surveillance technology

Apollo Video Technology Recognized as Market Leader in Transit Bus Video Surveillance

Apollo Video Technology (Apollo Video) has been named the transit bus market leader in the Americas according to the 2015 edition of the World Market for Mobile Video Surveillance Equipment report. Released by IHS Inc., a global business information and analytics provider, the report ranks companies based on annual sales revenue and is published every-other year. For the third consecutive time, Apollo Video was recognized as the market leader in the Americas, an achievement held since 2010.

Study Says That More Than 50 Percent of Federal Video Surveillance Data Goes Unanalyzed

Video Surveillance data when analyzed carefully will give a lot of informative outcomes. But a recent study made by MeriTalk —a public-private partnership dedicated to improve outcomes of government IT— says that 54% of video surveillance data gathered by the federal government goes unanalyzed leaving a vast amount of information on the table when it comes to improving the nation’s security.

Few Laws Regulate Police Use of Surveillance Systems

Police across the country are using increasingly sophisticated surveillance systems to monitor daily life in their communities. Ultra-high-definition cameras, software that can read license plates and recognize faces, and systems that can alert police to suspicious behavior have given law enforcement unprecedented access to our everyday activities. Average citizens and privacy advocates say the ability to monitor and record public activity at such an extraordinary level is a threat to personal privacy.

Next Generation Of Public Surveillance Technology Already Here

CCTV is everywhere in Britain, but it isn’t as effective as we think. Smile, you’re on camera: the UK is one of the most closely-watched societies in the world. According to Cheshire police, last year there was one CCTV unit for every 11 people in the country and the average person was caught on CCTV […]

Introducing AISight: The Slightly Scary CCTV Network Completely Run By Artifical Intelligence

Imagine a major city completely covered by a video surveillance system designed to monitor the every move of its citizens. Now imagine that the system is run by a fast-learning machine intelligence, that’s designed to spot crimes before they even happen. No, this isn’t the dystopian dream of a cyber-punk science fiction author, or the […]

Panasonic Highlights Retail Technology Solutions To Enhance Operations, Reduce Shrinkage And Improve The Customer Experience

Nuheat SIGNATURE Gear Diary Nuheat Launches North America’s 1st WiFi Floor Heating Thermostat photo When we bought our house, one thing the builder was proud of was radiant heating installed throughout. One downside it is slow to respond – so when the temperature here went from +50 to -30 back to +40 within 5 days our house seemed to always be too hot or too cold. The upside? The floors were never cold! Now Nuheat, a maker of electric radiant heating systems, is introducing Nuheat SIGNATURE – the first WiFi controlled floor heater thermostat. The Nuheat SIGNATURE will give homeowners full access to all thermostat settings with wireless remote access through a smartphone app (iOS or Android) or a web browser. Changing the temperature or schedule, or viewing energy usage will all be at the homeowners’ fingertips. The Nuheat SIGNATURE is like no other in our industry,” said Wally Lo, Nuheat’s Product Manager. “It has been designed and developed exclusively for Nuheat by OJ Electronics and after over a year of development, we are extremely excited to bring it to market. Extensive market research from homeowners and contractors alike confirmed the market is expecting connectivity for remote access. A myriad of household products ranging from locks to lights to heating systems offer the ease of on-the-go control. Our new thermostat allows the user to activate the floor heat for vacation properties or, to simply turn up the heat for a cozy return home.” Here are some of the features: […]

2013: Video Analytics In Homeland Security Market Surpassed $8.3 Billion

(Before It’s News) 6660576_m feature Video Analytics in Homeland Security & Public Safety Global Markets Surpassed $8.3B in 2013 According to the Intelligent Video Surveillance, ISR & Video Analytics: Technologies & Global Market – 2013-2020 report, the rapid market growth is driven by the following dynamics: Increased use of video surveillance Migration from analog to digital and IP-based cameras Migration from labor intensive video surveillance to computer automated (and semi-automated) video surveillance Technology maturity: Video analytics algorithms, processors, applications and products underwent a decade of technological evolution to intelligent video processing, based on advancements in image processing, enabling automatic detection and identification of signatures. Cost reduction of video analytic systems: driven by the falling prices of image processing DSPs and communication systems. Improved cost-performance of new edge-based video analytics DSP technologies (e.g., Intel & Texas Instruments DSPs) iHLS – Israel Homeland Security video2014_980x200 Human operators entail high cost & high rate of overlooked events: Real time analysis of video images and recorded footage is a need that can hardly be answered effectively by human operators due to manpower costs. Furthermore, human operators fatigue and boredom cause a high rate of overlooked events. IVS, ISR and VA process trillions of video surveillance-hours annually: By 2012, over 200 million video surveillance cameras (including ISR cameras) deployed worldwide captured 1.6 trillion video-hours. Growing at a CAGR of 9-11%, captured video surveillance is forecasted to reach approximately 3.3 trillion video-hours in 2020. A hypothetical analysis assuming that 20% of the most critical video […]

Video Surveillance, Facial Recognition Technology, and the Law

Omnipresent video surveillance and facial recognition technology have staked a new frontier in the American legal system, as local communities, state officials, and even the U.S. Supreme Court consider questions about surveillance, technology, and privacy. Ohio law enforcement has been using facial recognition technology to match driver’s license photos and surveillance footage for months, without […]