Video Surveillance

Maintaining Awareness with Day/Night Cameras

River Islands has been advertised as the ideal place to raise a family because of extensive surveillance technology, security checkpoints and other policing strategies.
By Diane Ritchey
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Violent crime has either steadily declined or increased, depending upon the part of the country, although consistent budget cuts are one reason that lawmakers in some municipalities have been forced to hire fewer police officers when new camera equipment will do.


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Adapting Surveillance and Video Analytics for High-Stakes Ports

Surveillance and ports seem to go hand in hand
By Claire Meyer
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According to Greg DeCanio, the Chief of Law Enforcement at LIMA, the new video management system provides airport security personnel with “the ability to access video at our computers, making us more efficient and letting us monitor activity for security and law enforcement purposes at the touch of a button.”


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Adopting Wireless Video to Tackle Covert Surveillance Operations

Crime and vandalism are down with wireless video.
By Diane Ritchey
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The results have been amazing: over the course of six months, more than 100 arrests have been made for outstanding warrants, gun violations, underage drinking, drug possession and robbery. Crime and vandalism are down; hikers and bikers feel safe again visiting the area.


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How to Make Unreliable Video Reliable

At any given time, 30 percent of an IP video network does not work properly.
By Diane Ritchey
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Viakoo detects and alerts customers to anything that threatens, degrades or stops a video stream from the camera across the network to the recording disks; every 20- minutes. It also points to the probable cause and what corrective action should be taken


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Using Security Convergence to Enable the Enterprise

Enterprises realize tremendous benefits from this convergence as well as some serious downsides, but the trend is irreversible.
By Robert Liscouski
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The concept of remote decision making, while necessary in 2000, is not necessary today. Let’s use the significant security and power of existing IT networks, let it all be managed by IT and let security get back to their primary job, deciding who should get in and responding to those who should not.


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Adding Function, Lowering Cost with Video Management

It’s an ongoing and inevitable conundrum for security systems managers: not all end users are experts.
By Claire Meyer
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The Town of Addison, Texas, is also seeing a return on its surveillance investment through easier-to-manage VMS. After a routine camera filter-and-replace, the Town’s IT department replaced cameras at three locations throughout the community: a 150,000 square-foot Athletic Club , a 44,000 square-foot Conference and Theatre Centre , and the 20-acre Addison Circle Park.


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Making Surveillance a Business Intelligence Necessity

There are two types of successful CSOs today: those that have cross-purposed their investment in video surveillance, and those that will.
By Matthew Kushner and Robert Liscouski
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In business, anomalies (events that differ from the norm) should get your attention. From a loss prevention perspective, one of the most effective ways to counter theft and fraud is to identify and track POS transactions that differ from the norm.


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Boosting Business by Upgrading from an Analog Mindset

By Lars Thinggaard
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As the trend towards digital video progresses, we are seeing corporations that are not taking full advantage of the possibilities for enhancing their business with visual data.
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San Jose Councilman Proposes Voluntary Home Security Video Database

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Under the proposal, homeowners can voluntarily register their security cameras for a new police department database, which would theoretically help police solve more crimes promptly. Through the system, police would remotely gain access into participating homeowners’ digital camera feeds.


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New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

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The New York Police Department has disbanded a special unit that tried to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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