HID Global Upgrading Security at University of Hull

The University of Hull has brought their access control technology into the mobile age. To better serve its students while also increasing security throughout the campus, the university partnered with HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions. The partnership has provided the university more efficient access control to campus buildings and has improved the experience for students and staff. Challenges The University of Hull manages about 25,000 students and 2,500 staff identities with an expected increase in students year over year. Students and staff were accessing housing accommodations,…

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Four Ways Hikvision Offers State-of-the-Art False Alarm Filter to SMB Customers

Do SMB customers want the latest intelligent surveillance features without a full system upgrade? With Hikvision, they can enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge false alarm filter with an average of 90% accuracy while protecting their existing investment.   False alarm filter is one of the most intelligent features of modern surveillance systems. Designed to filter out movements from things like rain, leaves and animals, these systems focus on movements by relevant objects like people or vehicles. This prevents time and costs being wasted on nonthreatening events. Saving time and cost…

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Growth in Police Body-Worn Cameras Fuels Digital Evidence Management Market Evolution

The globally installed base for law enforcement and police body-worn cameras is forecast to increase by nearly 30 percent in 2018, exceeding 1.5 million bodyworn cameras in use worldwide. With a greater number of body-worn cameras in use and an associated increase in potential evidence collection, the capabilities of underlying digital evidence-management systems are becoming an increasingly critical factor in the ability of law enforcement to effectively manage and interpret huge repositories of digital evidence. IHS Markit describes digital evidence management software as software used to manage multimedia digital evidence.…

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8 Steps to Making Systems more Secure

Today we are seeing the rise of Internet of Things or IoT whereby literally billions of devices are increasingly being connected to the Internet, and sharing the information and data they collect. These could be simple devices like a thermostat or light bulb, or more complex devices like CCTV cameras and so-called smart bins. This inter-connectedness and ability to share information can bring intelligence and efficiency that could not have been imagined in the past. Today, buildings can optimize their performance to ensure they are meeting not only the requirements…

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Fortinet Receives SD-WAN Recommended Rating

Fortinet has announced its results from NSS Labs’ first software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) group test where its FortiGate SD-WAN excelled in every category showcasing a number of advantages including: Highest quality of experience for VoIP: Even under tough conditions, including environments with combinations of jitter, packet loss and latency, FortiGate SD-WAN delivered high quality of experience (QoE) for enterprisegrade voice and video applications. FortiGate SD-WAN showcased robust results for voice and video applications of 4.38 out of 4.41 and 4.26 out of 4.53, respectively. Lowest total cost of ownership…

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Synology launched ‘Surveillance Station 8.2

Synology Inc. has launched ‘Surveillance Station 8.2,’ a brand new LiveCam Security Camera App that instantly turns a phone into an IP camera. The iOS version is available at Apple Store and the Android version will be released this October. The revamped DS offers higher performance, along with the addition of IP speakers to the hardware support list. The next generation of application center offers greater flexibility for application management. “With the combination of LiveCam on iOS and the brand new DS cam, Surveillance Station has entered a mobile era…

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Apollo Security Emphasizes Customization with New Controller Series

Everyone can agree the convergence trend is in full force in the electronic security industry, and organizations are pushing more and more for integrated solutions that can not only enhance ROI but also solve problems that have traditionally been out of the realm of electronic physical security systems. This leaves system integrators and other solution providers in a difficult position as they scramble to be competitive especially when faced with an industry dominated by a few power players. Tackling this problem can now be a matter of survival for small…

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The Door is Open

In technology, the industry leaders of today are rarely the leaders of tomorrow. Technology innovations are being introduced to the market at an increasingly accelerated pace and the established multi-national companies that have long enjoyed strong market shares and growth rates are being challenged by hundreds of startups. This trend is ubiquitous in nearly every industry and vertical market, and continues to accelerate year after year. In the physical security industry, this technological disruption drastically transformed the largest sector of the industry in under 10 years and became the largest…

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