March Need Buy-in from IT on the Next Security Install

With increasing concerns about cybersecurity, it’s no surprise that many organizations are expanding the role of their IT departments. Cyberattacks are now rated one of the top risks to global business, alongside natural disasters. Because no business wants to be the victim of a data breach, organizations are working hard to bolster their cyber defenses, and those responsibilities fall squarely on the shoulders of IT. As a security integrator or installer of network video recorders and IP cameras, one must be able to answer questions from IT on how the…

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Vectron and MOBOTIX Heightened Security and Improved Prevention

Vectron, a leading provider of point of sale systems for bakeries and restaurants, and MOBOTIX, a leading provider of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security systems, are offering a joint video solution for retail establishments, restaurants and bakeries. This involves linking the transaction data from the Vectron point of sale system for each sales process with video data from the MOBOTIX IP camera and storing it. This allows POS discrepancies to be quickly resolved, increases on-site security at retail locations, bakeries and restaurants, and boosts sales by enabling optimized shop…

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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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The Proxim Advantage Video Security via Wireless

Over the years there have been two distinct trends that have combined to boost the video surveillance or monitoring market evermore into the forefront of discussions. The first has been the rise in terrorism, vandalism, refugee populations crossing borders and additional global turmoil. The second trend has been the advancement in video camera technology – from analog NTSC or PAL standard definition video formats to IP based cameras supporting full frame rate (30fps) 1080p HD video. The technology behind video security has progressed significantly in the last 10 years. With…

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Role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

After four years of preparation and debate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. The Regulation was adopted and published on 27 April 2016 and will be enforceable on and from 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU) whilst addressing the export…

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Integration of VMS with Third-party Systems to Improve Business Operations & ROI

Video management software has become an indispensable part of security and surveillance applications. With the advent of cloud-based video surveillance, the power of VMS cannot be limited to just video monitoring. The new age VMS systems with intelligent video analytics are capable of offering much more than surveillance. The cloud-based VMS systems not only fulfill comprehensive surveillance needs of the businesses, but also complement other business processes, which may directly or indirectly reflect into the business ROI. Whether it is a new VMS installation or upgradation of an existing VMS system,…

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Protect Education from Cyberthreats

Across the world, the year 2016 turned out to be quite eventful for cybersecurity with multiple, major threats and breaches reported. It is the time to prevent cyber-threats lurking around India’s educational institutions. Broadly speaking, we understand cybersecurity as the preventive techniques used to protect the integrity of networks, programs and data from attack, damage, or unauthorised access. Over the years, cybersecurity has become a massive undertaking with the growing need to protect information and systems from major cyberthreats such as cyberterrorism, cyberwarfare and cyberespionage. Furthermore, the impact of these…

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