School safety experts weigh-in on lockdown solutions

    Increasingly, schools world-wide are “locking down” in response to personal safety threats. Threats ranging from medical emergencies, irate parents, and gangs in the community, to more serious active assailant threats. Threats from individuals who use weapons – guns, knives, explosives, acids, and even vehicles – to inflict deadly physical force on others. Sadly, their targets […]

      Retaining forensic detail in challenging light conditions

      Light is all-important when it comes to the effectiveness of video surveillance. Being able to see the full detail of a scene whatever the lighting conditions is essential. But this can be challenging in those environments which feature both very bright and very dark areas, such as entrance doors with bright sunshine outside and dim […]

        Top 5 things to consider when specifying an integrated security and surveillance system

        Business owners looking to implement an integrated security and surveillance solution can find the range of options available confusing. The large choice of hardware and software products offer a seemingly endless array of specifications. For instance, a business may benefit from an integrated solution that includes a video management system (VMS) linking various disparate networked […]

          Benefits of using video surveillance in small businesses

          Small business owners work hard. Arriving first and leaving last, they often take their work home with them to make their business as successful as possible. Because of this, many business owners don’t take vacations and, when they do, they spend a lot of time worrying about how things are running in their absence. A […]

            Quality: more than meets the eye

            Why do people install surveillance cameras? It sounds like a silly question, but it’s not uncommon that the discussion deviates from the desired end-result and circles more around image resolution and other technical specifications. In the end the purpose of surveillance cameras is to ensure that the images can be used in a constructive way, […]

              A win, win, win proposition for critical infrastructure

              When is a surveillance system more than a surveillance system? When it not only protects an organization’s premises but also supports efficient, reliable operations, and health and safety. Network surveillance supports critical infrastructure organizations in three ways: It helps them reach their goals for security, for operations and for health and safety, all with a […]