Digital video surveillance

ONVIF celebrates 10th anniversary as a provider of interoperability standards to the physical security market

ONVIF, renowned global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary, capping off a decade of growth and rising influence as a provider of interoperability standards to the physical security market. Beginning with a small group of competitive manufacturers who joined forces in 2008 and growing to 500 ONVIF member companies, ONVIF continues to refine and promote its specifications for interoperability between security technology dev...

How do privacy issues and GDPR impact physical security systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

Invixium showcases biometric authentication solutions at ISC West 2018

Invixium, an innovator of biometrics solutions, made its North American debut at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas and unveiled an impressive lineup of modern biometric products including its newest - IXM TITAN, featuring an impressive suite of features and technical specifications. TITAN offers customers a multitude of options for access control applications in need of multimodal biometrics (facial recognition as a primary and fingerprint or finger vein authentication as a secondary), with additional...

IDIS's surveillance solutions compete for PSI Premier Awards 2018

Voting is now open for the PSI Premier Awards and IDIS is asking its technology partners and installers to show their support by choosing both the HE-1101 HDMI/VGA Video Encoder and Critical Failover technology.  With these two IDIS innovations through to this year’s final, installers are being asked cast votes for their preferred winner at on their website. Both IDIS products have been praised for helping installers to deliver more flexible, robust surveillance solutions to customer...

Hikvision invests in reasearch for video surveillance and IoT-based solutions

Hikvision, global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has published its annual report for 2017. The report shows a 31.22% growth in overall revenues, with sales revenue up from RMB 31.93 billion in 2016 to RMB 41.91 billion in 2017. Collectively, the figures demonstrate an increase in operating profits of 26.77%. Hikvision was able to achieve these impressive financial results due to a number of factors. These include optimised R&D systems and processes, develo...

Zaun acquires EyeLynx to offer security software solutions with perimeter protection

Zaun Limited has acquired all the intellectual property rights (IPR) and assets of EyeLynx Limited after the voluntary liquidation of its former subsidiary.  Zaun will continue the business under the trading name of Zaun Technology, which will be part of the multi-award-winning perimeter protection systems, Zaun Group. The EyeLynx range of security software services and products – including its iconic SharpView CCTV solutions and much-vaunted EPR-500 radar – will be part of th...

Round Table Discussions

How do privacy issues and GDPR impact physical security systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

What is the biggest missed opportunity of security systems integration?

There are many benefits of security systems, and some may be more obvious than others. Certainly, when choosing security systems to be installed, end users have goals and expectations for the systems in mind. But are there other benefits or opportunities that customers may not have thought of? It’s an interesting question, so we asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: Considering security systems integration, what is the biggest (or most common) missed opportunity?

What has caused disruption to the physical security market?

Big security trends are driving change in the physical security market. We see change happening around us every day, and much of it is disruptive to the status quo. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What has caused the greatest disruption to the physical security market in the last 12 months?