April 30, 2013
In the wake of the bombing attacks in Boston, an increase in spending for video surveillance equipment could likely drive sales to exceed the already high expectations predicted for the global market, according to IMS Research.
April 3, 2013
American Integration Security Group (AISG) suits up to outfit one of the nation’s most prolific apparel retailers — Burlington Coat Factory — with a uniform IP-based video surveillance solution. Involving several hundred stores and 360° cameras, the project demonstrates how to satisfy retail clients on a national level.
August 12, 2012
Video analytics technology has come a long way. Over the past 10 years, it has evolved at a rate similar to other technologies, and is now in its fourth generation. Some applications now also have the ability to detect tampering, and can automatically adjust the visual parameters of enabled video cameras according to individual scene characteristics to ensure optimal brightness and contrast for video viewing and recording.
September 9, 2011
CCTV is not new as an electronic product or service. Though like all electronic equipment, this product continues to develop technologically, offering ever-better clarity, data transmission and reliability to prove its usefulness. The choice of products is staggering and the service options are expanding in ways that can complicate legal implications.
August 19, 2011
Where not to install CCTV is often the difficult question, rather than where should it be installed. How about in doctor's offices? My answer has been, sure, install it, just make sure its not hidden and not focused in such a way to invade expected privacy.
July 20, 2011
I received an E-mail blast from a CCTV manufacturer today describing a new five-point plan aimed to overhaul its technical support and customer service. Four of the five points were in line with expectations for a high-end company in the electronic security industry, but I suspect that the bulk of the objections the manufacturer hears will come from just one of the points it mentions.
January 21, 2011
January's SSI feature “Video Continues to Enhance Its Security Image” has a dozen top technology providers identifying the latest and greatest video surveillance technologies. Among the participants was Panasonic System Networks Co. of America President Bill Taylor, who addressed the topic of recording technology and how it is being implemented in DVRs, NVRs and other devices.
November 5, 2010
There was a day when I was not so keen on the use of video surveillance in public areas. Today, I believe that public cameras serve a valuable service in specific instances, especially in locations known for high-crime against people and their property. With that said, I believe when this tactic is used in any community, it should be carefully orchestrated and monitored by a public/private sector commission made up of members of the public, police department and community leaders. Of course, not
October 28, 2010
The topic of “overbuying” comes up so many times in our practice that I can’t limit this to just one blog entry — this could easily become a recurring theme. I’m not talking about paying too much, where the competitive process breaks down and the end user pays more than they should have (easily another few blog topics). Instead, I am referring here to where the equipment purchased is more expensive, feature rich, durable, or otherwise overkill for the intended application ...
July 28, 2010
Sales of electronic security products and systems in the United States are expected to increase 9.3 percent each year to $17 billion in 2014, according to a new study by market research firm Freedonia Group Inc.
July 27, 2010
A new study by IMS Research indicates the video surveillance market in China is expected to exceed 20 percent revenue growth this year and "be the solid core of the recovering global video surveillance equipment market."
July 1, 2010
Samsung Techwin America of Carson, Calif., unveils the SOC-4160, a compact high-performance indoor/outdoor day/night camera with integrated mount.
May 26, 2010
The cooperation ensures the systems compatibility and allows customers the advantage of two market leaders' products.
May 4, 2010
New York City will spend $110 million to extend a video surveillance network centered on Wall Street downtown...
May 1, 2010
Vigitron of San Diego introduces the MaxiiCopper IP Extender line. The extenders are designed for UTP applications (Vi2301) and extend digital signals over coaxial cables (Vi2401).
April 14, 2010
Under a contract between the city of Asheville (N.C.) and Matrix Systems, several municipal facilities including the police department will have a state-of-the-art, enterprise-based access control system.
February 1, 2010
As a general rule, the more technology improves, the easier it is to implement and use. Morse code telegraphs that only a few people were trained to use gave way to the ubiquitous telephone.
January 1, 2010
The market is being whipped into a frenzy by buzz about IP, yet studies show that only 10-15 perent of systems sold include IP cameras. What’s the deal?
January 1, 2010
Toshiba Surveillance & IP Network Video of Irvine, Calif., announces the availability of the IK-WB30A IP network camera featuring an advanced two-megapixel CMOS sensor.
December 1, 2009
Only someone living under a rock the past couple of years would not have noticed the increased activity in modern security CCTV applications. I would go so far to say that the progress of security video is, or shortly will be, evolutionary in the security industry.