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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 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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October 23, 2019 | Tim Convery

Municipalities of all sizes are increasingly adopting information technology (IT) solutions that streamline their everyday operations and improve quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors. Town and city managers must weigh the costs vs. benefits of various IT solutions, as well as the significant demands of managing and maintaining the technologies. This is particularly…

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October 16, 2019 | Marc Sanders

Many museums have deployed video surveillance systems for security purposes because it helps them monitor various areas of a museum property: Whether protecting a priceless work of art, an exhibit hall, a storage area, or a parking garage, video surveillance captures footage that can be vital for investigating incidents, and it enables security staff to…

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October 9, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

What is Video Content Analytics Technology? Video camera surveillance systems are commonly used among municipal governments, law enforcement agencies, retail establishments, manufacturing facilities, banks, and utility companies. These surveillance systems have become a de facto standard to provide 24×7 live monitoring of buildings, roadways, and other physical assets, as well as an archive of video…

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October 3, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Optimize Traffic and Ensure Security At any time of year, operations and security managers at transit hubs have two priorities: optimize the flow of traffic (human and vehicular) and ensure security of people and property. Those priorities become even more challenging around the holiday season, which kicks off with the annual Thanksgiving rush and lasts…

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September 25, 2019 | Enav Perez

Improving Bank Customer Service and Sales  Banking professionals are concerned with the physical security of their employees, buildings, and monetary assets. In addition, bank executives – whether from marketing, operations or other teams – also care about the retail success of their individual branches. Much like retail enterprises, banking is a competitive industry in which customer service is of paramount importance. From loans to credit cards and checking or savings accounts,…

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September 18, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Saving Time and Curbing Crime with Video Investigation Software Law enforcement agencies worldwide conduct street surveillance to actively monitor locations and activity. Sometimes the surveillance is conducted in person via uniformed officers or plain clothes detectives (sometimes undercover), but real-time, in-person street surveillance is time-consuming and—in certain situations—can be dangerous for police officers. As an…

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September 11, 2019 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Proactive Preparation for Security around the Holidays Now that summer is over, the winter holiday season is a mere three months away. Companies that manage shopping centers need to prepare by thinking logistically about that critical retail season. The National Retailers Foundation estimates that for some retailers 30% of their annual retail revenues occur during…

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