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Best practices for house of worship video surveillance networks

Posted on April 25, 2016
Category: Public Safety

Unfortunately, houses of worship such as churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and cathedrals are not immune to various crimes. For example, FBI statistics show that there were dozens of hate crimes committed at different houses of worship throughout the United States between 2009 and 2013, Fusion reported.  Read More

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The pros and cons of 4K for video surveillance

Posted on April 21, 2016

As the highest resolution currently on the market at scale, 4K may very well represent the future of video surveillance technology. In fact, in January 2016, SecurityInfoWatch declared it one of the biggest trends in camera technology for the year, with interest in and uptake of 4K cameras set to rise over the coming months.  Read More

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Video surveillance helps keep Melbourne neighborhood safe

Posted on April 04, 2016
Category: Public Safety

Melbourne is one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in Australia, and it is not immune to the crime that can be prevalent in any large city. In one area, Footscray, government agencies elected to use a state-of-the-art video surveillance system to more effectively safeguard buildings, businesses, public transit and of course area residents. Thus far, the system has proven to be a resounding success for Footscray.  Read More


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Top 4 reasons construction crews shouldn’t rely on just walkie-talkies

Posted on March 07, 2016 0 comments

At seemingly every construction site the world over, there are a few constants: hard hats, concrete, cranes and steel beams, to name just a few. But, there is one thing that is also at all construction locations that can be easy to miss, although it's critical for work safety: the walkie-talkie.  Read More

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How College Campuses Benefit from Video Surveillance

Posted on March 02, 2016 0 comments
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

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Seasonal Considerations for Wireless Mesh Networks

Posted on February 24, 2016 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments
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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How wireless mesh networks serve public transit users

Posted on January 29, 2016 0 comments
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 0 comments
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 0 comments
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 0 comments
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