A Guide to Connected Lighting for IP Video Surveillance

Connectivity is the heartbeat of smart technology. Connectivity between devices improves the quality of decision making from each device, the level of service that each device can provide, and magnifies the value of the overall system. A truly smart device can make relevant decisions, whether that decision is a recommendation on Netflix or Spotify, automatic windscreen wipers that operate when rain is detected or smart heating that turns on 30 minutes before we arrive home from work. To be smart a device has to be connected to other sensors, whether…

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Building a Future-Proof Data Processing Solution with Intelligent IoT Gateways

To date, most discussions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) have been about connecting new devices and rapidly bringing them online. In this white paper we look at the implications of bringing such a large number of devices online, namely, the need for efficient methods to collect information from these devices, and discuss how to handle the large amount of data collected from these devices. Industrial IoT solutions are judged on their ability to adapt to various data acquisition needs and how they can transform the data collected from…

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Maximising the Benefits of C3 (Command & Control Centre)

A command and control centre (CCC), by definition, centralises the monitoring, control and command of an organisation’s overall operations. It is most often associated with crisis or disaster management in the context of a city or state government body, police or even military agencies. It is also used by universities, transportation departments, utility companies, and any other organisations that need to manage distributed operations. Command centres have been a critical element for successful management of operations and/ or security management, and have been transforming with the advancements in the technological…

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Honeywell Cyber Security & IP Video Surveillance 2017

Analog video solutions rely on outdated technology. These systems have made way for more secure, IP-based video surveillance systems to provide reliable and cost-efficient solutions in today’s information-rich, digital world. Modern IP technology can enable effective and manageable video surveillance to protect people, their information and their properties, and help ensure continuous operation. It can also create the potential for enhanced safety and security benefits for our society to prevent costly security incidents. However, the cyber security of IP technology has been challenged by the pace of technology transition and…

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A New Alternative to Video Transmission Over Ethernet For Industrial Security Applications

By Bruce M. Berman – ComNet Vice President of New Business Development The industrial security market has been witnessing the gradual transition to video, audio, and data transmission over Ethernet since the beginning of this decade. This change has impacted numerous other markets as well, including the transportation, factory automation/ industrial control, and utility/ electric power transmission and distribution markets. Prior to the introduction of video over IP (or Internet Protocol), a separate network of analog or digitally encoded video was typically utilized for hauling the video from the edge…

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Enhanced Ethernet Technology (ePoE)

The current strongly developing surveillance industry has given rise to a significant number of solutions and technologies that can be divided into two main areas – Analog Technology and Network Surveillance Technology. Analog surveillance systems adopt a point-to-point connection to transmit data directly from one device to another – namely, an analog camera connected by coaxial cable to the port of a DVR allows the camera feed to be viewed, thus achieving its surveillance functionality. If the camera feed is to be viewed remotely, a remote network connection must be…

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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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‘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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