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

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

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

Access Control Beyond the Door

July 5, 2017     |    Author Derek Arcuri

Happy and rested employees create a great office culture. And doesn’t every organization want that? It’s why many companies (like ours) are turning to their access control system to make life easier for their employees. In our last blog, we discussed how an access control solution can help hospitals and medical centers meet compliance standards. This blog will focus on how it helps keep employees happy. … Read more

Tags:   Access Control / Unification

Partner Perspective: BriefCam

June 26, 2017

Too often when we think about video analytics applications, we immediately jump to how video data can optimize security. With the transition from analog to IP video systems and dramatic improvement in video quality, insights derived from video are becoming invaluable for urban development and planning, and access to video analytics is fast becoming a key competitive differentiator for cities moving forward. … Read more

Tags:   Video Surveillance

Using Access Control to Ensure Compliance in Hospitals and Clinics

June 16, 2017     |    Author Derek Arcuri

Have you ever used the sticky end of a Post-It® to clean crumbs from your keyboard? Or clipped a trouser hanger to a cookbook and suspended it from a pantry knob for easy reading? Finding other practical uses for a product is gratifying and gives you a bigger bang for your buck. The same applies to security technology. For instance, many hospitals and medical clinics are using access control beyond its intended “lock/unlock doors” purpose. These clever applications simplify day-to-day tasks and help organizations comply with regulations. … Read more

Tags:   Access Control / Unification