Experts in human, vehicle and object detection, Business Insight 3, has built on its sole UK partnership with Barcelona-headquartered technology provider, Davantis. Working together, the two organizations have released a ground-breaking product which is set to drastically improve intruder detection while reducing the number of false alarms from security systems at some of the UK’s most important national infrastructure sites. Reduced false alarms The product, called DFUSION, is exclusiv...
3DX-Ray are specialists in the field of X-ray imaging for the security and industrial inspection markets, announces the market launch of the ThreatScan®-AS1 integrated portable X-Ray system for bomb squads and security professionals worldwide. Private demonstrations have already been carried out, and the system will be shown to the wider security community for the first time at the upcoming Intersec exhibition in Dubai. Features The new system is the first from 3DX-Ray to use an amorphous...
Compared to some other technologies, video cameras haven’t been around for that long. First used in 1942 to observe a rocket launch, cameras didn’t become used publicly until the 1960s. This makes the technology’s numerous advances since then all the more impressive improving image quality and capture, footage storage, and integrations with wider security and business systems. Becoming what is recognized as a core part of every security function and beyond. AI in video camera...
The global pandemic fueled the need to use technology to overcome challenges and support safety. An expansive global study has revealed that 88% of citizens globally now want to see public safety transformed through the use of advanced technology. Additionally, 71% consider technologies such as video cameras, data analytics, and cloud solutions as necessary to address the challenges of the modern world. At Intersec 2022 (Jan 16-18, Dubai), Motorola Solutions will showcase its integrated technol...
The security industry cannot look ahead to 2022 without first acknowledging the significance of 2021: a year that changed every aspect of our daily lives, including how we socialize, work, communicate and collaborate. As the world started to emerge from an unprecedented global pandemic, organizations in every industry re-evaluated every aspect of their business, from how they interact with their customers to how they manage their workforces, and how they go to market. Addressing security chall...
BCD, the global video data infrastructure provider, has developed a new version of its custom Harmonize iDRAC software integration that enables the health monitoring with similar functionality of Dell’s iDRAC through the Windows 10/11 operating system, rather than the current limitation of Microsoft Server 2019. Available only on BCD’s purpose-built video appliances, this feature gives system integrators and end-users the ability to proactively monitor servers and predict hardware...
Dahua Technology, a globally renowned company in video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, is introducing an integrated security solution, which is designed for off-grid outdoor surveillance. Integrating 4G network transmission technology and solar power into an intelligent surveillance system, this solution aims to create a lightweight monitoring experience for outdoor environments, with electricity and network shortages. Lightweight integrated security solution Bobby Cheung, Product Director at Dahua Technology, said “In some remote and outdoor locations, where power and network conditions are limited, deploying a security system is always challenging – cumbersome wiring, long construction periods, high maintenance costs, poor system stability, etc.” Bobby Cheung adds, “This lightweight integrated solution solves all these problems. It replaces traditional power system and cable with renewable solar energy, and enables remote data transmission via the camera’s built-in 4G module. Thus, no extra power supply and network cables are needed, which is cost-saving, green and convenient.” Featuring solar panel, controller and 4G IP/PTZ camera The solution is equipped with a solar panel, a controller, a lithium battery and a 4G IP/PTZ camera The solution is equipped with a solar panel, a controller, a lithium battery and a 4G IP/PTZ camera (customers can choose IP camera or PTZ camera model for different monitoring needs). Its compact design allows the whole system to be directly installed on the pole/wall, greatly reducing construction costs. Powered by high-performance lithium battery and a low-power 4G camera, the solution provides excellent performance (including AI features) and long standby time, even without lights. In addition, monocrystalline silicon solar panel and MPPT solar controller are adopted to ensure higher conversion efficiency. Designed for outdoor use in extreme weather conditions Designed for outdoor use, the entire system meets the protection grade of IP66. Lithium batteries, controllers and other key components are well protected, offering stable operation and excellent lightning protection performance. The camera, with a protection grade of IP67, can withstand any extreme weather and harsh environment (e.g. -40°C or strong winds and heavy rains). Another advantage of this solution lies in its mobile terminal display and remote maintenance. When connecting to a Dahua NVR and DMSS mobile app, users can freely view video footage, check battery status, receive real-time push notifications and alarms for intrusions or low battery levels, and realize remote system operation and maintenance. Integrated off-grid security solution Boasting easy installation, flexible deployment, and energy-saving, the integrated off-grid security solution is well suited for conventional monitoring sites, such as farms, courtyards, scenic spots, small construction sites, etc., and small-scale industry application scenarios, such as mining/oil pipelines and water conservation channels. The solution is also ideal for mobile garbage stations, small outdoor events venues, and other special application scenarios.
In its latest tech round-up video, IDIS highlights its complete lineup of NDAA-compliant cameras and recorders. Featuring HD and UHD network cameras, plus powerful NVR and enterprise-class PC servers that connect seamlessly to a choice of VMS, IDIS’s end-to-end, NDAA-compliant solutions are being chosen for a growing list of projects in sectors ranging from education, retail, hotels, data centers, and commercial office space. Dome, bullet, and IR cameras The updated IDIS camera line-up, designed for a wide range of settings and environments, includes a range of 2MP, 5MP, and 8MP domes, bullets, and turret cameras, plus the company’s best-selling and award-winning 5MP and 12MP IR Super Fisheyes. The new NDAA-compliant models come with IR, True WDR, IDIS Smart Failover, alarm in/out, and two-way audio and vandal resistance options. Network video recorders Multi-site users can choose PC servers that come pre-installed with IDIS Solution Suite VMS New NDAA-compliant recording is enabled with 16- to 32-channel network recorders (NVRs), featuring built-in PoE switches, incoming throughput of up to 370Mbps, and allow 960ips UHD real-time recording. Large and multi-site users can choose PC servers that come pre-installed with IDIS Solution Suite VMS and support up to 256 Full HD cameras in real-time. With redundant power and equipped with RAID 5 & 6, they offer mission-critical reliability and feature a two-rack-mount chassis for easy maintenance and options for sliding rails and cable management. Both the NVRs and PC servers are powered by Intel chipsets, and support H.264/H.265 dual codec, allowing users to utilize existing monitors, making premature screen, smartphone, or tablet upgrades unnecessary. IDIS DirectIP® plug-and-play technology All IDIS equipment is backed by the IDIS Ultimate Warranty and benefit from IDIS DirectIP® plug-and-play technology, enabling easy and fast installation, streamlined cybersecurity, and simple maintenance and firmware updates. Customers can choose to seamlessly connect to the cost-free IDIS Centre VMS for applications encompassing up to 1,024 devices or the enterprise-class and modular IDIS Solution Suite to manage an unlimited number of sites and devices. The flexible end-to-end solution, combined with forwarding and backward compatibility, results in a compelling low total cost of ownership (TCO). NDAA-compliant range U.S. President Joe Biden recently signed the Secure Equipment Act of 2021, which requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish rules stating that it will no longer review or approve any authorization application for equipment that is on the list of covered communications or services. “The IDIS NDAA-compliant range follows the rules imposed by the U.S. government,” says Andrew Myung, President, IDIS America. “All IDIS products are designed and manufactured in South Korea, bringing the reassurance needed for enterprises that have businesses in the U.S. or plan to enter the market in the future.”
