White Papers


Intelligent Storage IP Video Surveillance

The security industry has adopted a centralized storage approach for IP video surveillance systems. Manufacturers followed traditional data center designs, assuming that it was best to use the standard architecture for Information Technology (IT). However, many of the growing issues with IP video systems today, such as bandwidth, storage and maintenance costs, are the direct result of this centralized storage architecture.


Outdoor Video Security: Nine Success Factors

The effectiveness and costs of automated outdoor video surveillance solutions vary widely. This white paper is intended for people who manage and implement outdoor surveillance solutions for perimeters or buffer zones.


Pre-Emptive, Economic Security for Perimeters & Outdoor Areas

Without reliable detection, an outdoor security system cannot be trusted. Excessive false alarms waste manpower and fail to command appropriate attention. Learn what is essential for reliable outdoor security.




Using Portable Automated Surveillance to Solve Theft, Vandalism and Security Challenges

Public safety organizations need cost-effective ways to address outdoor security challenges. New advances in rapidly deployable surveillance cameras and intruder detection accuracy make it possible to increase security and responsiveness even in remote areas that lack infrastructure.


Understanding CFATS: What It Means to Your Business

In 2006, the U.S. Congress mandated that “High Risk” chemical facilities develop and implement security plans to guard against the possibility of terrorism. Congress authorized the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer the appropriate regulations. Congress established fines of $25,000 per day and closure of the facility as the penalties for any company found to be out of compliance. In 2008, DHS began the rollout of the regulation with the most significant and complicated portion of the implementation beginning now.


Access Control Changing Technologies

Voice of customer research shows end-users need help in balancing security requisites with technology scope.


Camera Resolution Is Limited to 540 HTVL Maximum in CCTV Systems

Recently, manufacturers have been promoting CCTV cameras with resolution specifications higher than 540 HTVL, implying that video security customers will benefit from enhanced resolution. It turns out, however, that even if a CCTV camera can pass a test that validates a resolution specification over 540 HTVL, the end-user is not going to get more than 540 lines out of a typical installation because of system limitations common to all real-world CCTV applications.


Moving from Analog to IP

In today’s world of video security the market is moving towards IP based solutions. Manufacturers traditionally associated with analog products are allocating R&D resources to develop IP cameras and recording platforms. There is a trend for security professionals to move towards IP based video solutions because of the clear value the technology brings.


Video Surveillance Reduces Crime in New Jersey

The Paterson Police Department in Passaic County, New Jersey, has to deal with a variety of criminal behavior that can result in loss of personal property, injury and even death. Paterson is the third largest city in New Jersey with a population of 160,000, and is an important hub of domestic and international commerce for the East Coast of the United States. In a novel approach towards providing increased protection for its citizens, the City of Paterson and its Police Department joined forces with the business community to deploy high-definition video surveillance cameras throughout a city-designated Urban Enterprise Zones.


LEED Data Center

Since 2000, data centers have more than doubled the kilowatt-hours of electricity required to run the computers centers of the world. If trends continue, the world will need more than 25 new power plants to run the Internet alone. The priority of “green” initiatives has never been more critical as datacenter managers look to reduce the energy use below today’s average of 50 watts per square foot.


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