Listening in – why audio capture is the secret ingredient to effective surveillance

    Imagine joining an important video conference call where all the microphones were muted. Even though you could read the facial expressions from other attendees and may be able to understand a few words, you’re only getting half of the story. Audio adds rich information to the experience, ensuring that everyone involved is on the same […]

      Top reasons why a small business can benefit from video surveillance

      Small business owners work hard. Arriving first and leaving last, they often take their work home with them to ensure their business is as successful as possible. Because of this, many business owners don’t take vacations and, when they do, they spend a lot of time worrying about how things are running in their absence. […]

        The importance of testing analytics algorithms in the real world

        Anything developed and tested in ideal ‘lab’ conditions can find its performance compromised in real-world environments. The perfect conditions in a wind tunnel might, on paper, have a designer believe she’s engineered the world’s best Formula One racing car. But on a blustery April day on the Portuguese coast the testing models can, quite literally, […]

          What factors should you consider for optimal video analytics performance?

          AI continues to be hailed as the technology that will augment and improve human performance in many sectors and the video surveillance industry is no exception. AI-based analytics is increasingly being used to quickly process large amounts of data and trigger actions. These functions help to support a security team when monitoring large and changing […]

            The smarter future of autonomous retail

            While the foundation of autonomous retail has been built up over the past few years, it is only now that retailers are beginning to fully experiment with the technology. Indeed, a small number of businesses have already forged ahead, including Amazon with the expansion of its Amazon Go chain and related app now seeing a […]

              The future of supermarkets is automated: IP-based security solutions enable advanced shopping

              Imagine you’re about to enter a supermarket. The doors open automatically after scanning your individual QR code, a pre-recorded voice message welcomes you to the store, background-music starts playing, and a voice informs you about the latest offers – tailored to your interests. This scenario of a digitalised store is no longer a far-off dream […]