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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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January 16, 2023 | Muhammad Sheikh

A New Year for Growth and Change Welcome to 2023! The new year is well underway, and now – after the hectic holiday season – is the ideal time for shopping centers and malls to reflect and assess whether their current strategies and technology solutions are setting them up for success. In 2022, the industry…

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December 28, 2022 | Shai Rybak

Tackling Retail’s Biggest Problem with Video Analytics This fall, the National Retail Federation released their annual National Retail Security Survey which offers a comprehensive view of the state of retail security in the United States and serves as a data-backed catalyst for advancing asset protection measures. While there are many interesting findings in this report,…

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December 14, 2022 | Stephen Longstaffe

The Gift Travelers Really Need This Holiday Season Nothing kills the cozy feeling of the holidays like airport chaos this time of year. Add in soaring ticket prices, staffing shortages, and regular travel disruptions to the standard travel bustle and even the seasoned traveler is questioning if braving travel during this season is worth it….

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November 30, 2022 | Muhammad Sheikh

World Cup 2022: A Catalyst for Change The 2022 FIFA World Cup is underway! Hosted in Qatar, the first Arab country to host the event, the tournament will continue through December 18 and is expected to draw 1 million visitors to an impressive 8 stadium campus. According to Insider Magazine, since winning hosting rights, Qatar…

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November 16, 2022 | Muhammad Sheikh

The Rise of Business Intelligence Despite the recent buzz, video analytics is not a new technology. In fact, as reported by Entrepreneur, more rudimentary forms started emerging in the early 2000’s after video surveillance was largely adopted in the 90’s by retail and other service centers to promote increased security. Since then, video analytics has…

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October 27, 2022 | Tim Convery

Transforming Raw Video into Actionable Data Intelligence is a central function of law enforcement and a critical resource for effective investigations. Because we live in a technology driven world, digital content has become a key driver for both evidence collection and intelligence in investigations. Law enforcement no longer needs to rely solely on traditional surveillance footage…

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September 23, 2022 | Liam Galin

BriefCam at GSX 2022 The BriefCam team just returned from the annual Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, an event dedicated to helping security professionals stay educated, connected, and aware of products, technology, and services available to the industry. At GSX, we showcased BriefCam’s real-time traffic analysis and data visualization capabilities by processing…

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September 7, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Unlocking a New Dimension of Campus Security Colleges and universities are unique ecosystems of classrooms, dormitories, and sports stadiums, retail shops, restaurants, and student organization buildings. Ensuring student, faculty, and staff safety is of the utmost importance but is no easy task because of the expansive and diverse nature of educational campuses. Colleges and universities…

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August 18, 2022 | Amit Smoler

3 Things Your Video Analytics Solution Needs for Long Term Value Enterprise software solutions are an investment that shouldn’t be taken lightly regardless of the problems they solve or the applications they enable. Video content analytics solutions are one such investment, and there are many things to consider when choosing the VCA that is right…

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August 2, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Driving traffic efficiency  Most cities have access to video surveillance data, and video content is an important resource in today’s world. Even municipal decision makers use city-wide traffic surveillance infrastructure and evidentiary footage contributed by local businesses to assist in city planning. However, most of the video from these surveillance assets are underutilized due to…

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July 13, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Delivering a Positive Visitor Experience As campuses gear up for the upcoming semester, it’s not just the experience of the incoming freshmen and upper classmen that they’re thinking about: College and university campuses play host to major events, national sports leagues, and prospective student visitors. As such, college campuses should be mindful of the different…

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June 9, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video data intelligence for transit Video surveillance for a public transit system is generally regarded as a security solution. And – while that is true in many cases – video can be realized for much greater value when it’s analyzed as an objective data source. By complementing traditional security surveillance infrastructure with video analysis technology,…

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May 31, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Modern-Day Brick & Mortar Retail These days, ever-evolving technology is an essential part of our everyday lives. We use it to make hundreds of decisions each day, whether it be checking the weather to determine how to dress or searching for a recipe to prepare for dinner. We use technology to help us improve our…

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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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