Long-Distance Surveillance Fiber-optic communication in network video

In network video, copper cables (twisted-pair) have traditionally been used to connect the camera with the control center or the recording unit. In long-range surveillance installations, however, fiber-optic cabling can be a more cost-efficient alternative. Even though it is more expensive per meter, the superior transmission characteristics of a fiber-optic cable reduces the need for expensive signal amplifiers along the way, and makes it possible to transmit more data at a time. This white paper explains what fiber-optic communication is and how it can be used in network video. It…

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Enhancing Physical Security Through System Unification

While organizations look to incorporate video surveillance and access control systems that provide greater interoperability as part of their security strategy, the majority of security manufacturers have continued to provide disparate systems, with limited communication between systems. With the recent advancements in software technologies, and the ongoing partnerships between security manufacturers, integration has become a popular substitute for traditional interfacing. However, even integration has its limits. The answer can be found in a single software platform that can manage access control, intercom, intrusion, and video devices, while offering a unified…

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Protecting Identity in the Age of Privacy

With great advances in video and access control technology – including mobile capabilities, cloud efficiencies, analytics and biometrics – security providers are aiming to create the most secure and seamless credentials, all during a time when privacy concerns seem to be dictating public opinion and impacting security. The increase in use of these technologies brings with it a growth in the volume of data. This article looks at the following areas of focus in privacy considerations: Definitions of privacy. Legalities of privacy and compliance (in the U.S.). Education on privacy.…

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AI for the Security Industry: Real-World Applications

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been the buzzword in the video analytics domain. Trade show stands are rife with AI demos promoting ambitious functionality set to change the face of CCTV in security. Impressive as many of these demonstrations are, there is a definite air of scepticism on the part of the end-user. Is the hype around AI warranted, and can science actually deliver? This feels reminiscent of a decade ago when video analytics promised to revolutionise CCTV monitoring. Today, reliable and effective analytics is the mainstream and…

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Radar Technology in Surveillance

This white paper discusses radar technology in security applications, and compares it with other available technologies. It also provides specific information about AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector, its usage and its possibilities What is radar? Radar is a well-established technology for detecting objects. It was developed for military use in the 1940s, but is now widely used in civilian applications, for instance weather forecasts, road traffic monitoring, and collision prevention in aviation and shipping. Using radar technology for detection can reduce the number of false alarms and increase detection efficiency…

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Security in the Cloud: How Stratocast Keeps Your Video Safe

Genetec Stratocast™ is a cloud-based video monitoring system that makes the adoption of network video security solutions easy and allows you to connect to your business wherever you go. Using the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud-computing platform, Stratocast eliminates the need for on-site servers. As a result, installation time is reduced and you can begin monitoring your premises quickly. Using video surveillance equipment such as IP (Internet Protocol) cameras or analog cameras, you can record video on your edge recording video unit or in the Stratocast cloud. If recording on your…

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Networks Thermal Cameras for Elevated Body Temperature Screening

Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, thermal cameras are receiving increasingly more interest. It is a natural idea to utilize a thermal camera to detect elevated body temperatures. Right now, the Internet is full of information on the subject (including brand new companies), but it’s difficult to understand what is real, what is wishful thinking and what is exaggeration. At Eagle Eye Networks we have purchased a number of thermal cameras and have run a series of tests to determine what is practical with today’s technology. This document details some of…

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Decreasing Networking and Storage Costs of IP Video Surveillance System

With the increased prevalence of  IP-based video surveillance systems on the market, and the growing adoption of higher resolution HD and megapixel cameras, organizations and system integrators must take into account how implementing these systems can impact their network resources. Without realistic system design considerations, organizations can risk significant network and storage cost overruns while also compromising the reliability of their network to support applications that are critical to their business operations. By implementing an advanced video management system (VMS), an organization can effectively manage video streams on their network…

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How Thermal Cameras can Help Prevent the Spread of COVID19

Around the world, governments are responding to the unprecedented circumstances related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. In many countries and regions, authorities have placed restrictions on their citizens movements and have increased guidance on the basic hygiene required to reduce the spread of the virus. The primary aim of this activity is to reduce the reproduction number (Ro ) of COVID-19 by limiting contact between groups of people as much as possible. Similarly, many government and healthcare authorities have provided guidance on the key symptoms associated with the disease. One…

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How to Overcome the Storage Challenges of Adopting Surveillance AI

Businesses are using sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and surveillance cameras to manage assets and resources more efficiently than ever before. Facial recognition, remote patient monitoring, and wrong-way driver detection are just a few of the advanced, insight-driven technologies seeing greater adoption today. At the center of it all is data, which is continuously being gathered, analyzed and utilized for real-time decision-making. This data collection places a greater workload on the storage systems behind the sensors. Smart solutions are only as good as the data they store, analyze and…

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