With innovation in its DNA, Axis Communications has been at the forefront of major breakthroughs in video surveillance since developing the first network video camera in 1996. Also responsible for introducing the world’s first HDTV-compliant cameras and video encoders, Axis delivers hundreds of leading-edge products for security, safety and operational efficiency.
FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. announced the release of an online calculator designed to help video surveillance (VS) industry professionals assess the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for long-term retention of video surveillance content. Today’s low-cost, high-resolution cameras combined with longer-term retention requirements are driving video content storage costs upwards across the VS industry and leading many to take a new look at their storage strategy.
The sound of sirens in the distance is commonplace, nowadays. Whether related to a medical emergency or everyday crimes, such as theft, property crimes, and so on, we’re all accustomed to hearing these sirens by now. It is worth noting that many incidents that police respond to take place at night. According to a recent report by the Sleep Judge, more than half of murders, manslaughter, sexual assaults, robberies, aggravated assaults and motor vehicle thefts happen long after the sun has set.
3xLOGIC announced that the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is in the midst of a multi-phase security system project that includes video surveillance, fire and intrusion upgrades, and a takeover of existing and new cameras by 3xLOGIC’s VIGIL video management system. The project is being implemented by Redwire, security professionals for over 40 years with clients across Florida, South Georgia, and Southern Alabama. Phase I of the project was to install approximately 150 3xLOGIC cameras at the remaining locations.
In a bold move to make access control more affordable, Brivo launches Brivo Complete. The industry’s first subscription-based access control and video system that includes installation, hardware, and software, Brivo Complete enables businesses and multifamily communities to secure facilities without the barrier of high upfront costs so they can quickly and affordably deploy security across their buildings.
With a new version of its video-based fire detection system AVIOTEC IP starlight 8000, Bosch Building Technologies now enables the early detection of fires with cameras, even in low light conditions. Both flames and smoke are reliably detected down to an ambient lighting level of 2 lux. For this purpose, Bosch has extended its proven video analytics in the camera by artificial intelligence, which processes the results of more than 20 algorithms and makes an alarm decision on this basis.
To cope with the ever-escalating complexity of security challenges involving huge flows of people and vehicles, we need something like the fabled omniscient guard, which fortunately has materialized now thanks to deep-learning AI. According to IHS report 2019, the total market value of Professional Video Surveillance Equipment grows to US$27,199.1 million in 2023. In the last couple of years, the market share of AI in the security industry is becoming increasingly remarkable.
Today’s growing cities are unfortunately considered soft targets, making them challenging to secure as they’re comprised of many different spaces, including sidewalks, parks, office buildings, streets, parking areas and much more. Additionally, numerous stakeholders, such as private business owners, public entities and law enforcement agencies, are often involved in the decision-making process for investments in technology to keep these areas safe.
Genetec announced Security Center Transaction Finder, a Point of Sale integration tool with exception-based reporting capabilities, designed to help retailers speed up their investigations. Embedded in the security system, Security Center Transaction Finder correlates POS data with the corresponding video, with the ability to bring in additional sources such as analytics as an added feature which eliminates the need to jump between different platforms.
Security and Safety Things GmbH demonstrated their open IoT platform for video surveillance cameras at GSX 2019, showcasing real-world examples of the Security and Safety Things camera operating system and global IoT marketplace in preparation for worldwide launch early next year. The Security and Safety Things OS has a growing list of manufacturer partners who have adopted the OS for use in their cameras and more than 15 partner software developers who have produced some 40 apps ready to be sold in the app store.
BCDVideo announced the landing of the company’s 100,000th video surveillance recording appliance. The leader in video data infrastructure and appliances for the physical security industry is celebrating 20 years in the computer industry, with over a decade in the video surveillance arena. The multinational hardware manufacturer currently records video in 75 countries worldwide.
Interlogix announced its TruProtect commercial security solution is a winner in the 2019 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Innovations Awards. TruProtect combines intrusion monitoring, access control and video surveillance into a robust single platform. Interlogix is part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
ONVIF® announced that its Export File Format, the ONVIF specification for the export of video from security surveillance recording platforms, is the new standard recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the exporting and playback of video surveillance recordings. In a research project commissioned by the FBI to aid law enforcement in forensic investigations, NIST worked in conjunction with ONVIF to adopt the Export File Format to serve as the FBI’s new minimum interoperability requirements.
Advances In Infrastructure That Reduce Complexity: As BCDVideo closes out another expo attending ISC West 2019, one theme resonated throughout the show. System Integrators are looking for ways to deliver better solutions, leverage emerging technologies, and advance the capabilities of physical security infrastructures. One of the focal points for BCDVideo this year is hyperconvergence systems, or Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). Read more on why this truly is a game changer for the video surveillance market.
Genetec announced that Genetec Security Center Synergis™, its IP-based access control system, has received the highest level (Niveau de sureté IV) of the Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau (CSPN) by the Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information (ANSSI). Built on an open-architecture, the unified Genetec Security Center Synergis platform offers advanced protection-from access card to software-helping organizations efficiently and securely manage access in single or multi-site facilities.
The NVA-3000 is the ideal video surveillance platform for applications in both commercial and industrial settings. Powered by the Intel® Atom® N4200/x7-E3950 CPU, the NVA-3000, featuring 8x RJ45 PoE+ ports, 2x RJ45 LAN ports, 4GB of PDDR4 memory and Intel HD Graphics, is a highly capable hardware solution for commercial applications such as physical security and industrial deployment including machine vision, motion recognition & data analysis.
3xLOGIC announced that Frederick Douglass High School (FDHS) has deployed a highly-successful video surveillance installation that helps ensure two points of alarm verification to sharply reduce false alarms. In the summer of 2017, Sonitrol of Lexington and Bates Security completed one of the companies’ most innovative installations. The project includes verified audio detection, verified video, and an advanced access control system. FDHS, located in Lexington, KY, comprises 350,000+ sq. ft. with over 90 staff and hundreds of students.
The process of designing a surveillance system can be a complicated task, full of traps and pitfalls that can leave an integrator frustrated with both performance and overall functionality of the surveillance system. While engineers typically design the VMS platform in a simplified network infrastructure, real-life deployments are anything but simple. Based on the scale, expected growth, and level of availability systems integrators are facing decisions surrounding network segmentation. Creating Virtual Local Area Networks, or VLANs is not a new concept to the industry. For years integrators have been trying to decide when to segment surveillance networks, thus walking a fine line between increased complexity and improved system performance. In this article, we will dispel the myths and discuss a systematic approach to network segmentation.
With the rapid development of industrial automation, the long for productivity enhancement, labor interference reduction and product quality improvement is souring, resulting in a rapidly growing demand of industrial cameras. Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, has unveiled a series of new industrial camera to enrich its product offering globally for logistics industry and general industry automation. Together with the new launches, Dahua has broadened its product reach and established a wide product selection.
When it comes to networking, real-time applications like video conferencing and streaming video can present monumental challenges to the typical network infrastructure. Underlying network issues can have a devastating effect on the performance of a video management system (VMS). But how do you know if it’s the VMS, the camera(s) or if it’s the network? Network related issues often mask themselves as IP-camera, VMS, or archiving problems. This article will look at a systematic approach for determining root cause issues related to degraded video quality.