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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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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CISO Benchmark Study: Anticipating the Unknowns

See no evil, block no evil Imagine if one could see deep into the future, and way back into the past – both at the same time. Imagine having visibility of everything that had ever happened and everything that was ever going to happen, everywhere, all at once. And then imagine processing power strong enough to make sense of all this data in every language and in every dimension. Unless you’ve achieved that digital data nirvana (and you haven’t told the rest of us), you’re going to have some unknowns…

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Best Practices for Video Storage Infrastructure

Successfully recording video from hundreds of security cameras 24 hours a day, seven days a week without losing a single frame is a very complex challenge. If that wasn’t tough enough, your system also has to allow for future growth and show that it’s reducing your claims and/ or shortening response times. Video surveillance is becoming more and more important as perceived and actual physical security threats increase worldwide. Hardware and solutions proliferate even as budgets have flattened or turned downward. Whether you’ve been a security professional for decades or…

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Development of Cyber-Sustainable Video Surveillance Systems

Cybersecurity is a trending topic in the video surveillance market. As a result of international regulations, companies are assessing the potential security risks of video surveillance systems, deploying crisis management policies and developing mitigation plans for events related to a data breach. Customers desire trustworthy products and vendors are rushing to fill this gap to satisfy the market demand. Multiple vendors are offering a great number of solutions, however the choice and diversification perplexes customers, who often have difficulty identifying the best solution for their needs. In this paper, Videotec…

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Security Technologies Top Trends for 2019

IHS Markit identified ubiquitous video as one of its top transformative technologies earlier in 2018. In public safety installations, we are observing this concept converge video surveillance and critical communications technologies as personnel embrace the benefits of ubiquitous video. Examples include the latest deep learning video analytics powering insights in safe city installations, a first responder live streaming body worn video to control rooms using the latest mobile broadband networks, or the closer integration and analysis of video data from multiple sources within software applications. In the wider video surveillance…

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