“What the heck 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 the heck is a smart city?”. Today, many of us turn to Google to find quick answers, and […]

      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 […]

        Cybersecurity for financial institutions

        Few businesses are as aware of the critical need to be fully prepared for potential attacks from cybercriminals as banks. And it’s not surprising, when research shows that banks have to fend off, on average, 85 cyber attacks every year, a third of which are successful. And as much as any financial loss that might […]

          Implementing IoT Technology within a Real-Estate platform model

            The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has propelled us into a new information age in which data is now king. Businesses are beginning to collect, store and utilise data generated from smart, network connected devices in increasingly intelligent ways, which has created new opportunities also within the real-estate industry. The most effective […]

            The untapped potential of video analytics in bank branch transformation

            Given the growth in digital and mobile banking, every retail bank in the world is faced with the challenge of how to transform its network of branches. Though the number of physical bank branches in many markets across the world is reducing (though not all, it must be said) they are far from disappearing entirely. […]

              Cameras where cameras have never been before

              In many scenarios, the size and visibility of a surveillance camera is of little importance. Indeed, visible cameras can often act as a useful deterrent to potential criminals, and therefore high visibility is a benefit and desired. And when surveillance cameras need to withstand harsh conditions and poor weather, in being robust they also naturally […]

                Increasing protection with drone detection analytics

                Dr. Markus Schoeler, Lead Engineer of Video Analytics at Dedrone, explores the new ways of dealing with drone intrusion. In January, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration officially reached one million registered drones in US airspace. Registration programs are emerging throughout the world. In its 2017 forecast, the FAA estimated that hobbyist […]