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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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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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August 26, 2020 | Yogev Wallach

What is License Plate Recognition “In the Wild”? License plate recognition has become an important part of everyday operations in fields like law enforcement, corporate security, and highway management. Various agencies and corporate security teams need to identify vehicle license plates for a number of reasons, from collecting tolls, conducting post-incident investigations, or tracking license…

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August 19, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Whether they sell electronics, clothing apparel, or groceries, all retail stores and shopping centers can gain a competitive advantage by having better security and operational practices. To achieve those goals, they must be able to respond quickly in the present moment to developing situations in-store, investigate incidents, and plan strategically for the future, based on…

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August 13, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Improving Security Operations with Video Content Analytics As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, it is an open question whether colleges and universities will welcome students back to campus in the fall of 2020. This is an important time for security teams to review their methods and best practices to create a safe, healthy and secure campus…

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August 5, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Preventing COVID-19 spread with Video Content Analytics Some manufacturing and distribution centers, especially for e-commerce fulfillment, have been busier than ever in the past three months, due to the increased demand for goods to be shipped directly to consumers who are under stay-at-home restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other distribution facilities have been closed because…

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July 29, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video content analytics helps ensure public health and safety The combination of current political tensions and COVID-19 concerns will add significant challenges for college administrators and security teams for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ensuring the health and safety of everyone on campus — students, staff, and faculty — is always a high priority, but during…

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July 15, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video content analysis for driving compliance with health and safety mandates As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, many local and state governments have lifted stay-at-home orders and are conducting phased re-openings, to allow some business and social activities to resume. As the public returns to work and resumes socializing, people will come into closer contact in…

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July 9, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Evolving in step with health and safety mandates The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented health and economic problems across the globe. To help prevent the spread of the disease many local and state governments have issued social distancing and/or stay at home orders, forcing many businesses to temporarily close for months at a time. Malls,…

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July 1, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

The Role of Video Content Analytics in Evolving with Agility In late 2019, it was evident that video content analytics technology has a growing importance in many sectors and industries, ranging from municipal law enforcement to retail to transportation. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck and – in a matter of weeks – globally wreaked havoc…

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