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Calipsa’s 2021 Video Monitoring Report shows continuous security industry growth, despite COVID-19-related staff issues

Despite the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly four in five video security systems-related businesses reported growth in the past 12 months, according to a 23-nation survey conducted by Calipsa, the market renowned provider of Deep Learning-powered video analytics. Slightly less than half of the businesses reported growth in a 2020 report. Calipsa 2021 Video Monitoring Report The Calipsa 2021 Video Monitoring Report is a look inside the industry and its biggest trends. The...

How important will body-worn cameras be moving forward?

The death of Michael Brown at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, highlighted to the public, the importance of body-worn cameras. There was no bodycam footage of the Ferguson tragedy. Arguably, it would have shed additional light on the shooting. Since then, body cameras have become a tangible legacy of Ferguson, Missouri. Bodycam footage is seen as providing greater accountability and ensuring an impartial record that can support, or debunk, any claims of police miscondu...

Corps Security highlights the importance of ‘buy social’ to help companies achieve Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals

Ethical consumerism has become a big trend in recent years, as consumers are becoming more concerned about where their money is going and it’s not just individuals. Large corporations, such as PWC, Barclays, Johnson & Johnson and government commissioners are all pledging to spend money with organisations that are prioritising their social, governance and environmental impact. Choosing to ‘buy social’ It is now a boardroom level commitment for many companies to allocate th...

The robotic transformation of the security industry

The COVID-19 pandemic is only accelerating the expansion of Automation, Robotics, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and changing how people live their daily lives. This expansion leads the way with technologies that are developed to solve problems, improve operations, streamline processes and assist people, to focus on learning new skills, creativity, and imagination. Transformation of the physical security industry One of the latest industries to be permanently transform...

Emerging jobs & career opportunities in the security industry

A new generation of security professional is waiting in the wings. They will be faced with unprecedented challenges, as they seek to transform the security marketplace to the ‘next level’. Technology changes ensure the market will be very different 10 years from now and the fresh labour pool will need to be able to meet the host of new challenges. We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What exciting career opportunities in the security industry await the next generation?

Allied Universal to showcase security products and host expert sessions at the GSX 2021

Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, will be showcased at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference (Booth #901) slated for September 27 – 29 at Orlando’s Convention Center. “With the acquisition of G4S finalised in April 2021, we are now the leading integrated security and facility services company in the world,” said Steve Jones, Global Chairman & CEO of Allied Universal. “We believe there is no greater purpose than serving and safe...