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How to Improve Physical & Cyber Security on Campus

How to Improve Physical & Cyber Security on Campus

Colleges and universities present a unique challenge to physical security teams in how they manage people who need physical access to different assets/areas. The profile of these individuals is extremely diverse (e.g. students, faculty, staff, contractors, vendors, visitors) while the campus assets have significant variation in their risk profile (data centers, labs, classrooms, administrative staff, records, library). With the continuous...

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New Trend? Robot Security Guards at Microsoft Campus

New Trend?  Robot Security Guards at Microsoft Campus

Could this be the new trend in security?  Microsoft has deployed robots that function as security guards.  Much of the reason that companies use video surveillance as opposed to security guards is that security guards can not be every where at once.  However, a human only has a set of eyes, and possibly a firearm.  The robot can be equipped with a whole lot more and can be sent into a dangerous environment without fear. A group of...

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Drones – Video Surveillance – Privacy and Security Concerns

Drones – Video Surveillance – Privacy and Security Concerns

The instances of drones interfering with aircraft has increased significantly.  Security and privacy concerns continue to be voiced by not only the FAA, but with the general public as the technology moves faster that laws and regulations can address them. The use of drones bring a lot of benefits, such as providing mobile video surveillance in applications such as remote pipelines, and critical infrastructure monitoring. However, the drones...

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This Week in Video Surveillance News

This Week in Video Surveillance News

There were some interesting stories in video surveillance this week showing the wide range in use of video technology.  From catching a burglar in the act, to hunting for a murder suspect to utilizing footage as evidence in a criminal case, video surveillance is a key factor in many cases. High resolution video cameras on drones are being utilized on U.S. borders to combat illegal activities.  Video surveillance applications are becoming more...

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DHS Investigator of 2012 Prostitution Scandal Hires a Prostitute – Caught on Video Surveillance

DHS Investigator of 2012 Prostitution Scandal Hires a Prostitute – Caught on Video Surveillance

We can’t make this stuff up.  Video surveillance footage shows a DHS investigator who was investigating 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal entering and leaving a hotel known for prostitution.  A prostitute later confirmed that he had indeed paid for sex.  Read the full article. Video surveillance is used in our commercial applications as a security technology, however, video surveillance is being continually used by law...

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Surveillance Cameras and GPS Help to Find Philadelphia Kidnap Victim

Surveillance Cameras and GPS Help to Find Philadelphia Kidnap Victim

Surveillance cameras and good police work help police to locate Philadelphia kidnap victim.  With law enforcement utilizing surveillance cameras to track the kidnapper, and the victim, they were able to stream the images from Maryland to Philadelphia. They also found that the used car being driven by the kidnapper had a GPS installed by the car dealership.  They were able to activate the GPS unit and locate the kidnapper and the...

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