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Video Surveillance & Physical Security Industry Viewpoints

Our blog covers a wide variety of security topics as well as industry-focused use cases for safety and security as well as operational efficiencies.  Our experts deliver insightful advice and provide guidance on maximizing the value of your video surveillance system.

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May 5, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Protecting Property from Trespassers Without the proper technology and protocols in place, trespassing can happen quite easily — whether it is intentional or not. Trespassing happens for any number of reasons. Bad actors looking to gain access to secured information or intending to do physical harm can enter seemingly “off limits” areas and suddenly businesses…

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April 18, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video Analytics for Urban Environmental Health & Wellbeing We all want to live in thriving communities and – by today’s metropolitan standards – this often means accessible, safe, and – increasingly – sustainable spaces. Green spaces, or designated natural oases in otherwise developed urban areas, have, therefore, become a major driver of city sustainability. Adding…

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March 31, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Proactively and productively protecting what matters most When it comes to homeland security, video analytics is an invaluable tool to aid in gaining situational awareness and advancing post-event investigations. And as bad actors become increasingly sophisticated in their schemes, security and military professionals should look to video surveillance software to supplement their traditional and on-the-ground…

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March 23, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

What it is object detection and recognition When it comes to video surveillance analytics, object detection and identification is a crucial component. This capability empowers operators to locate a specific object, such as a person, vehicle, or backpack, and then track it from frame to frame. The result? The ability to quickly identify the object…

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February 22, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Giving Tenants the Tools to Succeed Destinations with multiple tenants, like shopping centers, airports, resorts, and casinos aim to drive revenues, increase visitor engagement, and improve customer loyalty by delivering the right experiences and attractions. To achieve those goals, they need a deeper understanding of who their visitors are, how they navigate the entire property…

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February 11, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Driving public health and safety at hospitals  When thinking of ways to improve health and safety at a hospital or healthcare facility, video surveillance might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, video analytics software is a crucial tool in safeguarding patients and staff. Whether it be an external threat or optimizing…

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January 31, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

The evolving nature of video surveillance continues to change the game when it comes to investigations. Decades ago, the introduction of traditional video surveillance had a positive impact on the way law enforcement conducted investigations by giving officers evidence captured in real-time versus unreliable eyewitness accounts. And now video analytics can take that evidence to…

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January 13, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video intelligence can unlock a wealth of merchandising and marketing information for retailers, especially when compared across multiple sites. Like most multi-site businesses, retail locations need the ability to record video locally on-site, but also seek to gain valuable insights through advanced video analytics across sites. When video analytics software is applied appropriately, retailers can…

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January 4, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Enhancing visitor satisfaction, increasing revenue, improving efficiencies, and reducing costs are key to driving success when it comes to hotel chains. One way to achieve those goals? Leveraging video surveillance coupled with deep learning and artificial intelligence to deliver business insights and trends. Doing so can help business development managers ensure safety, prevent crowding, understand…

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December 23, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Staff managers where many hats; they are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of their employees, optimizing productivity, investigating workplace claims, and mitigating risks and costs such as worker compensation claims. To aid in achieving these goals, managers need to leverage video surveillance to understand employee engagement and staffing requirements, optimize the workspace to…

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December 14, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

These days, just about everything in your house is connected to the internet with the purpose of improving your daily life in one way or another. Your TV “talks” to your phone and your phone “talks” to your thermostat, and so on and so on. When you applying that same concept to cities and towns,…

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December 3, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Terrorist threats are an unfortunate reality in our world. And while we have collectively learned to adapt our security approach, advancements in technology have greatly improved security professionals’ ability to thwart threats. Take video analytics, they are an essential tool in helping security professionals not only respond to, but be proactive and prepare for future…

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November 22, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Businesses and organizations with multiple sites face various security challenges. From theft and data breaches, to missing persons and medical incidents, retailers, restaurants, hotels and workplaces are among those with unique security needs. However, all could benefit greatly from having their video analytics and intelligence centrally managed at a central hub. By centralizing security management…

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November 11, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Marketing and advertising professionals are responsible for driving sales revenue and enhancing visitor satisfaction. To improve the customer experience and drive more sales, retailers often strive to have more visibility into customer behaviors. In order to do that, they need accurate customer demographic insights and data-driven strategies to optimize the visitor experience. Video analytics platforms…

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November 1, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Long travel queues and wait times can be frustrating for even the most seasoned travelers. Whether embarking on a trip of a lifetime, or a routine business trip, travelers are increasingly expecting a streamlined experience. But what can Airport Property Managers do to make their experience an optimal one? Video analytics and intelligence is the…

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October 21, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

When it comes to video analytics, hotel chains have unique needs. Whether it be two locations or 200, hotels with multiple sites require the ability to record video locally on-site but could also benefit from valuable insights provided by advanced video analytics aggregated across all of their sites. Although many organizations think of video surveillance…

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October 11, 2021 | Stephanie Weagle

It could be argued that data centers are the most important building or area of a business’ facility. They hold all of a company’s proprietary information, intellectual property, customer data, financial records, and more. Therefore, great care and focus should be placed upon data centers. Protecting data centers while ensuring they are performing at their…

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September 30, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Improve Traffic Flows, Transit, and Public Safety Urban planners are in the business of designing and building public spaces, public infrastructure that make cities more livable, safe, and attractive for residents, tourists, and businesses. To Drive tourism, residential and economic growth, urban planners aim to create cities with safe streets and walkways, great transportation systems,…

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September 22, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Visualize Business Intelligence from Multiple Sites To optimize efficiencies in operations, security, and planning, transportation organizations need actionable, quantifiable data about security incidents, demographics, and pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Whether they are port authorities for rail, air, and marine travel, the data serves a variety of purposes, from planning infrastructure or construction projects, to preparing…

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September 13, 2021 | Graham Chamberlain

Video Analytics: Upfront Costs & Long-Term Benefits Video analytics enables organizations to realize the value of their video surveillance investments by deriving intelligence from video content that those systems produce. Driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, video analytics technology identifies, classifies and indexes objects in surveillance video, so the extracted and categorized data can be…

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