False fire alarms continue to increase in communities throughout the world. As the trend persists, numerous jurisdictions have attempted to mitigate the issue, often with less than acceptable results.
- By Jamie Paul
- Jan 27, 2022
What once began as technology typically reserved and embraced by law enforcement, wearable video continues to find applications and use-cases in a host of new verticals and industries.
- By Jason Ouellette
- Dec 01, 2021
City populations are growing and our resources are under strain. That’s why we need to rethink city living – not tomorrow but now. Fortunately, many forward-thinking city authorities are showing us a way to address this, based on connected video technology.
For a first responder rushing into a building emergency, losing communication with their teams inside or outside of the building can be terrifying.
- By Mahesh Nanjakla
- Oct 01, 2021
Sherlock Holmes is known the world over for his amazing use of, induction, deduction, forensic science, elementary observation, and logic to successfully investigate and crack crime cases.
- By David Petrook
- Sep 28, 2021
Making good policy decisions requires data. Cities, for example, need a clear picture of their curbs before implementing any changes to parking allocation, prices, or bylaws. But today gaining this understanding can be difficult because demand for the curb is changing.
- By Michael Bradner
- Aug 02, 2021
When the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that the 2021 US Open was taking place at the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA, there was an excitement in and around the city.
- By Fredrik Wallberg
- Jul 26, 2021
The Baltimore City Council voted overwhelmingly earlier this week to pass one of the strictest facial recognition bans in the United States.
When navigating the Smart City market, it is wise to speak to the priorities and concerns of diverse stakeholders, many of whom might lie outside the security integrator’s traditional business.
- By Kevin Taylor
- Apr 01, 2021
If you have the technology, why not use it. The Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) is focused on a new camera solution to track down violent criminals.
When the number of people working from home rapidly increased in the spring of 2020, organizations everywhere had to adapt quickly.
- By Bob Carter
- Feb 01, 2021
Since June, protests have been happening across the United States. As civil disobedience increases, law enforcement agencies will prepare for the possibility of protests across the country. The potential continuation of political unrest means private security professionals must also be prepared with a plan that is tactically sound and protective of people and property.
- By Michael Morrison, Josh Hocieniec
- Nov 23, 2020
The American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) has developed a comprehensive training and education program designed as a vital step in strengthening community trust and respect for law enforcement.
A federal judge mandate will make sure that California correctional officers will now be required to use body cameras while interacting with inmates inside a state prison.
Organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show announced the 2021 event will be online-only.
An off-duty Allied Universal security guard, Phillip Blanks, caught a three-year-old child who was dropped from a burning apartment in Phoenix last week. As smoke and flames engulfed the apartment, Blanks saw what was happening and ran towards the building.
Weeks of protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd have placed renewed attention on police body-worn cameras, whose two largest U.S. manufacturers have a significant Seattle presence.
- By Geoff Baker
- Jul 07, 2020
Short of “taking intermediate steps toward ending” nine members of the Minneapolis City Council have announced plans to disband the city’s police department. The group represents a majority of the 12-person council.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jun 08, 2020
13,720 cloud-managed cameras deployed in a cyber-secure city-wide surveillance program using 4G connectivity
According to several predictions, urban areas will see a population increase of 2.5 billion people by 2050. When combined with the rise of smart and connected cities, this growth in urban population is posing a new set of complex security and safety challenges.
- By Bob Carter
- Apr 09, 2020