How surveillance technology can help cities achieve their sustainability goals

    Sustainability is an objective high on everyone’s agenda. In every nation across the globe, we all have a responsibility and role to play in building a more sustainable future. Cities have a disproportionate impact on the environment, and therefore have a greater role to play in meeting sustainability objectives. We have for a long time […]

      Unlock the possibilities of QR codes in access control

      In the last year and a half, QR codes* have become increasingly prominent for usage across different industries where low-touch solutions are even more sought after. Within access control systems, QR codes are often used as a credential for temporary and time-limited access to manage entry for visitors, employees, or deliveries. While traditional plastic cards […]

        Protecting critical infrastructure in a world of escalating cyberattacks

        Examples of the increasing number and severity of cyberattacks against critical infrastructure are, unfortunately, easier than ever to find. A recent example occurred in May 2021, when the hacking group DarkSide infected computers of Colonial Pipeline – the operator of the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in the United States – with ransomware […]

          How surveillance cameras add value to digital twin cities

          Virtual worlds have been receiving a lot of attention recently, not least due to the focus on the potential new ‘metaverse’ we’ll all no doubt be encouraged to join. From a smart city perspective, creating models of the processes and journeys occurring across the urban environment can bring many benefits, helping city authorities more quickly […]

            8 questions to ask when choosing a provider for your end-to-end surveillance solution

            If you’re in the market for a video surveillance system, there are many options to choose from.  The first question you might ask yourself is: What kind of system is right for me? Should I go with a multi-vendor solution  system or a complete end-to-end solution? In our previous blog post, we discuss why an end-to-end […]

              Using network surveillance to monitor and manage extreme weather

              Extreme weather has been and will always be a facet of the modern world, whether it be snowstorms, hurricanes bringing high winds, flooding caused by heavy rain, or wildfires spreading through forests during periods of searing high temperatures. In recent times, the ferocity of these events appears to be increasing due to the impact of […]

                The impact of GDPR on video surveillance

                On May 25 2018, the deadline for the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) loomed large on the calendars of organizations collecting and processing the personal data of people living in the EU. While the significant penalties for breach of the regulations were well-publicized, to many the implications of GDPR on […]

                  Video surveillance and the GDPR. What will change?

                  At a time when technology, including smart cameras, allows companies to collect much more sensitive information about individuals, more stringent supervision of the protection of personal data is vital. A video recording of an identifiable person naturally forms part of an individual’s personal data. The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which came into effect […]