The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021

    It’s useful when looking forward to first look backward: hindsight has a wonderful way of providing context for future-gazing activity. And when looking back over the past year, one insight could understandably be that attempting to predict the future is a futile activity! While the COVID-19 pandemic had taken hold in Asia before the end […]

      Delivering dependable technology today, for tomorrow’s smart cities

      Cities are in constant flux, with authorities expected to develop them to provide a high quality of life for their citizens. At the same time, those authorities must be prepared for future trends such as increased urbanization. Cities are using technology and data to analyse, prioritize, make decisions and use resources as efficiently as possible. […]

        Artificial intelligence on the edge: the opportunities for video surveillance

        In the world of video surveillance, one of the primary benefits of edge computing will be the ability to undertake advanced analytics using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning within cameras themselves. Firstly, what do we mean by “on the edge”? The number of devices on the edge of our security networks is growing and […]

          Security surveillance’s role in bank branch transformation

          Retail banking has been transformed over the past decade and the role of the bank branch is also evolving fast, revising and adapting for today’s needs. Things you’d never have seen in a branch ten years ago are becoming much more common, such as casual meeting spaces, digital hubs and cafés. While these innovations have been […]

            Intelligent prevention – how technology can help reduce UK rail suicides

            Over the 2019/20 financial year, there were a staggering 283 suicides on the British rail network. These actions, of course, have a long-lasting impact on friends, family, witnesses and emergency first responders. Ultimately, those who are burdened with seeing such an event often require ongoing support, affecting both their work and private lives. In addition to its […]

              The multiple benefits of video surveillance in manufacturing

              Manufacturing is a complex business, and manufacturing plants feature a number of areas of potential security risk and health and safety guidelines to adhere to. There are many areas of a manufacturing business where video can play a valuable role: from the car park, to entrances and exits, office areas, delivery and dispatch and, of […]

                How does surveillance help make a smarter, safer city?

                What is a Smart City? There are many different ways to answer the question “what is a smart city”, as there are a lot of potential factors that can make a city “smart”. However, there is no universally accepted definition of a smart city; it varies between cities and countries, depending on their level of […]

                  The potential for MQTT in realizing the smart city vision

                  The technology industry loves an acronym, and here’s one might be new to a lot of people: MQTT. And while the acronym itself doesn’t give much away, even the expanded version – Message Queue Telemetry Transport – doesn’t help a great deal more, nor give a sense of its potential. But as a communications protocol […]