Orange You Glad You Were at ASIS?
Now, that we’re all back in our offices -- and our feet have finally recovered -- let’s take some time to reflect on some of ASIS’ highlights.
The news about SightLogix deploying its thermal perimeter solution at the World Trade Center in New York was certainly impressive. This project brought the company full circle, as it was founded to create an effective outdoor video analytic solution after observing video technology limitations at Ground Zero after 9-11. Click here to read more about the inception of SightLogix.
Avigilon’s 29 megapixel JPEG2000 HD Pro surveillance camera was certainly a superstar on the show floor. We’re only 71 megapixels away from cameras that can match the quality of the human eye, and I have no doubt we’ll get there.
In our Big Brother-wary world, Panasonic’s PTZ cameras with privacy-protecting "eyelids" that only open when activated during an emergency brings forth a relevant concept. No one likes being watched as we go through our day-to-day routines. With the unique eyelid design, there's no mistaking when the camera is in sleep or privacy mode and when it's activated.
And speaking of being watched; while we were in the Orange County Convention Center, OnSSI’s IP-based video surveillance system, which consisted of approximately 300 5-megapixel cameras running Ocularis software, were keeping an eye on everything. It looks like the word got around, too, because we have not yet been alerted to any dumb criminals getting caught in the act at this show.
We have plenty of show news, blog, photos and videos on our ASIS 2011 News Center if you want to re-live the experience.
It was great to meet with familiar colleagues, who now feel like friends, as well as new ones, who I look forward to seeing again, possibly at ISC Solutions in New York!
Sherleen Mahoney is a Web managing editor at 1105 Media.