Facial recognition systems perform some very challenging tasks such as checking an individual’s photo against a database of known or suspected criminals. The task can become nearly impossible when the systems acquire poor facial images -- a situation that occurs all too often in real-world environments.
Genetec recently announced that the Anti-Aggression Brigade from the Brussels Police Department in Belgium has chosen AutoVu, Genetec’s IP license plate recognition solution, to facilitate the detection of stolen vehicles within the city.
GE Security Inc. recently announced the company’s MobileView mobile digital recording system helped authorities bring the brutal attacker on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Broad Street Line in Philadelphia to justice recently.
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced regulations aimed at strengthening the security of the nation’s freight and passenger rail systems and reducing the risk associated with the transportation of security-sensitive materials.
ioimage recently announced its video analytics solution has been implemented at several DHL Express sites throughout Europe, including Heathrow Airport in the UK and Leipzig Airport in Germany, as well as ground hubs, terminals and other facilities in Bonn, Germany, Genk, Belgium and Budapest, Hungary.
The Transportation Security Administration has approved four biometric readers from Sagem Morpho for deployment in critical pilot tests of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program at major U.S. ports including Los Angeles, New York and Long Beach, Calif.
Transportation security probably receives the highest profile media attention of any industry in the country. It’s at the front gate of airport travel, and there’s a lot of people flying around the country these days. In fact, I’ve been a little critical of checkpoints in the past; now I’m rethinking my security opinions.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Nov 01, 2008
As part of an effort to crack down on equipment theft, Steveston Harbour in Richmond, British Columbia is the first Canadian harbor to deploy a wireless video mesh surveillance network that will monitor ships, trucks, containers and fishing equipment.
Most of my memories of Utah are fond and enjoyable; others are not so good. My first brush with security came years ago in the old ZCMI department store. A pickpocket took all of my disposable income, and I thought my life as a paperboy had come to a screeching halt.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Oct 02, 2008
Today, the frequency of white-powder hoaxes is nearly the same as seven years ago, but it just doesn’t make news.
- By Jonathan Morrone
- Oct 02, 2008
The convergence of physical security systems with an IP network is going strong in the urban/homeland security sector. Case in point: Amtrak, the largest provider of passenger rail service in the country, recently announced it will use Cisco’s video surveillance system to better protect maintenance yards in Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif.
- By Brent Dirks
- Sep 30, 2008
TAC, a provider of building automation, security systems and energy services, has been awarded a $3.8 million contract to install an integrated video monitoring and emergency communications system along the Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO) rapid transit rail lines that connect Philadelphia and southern New Jersey via the Ben Franklin Bridge.
According to the National Cargo Security Council, cargo theft is estimated to account for up to $25 billion in direct merchandise losses each year. With more than 675,000 registered interstate motor carriers moving 65 percent of the freight in the United States, the opportunity for theft is at an all time high.
IndigoVision’s complete IP CCTV technology has been used to extend the capabilities of Hong Kong’s extensive traffic surveillance system. The current analog system has been expanded with the addition of 48 cameras using IndigoVision’s IP video system, creating a fully integrated 250 camera hybrid solution.
Airports are bustling international hubs, some providing services to hundreds of thousands of people from diverse locations on a daily basis. Overseeing airport security is an extremely complicated task, not just in the airport itself, but also on the airplanes.
- By Lior Frenkel
- Sep 01, 2008
In 2006, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspected 422 million travelers and more than 132 million cars, trucks, buses, trains, vessels and aircrafts. Customs officers inspected 1.19 million private vehicles, 11.48 million trucks and more than 1 million aircraft. On a typical day, Customs processes 70,200 truck, rail and sea containers. On the U.S.-Canadian border, one truck crosses the border every 2.5 seconds— representing 45,000 trucks per day.
- By Meta Rotenberg
- Sep 01, 2008
ioimage recently announced that its intelligent video appliances have been implemented at several key sites in South Korea.
March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced recently that the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is using the company's mobile video surveillance solutions for security and risk management on its para-transit and fixed route buses.
The U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and SRI International are deploying a suite of advanced port security technologies, trained personnel, and are executing tactical procedures as part of a homeland security experiment in the waters of Tampa Bay through August 28.
Integrated IP video technology has been deployed as part of a massive CCTV central monitoring and recording project for First Capital Connect (FCC), one of the UK’s newest train operating companies.