Industry’s Views

Road Safety & Transportation Security in India Road accidents have emerged as a major public health hazard globally, and more so in India that is one of the worst affected with about 5 lakhs accidents killing nearly 1.5 lakh people and leaving thrice the number injured per year for the last few years. India marks one of the highest growth rates of motorisation in the world, thanks to rapid urbanisation and economic growth of middle class, which gravely impact the road safety level of the country. Though the road safety…

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The Chairman, IRF Speaks

Road Safety & Transportation Security in India   Potholes and large ditches, failure of traffic signals, rash driving and incidences of road rage, and alike are the usual phenomena on roads – both city roads and national highways – causing severe life hazards for the commuters. The news of road accidents, and accidental deaths and injuries and corresponding damages are the common sights on the pages of newspapers and TV screens today. Recent security lapse of horse racing on the Noida Expressway and incidences of high speed vehicles hitting pedestrians…

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Autonomy & Safety Technology for Vehicles

New research on consumer preferences for full autonomy in new vehicles finds the technology is not yet popular among a broad audience, according to analysts at IHS Markit. Ironically, the same audience ranked it among the very features they would be willing to pay the most for in their next new vehicle purchase. The IHS research findings demonstrate a wide variety of viewpoints from consumers across leading global markets. Blind spot detection ranked highest as the most desired features among all audiences, young and old, and propensity to pay for…

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Smart City Solution

Ever expanding, cities today must pay more attention to protect their people and properties. It is evident to anyone with access to global news that now even the most developed cities are faced with huge safety threats, ranging from terrorists’ attacks aiming at well-populated areas and historically significant places to road accidents that keep increasing with the number of automobiles. A smart and integrated system for urban security is an urgent need, which Dahua is competent to provide. Time to do it smartly Boasting its AI technologies and highly integrated…

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Taking the Pulse of City Traffic

Smart sensors provide insight in city traffic dynamics and provide the basics for informed decisions and traffic improvements The problem of traffic congestion in cities is not likely to go away in the next decades. In order to get a grip on the problem, city authorities around the world are increasingly making use of smart technologies to get real-time insight into their traffic situation. By collecting traffic data, they are hoping to make informed decisions to improve the quality of life of anyone living, working and travelling in the city.…

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Deepening the Value of Surveillance

Deep Learning has swept through the IT industry, bringing benefits and better classifications to a number of applications. Inspired by the way the human brain works, the technology uses a layered learning process to enable the computer to classify, store and access data, which it can then refer to for learning. This means it can use a whole image to recognise, rather than relying on separate elements of that image. This is a cumulative process – the more elements it has to draw on, the better the classification – thus,…

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‘POWERS’ The Lighting Standard For Video Surveillance

The security industry has long suffered from a lack of accepted standards for the measurement of illumination distances. Published illuminator distances have been left to the subjective interpretation of individual manufacturers – resulting in varying claims. This has always made it virtually impossible for consultants, installers and end-users to specify surveillance lighting with confidence to reliably compare products and achieve a consistent level of performance. After facing this challenge for last 25 years, Raytec have tackled this problem head on by publishing the industry’s first open and transparent standard for…

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State of Security Training in India

The Private Security Sector (PSS), which employs the second largest manpower in India after the agriculture sector, is a moderately motivated sector of the country. The sector engages approximately seven million people today and is growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent. But unfortunately, majority of job-seekers and already employed members of the sector are found unwilling to adopt security profession and resort to it as their last option. The employment normally comprises youth who lack in education and training, and hail from the weaker sections of the…

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