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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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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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October 16, 2020 | Anshul Mathur

Improve situational awareness and gather trend data for law enforcement Local law enforcement agencies spend significant time every day managing traffic and parking violations, such as vehicles that exceed the speed limit, make illegal U-turns, drive in the wrong direction, or dwell in no-parking zones. They also deal with other infractions, ranging from trucks driving…

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October 7, 2020 | Enav Perez

One Small Technology Solution, One Giant Leap for In-store Retail E-commerce has come a long way in the decades since the invention of Internet retailing. Today’s retailers can use extensive analytics to understand how visitors navigate and interact on their sites, from unique page visits to return traffic and bounce rates. They can understand how…

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September 30, 2020 | Yogev Wallach

Improve compliance, customer service, and operations   In various industries, stakeholders have a vested interest in tracking the number of people who pass through their building or store as well as knowing the occupancy of particular parts or areas of a property. Whether for the sake of improving public safety or customer service, management teams usually need to know if there are crowds, lines,…

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September 24, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Get the most value from video surveillance systems Across the globe for the past several months, casinos, theme parks, hotel conference centers, and stadiums have been either temporarily shuttered or operating at reduced capacity because of the COVID pandemic. Like most businesses during this unprecedented crisis, they’ve lost revenue, which means they will be taking…

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September 16, 2020 | Yogev Wallach

Comprehensive video content analytics increases effectivity Increasingly, municipalities and corporations are getting more value out of their new and existing video surveillance (CCTV) systems by implementing AI-powered video content analytics software. These solutions detect, classify, and identify objects (people, vehicles, animals, etc.), and then index them, thereby transforming video footage into data that is searchable,…

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September 9, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

How to Mine Big Data from Raw Video Organizations in many industries are turning to business intelligence solutions to make their organizations more efficient, effective, and productive, as well as empowering them to make data-driven decisions. Business intelligence is founded on Big Data, which is derived from a combination of structured and unstructured datasets from…

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September 2, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

How casinos, hotels, and theme parks drive increased value from video surveillance In some parts of the globe, entertainment and hospitality venues (hotels, casinos, theme parks, etc.) are reopening as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, but businesses must comply with new building occupancy regulations, face masking, and physical distancing rules. Public health mandates apply to both…

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