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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. By Ken Kirschenbaum · September 08, 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. Ken Kirschenbaum · August 18, 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. Ken Kirschenbaum · August 18, 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. July 19, 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. Bob Grossman · July 19, 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. Scott Goldfine · January 21, 2011

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 November 05, 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 ... Bob Grossman · October 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 26, 2010




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