Artificial intelligence (AI)

Advantages and pitfalls of electronic locking solutions

The concept of door locks means something totally different in our current age of smarter buildings that house data-driven businesses. Hardware locks and keys are still around, but they co-exist with a brave new world of electronic locks, wireless locks, networked systems, and smarter access control. Locks can also increasingly be a part of a smart building’s flow of data. The opportunities of these new technologies and approaches are significant, but there are also pitfalls. I heard an in...

IFSEC International 2018 to reflect increased convergence of physical and cyber security

With IFSEC International fast approaching, 27,000 security professionals are preparing to come together at London’s ExCel to share the latest technology and best practices in the physical security industry. Last year’s show reflected the latest trends shaking the security market, including Big Data and cybersecurity. This year, we can expect speakers and exhibitors to develop these themes in line with recent developments. The industry will need to respond to end users’ questio...

Avigilon Corporation provides UMD technology to the H4 SL and Mini Dome camera lines

Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company, announces that it has extended its video analytics platform to the H4 SL and H4 Mini Dome camera lines with the addition of Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) technology. The addition of UMD technology in the H4 SL and H4 Mini Dome camera lines offers customers powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at an entry-level price point. Without any predefined rules or set up, UMD technology continuously learns what typical activity in a scene...

Ocucon strengthens senior management team by appointing Brand Elverston as consultant

The world’s first Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) system – Ocucon – has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Brand L. Elverston, former Director of Asset Protection Strategic Initiatives at Walmart, as a consultant to the business. Breaking new ground in surveillance technology, Ocucon delivers a powerful, cloud-based storage and retrieval platform, combining intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts o...

Milestone Systems boost system performance with the release of XProtect 2018 R2

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), has released XProtect 2018 R2. With the second VMS update this year, Milestone is continuing to pursue ever higher performing software to fulfil the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video business solutions. XProtect 2018 R2 showcases hardware acceleration of the system recording and mobile server. Hardware acceleration means system performance can be boosted just by adding a supported gra...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in physical security systems: Trends and opportunities

If you’ve been paying attention over the last twelve months, you will have noticed that deep learning techniques and artificial intelligence (AI) are making waves in the physical security market, with manufacturers eagerly adopting these buzzwords at the industry's biggest trade shows. With all the hype, security professionals are curious to know what these terms really mean, and how these technologies can boost real-world security system performance. The growing number of appli...

Round table discussions

How successful was ISC West for exhibitors and visitors?

The reviews are in, and ISC West was another hit. Brisk attendance and a comprehensive lineup of the industry’s top companies and products contributed to another successful show for Reed Exhibitions. Our Expert Panel Roundtable, who have attended many such events, added their own reflections to the industry’s post-ISC glow. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How successful was ISC West 2018 for security industry exhibitors and visitors?

How can you get the most out of ISC West?

A big trade show, such as the upcoming ISC West, has a lot to offer for attendees. If anything, a big show has “too much” to offer; there is certainly more to experience than any one person could get around to. How, then, can attendees maximise the value they get out of ISC West? For advice, we go to our Expert Panel Roundtable, all seasoned veterans of many big trade shows. Specifically, we asked this week’s panel: How can attendees get the most out of a big trade show like IS...

How should your security company measure total cost of ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...