SSI’s Top 10 IP Video News Items for 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION encourages readers to reflect on the many developments that have transpired in the electronic security industry during the past 12 months. To that end, the SSI staff has compiled a series of ‘Top 10’ lists based on reader popularity. Following are the 10 most viewed news items on the IP Video/Surveillance channel on in 2012:

Chicago Housing Project Fights Crime With Wireless Surveillance

[July 12, 2012] Among its efforts to combat rampant drug crimes and gang activity at the Jackson Square at West End housing project, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is utilizing a wireless surveillance system.

CGI Protects Leverages IP Technology to Enhance Guard Services

[Feb. 8, 2012] Crescent Guardian Inc. (CGI Protects) can thank its clientele for the inspiration behind its recently released CGI Fusion portfolio, which incorporates electronic tracking, IP video surveillance, hosted services and physical security.

Axis Debuts ‘Smallest Video Recorder’ at ISC West

[March 28, 2012] Axis Communications unveiled several new products on Wednesday, including the Axis Companion Camera system, which allows electronic security contractors to install a four camera system for less than $1,000, according to the company.

ObjectVideo, Sony Enter Into Patent License Agreement

[Feb. 8, 2012] After months of litigation, Sony Corp. has signed a patent license agreement with video analytics provider ObjectVideo (OV).

LAPD’s ‘Leap Frog’ Wireless Mesh Network Secures Endeavour Shuttle

[Oct. 12, 2012] The Los Angeles Police Department will deploy an rolling video surveillance network for the space shuttle Endeavour’s 12-mile trip along city streets today and Saturday.

Treasure Island Casino Upgrades to Networked Surveillance System

[Feb. 3, 2012] Led by the design and installation services of Surveillance Systems Integration (SSI), Treasure Island Hotel & Casino (TI) recently completed a comprehensive upgrade of its analog VCR and matrix system with a Pelco Endura 2.0 video management system (VMS).

Report: VSaaS Market Set to Surpass $1B by 2014

[March 20, 2012] Cloud-based video surveillance, or video surveillance as a service (VSaaS), could exceed $1 billion by 2014, according to a new report by IMS Research.

Orlando Police Chief Recommends Homeowners Install CCTV Cameras

[Feb. 8, 2012] In an effort to solve more property crime and burglary cases, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) is encouraging homeowners to install video surveillance cameras, reports.

VideoIQ Raises $3.5 Million to Build Sales

[Jan. 12, 2012] With a goal of increasing its growth and product development, IP video surveillance solution provider VideoIQ has raised an additional $3.5 million in Series C funding.

Axis Opens New North American Headquarters, Expanded Demo Center

[April 18, 2012] Axis Communications recently hosted a grand opening for its new North American headquarters, which included a private cocktail event for local partners in the state-of-the-art Axis Experience Center.

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