Reducing Downtime for the Surveillance System

It seems that everywhere you look, there is a surveillance camera looking back at you. Video surveillance has become an absolute necessity for every type of organization – whether it be retail, hospitality, gaming, education, infrastructure or government – or any other type of business. When a crime is committed or a tragedy occurs, there is now an expectation that it will have been recorded on video, and this usually proves to be true. As a society, we have come to depend on this video to provide us with the…

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The Influence of Lens Selection

Image resolution versus field of view One important, but often neglected consideration in video surveillance systems design is the trade-off between image resolution and field of view. With any given combination of camera and lens the native resolution from the camera is spread over the entire field of view of the lens, determining pixel density and image resolution. The wider the resolution is spread, the lower the pixel density, the lower the image resolution or image detail. The images below, taken with the same camera from the same distance away,…

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E-attendance BI’s Knock on the Door

In 1865 Richard Miller Devens, while talking about the then banker Sir Henry Furnese, in the book ‘Cyclopaedia of commercial and business Anecdotes,’ coined the term ‘Business Intelligence.’ The book states that Sir Furnese would maintain a complete and perfect train of business intelligence, throughout Holland, Flanders, France, and Germany. This resulted in him gaining various profits owing to his early receipt of information. In 1989 Howard Dresner proposed Business Intelligence as an umbrella term, to describe concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact based support…

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