Surveillance

As Drones Become Norm In Police Work, A SoCal Police Department Explains Why It Bought In

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 Provides Networking Workshop At ISC West

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.

Mark Maisano Is New Vice President Of Channel Sales At Pivot3

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 Expands Cloud Data Archiving Options

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.

US Video Surveillance Manufacturers Face Increasing Chinese Competition

With the ability to offer low prices without compromising on technical specs, Chinese manufacturers of consumer video surveillance devices will outpace their US peers if market share boils down to a simple price war. US manufacturers of consumer video surveillance equipment risk losing market share to their Chinese counterparts, which have able to compete on price without compromising on technical features. Chinese video surveillance equipment makers accounted for some 5 percent of US market revenue last year, but high demand and supply in the China market could prove a “ticking time bomb” for US players, said Jimmy Dearing, IHS Markit’s residential security analyst.

Avigilon Expands H4 Platform With H4 PTZ Camera Line Featuring Video Analytics

Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, today announced the expansion of its H4 camera platform with the addition of the H4 PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera line. The new H4 PTZ combines high performance with self-learning video analytics providing users both the versatility, functionality, and intelligence to proactively respond to events as they occur.

Police In Namibia Boost Safety With RADWIN’s Video Surveillance Network

RADWIN, the global broadband wireless leader, announced that the Windhoek City Police in Namibia built a state-of-the-art wireless video surveillance network leveraging RADWIN’s wireless broadband access solutions. RADWIN’s Point-to-MultiPoint and Point-to-Point systems were installed in dozens of crime hot-spots throughout the city. The systems transmit high quality video from camera sites directly to police headquarters, enabling on-the-spot detection and response to events. Rampoint Communications, a leading turnkey solutions provider, was responsible for project design and implementation.

A.C. Moore Achieves Million-Dollar ROI With Cloud-Based POS Plugin From Genetec

A.C. Moore opened its first arts and crafts store in 1985 in Moorestown, New Jersey, United States. Today, the national retailer sells an assortment of merchandise in over 130 locations on the Eastern coast. With over 40,000 items offered at each store at any given time, A.C. Moore prides itself on offering its customers the best product selection, value and service. As a progressive retailer, A.C. Moore is always keen on implementing processes and technologies to keep its stores up-to-date and its customers happy. So when Steve Werner, Director of Loss Prevention, was brought onboard, he went straight to work on identifying areas to improve processes and refocus resources on the customer experience. Almost immediately, the process for reviewing cashier transactions came into focus. Store managers would spend over an hour every day reviewing cash register transactions, pointing the loss prevention (LP) team to dubious behaviors or suspicious activities, if they were spotted.

SpotterRF To Provide Rapid Relief For Power Grid Perimeter Security

SpotterRF, the leader in low cost compact surveillance radar (CSR), and an ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, has been selected by VTI Security, one of the largest independently owned security systems integrators in the U.S., as a sole source radar standard. After rigorous testing, VTI Security now uses SpotterRF compact surveillance radar (CSR) for all CIP-014 electrical substation protection projects as defined by the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA).

To Body Cam Or Not To Body Cam – One Police Department’s Question

There is no clear picture whether the Huntington (West Virginia) Police Department can, or even should, invest in body-worn cameras for its officers as circumstances now stand, Chief Joe Ciccarelli said. The potential cost – in purchase, maintenance and storage – could potentially drain hundreds of thousands of dollars from the department, Ciccarelli said, with the do’s and don’t’s still shrouded in a legal gray area.