Surge Protected Surveillance Systems Deliver The Goods

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Cell phone cameras have made everyone who owns one a citizen journalist. Mobile journalists are quick to capture video of an incident and then just as quickly post it to social media. In some cases, this “video evidence” is used for social monitoring or even prosecutions. While cell phone cameras can be used to document anything at any time, the application is not the same as a video surveillance system.

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Data Storage As A Platform For Better Security &ndash Protecting Points Of Entry At Airports And Borders

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With Homeland Security and Public Safety organizations exploring new ways to use big data and data analytics, data storage is no longer just a place to save information; it’s an enabler—a platform that can help government and law enforcement officials achieve better airport and border security. – Quantun’s Wayne Arvidson discusses video surveillance long-term retention storage strategies.

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Oncam Debuts First-of-Its-Kind Online Visualization Tool And 360-Degree Dewarping Capabilities

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Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced it has added two new functionalities to its website in an effort to enhance the user experience and drive interaction. The web-based 360-degree dewarping preview and the online visualization tool demonstrate Oncam’s continued focus on innovation and individuality. The 360-degree dewarping capability is available through all browsers and enables visitors to use their mouse scroll wheel or trackpad to zoom in/out on, rotate or convert any area of the fisheye image. This makes it appear and feel as though you are looking at a traditional video stream, which allows security operators to view a scene in real-time as events are unfolding.

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Police: Think Twice Before Sharing Video Surveillance Of Crimes

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We’re living in the age of video surveillance. Unfortunately, we see it most often when one of us has been violated by crooks. Crimes like package thefts, car prowls, even hit-and-run crashes may never have been solved had it not been for the watchful eye of security cameras. But one Puget Sound police department is warning people to think twice before sharing evidence on social media; otherwise the investigation could be over before it begins.

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Cambium Networks Launches New Wireless Broadband Device

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Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, announced the availability of the ePMP™ Force 190 wireless broadband module. When configured for a point-to-point wireless link, the system provides up to 200 Mbps of connectivity for streaming video, voice, and data applications. When deployed in a point-to-multipoint configuration with the ePMP 2000 or ePMP 1000 Access Point (AP), the Force 190 Subscriber Module (SM) provides up to 200 Mbps of bi-directional throughput to a long range with its 22 dBi antenna.

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WA City Video Analytics Project Receives Safety Award

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An innovative project that uses new technologies in an effort to prevent death and serious injuries from traffic crashes has earned a national safety award. The Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero Partnership is a collaboration between the city of Bellevue, Microsoft, the University of Washington, and more than two dozen other organizations across North America. The Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers presented their 2017 Transportation Achievement Award for Safety to Video Analytics this week at the groups’ joint annual meeting in Toronto.

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HBO Hacked In Latest Cybersecurity Breach

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HBO’s computer network struck by ransomware: hackers leak scripts from popular shows like “Game of Thrones” and demand up to $15 million in ransom. HBO reportedly responded with a $250,000 offer. Timothy Crosby, Senior Security Consultant for Spohn Security Solutions, says this newest hack evidences the growing risk that companies face with cyber intrusions. “No company —large or small— is immune to being a target; the HBO saga makes it even more apparent that cyber security teams must remain vigilant to detect and prevent attacks before they happen,” stated Crosby.

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Baltimore County Explores Body-Worn Cam Use By Off-Duty Officers

Body-Worn Cameras Herald New Era of Surveillance – and Police Accountability

Baltimore County officials are looking into requiring police officers to wear body cameras while working off-duty security details. There’s no opposition to the idea. The issues regard costs, logistics and current state law. The move follows a fatal shooting Tuesday by an officer working security at a Catonsville grocery store. Baltimore County police Officer 1st Class McCain fatally shot a man in the parking lot as the man’s vehicle dragged him more than 100 feet while trying to get away.

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K.C. Kim Appointed Hanwha Techwin America New President

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Hanwha Techwin America (HTA), a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, announced the appointment of company veteran Mr. Kichul (K.C.) Kim as the new president for the Americas. He replaces Mr. Soon Hong Ahn, who was promoted to Head of Global Sales and Strategic Marketing at the company’s headquarters in South Korea. Both appointments are effective immediately.

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SureView Systems Partners with Tyco Security Products for Single Platform Video Alarm Verification

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SureView Systems, a global provider of central station and command center monitoring solutions, has partnered with Tyco Security Products to deploy Tyco’s Sur-Gard (SG)-System 5 with their Immix platforms. The combined solution will provide video verification capabilities as part of a single platform. The unique SG-System 5 alarm receiver supports the visual verification features for DSC PowerSeries Neo, Tyco Security Products’ wireless intrusion platform. These devices have the capability to send a visual “clip” along with the digital alarm that, via the integration with Immix, can be instantly viewed and acted upon by a monitoring agent.

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