Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) is not just for commercial organisations. Federal, state and local governments can also realise benefits from the technology—and use it to deliver an integrated video surveillance system that addresses some of their unique security needs. Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) What is VSaaS? Simply stated, it’s a cloud-based video surveillance solution that is packaged and delivered as a service over the internet. The price varies depending...
Throughout the UK there are many examples of smart city transformation, with key industries including transport, energy, water and waste becoming increasingly ‘smart’. A smart city is a one that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and resident welfare. Smart access is an important step forward in providing technologically advanced security manag...
Control room, video wall and audio-visual experts, eyevis UK, have launched a new London demonstration venue to cope with increased demand for its technology. The move will allow a wide range of sectors, including CCTV, security and traffic control to see state-of-the-art products which can help them. Growing demand for product demonstrations The venue, at Woburn Place, a short walk from Euston Station, is operated on an appointment basis and clients can provide details of the issues they fac...
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...
Frequentis AG’s current CEO, Hannes Bardach, who has been in the management board for 35 years, will join the Frequentis supervisory board in mid-April 2018. In the future, his colleagues in the executive board - Sylvia Bardach, Hermann Mattanovich, and Norbert Haslacher - will be responsible for the management of Frequentis AG. The function of the CEO will be taken over by the current executive board member for sales & marketing, Norbert Haslacher. For 35 years, Hannes Bardach has he...
Umbo Computer Vision, a provider of autonomous video security technology, has announced the release of Umbo SmartBullet. Umbo SmartBullet is the bullet-style variant of its learning cameras for businesses, integrators and governments looking for autonomous video security capabilities and a simple end-to-end user experience. Surge in camera deployments “Approximately 119 million professional video cameras were sold globally in 2017*,” said Jon Cropley, Principal Analyst in Video Sur...
Smart access control is essential to the future of smart cities
- eyevis UK launches control room and video wall demonstration unit in London venue
- Why we need to look beyond technology for smart city security solutions
- Changes to FREQUENTIS AG’s executive, management and supervisory boards
- Umbo Computer Vision announces release of new Umbo SmartBullet AI-based camera
MOBOTIX IP cameras monitor vehicle and people behaviour throughout Transit Systems’ Sydney Depot
- Mirasys Video Management System ensures transportation operations run smoothly
- Shipment tracking made easy, with the SeeTec Cayuga product line
- Traka UK offers the key to success with new London Underground key management system
- Hikvision traffic management solution ensures safe vehicle flow in Yangon, Myanmar
Round Table Discussions
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...
One of the benefits of newer IP systems is the ability to store video inside the camera or in a nearby digital video recorder (DVR) at the edge of the network. Edge-based storage is unlikely to take the place of centralised storage, but it is complementary and provides some interesting new options related to system design. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the value of edge-based storage and in what specific applications?