Back to the future: continuous recording within grasp (once again)

    Outside of the security sector, the perception that many people have of video surveillance is shaped by what they’ve seen in movies and TV shows; cameras always recording, with the footage saved onto video tape and stored until whichever detective or private investigator wants to review an incident. There’s some truth in this perception, of […]

      Fighting fire with cameras – an innovative and logical step forward

      Thousands of fires are recorded by fire and rescue services every year. These can have wide ranging causes, but the effect is always devastating if not immediately halted. The 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as the Black Summer is the perfect example, with over 18 million hectares destroyed. Fire is not a problem contained […]

        Future-proofing video surveillance investments with edge analytics

        You’ve probably heard of ‘edge analytics’ (or ‘analytics on the edge’) in relation to video surveillance. Put in its simplest form, it relates to increasingly powerful video analytics taking place on the ‘edge’ of the network, i.e. in the camera itself. My colleague Andres Vigren’s recent post provides a great introduction. As with any new […]

          How IP intercoms can enhance video surveillance systems

          Customer attitudes and demands have continued to shape the security sector, driving ongoing market and industry changes. As a result, new use cases have emerged for security and safety, related to building access, communication and control across a variety of sectors. These have set the scene for security professionals to rethink how intercom technology is […]

            The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021

            It’s useful when looking forward to first look backward: hindsight has a wonderful way of providing context for future-gazing activity. And when looking back over the past year, one insight could understandably be that attempting to predict the future is a futile activity! While the COVID-19 pandemic had taken hold in Asia before the end […]

              Five key trends for a smarter city

              Cities are becoming more complex and new challenges arise every day. Amidst these changes, factors such as public safety, urban mobility and environmental monitoring still remain priorities. Advanced connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) technology supports cities in the mission to utilize their resources more efficiently and improve the management and control of urban areas. […]