How to ramp up perimeter security at airports

October 27, 2017

Every year, numerous perimeter security breach incidents are being reported in airports worldwide. With every breach, airport security directors are forced to re-examine how to better secure and manage their own airport boundaries. … Read more

Tags:   Airports / Transportation / Security / Video Surveillance

How to become a Smart City

October 5, 2017

More cities are looking for ways to use a growing network of connected sensors (cameras, street lights, etc.) to help reshape the urban experience and become “smart cities”. The goal is to become more vibrant, more efficient, more resilient to unplanned events—and overall, safer for residents, visitors and businesses. … Read more

3 ways the University of Hull enhanced campus life with IP access control

September 29, 2017

While security might not be top-of-mind for students on a daily basis, universities are faced with the daunting task of ensuring that their campuses are safe at all times. On the other hand, universities want students, staff, and visitors to feel welcome and free to move from the classroom and the library to the sports complex and the dorms. … Read more

5 reasons retailers are moving to cloud-based surveillance

September 15, 2017

Have you ever seen a retail store without some form of video surveillance? Likely not. For most brick-and-mortar retailers, video surveillance systems are a must-have to protect staff, customers, and assets. The challenge? The cost of buying and installing cameras and servers adds up. Sometimes, it’s more realistic to keep equipment than invest in new technology. … Read more

Giving cities a new way to manage parking

September 7, 2017

All year long, historical towns and streets in Europe are bustling with locals and vacationers who take time off to enjoy the sights. Parking on and off the streets fills to capacity and cities and their parking officers struggle to keep up with demand. … Read more

Partner Perspective: Quantum

August 29, 2017

Today, video surveillance cameras are commonplace and transportation agencies and businesses are benefiting from advanced technologies that are now widely available. Detailed images can be produced, with more activity captured by multi-sensor HD cameras, and facial recognition applications can also be used to identify criminal suspects. But analytics are no longer just limited to security applications. … Read more

Tags:   Video Surveillance

A cloud-first approach to city security

August 18, 2017

Securing a city doesn't come without challenges. A city typically encompasses so many diverse organizations and businesses which all revolve around the people that live, work and play within its borders. So ensuring community safety, deterring crime, and effectively handling threats requires many levels of involvement and many facets for consideration. … Read more

Tags:   Citywide Surveillance / Security

How retailers can do more with their security data

August 10, 2017

In many ways, retailers in e-commerce have it easy. While traditional brick and mortar stores work to gain insight into buying trends, customers’ habits, and growth opportunities, e-commerce often has these capabilities baked into their systems. But, fortunately for mom and pop shops and big box stores alike, things are changing. Increasingly, those brick and mortar retailers can use the data already collected by their physical security systems to gain valuable insights into their business. … Read more

Investigations on campus just got easier

August 3, 2017

If you had 25% more time, what would you do with it? According to Maxx Kidd, Associate Director of Technology at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Police Department, “Our team is saving 25% of time handling evidence, and that frees them up to do other tasks during investigations.” This was made possible with the implementation of a collaborative investigation management solution which allows them to close cases faster. … Read more

Partner Perspective: BioConnect

July 26, 2017

Banks today are facing numerous challenges. No longer is it acceptable to only focus on the physical security of the bank, but now they must also focus on the digital security of its data and applications. Putting encryption, firewalls and cloud providers’ policies alongside alarms, security cameras and locks in their security infrastructure. What’s more, is that the best solution is for the physical and digital security to live in an integrated solution.Today, video surveillance cameras are commonplace and transportation agencies and businesses are benefiting from advanced technologies that are now widely available. Detailed images can be produced, with more activity captured by multi-sensor HD cameras, and facial recognition applications can also be used to identify criminal suspects. But analytics are no longer just limited to security applications. … Read more

Tags:   Cloud