The demand for networked video surveillance systems and Internet protocol (IP)-based cameras is projected to swell. Integrators need to understand the technology and learn how to work with IT network specialists.
March 31, 2006
Seemingly each year, security industry prognosticators proclaim the year ahead will be the year of the IP camera. Could 2006 be the year they finally get it right?
December 31, 2005
Joe Freeman: The network video business carries the most promise for growth, as a result of a rising concern for safety.
August 31, 2005
Two security research reports are now available for purchase.
March 28, 2005
A quartet of industry experts exposes current and future trends in the fire/life-safety market. Enterprising security contractors looking for new areas in which to diversify will find plenty to be excited about in voice evacuation, sprinklers, personal emergency response systems and more.
December 31, 2004
Joe Freeman: The
December 31, 2004
Joe Freeman: Analog recorders’ sales rate has fallen off sharply and will continue to drift to only a nominal level in time as networked video systems go digital.
November 30, 2004
Joe Freeman: Phone lines used by Regional Bell Operating Companies' (RBOCs) customers have dropped by almost 20 percent in the past four years, while Internet phone use tripled from 2003 to 2004 and is expected to continue to grow.
September 30, 2004
Joe Freeman: With increased usage of PCs and the Internet, security dealers believe there will be a substantial increase in the sale of Internet protocol (IP) video systems within the next five years.
September 30, 2002
The term integration is currently being heard throughout the electronics industry, particularly associated with software-based systems. However, the integration of fire and security systems has been around for years, making a small yet vital mark in the systems integration market.
April 30, 2001