License plate recognition

SeeTec releases version R12 of Cayuga and BVI video management applications

SeeTec, global provider of video management solutions, has been developing and selling software for security applications for almost 20 years. Twice a year SeeTec publishes new releases of its products and at the end of May, the R12 version of SeeTec Cayuga and SeeTec BVI were announced. In these latest versions, three major areas of enhancement were the focal points. In SeeTec Cayuga, an improved map mode offers a better overview of a video project SeeTec Cayuga In SeeTec Cayuga, an improved...

Integration of surveillance and video management solutions for safer cities

A deep native integration of Bosch cameras with software from ISS proactively catalyses the best in security and surveillance, while providing advanced intelligent video tools. ISS SecurOS provides intelligent enterprise video management solutions with emphasis on providing scalability and flexibility to meet the customer’s needs. Deeply integrating built-in video analytics from Bosch cameras improves operator efficiency and situational awareness to manage complex environments. ISS Secu...

Redvision unveils Digifort-powered VMS1000 open-platform control system

Redvision, UK-based manufacturer of high-performance, rugged, CCTV cameras and housings, has launched a new, open platform control system, the Redvision VMS1000.  Stephen Lightfoot, technical director at Redvision, explains, “The Redvision VMS1000 is both a video management software and analytics solution. It is powered by market-leading, Digifort software and offers unique features for Redvision’s rugged PTZs, such as analytics on presets; point and click operation; and contro...

Nortek Security & Control acquires IntelliVision to expand presence in Artificial Intelligence and video analytics market

Leaping to the forefront of the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics, Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global provider of smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control and digital health markets, announced the acquisition of San Jose, California-based IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a pioneer and leader in Artificial Intelligence, smart cameras and deep learning-based video analytics software. IntelliVision will o...

Hanwha Techwin launches Wisenet Group ANPR cameras for small site management

Hanwha Techwin has strengthened its range of Intelligent Traffic Management solutions with the introduction of Wisenet Group ANPR cameras. Taking advantage of a powerful chipset, Wisenet Group ANPR cameras are an ideal edge-based solution for small sites with multiple entrances/exits or roadways.  Camera-to-camera IP communication technology enables up to 4 Wisenet Group ANPR cameras, (1 master camera and 3 slaves) to work together. The cameras recognise vehicle number plates and simulta...

Ocucon partners with Google to lauch Pixelate video pixelation service

The world’s first Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) platform – Ocucon – is set to launch an innovative new video pixelation service. Developed in partnership with Google, Ocucon Pixelate harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to deliver the first of its kind, intelligent video redaction tool for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Existing video redaction software, that manually redacts images, can prove extremely costly and time intensive Ocuc...

Round table discussions

Has the gap closed between security fiction and security reality?

Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our indus...

What is an open system? Is there a consensus in the marketplace of the definition of “open?”

Open systems are great at providing freedom for end user customers. But does the term “open system” mean the same thing throughout the industry? In the bad old days before the introduction and broad acceptance of open systems, security vendors produced proprietary systems that used only their own hardware and software. This locked in a customer to a specific vendor’s product line, and if another vendor offered a better product, the only way to get it was to switch to that vendo...

Expert views on PSIM, analogue HD, video analytics and more

Some Expert Panel Roundtable topics are more challenging than others. Occasionally a question will “stump” the panel – i.e., no one will choose to answer it. Other times, only one or two panellists will step forward to answer a question. One comment does not a “panel” make. Taken together, however, these varied comments offer their own range of insights into the evolving physical security market. Let’s look at some of these assorted Expert Panel comments over...