Office surveillance

Dahua's Lechange launches active deterrence Wi-Fi camera, LOOC

Lechange, the brand for Dahua Technology’s consumer products, officially launched LOOC, its new active deterrence Wi-Fi camera. With an advanced PIR detector, built-in spotlight and 110dB security siren, LOOC is not only able to provide a proactive warning with accuracy, but also helps create a safer environment for households and business places. LOOC aims to take preventive measures for its customers that not only records the crime scene evidence but drives away threats before they actu...

Small business owners reduce losses with smart video surveillance

Small business owners work hard. They are often the first ones there in the morning and the last to leave at night. Even then, they likely bring their work home with them. During that time, everything they do is aimed at making their business as successful as possible. Because of this, many business owners don’t take vacations, and if they do, they spend a lot of time worrying about their business while they’re away. In both cases, the potential for burnout is tremendously high. Th...

NBCS’ second Members’ Day event to host Industry experts and law enforcement agencies

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community to reduce crime, is continuing from the inaugural success of its first Members’ Day in January with a second Members’ Day on Wednesday 21st March 2018.  The event will take place at Trent Vineyard, Nottingham. The theme of the day is ‘Managing Current Business Crime Risks’ Managing current business cri...

CES 2018: Security technologies influencing the consumer electronics market

Security is more-than-ever linked to consumer electronics, especially in the residential/smart home market. CES 2018 in Las Vegas is therefore brimming with news that will have a direct impact on the security market, today and especially looking into the future. Products for the future of security   CES is a giant trade show for consumer electronics with 2.75 million net square feet of exhibitor space and featuring more than 3,900 exhibitors, including 900 startups - in cont...

The Hikvision H.265+ takes video surveillance to the 4K era

Recently, ultra-high-definition surveillance cameras introduced 4K resolution to the security industry. However, 4K resolution has yet to achieve wide application, mainly because of the tremendous bandwidth and data storage requirements. Limiting the bitrate of an ultra-HD video feed while retaining a high-quality, 4K-image remains the biggest problem—a problem whose solution will decide the fate of ultra-HD surveillance video. Video transmission balances image quality, transmission capabi...

Technology evolution leads to changes in security control room furniture

Technology is changing the look and function of today’s security control rooms. Old-school CRT (cathode-ray tube) monitors are giving way to the thinner, flat screen monitors in the control room environment, but the transition is gradual. Randy Smith of Winsted still sees many control rooms that need to make the conversion, which is a boon to his company’s business. Furniture today is designed differently to accommodate the thinner monitors, often with larger screens. Need for inte...