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Surveillance Cameras in Public Bathrooms Has Minneapolis Library Under Fire

When does security go too far? Some are outraged over the use of video surveillance cameras inside the bathrooms of the Central Library in downtown Minneapolis.


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The first generation of convergence has given way to Convergence 2.0 and the recognition that the joining of physical and logical security is truly transforming the way solutions are designed, sold and used. Although the waters have been choppy along the way for stakeholders, this evolution is ushering in solutions that provide newfound organizational efficiencies and cost savings. By Rodney Bosch · April 12, 2009

Even with the current business hardships, 68 percent of integrators kept revenue stable or, in many cases, grew sales by more than 5 percent in 2008, according to SSI’s annual Systems Integrator Study. Nearly 300 leading security system integration companies participated in the in-depth electronically administered survey, which consisted of more than 60 questions and was conducted by Bobit Business Media Research. By Scott Goldfine · April 12, 2009

JVC, a distributor of video and audio equipment, has consolidated its U.S. operations under a newly formed American subsidiary to combine the company’s three ... April 08, 2009

Pelco has introduced the new Sarix ID Series fixed-dome cameras. The series features high definition (HD) and megapixel resolutions, exceptional low light performance, Auto Back Focus, consistent color science, H.264 compression and built-in analytics, according to the company. The Sarix ID Series cameras also incorporate the latest IT standards while adhering to open architecture principles, to ease integration with IT networks. SSI Staff · April 01, 2009

At the first developers' meeting of the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) at ISC West 2009, the first working implementation of the PSIA 1.0 API Media Device specification was presented. April 01, 2009

I ran across someone on an CCTV installation the other day using a device called a Balun. What is it? March 31, 2009

Amid today’s business hardships, most security integrators (68 percent) kept their revenues stable or in many cases grew them by more than 5 percent in 2008. SSI’s Systems Integrator Study shows how the thirst for networked surveillance has yet to be quenched and reveals the real effects of the recession. By Scott Goldfine · March 31, 2009

Economic hardship could be leading to increases in certain crimes, including home burglaries, as spiking unemployment and widespread law enforcement budget cuts set in ... March 31, 2009

A lot of you might be familiar with the story of Apple Computer vs. Microsoft. Without going into the whole history, the main component of the debate is that Microsoft developed a ... March 31, 2009

BICSI, an association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry, is preparing to release a new credential in the upcoming year. The Registered Information Transport Professional (RITP) ... March 17, 2009


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