Secutech India, India’s security business event will mark its return in 2022 re-uniting the security industry from 19 – 21 May at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. As the first edition post-lockdown, the platform will spotlight the latest security technologies, trends, and innovations as well as the post-pandemic response of the industry that is shaping product developments in India’s physical security, cyber security, fire & safety, smart home & automation markets. Addressing the new security challenges Evolving smart cities, technology transformation, increased cybercrime, and the post-pandemic response has given rise to new challenges and need-of-the-hour advancements in security. With a series of live product showcases, gripping knowledge sessions, and in-person networking opportunities, Secutech India will provide a strong avenue for security industry professionals to bring technologies and industry advancements to the fore. Secutech India will provide for security industry professionals to bring industry advancements to the fore Top industry brands including Hikvision, Prama India, Matrix Comsec, Zenitel, Wyse Biometric Systems Pvt Ltd, Ayrus Global Technologies Pvt Ltd, Nacon Wireless Solutions, Enceplon, Copper Connections Ltd (CCL), Super Sync Technologies Pvt Ltd, Brijbasi Fire Safety Systems Pvt Ltd, Blujay Robotics amongst many others have already confirmed their participation and gearing up to introduce new product launches at the fair. Showcasing smart security solutions Elaborating on the prominence of Secutech India, Mr. Ashish P Dhakan, MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision India Pvt Ltd, shared, “Indian Security Industry has shown exemplary resilience, and now it is poised for a new phase of growth. To tap this growth opportunity Secutech India is a perfect event platform. We are looking forward to Secutech India 2022 with great expectations as it has played a pivotal role in growing awareness about security products and solutions in India. The new edition will allow all stakeholders to experience the emerging trends that are taking the security industry to the next level.” “We at Hikivision are evolving the video security, access control, intrusion alarm, and perimeter security domains with AI applications and IoT Innovations. For the edition, we have a well-thought-out plan to showcase the latest products, solutions, and applications that are making security solutions smarter and faster than ever,” Mr. Dhakan also stated. Physical security Safety and security are increasingly important basic needs and, therefore, stand for a growing global market Jointly organized by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd and Asian Business Exhibitions and Conferences Ltd, the key business event has also garnered support from the Forum of Critical Utility Services (FOCUS), Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI), Consulting Engineers Association of India (CEAI) and Cyber Society of India. Safety and security are increasingly important basic needs and, therefore, stand for a growing global market. According to the Data Bridge Market Research report, the global physical security market is expected to witness market growth at a rate of 5.85% in the forecast period of 2021 to 2028. The Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth because of the increasing demand for smart security solutions across India and China. Moreover, the size of the Indian cybersecurity services industry is expected to grow from USD 4.3 billion in 2019-20 to USD 7.6 billion in 2022. Cyber security, fire & safety segments Rapid digitization and technology developments like wireless security systems, IP-based cameras for video surveillance, mobile-based access control, IoT-based security systems are driving demand for advanced security tools. Returning for the very first-time post-pandemic, Secutech India will present the perfect product platform for the rapidly evolving security challenges through its strong focus on physical security, cyber security, fire & safety, smart home & automation segments next year. Cloud-based access and employee solutions Associated with Secutech India since its early years, Mr. Y D Wadaskar, Managing Director, Wyse Biometric Systems Pvt Ltd, said, “We have been with Secutech India since 2016, and in our experience, we get more focused visitors at this show. We have had steady growth till now, and expect major changes in years to come, subject to a much-awaited antidumping policy adopted by the Government of India.” In the upcoming Secutech India, the company will be showcasing its indigenously designed and manufactured products and services in biometrics, access, and employee-related solutions on cloud, mobile, and IoT platforms, catering to various industry verticals. Contactless credentials Matrix COSEC ARGO FACE provides multiple contactless credentials like face, smart cards, PIN, mobile phone using BLE The pandemic has also ushered the world towards adopting new technologies involving minimal contact. One such innovation in that direction is, Matrix COSEC ARGO FACE that provides multiple contactless credentials such as the face, smart cards, PIN, mobile phone using BLE. Mr. Kaushal Kadakia, Marketing Manager, Matrix Comsec shared, “Next year, we will be showcasing our upcoming range of Enterprise Network Video Recorders such as the SATATYA E-NVR - a turnkey server-based Video Management Server (VMS) which is a cost-effective solution for medium to large scale enterprises to meet their integrated video surveillance requirements." IP surveillance solutions "Secutech India is at the forefront of providing a significant business platform for companies offering physical security solutions and provides a platform to make new business associations with consultants, system integrators, and channel partners across the world.” The company also has a strong presence in the IP surveillance segment with its entire range of IP cameras, network video recorders, and video management software, and intelligent video analytics. Two-day Global Digital Security Forum The forum will spotlight the surge in cyber and information security attacks in the post-pandemic era With the increasing pace of business transformation, reliance on new technologies, supply chains, and board-level accountability, security risks are adapting quickly into enterprise risk and business resiliency conversations. Highlighting the theme of “Security innovations and technology for future-ready resilience”, the renowned Global Digital Security Forum (GDSF) will also take place during the fair on 19 – 20 May 2022, organizers confirmed. The paradigm shift in corporate security needs, cyber security in the age of growing digital business, WFH (work-from-home) and remote workforce trends, and adapting with additional compliances, particularly in manpower-intensive sectors (manufacturing, IT/ITES/BPO, Retail/mall, etc) are some of the key topics of discussions that will be taken up at the two-day forum. The forum will also spotlight the surge in cyber and information security attacks in the post-pandemic era and the convergence of physical and cyber security as a force multiplier for organizations. Security technology As a member of the Advisory Panel, Mr. Sanjeev Mishra, Senior Vice President & Head of Security, Reliance Industries Ltd, shared, “This crisis has led to a close-knit collaboration between security, corporate services, safety, HR, and medical services teams in delivering unique solutions to meet the emergent and evolving risk." "Over the years, Secutech India has played a key role in enhancing awareness around security technology in India and it is growing stronger day by day. In 2022, with GDSF, we intend to focus on topics that can make the industry future-ready and resilient in the face of crisis, presenting a great learning opportunity.” Networking and live demo experience Elaborating on the key focus areas, he added, “Physical security always remains the key focus area in our organization, and next year, I am keen on exploring topics and technology solutions for delivering contactless security services. Face-to-face networking gives us an opportunity to witness live demos and during the expo, I would like to see the demonstration of future used cases of disruptive technologies like AI, ML, quantum computing, big data analytics, deep learning, 5G, etc, that has the potential to transform efficiency and effectiveness of security operations.” The return of Secutech India will provide a strong reboot to the industry by facilitating business collaboration, sourcing, and learning opportunities that can enable the industry to gain a strong business direction in the new normal.
As part of their pursuit to develop the smartest locking technology within their markets, Camlock Systems have engineered an adaptable, micro latch system offering multiple configurations, introducing The Series 400. Miniature locking system The Series 400 is a high-performance, miniature locking system that was designed around customer needs; maintaining security while preserving precious cabinet space. Engineered to make access control possible in applications with limited room, the S400 is built in two detachable parts, a latch and actuator providing the freedom to detach and house the actuator in the most convenient recess or panel. Its flexibility and small size mean operators can have a smart lock that enhances the product’s ecosystem, without compromising on function. Universal installation Series 400 provides built-in override and lock monitoring as well as optional door monitoring The symmetrical design of the S400 provides a universal installation method, removing the need for a left- or right-hand version. That’s not the only feature that makes it easier to install though, there are also two latch types to choose from, a Slam latch (Series 400-S) or Rotary latch (Series 400-R), providing further adaptability. The slam latch shines when used in applications such as push to close cabinets, while the rotary latch has the same tamper-resistant, high-strength dual jaws as the patented Series 100. In addition to its functionality, the Series 400 also provides peace of mind due to the built-in override and lock monitoring as well as optional door monitoring. Multi-lock control The Series 400-S and Series 400-R are available along with their compatible accessories. There will soon be even more flexibility brought to the S400, with attachable products designed for multi-lock control as well as access control and the addition of a Bowden cable generating further configuration options. Product features: Cycle rating: 50,000 Built-in lock monitoring Easy-to-install. Universal fitting options Two-part, detachable lock, and actuator Trigger latch remotely via Bowden cable Lock and optional door monitoring Choice of rotary latch or slam latch Integrates with access control systems 5, 12, and 24 V dc available Fitted with a concealed override Two-year warranty
Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, will be presenting its latest innovations at Intersec 2022, the largest security exhibition in the Middle East region, held in Dubai from January 16 to 18, 2022. This year, under the theme ‘Hand in hand for a safer, smarter world,’ Hikvision will demonstrate its latest intelligent products, technologies, and solutions at the show. Cutting-Edge technology “Hikvision has been active in the MENA region for 12 years, cultivating a variety of partnerships with end-users, distributors, installers, and system integrators,” said Binson Xu, Regional President of Hikvision MENA. “Intersec is a great opportunity for us to display our cutting-edge technology, as well as to renew our connections with partners and clients, who we will join hands with to create a safer and smarter world.” Hikvision has been demonstrating its versatile AI solutions at Intersec in the past few years. This year, the focus will be on its intelligent vertical solutions, with success stories from customers across vertical industries such as education, energy, logistics, retail, smart city, and traffic. Key players from various industries are going to talk about the importance of advanced technologies for their respective industries, the challenges they had been facing, how they addressed the problems, and how Hikvision’s AI technologies and solutions have helped them to solve the problems. Intrusion prevention alerts The advanced technologies make up a complete portfolio of security solutions for all kinds of businesses There will be interactive areas for visitors to immerse themselves in an Artificial Intelligence experience and feel the power of AI technology at the booth, where they can experience Hikvision’s products, solutions, and services across various industries and scenarios. At the exhibition, Hikvision will also showcase its latest product lines, such as the intelligent cameras with AcuSense technologies, which delivers accurate intrusion prevention alerts; and cameras with ColorVu technology, which provides high-quality color imaging, even at night. The advanced technologies make up a complete portfolio of security solutions for all kinds of businesses. Several technology partners In addition, Hik-ProConnect, a convergent cloud-based solution designed for security service providers; and Hik-ePartner, a one-stop solution for professional installers, will be demonstrated to provide insight into how system integrators and installers can make the most of Hikvision technologies to help the end customers. Hikvision will host several technology partners at the booth, including the GET Group, Alfalak, Network Synoptics, and Vostok. Representatives of each partner will be available to demonstrate how their solutions integrate with and complement Hikvision products and technologies. Visit Hikvision at booth number SA-B12 in the Trade Centre Arena to explore more about the latest Hikvision AI solutions.
