Video management software

Why 2018 needs more intelligence and integration to drive the industry

  Demand for video surveillance equipment continued to grow rapidly in 2017 with price competition remaining intense. The important trends in 2017 were in three areas: Multi-sensor technology, artificial intelligence/deep learning, and stronger integration with VMS partners. Security professionals are turning to emerging technologies such as multi-sensor panoramic cameras, which can dramatically increase situational awareness, improve operator efficiency, and are more cost-eff...

Johnson Controls releases new exacqVision update with new features

Johnson Controls introduced the latest version of exacqVision video management system (9.0), which adds important features that help ensure the overall health of a customer’s security environment while providing tools that aid in faster mitigation of security events. exacqVision is well known for its focus on providing critical information on the health and performance of the VMS. This latest release brings that same attention to access control and intrusion panels, incorporating health a...

Galaxy Control Systems and LENSEC will launch new integration at Intersec 2018

Galaxy Control Systems, manufacturer of access control solutions, has announced a new integration between its access control products, Cloud Concierge and System Galaxy software, and the Perspective VMS® from LENSEC, a producer of IP video surveillance solutions. The integration will be officially launched at Intersec 2018, January 21-23, 2018 in Dubai, where Galaxy will exhibit at booth S1-C20. Monitor, detect and respond to security incidents The unique bi-directional integration between...

IC Realtime launches AI search engine Ella for security and surveillance

IC Realtime, a provider of digital surveillance and security technology, has announced the introduction of Ella, a new cloud-based deep-learning search engine that augments surveillance systems with natural language search capabilities across recorded video footage. Ella uses both algorithmic and deep learning tools to give any surveillance or security camera the ability to recognise objects, colours, people, vehicles, animals and more. Ella was designed with the technology backbone of Camio, a...

OPTEX demonstrates multi-layered approach to protecting critical infrastructure at Intersec 2018

Sensor manufacturer OPTEX will be demonstrating its multi-layered approach to protecting critical infrastructure – from the initial outer perimeter to the inner areas, including detection of unauthorised access. “In the Middle East region,” says Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa), “we are focusing on the high security element of our intrusion detection portfolio that protects critical infrastructure as there is the requiremen...

Matrix Comsec: How efficient visitor management software ensures accurate office security

Rapid growth of globalisation has led to attraction of a large number of visitors in the organisations on a daily basis. These visitors include suppliers, customers, potential new hires, sales representatives, guests, government officers, employees’ relatives and sometimes a completely unknown person. One of the critical challenges for any organisation is efficient and thorough checking of every visitor entering the premises. For overall safety and enhanced security of an organisation, it...

Round Table Discussions

How are customer expectations changing in the physical security market?

Meeting a customer’s expectations is a key component of success for any business, including the physical security market. However, understanding customers’ expectations is a big challenge, which is made even more difficult because those expectations are a moving target. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How are customer expectations changing in the physical security market? Their wide-ranging answers highlight elements from technology expectations to adaptability to...

What are the new opportunities for RMR in the security industry?

Lower equipment prices (with less margin) are one industry trend leading more integrators to seek out new sources of revenue. With margins shrinking on lucrative, but unpredictable, “project-based” business, integrators are looking for more revenue stability. One solution is recurring monthly revenue (RMR), which is already common in the related field of alarm monitoring. But where does RMR come from? Creating more RMR also requires that integrators change how they do business, from...

How can IP networked systems adapt to lost connectivity?

IP network dependability matters in physical security and safety applications, given that a company’s assets and people are at risk. There have been strides in the areas of network dependability, fault-tolerance, reliability, and survivability. However, networks (or affordable ones, at any rate) still cannot ensure near-100 percent uptime, which is why system designers acknowledge and plan for the possibility of a network outage. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How can/...