“Security is always too much until the day that it is not enough.” This quote, coined by former FBI director William H. Webster, perfectly summarizes the physical security industry. The irony of this fact is that a well-functioning security solution is transparent to the end-user. It is only if the security system fails that it comes to the attention of management. For this reason, both developers and condominium boards have shown some reluctance to invest in high-end security methods. There are many good reasons for this hesitation. Previously any security system over and above a camera system (referred to as a video surveillance system or VSS) has been seen as an upgrade due to the cost of the equipment and of running cables. Recent advances in the equipment have made VSS, and other technologies, much more useful and affordable to condominiums.
Don’t look now, but video surveillance is hot. It was inevitable. The willing surrender of privacy and the fear of bad actors make a potent combination. Earlier this month, police in Dubai enlisted a new recruit. By the end of the year, a diminutive self-driving car will begin patrolling city streets. The robotic rig will feature cutting-edge video gear, networked facial-recognition software and an aerial drone, in case undesirables go off-road. Boosted by emerging technologies, video surveillance has become a service. And it is about to explode.
Dahua Technology USA is the first to market with an HD-over-coax 4MP 30x optical zoom PTZ camera. Part of Dahua’s HDCVI 3.0 series, the camera seamlessly integrates with legacy video surveillance systems to deliver the industry’s highest PTZ image quality and range. Dahua’s HDCVI technology simultaneously transmits three signals (video, audio, and control) over a single cable at a distance of up to 700m for RG6 cable and 500m for RG59.
Vendors and channel partners must educate municipalities about the need for a robust, well-managed network to carry out smart city and IoT initiatives, according to an Extreme Networks leader. Surveys have indicated that the network needs to be upgraded virtually every time a channel partner sells born-worn cameras, smart locks, access control or video surveillance equipment so that these devices can be adequately supported. New York City, for instance, is looking to manage and collect data from two to three million devices, which O’Connor said will require a massive investment in establishing and managing network connections.
In a dim, low ceiling room, federal agents and private contractors are testing the feed coming off cameras erected along the southeastern Arizona border. It’s a subdued project when you consider the magnitude of the goal: eyes and ears watching every movement along the U.S.-Mexico border 24 hours, seven days a week. The Customs and Border Protection agency uses two types of towers: integrated fixed towers (IFT), which use ground sensor surveillance in rural parts of the Mexican border, and remote video surveillance systems, which are used in urban areas where legal traffic is heavy enough to render ground sensors useless. The agency currently uses eight of the IFTs in southeastern Arizona and 11 of the remote video systems. It’s called the Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan; and it’s a network of these towers, cameras mounted on pickup trucks and backpack surveillance systems that can be hiked into the desert and dug into the ground.
A bill that would block government entities from putting up surveillance cameras inside the bathrooms of public buildings has passed both the Iowa House and Senate and is expected to be signed by Gov. Terry Branstad. The ACLU of Iowa had been pushing for the bill after complaints from an Iowa City woman who noticed that a camera was focused on the sink area inside the Iowa City Public Library.
Whether the intent is to find lost seniors suffering from dementia or support a manhunt for fleeing suspects, police in Chula Vista, California, (just east of San Diego) are turning to drones for quick aerial intelligence. Alongside the city’s fire department, the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) is investing in the technology as a way to maximize time spent by officers on tactical operations.
HauteSpot Networks will host a hospitality suite at the Venetian Hotel, immediately adjacent to the ISC West 2017 Exposition in the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, for a 45-minute question and answer session where you will learn how to design, install, and support reliable, high performance wireless IP video surveillance networking systems.
Pivot3, the technology leader of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for the software-defined datacenter, announced Mark Maisano as its vice president of channel sales. Maisano brings over 15 years of channel expertise, delivering record-setting sales and revenue growth in competitive markets for companies like Acronis, Ingram Micro, and Seagate Technology. Maisano brings extensive experience building strategic corporate alliances that help partners optimize their return on investment and accelerate global go-to-market strategies. During his tenure at Ingram Micro, Mark managed a multi-billion-dollar program, increased profitability, and positioned the company as the leading distributor for multiple best-in-class product lines.
Cloudian has come up with new cloud data archiving products to help organizations move on-premises data to the cloud. Cloudian, Inc., a global leader in hybrid cloud object storage systems, announced its HyperStore 4000 appliance, a high-density storage platform that meets the demands of explosive data growth and limited data center space with the performance of an on-premises solution and cloud-like prices. The HyperStore 4000 is designed for customers in data-intensive markets such as life sciences, healthcare, video surveillance, and entertainment where storage demands double every year, straining the limits of modern data centers. These environments require enormous amounts of object-based storage that provides seamless scalability and limitless growth for data types such as media files, research information or backup / archive data. The HyperStore 4000 manages these massive unstructured data sets for about half a cent per GB per month, a cost level more commonly associated with cloud storage.