Crime continues to climb at all types of retail establishments – from Jewelers to Convenience Stores to Electronics Retailers to Pharmacies and others. Adding to security concerns is the trend of reducing staff costs by having fewer staff onsite during opening and closing hours, which leaves staff more vulnerable to crime. SafeResource technology works perfectly for all types of retailers to improve safety and provide comprehensive reporting of security protocols being met.
Smart homes are the next big thing. You may not realize it yet, but somewhere your day will be easier because of it. Smart home technology is not only impacting the houses its installed into. Its reach stretches to other industries like business, science and even health care. Here is an infographic detailing the numbers and change caused by smart homes. The rapid rate of growth in the smart home industry has an effect on all kinds of industries.
Johnson Controls has announced that it has partnered with Civic Technologies, the global digital identity leader. Johnson Controls will integrate the Civic Secure ID Platform (SIP) with C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Systems from Software House to provide visitor management with greater data privacy and protection, enabling building visitors to securely present their verifiable identity using the Civic App.
As you know, security is a fast-paced industry that touches the lives of hundreds of millions of people every day. What we do and what impacts us has the potential to effect organizations, communities, and governments around the globe. This is one of the reasons why a look at the top five trends for the year ahead cannot be taken lightly. After careful consideration, here’s what I think will be impacting our world in 2019.
Fast casual restaurants and quick service restaurants (QSRs) have traditionally installed surveillance cameras to deter crime, encourage safety and improve efficiency. However, despite the availability of less expensive IP digital cameras and DVRs that capture clearer images than ever, these systems often stood alone and were not integrated with any of the other electronic systems used in the industry. Savvy owners and managers now expect digital security cameras to be integrated with existing Point-of-Sale, drive-through order boards and speed-of-service timers.
If we ask Wikipedia about video analytics we get redirected to video content analysis (VCA) and information about the capability of automatically analyzing video to detect and determine temporal and spatial events.
Many different functionalities can be implemented in VCA. Video Motion Detection is one of the simpler forms where motion is detected with regard to a fixed background scene. More advanced functionalities include video tracking and egomotion estimation. Now, I don’t really know what egomotion is but I do understand video tracking.
Investment in video surveillance technology continues to increase as technology improves and security equipment becomes more affordable. Companies invest in video surveillance primarily to protect people and property, for both deterrence and more crucially for incident response. While there’s no doubt that the systems can provide a comprehensive video archive, the real challenge is whether these systems allow security and law enforcement personnel to respond quickly and effectively when security breaches occur. In large enterprise systems, entrenched video collection methods have limited effectiveness in real-time situations.
According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Thermal Imaging Market to reach US$10 Billion by 2024. The cooled thermal imaging market accounted for over 50% of the revenue share in 2017, with the chief growth drivers being the surging demand for security, surveillance, and firefighting applications for better accuracy and image details. Indoor applications including emergency management and building security are poised to offer growth opportunities for cooled thermal imaging product suppliers.
Ava Group announce new enhancements to its market-leading FFT Aura Ai-2 advanced fibre optic detection controller, which offers superior intrusion detection location accuracy together with extended range performance. The system is perfect for monitoring pipelines, perimeters and communications networks. The Aura Ai-2 controller works by pulsing laser light along optical fibre cables connected to each of its two detection channels.
As demand for security services grows globally—with the size of the industry projected to increase six percent annually over the next few years, reaching US$240 billion by 2020—the visionary behind Montreal tech startup TrackTik Software Inc is on a mission. He’s focused on giving organizations managing security guards worldwide the tools to run leaner and more responsive automated operations. In so doing, Simon Ferragne has changed the face of the security workforce management industry in just five short years.