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. […]

      Fighting fire with cameras – an innovative and logical step forward

      Thousands of fires are recorded by fire and rescue services every year. These can have wide ranging causes, but the effect is always devastating if not immediately halted. The 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as the Black Summer is the perfect example, with over 18 million hectares destroyed. Fire is not a problem contained […]

        How thermal cameras boost your surveillance solution

        Thermal cameras can be used for various applications where accurate detection is crucial. From perimeter protection and detecting changes to ambient temperatures to patient monitoring to ensuring equipment is operating safely and many more. Thermal cameras are continuing to grow in popularity due to their ability to detect potential threats and reduce false alarms – […]

          How panoramic cameras eliminate blind spots and reduce total cost of ownership

          The word panoramic originated in the late 18th century as a portmanteau of the words ‘pan’ (all) and the Greek ‘hórāma’, roughly translated to ‘see’. Together they effectively mean ‘all seeing’, which in the case of panoramic cameras, could not be more apt. Panoramic cameras are designed to give a much wider field of view […]

            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 […]

              The role of IP audio and video analytics in modern retail

              As another UK and Irish lock down slowly comes to a conclusion with an impressive vaccine roll-out ably assisted by retailers and the brilliant work by key workers to reduce the threat of Covid-19, the government have given us a glimpse of when and under what restrictions, non-essential brick and mortar retail may open and […]