Video Surveillance


See the Unseen

See the Unseen

Never before has thermal imaging technology been as widely discussed as it is today. While unfortunate for all of us, COVID-19 has cast light onto various thermal scanning technologies available to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by detecting people who may have elevated body temperatures.

A Safer Pathway to Camera and Sensor Maintenance

A Safer Pathway to Camera and Sensor Maintenance

The video cameras and sensors your business has invested in provide you with the protection you need to be safe as well as the information you need to keep operations running smoothly.

Smart Imaging Systems Announces the First Portable Vehicle Scanning Technology with $3.5 Million Initial Order from Customs and Border Protection

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a $3.5 million purchase order for new compact, portable X-ray technology developed by Smart Imaging Systems, to safely scan for contraband and explosives in vehicles.

NFLPA Investigating Locker Room Security Cameras

The NFL Players Association is looking into a complaint filed by New York Jets players about the presence of security cameras in the locker room at their training facility in Florham Park, N.J., a source close to the union confirmed to ESPN.

Eagle Eye Networks Raises $40 million to Transform Video Surveillance by Combining Cloud and AI

Eagle Eye Networks Raises $40 million to Transform Video Surveillance by Combining Cloud and AI

Eagle Eye Networks has raised $40 million of Series E funding from venture capital firm Accel (Facebook, Spotify, DocuSign) to continue its growth and expand its technology leadership.

Could Integrators Make More Money Selling Smaller Systems?

Could Integrators Make More Money Selling Smaller Systems?

To get excited about selling smaller surveillance projects at first thought is anti-intuitive. However, it may be best for the diversification and long-term growth for most integrators.

IDIS Virtual Showcase will Unveil Innovative New Video Tech Solutions

IDIS is unveiling its latest video tech solutions with an innovation-rich online Virtual Showcase for systems integrators, consultants, and end-users.

Driving New Opportunities

Driving New Opportunities

When network video cameras first came on the market, they were chiefly bare bones video streaming devices.



Cozaint Corp Launches Industry’s First VMS Platform With Long-Term Video Retention

Cozaint Corp. announced the launch of askALICE, the industry’s most economical video surveillance management hardware and software system delivering extreme long-term retention.

Private Equity Group Sells Pelco to Motorola

Private Equity Group Sells Pelco to Motorola

Just 15 months ago, Transom Capital Group bought the beleaguered Pelco security group from Schneider Electric. While the financials were not disclosed, they were quick to turn the business around and sell to Motorola.

Security Industry Association Strongly Opposes the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act Citing Immeasurable Benefits of the Proven Technology

Security Industry Association Strongly Opposes the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing security solutions providers, today announced its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act.

Understanding AI in Video Surveillance

Many video surveillance professionals have come across the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL). But what do those terms mean, and how do they affect Video Surveillance?

Police Use of Amazon Facial Recognition Software on Hold

Police Use of Amazon Facial Recognition Software on Hold

Amazon’s facial recognition software has been a staple for police departments, using the program to provide identities on cold bases. Prisons and jails in Florida also have been using the platform in its databases, storing thousands of mug shots of anyone who has ever been “behind bars.”

BriefCam Announces Video Analytics Innovation

BriefCam has announced a significant new capability to its product portfolio with v5.6.1 of its innovative and extensible video content analytics platform.

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Telethermography Devices: Current FDA Considerations

Adapting thermography machines to address COVID-19 issues qualifies them as medical devices, which can pose unique challenges for businesses that are unfamiliar with the FDA.

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How Security Companies Are Developing AI Cameras to Measure Social Distancing and Mask Compliance

A number of companies are either adding new features in response to the COVID-19 threat or developing new systems to identify if individuals are obeying guidelines.

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Joint Survey From Security Organizations Reveals Pandemic's Impact

Industry associations keeping members informed about how the coronavirus crisis is affecting security businesses.

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Making the Best of a Challenging Situation: Engaging Employees Through Training

By helping employees to feel productive and sharpen skills through training, ADT Commercial has hit upon an innovative way to ease collective stress during uncertain times.

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“COVID-19” Thermal Cameras Start to Hit the Marketplace

As video surveillance companies look to recover lost revenue, temperature detection capabilities have become a hot commodity.

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Sony to Discontinue Branded Video Surveillance Presence

The company is also ending its partnership with Bosch, which began in 2016.

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  • Busy South Africa Building Integrates Custom Access Control System

    Nicol Corner, based in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa, is home to a six-star fitness club, prime office space, and an award-winning rooftop restaurant. This is the first building in South Africa to have its glass façade fully incorporate fritted glazing, saving 35% on energy consumption. Nicol Corner (Pty) LTD has developed a landmark with sophisticated design and unique architecture by collaborating with industry-leading partners and specifying world-class equipment throughout the project. This includes installing a high-spec, bespoke security and access control system. Read Now

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    Seventy percent of organizations have prioritized investment in SaaS security, establishing dedicated SaaS security teams, despite economic uncertainty and workforce reductions. This was a key finding in the fourth Annual SaaS Security Survey Report: 2025 CISO Plans and Priorities released today by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. Read Now

New Products

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3

  • Mobile Safe Shield

    Mobile Safe Shield

    SafeWood Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of patented bullet resistant products, is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Safe Shield. The Mobile Safe Shield is a moveable bullet resistant shield that provides protection in the event of an assailant and supplies cover in the event of an active shooter. With a heavy-duty steel frame, quality castor wheels, and bullet resistant core, the Mobile Safe Shield is a perfect addition to any guard station, security desks, courthouses, police stations, schools, office spaces and more. The Mobile Safe Shield is incredibly customizable. Bullet resistant materials are available in UL 752 Levels 1 through 8 and include glass, white board, tack board, veneer, and plastic laminate. Flexibility in bullet resistant materials allows for the Mobile Safe Shield to blend more with current interior décor for a seamless design aesthetic. Optional custom paint colors are also available for the steel frame. 3