Surveillance & Security News for January 2018

AI, Cybersecurity And SaaS: 3 Key Security Trends For 2018

Global economic expansion and technology improvements continued to drive demand this year for IP cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), access control and other security technologies.   A Strong Year For Security Overall, 2017 represented another strong year for the security industry. A combination of falling prices and improved IP camera performance helped drive camera sales during the year as the migration from analog to IP continued to pick up momentum. Advancement...

2017 Security Trends: Increased Role Of Technology Integration And Robotics

The year 2017 has been a banner one for physical security with the advent of increasingly sophisticated technology to manage threats. As we approach 2018, the field widens with regard to solutions that will expand the capability of security teams seeking ways to shore up their risk exposure and expand situational intelligence. Here’s a recap of milestones and areas we see as important in the new year. Technology Integration Technology integration played an even greater role in the market...

FERMAX Collaborates With CENTAC To Enhance Services For Elderly And Disabled People

Juan Carlos Ramiro, General Director of CENTAC (National Accessibility Technology Center of Spain) and Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, have signed a collaboration agreement for 2018. This alliance will contribute to creating and promoting accessible and usable goods, products and services in order to make elderly people, or people with different types of disabilities independent. FERMAX Joins CENTAC On 28th November 2017, the Spanish company FERMAX joined, as collaborator, the Nat...

ADT Adds Video Alarm Verification Services To Its Award-winning ADT Pulse Platform

ADT, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, has announced the availability of video alarm verification services that have been specifically designed for small and medium-sized businesses through its ADT Pulse solution. Video-enhanced Alarm Systems A multi-step verification process, which includes video alarm verification, has the potential to vastly cut down on false alarms and increase police response. Video-enhanced alarm systems can provid...

2018 Security Trends: AI Continues To Grow As Business Systems Integrate

Throughout 2017, customers have been increasingly looking for technological answers to a plethora of their business needs, and the surveillance industry has seen a rapid boost because of this. In particular, we’ve seen more organizations harness video to fulfill much more than just their security requirements. Combining Physical And Cyber Security Businesses are now using surveillance to address areas such as health and safety, sales and marketing as it fast becomes more of a business op...

How IoT And Cloud-based Security Will Make Cities Safer In 2018

In 2017 we saw a lot of new construction projects, and many existing buildings upgraded their security systems to include high-resolution cameras and better-quality recording systems. Because the economy is stronger, many businesses and municipalities increased their security budgets for large-scale and public projects due to terrorism threats in public places.   Smart Cities Became More Popular One of the bigger trends we saw in 2017 is the growing popularity of sm...

Video Surveillance And Access Control Data Will Allow Users To See The Bigger Picture In 2018

As we take a look back on 2017, there are a number of trends we need to highlight — all of which have redefined our industry. Cybersecurity played a huge role in physical security, driven by the increase in the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the overall interconnectivity between devices and expanding cloud technologies. Although exceptionally beneficial, the IoT also brings with it an increased amount of cyber vulnerabilities. As security systems are using the Internet more and m...

Aiphone Enhances Emergency Tower Design For Accurate Incident Management

Aiphone Corp., a manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, has announced enhancements to its emergency enclosure products. Towers and wall boxes now feature built-in UL Listed electrical boxes to easily satisfy local electrical codes. The new modular tower designs also include an optional CCTV camera arm module. Now a second camera can be mounted to the top of the towers, providing security personnel with a second line of sight to more accurately assess and respond to situation...

2018 will see the start of advanced applications of video analytics in the security industry

Video surveillance solutions have come a long way in recent years, including this past one, with IP-based imaging solutions delivering incredible resolution and detail to provide higher levels of situational awareness, information and overall security. In 2017, we also witnessed how video surveillance serves an emerging need and desire to acquire greater business intelligence. Today’s cameras and VMS are able to truly deliver on the promise of IP video without requiring end users to break...

REI Launches Counter Surveillance Equipment To Prevent Fraudulent Exam Testing Sites

The newly-launched ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver from Research Electronics International (REI) is helping to prevent fraud at exam testing sites. Commonly used for counter surveillance operations and intelligence protection, the ANDRE is now also helping educators prevent cheating during examinations by detecting covert electronic transmissions. Radiofrequency Detection According to Brazilian news reports, eleven individuals were arrested last year for using electronic...

Video Analytics Will Be Key To Security ROI In 2018

The security industry was strong and healthy in 2017. High-end security markets, such as the power distribution and critical infrastructure sectors, saw continued growth and opportunity for perimeter security technologies like thermal imaging, video analytics and radar. For the low-end security markets, there was significant competition from Chinese manufacturers. Despite this challenge, we saw continued growth from premium Western security manufacturers in 2017 in which many introduced cost-ef...

Matrix Conducts Its Maiden Conference At Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Matrix concluded its maiden conference, Matrix Frontier at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai on a positive note. The conference, conducted in association with its regional partner ACIX Middle East LLC, served the objective of giving partners, prospective SIs and customers an opportunity of experiencing our technologically advanced and innovative solutions that nurture business growth. Innovative technology being the event theme, Matrix unveiled a series of latest solutions during the conference. Pion...

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