The rate at which many technologies are evolving is astounding. Just think what today’s smartphone can do, how email and the Internet have changed our work lives, or how the fax machine — though useful — is now considered outdated. This rapid evolution brings us many new opportunities; it also raises the challenge of what to do with systems, technology and equipment that are still functional, but no longer as effective. Security and surveillance markets in particular are affected by these exponential advancements.
Here’s a highly discreet and affordable solution for monitoring indoor areas – retail stores, banks, hotels, office lobbies, restaurants and warehouses – to improve security and more effectively manage one or more locations.
Perfect for those who want to capture high quality video but still meet low bandwidth and storage constraints, Avigilon’s HD H.264 1 MP and 2 MP IP cameras also include a fully motorized lens that provides remote zoom and focus. Multiple independent streams allow optimization of storage and bandwidth, and power-over-Ethernet means that no external power is required.
Cameras in the OnSIP™ IP camera series from Speco Technologies allows you to see color in close to dark situations. Technology in the cameras allow you to amplify existing light such as the moon, stars, vending machine light, exit signs and more in order to view dark scenarios.
As video surveillance systems continue to grow in size and functionality with new technologies driving even higher levels of performance, there’s still one basic premise that applies to each and every one of them: if the power goes down, your system is of little practical value.
Stow the crystal ball. What rolled out in Dallas at the ASIS International event earlier this fall or even at the spring International Security Conference in Las Vegas may indicate what will be specified next year. But, as in the past with security video and its camcorder chip origins, what’s happening with consumer electronics, computer gaming, homeland security and at the futures conferences of the National Association of Broadcasters may point to more developments.
Our June issue cover article features “Security Leadership: Women in the Spotlight”.
Also in June, video is becoming a fundamental component of a quality security plan. How can CPTED strategies lead to better physical enterprise security? And discover How David Espie, Director of Security, secures Mayland's Seaports.