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Archive: March 2016

Report: Video surveillance now a given in public transport

Posted on March 28, 2016
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


Why old buildings sometimes circumvent physical cabling

Posted on March 14, 2016

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


How College Campuses Benefit from Video Surveillance

Posted on March 02, 2016
Category: Education

Colleges and universities are often sprawling, dynamic environments that bring people together from all over the world and regularly host unique festivals and events. Some of these institutions might occupy most of a town, while others might take up a modest-sized city block. Either way, there are a number of threats that law enforcement and campus security need to constantly be on the lookout for.  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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