DVTel Inc. recently announced that the city of Aurora (Colorado) Municipal Justice Center successfully deployed the DVTel Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS) solution, significantly improving the safety and security of the city’s court and jail complex.
With increasing concern for employee safety, and for data and asset theft, organizations recognize the need to develop a more comprehensive approach to protecting and managing their resources -- equipment, inventory, buildings, data and people. Although a simple concept, the reality of securing an organization is quite complex.
- By Dave Fowler
- May 02, 2011
Video cameras are better than ever, and the newer surveillance systems have vastly improved functionality. One of the suppliers leading product improvements in the video arena is Panasonic, which offers IP addressable, analog and hybrid video systems for the surveillance industry. We spoke with Bill Taylor, president, Panasonic System Networks Company of America, about changes and enhancements users and integrators are seeing in the latest video cameras.
Basic CCTV monitoring consists of video cameras transmitting a signal to a specific place -- though not as openly as with broadcast television signals -- where the images appear on a set of monitors. With fears of terrorism and crime growing in the 1990s and 2000s, private and business use of CCTV surveillance has rapidly taken off and evolved.
- By Pat Lathouris
- May 01, 2011
The Musical Instrument Museum opened in April of 2010 in a brandnew, 190,000-square-foot building in the north part of Phoenix. The space houses more than 10,000 artifacts from around the globe, making good on the museum’s mission of inviting the public “to explore and experience the rich diversity of the world’s music and musical instruments.”
- By Laura Williams
- May 01, 2011
In today’s innovative surveillance camera market, dealers might be overwhelmed by the many choices. It may be confusing to determine which product is best for a specific installation with all the options available from different manufacturers -- many of which have seemingly similar data sheet specs. Because of this, manufacturer research and development departments need to ask themselves, “What are dealers and integrators really looking for?”
- By Martin Gren
- May 01, 2011
The combination of Cyveillance’s Cyber Safety Awareness Training and Wombat’s PhishGuru Testing via simulated attacks provides a unique assessment and employee education.
Imagine that a fire breaks out as a result of a highway traffic accident, which quickly turns into a multi-car pileup with a hazmat spill. Multiple organizations, including the department of transportation, fire department, police department, and hazmat teams will all need to respond to the emergency to prevent the fire and hazardous materials from spreading, and additional casualties from resulting.
- By Dave Fowler
- Apr 18, 2011
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the retail banking sector has found itself face-to-face with negative publicity and a loss in consumer confidence. However, as a new era dawns, renewed thinking is expected to take form -- both in how financial institutions diversify their detection and prevention approaches to securing people, property and assets, and through a renewed focus on customer retention and loyalty.
- By Debjit Das
- Apr 18, 2011
Axis Communications today announced that its partner NAVCO has installed a hosted video surveillance system at the PGA Tour’s annual Valero Texas Open in San Antonio as part of its security and loss prevention solution.
Using funding from public bond initiatives, a handful of schools in the Plano Independent School District in Collin County, Texas, are renovated every few years. For the most recent round of renovations, which began in Summer 2009, the district upgraded its analog CCTV systems with JVC VR-N1600U 16-channel network video recorders and a variety of JVC V.Networks IP-based cameras.
IndigoVision’s integrated end-to-end IP Video solution has been used for a more than 3,700 camera surveillance system in the new Terminal 3 at Delhi International Airport.
I think my feet have the flu. They are surely complaining after the first day of ISC West. There is lots of hustle on the show floor, and every exhibitor I talked to on opening day agreed -- business is booming.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Apr 07, 2011
KineticD has completed its acquisition of ROBOBAK, which provides hybrid-cloud backup software for MSPs and the remote offices/branch offices (ROBO) of small enterprises.
The new partnership complements Arecont Vision’s camera surveillance technologies with the combination of facial recognition, voice recognition, pattern of behavior, license plate recognition and visitor management that FST21’s SafeRise offers.
ADT Security Services, Inc. recently announced it has acquired Proximex, a provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system software, to be operated by ADT’s Commercial business.
The A7 IP Camera SoC brings 1080p60 H.264 performance and integrates a high-performance image sensor pipeline with up to 500 MHz pixel capture rate with a multi-streaming 1080p60 H.264 encoder and power consumption below 1.5 watts.
Verint Systems Inc. recently announced that Eastern Michigan University is leveraging the next-generation Nextiva Video Management software from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions to advance the security of its facilities and further its commitment to safe learning environments.
Independent grocers face a tough business environment. They are typically faced with severe competition from national chains, price erosion and rising overhead, not to mention business related issues of food spoilage, sourcing, employee matters and loss prevention. To beat the odds in this tough environment, one independent business owner is using technology.
Why, users ask, must they choose between offline and online solutions? If online, why must they choose between wired and wireless? Why must they isolate technologies when they could choose them all, working under one system with only one database, to provide a holistic security and safety solution?
- By Karen Keating
- Apr 01, 2011