When the prestigious Aloft Dubai South in the United Arab Emirates opened on October 15, 2018, guests, visitors and staff at the new hotel were already protected by an advanced video surveillance system with Arecont Vision Costar megapixel cameras.
In February, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan to upgrade security cameras and add new ones at Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) stations and bus turnarounds, which would be funded by a fee hike for Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services.
In its continuing effort to improve campus security, Texas Tech University has undertaken the installation of a series of security cameras at undisclosed locations across campus that will assist authorities in ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff.
Video surveillance technology is a powerful tool, and managing the data it creates is the key function of a video management solution (VMS). If you're investing in a new VMS solution, carefully consider these 10 criteria when evaluating your options.
From smart cities to stadiums, from retail mega-markets to homes, video surveillance has become a pervasive phenomenon. Several petabytes of video data are being generated globally every year from this growing number of video surveillance installations.
On March 1 of this year, Kenneth Mazik barreled his SUV through a security fence at the Philadelphia Airport and drove onto the runway. Aircraft controllers were given only seconds to divert an incoming commercial jet before collision with the rogue vehicle. Fortunately, airport police and security were well prepared to deal with the incident; as Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan reported on ABC News: “The ground radar kicked in; the tower was alerted immediately and they made sure to divert flights coming in and then quickly shut the airport down.”
Throughout Orlando and Orange County, Florida, video cameras help law enforcement ensure safer streets and more livable neighborhoods. Implementation of the area’s IP-based video surveillance system began about two years ago, starting small with approximately 17 cameras in the first phase. Since then, the number of cameras has grown to 150 active cameras in a regional video system covering the city of Orlando and Orange County. Keeping in step with technology and municipal security needs, the cameras in use have migrated toward higher-resolution models.
Our May issue cover article features “How SOCS Help in Training Security Professionals”.
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