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.
I recently bought a new house which happens to be right across the street from my bank. This means that, in addition to working with our banking customers all over the world, I’m now able to observe my local branch from the front porch. From these various perspectives, I have seen the increased focus banks of every size are placing on developing strategies to attract and retain customers, as they continue to keep savings and investments safe. More than ever before, banks are looking at new ways to enhance what they’re currently doing and improve the services they’ll be able to offer in the future.
A quick overview of any Video Management System (VMS) platform will reveal a myriad of options to provide sustained operational status. Primary and secondary databases, redundant and co-located recording platforms, and critical service fail-over. The evolution of VMS platforms lend themselves to sustaining critical operations and in some cases delivering five-nines of availability for live and archived video.
Vicon Industries, Inc. (VII: NYSE-MKT) announced the availability of its new line of HD analog cameras that deliver 1080p full HD video over conventional coaxial cable. These new cameras are as easy to install as traditional analog security cameras. HD analog technology is here to bridge the gap and give a high-definition solution to those with an analog system already in place.
At ASIS 2017 (booth #3147)—Genetec —a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions— will unveil new additions to its Streamvault™ line of turnkey security infrastructure solutions. Starting this fall, Streamvault will offer a wider selection of high-performance rackmount appliances, workstations, and storage options.
Cell phone cameras have made everyone who owns one a citizen journalist. Mobile journalists are quick to capture video of an incident and then just as quickly post it to social media. In some cases, this “video evidence” is used for social monitoring or even prosecutions. While cell phone cameras can be used to document anything at any time, the application is not the same as a video surveillance system.
Electromagnetic interference can degrade the total performance of a video surveillance system. Therefore, the EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) of the electronic equipment should not be overlooked when a video surveillance system is applied to environments with high-voltages present, such as power plants, factories, transportation, and infrastructure. The EMC (electromagnetic compability) of the electronic equipment should not be overlooked when a video surveillance system is applied to high-voltage environments.
Improving our cyber posture is among the top priorities for the Trump administration. However, there are still many questions raised as to how they hope to achieve this goal. As we have seen over the past several years, high-profile hacks are practically the norm. Starting with the OPM data breach in 2015, which affected millions of current and former federal employees to Russia’s efforts to influence our election through hacking of our political parties, cyberattacks have become a constant source of news and frustration in our lives.
According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric, companies across industries are increasingly leveraging the cloud for security applications, with 42 percent of respondents indicating they currently run security applications in the cloud and almost half (45 percent) stating they are likely or extremely likely to transition security operations to the cloud in the future. Organizations utilize the cloud for existing applications including data storage, human resources, email, and security are eager to continue adopting it for security operations.
Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta has invested more than $350,000 in technology enhancements to the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) platform at the Operation Shield Video Integration Center (VIC), funded through the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond program. Currently, the VIC integrates approximately 7,500 publicly and privately owned cameras which significantly increase the Atlanta Police Department’s coverage and situational awareness of the city streets, using state-of-the-art analytical software.
Automated road traffic management systems, surveillance systems and storage for the vast amount of data being generated will make up a core part of the future smart city infrastructure. Much of this information is sensitive so the storage technology used needs to be the best available. Understanding how storage works and how end users can access it is now the focus for storage companies as they look to facilitate the adoption of cloud-based data centers. As smart cities grow, video surveillance is set to become a key target for storage companies over the next few years and as the cost of network video surveillance cameras drops below $100 so the cost of implementation will fall. As a result, the most difficult task for storage companies is ensuring the cost of storage or cost per gigabyte falls in-line with this while maintaining high standards of performance, compliance and security over those data management and storage systems.
Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage, and display has provided key technology to Police Scotland’s Communications vehicle infrastructure protecting last week’s Open Golf Championship in Troon. Whilst the biggest annual golf event in the UK is played out to millions across global television networks, Police Scotland’s duty is to monitor the site which welcomed over 173,000 visitors during the 4-days of the Championship.
PCSC, a provider of state of the art access control systems, and Vigitron, Inc., a global leader in analog and IP infrastructure transmission solutions, have announced the expansion of their relationship to form a world-wide partnership. Under this agreement, Vigitron will provide infrastructure equipment for PCSC’s growing line of IP/PoE based Access Control products, as well as, service, training, and technology sharing.
The highly regarded West Africa Oil & Gas Security Summit is returning to Lagos, Nigeria on 10-11 June 2015, after a very successful first edition last June, gathering over 100 senior level delegates from more than 12 different countries.
CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it has completed the integration of IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM with the Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR/LPR) range of products from Candid Security Solutions LLC, a specialist manufacturer and developer of ANPR application software and traffic solutions.
AirLive, a leading international IP surveillance networking products and solutions provider, will participate at INTERSEC Dubai 2015 (Arena Hall, Booth: SA-F09). AirLive will display its latest innovative surveillance networking products such as Smart Focus IP-cameras, IVS IP-camera, 5- and 2-Megapixel fisheye IP-camera, Device Guard PoE Switches, and Wireless Networking Solution. Live demonstrations of the Independent Motion Investigation by CoreNVR, various AirLive IP-cameras, and the AirLive SpeedDome IP-camera will run at the AirLive stand.
How will the electronic access control industry embrace the cloud in the coming years? Will governments see the value in using commercial cloud resources? Will governments create standards and best practices to ease restrictions on cloud storage across borders? Will operational expenditure (opex) options open the door to more SMB adoption? With the cost per door coming down for access control solutions? Will the market opportunity for access control as a service (ACaaS) be negatively impacted?
Honeywell announced enhancements to its Pro-Watch security management system that allow integrators to cost effectively accommodate virtually any access control need through expanded support for wireless locksets and biometric readers. Pro-Watch 4.2 is now compatible with multiple biometric reader options, along with added support for several brands and types of wireless locks – including options from Allegion (AD-400 Series), Assa Abloy (Aperio Line), and Salto (Sallis and SVN) – that enable the system to protect previously hard-to-reach doors and locations.
Digital Ally has received an order from a municipal police department in the San Francisco Bay Area for 110 FirstVu HD body-worn camera systems. The order includes the company’s patented VuLink Connectivity Devices to allow the body cams to automatically start recording, and nine FirstVu HD docking stations, each of which will facilitate the simultaneous transmission of video from up to 12 FirstVu HD systems to Digital Ally’s new VuVault.Net cloud storage solution.