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BCDVideo partners with Vista as supplier for qulu IP video server range

Vista is proud to announce its latest partnership with BCDVideo. As one of Vista’s core technologies continual improvements and updates are always being made to the qulu range so that the best user experience can be offered. The IP video server is the heart of any video surveillance project. It communicates directly with networks, monitors, cameras, and every part in between and the new partnership means an even stronger server offering. BCDVideo support and technical development As the...

BCDVideo finds success in video surveillance market thanks to rapid growth

BCDVideo is finding success at the intersection of IT and security, focusing on the video surveillance market. The Hewlett-Packard OEM partner has seen yearly revenue increases of 25 percent for the past three years. Rapid growth resulted in a desperate need for more space to expand. Global HQ grand opening Now a new 51,000-square-foot global headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a northwest Chicago suburb, will provide an abundance of room for the company to “stretch our legs,&rdquo...

BCDVideo moves to new HQ and Innovation Center in Buffalo Grove

BCDVideo, a fast-growing technology company, has officially moved into its new 51,000 square-foot global headquarters in Buffalo Grove, IL. Located in the northwest Chicago suburbs, BCDVideo is hosting clients from around the world, members of media, and local government officials at an open house on October 26, 2017, showcasing their brand-new facility including their state-of-the-art Innovation Center – 90 stations with simultaneous imaging capability for up to 332 video servers. &ldquo...

Agent Vi launches innoVi Edge enabling cloud-based video analytics on any IP camera

innoVi performs real-time detections of security and safety events without the need for calibration, tweaking, or setup typically required by traditional analytics solutions Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), the global provider of open architecture video analytics solutions, announces the launch of innoVi Edge – a compact appliance which enables any IP surveillance camera to connect to Agent Vi’s cloud-based video analytics service, innoVi. Leveraging state of...

Innovation and Internet of Things to influence 2017 security market

Continued consolidation and price pressures were factors in 2016 in the security market, which grew as expected.However, there is still interesting innovation being developed to further the market, such as the industry’s first PTZ with laser focus, says Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, for Axis Communications. “While the video surveillance market is getting close to being 100% converged over to IP, there are many other IoT markets that are early in the cycle of convergence, such as int...

BCDVideo protects critical data against cyber-attacks with SMARTdeflect login authentication app

SMARTdeflect’s preventative features include a two-factor login process, email notifications based on user login activity, and the ability to remotely disable external access to a server under attack Similar to any sensitive data, video surveillance is susceptible to cyber-attacks. As IP network use continues to grow, the frequency of attempted cyber-attacks will rise as well. That is why protecting the systems that keep us safe from malicious cyber activity is paramount...

BCDVideo and Sentry360 collaborate to create turnkey body cam storage solution

The collaboration will bring back control to the end-user to manage their critical mobile body-worn evidence securely BCDVideo announced their collaboration with Sentry360 on a turnkey, multi-camera body cam solution with on-premises storage capabilities offering up to three years of video retention. In addition to the obvious use for law enforcement for both officer and citizen accountability, body-worn cameras are being utilised in commercial environments, hospitals for com...

When does it make sense to share video from a private system?

More cameras today are providing more video than ever, but how much of the video is available when and how it is needed? The question often comes up when law enforcement entities are seeking to access video from private systems to help solve a crime. There are many more private video systems than public systems, but is the video available when needed? And what about privacy: In what situations is it acceptable to share private video for the public good? We took these questions to this week&rsquo...

How can IP networked systems adapt to lost connectivity?

IP network dependability matters in physical security and safety applications, given that a company’s assets and people are at risk. There have been strides in the areas of network dependability, fault-tolerance, reliability, and survivability. However, networks (or affordable ones, at any rate) still cannot ensure near-100 percent uptime, which is why system designers acknowledge and plan for the possibility of a network outage. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How can/...

What is the biggest mistake customers make when buying and installing security systems?

Sometimes you see it coming and want to scream out: “Don’t do that.” We all make mistakes, but it’s hard to sit and watch others as they go down the wrong path. It’s especially difficult when the errant party is a customer, and when their wrong move might somehow end up reflecting badly on you as a technology or security systems provider. Much better to anticipate the problem by expecting the possible mistake before it happens. We asked this week’s Expert Pane...

How is the role of distributors changing in the security market?

Distributors have traditionally played an important role in the physical security market, ensuring ready availability of products that systems integrators need to complete their projects. But a changing industry has had dramatic impact all along the supply chain of which distributors are a critical link. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How is the role of distributors changing in the market, and what is the impact?

How to choose between an NVR and VMS running on an off-the-shelf server

Software drives video solutions in the IP environment, but often that software is a pre-installed component of a purpose-built network video recorder (NVR). In other cases, software solutions are sold separately and then installed (usually by the integrator) on a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server. But how can an integrator or end user decide which approach is best for them? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-configure...

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BCD International to expand its business by opening a Middle East branch in Dubai

BCD International, Inc. is pleased to announce the receipt of its commercial license from the Dubai Development Authority. In January 2020, the company will open its Middle East branch in Dubai Internet City, Dubai. The office will serve as the regional headquarters for Video Storage Solutions (VSS), one of the company’s major divisions. VSS will expand its global presence in the METAI region to supply authorised security distributors with video recording and storage appliances that are p...

BCDVideo announces new line of harsh environment, rail, and in-vehicle servers

The provider of purpose-built video surveillance recording appliances, BCDVideo, announces the launch of a new line of harsh environment, rail, and in-vehicle servers. Their new product line delivers quality performance in diverse environments with a long product life to customers with complex requirements worldwide. BCDVideo’s new line of Harsh Environment Video Recording Servers features Intel® Core™ Processors, coupled with up to 10 TB of max storage. The video servers includ...

BCDVideo installs Genetec StreamvaultTM as the company’s 100,000th video surveillance recording appliance

BCDVideo announced the landing of the company’s 100,000th video surveillance recording appliance. The pioneer in video data infrastructure and appliances for the physical security industry is celebrating 20 years in the computer industry, with over a decade in the video surveillance arena. The multinational hardware manufacturer currently records video in 75 countries worldwide under the BCDVideo brand, as well as through over 30 OEM software and camera partners, for whom they private-labe...

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BCDVideo enhances bank security with its IP video surveillance systems

Financial institutions require reliable IP video surveillance systems that provide high-performance, quality, and scalability. Unfortunately, with limited budgets, many financial institutions are still utilising outdated appliances. When security is not a priority, they are putting themselves at risk for fraud, theft, and data breaches. Security Integrators have an opportunity to help financial institutions by upgrading their systems with an up-to-date NVR server and overall video surveillance...

BCDVideo completes video surveillance solution for banking and finance

Financial institutions of all sizes demand simple, reliable solutions to protect against fraud, theft, and accidents in the workplace. Advancements in camera resolution and storage capabilities have put pressure on banks and credit unions to upgrade their video surveillance systems. Upgrading to a modern, economical NVR server will greatly increase system performance and scalability for small-budget projects with benefits seen across both loss prevention and business insights. Reliable high per...

BCDVideo SAS drives offer superior video storage solutions for the healthcare industry

Video surveillance has begun offering healthcare providers more than just security; video analytics are now allowing hospitals and clinics to achieve their business goals. Improving patient satisfaction is supported by staff reminders when a patient has been left alone for too long. Even more, an alert can be given to staff members when a patient arrives that needs assistance. This reduces wait times, improves service and gives patients better outcomes.  However, healthcare costs are risin...