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 […]

      How retailers can use network audio to level up in-store operations

      We are all used to hearing promotions, call-outs and notifications about closing time when shopping. Speakers in stores have been helpful for decades. But what about network audio, how can retailers benefit from using those instead of traditional speaker systems? And what happens when connecting audio with video? There are a number of ways that […]

        Balancing value and total cost of ownership in city surveillance

        As data becomes more valuable and important to cities in realizing their smart city vision, authorities are investing in technologies that create, collect and analyze data. Video surveillance cameras and connected devices – the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) – are central among them. Every technology used in a city comes at a cost, including […]

          Passengers in focus: how video and connected technology are transforming public transport

          When Deutsche Bahn presented its S-Bahn train of the future, it delivered a 22.5 meter prototype vehicle that could be individually adapted to meet the real-time needs of travelers. This included adjustable standing and seating that can be changed to meet capacity requirements, free up extra space for bicycles and scooters, and provide additional wheelchair […]

            “What is a smart city?”

            Despite the global smart city hype, with daily headlines about new smart city projects, cities competing to be the smartest and governments around the world investing billions in smart cities, I frequently hear someone say “But what is a smart city?”. Today, many of us turn to Google to find quick answers, and when googling […]

              Surveillance solutions for efficient parking management

              First impressions matter. For many businesses, schools, shopping centres, airports, and hospitals, this means that parking will play an important role in shaping the overall visitor experience. However, parking areas represent not only a secure space for visitors’ vehicles, but also an opportunity for revenue, and a key component of the flow of traffic around […]

                Describing the details that matter: the importance of video metadata

                Effective surveillance solutions need to make complicated scenes simple to understand and act on. In practice, that requires gathering huge amounts of details in video and/or audio streams from what can potentially include a lot of sources. The more devices there are in the system, the greater the amount of potential details-of-interest that there could […]

                  Transforming the shopping mall experience with smart technology

                  Since their mid-20th century rise, shopping malls have been shifting and changing to suit consumer habits and needs. Once designed to include a few shops anchored by major department stores, these structures have evolved as destinations for work, lifestyle and play. It’s now not uncommon for shopping malls to be a mix of retail, restaurants, […]