Video Management System

How Should Your Security Company Measure Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

Pelco And Ipsotek Collaborate On Integrated VMS And Analytics Solution

Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global leader in surveillance and security products and technologies, has announced a new integrated solution based on the Pelco VideoXpert VMS with Ipsotek’s VISuite 10.1 advanced video analytics platform. Ipsotek is a leader in scenario-based video analytics across a wide variety of industries. The integration provides a solution that increases security, reduces investigation time, and takes the complexity out of managing the video and associated analytics...

LILIN Launches NVR3416R-6TB HD IP Network Video Recorders For Professional Installer Market

Targeting the professional installer market, LILIN America, an entity of video surveillance provider Merit LILIN serving North, Central and South America, launched the NVR3416R-6TB, part of company's 3rd generation of HD IP Network Video Recorders. Offering improved performance, yet simple to use, this 16-channel NVR gives installers more flexibility when designing residential and commercial IP video surveillance systems by offering H.264 support for IP cameras with up to 5MP resolution support,...

Hanwha Techwin Europe collaborates with ADI Global Distribution to promote Wisenet video surveillance solutions

Hanwha Techwin Europe has teamed up with ADI Global Distribution to create a Pan-European marketing campaign to raise awareness and highlight the advantages Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software offer to installers and system integrators. The two companies will conduct a wide range of marketing activities including live demonstrations of the comprehensive range of Wisenet video surveillance solutions at roadshows and seminars, the placement of advertisements in leadin...

Motorola Makes A Splash With Avigilon Video Surveillance Acquisition

There’s a new big player – and familiar household name – coming into the security marketplace with the announcement of Motorola’s intent to acquire Canadian video manufacturer Avigilon Corporation, provider of video surveillance and analytics. Motorola Solutions points to an “avalanche of video in public and private sectors” as a motivation for the acquisition.   Motorola Solutions’ dominance in the public safety market – where t...

Vicon Valerus 18 Offers H.265 Support And Simplified VMS Experience

Vicon Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, has announced the release of Valerus 18, the most significant update yet to its popular video management software. With the latest release, Valerus provides enhancements to its user interface, new data backup and security options, and support for H.265 cameras. It also introduces a new module, Valerus/ViconNet Gateway, which provides a simple and affordable...

Round Table Discussions

How Should Your Security Company Measure Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

Round Table Roundup: Security robots, deep learning and the race to the bottom

In tidying up after a year of Expert Panel Roundtable questions and answers, we came across some previously unpublished responses from our panel. These interesting responses address some of the hottest topics in the industry, from robots and deep learning to the “race to the bottom.” Taken together, the varied comments offer their own range of insights into the evolving physical security market. This week, we highlight some of these assorted Expert Panellist comments submitted over t...

What Are The Challenges Of Body-worn Cameras For The Security Industry?

Body-worn cameras are becoming more common every day, driven both by needs of the marketplace and technology developments. However, questions remain about the usefulness of the devices, and their future role in promoting safety and security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?