5 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2020

    I always start the forward-looking technology trends blog post with a glance back at what was written last year. Not only is it borne from a curiosity about the accuracy of my future-gazing (which is always a risky activity!), but it’s interesting to see if any new trends have emerged during the year that we […]

      From trust to population dynamics: the broader trends affecting the security sector in 2020

      As a technology company, it’s obvious to say that we need to be highly aware of advancements and trends in technology in order to apply them in our solutions. For the past few years we have published a blog post which looks at the technology trends that will affect the security and surveillance industry over […]

        Personalization: The heart of the retail revolution

        “The customer is always right” has long been every retailer’s mantra. But with more stock and larger stores to maintain and manage, focusing on customers can be tricky amongst the operational requirements retail staff face daily. Customers are easily attracted through floor tactics such as in store events, having more dynamic in-store experiences and personalized […]

          Marketing research as continuous practice in Retail

          If the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus sat in front of a notebook today to analyze customer flow data from a department store dashboard, he would certainly say “I told you so”. According to him, nothing is permanent except change. This ancient perspective, which highlights the ever-changing nature of things, can be verified by any retail manager […]

            Building smart cities for real: Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

            I have been speaking about smart cities for several years now and, as part of this, I was often asked to define, “What is meant by a smart city?” However, now that smart cities are no longer just concepts, the conversation has started to shift.  Technological developments have led to a rapid rise of smart […]

              Critical Infrastructure safety and security: Oil & Gas as the ideal example

              Its name highlights its importance. Critical Infrastructure is defined as those systems, networks and assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy. Areas of Critical Infrastructure include the provision of energy, the extraction and production of oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, water treatment and sewage, food production, and manufacturing. All of […]

                Enhancing the bank customer experience with video analytics and audio

                What is the best way to stand out in a highly regulated market where largely the same product offerings are available to every consumer? And most important, how do you maintain customer loyalty in such a commoditized market? This is the challenge for the world’s retail banks. Many would argue that exceptional customer service is […]

                  Filming rats and bats in the urban jungle of Amsterdam

                  If I have learned anything since I started working in the marketing team at Axis Benelux, it is that our cameras can serve many purposes other than security.  Axis solutions can be quite useful for improving a business’ efficiency, or helping enhance the sustainability practices of an entire city. The extent of the camera’s usefulness […]