Top 5 strategies for reliable fall detection

    According to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. And a staggering 37.3 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention each year. A wide range of factors contribute to fall risk, such as environmental hazards, illness, neurological and mental conditions, muscle weakness, poor […]

      A new direction for UK transport: from forensic to real time

      With a number of high-profile attacks on mass transport systems across Europe, and Scotland Yard recently warning the UK’s terror threat level will remain at ‘severe’ for at least five more years, it is clear the industry cannot be complacent when it comes to security investment. While funding remains a challenge, it must be weighed […]

        Macro trends affecting public transportation

        Public transport is the lifeblood of a city, moving millions of inhabitants to their destinations and connecting different boroughs. To put the number of people relying on public transport into perspective, in 2016, the average weekday New York subway ridership was 5.7 million. If public transport were to cease, the city would seize up. Yet […]

          Video surveillance and the GDPR. What will change?

          At a time when technology, including smart cameras, allows companies to collect much more sensitive information about individuals, more stringent supervision of the protection of personal data is certainly needed. A video recording of an identifiable person naturally forms part of an individual’s personal data. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which will apply throughout […]

            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 […]

              Using video analytics to charm the reluctant shopper

              I’m not an enthusiastic shopper. I prefer online  shopping; it’s easier, quicker and more comfortable from my sofa. But sometimes I do have to reluctantly venture in-store – so how can I be tempted into the many retail outlets available on the high street? In this post I will explain how retailers can use video […]