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Sometimes Video Surveillance is Really Funny….

Sometimes Video Surveillance is Really Funny….

Video surveillance can pick up some really entertaining stuff.  Simply watching someone try to fill up their gas tank can provide a little laugh in some normally boring and mundane video footage.  See the video here.   I’m sure my petrol cap was on this...

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Future of the Security Industry – Internet of Things and the Smart Home

Future of the Security Industry – Internet of Things and the Smart Home

Last week, we posted that the Internet of Things (IoT) was the future of the security industry.  As more “things” become connected to the internet, and operated wirelessly through smart phones, there will be more of an opportunity for security to be integrated and streamlined into these things.  Air conditioning, lighting, televisions and other things are connected wirelessly in the smart home, along with security systems.  Soon,...

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Video Surveillance – Parents turn in sons, Police go on Joy Ride, Elevator Shooting

Video Surveillance – Parents turn in sons, Police go on Joy Ride, Elevator Shooting

Video surveillance is so prevalent that almost everything that one does in public, is recorded in some way or another.  It may not quite be the dystopian future in George Orwell’s book 1984, but video surveillance is certainly a part of life. This week, the parents of two teens saw their teenage sons commit a robbery, and then turned them in, and another story shows NYPD on video surveillance joy riding on the hood of a car.  ...

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Security Stories of 2014, and IoT Internet of Things in 2015

Security Stories of 2014, and IoT Internet of Things in 2015

Top Security Stories of 2014 This week will mark the end of yet another eventful year for the security industry. There have been a number of stories that have unfolded over the past 12 months which will undoubtedly have an impact on the way you do business moving forward. From advancements in technology to business transactions, 2014 saw events that will shape and mold the industry for years to come. Here are our editors’ picks for the top...

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Top Security News this Week – School Shooting Thwarted, Conceal Carry on Campus

Top Security News this Week – School Shooting Thwarted, Conceal Carry on Campus

Principal, Teacher Thwart Planned Shooting of 2 Campus Security Officers A student’s plan to shoot and kill two unarmed school security officers was thwarted Dec. 10 when the principal and a teacher of the school in Northwest Miami-Dade County patted the student down and discovered a weapon. Fla. Lawmaker Files Bill to Allow Concealed Carry on Campuses A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow those licensed to carry concealed...

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Cloud-based access control services hold enormous growth potential

Cloud-based access control services hold enormous growth potential

According to a new report from IHS, the global market size for Access Control-as-a-Service (ACaaS), which consists of cloud-based hosted and managed access control solutions, is expected to exceed $530 million by 2018 and $1.8 billion by 2025. Just three years ago, however, the market for ACaaS in the Americas was only estimated to be worth about $120 million. IHS said it expects global adoption of cloud and virtualization in other sectors...

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