Netwatch Accelerates U.S. Expansion With New Chicago Operations Center

Netwatch celebrated the opening of its new Chicago operations center. Netwatch is a complete security systems provider with the most advanced video processing technologies to proactively monitor and protect properties and assets. The new office will be based on North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, and will employ five people with plans to grow to 15 employees over the next 18 months. Netwatch Systems proactively protect properties using live audio warnings to ward off intruders. Intervention Specialists direct operations remotely from the Netwatch Communication Hub, visually verifying the intruders, intervening by verbally alerting the intruders they are being watched, and notifying the authorities.

InfoComm 2015

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New Audio Analog-to-Digital Converters Allowing for Even Smaller Devices

This integration is particularly beneficial for end equipment like personal computers; sound bars; audio docks; Bluetooth ® speakers; video-security systems; and automotive infotainment equipment including after-market head units, amplifiers, and active noise-cancellation systems.

Case Study: Audio Enhances Safety in Ebola Hospital Ward

2014 marked the year of the largest outbreak of Ebola– one of the deadliest diseases mankind has faced. When the World Health Organization categorized the epidemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern last August, hospitals across the United States acted quickly to increase safety measures. One hospital in New York was fast-tracked to set up a temporary Ebola ward, in case an Ebola patient who arrived at JFK Airport needed to be rushed over to their center.

Retrieving Sound From Vibrations Captured on Video

Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass. In other experiments, they extracted useful audio signals from videos of aluminum foil, the surface of a glass of water, and even the leaves of a potted plant.

School System Installs New Security Cameras For Access Control

Students are headed back to school in New Hanover County, NC, on August 26th. This year parents and students will notice a new security system has been installed using audio and video to better screen who can gain access to school facilities. According to the information released by the New Hanover County School System, "The […]

STANLEY Security Transfers Sonitrol-Branded Products To 3xLOGIC

STANLEY Security and 3xLOGIC, Inc., announced a definitive agreement where 3xLOGIC will assume ownership of research and development, technical support, and certain marketing activities for products developed under the Sonitrol brand. The focus of the transaction will be to bring the combined strengths of 3xLOGIC and STANLEY Security to the development and delivery of innovative […]

Schools Turn to Audio Security to Complement Video and Boost Safety

An increased need for the safety of students and staff has caused school systems around the United States to examine their security equipment and protocols. In doing so, most schools are finding that they need to enhance their security efforts by leveraging the dynamic duo of video and audio surveillance. Nowadays, video surveillance is not […]

Louroe Electronics Participates In 2014 Trade Winds Mission – The Americas

Louroe Electronics, industry leader in audio security, announced their involvement in the 2014 Trade Winds: The Americas initiative, a business development conference and trade mission taking place in Central and South America from May 15 – May 23. The program allows American businesses to expand trade with their counterparts in Colombia, Panama, Chile, Ecuador, and […]

Emerging Trend: Police Tampering Surveillance Systems: Half Of LAPD Squad Cars

Many who are concerned with the possibility of police abuse of power, are comforted by the continuous presence of surveillance camera footage, capturing everything. Recent evidence of LAPD officers and others tampering with video and surveillance equipment, however, would seem to indicate that for some, the omnipresence of the camera is a problem. Equipment sabotage: […]

Seneca Valley PA Schools Could Permit Audio Surveillance On Buses

Seneca Valley School District officials will soon be able to listen to pupils on their buses as well as watch them. School board members passed the first reading tonight of a policy that will permit audio recording on school buses. The district already has video surveillance equipment on all of its buses. District spokeswoman Linda Andreassi said they must vote on the policy three times before it can go into effect. She said they expect to start using the audio equipment on buses next school year. Jim Pearson, district transportation director, said the bus surveillance cameras are audio capable but the audio was shut off because state law did not permit audio recordings. Mr. Pearson said state law changed last month when the governor signed Senate Bill 57 allowing audio recordings on school vehicles for disciplinary or security purposes. The new law requires school districts to adopt a policy authorizing the use of audio equipment, to post warnings on buses that audio is being recorded and send parents written notices each year about the audio taping, Mr. Pearson said. He said there should be no additional costs to the district for the audio on the buses, but the district has two vans without any video or audio monitoring equipment. Adding the equipment to those vehicles would cost about a $1,000 for each vehicle, he said. Laure Cioffi, freelance writer: