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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.


February 19, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

The face of law enforcement is changing. With the introduction of artificial intelligence and data-driven technologies, governments, municipalities and police forces can streamline and accelerate investigations, uncovering evidence by leveraging new solutions. It’s estimated that 85% of all criminal cases are now solved using some sort of digital evidence. Whether it is utilized to confirm…

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February 13, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Security is a major concern at educational institutions. From K-12 schools to sprawling university campuses and beyond, it is critical to have full situational awareness to enable swift and effective response to incidents and proactive prevention of crime. Intelligent alerting is a key capability for informing campus law enforcement of public safety risks and events…

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February 6, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

You’ve likely heard the term“smart city” before, but do you really know what constitutes one? Do you know what its values are, who benefits from smart cities and how current cities can transform to meet the “smart” criteria? You’ve come to the right place. Think of this piece as a “Smart Cities 101” of sorts,…

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January 30, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video analytics have a far-reaching and extensive impact. Based on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, Video Content Analytics helps law enforcement accelerate investigations, increase situational awareness and uncover behavioral trends over time. Ultimately, this empowers government and police agencies to maximize the value of their video and investments in surveillance infrastructure. Beyond everyday uses,…

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January 23, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

When Super Bowl LIII kicks off, an estimated 103.4 million people around the world will be tuning in to the big game between the respective AFC and NFC Champions. All eyes will be on Atlanta, Georgia, and the city’s state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium to see who will be crowned Super Bowl Champion. But, behind the scenes…

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January 16, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Once a customer is in a store, what drives them to check out and complete the purchase? What holds them back? These are the main questions puzzling brick and mortar retailers at all times. It is critical to understand why customers buy, why they don’t, and what factors convert customers into buyers. Historically, the only…

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January 9, 2019 | Tomer Saar

Digital transformation is a top priority for leading businesses across all sectors – but it’s also a core objective of cities around the world that are committed to becoming Smart Cities. Smart Cities – driven by data intelligence and grounded in values of sustainability, mobility and connectivity – streamline their evolution by embracing new technologies,…

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January 2, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

When it comes to security, complacency can be a true burden. It’s why it is critical to always be up to speed on the new trends, technologies and products for protecting the facilities you manage from physical threats. Whether you oversee a healthcare facility, municipality, commercial shopping center, college campus, international airport or a private…

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December 27, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Swept up in the Smart City revolution, we see the significant impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) innovation on urban spaces and their inhabitants. But IoT infrastructure goes far beyond city planning and optimization: Smart building features, including connectivity, are being integrated into property and real estate projects. In fact, 43% of building managers…

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December 18, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

There are several key characteristics that define a Smart City, or a municipality that relies on data-driven decision making to optimize operational processes. And, while you’re likely already familiar with how data and the IoT can help improve public safety, reducing crime is merely one benefit of adopting “smart” solutions citywide. Here’s a closer look…

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December 11, 2018 | Stephanie Weagle

As the year comes to a close, it’s a great time to take stock of the trends that and developments that characterized 2018, while looking ahead to the coming year and predicting what we can expect from the video analytics industry in 2019. In 2018, Video Content Analytics reached maturity – following the industry’s steady move towards…

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December 5, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

It’s estimated that the total cost of drug abuse in the United States is more than $820 billion per year. Furthermore, drug overdoses take the lives of about 72,000 people each year. Yes, there’s an ongoing crisis in the United States, and much of this has recently been driven by increased opioid abuse. The National…

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November 29, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

AI technology developments are taking off – some would say at a worrying speed. Amid all the progress that’s been made, there have been a lot of misconceptions and misinformation. Society is understandably conflicted about advancements to technologies such as face recognition (FR), which have the potential to increase security and efficiency in tangible ways,…

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November 20, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Holiday seasons are of strategic importance to retailers and, ahead of each round of festivities, retailers are hard at work planning how to best attract and engage consumers, encourage them to make purchases and convert them into returning customers. Relying on Big Data and business intelligence for decision making, many retailers don’t realize they have…

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November 14, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Timely response is one of the biggest challenges that police departments and emergency workers face. A matter of seconds can be the difference between life and death, the difference between a foiled burglary or a successful one, and the difference between uneventfully apprehending an active shooter or the injury of dozens of people. Fast response times are…

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November 6, 2018 | Tomer Saar

For most, the holiday season is a time that conjures positive associations and memories – although this typically excludes the travel process. AAA reports that, in 2017, over 4 million of Thanksgiving travelers reached their respective destinations by flight, facing expected overcrowding and long queues at the airport. There are many ways airports could overcome…

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October 31, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Black Friday isn’t just the single busiest shopping day of the year, but it’s the unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Yes, the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza has historically been characterized by deeply discounted products and large crowds looking to save money over extended store hours. In 2017, Black Friday accounted for nearly $8 billion in…

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October 25, 2018 | Enav Perez

In today’s world, we frequently hear about the importance of Big Data – and for good reason: Business intelligence (BI) is playing an increasingly central role in organizations’ decision-making, and the ability to harness, analyze and utilize available volumes of information is crucial for all organizations regardless of size and function. A wealth of data…

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October 18, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Some of the big benefits of smart cities are that they’re safer, cleaner, more efficient and economically proficient. And one of the big keys to accomplishing all of these benefits is the use of data and analytics to help policymakers and law enforcement make the right decisions. Video analytics technology is a big part of this, and…

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October 10, 2018 | Lizzi Goldmeier

As every experienced law enforcement officer knows, police work is driven by quality intelligence: The more information you have, the more comprehensively and quickly you can solve a crime, prevent a security breach or respond to an emergency. Video is one way police collect critical data for law enforcement. By using surveillance cameras and video…

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