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How To Optimize Video Surveillance Storage And Security Operations With Hyperconvergence

Over the past year, we’ve heard a lot of big buzzwords in conversations at different conferences, meetings and events. Deep learning, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity are hot topics, and these trends will undoubtedly define the landscape over the coming year. Other issues, mostly IT related, are also making their way into more and more surveillance-focused conversations and to me, none is more complicated — or beneficial — than hyperconvergence.   W...

OnSSI Collaborates With Vaxtor For Enhanced ALPR

OnSSI is pleased to announce a new integration partnership with License Plate Recognition (LPR) software company Vaxtor Corporation. The integration enables Vaxtor’s advanced LPR analytics to be deployed across OnSSI’s industry-leading Ocularis VMS platform. With these integrated analytics Ocularis can recognize, capture and archive data on license plates, railway vehicles, USDOT numbers, shipping containers and more. “Partnering with Vaxtor allows Ocularis to deliver a wide r...

ULIS’ Thermal Activity Sensor Enhances Irlynx’s Smart Buildings Projects

ULIS, a manufacturer of innovative thermal sensors, announces that its Thermal Activity Sensor (TAS) for detecting true presence and people counting has been selected by Irlynx for integration in its advanced smart building device, People Sense. Irlynx will field test ULIS’ thermal sensor in several pilot studies it is undertaking with GE Digital, NEXITY and SNCF, among other smart occupancy and people counting projects linked to optimizing open space areas and reducing building footprint....

LENSEC Announces Software Integration With Galaxy Control Systems

Galaxy Control Systems, a privately held company headquartered in Walkersville, MD, is a technology firm in the integrated access control industry. The company's hardware and software solutions, all manufactured in the USA, provide access control, video surveillance, alarms, photo-imaging, badging, elevator control, building management, and time and attendance for small applications, fully integrated security management systems and enterprise-class control systems. Perspective VMS And System Ga...

How The Cloud Is Bringing Change Into The Security Market In 2018

  In January of 2017, ISONAS forecasted that the year would be a transformational year in access control with strong movement to IP access control, and that the adoption of IP access control hardware and software would significantly outpace the growth of the overall industry. In retrospect, our forecasts were on point and accurate. The industry has seen robust growth in the high single digits, while IP access control is seeing growth rates of up to 30-35%. The market drivers...

Trillium’s European Operations And Development Center Offer AI-Enabled Vehicle Cybersecurity

Trillium Secure, Inc., a developer of automotive cybersecurity technology, has launched its European Operations & Development Center in Brno, Czech Republic. With the new facility joining US and Asian centers to provide global coverage, Trillium is now capable of providing real-time global protection for the millions of commercial, public and private vehicles to be serviced by its SecureIoT C-SaaS platform. Trillium develops and deploys security patches and counter measures in real time as...

Round Table Discussions

Is The Security Industry Shifting Toward End-to-end Solutions?

Products are the building blocks of systems and solutions. How those products are combined, and where the integration happens, is a variable in the physical security market. Before the advent of open systems, a single manufacturer typically combined his own products, using proprietary connections, into end-to-end solutions for customers. Open systems undermined that paradigm to some degree and made it possible for customers to pick and choose products from multiple manufacturers to be integrated...

How Many Megapixels Are Enough In Video Surveillance?

Higher pixel count is better. It’s a basic tenet of the video surveillance market, or at least it is the implication as manufacturers continue to tout their latest products offering ever-higher pixel counts. But the reality is more nuanced, as our Expert Panel Roundtable panellists explain this week. Pixel count shouldn’t be seen as an end unto itself, but rather as a factor in determining what camera is applicable to which application. Pixel count is just one factor of several to co...

Securing Churches And Places Of Worship - Balancing Openness And Protection

An eruption of violence at a church in Charleston, S.C., this June has increased awareness of the potential for such incidents at our houses of worship. On June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in downtown Charleston, a 21-year-old attacker wielding a Glock 41 .45-caliber handgun took the lives of nine people. But it was far from the first security breach at a house of worship. In fact, since 1999, more than 500 people have died a violent death on church or faith-based prop...