‘POWERS’ The Lighting Standard For Video Surveillance

The security industry has long suffered from a lack of accepted standards for the measurement of illumination distances. Published illuminator distances have been left to the subjective interpretation of individual manufacturers – resulting in varying claims. This has always made it virtually impossible for consultants, installers and end-users to specify surveillance lighting with confidence to reliably compare products and achieve a consistent level of performance. After facing this challenge for last 25 years, Raytec have tackled this problem head on by publishing the industry’s first open and transparent standard for…

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State of Security Training in India

The Private Security Sector (PSS), which employs the second largest manpower in India after the agriculture sector, is a moderately motivated sector of the country. The sector engages approximately seven million people today and is growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent. But unfortunately, majority of job-seekers and already employed members of the sector are found unwilling to adopt security profession and resort to it as their last option. The employment normally comprises youth who lack in education and training, and hail from the weaker sections of the…

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Paradigm Shift in the Security Threat Landscape

With the evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) the security challenges for industrial security are increasing exponentially. The 25 billion globally connected devices in 2015 are expected to double by 2020. On an average, each individual is expected to be connected to six things online in terms of sensors, smart objects and device clustered systems. Under this scenario, and given the fact that the weakest link will continue to define the robustness of any organizations security architecture, security vulnerabilities are poised to increase manifold, in terms of the scale, intensity…

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Designing Intelligent Retail Store

In-Store Video Analytics & Video Management Software Video surveillance has become an integral part of every retail store and its daily activities. Though it was mainly incorporated to maintain the security inside the store, the advent of video analytics and video management software helped businesses to leverage insights to improve business processes. These insights allow a store to stand out from rest of the competition and to provide top notch services to their customers on a consistent basis. Apart from the competition, retail stores also face problems such as pilferage…

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