SAFR® from RealNetworks, Inc., the premier facial recognition platform for live video, shared its top predictions for the physical security industry in 2022. These include letting go of fears around AI, embracing hybrid cloud solutions, and embracing pandemic-driven use cases. The current conversations about AI are frequently fear-based. Coverage in the media has been dominated by depictions of rampant bias and invasions of privacy. While these are legitimate concerns, allowing the fears to dictate the conversation runs the risk of keeping everyone from getting to the potential benefits. Developing policy recommendations The trend for 2022 will be to move away from this fear-mongering and towards more balanced perspectives and a greater understanding of the challenges and possibilities of this emerging technology. This does not mean taking a stance of false complacency where they accept AI as a panacea that will solve all the problems. On the contrary, engineers and product creators must continue to be vigilant about privacy On the contrary, engineers and product creators must continue to be vigilant about privacy and bias and create solutions that mitigate risk. When it comes to bias, for example, they must be wary of how it can infect AI models and how historical bias in a dataset’s ground truth can be amplified by an algorithm. SAFR is very active in this area and has recently funded a research program at the University of Washington to explore bias and develop policy recommendations. Computer vision applications For compute-intensive computer vision applications, it has become increasingly clear that it is not feasible to perform this processing solely in the cloud. Uploading thousands of hours of raw video is a poor use of cloud resources and bandwidth. In contrast, processing raw pixels at the edge, before they are even compressed, is more accurate, efficient, and secure. Moving all business operations to the cloud can also create single points of failure that could be catastrophic for organizations. But the solution is not to abandon the cloud and move back to working on-premises. Instead, 2022 will see the creation of more hybrid solutions where a lot of processing is done at the edge, while the cloud remains responsible for coordination and orchestration of massively distributed computer vision applications. Increasing data privacy This also increases data privacy since facial or biometric data doesn’t leave the camera One of the advancements that are helping them move in this direction is that video cameras are getting smarter. In fact, they’re so smart that the entire SAFR stack can now be ported to System on a Chip (SoC) processor that powers some of the pioneer cameras. With a hybrid solution, events are coordinated in the cloud while the video is processed at the edge. This is more scalable in terms of cost as organizations don’t have to pay to move data from the cameras to the cloud for processing and then back to the organization for review. This also increases data privacy since facial or biometric data doesn’t leave the camera or get sent across the network. Touchless security solutions And, because the analytics uses the raw pixels directly from the camera instead of pixels that have been compressed, encoded, and decoded, the results are also more accurate. While the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, they have certainly learned from the experience of helping organizations work to contain the virus and keep populations safe. These touchless solutions will mitigate the spread of the virus by reducing in-person interactions In 2022, the security industry will focus on developing touchless security solutions to minimize the reliance on physical credentials and to replace communal surfaces like fingerprint scanning at airports. These touchless solutions will mitigate the spread of the virus by reducing in-person interactions as well as the number of surfaces people touch. Automated check-In procedure A good example is a hotel using a touchless application for video analytics. Here, guests who are enrolled in the hotel’s VIP program are first recognized by video cameras in the hotel lobby as they enter. Once guests are identified, the system automatically pushes a notification to their phone that matches them to their reservation and provides them with their room number. This means guests don’t have to wait in line at the check-in desk or come into direct contact with hotel staff. Once at their room, guests can unlock their door by using either facial recognition or a QR code that has been sent to their phone as part of the automated check-in procedure.
There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we work. In May 2021, 31% of the countries workforce was still working remotely, with 71% of businesses in professional, scientific, and technical industries remote-working. Work patterns shifting Although the conversation often focuses on office workers, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way many other, non-office sectors operate. In the security industry, since the introduction of lockdowns and social distancing guidelines, the way businesses monitor sites has changed. While in the past, security guards would have patrolled the premises, companies are increasingly opting to use high bandwidth security, deploying CCTV to monitor sites - rather than people. At OV, we believe the only way to ensure CCTV is as trustworthy as a person, is to use a multi-network SIM in the device, ensuring connectivity 24 hours a day – every day. Smart Surveillance Reliable video surveillance means deploying CCTV cameras with the Internet of Things (IoT) Switching to CCTV doesn’t simply mean installing a camera on a wall. To ensure your site is monitored 24-hours a day, with real-time footage available to your staff, reliable video surveillance means deploying CCTV cameras with the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart surveillance not only reduces the need for a security officer on site, but also minimizes the reliance on a member of staff continuously monitoring the CCTV footage. Instead, cameras connect to a centrally managed system, so if an emergency happens, it notifies the system. It then sends an instant alert to a designated person or the emergency services. This streamlines the typical monitoring process, removing possibilities of human errors and computer lags, increasing efficiency. And, equally as important, since the COVID-19 pandemic, it removes the reliance on in-person surveillance. Deploying IoT sensors across the site However, the role of a security guard is not always just to monitor and prevent crime. When stationed at a block of offices or flats, an officer often also monitors the premises, ensuring that everything is running smoothly, for example, checking for faults in entry systems and lifts. Though this technically sits with the maintenance team, losing a security guard in place of CCTV could risk losing another pair of eyes on the ground. This risk can be averted, if businesses also deploy IoT sensors across the site, connected to the same centrally managed system as the CCTV. Sensors send data collected in real time Sensors installed into lifts and door entry systems work in a similar way, sending data collected on the object in real time. If an error with the system arises, an instant alert will be sent, and maintenance can be scheduled immediately. Although smart solutions are on the rise, for some businesses, in-person security is still the best or the preferred option. Pre-pandemic, there may typically have been multiple security staff on-site, but to accommodate for social distancing guidelines and fewer people on the premise generally, security guards have increasingly worked solo. Wearable IoT devices for lone workers’ safety The wearable IoT devices have an emergency button and voice access installed Lone working, especially for security personnel, comes with its risks. When faced with emergencies, such as burglaries or violence, the risk of working alone is immediately heightened. To keep lone workers safe, businesses can provide staff with wearable IoT devices. The wearable IoT devices have an emergency button and voice access installed, so in the case of an urgent situation, the wearer can discretely press the button, and it will immediately alert the monitoring station, who will be able to hear what is happening at the incident location. Furthermore, wearable IoT devices can also monitor key health markers and regular movement, so if a worker either stops moving for a prolonged time, or their health markers suddenly change, an alert will immediately be sent to a pre-agreed contact, or the emergency services, to send out help instantly. Connectivity, the key to the seamless operation of IoT While this technology can protect businesses and staff, it can also help to remove instances of human errors, when inaccuracies can still occur. Ultimately, we’re handing the baton of trust over from person to tech. So, if smart technology is to perform as we expect it to, it must be connected to a reliable network. Connectivity is the key to the seamless operation of IoT, because without it, devices cannot work and losing connection for the security industry is not an option. A business needs to trust that security equipment will do its job, after all, the safety of their site and staff is in the ‘hands’ of it. Multi-network SIM is the safest option Not only are multi-network SIMs the safest option for ensuring connectivity, but they are also invaluable To confidently trust in IoT, a multi-network SIM is the safest option. Using a single network means that if that provider experiences issues or outages, so will the equipment. Whereas, with a multi-network provider, if one network drops, it will simply switch to another in the area, in order to ensure reliable security 24 hours a day. Not only are multi-network SIMs the safest option for ensuring connectivity, but they are also invaluable, as the security industry assesses the short-term future of mobile connectivity. Whether it is the closing down of 2G and 3G networks, or the availability of new technologies, such as LTE-M or 5G, opting for a multi-network SIM is the best option available. Smart security solutions as reliable as the connected network Whatever the plans are of the individual networks, a multi-network SIM ensures that you can access older services, such as 2G and 3G, as long as any network continues to supply service, and get the newer technologies, such as LTE-M and 5G, as soon as the first network makes them available. Ultimately, smart security solutions are only as trustworthy as the network they are connected to. As businesses roll out new technologies that rely on connectivity 24 hours a day to perform their job, multi-network providers should be the only option considered and utilized. With a multi-network SIM in a CCTV device, businesses can be confident that their site is monitored and secure, every hour of every day.
Cloud-based applications and platforms revolutionize supply chain management, helping stakeholders scale operations from small businesses to complex enterprises. Cloud supply chain solutions are showing significant increases in implementation – so much so the sheer number of organizations with a cloud solution outpace or far outnumbers the ones that don't. But there is one area that has still not made the switch to the cloud, most often the security department. But the advent of using video surveillance data for other purposes, like real-time transit tracking, is pushing the adoption of video in the cloud forward. Traditional security systems Unlike traditional security systems, cloud video solutions are not limited to providing only security data. Video can be used to enhance warehouse productivity, increase the ROI of transit operations, marginally reduce the loss or damages due to employee safety issues, and uphold the organization's integrity. Companies spend a lot of time, money, and effort attempting to enhance production The benefits are significant: cloud solutions can change how the supply chain aggregates business data through video and AI. Companies spend a lot of time, money, and effort attempting to enhance production and the supply chain, as it is paramount to the success of a brand. Video, analytics. And the cloud can make it better. Like every other industry, the transportation and logistics market is on the brink of a sea change because of the digital revolution. Reliable supply chain The volume of information and data generated by digital devices and systems allows stakeholders to leverage rich data and combine it to optimize efficiencies, schedules, and planning. Users are starting to see how the cloud and connected devices support a more rapid and reliable supply chain through faster transit times, better loading and unloading methods, prompt product delivery, enhanced safety, and more operational efficiency. Without a doubt, the supply chain has seen the benefits of using the cloud to improve processes and overall success. Some have revolutionized how they track shipments with intelligent mobile applications, while others use cloud-based warehouse management systems to support higher supply chain performance and optimize order management and production planning across warehouse locations. Warehouse management systems Cloud-based security services can optimize the pivotal balance between optimal deliveries And now, cloud-based security platform solutions change how security leaders aggregate safety, security, and business data through video and AI. Using AI technology to identify actionable insights within previously untapped video monitoring and unstructured IoT data is a potential gold mine for businesses in the supply chain sector. Cloud-based security services can optimize the pivotal balance between optimal deliveries, employee safety, and physical security. There is also great potential to improve the supply chain process from end to end. Here's how: As part of the cloud-based security solution, IP cameras and sensors can transmit data directly to the cloud, eliminating the need for on-premises systems like DVRs and NVRs. In the case of network disconnection, data is protected, so no information is lost in the face of downtime. All the data capture is transmitted to the cloud, allowing all authorized personnel to access the data as needed. Cloud security solution For any organization with a decentralized infrastructure, finding the red thread across sites can be difficult. For organizations distributed across geographies, this can lead to a lack of communication regarding stock acquisition, movement across facilities, and potential delays in deliveries. A cloud security solution is designed to centralize all data irrespective of the geographical distance between facilities. Stakeholders can view precisely what is happening at a site from any connected device Now, the owner of multiple and distributed logistic centers can view these sites simultaneously or even sequentially. Imagine monitoring the unloading dock areas at all your facilities at one time, allowing you to gain peace of mind that operations are running smoothly. Whether on-site, five miles away, or in a different country altogether, stakeholders can view precisely what is happening at a site from any connected device, whether it is your laptop, smartphone, or iPad. Supporting essential decisions This functionality delivers access to only those devices and sites that you are authorized to access. Using assigned credentials and the power of the network, leaders can access the application from anywhere across the globe. Artificial intelligence in the supply chain supports essential decisions by using cognitive predictions and recommendations on optimal actions. This approach can help enhance overall supply chain performance and help manufacturers predict possible implications across various scenarios in terms of time, cost, and revenue. With AI and the cloud, organizations can monitor different operational parameters and gain operational insights that enable leaders to streamline their services and smoothen out the course of the supply chain from beginning to end. From the moment a product enters a warehouse to the point of its departure, its complete journey can be reviewed via the video surveillance solution. Supply chain organizations The possibilities of cloud solutions are limitless, and new use cases are being identified daily Regular monitoring of the handover of goods to courier vendors can give insights into employee performance. Manufacturers can track orders. Cloud video can help users understand the overall performance of their employees, whether they are at a truck stop, within a warehouse, or delivering to an office building. The possibilities of cloud solutions are limitless, and new use cases are being identified daily. The time is ideal for supply chain organizations to push the boundaries of what's possible with the cloud and help providers proactively address business optimization, safety, and physical security throughout the process. Advanced technologies, like cloud services, further support a productive supply chain that will lead to increased revenue streams and a successful process as organizations look to optimize operations as digital transformation efforts continue to evolve.
