In the run-up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's much-anticipated royal wedding, the local Thames Valley Police (TVP) force knew that it had to make this high-profile event as secure as possible. The same security level would have to be maintained for Princess Eugene and Jack Brooksbank's royal wedding five months later, located at Windsor Castle. The police knew that both events would carry significant risk to the attendees and the general public without full security measures. Therefore, the police had to ensure that threats would be identified as soon as possible, before, after, and during the events. In fact, it was estimated that the security operation cost was in excess of $41,701,500, or £30 million, becoming one of the biggest UK operations ever.
The Seattle Theatre Group (STG) recently used a cloud video surveillance to solve their surveillance and server management challenges. The solution helped STG streamline their video security infrastructure by being compatible with existing IP cameras and networks.
Video storage is an important consideration in any surveillance project while simultaneously being one of the most overlooked. Let’s face it: storage does not exactly provide the “wow factor” of analytics or 4K image quality, but it is the backbone on which entire video security systems are built. If you cannot retrieve and review footage in a timely manner, all the other shiny features you have incorporated into your security surveillance solution is for naught.
A multi-country survey of organizations running video monitoring systems, conducted by Ava Security, found that U.S. firms are avidly repurposing their existing video monitoring systems to support the ‘COVID Safe’ return to offices and workplaces across North America.
Marriott International’s largest Marriot property in the world, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville needed a security upgrade at its sprawling campus to enhance security and efficiency, and its risk management operations. Learn about the resort’s video surveillance and video management system installation.
Eagle Eye Networks released its new report detailing camera use and insights from cameras connected to the Eagle Eye Networks Cloud Video Management System (VMS). The insights are analyzed from a sample data set of 100,000 cameras in 90 countries around the world. True Cloud, technology improvements, COVID-19, and the need for business intelligence are transforming the video surveillance market.
Bloomberg has reported that a group of hackers have breached a database containing security camera feeds collected by Verkada Inc., a Silicon Valley startup. The database includes live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, organizations, police departments, prisons and schools.
Emergency operations centers (EOCs) are critical decision-making environments. It is vital that these centers have effective, reliable, intuitive technology to allow organizations to collate and interpret data, as well as plan and execute an appropriate emergency response to situations that can pose a danger to life, often with multi-agency involvement. So, when carrying out systems integration in an EOC space where the stakes are so high, how do you ensure you make the correct technology choices? Jon Litt, Senior Manager, Business Development, Government Solutions (US) at Christie highlights how the mission of the EOC is the number one factor to keep in mind.
How will artificial intelligence (AI) transform video surveillance in 2021? Below, we speak to Satish Raj, CTO of Pro-Vigil, who believes AI in digital video surveillance systems will become much smarter next year, to the point where it will be able to actually predict crime before it happens.