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Video surveillance trends that will continue through 2016

Posted on December 31, 2015

Video surveillance is one of the most significant technological innovations in security monitoring to date. Like any technology, it continues to evolve each year, and 2016 will be no exception. New market trends, increased adoption in certain parts of the world, new potential use cases and an increased focus on wireless technology will represent some of the key developments in the video surveillance space in the year ahead.  Read More

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Hackers represent some of the most prominent threats to security in private and public sectors alike. In 2015, there were billions of attempted cyberattacks, some more threatening and more successful than others. The result, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, was the exposure of more than 177 million records.  Read More

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The role of video surveillance in retail and commerce

Posted on December 24, 2015
Category: Public Safety

Any industry or vertical that has assets worth keeping a close eye on can benefit from a reliable video surveillance solution. This includes government agencies with top secret data, transportation hubs that serve millions of people every year, health care facilities in which the patient's well-being is the top priority, and any institution in the commercial sector that faces the constant threat of burglary and theft.  Read More

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How video surveillance can benefit health care

Posted on December 23, 2015
Category: Public Safety

The efficacy of video surveillance is often framed in the context of law enforcement and transportation. Security staff and investigators regularly turn to video surveillance to ensure public safety, and look for potential leads to information, respectively. Similarly, airports and hubs for public transit rely on the benefits of video surveillance to keep the trains on track, so to speak.  Read More

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Video surveillance has proven its worth time and again as a valuable security monitoring tool. Government, transportation, retail and construction are only some of the industries that have benefited from reliable surveillance solutions. Real-time, visual monitoring helps identify potential security threats, provides a detailed account of an event that may require further investigation and helps officials look for lost or missing children, or pinpoint where someone may have fallen down.  Read More


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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