9 Core Elements that Ensure Businesses Have the Best System for their Needs

By Rishi Lodhia Managing Director for EMEA and India, Eagle Eye Networks  Today’s video management system (VMS) is not your simple solution of the past. Gone are the days when the VMS was used solely for surveillance and security. A modern cloud-based system goes far beyond that, providing analytics and business intelligence to make your organization smarter and more efficient, and your business a safer place. Whether you’re trying to create a more customer-centric restaurant, efficient retail operation, safe gym environment, or healthy campus, a true cloud VMS can be…

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Five Security Lessons Learned From Our Customers Navigating Covid-19

Samir Nayak Sr. Sales Director & Country Manager, Everbridge Leading organizations are accelerating their digital transformation to cope with the multitude of disruptions that the pandemic and other critical events are creating. The COVID-19 pandemic is also shining a light on organizations that are succeeding in this environment, having strong business models in conjunction with strengths in adaptability and resilience. As security executives are navigating their organization’s road to recovery and considering a post-pandemic future, there are many lessons to be learned from how the world’s leading organizations are acclimatizing…

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Reinforce Social Distancing Measures with Occupancy Counting Technology

Challenge The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life, at both a professional and personal level. As new information emerges about businesses reopening and restrictions lifting to give way to a new definition of normalcy, there remains public and health safety guidelines to curb the spread. This challenge could not be more top of mind for organizations, both public and private, in how they open up their operations while keeping their employees and customers safe. It has been established that social distancing plays a pivotal role in limiting the…

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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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Smart Cities: Cloud Video for Connected Secure Cities

The primary objective for smart city initiatives is to intelligently use data and technology to make everyday life easier and better for the people who live in, work in and visit the city – while making innovative and efficient use of resources. Public safety plays an important role. This is why most smart city initiatives include video surveillance for key public areas, to achieve quicker alerting and better data to inform first responders regarding accidents, crimes and public safety situations. However, if smart city initiatives take traditional approaches for physical…

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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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