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How wireless mesh networks serve public transit users

Posted on January 29, 2016
Category: Transportation

One of the most important topics of discussion when it comes to public transportation is the safety of passengers, transit operators and the maintenance staff responsible for upkeep of critical infrastructure. In a more perfect world, every single train car and bus would have security officers and EMT onboard at all times, but this is infeasible.  Read More

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3 times reliable video surveillance improved crime fighting efforts

Posted on January 29, 2016
Category: Public Safety

Law enforcement is one of the most viable use cases for video surveillance. For one thing, surveillance solutions can serve as crime deterrents. Bad actors are more likely to be on their best behavior when they know someone is watching. Equally as important, the extraordinary amount of information that can be derived from a visual record of events can, and has, helped investigators solve crimes. Here are three examples of times when video surveillance helped law enforcement officials improve crime fighting efforts.  Read More

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Historical sites: Unlikely beneficiaries of wireless mesh technology

Posted on January 25, 2016
Category: Education

The preservation of historical sites is an important cultural endeavor for several reasons. It gives us an interactive way to peek through the curtain of time to get a better sense of where we've been. From an educational standpoint, old buildings, monuments and ancient estates serve as destinations that engage and inspire children to learn more about the world in which they live.  Read More

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Protecting shipping ports with wireless video surveillance

Posted on January 21, 2016
Category: Public Safety

Transient destinations such as airports, train stations and large tourist attractions have a way of introducing unique public safety hazards. So many people and vehicles coming and going creates a level of calamity that makes it easy for personal items to be lost or stolen. Small children wander off in the chaos. Someone might fall down amid the rush of human traffic. A lot can happen in these hectic environments.  Read More

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Improving safety for military aircrafts with wireless surveillance

Posted on January 12, 2016
Category: Public Safety

Video surveillance has always been useful as a security monitoring tool, as a way to ensure public safety and even as a crime deterrent in some cases. However, as wireless technology, mesh topology and other network innovations continue to be enhanced, video surveillance solutions are finding new value propositions in a variety of industries.  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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