QR codes for smart, cost-effective access control

    Created in the mid-1990s, QR codes* have become increasingly prominent over the past few years, particularly in industries where low-touch solutions have been required. Within access control systems, traditional plastic cards are still prevalent as credentials. However, these can be lost or shared between visitors, making it difficult to control and monitor who is getting […]

      Enhanced safety and security solutions central to modern convenience stores and gas stations

      In the near future, the evidence is clear that the number of electric vehicles (EV) will exceed conventionally fuelled cars. For gas stations, an implication of EV growth is increased visit duration. Even with the progression in rapid charging technology, the process takes longer than filling with fuel, enhancing the opportunity for the gas station […]

        Surveillance camera maintenance – who cares?

        Maintenance of surveillance cameras might not seem like the sexiest of topics, but without doubt it’s one of the most important. Without regular and diligent maintenance – both ‘digital’ and physical – the quality of video images will start to erode, and the risks of failure grow. The need for the ‘digital’ maintenance of surveillance […]

          Building a smart city ecosystem that keeps citizens safe

          Public safety authorities, law enforcement and emergency services are tasked with protecting residents and visitors. This means implementing technology and processes which not only tackle crime and keep citizens safe, but also enable a fast response to emergency situations. Given public sector budget constraints, innovative and scalable technology solutions have proven vital to improving citizen […]

            8 questions to ask when choosing a provider for your end-to-end surveillance solution

            If you’re in the market for a video surveillance system, there are many options to choose from.  The first question you might ask yourself is: What kind of system is right for me? Should I go with a multi-vendor solution  system or a complete end-to-end solution? In our previous blog post, we discuss why an end-to-end […]

              Using network surveillance to monitor and manage extreme weather

              Extreme weather has been and will always be a facet of the modern world, whether it be snowstorms, hurricanes bringing high winds, flooding caused by heavy rain, or wildfires spreading through forests during periods of searing high temperatures. In recent times, the ferocity of these events appears to be increasing due to the impact of […]