Announces OEM With Dell EMC OEM Solutions

BCDVideo, producer of purpose-built IP video storage solutions, announced the signing of an Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) agreement with Dell EMC OEM Solutions. The collaboration enhances BCDVideo’s product portfolio with the inclusion of end-to-end solutions featuring Dell EMC Server, Storage and Networking platforms, along with Dell commercial client products. Dell EMC has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing security integrators unparalleled access to a wide range of...

BCDVideo Signs OEM Deal With Dell EMC: Positive Impact For Surveillance Storage

In a significant move for the video security market, BCDVideo has announced that it is set to become Dell EMC’s OEM partner in the video surveillance space. For nearly a decade, the Chicago-based company has been known as a key OEM partner of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), providing storage and networking technology to security integrators on a global scale. This latest partnership will allow BCDVideo to take their offerings to the next level. BCDVideo Vice President Tom Larson spoke to...

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