Why Video Everywhere Is A Boon -And Bane- For Police

City Surveillance

Video technology and terrorism have in many ways revolutionized American policing. Since 9/11, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has built up a network of some 8,000 surveillance cameras constantly on watch over its streets, tunnels, and bridges. And this week police were able to glean information from grainy captured images, identify a suspect behind last week’s pressure-cooker terror bombing, Ahmad Khan Rahami, and then capture him quickly within a 48-hour span. But what some might call the brave new world of video surveillance has had its flip side, too. Dashboard camera technology, the growing use of clipped-on body cams, and of course the presence of civilian smartphones – each has become part of a rough-and-ready system of checks and balances between police and civilians, operating now in a fast-evolving landscape in which proliferating digital lenses record more and more encounters on the street.

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Rapid Deployment Capability Added To PureActiv Video Analytics

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PureTech Systems has announced its latest software release focused on rapid deployment. The new capability provides advanced video detection and autonomous sensor control for mobile platforms or vehicles with a total setup time of just a few minutes. The result enables mobile surveillance platforms to be moved rapidly between observation positions, and once there, be quickly enabled for automated video detection and sensor operation.

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Panasonic Unveils Expanded Portfolio Of Video Surveillance Technology And Products

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Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA) is bringing its extensive array of leading integrated security and video surveillance capture and recording solutions to ASIS International 2016. Panasonic solutions showcased at ASIS 2016 included: The New i-PRO Extreme Platform: Available on Panasonic’s new lineup of cameras, recorders and video management software (VMS) —providing a native end-to-end H.265 system while also delivering demonstrable enhancements in image quality, system reliability, IP security and embedded intelligence.

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Cities Seek Police Surveillance Transparency And Oversight

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Legislative efforts began in eleven cities aimed at requiring police departments to be more transparent about the surveillance technology they use. The bills will also reportedly propose increased community control over the use of surveillance tools. These efforts, spearheaded by the ACLU and other civil liberty organizations, are important at a time when surveillance technology is improving and is sometimes used without the knowledge or approval of local officials or the public.

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Milestone XProtect 2016 R3 Advanced VMS Announced With Focus On Total Cost Of Ownership, Performance, And Cybersecurity

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Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), is announcing a new version of the market-leading XProtect VMS product suite for partners and customers. XProtect 2016 R3 marks the third release this year of Milestone’s award-winning VMS. Milestone’s commitment to bi-monthly device pack releases supporting third-party camera interoperability, in addition to the multiple VMS releases, is an aggressive schedule designed to be flexible for addressing market needs.

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Axis Introduces Laser Focus Technology For PTZ Surveillance Cameras

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Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, introduces AXIS Q6155-E PTZ Dome Network Camera with laser focus, offering much faster and more accurate autofocus even in the most challenging lighting conditions. The new laser focus technology combined with the high image quality that AXIS Q6155-E offers, is valuable in situations when people or objects need to be identified quickly and precisely.

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New Ethernet Over Coax Extender with PoE+ from Transition Networks Simplifies Analog to IP Surveillance System Upgrades

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Transition Networks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, high-value data network integration solutions, announced immediate availability of its Ethernet Over Coax Extender with PoE+, which reduces cost and accelerates time to service by utilizing existing coax cabling infrastructure to upgrade from analog to IP-based surveillance cameras or connect other IP devices to the Ethernet network. The new extender conforms to the IEEE 802.3af/at standard for compliance with other PoE / PoE+ powered devices, allowing edge devices to be quickly and easily located in places where power was previously not available and helping to avoid unnecessary and costly electrical installations.

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Promise Vess NVRs Certified With Milestone XProtect, Preloaded Solution Available Exclusively From ADI Global Distribution

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Promise Technology announced that its Vess A2330 and Vess A3340 network video recorders (NVRs) have been certified by Milestone Systems for use with the whole range of XProtect® video management software (VMS) products. Both the Vess A2330 and A3340 easily supported the benchmark video data throughput levels as recommended by the Milestone Server and Storage Calculator. In maximum performance testing, it was further determined that the Vess A2330 and A3340 NVRs can support twice the number of cameras as recommended by the calculator.

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UK Town Increases Surveillance Network Speed With Siklu’s Millimeter Wave Solution

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Siklu Inc., the global market leader in millimeter-wave solutions, announced it was selected by the Oakham Council in the UK to provide the wireless connectivity solution that ensures uninterrupted streaming for Oakham’s new town-wide, high-definition surveillance system. The town of Oakham, located in historic Rutland County, required an infrastructure that could accommodate the bandwidth of the town’s new capacity-heavy video surveillance system that includes several HD video surveillance cameras strategically positioned around the town center.

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MOBOTIX And Advantech Integrate Video Solutions For Transport Sector

MOBOTIX, an industry leading provider of high-resolution, network-based security solutions, is building its resources throughout the United States and Canada

MOBOTIX and Advantech will be providing integrated intelligent solutions for video surveillance and applications in the transport sector. Advantech is a global provider of industrial and
embedded automation solutions, which will use MOBOTIX cameras for video applications in public transportation services, emergency services vehicles and the transportation of goods. Such as counting the number of passengers, heat mapping and crowd management. These will be demonstrated during InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, 20 – 23 September at Advantech’s stand 406 in hall 4.1.

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