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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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June 10, 2020 | Marc Sanders

The Operational and Security Benefits of Video Intelligence Software   Managing a production facility involves overseeing such areas as logistics, human resources, and operations, as well as the security teams tasked with protecting and securing buildings, inventories, employees, and visitors. Given the size and complexity of some warehouses, their large inventories, and long working hours (many of them operate 24/7), the operational security demands of warehouse managers are multitudinous and ever evolving.  …

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June 3, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Reopening More Secure and Efficient Schools  Video surveillance cameras are a typical physical security fixture of K-12 schools, as a way of monitoring various spaces and facilities, such as gymnasiums, classrooms, hallways, playgrounds, playing fields, and administrative offices. From theft to vandalism, violence, and traffic violations, the physical security breaches of K-12 campuses are sometimes deterred by the presence of cameras – when this is not the case, the cameras can provide forensic evidence after an incident or medical emergency.  …

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May 27, 2020 | Enav Perez

Accelerate post-event security investigations and derive operational intelligence Overflowing emergency rooms. Scarcity of hospital beds. Equipment shortages. Insufficient staffing. In the COVID-19 era, hospitals are facing extreme logistical, clinical and budgetary stresses, so they must find ways to streamline their operations as much as possible, without compromising the quality of healthcare or customer service. This…

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May 20, 2020 | Stephanie Weagle

What is Contact Tracing Public health experts are nearly unanimous in their opinion that contact tracing, alongside testing, is essential to quelling the COVID-19 crisis by breaking the chain of transmission. Testing indicates who is infected with the virus, while contact tracing enables others to learn if they have had contact with an infected person…

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May 13, 2020 | Enav Perez

The Value of Aggregated Video Data for Benchmarking Patterns  Video analytics systems are trained to identify, track, and classify objects, to create a structured database of information out of the unstructured video data in order to power granular search, comprehensive reporting, and smart alerting.  One of the most valuable benefits of a comprehensive video content analytics platform is the ability to uncover quantitative data about trends, patterns and…

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May 6, 2020 | Marc Sanders

Mitigating Worker Safety and Health Risks Warehouse workers face an increasing variety of safety risks on a daily basis: From slips, trips, falls, entanglements, chemical spills, to muscle strains and fatigue, accidents can and do happen. Some accidents involve heavy / dangerous machinery, such as conveyor belts, stairways, forklifts, and charging stations. Worker safety is…

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April 29, 2020 | Zohar Adler

To Deploy in the Cloud or On-Premises? Each Option Has Advantages   Today, organizations are fortunate to have the freedom of choice when it comes to software deployment: In recent years, technology has evolved to enable solution implementation either via the cloud (i.e., hosted on a vendor’s server), or through an on-premises installation (stored locally on a customer’s servers). Each approach has advantages, depending on the organization’s needs, which is why the…

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April 22, 2020 | Yogev Wallach

More and more law enforcement agencies worldwide are using video surveillance to extend their monitoring and forensic capabilities. Video camera networks are growing exponentially, from cameras embedded in “smart” streetlamps to doorbell video cameras (for which private citizens may opt to share video feeds as evidence and intelligence with local police departments), the combination of…

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April 8, 2020 | Enav Perez

Physical security in hospitals and healthcare facilities is hugely important, not only for the sake of protecting staff and patients, but also for safeguarding valuable inventories, facilities, and laboratories. From ambulance bays to cafes, parking areas, medical supply storage units, and ICUs, healthcare facilities play host to hundreds or thousands of patients, staff, and visitors…

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April 1, 2020 | Enav Perez

Intelligent Video Surveillance for Securing Grocery Stores Loss prevention is a top priority for all brick-and-mortar retailers, including grocery stores. Although most grocery store chains don’t employ large security teams to patrol the shopping aisles, many of them do employ security staff behind the scenes to monitor stores and warehouse facilities. Also, grocery stores commonly…

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March 25, 2020 | Zohar Adler

Physical Security Software for Smart Cities The Smart City is one that is driven by the goal of improving its residents’ quality of life in terms of traffic flows, pollution prevention, safety and security and more. To achieve this, they utilize Internet of Things (IoT)-connected sensors to collect data for intelligent decision-making across many agencies…

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March 16, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

People Counting & Count-Based Video Analytic Alerts  Video content analytics enables operators to leverage video surveillance networks beyond traditional public safety and security uses: By detecting all the objects in a scene and then extracting identifying, classifying and indexing them, video intelligence software enables a variety of analysis capabilities – including object and face recognition – which ultimately empowers users to leverage video for driving…

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March 11, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Grocery Stores in the Age of AI, BI & Video Content Analytics The strength of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is that they empower users to see both the big picture as well as the granular details: AI can make sense of Big Data and business analytics, so that companies can forecast and plan predictively based…

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March 4, 2020 | Tamar Volcani

An Explanation of Facial Recognition Technology Facial recognition, a biometric technology, is increasingly used to identify people that appear in a photo or video. In simple terms, facial recognition refers to the ability of a software to recognize a person’s identity from an image of its face. Historically, face recognition solutions would map out a human…

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February 25, 2020 | Muhammad Sheikh

Technology Solutions for Streamlined and Secure Transit Regardless of the transport channel – whether service for passengers or cargo, from aviation to buses, subways, commuter ferries, ships, and trains – every transit agency has to keep its customers satisfied. To achieve this, transport companies endeavor to move goods and people to their destinations as quickly…

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February 18, 2020 | Tamar Volcani

Overcoming the Challenge of Manual Video Analysis CCTV cameras are widely used in various surveillance settings, from street corners to university campuses and even private homes. Any site can have multiple cameras, each generating a high volume of footage that can offer valuable insight into the surveilled space and the people and objects that pass…

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February 11, 2020 | Marc Sanders

Leverage Video to Drive Port Security & Productivity  Shipping ports are busy, expansive environments bustling with employees, vehicles, trains, cranes and shipping containers that move a great variety of industrial and/or consumer goods in high volumes. The operational staff at the shipping port must be able to track activities across the port’s many offices, terminals, loading docks, customs facilities, and maintenance, storage and parking areas. The stakes are high because of…

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February 4, 2020 | Tim Convery

Leveraging Video Cameras Owned by Private Citizens and Businesses Many municipalities across the globe have invested in video surveillance or CCTV camera networks for street and building monitoring; such cameras act as eyes on the scene and enable the collection of video evidence for investigations. In this way, the cameras augment the efforts of police…

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January 29, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Large-scale events warrant large-scale security systems. Whether an event takes place at a facility on a sprawling campus, in a convention center, at a theme park, or in a stadium, video surveillance systems are a standard security and monitoring tool leveraged by venues of all sizes, typically exclusively for the sake of physical security: The…

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