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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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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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August 31, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Intelligent Retail Marketing, Merchandising & Store Layout Decision-Making Retail chains such as big box stores, pharmacies, and gas station/ convenience stores have one thing in common; they all need quantifiable, actionable business intelligence – both for individual stores and across the entire chain. Typically, a store may collect inventory loss, visitor demographic, in-store traffic, revenue…

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August 19, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

The Key to Happy Travelers in an Airport: Data Intelligence A successful airport not only moves aircraft, cargo, and people efficiently, but also ensures a positive, comfortable experience for air travelers, and a profitable investment for the tenant businesses located in the airport terminals. Air travelers want less traffic and crowding; fewer, shorter lines and…

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August 9, 2021 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Situational awareness enables proactive responses College campus security and operations teams face multiple concerns for large events, ranging from vehicle and pedestrian traffic to facility maintenance and, of course, public safety incidents such as accidents, altercations, and medical emergencies. When thousands of people converge on a college campus, whether for an athletic event, competition, conference,…

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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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