They say nothing stays the same for long, and this has never been truer than in today’s world of technology and innovation. The 21st century has seen rapid changes and every day brings a new update in one of the many segments of technology. Technology is evolving at such a rapid rate, due to a phenomenon dubbed accelerating change. Each new improvement is now a stepping stone, enabling stronger and better generations of technology, at faster speeds. Accelerating change evolving across all industries The idea of accelerating change is evolving across all industries. And, because we want to help our partners and customers get the most out of their investments, which is why we continually look to find ways to deliver flexibility and scalability, with each technology update. Essentially, we’ve embraced the concept of accelerating change across our entire organization. Why is this important? When organizations implement any new solution, they should carefully consider how their technology needs will evolve. Although, it is impossible to anticipate the future (who would have imagined COVID-19?), stakeholders know their organization may grow, leaders will request new data points, the industry will evolve and aligned technologies will emerge. Investing in flexible, scalable technologies Technology today should be designed to meet today, tomorrow and future security, and business requirements Therefore, businesses must be able to be flexible and modular, without having to overhaul their technology investments. That is why each company must invest in technologies that are designed for flexibility and scalability. Technology today should be designed to meet today, tomorrow and future security, and business requirements. When selecting the best 360-video solution, for example, it’s crucial to understand how some of the latest innovations transform security operations. IP video systems IP video systems offer numerous benefits, such as secure data accessibility, higher resolution, more efficient storage and centralized management, even with multiple cameras. And today, there are more options than ever before. In a market that sees constant technological evolution, the possibilities can seem endless. But the camera you need today may not be what you need tomorrow. Security and business needs evolve over time, and sometimes, almost daily. Do you need to fit a camera into a small space, such as a hotel corridor or over a reception area at a bank? What about at a retail store exit or the entry point for a distribution center? Or maybe, you want to install one 360-degree camera, instead of multiple standard cameras to maximize situational awareness? Security cameras that offer modular benefits There are more cameras available that offer modular benefits. Flexibility to change uses and features, and turn-on and turn-off intelligence are built into its own infrastructure, to make the camera customizable to specific requirements, risk profile, and environment. With the addition of multi-mode software functionality, you get access to the most advanced 360-degree cameras on the market today. Whether you need a 360-degree camera, a panoramic camera, or both simultaneously, all these capabilities are wrapped up into one solution. Cameras that can be transformed to cater to unique needs Based on your unique needs, you can transform how the camera performs Based on your unique needs, you can transform how the camera performs. Whether you need a 360-degree camera, a panoramic camera, these modular options wrap all these functionalities into one solution. I bet you’re asking, why does that make sense? Why not keep different form factors, each focusing on a specific use? It all goes back to what we discussed before, the focus on empowering customers to have the best technologies, over the course of their investment. Changing cameras accessories or functions within the UI We should no longer ask customers to choose a specific camera. Instead, we should give them the base format and empower them to select the accessories needed to build the camera solution that fits their requirements. If those needs change, they simply change accessories or functions within the UI (User Interface). Call it what you will, a one-stop camera shop or the Swiss Army knife of cameras, we’re good with either. Overall, this approach eases deployments, addresses change and simplifies use. Need for ultra-flexible and scalable architecture The world has changed, and partners and end users need technology that can adapt to changing conditions. As technology leaders, we need to accommodate the evolving needs of organizations, large and small. By providing an ultra-flexible architecture that scales effortlessly, to accommodate the short and long-term needs of the ever-changing business environment, we can lead the way.
Topics that dominated our website’s Expert Panel Roundtable articles in 2021 included the effects of COVID-19, the benefits of mobile access, the upcoming potential of deep learning, and the future of access control cards. Our website’s Expert Panel Roundtable discussions in 2021 reflected some of the most timely and important topics in the industry. The very most clicked-on Expert Panel Roundtable discussion in 2021 considered the positive and negative effects of COVID-19. The second most popular was trends in perimeter security technology. Smart video solutions Here is a roundup of the Top 10 Expert Panel Roundtable discussions posted in 2021, along with a ‘sound bite’ from each discussion and links back to the full articles. Thanks to everyone who contributed to Expert Panel Roundtable in 2021 (including the quotable panelists named and linked below). The pandemic has impacted security in many ways, some we are just now realizing" What are the positive and negative effects of COVID-19 to security? “The pandemic has impacted security in many ways, some we are just now realizing. On the negative side, integrators were limited in their ability to access customer locations, posing significant challenges to supporting customers. Innovation was also halted in many sectors – such as AI and edge computing in healthcare. However, the pandemic increased awareness regarding the need for smart solutions that can aid in these types of crises. Smart video solutions have been identified repeatedly in the media as a potential pathway to better customer experience and increased safety.” – Alexander Harlass. Reducing false alarms What are the latest trends in perimeter security technology? “What’s really important in perimeter security is the minimization of false alarms, not simply the potential detection of what might be an unauthorized person or object. In light of that, many systems now include alarm validation that can confirm an alarm event using a camera. The utilization of AI-based technologies can further validate the accuracy of the alarm, making it as accurate and precise as possible. I anticipate seeing more cross-technological integrations to reduce false alarms, so that personnel in an alarm center spend as little time as possible in validating an alarm.” – Leo Levit. What will be the biggest security trends in 2021? “2021 will see artificial intelligence (AI) become more mainstream. There will be increased deployment in edge devices, including cameras, thermographic cameras, radar and LIDAR sensors, entry point readers, etc. Additional algorithms will be developed, greatly expanding the use and function as video surveillance transitions from a forensic tool to real-time analytics. This increases the value of these systems and helps create ROI cases for their deployment.” – Tim Brooks. Access control solutions Investments in tools and platforms to drive digital interactions have accelerated" What will be the security industry’s biggest challenge in 2021? “The security industry is traditional in the sense that it relies heavily on face-to-face interaction to do business with customers and partners alike. COVID-19 has put a hold on in-person meetings, trade shows, etc., and this trend is likely to extend throughout 2021. Virtually recreating these personal touchpoints, while cultivating and strengthening internal and external relationships, will continue to be both a challenge and opportunity for the security industry. Investments in tools and platforms to drive digital interactions have accelerated.” – Robert Moore. What are the challenges and benefits of mobile access control? “Mobile access control solutions are an exciting innovation in a market where the day-to-day user experience hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years. One area that has clear benefits and challenges is in improving the user experience. On one hand, physical credentials are expensive and a hassle to administer; however, they work reliably, quickly, and predictably. Mobile credentials are convenient in that everyone already has a smartphone, and you don’t have to admin or carry cards; however, when you’re actually standing at the door they need to work as well or better than physical credentials, or the benefits are lost.” – Brian Lohse. Attacking critical infrastructure What are the security challenges of protecting critical infrastructure? “It seems so often we hear about a new threat or cyber-attack in the news. Because of the rapid growth in technology over the last few years, cybercriminals are getting bolder and discovering new ways to attack critical infrastructure. One of the biggest challenges boils down to the capabilities of the operating security system and whether the organization is aware of the current risks they face. Because there are so many points of entry for cybercriminals to target within critical infrastructure, it is vital that the security solution be prepared for attacks at every level.” – Charles (Chuck) O’Leary. They are more aware when they make physical contact with doors and interfaces" Which security technologies will be useful in a post-pandemic world? “People have become more sensitized to crowds and personal space. They are more aware when they make physical contact with doors and interfaces. As the pandemic subsides, these habits will likely remain for a majority of people." "Utilising AI-based cameras to accurately monitor the number of people in a room or in a queue will enable staff to take action to improve the customer experience. For example, AI-based analytics can quickly notify security or operations when people are waiting at a door and initiate 2-way audio for touchless access.” – Aaron Saks. Central monitoring station What is the potential of deep learning in physical security and surveillance? “Deep learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, enables networks to train themselves to perform speech, voice, and image recognition tasks." In video surveillance, these networks learn to make predictions through highly repetitive exposure" "In video surveillance, these networks learn to make predictions through highly repetitive exposure to images of humans and vehicles from a camera feed. That ability is ideal for use with drones patrolling perimeters seeking anomalies or in software that significantly reduces the number of false alarms reported to central monitoring station operators. Through use, the software continues improving its accuracy.” – Brian Baker. Valuable audit trail How soon will access control cards become extinct and why? “Access control cards will go the way of the dinosaur, but they still have some life left in them. For the short term, they have plenty of utility in minimum security use cases and leave a valuable audit trail. But for companies that are more technology-centric, particularly those with high value assets, we’re seeing demand for next-generation access control, which includes increased integration with video surveillance systems and professional monitoring services.” – Sean Foley. Which security markets are embracing touchless and contactless systems? “Touchless technology is not a new trend, but contactless systems and transactions have surged since the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after the pandemic is over, it is likely public perception of what is hygienic and acceptable in public spaces will have changed. [We are] seeing an uptick in touchless access control systems in the education and flexible office space markets.” – Brooke Grigsby.
