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Sometimes Video Surveillance is Really Funny….

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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 side.

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

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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, other parts of the home will be connected and you will be turning on your wi-fi enabled coffee maker...

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

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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.    Surveillance video also shows a police officer accidentally shoot himself in an elevator. Luckily, the...

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

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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 news stories of 2014:   Read Article   The Internet of Things (I0T) is the future of the Security...

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

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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 weapons to bring firearms on to college and university campuses. From GPS to IPS: A new approach to...

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Cloud-based access control services hold enormous growth potential

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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 outside of security to help spur this substantial growth increase.  Read the...

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How to Improve Physical & Cyber Security on Campus

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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 emphasis on cutting operational costs, creating a safe learning environment is difficult to achieve....

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New Trend? Robot Security Guards at Microsoft Campus

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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 short-statured, high-profile visitors recently toured Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus without the aid of...

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Drones – Video Surveillance – Privacy and Security Concerns

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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 also bring growing concern regarding national security, mainly terrorism, or safety concerns from...

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This Week in Video Surveillance News

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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 and more common-place in multiple areas – not just security.  Cameras are everywhere, and...

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