With recent statements by Reno (NV) Police, arguments made by those against the usage of video surveillance —such as the ACLU— should start to understand that overall, video surveillance is indeed making an impact on crime. Many times, those arguments go along the lines that video surveillance does not decrease crime, only helps to arrest criminals. However, if the use of video surveillance is helping to capture, arrest, and prosecute criminal offenders, then that is removing criminals from repeating crimes and causing injury. Reno Police say the main reason detectives were able to solve this recently case was the quality and amount of surveillance video provided by victims and adjacent businesses.
Use of video surveillance in organizations across each vertical is growing, mounting up new challenges related to handling surveillance systems and storing the exponentially increasing volume of raw video footage. Many of the large enterprises use more than 100 cameras on an average, which are functioning 24*7 around the clock—with no end in sight. The number of surveillance cameras and the worth of video analytics are only projected to grow and so is the need for video surveillance storage. Commercial expansion triggers maximum investment in video surveillance; higher capacity storage media is a vital prerequisite for these system upgrades. With the advancement in storage technologies over the last decade and introduction of IP cameras, the process of video surveillance became simpler and the demand for video surveillance storage amplified.
Detroit police and city officials are drafting an ordinance that would make it mandatory for all venues that serve customers after 10 p.m. to join Project Green Light, a program that allows officers to monitor businesses’ high-definition video feeds in real time. All businesses open that late —from party stores and gas stations to sports stadiums like Comerica Park and venues like the Fox Theatre— would be subject to the ordinance if it’s passed, police said. Police report double-digit reductions in violent crime at businesses that have enrolled in Project Green Light.
For a number of years now, public life has seen an exponential increase of the use of video recording equipment. The question remains under which conditions video equipment can be installed and to which extent video recordings can be allowed as evidence within the European Union (EU) legal system. Not only in the public space, but also on the work floor are cameras deployed regularly. In addition, it is almost a certainty that most events are recorded by dashcams, drones, or smartphones. The opinions diverge on whether or not this is a positive evolution. What has become clear is that video recordings can be used as evidence in legal procedures.
The recent attacks to national security and the rising crime activities worldwide have compelled governments to scrutinize their existing security measures. The demand for resilient and secure infrastructure is therefore at all-time high. As governments and private organizations look for advanced technologies for improved security, the demand for video surveillance and VSaaS market will rise in response. Given the scenario, persisting investments in infrastructure such as railways, roads, airports, and communication networks are fuelling the demand for video surveillance and VSaaS solutions.
Total Recall Corporation, a Convergint Technologies Company, will showcase its video surveillance and citywide safety solutions – including a new 180-degree CrimeEye unit – at the 27th annual ASIS NYC Security Conference and Expo to be held on June 7-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. CrimeEye-RD-2 with 180-degree Axis camera—The CrimeEye-RD-2 with optional Axis Q3708-PVE offers a fixed-dome video surveillance camera with multiple sensors, resulting in a 180-degree panoramic view. Although the unit has three sensors, it only uses one IP address. The 180-degree camera features enhanced light sensitivity as well as WDR-Forensic Capture, which allows for expansive coverage
Surveon, the enterprise NVR solutions provider, is pleased to announce that a factory in Kuwait City has deployed Surveon’s IP surveillance solutions as their partner for security application, including 100+ megapixel cameras and 10 enterprise-grade network video recorders, which not only fulfill the need of 180-day non-stop recording, but also ensure a strong protection for the safety in the factory.
Electromagnetic interference can degrade the total performance of a video surveillance system. Therefore, the EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) of the electronic equipment should not be overlooked when a video surveillance system is applied to environments with high-voltages present, such as power plants, factories, transportation, and infrastructure. The EMC (electromagnetic compability) of the electronic equipment should not be overlooked when a video surveillance system is applied to high-voltage environments.
Legislation approved by the Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday seeks to clear legal hurdles for police departments to expand their officers’ use of body cameras, and it gives departments the discretion to refuse public requests for copies of audio or video recordings by officers. The bill, which passed 47-1 after brief comments on the Senate floor, would add Pennsylvania to a growing list of states that are setting statewide policy over the collection of audio and video by officers, including from dashboard and body cameras.
Harford County (Maryland) Public Schools will more than double the number of mobile video surveillance systems inside its buses, after the Board of Education approved a $179,640 contract recently to purchase systems for 103 buses. The surveillance systems have already been installed on 95 buses, including those operated by the school system and those operated by independent contractors, Charles Taibi, director of transportation, told board members.