Our most popular articles in 2021 provide a good reflection of the state of the industry. Taken together, the Top 10 Articles of 2021, as measured by reader clicks, cover big subjects such as smart cities and cybersecurity. They address new innovations in video surveillance, including systems that are smarter and more connected, and a new generation of computer chips that improve capabilities at the edge. A recurring theme in 2021 is cybersecurity's impact on physical security, embodied by a high-profile hack of 150,000 cameras and an incident at a Florida water plant. There is also an ongoing backlash against facial recognition technology, despite promising technology trends. Cross-Agency collaboration Our top articles also touch on subjects that have received less exposure, including use of artificial intelligence (AI) for fraud detection, and the problem of cable theft in South Africa. Here is a review of the Top 10 Articles of 2021, based on reader clicks, including links to the original content: Smart cities have come a long way in the last few decades, but to truly make a smart city safe Safety in Smart Cities: How Video Surveillance Keeps Security Front and Center The main foundations that underpin smart cities are 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Cloud. Each is equally important, and together, these technologies enable city officials to gather and analyze more detailed insights than ever before. For public safety in particular, having IoT and cloud systems in place will be one of the biggest factors to improving the quality of life for citizens. Smart cities have come a long way in the last few decades, but to truly make a smart city safe, real-time situational awareness and cross-agency collaboration are key areas that must be developed as a priority. Fraud detection technology How AI is Revolutionising Fraud Detection Fraud detection technology has advanced rapidly over the years and made it easier for security professionals to detect and prevent fraud. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing fraud detection. Banks can use AI software to gain an overview of a customer’s spending habits online. Having this level of insight allows an anomaly detection system to determine whether a transaction is normal or not. Suspicious transactions can be flagged for further investigation and verified by the customer. If the transaction is not fraudulent, then the information can be put into the anomaly detection system to learn more about the customer’s spending behavior online. For decades, cable theft has caused disruption to infrastructure across South Africa Remote Monitoring Technology: Tackling South Africa’s Cable Theft Problem For decades, cable theft has caused disruption to infrastructure across South Africa, and it’s an issue that permeates the whole supply chain. In November 2020, Nasdaq reported that, “When South Africa shut large parts of its economy and transport network during its COVID-19 lockdown, organized, sometimes armed, gangs moved into its crumbling stations to steal the valuable copper from the lines. Now, more than two months after that lockdown ended, the commuter rail system, relied on by millions of commuters, is barely operational.” Physical security consequences Hack of 150,000 Verkada Cameras: It Could Have Been Worse When 150,000 video surveillance cameras get hacked, it’s big news. The target of the hack was Silicon Valley startup Verkada, which has collected a massive trove of security-camera data from its 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, companies, police departments, prisons and schools. The data breach was accomplished by an international hacker collective and was first reported by Bloomberg. Water Plant Attack Emphasises Cyber’s Impact on Physical Security At an Oldsmar, Fla., water treatment facility on Feb. 5, an operator watched a computer screen as someone remotely accessed the system monitoring the water supply and increased the amount of sodium hydroxide from 100 parts per million to 11,100 parts per million. The chemical, also known as lye, is used in small concentrations to control acidity in the water. The incident is the latest example of how cybersecurity attacks can translate into real-world, physical security consequences – even deadly ones. Video surveillance technologies Organizations around the globe embraced video surveillance technologies to manage social distancing Video Surveillance is Getting Smarter and More Connected The global pandemic has triggered considerable innovation and change in the video surveillance sector. Last year, organizations around the globe embraced video surveillance technologies to manage social distancing, monitor occupancy levels in internal and external settings, and enhance their return-to-work processes. Forced to reimagine nearly every facet of their operations for a new post-COVID reality, companies were quick to seize on the possibilities offered by today’s next-generation video surveillance systems. The Post-Pandemic Mandate for Entertainment Venues: Digitally Transform Security Guards At sporting venues, a disturbing new trend has hit the headlines — poor fan behavior. At the same time, security directors are reporting a chronic security guard shortage. Combining surveillance video with AI-based advanced analytics can automatically identify fan disturbances or other operational issues, and notify guards in real time, eliminating the need to have large numbers of guards monitoring video feeds and patrons. The business benefits of digitally transformed guards are compelling. Important emerging technology Why Access Control Is Important In a workspace, access control is particularly crucial in tracking the movement of employees should an incident occur, as well as making the life of your team much easier in allowing them to move between spaces without security personnel and site managers present. It can also reduce the outgoings of a business by reducing the need for security individuals to be hired and paid to remain on site. The city of Baltimore has banned the use of facial recognition systems by residents Baltimore Is the Latest U.S. City to Target Facial Recognition Technology The city of Baltimore has banned the use of facial recognition systems by residents, businesses and the city government (except for police). The criminalization in a major U.S. city of an important emerging technology in the physical security industry is an extreme example of the continuing backlash against facial recognition throughout the United States. Several localities – from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco, from Oakland, California, to Boston – have moved to limit use of the technology, and privacy groups have even proposed a national moratorium on use of facial recognition. Powerful artificial intelligence Next Wave of SoCs Will Turbocharge Camera Capabilities at The Edge A new generation of video cameras is poised to boost capabilities dramatically at the edge of the IP network, including more powerful artificial intelligence (AI) and higher resolutions, and paving the way for new applications that would have previously been too expensive or complex. Technologies at the heart of the coming new generation of video cameras are Ambarella’s newest systems on chips (SoCs). Ambarella’s CV5S and CV52S product families are bringing a new level of on-camera AI performance and integration to multi-imager and single-imager IP cameras.
