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How video surveillance helps improve foot traffic

Posted on May 24, 2016 0 comments
Category: Transportation

Video surveillance solutions are most often used to ensure public safety and more quickly spot threats in a given environment. But this is far from the only application of this technology. Increasingly, video surveillance solutions are being deployed to improve foot traffic in given settings as well.  Read More

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Top considerations for marathon security

Posted on May 16, 2016 0 comments
Category: Public Safety

Spring marks the true beginning of marathon season in the Northern Hemisphere, with dozens of marathons set to take place throughout the year between April and October. There will be approximately 1,137 marathons in North America alone in 2016, and this is not counting all the half-marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks and other major organized races set to occur this year.  Read More

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Video surveillance's role in subway fire calamities

Posted on May 09, 2016 0 comments
Category: Transportation

Certain bad situations, while uncommon, may still crop up from time to time within subway systems. For example, while they are quite rare, fires occasionally occur within rapid transit networks. This happened in Seoul, South Korea's metro system in 2013, and it was a situation the Washington, D.C., Metro dealt with in 2015 as well. However, with a high-quality video surveillance system underpinned by a robust network in place, subway authorities can more quickly spot fires and get people out of harm's way.  Read More

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Top 10 trends in video surveillance in 2016 (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on May 03, 2016 0 comments

The video surveillance market is growing rapidly, with more organizations in a wide variety of industries looking to such solutions to better oversee assets and protect people. A late 2015 report from TechNavio predicted that the video surveillance market globally would likely grow at a compound annual rate of more than 22 percent between 2016 and 2020.  Read More

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Top 10 trends in video surveillance in 2016 (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on May 03, 2016 0 comments

IFSEC Global recently surveyed hundreds of video surveillance experts located around the world to get their take on the features they currently need most, why they use video surveillance solutions and what they are seeking from their oversight tools going forward. Part one of this two-part series highlighted a number of the trends noted in the report, including lighting-related concerns, fears of terrorism, data breach worries and remote access demands.  Read More

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Best practices for house of worship video surveillance networks

Posted on April 25, 2016 0 comments
Category: Public Safety

Unfortunately, houses of worship such as churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and cathedrals are not immune to various crimes. For example, FBI statistics show that there were dozens of hate crimes committed at different houses of worship throughout the United States between 2009 and 2013, Fusion reported.  Read More

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The pros and cons of 4K for video surveillance

Posted on April 21, 2016 0 comments

As the highest resolution currently on the market at scale, 4K may very well represent the future of video surveillance technology. In fact, in January 2016, SecurityInfoWatch declared it one of the biggest trends in camera technology for the year, with interest in and uptake of 4K cameras set to rise over the coming months.  Read More

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Video surveillance helps keep Melbourne neighborhood safe

Posted on April 04, 2016 0 comments
Category: Public Safety

Melbourne is one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in Australia, and it is not immune to the crime that can be prevalent in any large city. In one area, Footscray, government agencies elected to use a state-of-the-art video surveillance system to more effectively safeguard buildings, businesses, public transit and of course area residents. Thus far, the system has proven to be a resounding success for Footscray.  Read More

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Report: Video surveillance now a given in public transport

Posted on March 28, 2016 0 comments
Category: Transportation

Once just a niche technology that was not widely deployed, video surveillance systems are now ubiquitous in public transportation across the world, according to one relatively new study. In 2015, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) spearheaded an effort to learn more about how video surveillance was being used on buses, trains and subway cars around the world. They polled people from 74 organizations located in 30 different countries, talking to public transport authorities, operators, station owners and infrastructure managers.  Read More

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Why old buildings sometimes circumvent physical cabling

Posted on March 14, 2016 0 comments

In most buildings, laying down cables is the best option for establishing and improving connectivity. It's usually more robust than wireless options, is harder to take offline and is generally more secure and reliable. So, with all these benefits in mind, why do some companies decide that physical cabling is not for them?  Read More