Sports surveillance

Why we need to look beyond technology for smart city security solutions

Most cities have at very least a plan and in most cases an existing program to make themselves safe cities. Increasingly, cities around the world are transitioning to become smart cities: urban areas where security solutions work in unison with other systems, extending the benefits of technology beyond security and into other city operations. Whilst this transformation has yet to become a widespread the next crucial transition—from smart city to cognitive city—is already appearing...

Axis Communications features network radar technology for accurate area detection at ASIS 2017

Axis Communications, a provider of network video, introduces its new AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector at ASIS International. Radar technology is used for accurate and reliable area detection of moving objects in different light and weather conditions. The technology is a nice complement to Axis cameras with video motion detection, like PTZ cameras, and is designed to integrate with Axis video management systems (VMS). Additionally, the AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector was named a recipie...

ABonAir launches the AB405 wireless video system at NAB 2017

AB405 is designed for ENG teams and for video assist where link stability cannot be compromised ABonAir, the provider of wireless microwave link solutions for professional cameras that holds the industry record of 7msec video delay, reveals at NAB 2017 its new system - the AB405. This new wireless video system enables camera teams to wirelessly transmit video directly from cameras to media centres or OB vans. AB405 is designed for ENG teams and for video assist where link sta...

Next generation video analytics: separating fact from fiction

Real-time search analytics addresses one of the most important control room tasks - locating a person of interest If you have been to any of the many security industry tradeshows this year you will undoubtedly have seen and heard the phrase ‘next generation video analytics’. Is it just a catchy marketing phrase or is there more substance behind it? Video analytics as a technology has been with us for many years, but there has always been an air of confusion and mys...

Rio 2016 security: The role of technology and personnel

A force of 85,000 police and military will patrol the Olympic grounds and environs to provide security A week before the Rio Olympics were slated to begin, Brazil fired the private security firm assigned to hire personnel to screen people entering the various Olympic venues located around Rio De Janeiro. The security plan called for 3,400 screeners. The security firm had only found 500. What happened? Today, prospective security officers must undergo background checks that do...

Security at UEFA Euro 2016: Numbers reflect robust level of protection in France

  Numbers tell the story of security at the Euro 2016 football tournament which begins on 10th June in France. Here are some of the figures that reflect the robust level of protection and security in place across the country: 90,000 The total count of police, soldiers and private security agents who will be deployed throughout France to ensure the safety of the tournament. 77,000 How many police, gendarmes, and riot-control officers will be deployed. 13,000 The num...

Round table discussions

What's the most unusual application of surveillance cameras you have seen recently?

A major benefit of technology innovation is more application opportunities. As video cameras become better and more versatile, new uses are emerging that extend the benefits of video surveillance, often outside tried-and-true parameters. Sometimes security camera manufacturers are on the front lines to see new ways video is contributing value to integrators and end user customers. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable participants: What is the most unusual application of surveillanc...