Surveillance

Third Annual Calipsa Masterclass Brings Together Top Video Surveillance Professionals

Learn and share knowledge with hundreds of video surveillance professionals from around the world during the third annual Calipsa Masterclass on Nov. 10, 2021. The free, virtual half-day event includes 12 interactive workshops, including several in Spanish, focusing on the role of artificial intelligence in video verification, event-driven analytics and cloud-based video services. Also on the agenda is the first look at results of the 2021 Calipsa Video Monitoring Survey.

Backstreet Surveillance Launches Hardened, AI-Powered, NDAA Certified Video Surveillance System

Backstreet Surveillance an industry leading do-it-yourself security camera systems provider, today launched Backstreet Cyber Secure Series, a next generation advanced, “hardened,” IP-based video surveillance system. McQuarrie added that this technology enables security personnel and company management to direct operations in new and innovative ways. For instance, in a retail setting, if more than five people are standing in a checkout line, the system can automatically call for additional workers.

Invisible Forensic Marking Technology Identifies Jewelry Store Thief

Shepherd Communication & Security announced the first successful use of synthetic forensic technology as a crime-fighting tool in the Northeastern United States. Deploying innovative SelectaDNA technology, synthetic DNA evidence was captured following a larceny at Truman Jewelers in Albany. In that incident, a suspect made off with approximately $4,000 in merchandise.

Axis Communications and Jabil Innovate Video Surveillance Breakthroughs

With innovation in its DNA, Axis Communications has been at the forefront of major breakthroughs in video surveillance since developing the first network video camera in 1996. Also responsible for introducing the world’s first HDTV-compliant cameras and video encoders, Axis delivers hundreds of leading-edge products for security, safety and operational efficiency.

The Big 3 Suppliers of Video Surveillance Software

Genetec, Milestone Systems and Motorola Solutions have grown to become the “big 3” suppliers of video surveillance software, video analytics and managed services. According to a new report from Novaira Insights, the global market for video surveillance software and managed services was worth $2.2 billion in 2020 with around 69% of this outside China. However, the supply base outside China is very different to that of the Chinese domestic market.

DHS S&T Launches Series 3 of Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched the third installment of the Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase. This unique four-part series highlights how S&T and its partners across government are mobilizing research and development (R&D) teams to reduce risks from natural and human-induced disasters; accelerating breakthrough discoveries; and helping the nation prepare against future threats and unknowns.

DITEK Features Cutting-Edge Surge Protection Solutions at ISC West 2021

DITEK is featuring state-of-the art technology at ISC West 2021, July 19-21 in Las Vegas. DITEK surge protectors are your first line of defense against power surges and spikes caused by lightning or other sources. DITEK solutions protect critical electrical systems—from fire alarms to video surveillance—by safely diverting excess voltage to ground, avoiding costly repairs and downtime. DITEK’s vast array of solutions gives system designers, engineers, and installers peace of mind.

Cloudastructure Raises More Than $29 Million in First RegA+

Cloudastructure announced it has secured more than $29.6 million in crowd-sourced commitments from more than 10,000 investors and over $22 million in exercisable warrants in its first RegA+ offering. Since the $29.6 million raise began, Cloudastructure has rapidly grown its sales and engineering development team ten-fold and intends to scale even more in the coming months to achieve its revenue goals. The round is still open and you can invest here at invest.cloudastructure.com.

Vanderbilt Industries Provides Cloud-Based Security Solutions for Schools

School is out for the summer, but as the new school year approaches and students return to the classroom, the need for streamlined security solutions has never been greater. Not only are the typical procedures needed to protect against physical security threats, but the increase of demand for touchless solutions also plays a significant role in educational facilities reopening in a post-covid society. Currently, over 90% of public schools are already using some type of access control and video surveillance system.

Transition Networks to Display Secure Remote Access

Transition Networks announced it will exhibit at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West), taking place July 19-21 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Transition Networks will exhibit in booth 7095. Among its broad portfolio of security and surveillance solutions, it will showcase its newly announced Secure Remote Access (SRA) solution, which allows rapid deployment of encrypted bi-directional VPN tunnels between a network operations center (NOC) and remote sites.

