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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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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 22, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

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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June 24, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video intelligence for transit management   As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear to public health officials that physical distancing, wearing masks, and contact tracing are essential to prevent the spread of the disease. Encouraging, monitoring, and enforcing those public health directives is a daunting task, especially for public transit agencies serving thousands or millions of people each day with bus, rail and subway…

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June 17, 2020 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Securing Pharmacy Inventory with Intelligent Video Surveillance Retail pharmacies, which house pharmaceutical drugs, have to prioritize physical security in their stores and warehouses  – in many cases, the FDA and similar agencies worldwide mandate that drug inventories must be secured and closely monitor the distribution of medicines. Preventing inventory loss, whether from poor inventory tracking or theft – both internal and external – is of critical importance to pharmacies. Security staff may patrol some stores,…

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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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