Safer Cities Through Smarter Infrastructure

Overview Safe City and Smart City initiatives are emerging in cities around the world as a more reliable, efficient and cost-effective way to ensure safer, more secure, and more sustainable urban environments. Safe and Smart Cities rely on information collated from an array of city sensors and databases combined with video data and analytics including facial recognition, behavioral analysis, license plate recognition, and other intelligence. Effectively collecting, analyzing, storing and acting on all this information in real-time relies on the latest advances in Internet of Things (IoT) and hyper converged…

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Hikvision : Shoot ’em up – with Surveillance

Everyone has a favourite heist film – whether it’s a traditional ‘shoot ‘em up’ like ‘Bonnie and Clyde.’ or something a bit more hi-tech, like ‘Oceans 11’ – they compel viewing. However, more often than not, the audience sympathies are with the thieves. Of course in reality, bank robberies cause a lot of damage, stress and injury, let alone the financial losses. Hikvision has all kinds of state-of-the-art technology to provide a full security solution for the banking industry – from the lobby to the vault deep within the bank’s…

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New Revolution of IR Technology

Naturally, light is fundamental in determining video surveillance image quality. Featuring a unique optical design, robust light level calculation, and proprietary image processing, the new IR technology enhances image quality and light performance in security applications and provides clear and uniform night-time images even under severe lighting conditions. There are two fundamental techniques included in this new IR revolution – Vari-angle IR (VAIR) and Adaptive IR (ADIR). What’s new? Vari-angle IR (VAIR): Designed for vari-focal IP cameras When natural or artificial light is not available, IR illuminators are often used…

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Major Considerations in Planning a Security System

As technology has been evolving very fast from year to year, it becomes a challenging task to determine parameters to build a secure, robust and almost fool proof system that will fulfill all basic security requirements. In practice, these parameters vary for each new system, and therefore the same cannot be applied across the board for all systems. Let’s assume a CCTV system as an example – for a robust CCTV system that can meet the security requirements of any new and/ or a green field project comprehensively; the following…

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