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Seasonal Considerations for Wireless Mesh Networks

Posted on February 24, 2016

All over the globe, the wide variety of seasonal shifts precipitate unique challenges for security monitoring and video surveillance. Changes in weather patterns, increased tourist activity and crime rates, as well as the occurrence of seasonal events and festivals, can all affect the ability of public officials such as law enforcement to perform certain tasks.  Read More

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3 ways wireless mesh enhances video surveillance

Posted on February 18, 2016

The security monitoring capabilities of video surveillance are uncontested. Nearly every industry has something to gain from the sheer amount of visual information that a video camera is capable of capturing. Law enforcement can use these feeds to search for clues that might help in an investigation. Merchants and retailers use them to deter theft, catch perpetrators in the act and develop profiles of shoplifters. Oil, gas and construction companies use video surveillance to promote the safety of workers and maintain legal compliance. Transportation services rely on video cameras for a safer in-transit experience.  Read More

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The Internet of cameras: Mesh networks’ role in smart cities

Posted on February 04, 2016

With the rise of the Internet of Things, billions of devices will become "smart" or "connected." As early as 2020, the IDC predicts that there will be up to 28.1 billion installed IoT units. While many of these connected devices will be intended for consumer use, many others will be used for more utilitarian purposes, not the least of which are security cameras.  Read More

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Wireless mesh technology gives rise to the new neighborhood watch

Posted on February 01, 2016
Category: Public Safety

Video surveillance has served authorities as an invaluable security monitoring tool for decades now. Government and defense, transportation, oil and gas and a variety of other industries have relied on surveillance solutions to improve safety, and when necessary, be compliant with legal codes.  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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