AI & ML: Steps Ahead of Video Analytics – Revolutionizing the Security & Surveillance Business

Surveillance and security in traditional sense is now moving forward – in leaps and bounds. Gone are the days when people were using analog cameras. Analogs are rapidly being replaced by digital cameras which enable video analytics to perform on an incoming digital stream. Also, between 2005 and 2010, there was a massive push to standardize the interface between the camera, and the software that talks to it over an ethernet cable. ONVIF – the Open Network Video Interface Forum – meant to provide and promote standardized interfaces for effective…

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Access Control Systems: Its Time to Move with the Times!

An access control system (ACS) is an ultra-critical component in the chain of electronic security – however in India, even many large organizations do not give access control the credit that is due. This article enumerates ten must-have features that any modern access control system should possess. While designing security systems, we are especially attracted to projects which consist of access control systems (ACS) – because only the discerning customer considers access control as a ‘security requirement’ rather than a ‘time & attendance’ requirement. In many premises, the convenience of…

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The Frictionless Future of Face Recognition

A Day in the Busy Life of A Traveler in 2020 At 5:30 a morning, her smartphone alarm drags Elise from a deep sleep, and into another busy day. The device unlocks when she looks at it with eyes barely open. At a shake of her head, the phone goes to ‘snooze.’ Two snooze cycles later, Elise stumbles to the kitchen where the coffee maker lights up with recognition to brew her favorite coffee. The radio, following suit, tunes to her favorite news program. Grabbing her briefcase, Elise heads out…

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Is the Public Cloud Secure?

While deciding amongst a public, private or hybrid cloud offerings, any organization considers the involved security risks as one of the most important parameters. The prefix ‘Public’ alone can make some people think that public cloud is not as secure as a hybrid, or a private offering. But is that really true – or is the public cloud secure enough for your organization’s data? Let’s try to analyze this question and arrive at an answer post validation of some facts. However, before we do the analysis let’s give a brief…

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