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.
A Belleville, IL, family has questions about a school bus incident that the surveillance video would answer, which is why they say they’ve been asking to see the video for the last four months. Stacy and Mic Barringer say their 9-year-old daughter told them in April that a Belleville school bus driver slapped their son, who was 6-years-old, on his arm. At the time of the alleged incident, the school district, Belleville District 118, had a contract with the private bus company First Student, Inc., which employed the driver. The driver was later reassigned to a different route, according to the family and the district.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed a bill into law that allows homeowners to sue a neighbor for invasion of privacy if the neighbor secretly records recreational activities in the homeowner’s backyard. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Cathy Young, R-Cattaraugus County, and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein, D-Queens, builds on a 2003 law that made it a felony to videotape someone without their permission in an intimate setting where there would be a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as a bedroom or bathroom.
We’re living in the age of video surveillance. Unfortunately, we see it most often when one of us has been violated by crooks. Crimes like package thefts, car prowls, even hit-and-run crashes may never have been solved had it not been for the watchful eye of security cameras. But one Puget Sound police department is warning people to think twice before sharing evidence on social media; otherwise the investigation could be over before it begins.
Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, announced the availability of the ePMP™ Force 190 wireless broadband module. When configured for a point-to-point wireless link, the system provides up to 200 Mbps of connectivity for streaming video, voice, and data applications. When deployed in a point-to-multipoint configuration with the ePMP 2000 or ePMP 1000 Access Point (AP), the Force 190 Subscriber Module (SM) provides up to 200 Mbps of bi-directional throughput to a long range with its 22 dBi antenna.
Most large scale and critical projects such as smart cities and commercial buildings are requiring longer term recording and longer data retention capabilities. To fulfill those projects’ need while reducing the total cost of increasing storage demands, multiple storage expansion solutions based on different storage architectures such as DAS, SAN, and NAS are designed by IT pros. Surveon provides the budget-saving storage expansion solutions that allow partners to expand the storage capacity in batches, giving partners the more convenient and flexible choices to meet the increasing requirements of the projects.
S2 Security, the leader in IP-based access control, video management and mobile security management systems, introduced S2 Magic MonitorVersion 5. S2 Magic Monitor unifies access control, video surveillance and forensics, digital signage and live Internet sourced real-time data and information feeds in a single user interface. Version 5 introduces Dynamic Cells, which allow users to program any Magic Monitor with interactive content. This version also includes enhanced S2 NetBox access control and event monitoring system integration and additional third-party video management system support.