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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 6, 2021 | Grant Jensen

Video surveillance networks alone don’t solve all security challenges Video surveillance (CCTV) systems have been common in public school systems for more than 20 years, playing a crucial role in physical security. Such camera networks are essential for real-time monitoring of buildings, playgrounds, parking lots, and athletic fields, to as well as visitors, staff and…

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April 26, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

With Post COVID Travel Resurgence, Waiting Times are Increasing A recent article in the BBC News describes the queues at Heathrow Airport as “untenable,” with wait times of up to six hours, due to additional checks related to COVID 19 and curbing the virus spread. Of course, queues are detrimental to the traveler experience at…

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April 12, 2021 | Seva Liokumovich

Get More Value from Video Surveillance The cruise line industry is getting back on course after a year of economic setbacks caused by the COVID pandemic. Given the economic fallout across the industry, cruise line operators are highly motivated to optimize their operations, ensure health safety for their employees and staff, and enhance the guests’…

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April 5, 2021 | Zohar Adler

Leverage Video Surveillance to Benefit Many Stakeholders, Not Only Security Grocery store chains typically use video surveillance for security purposes at individual stores; however, by enhancing their traditional video surveillance networks with video analytics software, grocery store chains can centralize their video insights from all their stores to obtain valuable intelligence with far reaching benefits…

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March 22, 2021 | Muhammad Sheikh

Collecting Data to Improve Efficiencies and Quality of Life Smart Cities are those that use a variety of Internet-connected (IoT) technologies and databases to improve the efficiency and efficacy of city services. In general, their goals are to save money by improving efficiency and reducing waste, but also to improve constituent services, public safety, environmental…

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March 11, 2021 | Grant Jensen

Video Surveillance is Not Just for Security Anymore In retail settings, video surveillance tends to be owned by security and loss prevention teams, and video is typically leveraged for real-time monitoring and manual investigative review. However, much has changed in the past few years, thanks to video intelligence software, which complements video surveillance systems and…

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March 1, 2021 | Zohar Adler

Plan for the future When organizations decide to implement any new solution, they should carefully consider how their technology needs will evolve over time. Although it is impossible to anticipate every future scenario (take COVID-19 as an example!), users can generally forecast that their organization may grow, their users will have new needs, their industry…

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February 22, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Gather Current, Accurate Customer Insights To improve the customer experience and drive more sales, retailers often strive to have more visibility into their customer behaviors, traffic, and in-store customer trends. Some deploy a variety of stand-alone technologies — such as footfall traffic counters, point of sale systems, and Bluetooth-based beacons — to gather customer demographic…

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February 11, 2021 | Grant Jensen

Leveraging Video Surveillance to Investigate a Missing Person College campus security professionals handle a broad variety of public safety issues, ranging from theft, assaults, medical emergencies, and missing persons. This blog post explains how campus security officers and administrators can resolve missing persons cases more quickly by using a combination of video surveillance cameras and…

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February 1, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Uncover Information Buried in Footage Video surveillance has been widely used and valued by businesses for over 30 years, primarily as a cost-effective workplace safety and security tool. Companies commonly use CCTV cameras to amplify the efforts of a physical security team, including monitoring areas either on site or remotely in real-time, as well as…

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January 27, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

What is AI? Artificial Intelligence (AI) describes technology that can learn, plan, and solve problems similar to the way a human brain does. The AI era evolved in the context of the Big Data age: With the advent of software systems that generate and consume vast amounts of data, new technology was required to aggregate…

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January 14, 2021 | Grant Jensen

Stopping bank robbers might be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about physical security in the banking industry. But that’s only one thing that concerns banks and other financial institutions; they also have to protect their employees, branches, customers, and servers that contain customers’ personal data. Preventing and investigating incidents is…

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December 29, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Monitor mask-wearing and physical distancing It’s heartbreakingly sad to see images of long queues of people waiting in line at food banks or to receive COVID-19 tests. With the inoculation effort underway, we’ll start seeing queues to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. And, of course, there are always the more ordinary, common queues in grocery stores…

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December 23, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

How to reduce pedestrian risk as urban populations increase Experts at the World Health Organization report that as of 2015, 54% of the world’s population lived in cities, and that 60% of people worldwide will live in urban areas by 2050. Theoretically, that will lead to an increase in vehicles and pedestrians, which could increase…

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December 10, 2020 | Enav Perez

Video Intelligence for Operations, Security, and Business Productivity Quantitative and qualitative visitor traffic statistics are extremely valuable to a variety of teams in an organization, such as security, operations, and marketing, for starters. Property managers are keen to understand how many visitors or customers pass through their buildings, how many of them are repeat visitors,…

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November 30, 2020 | David McGinley

Decreasing Violence and Crime in Prisons with Video Analytics Crime and violence run rampant in prisons: from assaults against corrections officers and other inmates to physical fighting for resolving conflicts – not to mention the higher risks of self-harm or attempted suicide. For instance, at HM Prison Pentonville, in London, as of early March 2019,…

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November 5, 2020 | Enav Perez

Get More Value from Video Surveillance Networks It’s little surprise that airport travel has diminished as a result of the COVID pandemic; according to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), passenger throughput is a fraction of what it was in the previous year, and in August this year, NPR reported that international travel is merely…

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October 28, 2020 | Enav Perez

Improving in-store security and experiences with crowd, queue and loss prevention Crowded stores, long queues, and inventory theft; all of these are common problems that retailers try to prevent year-round, but especially during the holiday shopping season, which starts before the end of October. Retailers will be keen to fill their stores with shoppers as…

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October 20, 2020 | Gili Rom

Achieve Operational Efficiencies Without Compromising Safety I was pleased to present at the Virtual ISC West 2020 on “The Evolving Role of Video in Transport Security and Operations,” where I discussed how the video surveillance technology and video content analytics have evolved to address various challenges that the global transportation industry faces. All transit operators…

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