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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Smart Coding Technology

Video surveillance techniques since the launch of IP cameras have seen many technological advances that have delivered increased resolution and improved picture quality through better lenses, sensor and image processing technology. These advancements are capable of bringing much needed improvements in evidential image quality and enable the user to realize the investments made in CCTV through deliverable results in terms of clear identification. Delivering these advancements requires additional design thinking in terms of total bit rate throughput. Typically higher resolutions FHD & 4K require much greater bandwidths that impact on…

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NIST New Roadmap Charts Path to Reduced Fire Hazards from Materials

NIST firefighters Justin Grossnickle and Martin Neal look over the end of a controlled test to study the impact of fire on cross-laminated timber buildings. CLT is a construction material identified in a new NIST report as needing more flammability research. Fire researchers tell that there’s a simple solution for reducing fire hazards and that is to eliminate flammable materials. If it doesn’t burn, the experts say, then there won’t be a fire. Of course, that option isn’t very practical or realistic; after all, who wants to sit on a…

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NIST : Updates Risk Management Framework to Incorporate Privacy Considerations

Augmenting its efforts to protect the nation’s critical assets from cybersecurity threats as well as protect individuals’ privacy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft update to its Risk Management Framework (RMF) to help organizations more easily meet these goals. The RMF update, formally titled Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-37 Revision 2, is a guidance document designed to help organizations assess and manage risks to their information and systems. Previous versions of the RMF were primarily concerned with cybersecurity protections from external threats. The…

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