Sacramento Mayor Promises Police Reforms After Videos Of Fatal Shooting Made Public

Sacramento police on Tuesday released video that shows a mentally ill man running from police officers, then stopping to gesture at them before they shot him dead in July. The police released the video and related audio hours after The Sacramento Bee posted surveillance video of the incident it had obtained earlier Tuesday. Sacramento City Council members viewed the footage released by police in closed session Tuesday night. During the public portion of the meeting, Mayor Kevin Johnson promised to propose a set of police oversight reforms in coming days. The mayor said he felt a “sense of urgency” for the city to take action.

Promise Technology Named Best Storage Solution Partner By Milestone

At the Milestone Partner Open Platform (MPOP) Asia event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Promise Technology was named the ‘Best Storage Solution Partner’ for Asia by Milestone Systems, the world-leading provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS). Close cooperation and integration with partners throughout the surveillance ecosystem is important for Promise and the commitment towards its alliance with Milestone was a key reason for the company beating other storage vendors for the award.

How Slow-Motion Video Footage Misleads Juries

From surveillance cameras to smartphones, today’s crimes are increasingly being captured on video. But could showing slow-motion replays of crimes in court be producing harsher verdicts? This is the suggestion from a new study published in PNAS by researchers at the University of Chicago, University of San Francisco, and University of Virginia. They argue that slow motion replays can give viewers “the false impression that the actor had more time to premeditate before acting.” Participants were shown surveillance footage of either an attempted robbery in which the assailant shot the store worker, or an NFL player performing a banned tackle. Participants, who were recruited online using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing program, were shown the videos both at regular speed and in slow motion.

Surveon Launches Storage-Server NVR5400 Series For Mission-Critical Surveillance

Surveon Technology, the end-to-end IP surveillance solution provider, introduced the newest storage-server NVR5400 Series at IFSEC, offering an alternative to the current enterprise network video recorder product line. Featuring 12- or 16-bay hot-swappable hard drives and hardware RAID data protection, NVR5400 Series supports 5MP video recording of up to 64-channels and SAS storage with up to 316 hard drives for 1-year plus video retention, making it ideal for mission-critical projects like city surveillance, industrial, and government projects.

TRENDnet’s New Line of 10 Gigabit Switches Now Available Worldwide

TRENDnet®, a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced that it is shipping its new line of 10G switches. TRENDnet introduces two new cost-effective switch solutions with full-duplex network connections featuring groundbreaking 10G networking speeds. Fiber support on each 10G switch enables reliable, long distance networking applications. Smart fans reduce energy consumption and auto adjust for efficiency.

Huawei To Launch ‘Matrix Intelligence’ Video Surveillance Solutions At IFSEC Debut

With video storage, playback and single-point intelligence at its its core, the ‘Matrix Intelligence’ range offers intelligent analysis for big data and computing resource scheduling. Dispersed resources for intelligent analysis helps quickly locate important clues at the crucial moment, which is why Huawei is pitching the range at safe city projects.

Release Of Chicago Police Videos Marks Watershed Moment

The Emanuel administration’s release of massive amounts of evidence in nearly 90 pending investigations of police shootings and other incidents marked a watershed moment for a city that fought for decades to keep videos in excessive force cases hidden from the public. The document dump on Friday came more than six months after video of a Chicago police officer shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times changed the landscape for the embattled Police Department.

ASUSTOR Unveils New Flagship NAS Models, ADM 3.0 And CMS Lite

ASUSTOR NAS users can turn their NAS into a professional NVR free of charge. At Computex, ASUSTOR’s new Surveillance Center 2.5 will be paired with the AS7010T and a dual monitor display featuring 64 different surveillance feeds and electronic maps to exhibit an ideal professional surveillance solution. ASUSTOR will also be exhibiting a future function in the ASUSTOR Central Management System (CMS) Lite version. CMS Lite can take multiple ASUSTOR NVR systems and centralize them on a primary server. A maximum of 32 ASUSTOR NVR systems can be added and a maximum of 128 camera feeds can be viewed. Administrators can also configure user permissions according to each camera, satisfying the needs of medium to large sized surveillance infrastructures.

Specialized Bikes Select MOBOTIX to Protect UK Head Office With CCTV and Access Control Solution

MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at Specialized Bicycle Components in the UK to secure access to its headquarters, workshop and showroom protecting high value engineering tools and concept models.

New Audio Analog-to-Digital Converters Allowing for Even Smaller Devices

This integration is particularly beneficial for end equipment like personal computers; sound bars; audio docks; Bluetooth ® speakers; video-security systems; and automotive infotainment equipment including after-market head units, amplifiers, and active noise-cancellation systems.