Articles by Keven Marier

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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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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Keeping New Video Analytics Simple

Over the past year big improvements in how to install, configure and operate video analytics were made that will enable the acceleration of growth in adoption of video analytics. As any technology matures, new features are added and capabilities increase.
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Incorporating Mobile Surveillance Options

The two-way Motorola radio has been the cornerstone of real-time communications for the emergency response and security industry for nearly a century, and is soon to be complemented by smartphone technology. However, the smartphone isn’t going to be used for real-time voice, but will instead be a “must have” device for surveillance operations.
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How to Manage Surveillance Over the Private Cloud

What’s happening in the IT industry should be seen as a predictor for the future of networked surveillance. Approximately a year ago, a major indicator occurred that predicted that managed services would experience a period of accelerated growth and become a permanent segment of the IT services market.
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How to Implement Advanced Surveillance Training Policies

Some of the most challenging needs facing decision makers in today’s networked surveillance come after the initial deployment. After the selection and installation of hardware, software and camera providers, many begin to realize the benefits of the new system. This involves utilizing the new technologies within a framework of existing training policies, with the objective of exploiting the greatest capabilities of the system.
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Why the High-End Camera Market Keeps Growing

It often appears that everyone in the industry is talking about how to lower the costs of networked surveillance cameras compared to that of the analog security video type. What doesn’t seem to get as much attention is the fact that the really expensive cameras are growing as fast as is the low-end camera market.
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How to Measure the Effect of Megapixels

As the surveillance industry adopts network cameras, it leaves behind the legacy NTSC/PAL-based video constraints. These constraints are mostly characterized as resolution limits. This is a great thing for the security industry as a whole, because the increased level of image detail improves the speed and accuracy of investigations.
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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.


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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Body cameras are being used increasingly by police in cities across the U.S. Will you arm your security officers with a body camera?
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