Mergers and acquisitions are among the most disruptive forces in the security marketplace. However, they are also both a reality and a growing trend. Whenever there is value to be leveraged, companies tend to enter into business transactions to maximize that value. For the security industry, the result is a continually shifting collection of manufacturer companies seeking new ways to provide value to customers. M&A activity continued unabated in 2021, despite residual industry challenges such as dysfunctional supply chains and lingering consequences of a global pandemic. Here are some of the larger and/or most impactful M&A transactions of 2021. Stanley Black & Decker sells to Securitas Stanley Black & Decker announces an agreement to sell most of its Security assets to Securitas AB for $3.2 billion in cash. The transaction includes Stanley Black & Decker's Commercial Electronic and Healthcare Security business lines. The businesses carry 2021 forecasted revenues of approximately $1.7 billion. “The business is well-positioned for ongoing growth within Securitas, a global pioneer in the security industry,” says James M. Loree, Stanley Black & Decker's CEO. Openpath’s solution makes businesses more secure with multi-factor authentication Motorola acquires Openpath and Envysion Motorola Solutions adds to its security industry portfolio with the acquisition of Openpath Security Inc.., a cloud-based mobile access control provider. Openpath’s solution makes businesses more secure with multi-factor authentication, enables a contactless entry experience, and can be easily scaled and managed due to its cloud-based architecture. Motorola also announces the acquisition of Envysion, a provider of video security and business analytics solutions for quick-service restaurant and retail industries. Delta Electronics buys March Networks Delta Group, a provider of power and thermal management solutions, purchased 100% of the shares in Infinova (Canada) Ltd., owner of Canadian-based video surveillance and business intelligence company March Networks, from Infinova International Ltd. through its subsidiary Delta International Holding Limited B.V. Following the close of the transaction, it was expected that March Networks will continue to operate from its Canadian headquarters, and the March Networks executive management team will continue to lead the organization. Delta Electronics is also the parent company of VIVOTEK. APi Group acquires Chubb Fire and Security Business APi Group Corp. acquire the Chubb Fire & Security Business from Carrier Global Corporation for an enterprise value of US$ 3.1 billion. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Chubb has approximately 13,000 employees globally and a sales and service network that spans 17 countries, serving more than 1.5 million customer sites in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Canada. APi Group is a business services provider of safety, specialty, and industrial services in more than 200 locations worldwide. Teledyne Technologies Inc. will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8.0 billion Teledyne acquires FLIR Teledyne Technologies Inc. and FLIR Systems, Inc. jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8.0 billion. Jim Cannon, President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR, said, “We could not be more excited to join forces with Teledyne through this value-creating transaction.” Resideo adds Norfolk Wire and Electronics Resideo Technologies, Inc. acquired privately held Norfolk Wire & Electronics, based in Richmond, Virginia. Norfolk was founded in 1985 and is a regional distributor of security, telecom, network, and audio-video (AV) related products, supplies, and tools. With 11 full-service retail locations and a 43,000 sq. ft. distribution center, Norfolk serves customers across the mid-Atlantic region and will be part of Resideo's ADI Global Distribution business, a wholesale distributor of security, AV, and low-voltage products. Triton acquires ACRE, which acquires Feenics and Matrix Triton Partners acquired ACRE, an end-to-end security solutions provider based in Dallas/USA and Dublin/Ireland. Triton is investing alongside the current management team of ACRE. Weeks later, ACRE acquired cloud-based workplace solutions company Time Data Security (TDS). Later in the year, ACRE announced acquisition of Feenics and Matrix Systems. Feenics brings cloud-based access control solutions brings cloud-based access control solutions to ACRE’s rapidly growing network of global customers while also expanding its portfolio to support the growing demand for cloud-based security solutions. Matrix enables ACRE to expand the addressable market for the company’s technology portfolio. Brivo, Inc. and Crown PropTech Acquisitions have entered into an agreement making Brivo a publicly listed company Brivo becomes publicly traded through the merger Brivo, Inc., a cloud-based access control and smart building technologies company, and Crown PropTech Acquisitions, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in Brivo becoming a publicly listed company. The transaction values the company at a pro forma enterprise value of $808 million. Upon closing, the combined company will operate as Brivo, and its Class A common stock is expected to be listed under the ticker symbol “BRVS.” Nice buys Nortek Security Nice, a global manufacturer of smart home, security, home, and building automation solutions, , acquired Nortek Security & Control from Melrose Industries. Nortek Security & Control is a developer of technology for security, home automation, control, power, AV and entertainment, access control, health, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, for residential and commercial markets. Eagle Eye acquires Uncanny Vision Eagle Eye Networks, a cloud video surveillance solutions company, has acquired Uncanny Vision Solutions, an artificial intelligence (AI) analytics and Solutions Company. The acquisition accelerates the company’s leadership in providing AI and analytics, to make customers’ businesses more efficient and the world a safer place. The acquisition also includes research and development (R&D) capabilities and a new regional office located in Bangalore, India.
Eagle Eye Networks, the pioneer in cloud video surveillance, has partnered with access control provider SALTO Systems to showcase its cloud video surveillance capabilities at the coworking and coliving facilities of La Pinada Lab in Valencia, Spain. This cooperation is designed to expand the ways video surveillance is used in coworking and coliving spaces. In addition to security, video surveillance can foster collaboration and deliver insights into building usage and how visitors interact with the property. Cloud access integration system Eagle Eye Networks installed a cloud video surveillance system at La Pinada Lab to demonstrate the value of sharing video and the system’s ease of use. In 2022, Eagle Eye Networks and select technology partners will offer courses to professionals who work in the Smart Cities and Smart Buildings field. The Eagle Eye Networks integration with SALTO cloud access control is a powerful example of the role that integrated security will play in providing holistic security and insights into buildings. Camera monitoring and maintenance The City of Elche has reduced the number of employees needed for camera monitoring and maintenance" “We are excited to contribute to the La Pinada Lab initiative in Spain to foster innovation and collaboration,” said Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director, Eagle Eye Networks EMEA. “Our ecosystem of technology partners help expand the possibilities of our products and services, making them even more useful for our customers." "After moving to Eagle Eye Networks, the City of Elche, Spain has reduced the number of employees needed for camera monitoring and maintenance, while city officials are gaining more insights from the cameras." Integrated security solution "In La Pinada Lab we go one step further to not only show the advantages of cloud video surveillance but how cloud video surveillance and cloud access control create an integrated security solution. Employees can focus on creativity, customer experience, and innovation, the Eagle Eye Networks platform, with cloud access control from SALTO, provides ease-of-use and does the heavy lifting of maintaining the system.” Christian Schmitz, Vertical Lead for Shared Living and WorkSpaces at SALTO Systems, said the solution gives La Pinada Lab the ability “to connect the dots between lifestyle and technology, allowing them to build the right tech infrastructure.” Digitization and automation Use of Eagle Eye technology and SALTO’s keyless experience, identifying opportunities for new solutions" SALTO and Eagle Eye Networks are joining La Pinada Lab’s partnership program as Project Partners. The first step is to incorporate both SALTO smart access products and technology and Eagle Eye Networks cloud video surveillance into the infrastructure of the La Pinada space, Schmitz said. “And being installed in a lab, it is only natural to observe and experiment with the use of Eagle Eye technology and SALTO’s keyless experience, identifying opportunities for new solutions and the impact of digitization and automation on daily life.” Physical security Miguel Tito Malone, Director of La Pinada Lab said, “A space like this only comes to life if you have the right partners in the ecosystem that want to drive collaboration and innovation. To have two state-of-the-art global partners like SALTO and Eagle Eye Networks is a real asset." "They are leading the transformation of physical security, showing how cloud security is an important element of the building experience. Together with Eagle Eye Networks and SALTO we can deliver on our promise to foster collaboration in contemporary building design and usage.” Video management system Fernando Fernandez of TGT Consulting is the Eagle Eye Networks certified reseller who did the installation at La Pinada Lab. He said this “was one of my first installations of the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS (video management system) product and I am truly impressed with its capabilities and flexibility. Now I can offer my clients a broader range of services, from telecommunications to physical security as a service.”
Canyons School District is located in the Southeast region of Salt Lake County, Utah. The school system serves approximately 33,900 students in 44 schools, including 29 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools, and several special program schools. This large district covers 192 square miles and relies on a well-coordinated bus system to transport 15,000 students daily on bus routes that cover close to 1.5 million miles a year. The district's 200 Transportation Department employees maintain a fleet of 175 school buses that serve over 4,700 stops and 2,500 activity trips annually. Challenge “Student safety is a top priority for us and buses have more than their fair share of problems," said Director of Technology Support, Canyons School District. “Our video systems are a key piece of technology used to keep our students and drivers safe. Bullying, fights, inappropriate behavior, accidents, and vandalism have all been documented with our camera systems. Video evidence is a critical piece of the puzzle that helps our Principals and Administrators know what happened.” Upgrading to open platform technology The team specified a system that includes VMS from Milestone, network cameras from Axis, and Sintron's mobile server After several years of dealing with an older, failing, analog video system on its buses, the district needed to update the fleet. The district's Transportation Department together with the IT department spent two years researching technologies and best practices to find the right mobile video security system. The team ultimately specified a system that includes video management software (VMS) from Milestone Systems, network cameras from Axis Communications, and Sintron Technologies’ mobile server/recorder. Stone Security is the Milestone Diamond Partner responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the solution. Installing the solution Stone Security made sure the installation went according to Canyons School District standards. They worked around the district's tight bus schedule, keeping flexible in dealing with special situations and emergencies. Over 85 of the district's buses were installed with the new mobile video system during the summer of 2017 and the rest of the total 175 buses were recently upgraded this summer in preparation for school to start end of August 2018. In the future, when Canyons School District adds buses to its fleet, they will be outfitted with the same Milestone, Axis, Sintron solution. IP-based open platform An important part of the solution is that the system must use open platform IP-based, industry-standard components “Milestone and Stone Security have been awesome partners,” said the Director of Technology Support at Canyons School District. “We started this project after school ended in June, the same day we began to repave the bus yard. The logistics of getting old camera systems removed and new ones installed while at the same time having buses parked at many temporary locations was daunting. Stone Security handled it with grace and even finished a week ahead of schedule.” An important component of the solution is that the system must use open platform IP-based, industry-standard components. Traditional analog solutions only use proprietary cables, cameras, DVRs, etc., but the Canyons School District wanted to make sure that it moved to an open standard, so if problems arose, it would not be locked into any vendor, and a range of expansion options would be possible. A connected solution The Canyons School District solution includes onboard two, three, or four AXIS M3037-PVE 360-degree cameras per bus depending on the size of the vehicle, and a Sintron mobile recording server, fully customizable and ruggedized, Windows OS-based. Administrators can manage the OS, group policies, updates, and software from a centralized location with Microsoft System Centre Manager. The server includes a built-in UPS to protect it from battery drops as the engine starts and stops, as well as loss of power in the case of a vehicle accident. It provides PoE to the cameras and has options for GPS, Cellular, multiple storage locations, WiFi, as well as reading data from a CAN-BUS network. Milestone XProtect software and Interconnect add-on Operators can retrieve video in a matter of hours following an incident, rather than days “Milestone VMS is the system we use for many of our school-based systems. By also using it in our buses, it makes it easier on our Principals and Administrators because they don’t have to learn multiple systems,” said the Director of Technology Support at Canyons School District. The Milestone XProtect software was selected because it allows the recording server to be located on the bus and manage itself, while the Milestone Interconnect add-on enables the video to be transferred from the buses anytime they are near a school or in the main bus yard over WiFi. Operators can retrieve video in a matter of hours following an incident, rather than days. Video storage Solution “We developed a new way to deploy the Milestone VMS for transportation. We're using XProtect Expert on the buses, with XProtect Corporate in the data center, and XProtect Interconnect as the connection between the systems. With Milestone, we were able to craft a flexible solution that didn't exist previously," said Andy Schreyer, Stone Security. Schreyer explained that video is stored redundantly within the bus both on the server as well as within the cameras. If there's an accident that takes down the server, video from the cameras can be retrieved. The bus servers store video for 30 days, and any time an equipped bus pulls into a district schoolyard, the server will connect back to the corporate Milestone server and offload the video. The video is stored in the district's data center and accessed on an as-needed basis. When an incident occurs, the Transportation Department can share recorded video with the school administration or local authorities. Total visibility The system captures the four video streams coming from each camera and picks up external images through the windows The internal 360-degree cameras cover all activity within a bus, often providing data from a minimum of two different angles. The system captures the four video streams coming from each camera (up to 16 video feeds from a four-camera equipped bus) and picks up external images through the windows as well. While some windows are digitally masked in the software to avoid excessive recording on motion, the district has an option for mounting cameras on the exterior of a bus. They can expand to external camera systems by equipping buses with Axis P3905-RE high-performance outdoor cameras, helping to assure that what's happening outside and around a bus is captured. Video security “I’m excited about the Milestone solution. After extensively studying all of the software and hardware manufacturers in the video security industry, the Milestone, Sintron, and Axis combination ticks all of the boxes." "Also, we are not locked into proprietary systems as the industry evolves. Lastly, Stone Security has proven to be a rock-solid partner in all of this and I highly recommend them,” said the Director of Technology Support, Canyons School District.
