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The marriage of mobility and video surveillance

Posted on November 25, 2015

Computing devices and their users are not the exclusive beneficiaries of mobility trends. Just as smartphones can perform seamlessly while on the move, so too should other forms of technology. This includes one of the most important technological innovations to date: video surveillance. Public safety, transportation, law enforcement and field workers are only some of the constituents that stand to gain from a video surveillance solution with mobile capabilities.  Read More


Securing Cincinnati with video surveillance

Posted on November 23, 2015
Category: Public Safety

One of the most applicable use cases for video surveillance is in law enforcement. The ability to keep an eye on well-known crime hot spots and frequently visited public spaces can act as a deterrent for criminals.  Read More


The benefits of wireless video surveillance’s flexibility

Posted on November 16, 2015

Video surveillance has proven its worth time and again as a security tool and as a means of keeping public spaces and services operating efficiently. Strategic placement of video cameras provides personnel such as law enforcement, facility security guards and public transit employees with the ability to oversee day-to-day operations in frenetic environments – such as airports – and especially in areas that are well-known trouble spots.  Read More


Video surveillance fights crime on the front lines

Posted on November 11, 2015
Category: Public Safety

A picture may be worth a thousand words. But, if that's the case, then a video feed is worth at least a thousand pictures. The use of video surveillance to gather and subsequently analyze many hours' worth of visual data has greatly enhanced operational efficiency, security and best practices in myriad sectors, not the least of which is law enforcement. The first responders to a crisis typically include firefighters, EMTs and police officers; however, in many cases, surveillance technology is at the scene of the crime before any of these emergency responders arrive.  Read More


Benefits of enhancing airport video surveillance

Posted on November 06, 2015
Category: Public Safety

Video surveillance has played an increasingly significant role in keeping day-to-day mass transit operations running smoothly. For example, in October, San Francisco officially implemented the Transit-Only Lane Enforcement program, which uses video surveillance to remotely ticket double parkers. The purpose of TOLE is to help alleviate congestion along public transit routes, especially for morning commuters. The initial pilot program exhibited stellar results: Transportation times were reduced by approximately 20 percent for hundreds of thousands of commuters.  Read More


What Malls Need In a Video Security Solution

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

As they evolve to compete with e-commerce and smaller standalone stores, malls can greatly benefit from video systems, which helps explain why these buildings (along with similar retail outlets) were among the first commercial properties to install cameras on their premises.  Read More


Top Benefits of Communicating to the Public Through Digital Signage

Posted on August 14, 2016 0 comments

If you have been to a quick service restaurant, shopping mall or sports stadium in the last few years, or have driven on a major highway system or taken mass transit in a city such as Chicago, you have probably encountered digital signage. A digital sign is simply an electronic display that can provide real-time information about the setting. For example, it might have details about today's menu items, a rotating set of maps and venue-related announcements or updates about current traffic conditions. The proven effectiveness of digital signs has helped spur demand for related video solutions.  Read More


Why video and sports arenas are a match made in heaven

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

The Union of European Football Associations recently concluded its quadrennial championship, the European Championship or better known as Euro 2016, which is the world's second most high-profile soccer tournament after the FIFA World Cup. Portugal was victorious over host nation France, winning 1-0 in extra time. The tournament was notable for its perceived low quality of play, with many matches decided on very late goals or via penalty shootouts after long stretches of exhausting defensive play. Meanwhile, advanced video solutions played a central role in ensuring safety as well as accurate officiating throughout the competition.  Read More


Video surveillance in movie theaters

Posted on June 28, 2016 0 comments
Category: Public Safety

Theater security has become a prominent topic in recent years. Cinemas are not like airports or government offices - people usually are not screened as they come in. This setup maintains the casual atmosphere that theaters are known for, but it can sometimes lead to serious incidents that endanger moviegoers.  Read More


Defining common video surveillance and security acronyms

Posted on June 27, 2016 0 comments

Like any other technology sector, video surveillance has its fair share of acronyms, abbreviations and technical terms. This is to be expected: There are many moving parts that operate within video surveillance systems and ensure that they are properly functional and secure. These words help reduce such complexity into a more discussable form.  Read More


Video surveillance systems in the IoT Part 2: Connecting disparate video surveillance systems

Posted on June 26, 2016 0 comments
Category: Internet of Things

Flash forward to 2016, though, and integration of surveillance systems is becoming more common as business and community leaders think about how to promote public safety and take advantage of the emerging Internet of Things. Digital cameras and IP video are taking center stage, thanks to their advantages over analog when it comes to image quality, storage and distribution.  Read More


Benefits of video surveillance for highways

Posted on June 07, 2016 0 comments

Due to everything from long waits in airport security lines to the low price of gasoline, more travelers in nations such as the U.S. are hitting the road than ever before. For example, the American Automobile Association projected that the number of people traveling by car jumped 2 percent year-over-year for the 2016 Memorial Day holiday weekend, to a staggering 38 million.  Read More

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