Security is only one part of the story for video in transportation

    A week or so ago, I was lucky enough to attend the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in the beautiful city of Montréal. The focus of this year’s summit was every aspect of the future of urban mobility, from autonomous vehicles to renewable energy; from the use of big data to transforming the business model […]

      Smart cities: The correlation of cause and effect

      The concept of a ‘smart city’ can be seen as a cluster of city improvement plans that address multiple challenges. These can relate to transport, mobility, air quality, noise levels, water management, architectonic barriers, maintenance optimization, street and outdoor lighting, urban development, and other areas. These aspects are ultimately all related to each other – […]

        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 […]