“What the heck is a smart city?”

    Despite the global smart city hype, with daily headlines about new smart city projects, cities competing to be the smartest and governments around the world investing billions in smart cities, I frequently hear someone say “But what the heck is a smart city?”. Today, many of us turn to Google to find quick answers, and […]

      Cameras where cameras have never been before

      In many scenarios, the size and visibility of a surveillance camera is of little importance. Indeed, visible cameras can often act as a useful deterrent to potential criminals, and therefore high visibility is a benefit and desired. And when surveillance cameras need to withstand harsh conditions and poor weather, in being robust they also naturally […]

        Shopping as entertainment: retail outlets challenge their digital counterparts

        We attended this year’s EuroCIS, a leading fair for retailers held in Düsseldorf, to see what trends and developments the 12,000 visitors from Europe and abroad are seeing in the area of retail technology. At the show we presented our newest solutions for security and store optimization. But we weren’t only showcasing network cameras in […]

          Celebrating 10 years of onboard network cameras

          Since the world’s first network camera was launched back in  1996, the technology has developed enormously and now has a variety of uses in an ever-growing number of sectors. One area – which was initially reluctant to invest but has since made up a lot of ground – is transportation. Network cameras were first installed […]

            Getting smarter about perimeter and border protection with advanced analytics

            A major challenge in providing perimeter protection is not simply deploying video to help secure a perimeter or border. Rather, it is obtaining relevant video after installation, which ultimately yields best situational awareness for the operator. A significant amount of recorded and live video is never viewed. Why? High densities of IP cameras—common in Department […]

              Why supermarket security systems need thermal imaging

              Recent NEXO field tests have found that inventory shrinkage has led to retail companies losing more than 1% of their annual turnover. A combination of employee dishonesty, shoplifting, vendor fraud and administrative errors have resulted in store managers losing large amounts of revenue on a daily basis. The lost revenue isn’t just felt by retailers […]