Next stop: a lasting sense of citizen security

    The explosive growth in urban population and commuter traffic forces many cities to rethink how they manage citizen security and their urban transport systems. This was certainly the case for the city of Vicente López just north of Buenos Aires. A large percentage of its population of around 300,000 commute daily to Buenos Aires – […]

      Security as a service: How video analytics is changing the industry

      With security becoming an ever more important consideration for many organizations, there is a growing trend for outsourcing security and guarding responsibilities to third party providers. This is not only true for large enterprises and critical infrastructure facilities; schools, smaller factories, offices and construction sites are all examples of customers who are increasingly enlisting the […]

        Intelligent video: Five cool things you can do with video analytics

        With network video cameras continuing to replace analog installations, I have seen a growing trend for adding on valuable extra functionality. As the images captured have become more detailed, cameras are also becoming much, much smarter. Video analytics has come a long way since I started in this industry – with applications ranging from motion […]

          Video surveillance for small businesses – not just for catching bad guys

          One of the best things about working with small businesses is seeing the wide variety of scenarios where technology can be such a help to owners and managers, and then how a simple investment ends up having a myriad of other uses. One of my favorite examples is that from Elise Ogden and Amy Telzrow, […]

            Video surveillance cameras: Not just for security anymore

            It used to be that video surveillance was considered just a security application. Organizations would use cameras to ‘keep an eye on things’ in mainly a defensive or preventive posture. In large companies, those using video surveillance would typically hold a security role. Today, the capabilities of video make it a useful tool for a […]