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.
Pelco™ announced a technology alliance with IBM, the global technology company and leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to create “Pelco Analytics Powered by IBM.” The collaboration seamlessly integrates IBM’s deep learning analytics into Pelco’s video management system (VMS), leveraging data from video footage to quickly identify and respond to potential risks or opportunities.
With the advent of new technology from dashboard cameras to iPhones, it has become easier to capture a collision unfolding right before our eyes. Chances are, if an incident wasn’t caught on an iPhone, iPad, tablet, dash cam, GoPro or camera, the local traffic, retail store or bank surveillance has caught something on their camera footage. Needless to say, privacy in our digital age is a rare phenomenon. That being said, we no longer have to deal with uncertain, unreliable and unclear statements. We can now simply just watch real time video footage.
Dahua Technology Co. Ltd. released its unaudited preliminary earnings estimate for 2017. In 2017, Dahua achieved a gross revenue of USD 2.89 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 41.44%. Total profits reached USD 403.08 million, a year-on-year growth 30.88%. Net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies reached USD 363.97 million, growing 30.30% year on year.
In 2017, the video surveillance community saw the emergence of video surveillance as a service (VSaaS). As predicted, we also witnessed an increase in intelligence in cameras, greater adoption of analytics, and more content aggregation. In addition, biometrics assumed increasing importance as a measure to prevent massive data breaches. What to Expect in 2018…
Israel has set a baseline for ‘secret’ video surveillance in the workspace and has codified it. The unlawful use of surveillance cameras to monitor employees in the workplace exposes the employer to civilian (including employment related and tortious), administrative and criminal action. An employer must establish a specific and detailed policy with respect to the use of surveillance cameras and it must notify its employees of this policy. Such a policy is necessary for establishing that the employer has obtained the employees’ informed consent.
The trial against Cliven Bundy and his sons was delayed for a week over questions about whether the government withheld surveillance videos of the Bundy Ranch during the 2014 standoff. Jurors were about to be called into the courtroom to hear opening statements Tuesday when the trial derailed and federal prosecutors were asked to account for evidence they said did not exist.
Guards at Smith State Prison didn’t try to stop troubled inmate Richard Tavera from hanging himself until four had assembled outside his cell, videos obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show. By then, more than seven minutes had passed since the first report Tavera was attempting suicide, and nothing could be done to save his life, the videos show.