To speed up journey times and maximize road safety and security for residents, commuters, and local businesses, the municipality of Tres Cantos in Spain has deployed an innovative smart city solution from security and AI pioneer Hikvision. Smart cities Wikipedia describes smart cities as “urban areas that use data insights to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently”. Other key benefits of smart cities include better traffic management and planning, real-time responses to road-traffic incidents, enhanced engagement between citizens and local government organizations, and improved security for local people and businesses. To achieve all of this and more, Tres Cantos, a municipality of Madrid in Spain that was founded in 1991, decided to adopt a smart city strategy. Tres Cantos needed new security monitoring technologies to keep residents and businesses safe Optimizing traffic flow, road safety, and security The area, which enjoys tree-lined streets, parks, and natural spaces, is home to more than 50,000 residents and 3,000 businesses, which attract 36,000 commuters from other areas of Madrid each day. With the constant movement of people and vehicles in and out of Tres Cantos, the municipality specifically needed smart city solutions that could monitor traffic conditions in real-time enabling ‘re-routing’ and rapid incident responses to minimize congestion. It also needed new security monitoring technologies to keep residents and businesses safe, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Solution for a real-time view of vehicles and traffic Tres Cantos has deployed a smart city solution from leading security and AI Company, Hikvision. This incorporates a total of 23 cameras located at the entrances to the municipality – including Pan Tilt and Zoom (PTZ), PanoVu cameras, and license plate recognition (LPR) cameras that provide situational awareness of traffic conditions in real-time. To help the municipality create a visual traffic command and control system, real-time traffic and vehicle information, such as the flow of traffic and car accidents, can be aggregated and dynamically displayed on a wall of screens (videowall) at Tres Cantos Police HQ. Local council officials can view real-time traffic information via Hikvision’s HikCentral video management solution and use the gathered insights to respond to changing traffic conditions effectively, in real-time. Open cloud-based solution The solution also offers both wired and wireless connectivity options to support the municipality Hikvision’s open, scalable, cloud-based solution is compatible with a range of equipment and able to support up to 5,000 connected devices ensuring that Tres Cantos can easily expand solutions to meet future needs. The solution also offers both wired and wireless connectivity options to support municipality-wide situational awareness, with simple management tools that minimize training requirements and costs. Improved road safety and security, with faster journey times With its innovative smart city solution, Tres Cantos has optimized traffic management, accelerated incident responses, and improved safety and security for citizens, commuters, and local businesses. Jesus Moreno, Mayor of Tres Cantos, says, “We are improving road safety and mobility for both residents of Tres Cantos and for the nearly 35,000 commuters from Madrid who visit our municipality to work each day.” Maximizing road safety and security for the citizens The local Tres Cantos police department can respond to security incidents faster with the Hikvision solution. Pedro Álvarez, Chief Intendent of Tres Cantos Police Department, says, “Real-time video feeds from the camera network allows us to respond to security incidents much faster and more effectively, while also saving resources compared to physical, routine patrolling.” With the smart city solution, members of the Tres Cantos local council are gaining vital insights into the traffic flow Enhancing traffic management and reducing congestion With the Hikvision smart city solution, members of the Tres Cantos local council are gaining vital insights into traffic flow across the municipality, supporting better, more time planning and traffic management decisions and helping to reduce congestion on key roadways. María Del Mar Sánchez Chico De Guzmán, Councilor for Mobility, HR and Security, says, “This system allows us to assess the flow of cars entering and leaving the area. This means we can make decisions that help to ease traffic flow and improve the quality of life of the citizens of Tres Cantos.” The system has been particularly useful in terms of reacting to planned and unplanned road and lane closures. In such cases, traffic can be rerouted quickly and effectively to minimize delays and other negative impacts for residents and commuters.
When the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) decided to expand their rail lines in 2013, they knew that their surveillance systems would need a major upgrade to keep both passengers and property safe and secure. An open platform video management software (VMS) solution and flexible storage proved to be the clear choice to efficiently support a growing public transit system as new business opportunities came to the region. Challenge: Safe public transit sets the stage Local leaders know that a top-notch public transit system makes a region more desirable to relocating businesses. And while accessibility is foremost, security is of immense importance, with passengers placing a premium on safe transportation. UTA was building a new transit line and was eager to display an improved surveillance system to state dignitaries In 2014, the UTA was building a new transit line and was eager to display an improved surveillance system to state dignitaries. Their video security system needed upgrading from one that was limited by the capacities of its servers, to accommodate a 500-camera expansion. The right choice was a VMS that was much more flexible and efficient. Centralized expansion is on track Milestone XProtect® VMS platform Network cameras from Axis, Panasonic, IQeye, and DW® HP servers from BCDVideo Implementation by Diamond Partner Stone Security Flexible software design to further expand the system Milestone VMS supports many different kinds of cameras and allows more devices on platforms while centralizing the control system. The security camera views are accessible by dispatch, commuter, rail control centers, and other authorized users. The 1000+ camera system as of 2015 operated with nine HP servers (eight for recording and one for management). With this system in place, UTA could expand to 2,000 cameras or more. Staying ahead and following up The significant improvement in video quality made it easier to monitor and investigate any adverse events Milestone marries two critical components: a centralized system and a lot of diversity in its deployment. The open platform provides a best-of-breed software integration model and ensures that UTA isn’t tied to any one technology, accommodating future growth. The significant improvement in video quality made it easier to monitor and investigate any adverse events. The system function called Evidence Lock allows extension of the retention time for video recordings from selected cameras. And the encrypted video footage has authenticated time stamps, which is useful when exporting video to be presented in court. Costs saved due to damage control The use of Milestone technology had a positive financial impact on UTA. Gate arms at rail crossings frequently get damaged or broken off by motor vehicles. Before the Milestone installation, these costly incidents would often go unresolved. The new camera deployments helped police to follow up on incidents and even recoup damages. UTA equipped its system with monitoring alarms in 19 locations, mostly in remote buildings that require navigating through difficult terrain. The Milestone VMS lets staff check the alarm by accessing the video remotely, saving time and money. The system has also been used to prevent serious incidents. When a driver failed to report his truck stalled on a train track, the incident was observed in the VMS by a UTA technician who notified rail authorities. In that instance, Milestone helped avert a serious and potentially life-threatening accident.
