As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the world, hospitals are struggling to provide patient care, ensure the health and safety of medical personnel, and protect vital supplies from theft.
As with all digital and online tools, there are inherent security risks associated with utilizing video conferencing platforms. What are some concrete steps that consumers and organizations alike can take now to improve security while video conferencing?
SafeCity is a community focused program dedicated to fostering the safety, revitalization and continued growth of local business corridors in Savannah, Georgia. Video cameras are being placed in strategic locations throughout the community and access to this footage will be offered for free and made available to participants during the Covid-19 health crisis.
If there’s one thing most small business owners have in common, it’s being pressed for time. Managing so many areas of responsibility leaves small businesses with little time to dedicate to any one task. Important decisions – like investments in security – demand time and attention but must also be weighed against what’s realistic for your organization to maintain within its current resource level. Hosted video surveillance services, for example, can provide small businesses with reliable video monitoring but with less maintenance than traditional security deployments, and less upfront cost.
Iowa state lawmakers are working on a bill that would ban government entities in the state from installing video or audio monitoring devices in public bathrooms, locker rooms or showers in locations such as libraries, schools or other government offices.
4K ultra-high definition (UHD) technology increases situational awareness and offers considerable value in control room environments. Delivering ~8.3 million pixels, 4K/UHD displays significantly enhance the ability of operators to monitor finely detailed imagery in a range of applications.
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.”