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Archive: May 2016

How video surveillance helps improve foot traffic

Posted on May 24, 2016
Category: Transportation

Video surveillance solutions are most often used to ensure public safety and more quickly spot threats in a given environment. But this is far from the only application of this technology. Increasingly, video surveillance solutions are being deployed to improve foot traffic in given settings as well.  Read More


Top considerations for marathon security

Posted on May 16, 2016
Category: Public Safety

Spring marks the true beginning of marathon season in the Northern Hemisphere, with dozens of marathons set to take place throughout the year between April and October. There will be approximately 1,137 marathons in North America alone in 2016, and this is not counting all the half-marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks and other major organized races set to occur this year.  Read More


Video surveillance's role in subway fire calamities

Posted on May 09, 2016
Category: Transportation

Certain bad situations, while uncommon, may still crop up from time to time within subway systems. For example, while they are quite rare, fires occasionally occur within rapid transit networks. This happened in Seoul, South Korea's metro system in 2013, and it was a situation the Washington, D.C., Metro dealt with in 2015 as well. However, with a high-quality video surveillance system underpinned by a robust network in place, subway authorities can more quickly spot fires and get people out of harm's way.  Read More


The video surveillance market is growing rapidly, with more organizations in a wide variety of industries looking to such solutions to better oversee assets and protect people. A late 2015 report from TechNavio predicted that the video surveillance market globally would likely grow at a compound annual rate of more than 22 percent between 2016 and 2020.  Read More


IFSEC Global recently surveyed hundreds of video surveillance experts located around the world to get their take on the features they currently need most, why they use video surveillance solutions and what they are seeking from their oversight tools going forward. Part one of this two-part series highlighted a number of the trends noted in the report, including lighting-related concerns, fears of terrorism, data breach worries and remote access demands.  Read More