Video surveillance systems - Expert commentary

Technologies and trends shaping the video security market

  Security threats keep the demand for advanced security measures high in different industries Terrorism and other security threats around the world are generating high demand for advanced video security solutions that can help detect threats, and protect lives and assets. Elan Moriah President of Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and Verint Witness Actionable Solutions, explores some of the key technologies and trends that are helping reshape the security industry....

Interfaces, integration and interoperability of CCTV security systems

Integrated systems solution - The future proof option Does the key to a successful long-term investment in security systems reside in integration? Patric Meyer, SDK support manager, Geutebruck answers 'yes'.If you are only interested in a stand-alone CCTV system for screening and recording video - full stop - then this article is probably not for you. However, most CCTV users these days want much more for their money. Many want their video surveillance system to communicate wi...

Standard video resolutions uncovered: part 2

   Megapixel and HDTV resolutions produce higher quality images What are the benefits of Megapixel and HDTV resolutions? In part 2 of this article, Phil Doyle, Managing Director (UK & Ireland) of Axis Communications continues with an in depth explanation of their key advantages. (Read part 1 of this article on standard video resolutions)Megapixel resolutionsA network camera that offers megapixel resolution uses a megapixel sensor to delive...

Completely in control - choosing the right video management software platform

Which video management software platform is the right solution? Markus Kissel of leading CCTV distributor Videor, provides a summary of the most important selection criteria. The number of commercially available software solutions for IP-based video surveillance is increasing. But the complexity of systems, numerous features and the required IT skills  Choosing the "right" video management software solution is key make it difficult to choose the "right" product. Th...

Video compression technology - H.264 explained

Yu Kitamura of Sony Professional Solutions Europe explains the benefits of H.264 - the latest video compression technology.   Video compression as a subject matter may seem really dull, but the real-world benefits of using the latest technology can radically increase the flexibility of your IP network. Put simply, better compression means greater flexibility - the more efficiently data  H.264 requires less bandwidth, while delivering better quality is handled, the m...