Delivering predictability in total cost of ownership

    In a recent total cost of ownership (TCO) study, we showed that about a third of the total cost for the referenced video surveillance system incurred during the operational stages. In fact, studies from other IT industries show that the operating costs can be as much as 80% of the total lifecycle cost. While it […]

      Physical security and cybersecurity – are they so different?

      Who watches the watchmen? And who secures the security systems? It all seems very Catch-22 on the surface of it, but the idea of securing one’s security system does make very good sense. When it comes to IP security cameras though – should you be more concerned about their physical security or their cyber vulnerabilities? […]

        A Head for Heights: Virtual Reality Weather Cameras Create Stunning Mountain Panorama

        The world’s highest lookout tower made out of wood, the Pyramidenkogel in Carinthia, Austria, now has the world’s first weather panoramic camera with virtual reality. Based on two smartly-combined cameras from Axis, the PanoCloud service from the Austrian company WMS WebMediaSolutions automatically creates a high resolution 360° panoramic image from hundreds of single images several […]

          Enabling Smart Security

          What happens when you take security devices that are currently only used in stand-alone systems and connect them up via open standards-based protocols to be integrated into a much larger, all-encompassing technology grid? In short, they become smarter. Moving away from closed systems with proprietary standards, opening up and connecting devices to form smart technology […]

            Which technology trends are most important for small business in 2017 and beyond?

            With over 5.5 million small businesses in the UK, and over 28.8 million in the US and companies representing everything from micro-breweries to tool manufacturers, or coffee shops to computer service companies, the small business owners are a diversified bunch. Throwing ownership structure and business lifecycle into the mix, you are bound to find very […]

              Protecting the Food Chain

              Safeguarding your health and nutrition Food Protection – no, that’s not about hiding your stash of sweets and chocolate from children, your spouse, housemates (or even yourself if you are struggling with a diet). Instead, it refers to protecting our food supply from accidental or intentional contamination/adulteration that could  harm people or disrupt the economy. […]