Transition Networks Debuts Secure Remote Access Solution

Transition Networks announced its Secure Remote Access (SRA) solution, an innovative approach for rapid deployment of encrypted bi-directional VPN tunnels between a network operations center and remote sites, to provide organizations with a simple and secure way to access and manage distributed network devices and endpoints, such as switches and IP cameras. SRA removes the disruption usually caused when a third-party monitoring and management company needs access.

Pivot3 Streamlines Intelligent Physical Security Infrastructure

Pivot3 announced Solutions Simplified, a new program for systems integrators and value-added resellers (VARs) to accelerate the design, configuration, quoting and deployment of physical security and industry solutions on Pivot3’s intelligent infrastructure. Pivot3 Solutions Simplified leverages Pivot3’s deep customer experience and expertise in determining the ideal design for enterprise customers, resulting in a more efficient, effective and profitable engagement for systems integrators and VARs.

Videoloft Ramps up Activities Across the U.S. with VSaaS

Videoloft is bolstering its presence in the United States by hiring new U.S. based sales staff and integrating with established brands in the US market, including Digital Watchdog, exacqVision, Vivotek and Lorex. Videoloft focuses on transforming traditional professional surveillance systems into cloud connected solutions via the Videoloft Cloud Adapter. The company was born from the innovative technology created for the Manything app in 2012, which turned old smartphones and tablets into ad-hoc DIY home-monitoring cloud cameras.

Panasonic Introduces the New i-PRO S-Series Network Cameras

Panasonic is launching its new series of surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence (AI) engines. The newi-PRO X-Series enable analytical applications on the network edge, further optimizing performance, system bandwidth and storage requirements. The new i-PRO X-Series employ an AI engine with on-board analytics to detect suspicious changes in scenes, automatically adjust image settings of the scene being analyzed, and optimize video compression to conserve network bandwidth and server storage capacities.

LenelS2 Extends Touchless Visitor Management Experience

LenelS2 announced a North America distribution agreement with its OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) partner, Splan, a next-generation visitor check-in software solutions company. The agreement enables LenelS2 and its value-added reseller network to provide a more comprehensive touchless building access experience that includes visitor management. Splan’s visitor management solution integrates with LenelS2’s market-leading OnGuard and NetBox systems as well as BlueDiamond mobile credentials to more fully realize Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program.

Oncam Further Enhances Top Performing C-Series 360-degree Video Surveillance Cameras with Multi-Mode

Oncam announced the release of updated firmware that transforms the already powerful and compact C-Series cameras into some of the most advanced and flexible cameras of their kind on the market. With the addition of Multi-Mode, users can choose from five different views and stream up to four of them simultaneously. Multi-Mode adds the flexibility, versatility and ultimately expands the use cases possible with 360-video technology.

Qognify VisionHub VMS+ Helps Organizations Improve Their Incident Response

Qognify announced the launch of VisionHub 6.0, a VMS+ that enables organizations in critical and highly regulated environments to effectively and efficiently respond to security threats, and mitigate the impact of incidents. VisionHub is built around the core of a high-performance VMS. It centralizes, integrates and organizes core physical security systems and sensors into a single video-centric interface, providing control room operators with heightened situational awareness and powerful incident response management capabilities.

Pivot3 Announces Surveillance Series

Pivot3 announced the Pivot3 Surveillance Series Edge, an optimized product offering for edge and distributed physical security environments. Surveillance Series Edge incorporates the same Acuity software-based intelligence and automation used by all Pivot3 Surveillance Series solutions to deliver higher levels of resilience, management simplicity and efficiencies than infrastructure based on basic video recording servers or separate servers and storage systems.

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Upgrades its Video Surveillance System

Hanwha Techwin announced that the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, has chosen Hanwha cameras to upgrade its surveillance system. As the largest Marriott property in the world, Gaylord Opryland offers visitors the chance to experience Music City under a single roof. The Resort has a hotel with over 3000 suites and rooms and a smaller adjacent hotel with more than 300.

Maxxess Partners with DW to Deliver Video Surveillance Solution

Maxxess Systems announce their partnership with Digital Watchdog, to deliver a complete video surveillance solution to help manage security threats. Unlike stand-alone systems for video management, this new complete solution helps organizations not only detect security threats in real time, but also to trigger immediate automated security system protocols and then follow through by taking appropriate actions in unity with their policies and tracking results to completion.