Though the term ‘transportation’ may immediately elicit different thoughts for different people, everyone can likely agree that it plays a significant role in both our everyday lives and the big picture of the economy’s overall wellbeing. Whether the word makes you first think of a car, bus, train, airplane, or boat, all of these vehicles are critical for daily commutes, leisurely traveling and the shipment of goods across countries — and everything else in between. It is therefore paramount that these methods of transportation are protected from various types of threats at all times.
During the holiday season, retailers enjoy increases in store traffic but for loss prevention (LP) managers increases in shoppers and temporary employees make this time of year more challenging. Through this influx of business (and beyond), the LP managers must deal with losses stemming from organized retail crime (ORC), employee theft, and shoplifting. Retail supply chains and online retailer distribution centers also come under greater pressure as more goods are being handled and shipped.
OnSSI and Oncam have partnered to seamlessly integrate the companies’ industry-leading VMS and panoramic camera solutions. The integration of Oncam’s Evolution 12 Series and Evolution 180 Outdoor and Indoor Panoramic Cameras with OnSSI’s recently released Ocularis 5.6 VMS provides a highly efficient means to further improve situational awareness and reduce overall costs. Oncam’s Evolution 12 (12MP) and Evolution 180 (6MP) series fisheye cameras integrate with OnSSI’s Ocularis VMS to provide high resolution 360° and 180° views respectively.
Oncam announced the release of its new ExD Explosive Environment camera range, the only 360-degree single-sensor camera with an explosion protected housing. The range is designed to safeguard environments in markets such as oil and gas production and refineries, power and utilities, wastewater treatment, grain handling and storage, and other hazardous materials facilities. To provide the best possible protection for hazardous areas, cameras installed as part of a comprehensive security plan must guarantee the appropriate level of safety and adhere to stringent regulations.
Apart from its extensive use for physical security, there’s another application popping up for video data: intelligent traffic management (ITM). Being a critical component in the Smart City movement across the globe, ITM is aiding metropolitan areas in learning more about traffic patterns in order to make transportation more efficient and safe.
While video is critical to the security of K-12 schools and universities to help detect threats and investigate incidents, it is increasingly becoming a critical tool beyond protecting students, faculty, staff and assets. Going further than simply gathering footage, educational facilities are beginning to see the value in adding intelligent video software, such as analytics, to their arsenal. This results in an innovative approach to not only security, but also operations within a school.
As part of my first column in a monthly series for Security.World, I want to look at the emerging technologies coming down the pipeline within the security industry —and beyond— and answer the burning questions: Will this change how we protect people? Can we achieve more protection with less equipment? How can AI influence the industry? Will these changes be good or bad overall? Tune in as I explore a wide range of topics in the coming months. While most of us are now familiar with and may have even experienced the fun and excitement of virtual reality (VR), there’s a newer, similar technology with a less immersive experience that may soon start impacting our everyday lives: augmented reality (AR).
Oncam announced the promotion of Simon Reed to Vice President of Sales, EMEA and Asia. In these dynamic regions, Reed will lead the implementation of the company’s strategic vision to expand market share, propel new deployments of the company’s award-winning technology, and boost strategic alliances. In this role, Reed will collaborate with the company’s regional sales directors across the UK, Europe, Turkey, APAC and South Asia, and align with other senior sales executives to streamline account acquisition.
Oncam announced it has partnered with BDF Sicurezza Latina to provide the company’s full suite of products to Italy as the country’s first Oncam distributor. The strategic partnership offers customers the ability to incorporate Oncam’s innovative technology into their security plan to help increase situational awareness and aid in investigations. Serving a number of vertical markets, such as banking, commercial and enterprise, airports and transportation, and smart city, BDF has 30 years of experience providing security and automation technology to protect people and assets from threats.
Oncam announced the availability of the Evolution 180 Outdoor model to its 180-degree camera portfolio, adding to the indoor version introduced earlier this year. The technology builds upon the experience and heritage of the company’s 360-degree video and intelligence solutions to meet the needs of customers in a variety of markets that require an outdoor-ready wall-mounted camera with Panoramic+ views from a single fisheye sensor.