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 […]

      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 […]

        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 […]

            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 […]

              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 […]