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“Soft” biometrics among the next wave of innovation under study

 “Soft” biometric measurements, such as gait, gender, and ethnicity offer new possibility for biometric solutions What is the next wave of biometrics? The Center for Identification Technology and Research (CITeR) is looking at the possibilities. New developments include consideration of new “soft” biometric measurements, such as gait, gender, and ethnicity. Although not accurate enough to identify a specific person, the capture and analysis of such...

H.265 compression set to make a mark on IP Video Surveillance

 H.265/HEVC coding format will bring major benefits to IP video cameras offering a new level of video quality at an economic price The emergence last year of a new format for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is poised to have a huge impact on IP video surveillance cameras over the next few years. Among the benefits of the new H.265/HEVC coding format over the legacy H.264/MPEG-4 is a 40 percent or more bit rate reduction at the same visual quality. Therefore, a camera...

CITeR working to make face, iris and fingerprint recognition systems better

There are new biometrics on the horizon, but much of current biometrics research centres on improving the biometrics we have, especially the face, iris and fingerprint recognition systems commonly deployed in the field. These systems are effective and provide good accuracy, but their usefulness is often limited by the conditions under which data is captured. Research is looking for ways to make face, iris and fingerprint biometrics more accurate in more real-world situations....

Positive economic outlook for security market in 2014

A U.S. economic forecast of 2.3 percent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) bodes well for security businesses to thrive in a healthy economy in 2014. The Conference Board’s 2.3 percent growth prediction for 2014 is higher than its 1.7 estimate for 2013. Globally, both the physical access control and video surveillance markets are forecast to record healthy growth rates this year. Conference board predictions on housing starts (up 1.16 percent in 2014, compared...

SourceSecurity.com appoints industry veteran to lead Editorial Team

Notting Hill Media, the publisher of SourceSecurity.com, has appointed Larry Anderson as Editor of SourceSecurity.com US Edition. Based in Atlanta, Mr. Anderson will lead SourceSecurity.com’s editorial activities in North America, working closely with SourceSecurity.com’s teams in the US and Europe. “Digital is the future,” says Mr. Anderson, “I have been overwhelmed by the opportunities that new media offers above and beyond hard copy. The Sour...

Security Essen 2012 round-up in pictures

The SourceSecurity.com team on the ground at this year's Security Essen recorded many of the exhibitors in their full glory. There was a strong presence of high definition (HD) and megapixel products on show, alongside a mirage of access control and integrated solutions to explore. One conspicuous feature was the strong presence of smartphone-capable developments: See the album with captions

IFSEC 2012 in pictures

The SourceSecurity.com team on the ground at this year's IFSEC recorded many of the exhibitors in their full glory:   See the album with captions

IFSEC 2011 in pictures

The SourceSecurity.com team on the ground at this year's IFSEC recorded many of the exhibitors in their full glory: See the album with captions

It's all about the traffic...

Overwhelming industry leadership of SourceSecurity.com confirmed by reputable Google Ad Planner See larger image  Graph showing unique visits statistics to corresponding websites in October 2010 (source: Google Ad Planner) See larger imageGraph showing average monthly unique visits from April - October 2010 (source: Google Ad Planner)The following websites DO NOT meet Google Ad Planner's threshold for monitoring, as their traffic is estimated to be less than 15,000...

ASIS International 2010 in pictures

SourceSecurity.com was at the tradeshow in Dallas to capture the excitement at many of the exhibitors' booths as they showcased their latest products and innovations. On show were a number of HD and IP surveillance products alongside an array of newly released access control and integrated solutions.  See the album with captions

Security Essen 2010 in pictures

The SourceSecurity.com team on the ground at this year's Security Essen recorded many of the exhibitors in their full glory. There was a strong presence of high definition (HD) and megapixel products on show, alongside a mirage of access control and integrated solutions to explore:See the album with captions

IFSEC 2010 in Pictures

The SourceSecurity.com team on the ground at this year's IFSEC recorded many of the exhibitors in their full glory:See the album with captions