Future-proofing video surveillance investments with edge analytics

    You’ve probably heard of ‘edge analytics’ (or ‘analytics on the edge’) in relation to video surveillance. Put in its simplest form, it relates to increasingly powerful video analytics taking place on the ‘edge’ of the network, i.e. in the camera itself. My colleague Andres Vigren’s recent post provides a great introduction. As with any new […]

      Safety and security for growing businesses

      In broad terms, growth is the goal for every business. For most businesses financial growth results in physical growth: more employees, bigger offices, larger warehouses and sites. And while these factors are signs of a business doing well, all of them bring associated security and safety risks that need to be managed. However, it’s obvious […]

        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 […]

          4 ways that audio solutions can contribute to a smarter and safer city

          Discussions around safety and security in smart cities often focus heavily on the visual. This is not unreasonable; cameras are crucially important to any effective security system and with advances in camera technology, they are better than ever. But the value of audio should not be overlooked, and can be used as a valuable complement and even […]

            Back to the future: continuous recording within grasp (once again)

            Outside of the security sector, the perception that many people have of video surveillance is shaped by what they’ve seen in movies and TV shows; cameras always recording, with the footage saved onto video tape and stored until whichever detective or private investigator wants to review an incident. There’s some truth in this perception, of […]

              Video and beyond: the multiple benefits of explosion-protected cameras

              Explosion-protected cameras are, as their name suggests, designed to remove the risk of the camera creating a spark that could cause an explosion in a hazardous environment (though this is often confused with explosion-proof cameras). While this is, of course, a key feature, it doesn’t fully describe the multiple benefits that explosion-protected cameras can bring. […]

                Explosion-protected cameras, explosionproof cameras and flameproof cameras. What’s the difference?

                We’ll admit it, the technology industry can be terrible for creating jargon which almost seems designed to confuse rather than bring clarity. In our area of the sector, a question we’re often asked is: “What’s the difference between an explosion-protected camera, an explosionproof camera and a flameproof camera?” In truth, the answer is: “Not very […]