HDcctv Alliance, an industry group that launched in June, says it will make its proposed high definition video surveillance standard (HDcctv Interoperability Specification 1.0) publicly available in September. The gist of the consortium is to offer the marketplace a cheaper alternative to IP megapixel cameras. Todd Rockoff, chairman of the HDcctv Alliance, offers further insight.
July 31, 2009
The most prevalent systems trend driving integrated security and surveillance solutions is networking. As security contractors continue adapting network technologies, the industry as a whole continues to define system parameters and standards - and the devices required to meet both.
June 30, 2009
Raul Calderon, vice president of strategic relations for Glendale, Calif.-based Arecont Vision, a supplier of megapixel cameras that utilize H.264, discusses the technology.
May 31, 2009
The federal stimulus package has allocated $53.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Education that will provide funding for the installation of fire/life-safety systems in ...
March 31, 2009
Keith Jentoft, president of RSI Video Technologies, a provider of remote monitoring solutions, assumes the “Hot Seat” this month to discuss issues arising from alarm verification.
February 28, 2009
The electronic security industry has proven it is not entirely immune to the more than year-long recession. With good leads and ...
January 31, 2009
A lot of information (some say disinformation) swirls around the wider adoption of IP ...
December 31, 2008
The spin-off of Brink’s Home Security (BHS) from its parent, The Brink’s Co. (BCO), became ...
October 31, 2008
High definition imaging coupled with H.264 compression is pushing the envelope ...
September 30, 2008
The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) advocates security contractors embrace its national apprenticeship training program (which is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor) in order to increase the industry’s workforce and keep pace with evolving technologies. NBFAA Apprenticeship Chairman Ron Petrarca discusses concerns shared by ...
August 31, 2008