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Concerts/Fireworks Attendance in Jeopardy

More than one in five Americans say they have cancelled plans or considered cancelling plans to attend large-scale public events due to concerns about physical attacks and the safety of their data, according to the new 2019 Unisys Security Index. The survey also found that a high majority of Americans are concerned about a criminal attack causing physical harm at large-scale events such as sporting events or concert festivals.

Simplifying The Path To Success

Advances In Infrastructure That Reduce Complexity: As BCDVideo closes out another expo attending ISC West 2019, one theme resonated throughout the show. System Integrators are looking for ways to deliver better solutions, leverage emerging technologies, and advance the capabilities of physical security infrastructures. One of the focal points for BCDVideo this year is hyperconvergence systems, or Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). Read more on why this truly is a game changer for the video surveillance market.

BCDVideo Launches Powerful New Accelerator Storage Solution For Video Surveillance Customers

Revolutionizing how throughput is maximized in Milestone Systems video recorders, BCDVideo released today the BCDVideo Accelerator (BVA) equipped video recording servers for Milestone, which incorporate the company’s innovative accelerator technology and eliminates the need for extra storage solutions, including the costly and space-consuming 15,000rpm hard disk drives previously required to attain necessary system bandwidth.

Qognify To Acquire On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI)

Qognify announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) and the OnSSI company SeeTec GmbH. In bringing these award-winning technology solution portfolios together under one roof —including Qognify VisionHub, OnSSI Ocularis, and SeeTec Cayuga— Qognify becomes one of the largest VMS, Video Analytics, PSIM, and critical incident management companies in the world. Qognify is backed by global investment firm Battery Ventures.

The Far Reaching -And Positive- Impact Of Europe’s GDPR

I have been talking about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for almost two years. The regulation sets out a single set of rules for all companies operating in the EU. These rules were developed to provide people with greater control over their personal data and incentivize organizations to make meaningful changes to how they collect, process, and store that data. The GDPR is also the reason why you received so many emails last spring from sites that you visit and newsletters that you subscribe to asking you to update your information.

Going Beyond Security: Video In Today’s Classrooms

While video is critical to the security of K-12 schools and universities to help detect threats and investigate incidents, it is increasingly becoming a critical tool beyond protecting students, faculty, staff and assets. Going further than simply gathering footage, educational facilities are beginning to see the value in adding intelligent video software, such as analytics, to their arsenal. This results in an innovative approach to not only security, but also operations within a school.

What Cities Can Learn From Their Data

The 21st century is shaping up to be the century of data. We are collecting more and better data than ever before. And the possible applications include everything from improved security and more efficient movement through public spaces to better allocation of resources and strategic planning. But, while access to this data can help improve our lives in truly meaningful ways, we are also facing new challenges about how to better collect, understand, and make use of it.

2018: Who Is A Physical Security And Video Surveillance Market Influencer?

It’s time for the Fifth Annual Physical Security and Video Surveillance Market Influencers Nominations. Nominate yourself –or that influential market leader– that others should listen to and take note of their subject matter expertise and industry foresight. Security.World will take nominations through July 31st, 2018.

Real Talk About School Security

It’s graduation time for high-schoolers and college students alike. The streets here are awash in young people in suits, prom dresses, and graduation garb. I love to see those fresh faces full of excitement, and a little apprehension, about the future. But it is not lost on me that, in response to recent events, while so many young people are experiencing this important rite of passage, many of us are having —or not having— difficult conversations about school safety. For anyone avoiding the conversation, it might help to know what the research about gun violence in schools is telling us. The current debate around school safety is centered on mass shootings. But research to be published later this year by Professor James Alan Fox and doctoral student Emma Fridel shows that mass school shootings are rare events. They have found that, on average, mass murders in the U.S. occur between 20 and 30 times per year while, on average, only about one of those incidents takes place at a school.

AI To Match Startups With Global Media

At the innovative InnoVEX AI-Powered Startup and Media Matching event, to be held alongside the COMPUTEX Taipei 2018 show, AI will be used to match media representatives with the startup leaders most relevant to their interests, readership, and advertisers. The AI matchup event, which premieres at InnoVEX 2018 highlight insights from key technology influencers of today and tomorrow, is organized by the leading promotional organization fostering trade and investment between the world and Taiwan: the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).