B-Cam Ltd, a leading U.K. supplier of body-worn security cameras for military, government, police, and security providers around the world, unveiled its new Compact camera – the latest product in the B-Cam body-worn camera range. It packs plenty of power into its 110mm by 60mm frame, with over eight hours continuous recording and the ability to record in 480p, 720p (HD), 1080p (FHD), or 2000p (2K resolution).
“Security is always too much until the day that it is not enough.” This quote, coined by former FBI director William H. Webster, perfectly summarizes the physical security industry. The irony of this fact is that a well-functioning security solution is transparent to the end-user. It is only if the security system fails that it comes to the attention of management. For this reason, both developers and condominium boards have shown some reluctance to invest in high-end security methods. There are many good reasons for this hesitation. Previously any security system over and above a camera system (referred to as a video surveillance system or VSS) has been seen as an upgrade due to the cost of the equipment and of running cables. Recent advances in the equipment have made VSS, and other technologies, much more useful and affordable to condominiums.
The Chattanooga Police Department’s investment in the CrimeEye® video surveillance solution from Total Recall Corporation is already paying off. Video footage recorded via the CrimeEye-RD-2 rapid deployment video system was used to identify and arrest a suspect in the July 26 homicide of Desmond Clay. Clay was shot multiple times while driving and was found dead after his vehicle crashed into a local business. To investigate the crime, the Chattanooga Police Department retrieved video footage of the victim’s car recorded by an outdoor CrimeEye-RD-2 rapid deployment portable video unit.
There are many factors whether you should prosecute an employee after you have caught them red-handed. Although sometimes the decision is not yours, but simply a matter of your organizations policy or your legal teams decision. When that decision is yours to make or yours to convince others, there are many factors to consider. The time involved for you and your team can be very costly, as preparing for trial, the trial itself, and perhaps fighting or preparing an appeal can appear to outweigh the value of prosecution. You must consider what else is on your agenda to establish whether you can afford your time, or others’ time in your organization.
With the start of a new school year, it is an excellent opportunity for school districts to review their campus security. With students and staff returning to school, now is the time to review the performance of security and safety changes made over the summer. It also presents an opportunity to seek out and identify additional upgrades or modifications with the full knowledge of how the facility is being used. With this real-world stress test taking place as the first school bell tolls, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions has compiled its list of resources for school districts.
Four leading security manufacturers have teamed up to provide safety and security solutions for the players, coaches, and fans at the 71st Annual Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS). For the first time, Milestone Systems is joining Axis Communications, Extreme Networks, and Lenel to provide video surveillance systems, access control, and network connectivity for the 10-day tournament. A fully integrated security system is in place as 16 Little League Baseball teams and hundreds of thousands of fans from around the globe come together Aug. 17-27 in South Williamsport. A priority of Little League Baseball officials is promoting a fun, exciting experience, while also providing the highest level of security.
March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce new mobile IP-cameras to its complete transportation solution for bus, light rail, and passenger rail fleets. Designed to provide transit operators with improved and more comprehensive surveillance coverage, the megapixel cameras are purpose-built to withstand demanding mobile environments and capture consistently clear video in near darkness, bright daylight, and the abrupt lighting transitions that occur when vehicles enter and exit tunnels and underpasses.
IPVideo Corporation, a leading manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command center solutions, announced that it has been selected by the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) to help improve and upgrade their current interview recording platform. The SJPD implemented IPVideo Corporation’s AVfusion solution, which is an easy-to-use network-based audio/video recording system designed for police interview rooms where recording frame-by-frame, synchronized audio, and HD video is critical. The system allows law enforcement professionals to quickly search and retrieve recordings in one simple process – all from a secure desktop computer.
An August 2 memo cites ‘increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities’ with drones from China’s market-leading DJI. The U.S. Army has ordered troops to stop using consumer drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI, according to an Aug. 2 memo seen by Defense One and confirmed by two Army officials. “Cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media from devices, and secure equipment for follow on direction,” reads the memo from Lt. Gen. Joseph H. Anderson, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for plans and operations. Why? The memo cited “increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products.” Service officials declined to elaborate.
As police departments around the world struggle with policies and procedures on the usage of body-worn cameras —especially when to turn them on— a new body cam and software solution is delivering on how to effectively get the camera to record at appropriate times. Equature’s Interactive Policing® Real-Time Software allows individual body-worn cameras to be turned on by police management or 911 dispatch control based on the first responder’s operational policies.