Retail security

Video surveillance technologies evolve to meet data and cybersecurity challenges

The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a significant and ever-changing impact on the way we view video security. Today, cameras are expected to be so much more than devices with which to simply capture images; they need to be far smarter than that. These future-facing cameras are becoming an integral part of the vast digital connectivity infrastructure, delivering a parallel performance as intelligent sensors with the ability to extract the kind of invaluable data that helps businesses make impr...

Matrix to exhibit telecom solutions at CeBIT Australia 2018

Matrix is to utilise the platform of CeBIT Australia 2018, a focal point for the Asia Pacific business technology industry. The company will be launching two futuristic solutions along with exhibiting recently launched revolutionary IP Video Phone and a purely IP solution for modern enterprises. Matrix, a technology-driven company, has been working continuously on upgrading its solutions portfolio to bring it in line with the latest technological updates. Gauging that 4G and VoLTE is redefining...

Oncam launches Evolution 180 outdoor camera with 180-degree panoramic viewing range

Oncam, global provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, has announced the availability of the Evolution 180 outdoor model to its 180-degree camera portfolio, adding to the indoor version introduced earlier this year. The technology builds upon the experience and heritage of the company's 360-degree video and intelligence solutions to meet the needs of customers in a variety of markets that require an outdoor-ready wall-mounted camera with Panoramic+ views from a...

Checkpoint Systems unveils Alpha OptiLok tags for enhanced eyewear protection

Checkpoint Systems, a global supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), RFID solutions and Alpha High-Theft Solutions for the retail industry, introduced the Alpha OptiLok, its next generation of specialised tags for eyewear protection. The new hard tag offers an improved and refined design to enhance the ease and speed of application/removal without any security compromises. It is based on a well-proven adjustable grip mechanism used in previous eyewear tags, but with an ingenious lock...

Hikvision honoured with the Red Dot Award 2018 for Product Design

According to the announcement of the Red Dot Award 2018, Hikvision's MR-Q3-LR series of intelligent warehouse robots stood out from the submissions from 59 countries and won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018.  The robots boast concise and versatile design. By adopting the concept of ‘handling complexity by simplicity’, Hikvision's MR-Q3-LR series of intelligent warehouse robots provide excellent technical performance and human-machine interaction capabilities. In addition,...

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...

Round Table Discussions

How do customers under-utilise their video security systems?

Video systems today offer more capabilities than ever. Consequently, the systems can be used in new ways. For a variety of reasons, however, many customers don’t take full advantage of the capabilities of their video systems and therefore are leaving value on the table. Education and training are tools to alleviate the situation, but the first step is to identify the new ways that video can be used. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How do customers under-utilise their vi...

Is the role of manpower more or less important for security today?

Even the most effective technologies usually require some level of human involvement. What new technologies do, generally speaking, is change the nature of a human’s role. Most jobs in today’s world are vastly different than 50 years ago, in many cases because of the changing role of technology. In the physical security world, what specific impact does technology have on the human element of systems? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Have recent developments in secu...

What motivates customers to buy more security systems?

The obvious reason to buy security systems is to promote greater security. But in some cases, there are more specific and/or immediate motivators that lead to a security purchase. Everybody wants more security in the abstract, but how willing are we to pay for it? Security is sometimes seen as a “grudge purchase,” competing for tight corporate dollars with other investments that may seem more appealing or urgent. But other times an event occurs that moves security to the top of the l...