Surveillance Strategies

Changing the Definition of Surveillance in the Age of Converged Risk

Surveillance deals with the act of carefully watching someone or something with the specific intent to prevent or detect a crime.

The role of the CSO has significantly changed in the past 10 years and will change even more drastically over the next 10. For example, mention “convergence” and lines begin to blur – lines demarcating previously clear-cut, albeit traditional areas of management responsibility, budgets, reporting hierarchies, resourcing needs and geography.


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How Remote Monitoring Can Combine Services and Surveillance

The size of the global security guarding and monitoring services industries in 2014 is projected to be more than $85 billion

The size of the global security guarding and monitoring services industries in 2014 is projected to be more than $85 billion and has historically been growing at an annual rate of between four and seven percent per year.


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Comparing Surveillance Options for SMBs, Enterprises

During the past 20 years, product technology within the analog security video industry had been very stable, with only minor product advances.

In the analog security video boom, end users’ surveillance needs were very similar, regardless of their company’s size, but today’s surveillance product technologies are rapidly changing this historical norm. The needs of small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are moving in the opposite direction of enterprises, where the surveillance needs are getting more closely aligned with the enterprise’s IT requirements.


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Studying the Pros and Cons of Proprietary Wireless Surveillance

There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems.

There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems. This certainly is the case within the Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) industry. These providers tend to be small and niche-based network manufacturers servicing specific industries.


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Choosing the Right Video Recording Technology for Your Enterprise

Ignore the acronyms -- Use these five areas of comparison to shop smarter for video recording tools.

The security industry is chock full of acronyms, especially in the field of video recording, and determining the correct choice for your enterprise can be confusing. These five areas of comparison can help security leaders ask the right questions about their potential purchases.


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4 Creative Ways to Add Innovation to the Supply Chain

Enterprises can sometimes move faster than manufacturers when it comes to unique designs and security needs.

How do you protect assets using video surveillance in an environment that doesn’t have access to continuous power or network transmissions, and is managed by third parties offsite from your location, and is possibly governed by another countries’ laws?


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Top 5 Impacts of the Booming Megapixel Market

The leading physical security market analysts all predict that megapixel cameras will continue to significantly outgrow the standard resolution camera marketplace

 The leading physical security market analysts all predict that megapixel cameras will continue to significantly outgrow the standard resolution camera marketplace, with many forecasting this segment to grow over the next three years at better than 40-percent CAGR. 


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Post-Sales Support Keeps End Users Secure Long-Term

Up to 80 percent of time and budget is consumed by planning, designing and building a new IP infrastructure and systems.

When customers are deciding to start migrating their analog CCTV and DVR-based surveillance systems to IP cameras and network-based recording, up to 80 percent of their time and budget is consumed by planning, designing and building the new IP infrastructure and systems. 


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Six Common Mistakes in Day to Night Surveillance

While there are hundreds of articles, product descriptions and manufacturer specifications on what makes a “true” day/night surveillance camera, there may be a misunderstanding of how to design them into today’s networked surveillance systems. On the surface the industry has a very good understanding of the many camera specification requirements that make up today’s day/night cameras.
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Updates in Video Management Software Highlight Scalability

It’s safe to say that the video management software products have begun the 2.0 era. This era is all about how big the software can scale, and each year the industry will announce the new “biggest” system thus far. Included in this 2.0 era are concepts like VSaaS and virtualization, which decouples the hardware limitations from the software scalability.
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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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