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Disruption vs Innovation: What Is The Next Big Disruption In Physical Security?

Aren’t these the same? No, but they are related. Innovation is taking an existing product or concept and building something new and different that meets a customer’s need, whether they knew they had the need or not. Disruption completely changes how a product or service’s value chain is consumed and displaces an existing market. Clayton Christensen has put a lot of thought and research into the concept of how true disruption occurs.

The Migration Of The Access Control Market

Access control and the overall physical security market continue to grow at a rapid pace with no signs of slowing down. Market research expects the access control industry to grow to over $10B by 2022 which is about 9% CAGR. So, what’s driving this growth? There are several trends and disruptive technologies that are driving acceleration in a category that has traditionally been slower to migrate.

New HD Video Solution Offers High Value, High Quality Video From Holis/Tyco

Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces its HD Video Solution, a new value-based solution that provides superior video quality while leveraging analog infrastructure. The cost-effective Holis HD Tribrid Video Recorders support SD analog cameras, Illustra Essentials IP cameras, and a brand-new line of HD cameras, allowing customers to achieve excellent video quality never before attained over coax.

A Practical Guide To HD-CCTV

Everything you need to know about Analog and Digital HD-CCTV, well practically everything. Understanding the practical difference between CVI, TVI, AHD, SDI, EX/SDI and IP (Megapixel) can be a bit confusing to say the least, so in short we’re going to make it as easy as we can for you. This article will cover everything you need to know about the differences between ANALOG and DIGITAL HD-CCTV systems, how they work, differ in image quality, and how you can upgrade your current system using the appropriate technology to suit your needs and budget.

ISONAS Moves To An Open Platform Access Control Solution

ISONAS Inc., a leading pure IP access control system manufacturer, announced that the company will move to an open platform access control solution. ISONAS has been providing access control solutions that effortlessly integrate with many other systems including access control software. The company will now take these integrations to the next level by partnering with some of today’s leading access control software manufacturers launching the first integration in July 2016.

Scala Storage New Vendor in Scale Out Object Storage System for Video Surveillance

Video Surveillance​​ storage with its high-definition, high megapixel video recording and data for long retention requirements requires new ways of thinking and new ways of storing all that video data. IP-based video surveillance technologies have an ever growing need for higher storage capacity.

VIVOTEK Launches Professional Box Network Camera, Ideal for Traffic Monitoring

VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the launch of the IP816A-HP, a professional 2-Megapixel box network camera with advanced image process technologies such as WDR Pro and SNV (Supreme Night Visibility) and several unique features, making it the perfect camera for monitoring traffic and tunnels.

VIVOTEK Has Released Two New Fixed Dome Network Cameras

VIVOTEK announced the launch of two new fixed dome network cameras, the FD8155H and the FD8165H. Both cameras are designed with a high-resolution CMOS sensor and feature numerous advanced technologies, such as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Smart IR, and 3D Noise Reduction, thereby delivery superior image quality.

Wearable Tech Shakes Up Access Control

Marrying access control to wearable technology will vastly improve user experience while boosting security, says Brivo Labs. Brivo Labs was into wearable technology long before wearable technology was cool. "The lanyard with an access control card on it is a wearable, so we’ve been in it for years," said Lee Odess, general manager of the Bethesda, Md.-based company that has sold access control products for 15-plus years.

IC Real Tech to Unveil World’s First 720-Degree Immersive Video Camera at 2015 CES

IC Real Tech, a global innovator of Internet of Things enabled video technology solutions, is tapping the 2015 ICES to show the world ALLIE – its 720-degree video monitoring camera. So revolutionary in its functionality, ALLIE (formerly called IC720) has already been named an honoree of the 2015 CES Innovations Awards in both the Digital Imaging and SmartHome categories. The camera can be experienced live at IC Real Tech’s ICES exhibit, located in the Sands Expo @ Tech West, booth #70223 from January 6 – 9, as well as the CES Unveiled press preview event taking place January 4th at Mandalay Bay.

IP Video Growth Predicted to Surpass Other Segments of Surveillance Market

A new market research report finds IP video surveillance is likely to surpass the analog system in 2014 as a result of advantages in terms of quality, scalability, and flexibility. The report profiles the major companies active in this field, including Axis Communications AB (Sweden), Avigilon Corporation (Canada), Bosch Security System, Inc. (U.S.), and Pelco by Schneider Electric (U.S.) among others. This report has divided the industry into four segments: system, hardware, software & services, applications and geography.

Easy IP Migration Using Existing Networking Cables

Choice, cost savings, speed of deployment, and convenience. That is what the reuse of existing cables can offer end-users when they are looking to migrate their existing analogue based surveillance, access control or intercom system, to IP transmission. For decades, tens of millions of analogue-based CCTV cameras have been connected to recording & control equipment via coax cable. Also, about 80% of analogue cameras installed via coax have cable runs greater than the defacto Ethernet standard of 100m; typically being in the range of 150-200m.

Video Surveillance: Analog’s Midlife Crisis

Think fast: Your customer’s DVR has crashed. It’s beyond resuscitation. What do you do? If you haven’t faced this dilemma already, you are bound to sooner or later, because the average life expectancy of a DVR is about half that of an analog camera. Welcome to the midlife crisis of an analog system. The stakes keeps mounting. Perhaps the DVR is out of warranty. Maybe the DVR manufacturer is not even in business anymore. What do you do? Before your client rushes to purchase another DVR, consider this: over the course of an analog CCTV system’s life, they will have to replace every single DVR at least once, if not more.

Digital Watchdog Presents Technology Demonstrations of New 16K and 8MP Panoramic Cameras at ASIS 2014

Digital Watchdog (DW), the industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, demonstrated two new ‘industry first’ products at the ASIS International Seminars and Exhibits. Four user-configurable 4K and 1080p sensors will be shown in single housings delivering simultaneous video streams at 30 frames-per-second (FPS). ASIS attendees witnessed live images from these cameras.

Software House Offers Network-Ready, All-in-One Solution

Software House, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces the introduction of victor Unified SiteServer, a unified access control and video network appliance. The victor Unified Client is a new client choice which can be run in parallel with existing C•CURE 9000 client choices, providing the increased functionality of combined client features.

MOBOTIX Presents New IP Video Solutions at Security Essen 2014

At this year’s security in Essen, MOBOTIX presents a new compact sized Hemispheric camera, demonstrates its recent remote station for the IP video door intercom and introduces new software developments. The MOBOTIX technology stand is located at booth 408, Hall 1.0. “Important highlights at the MOBOTIX stand this year will include previews of the MxMultiViewer, our new video management software, the MxDisplay management station and the all new i25 Hemispheric camera,” said Dr. Ralf Hinkel, MOBOTIX’s founder.

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Ten New Feature-Packed Megapixel Network Cameras

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has expanded its line of network cameras with ten new feature-packed models in a variety of resolutions and designs to serve the needs of a wide range of video security and surveillance applications. Delivering superb imaging, low-light performance, high-resolution detail, and vital color information through Genuine Canon Lenses, advanced imaging sensors, two proprietary Canon DIGIC processors (DIGIC DV III and DIGIC NET II), these new cameras provide the image quality necessary for detailed video analysis.