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Hitachi Video Management Platform—Scalable and Highly Available Turnkey Video Management

This report previews the results of ESG Lab hands-on evaluation and testing of Hitachi Video Management Platform (VMP) with a goal of validating the platform’s ability to provide a performant, highly available, and secure platform for advanced video applications.


What Do I Need to Know to Successfully Deploy Mobile Access?

Using a mobile device to gain access to different buildings is not only about solving a particular problem, it's also about doing things better. In the era of mobility and cloud computing, companies are increasingly concerned about the security and protection of their physical environment. Correctly implemented, mobile access has the potential to revolutionize the way we gain entry to doors, gates, networks and more.




H.265 High Efficiency Coding - Video Compression for Security Applications

H.265 (also known as High Efficiency Video Coding, or HEVC) was jointly developed by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group and the ISO/IEC Moving Pictures Experts Group, the same groups that worked together on the H.264 (or Advanced Video Coding, AVC) video compression standard. H.264 has been a very popular and successful compression standard in several markets including security; it was used as the coding and playback engine in video applications including QuickTime, Vimeo, YouTube, and Blu-ray disc players, as well as a wide range of digital security cameras, transmission, and recording devices.


Wireless Locks: Long Term Benefits vs Short Term Gains

Based on broad feedback from industry-­‐leading access control OEMs, integrators, consultants and end-­‐user organizations who have deployed wireless locks, this paper explores the long-­‐term TCO concerns associated with deploying wireless locks versus the potential short term cost benefits they may offer.


3M™ Safety & Security Window Films

3M™ Window Films can do more than shield you from high energy bills. They can help protect you from unwelcome events.


3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety and Security Window Film Helps Provide Protection for United States Military Personnel Traveling Through Twin Cities “Travel Oasis”

The Armed Forces Service Center in Minnesota provides members of the United States Armed Forces who are traveling through the Twin Cities area with a free place to rest and relax. It includes a lounge, kitchen, sleeping rooms, big-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi. Since it operates as a non-profit organization, the center is staffed mostly by volunteers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Opened in 1970, this travel oasis for military personnel has served more than 800,000 servicemen and women.


Improve Safety and Increase Peace of Mind with 3M Window Films

Property managers and facility engineers are very aware of 3-5 year paybacks commonly associated with 3M Sun Control Window Films, but how many of these same individuals are aware that window films can also be used to enhance the safety and security of their existing glass? The answer...over a million property managers and facility engineers.


Food Defense: What It Is, Why We Need It, and Where It’s Going?

As CEO of ISI Security, one of my jobs is keeping up with current security trends surrounding different industries and there is almost no other industry in which security impacts more people than the nation’s food supply. For the purposes of this discussion, food includes all commercially produced consumables.


Benefits of Standardizing the Video Security System

The benefits of standardizing on a single video recording platform are many but can be summarized as increasing operational quality. This document examines the many benefits of standardizing technology from user training and expertise to vendor management and leveraging buying power.


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