CCTV surveillance - Expert commentary

Technologies and trends shaping the video security market

  Security threats keep the demand for advanced security measures high in different industries Terrorism and other security threats around the world are generating high demand for advanced video security solutions that can help detect threats, and protect lives and assets. Elan Moriah President of Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and Verint Witness Actionable Solutions, explores some of the key technologies and trends that are helping reshape the security industry....

Thriving in unstable times: Honeywell unveil their keys to success

   Key to stability during economic downturn is investment in partners and product innovation  If we are to believe the words of the Bank of England's Mervyn King, the recession may be coming to an end. No longer are we to fear the shouts of the dreaded "credit crunch" resonating from our TV screens. While green shoots of economic recovery spring up around the world, there is still enough uncertainty to warrant the question: How is the security industry...

Interfaces, integration and interoperability of CCTV security systems

Integrated systems solution - The future proof option Does the key to a successful long-term investment in security systems reside in integration? Patric Meyer, SDK support manager, Geutebruck answers 'yes'.If you are only interested in a stand-alone CCTV system for screening and recording video - full stop - then this article is probably not for you. However, most CCTV users these days want much more for their money. Many want their video surveillance system to communicate wi...

Advantages of hi-resolution IP cameras in public sector CCTV systems

  Outdated technology dominating public sector CCTV systems Why does a common cell phone store images in better resolution than most public sector CCTV systems? Mobotix, manufacturer of hi-resolution IP cameras presents the case for use of new technology in video surveillance installations. Even basic digital cameras provide more definition than the images from CCTV camera systems that are commonly used to identify terrorists. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup almost all the...

Standard video resolutions uncovered: part 1

   Analogue and digital resolutions are worlds apart Resolution in an analogue or digital world is similar, but there are some important differences in how it is defined. Phil Doyle, Managing Director (UK & Ireland) of Axis Communications, outlines these key differences. In analogue video, an image consists of lines or TV-lines since analogue video technology is derived from the television industry. In a digital system, an image is made up of square pix...

Access control - the key to integrated security systems for businesses

  Integrated access control solutions have become easier to apply Leading integrated security solutions provider Honeywell explains the importance and benefits of implementing an integrated access control solution for businesses. An access control solution can be as simple as the use of electronic or magnetic swipe cards instead of keys to unlock a front door. This limited functionality still retains a considerable level of value. In most cases, businesses can limit...

Remotely monitored CCTV surveillance: Performance and cost of ownership benefits

What are the benefits of remotely monitored CCTV? Alan Collinge, Operations Director at RemGuard Visual Management, details the key advantages of adopting a remotely monitored CCTV system. As previous slowdowns have amply demonstrated, economic hardship tends to drive- up crime and, as a consequence, attacks on A remote monitoring CCTV system offers cost-effective security solution premises with resulting unplanned downtime. So now, more than ever, I would contend t...

Museum security: integrated security systems to protect the priceless

  Museums facing growing security challenge with rise of armed robbery  It only takes a shocking 58 seconds to steal a painting. Jonas Rehnberg, writer at Assa Abloy Future labs, speaks to former museum security chief Ton Cremers about the safe-keeping of precious artefacts in museums and art galleries. In 2004, armed, masked robbers stormed into the Munch Museum in Oslo and stole two masterpieces - "The Scream" and "Madonna" - before the eyes of shocked spectators....

Get more from access control solutions

   IP connectivity featured in the latest access control products provides extra flexibility If it's been a while since you last looked at access control systems, be prepared for a surprise, says Matt Haynes of Siemens Building Technologies. For very little extra cost, the latest systems deliver a whole lot more functionality than their older counterparts. Let's be honest, even the most basic of access control systems are likely to perform some useful functions,...

Unpacking the video compression toolbox

How do video compression standards affect the encoding process? Katharina Geutebruck, managing director of Geutebruck GmbH  which manufactures and develops intelligent video security solutions, explains. It's probably fair to say that few buyers of video security systems are experts in video encoding. And why should they be? It's enough to The encoding process is defined by the developer's expertise rather than the video compression standard know that data...

Greedy CCTV - managing network bandwidth

To reduce costs, many organisations are switching to converge IP networks to transport both data and voice. Some early adopters are now adding CCTV feeds to these converged networks but are running into problems. Mike Lewis, UK & Eire Country Manager for MOBOTIX believes that a move to an "intelligent" distributed CCTV architecture will help solve the growing network bandwidth  An intelligent distributed CCTV solution provides a low network load bottleneck. Network...

Business Intelligence technologies automates the way millions of security camera images are viewed

Kevin Shahbazi, CEO of Avocado Security explains the growth and advantages of new Business Intelligence (BI) technologies. Society is constantly striving for better security, especially with the heightened concerns for safety in both the public and private sector.  Whether those concerns include protecting your business, securing your work environment or home, each of these concerns are contributing to the ongoing demand for video surveillance technologies that are simple, reliable an...