Using video analytics to drive sustainability in business

    The growth in the sophistication of video analytics brings the opportunity to apply surveillance equipment beyond security and into business intelligence and decision-making. The insight provided into business operations has multiple applications, leading to significant potential cost savings and the promotion of sustainable business practices. A group of students from Aalto University in Helsinki used […]

      What’s New in Network Audio?

      Growth in the capabilities of network audio technology has the potential to revolutionize the way in which audio is used in many different situations, from customer experience to security. In this post, we look at some of the hot topics in networked audio. Improved customer experience In the increasingly competitive retail space, merchants are looking […]

        6 questions you may have forgotten to ask when developing your perimeter protection plan

        It takes more to protect a perimeter than simply building a tall fence topped with barbed wire. A well-secured perimeter contains myriad layers of defenses reinforced with robust security solutions. More than ever before, organizations are realizing the value of stopping criminals well before they can damage property, or hurt customers or employees. In fact, […]

          Fighting fire with cameras

          Thousands of deliberate fires are recorded by fire and rescue services every year. Arsonists set fire not just to forests, but also to landfills, bins and parked cars, causing critical damage to the environment and putting the safety of citizens at risk. During 2007-2011 alone, an estimated 282,600 intentional fires per year were reported to […]

            Reducing the costs of video surveillance

            It’s an obvious thing to say, but there isn’t a business anywhere which doesn’t have an interest in reducing costs wherever possible, without negatively impacting performance. When it comes to security, of course, any efforts to control costs must be balanced finely against the potential effect on the organisation’s exposure to risk. Video surveillance – […]