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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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July 29, 2021 | Marc Sanders

Leveraging Intelligent Video Surveillance for Better Beach Management Beaches are important attractions at travel resorts and destinations, especially in warm climates, where they often attract thousands of tourists and guests each day for swimming, sunbathing, dining, and more. To keep visitors coming back for repeat visits, it is essential to make sure that the beach…

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July 19, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

AI Enhancements to Existing Technologies for Driving Efficiency & Safety Artificial intelligence has improved efficiencies and optimized processes for a broad array of industries and professions, including physical security. Physical security teams have relied on video surveillance for years to monitor and record activity, and they have used automated sensors to measure keypad entrances and…

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July 13, 2021 | Marc Sanders

Preparing for Reopening of Large-Scale Meetings and Events In the very earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, before anyone was aware that the highly contagious and deadly virus had arrived in the US, a biotech company called Biogen held an ordinary company business meeting at Boston’s Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Virtually…

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June 28, 2021 | Grant Jensen

Customer Analytic Data is Key to Optimizing Bank Branches Banks invest significantly in building and maintaining physical branches. To ensure that those branches are most effective at retaining current customers and acquiring new ones, they need to understand how customers and prospective customers use the branch, and how employees engage branch visitors. It is important…

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June 20, 2021 | Seva Liokumovich

About Video Content Analytics Countless businesses have video surveillance systems that record everyday interactions. In many cases, that infrastructure was installed primarily for security purposes, but by complementing existing investments with video analytics software, organizations are also leveraging their video content for business intelligence for a variety of use cases from traffic, demographics, navigational pathways,…

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June 7, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Going a step above legacy surveillance methods Smart Cities use a variety of sensors to monitor activities and collect data in public spaces across a city, with the aim of being more effective and efficient in their management of traffic, waste, water resources, energy, and law enforcement. Those sensors usually include video surveillance resources that…

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May 27, 2021 | Seva Liokumovich

Multiple Reasons to Refresh Video Camera Equipment Sometimes, organizations that have invested in video surveillance (CCTV) networks need to update their camera equipment. Their current infrastructure may be obsolete or nearing the end of its life, or they may want to take advantage of features and functionalities available with newer camera technologies by installing new…

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May 19, 2021 | Graham Chamberlain

Reassuring Travelers and Recouping Revenue   As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, airports re getting busy again, but 2020 and early 2021 hit the transportation sector hard financially. To ramp up to pre-pandemic levels of ridership, operators are focusing on reassuring passengers and visitors that they can be confident in the health and safety standards of…

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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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