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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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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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January 21, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

The Expanding Video Surveillance Landscape Nowadays, video surveillance cameras are ubiquitous and commonplace, appearing in environments from retail stores to public schools, college campuses, hospitals, parking garages, banks, corporate offices and transit stations. It’s a great advantage to extend human sight and keep an “eye” on multiple areas – especially crime hotspots. Some facilities maintain…

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January 14, 2020 | Anshul Mathur

Reaping Rewards of Theme Park Surveillance Investments Amusement parks serve thousands upon thousands of visitors every day and are consistently growing with more elaborate and exciting rides – costing several millions of dollars. The next level of success is undeniably tapping into existing resources that are already capturing huge amounts of actionable, quantifiable data and…

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January 8, 2020 | Tom Edlund

As we begin the new year and decade, it is prime time to assess the state of the video content analytics industry and ponder how it might evolve in the coming 12-18 months. The video surveillance market has been booming for many years, but the introduction of complementary video intelligence technology has enabled users to derive more value from their video surveillance investments, transforming…

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December 30, 2019 | Marc Sanders

Intelligent Analytics for Theme Parks Physical security is a priority for theme parks, especially since so many cater to families with children, with major theme parks drawing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of visitors each year. Such entertainment complexes require 24/7 security to safeguard the attractions as well as the visitors and staff. Theme…

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December 23, 2019 | Yogev Wallach

What is Facial Recognition? Facial recognition is a type of biometric technology that enables operators to rapidly identify people that appear in a video. With facial recognition software, operators can extract facial features from faces in live or recorded video and compare them against a database or watchlist of digital images (or extracted facial features)…

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December 18, 2019 | Marc Sanders

Video Surveillance for Port Authorities Port authorities manage the movement of people and cargo, whether it be at a shipping port, an airport, or train station. Physical security is a major element of port operations, because they are large facilities spread out over extensive complex estates, with many elements that need to be secured: There…

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December 13, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

With the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics less than a year away, the venue operations and security managers are likely implementing and testing a variety of technologies to ensure the event runs safely and smoothly. Hosted on massive dedicated campuses, large scale global events like the Olympics, are operated much like a city: While the influx…

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December 5, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Closed-circuit television video surveillance (CCTV) has been around for over 20 years, but has grown much more powerful due to technology innovations such as IP cameras, faster Internet networks, and more bandwidth available to process video data. Traditionally, security agents and operations managers have been tasked with real-time CCTV camera monitoring to detect abnormal behavior…

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November 20, 2019 | Enav Perez

Police departments are always looking for ways to help their officers do their jobs better, smarter, more efficiently and safely. Of primary importance is communicating information accurately and quickly between dispatch and the officers in the field. When officers arrive at a scene, it is important for them to have as much background or context…

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November 13, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video surveillance systems are common in a variety of settings, from municipal school systems to college campuses, hospitals, banks and retail stores, to name a few. The market is growing exponentially and has evolved to include video content analytics (VCA) platforms that complement existing video surveillance systems by analyzing both live and archived video footage,…

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November 6, 2019 | Enav Perez

What is Video Business Intelligence? Today, with the growing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), digital data is plentiful, with technology can tracking and aggregating so many forms of data for various applications. Increasingly, cities are relying on data intelligence to become “Smart Cities.” That is, they gather data from multiple sources to increase…

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October 31, 2019 | Enav Perez

The Benefits of Automation Today, automation tools drive various business processes, with machines completing tasks that once required manual human intervention. Automation saves time, money and resources and – because manual processes are prone to human error – it increases accuracy and precision. In many cases, automated activities can be pre-scheduled for optimal times to…

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