Security as a service: How video analytics is changing the industry

    With security becoming an ever more important consideration for many organizations, there is a growing trend for outsourcing security and guarding responsibilities to third party providers. This is not only true for large enterprises and critical infrastructure facilities; schools, smaller factories, offices and construction sites are all examples of customers who are increasingly enlisting the […]

      The truth behind next day delivery

      If you are an online shopper, you will appreciate the magic of next day deliveries. But, have you ever thought about the logistics that make this possible? All the goods that have to be shipped from A to B to C, with tight deadlines and using different transport modes that stretch across multiple geographies – […]

        Intelligent video: Five cool things you can do with video analytics

        With network video cameras continuing to replace analog installations, I have seen a growing trend for adding on valuable extra functionality. As the images captured have become more detailed, cameras are also becoming much, much smarter. Video analytics has come a long way since I started in this industry – with applications ranging from motion […]

          Video surveillance for small businesses – not just for catching bad guys

          One of the best things about working with small businesses is seeing the wide variety of scenarios where technology can be such a help to owners and managers, and then how a simple investment ends up having a myriad of other uses. One of my favorite examples is that from Elise Ogden and Amy Telzrow, […]

            Future trends of intelligent video usage in public transport

            Large surveillance systems are often monitored manually today and security operators cannot view many video feeds at the same time. The level of concentration needed to keep an eye out for suspicious activities requires breaks and short intervals of work. In a market survey by international association of public transport UITP, one of the members […]

              Not too big, not too small: Mid sized security users are a special breed

              Users of security and surveillance come in all shapes and sizes – and I’m not talking about the actual people who use these systems! The businesses, institutions, organizations and other types of operations that require security solutions vary widely. Typically, we like to think of them in a simple soft drink model – small, medium […]