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Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a $69.6 million plan that will equip 7,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers with body cameras, becoming the largest force to be strapped with body cameras.


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The transition from analog to network video cameras changes the rules of image resolution. "Standard" network video (also known as VGA or Video Graphics Array, and roughly equivalent to what users were accustomed to with analog technology standards) is still the most common definition for network cameras, but higher resolutions are possible using today's megapixel technology. July 13, 2009

Honeywell Life Safety has opened a new state-of-the-art training center 30 minutes from Chicago O’Hare Int’l Airport at its facility in Lincolnshire, Ill. The facility is open to ... July 08, 2009

Anticipating increased tourism brought by the 2010 World Cup, South African authorities are upgrading surveillance and security at the international airport in Johannesburg with a hybrid DVTel installation. July 08, 2009

Three training courses offered by Axis Communications have been accepted by BISCI for continuing education credits and by the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) for continuing education units. July 08, 2009

A regional transit agency near Seattle is now using Avigilon's high-definition (HD) surveillance system to capture higher quality footage for faster identification and improved overall security, according to the company. July 08, 2009

Keyscan Inc. of Whitby, Ontario, unveils its K-DVR, a hybrid 16 channel digital video recorder. The K-DVR features 1TB of in-unit storage capacity and the ability of adding external NAS storage. It is able to display 480 pictures per second in real time. Built into every K-DVR is Triplex+TM. SSI Staff · July 07, 2009

Bosch Security Systems of Fairport, N.Y., offers new functionality for the LTC 8600, 8800, and 8900 Series Allegiant video switcher/control systems. The product is designed to improve management of large video surveillance systems. Customers operating systems in facilities with multiple sites or floors can now add a two-digit identifier — signifying a building or area — to each camera number controlled by the Allegiant. SSI Staff · July 07, 2009

Mike Capulli offers a primer on the shift from analogue to IP video, and explains how computer-based networks provide a backbone to any system. July 07, 2009

Pelco's new DX8100 Version 2.0 is giving customers the opportunity to migrate to IP without IP licensing fees. This "easy and affordable" fashion was created to maximize the return on investment, according to Pelco. July 05, 2009

Residences and businesses in Wichita, Kan., with security alarms could soon pay monthly fees and face ... July 01, 2009




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