A user always needs and sees them everywhere: in metalworking, on the construction site, in almost every toolbox... the good old hand brush. Whether classic all-purpose brushes or brushes for special applications, the German-based company Lessmann GmbHhas virtually all of them in its range. The shape is varied, from straight to ergonomic. But they all have one thing in common: The wooden bodies are made exclusively from untreated red beech. Depending on the model, they also have two hanging holes at the end of the handle. Image processing system Production is fully automatic and highly rational. To ensure its claim to the excellent quality of the hand brush woods, Lessmann has been relying on classic image processing for many years. But now "The German Brush Company" has implemented an image processing system from the Bavarian system house Simon IBV GmbH that uses robust IDS industrial cameras and SIMAVIS® H image processing software to detect even barely perceptible tolerance deviations particularly reliably. A multi-camera system checks the hand-brushed timbers for defects such as cracks, splintering, and size Defect detection with a multi-camera system The brush woods, which are milled fully automatically at a production rate of 1500 pieces per hour, are removed from the milling machine by a timed circulating chain with quiver-shaped receptacles and pushed onto a longitudinal conveyor belt. A multi-camera system is installed on the conveyor belt, which checks the 2 to 6-row hand-brushed timbers for defects such as cracks, splintering, and size. Sustainability "The testing task is particularly demanding because the untreated copper beech varies greatly in its color and grain. For example, cracks cannot always be clearly distinguished from dark grains," explains Daniel Simon, authorized signatory at SIMON IBV. But the choice of wood type has good reasons: On the one hand, red beech is recommended for the production of hand brushes due to its excellent properties, such as a special degree of hardness. On the other hand, sustainability plays a major role. Lessmann can source the brushwood from the surrounding area and thus both support regional forestry and avoid transport routes. Monitoring the timbers via IDS cameras While the timbers pass through production on a conveyor belt, a total of four IDS cameras of the type GigE uEye FA are triggered by a so-called incremental encoder. This sensor reacts to the belt position so that any change in position of the brush body is detected by the belt movement. The image capture is offset by 2.5 mm per camera, so each camera takes a new image every 10 mm. The captured images are discarded until the first camera detects that there is a wooden body in the field of view. From this point on, the other three cameras are activated and up to 35 pictures are taken per camera. The number of images is limited by camera 1, as it outputs as soon as no more brush body is visible. Criteria based evaluation The individual images of the same situation from the four offset cameras are merged into one overall image by the software The images captured by the IDS cameras are pre-processed and composited simultaneously with the image capture. Thus, during the time of evaluation, the image acquisition, as well as the pre-processing of the next brush, can already take place. The individual images of the same situation from the four offset cameras are cropped, scaled, and merged into one overall image by the software. The brush bodies are evaluated with differently weighted criteria for each camera. The weighting is done via the test sequence of the evaluation criteria. In the first step, rough geometric factors such as length, width, height, symmetry, and shape deviations are evaluated. The holes in the brush body are checked for position and overlap, followed by a step-by-step surface inspection. Frame-by frame crack evaluation "First, dark areas are segmented and evaluated according to setpoint specifications," explains Matthias Eimer, system integrator at Simon IBV. "After that, deviating discolorations are searched for, singled out, and evaluated according to setpoint specifications." Even the tolerances for rough spots can be set in the target values and are subsequently evaluated. Only in the last step of the frame-by-frame evaluation do the cameras search for cracks. Finally, the overall result is formed and merged from the individual evaluations of the views. The system checks a total of 32 setpoints, 27 of which alone for compliance with precisely defined tolerance specifications. IP65/67 compliant uEye cameras The uEye cameras used from the FA family are particularly robust and therefore predestined for use in such a harsh environment as the brush factory. Camera housings, lens tubes, and screwable connectors meet the requirements of protection class IP65/67. They are also optimally suited for the multi-camera operation required here due to the integrated image memory, as this decouples the image capture from the image transmission and enables the buffering of images before transmission in this application. The four CMOS cameras used to deliver almost noise-free, very high-contrast 5 MP images GV-5280FA industrial and CMOS cameras The GV-5280FA industrial cameras with GigE Vision firmware are equipped with Sony's IMX264 2/3" global shutter CMOS sensor, which also provides excellent image quality, high light sensitivity, and an exceptionally high dynamic range. The four CMOS cameras used to deliver almost noise-free, very high-contrast 5 MP images. With exactly these features, the camera model recommended itself for use in demanding brush testing. Easily integrated "The camera has the right resolution, the Sony sensor is very good and the protection class is met," says Daniel Simon, summing up the selection criteria. IDS cameras are easy to integrate, true to the company motto "It's so easy", as Daniel Simon knows from his many years of cooperation with IDS. The heart of the solution is the solution provider's specially developed software. Image processing software SIMAVIS® H is image processing software with which complete solutions can be quickly assembled. This machine vision software is based on ProVision® (former SIEMENS development) and HALCON, comprehensive standard software for industrial image processing with an integrated development environment. This allows individual adaptation to the requirements of testing the wooden brush bodies. "The check for defects was programmed by us individually by hand, we have a lot of experience in the field of wooden surfaces. The tolerance thresholds can be set by the many set points depending on the feature," Daniel Simon emphasizes. SIMAVIS® H offers an intuitive user interface for the operating personnel of the finished system, including manual and automatic operation with type management, setpoint menu, authorization concept, language switching, statistics module, and much more. Reliable detection With the new imaging solution, wood defects can now be detected more reliably" "Through the control, automatic further processing is possible. With the new imaging solution, wood defects can now be detected more reliably. The proportion of defective wood bodies classified as good has fallen from around 2 percent to less than 1 percent,” explains Managing Director Jürgen Lessmann. The subsequent filling of the brush bodies with wire is already fully automatic, and the packaging of the finished hand brushes can be carried out in the future with the help of robotics. Due to the improved control of the wooden bodies, the previously necessary manual quality control of the finished hand brush can be omitted. Employing artificial intelligence Before packing, which is carried out by a SCARA robot, only a brief visual inspection is necessary. This relieves the machine personnel and increases productivity. In this exemplary application, the use of artificial intelligence also offers further potential in the future. "AI will probably further improve the inspection result, which will allow further automation of production, as manual inspection operations can be eliminated," Jürgen Lessmann predicts. And not only for brushes made of good wood: the multi-camera testing system can be adapted for countless products and materials. Client- Lessmann GmbH and SIMON IBV GmbH Lessmann GmbH is one of the producers of surface finishing tools in Europe. At its production sites in Oettingen in Bavaria and Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Lessmann has been manufacturing surface tools in the form of technical brushes "Made in Germany" since 1948. State-of-the-art production facilities, consistent quality controls, and permanent tests ensure the high quality of the brushes. SIMON IBV GmbH is a manufacturer of solutions in the field of industrial image processing. Furthermore, the company is the developer of its standard software for image evaluation as well as the manufacturer of hardware components specially designed for optical inspection systems.
In addition to traditional security and monitoring functions, Milestone’s open platform video management system at Nemours Children’s Hospital is used to help deliver unique services across departments including radiology and cardiology, behavioral health and autism clinics, for aggression detection, medication tracking, and more. As one of the largest integrated children’s health systems in the U.S., Nemours Children’s Hospital is committed to keeping the highest quality care, even at home for the convenience of patients and their families. Health system services To achieve this, technology plays a large role in their health system services. With over 1,800 network cameras throughout the facilities both inside and out, Nemours has utilized network video for years. The video system has grown in size and sophistication, as the technical team at Nemours has built on the open platform of Milestone XProtect Corporate video management software (VMS) with impressive results. The Nemours Tactical Logistics Center (TLC) has 15 large wall monitors Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS, Smart Client, and Mobile Client • Recording and Archiving Servers from Lenovo and HP • Flexibility to expand the system and innovate with new integrations. The Nemours Tactical Logistics Center (TLC) has 15 large wall monitors and serves as mission control for the hospital video system. A fixed network camera in each patient room does not record ongoing video, but the TLC can use XProtect Screen Recorder to capture live video from the displays if needed. Medical records system When the video is being accessed by authorized personnel, a LED notification will flash, letting those in the room know that the camera is monitoring the child in real time. The video system is also integrated with Epic Monitor, the hospital’s electronic medical records system, allowing patients’ medical information to display on the screen. In addition, Nemours offers CareConnect, a 24/7/365 on-demand video-based, pediatric telehealth program, which provides family access to pediatricians through a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Nemours uses their video system in both traditional and non-traditional ways, including a range of such integrations. These help the hospital improve facility efficiency, lower operational costs and deliver a better patient experience. For example, in the perinatal department, ultrasound technicians have the ability to share videos of scans with remote professionals in real time. Additional ultrasound scans The video system also plays a vital role in mass casualty drills or actual emergencies While a diagnostic-level reading is still necessary, remote video offers a great level of efficiency for providers because they have the option to give guidance to technicians, enabling a more thorough service, and perhaps saving the patient from additional ultrasound scans. Also, with remote connectivity through the Milestone XProtect Smart Client, if providers are home or traveling, they can quickly check in on patients through mobile devices, easily ensuring continuity of care. This capability made a huge difference when the COVID-19 pandemic appeared. The video system also plays a vital role in mass casualty drills or actual emergencies, helping officials to make real-time decisions on routing traffic or patients to or from other hospitals. Providing care excellence And with XProtect Screen Recorder, local facilities can capture video from displays and rebroadcast it to hospital leadership for additional direction. It gives them the ability to assist remotely and call other rapid response teams if needed. Overall, the easy integrations and scalability of the Milestone video system have had a very positive impact on the hospital network, helping reshape how Nemours is able to provide care excellence. “The Milestone open platform allows me the flexibility to source and integrate third-party products and capabilities, enabling us to greatly expand and customize the tools and services that we provide to the organization and our patients,” said Joe Summanen, Technical Architect, Nemours Children’s Hospital.
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The death of Michael Brown at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, highlighted to the public, the importance of body-worn cameras. There was no bodycam footage of the Ferguson tragedy. Arguably, it would have shed additional light on the shooting. Since then, body cameras have become a tangible legacy of Ferguson, Missouri. Bodycam footage is seen as providing greater accountability and ensuring an impartial record that can support, or debunk, any claims of police misconduct. Body-worn cameras are also finding their way into broader usage, even including customer service applications. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How important will body-worn cameras be moving forward?
Keeping prisoners safely housed is among the biggest challenges the security industry faces. Correctional applications of security technology are often more extreme and require a specialized mix of technologies. We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the video security and surveillance needs in prisons, and how well do technologies meet those needs? Are there any ethical qualms about selling to prisons?
Security technology has been a vibrant and successful market for decades now, but sometimes the public is not aware of those successes. Awareness in some cases is limited because security technologies work ‘behind the scenes’ to keep everyone safe. In other cases, the industry may be seen in a negative light, based on misinformation about topics such as surveillance and privacy. How can we get the word out about our industry’s successes? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How can the security industry market and promote itself better?
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