‘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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Paradigm Shift in the Security Threat Landscape

With the evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) the security challenges for industrial security are increasing exponentially. The 25 billion globally connected devices in 2015 are expected to double by 2020. On an average, each individual is expected to be connected to six things online in terms of sensors, smart objects and device clustered systems. Under this scenario, and given the fact that the weakest link will continue to define the robustness of any organizations security architecture, security vulnerabilities are poised to increase manifold, in terms of the scale, intensity…

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Designing Intelligent Retail Store

In-Store Video Analytics & Video Management Software Video surveillance has become an integral part of every retail store and its daily activities. Though it was mainly incorporated to maintain the security inside the store, the advent of video analytics and video management software helped businesses to leverage insights to improve business processes. These insights allow a store to stand out from rest of the competition and to provide top notch services to their customers on a consistent basis. Apart from the competition, retail stores also face problems such as pilferage…

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INDIA RISK SURVEY 2017

“The sixth edition of the India Risk Survey is based on a comprehensive survey spanning across several sectors of the economy and geographical regions of India. This survey is an endeavor to examine and evaluate the ‘potentially destructive’ risks to business undertakings in India. The survey encompasses 12 key risks that pose a number of threats to the entire economic ecosystem of the country. It is an attempt to sensitize the Government and the corporate world about emerging risks and possible dangers these risks could pose to business establishments. I…

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LTO Technology & Video Surveillance

Benefits and Best Practices The video surveillance industry has evolved dramatically over the last 50 years. From the days of whirring VCRs, where individuals were literally, ‘caught on (VHS) tape,’ to the introduc­tion of digital video recorders and spin­ning hard disks – and now, an era of network-based video surveillance and associated IT infrastructure. During this transition, the hard disk drive displaced VHS tape as the typical media for stor­ing video surveillance footage. Howev­er, with the number of higher megapixel cameras on the rise and longer retention requirements, end-users are…

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Critical Infrastructure Security and Smart Cities

Recently there have been several policies, simulations, active designing and implementation of smart city concepts in several locations around the world including India. Today, the world is talking about connecting everything to the internet. The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), a term used to draw together cyber-physical systems, the Internet Services and Internet of Things (IoT), has started to revolutionize projects such as smart grids and smart cities. There is no universally accepted definition of a smart city, with different schools of thoughts describing this concept in terms of annotations…

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CAPSI Launches Rakshak Awas Yojna (RAY)

Private Security Sector employs over 70 lakh individuals who are the source of livelihood, support and security for over 2 crores 80 lakhs dependents. Almost all security guards belong to economically weaker section (EWS) of the society and often live in slums and destitute due to their very low wages. The security guards who are ever ready to safeguard all, are themselves constrained to live in the most insecure environment. They are deprived of even their bare fundamentals of life including the basic civic infrastructure, social amenities and decent shelters;…

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