E-attendance BI’s Knock on the Door

In 1865 Richard Miller Devens, while talking about the then banker Sir Henry Furnese, in the book ‘Cyclopaedia of commercial and business Anecdotes,’ coined the term ‘Business Intelligence.’ The book states that Sir Furnese would maintain a complete and perfect train of business intelligence, throughout Holland, Flanders, France, and Germany. This resulted in him gaining various profits owing to his early receipt of information. In 1989 Howard Dresner proposed Business Intelligence as an umbrella term, to describe concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact based support…

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World’s Largest Cathedral Trusts Vicon To Delivering World-Class Security

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the largest Cathedral and fifth largest church building in the world has recently completed installation of a Vicon Valerus video management system to secure the Cathedral and surrounding 11.3 acre complex in Manhattan. As the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Cathedral is the site of daily religious services, community programing and social outreach. It also plays host to a busy schedule of art exhibitions, concerts, receptions, public and private events and visiting dignitaries, who have included Nelson Mandela, the…

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Americas: Hundreds of Human Trafficking Victims Rescued

Nearly 350 potential victims of sexual exploitation and forced labour have been rescued in an INTERPOL coordinated operation targeting human trafficking in the Caribbean, Central and South America. More than 500 police officers in 13 countries also arrested 22 individuals during Operation Libertad (3-9 April), held under the INTERPOL Project to combat human trafficking in the Caribbean. The Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) in Barbados hosted the operational coordination centre, with specialist officers from INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Human Beings unit deployed to the region. Support was provided by the INTERPOL…

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March SE2 Series IP Cameras

March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, introduces its SE2 series IP cameras. The new camera line delivers 1080p video and a comprehensive range of advanced features for indoor and outdoor applications. It also incorporates a smart low bit rate (LBR) setting that reduces bandwidth and storage consumption by 50% or more, making the SE2 series IP cameras a costeffective option for businesses with dozens or hundreds of surveillance cameras. Compatible with all March Networks video recording platforms including the 8000 series and 9000 series video recorders…

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4 Ways to Proactively Protect Your Home

The statistics don’t lie. Home burglary rates are high. According to a survey of 1,000 Australians, 1 in 5 people have had experienced a burglary or attempted burglary. When compared to the rest of the world, it’s clear we have a problem. The international average of home burglaries is 1.8%, and ours is 2.5%. This means that 1 in 40 Australian homes may be burglarized this year. These figures are startling, but you can take action to avoid becoming another statistic. Here are 4 easy ways to proactively protect your…

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How the Convergence of Physical Security and Cybersecurity will Benefit Businesses

The physical security industry is rapidly changing, ever evolving, and one that is growing faster than most other sectors of the greater global market. The latest research shows that the forecasted growth rates will be a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% and a total market revenue opportunity of $41.27B through 2022. These economic indicators make the industry a very attractive investment for entrepreneurs, and for investment from large corporations from other industries. At ISC West 2018, this was extremely evident as there was a palpable buzz from technologies…

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Cash Logistics & Private Security Agencies Flag Concerns over RBI Directive

The RBI has recently issued a notification regarding cash-in-transit companies involved in replenishment services of ATMs, cash pickups and drops. As per the notification, only those companies are recognized for these services which have a minimum net worth of INR 100 crore and a fleet of 300 vehicles, among other requirements. The cash logistics private security agencies at large don’t go well with the notification and voice their concerns. As Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) claims, the RBI decision has shaken more than 65 medium and small companies…

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Gujarat CSITMS Project of City Surveillance

A few years back, when Gujarat government decided to deploy CCTV based city surveillance and intelligent traffic management system (CSITMS) across major cities such as Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Gandhinagar, Infinova with successful integration with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) provided a real-time surveillance system that was able to integrate digital maps, video with good quality, and high-quality evidences for challan generation as well as court proceedings. Infinova’s video analytic capabilities included red light violation detection, wrong lane detection, over speed detection, automatic number plate recognition identifying traffic rule offenders, and other…

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