Audio surveillance

The benefits and challenges of in-camera audio analytics for surveillance solutions

Audio is often overlooked in the security and video surveillance industry. There are some intercom installations where audio plays a key role, but it’s not typically thought about when it comes to security and event management. Audio takes a back seat in many security systems because audio captured from a surveillance camera can have a different impact on the privacy of those being monitored. Audio surveillance is therefore subject to strict laws that vary from state to state. Many state...

Edesix launches VideoTag VT-100 incident recorder

Edesix, a global provider of Body Worn Camera solutions, is delighted to announce the launch of its new VideoTag VT-100 - where the incident recorder meets the body worn camera. The VT-100 is recording device specifically designed to meet the needs of retailers, lone workers and other public facing businesses. It is similar to the VT-50 incident recorder, but with the benefits of more durability and longer battery life. The VT-100 is proven to deter aggression, protect staff and provide secure...

Dahua launches mini PT/PTZ IR cameras for small and middle-size area surveillance

Dahua Technology, a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, officially launched its mini PT/PTZ IR cameras, offering a broader suite of professional functions compacted into a smaller size, which makes it easier for installment, night filming and visual detail capture. Integrating starlight technology and 3x optical zoom, Dahua’s latest mini PT/PTZ IR cameras offer a family of solutions with the classic series of SD1A and SD12, which are well recommended for small &am...

Matrox to showcase AV distribution technologies at InfoComm 2018

At InfoComm 2018, in booth N1322, North Hall front entrance, Matrox will be showing its award-winning line of Maevex quad 4K enterprise encoders, Extio 3 IP KVM extenders, Mura IPX video wall and multi-viewer cards, and Monarch LCS lecture capture appliances—including the Monarch LCS Radar monitoring application. The showcase features Matrox’s best-of-class capture, real-time encoding, streaming, recording, switching, decoding, extension, and fully-programmable command-and-control o...

ISC West 2018 focuses on physical security along with IoT and cloud-based solutions

Friday marked the closing day of ISC West 2018. ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the largest converged security event of the year, experienced its biggest and most successful year to date. On the heels of ISC West being named to Trade Show Executive’s Next 50 List for Attendance Growth in 2017, this year included a larger show floor with more exhibits than ever before (an additional 4K square feet from last year), growth in featured areas (Unmanned Security...

Axis Communications to unveil cameras, audio manager and other security solutions at ISC West

Axis Communications, provider of network video solutions, has announced new products and solutions to be introduced at ISC West. The main areas of development include, small business, seamless panoramic surveillance, and audio. “We are excited to attend ISC West and to showcase our products and solutions there,” said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. “We encourage attendees to come to our booth to experience our newest innovations for a smarter, safer wo...

Round table discussions

Was 2017 a good or bad year for security?

The end of the year is a great time to take stock of one’s accomplishments during the year, and to reflect on successes and failures, where we are and where we’re going. 2017 brought a lot of change to the physical security market, but were the changes positive or negative? Our Expert Panelists tend to be a thoughtful and reflective group, so we wanted to get their thoughts and insights at year-end about 2017 in the security market. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable:...

What surprised you most at ISC West 2017?

Once again, ISC West has come and gone. The show continues to please exhibitors and attendees. Reviews are generally glowing and enthusiastic. For all its successes, however, there is a certain repetition from year to year – a lot of the same players, the same technology trends (not to mention the same venue every year, but who doesn’t like Vegas?) But even among the repetition, there is usually at least one element that is surprising. Perhaps it’s the unexpected elements that...