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Analog video solutions rely on outdated technology.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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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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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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