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 […]

          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 […]

            Tackling the issue of noise pollution in smart cities

            Noise pollution is the second most damaging environmental threat to human health of the modern day. This may come as a surprise to many. Sure, it can be annoying hearing the constant thrum of traffic or music from a club in the early hours, but second most dangerous? Unfortunately, it is very much the case. […]

              Artificial intelligence on the edge: the opportunities for video surveillance

              In the world of video surveillance, one of the primary benefits of edge computing will be the ability to undertake advanced analytics using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning within cameras themselves. Firstly, what do we mean by “on the edge”? The number of devices on the edge of our security networks is growing and […]