Beneath the buzzwords: AI, video analytics, edge computing and more

    This post is written by Albert Unterberger, owner at Unterberger Consult with extensive experience in the security industry. Read more about Albert at the bottom of this page. As the dictionary definition puts it, a buzzword is: “A word or expression from a particular subject area that has become fashionable by being used a lot.” […]

      How can banks balance privacy with safety and security in branches?

      Safety and security have always been a priority in banks as a way of ensuring that both the people inside the building and the bank’s assets are protected from harm. However, with the increase of video surveillance to ensure safety and security, the privacy of workers and visitors to bank branches needs to be addressed. […]

        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 […]

          Universities today, Smart Cities tomorrow

          Not only are public-private partnerships necessary for a Smart City, universities can also turn into a key factor for the development of innovative projects and improvement in the quality of life. Universities can bring great benefits to the entire process, as proving grounds for Smart Cities innovation and as places where students can offer their […]

            Ease of use brings value from video surveillance

            Any technology is only as valuable as the user’s skills and ability to operate it. Looking at how we use business software applications, or only use a small part of the functionality on our mobile phones, it becomes clear how technology is rarely used to its full potential. Indeed, the accepted Technology Acceptance Model (which […]

              How to Bridge the Gap Between Healthcare Security and Law Enforcement

                This post is also written by guest author, Robert “Mickey” Watson, CHPA, CHEP, Operational Consultant / Risk Specialist at Skynet Integrations LLC. Read more about Mickey at the bottom of this page. What is the role of law enforcement professionals in healthcare settings? In the case of a violent incident at a healthcare facility, […]

                Ensuring privacy when undertaking surveillance

                Surveillance and privacy are not natural bedfellows. However, as the public begin to understand how surveillance can help with their safety and security, the use of surveillance in public places is becoming more accepted. While privacy has always been a priority in the surveillance industry, public awareness over their rights has been heightened by initiatives […]