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How Outdoor Festivals Benefit from Video Oversight

Posted on August 18, 2016
Category: Public Safety

Video systems play a central role at many of today's largest outdoor events. With tens of thousands of people often gathered in small areas, safety is priority, as is crowd management. Some festivals include metal detectors, bag searches and/or pat downs at their entrances to screen for contraband, but lack additional security measures throughout the festival grounds. As a result, human security personnel may struggle to keep up with the huge crowds, leading to possible safety incidents as well as overly crowded lines to vendor stands and restrooms. Enter video monitoring solutions.  Read More

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What Malls Need In a Video Security Solution

Posted on August 16, 2016
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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Why video and sports arenas are a match made in heaven

Posted on July 25, 2016
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
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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Hackers represent some of the most prominent threats to security in private and public sectors alike. In 2015, there were billions of attempted cyberattacks, some more threatening and more successful than others. The result, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, was the exposure of more than 177 million records.  Read More

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The role of video surveillance in retail and commerce

Posted on December 24, 2015
Category: Public Safety

Any industry or vertical that has assets worth keeping a close eye on can benefit from a reliable video surveillance solution. This includes government agencies with top secret data, transportation hubs that serve millions of people every year, health care facilities in which the patient's well-being is the top priority, and any institution in the commercial sector that faces the constant threat of burglary and theft.  Read More

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How video surveillance can benefit health care

Posted on December 23, 2015
Category: Public Safety

The efficacy of video surveillance is often framed in the context of law enforcement and transportation. Security staff and investigators regularly turn to video surveillance to ensure public safety, and look for potential leads to information, respectively. Similarly, airports and hubs for public transit rely on the benefits of video surveillance to keep the trains on track, so to speak.  Read More

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Securing Cincinnati with video surveillance

Posted on November 23, 2015
Category: Public Safety

One of the most applicable use cases for video surveillance is in law enforcement. The ability to keep an eye on well-known crime hot spots and frequently visited public spaces can act as a deterrent for criminals.  Read More

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Video surveillance fights crime on the front lines

Posted on November 11, 2015
Category: Public Safety

A picture may be worth a thousand words. But, if that's the case, then a video feed is worth at least a thousand pictures. The use of video surveillance to gather and subsequently analyze many hours' worth of visual data has greatly enhanced operational efficiency, security and best practices in myriad sectors, not the least of which is law enforcement. The first responders to a crisis typically include firefighters, EMTs and police officers; however, in many cases, surveillance technology is at the scene of the crime before any of these emergency responders arrive.  Read More

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Benefits of enhancing airport video surveillance

Posted on November 06, 2015
Category: Public Safety

Video surveillance has played an increasingly significant role in keeping day-to-day mass transit operations running smoothly. For example, in October, San Francisco officially implemented the Transit-Only Lane Enforcement program, which uses video surveillance to remotely ticket double parkers. The purpose of TOLE is to help alleviate congestion along public transit routes, especially for morning commuters. The initial pilot program exhibited stellar results: Transportation times were reduced by approximately 20 percent for hundreds of thousands of commuters.  Read More

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How can mesh topology support mobile data in law enforcement?

Posted on October 20, 2015
Category: Public Safety

Law enforcement officials and first responders utilize a lot of data to strengthen public safety. In fact, the market for wireless broadband in public safety is on the rise. According to a report recently published by MarketsandMarkets, the wireless broadband in public safety market - which includes data transmitted via fixed, mobile and satellite wireless broadband - is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.8 percent from 2015 to 2020. By the end of the forecast period, the market is expected to be worth $15.5 billion.  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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