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Avigilon continues H4 platform expansion with H4 Mini Dome Camera Line

by vmstoday - on Jun 26th 2017 - No Comments

Avigilon previewed the new Avigilon H4 Mini Dome camera line at this year’s IFSEC 2017.

Built on the Avigilon H4 platform, the H4 Mini Dome has a footprint of only 2.8 inches, making it the smallest and most discreet camera within this platform. The camera line provides an innovative patent pending modular design that snaps into place, allowing users to easily switch between surface and in-ceiling mounts. (more…)

NVIDIA paves path to AI cities with Metropolis edge-to-cloud platform

by vmstoday - on Jun 8th 2017 - No Comments

Metropolis edge-to-cloud platform makes cities safer and smarter by applying deep learning to video streams for applications such as public safety, traffic management and resource optimization. More than 50 NVIDIA AI city partner companies are already providing products and applications that use deep learning on GPUs. (more…)

Paxton Access adds Genuine HID Technology to its reader range

by admin - on Jun 5th 2017 - No Comments

Paxton has announced the addition of Genuine HID Technology to the majority of its access control reader range. Genuine HID Technology is one of the most popular token formats, this update to the company’s reader range helps support the ease of system migration when updating to a new Paxton access control solution. This also provides a cost benefit as users can retain their existing credentials. (more…)

Dahua Technology expands HDCVI 3.0 recorder series

by vmstoday - on May 30th 2017 - No Comments

Dahua Technology introduces its latest HDCVI 3.0 XVR recording technology. The New Ultra and Pro XVR Series offers Smart H.264+ codec dual-stream video compression to save up to 70 percent on bandwidth and storage compared to standard H.264. (more…)

Hikvision and SGS sign memorandum for joint lab collaboration

by vmstoday - on May 26th 2017 - No Comments

Hikvision and SGS announced they have signed a memorandum agreement for joint laboratory collaboration. The memorandum will pave the way for joint efforts in testing, inspection, verification and certification of Hikvision products. It will also see the two companies cooperating strategically in various areas, including: mutual technology exchange, training, information sharing and platform establishment. (more…)

Bosch empowers security operators and enhances forensic capabilities with BVMS 7.5.

by vmstoday - on May 23rd 2017 - No Comments

The BVMS 7.5 includes forensic search as a standard free-of-charge functionality, allowing operators to scan through huge recording databases for a specific event within seconds. The rules for the search are easily defined via a graphical user interface and can be changed even after an event. Further increased the openness of its system to allow for easy integration of third-party software and devices. (more…)

H.265 compression: The Future of Video Surveillance, or One More Choice?

by katieG - on May 18th 2017 - No Comments

In security, there are two warring needs in digital security monitoring. The first need is for high-quality video. After all, having images of a problem isn’t helpful if you can’t get any good detail from it. Being able to identify parties, or read details on items, can be the critical difference between useful information and redundant footage.

The second need in digital security monitoring is storage. Once it is recorded, video needs to be stored, and that takes up both memory space and processor power for streaming. That space and power cost a lot of money. Since this is the case, the size of a video file plays a major role in the costs of any security setup. Finding a balance has not always been easy, but a new codec hopes to reconcile these two issues and strike a new balance. Today, we will explore this and tease out the good, the bad, and situations where h.265 compression just might be the right choice.

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Dahua Ecosavvy 3.0 and 4K PTZ cameras compatible with Genetec

by vmstoday - on May 17th 2017 - No Comments

Dahua Eco-savvy 3.0 camera is capable of delivering real-time 1080p video streams at 60 fps, 4Mp video streams at 30 fps and 4K video streams at 15 fps. Its real-time high resolution is especially suited to applications requiring highly detailed surveillance. Latest H.265 compression cuts bandwidth in half to further, lowering storage cost. These series features an impressive range of smart detection features, including face detection, tripwire detection, and intrusion detection. These features mean that users are equipped with more precise video analysis and, as a result, greater security efficiency. (more…)

Best Picks: Outdoor Wireless Cameras

by M Rucinski - on May 16th 2017 - No Comments

Getting Started

There are many wireless outdoor security cameras on the market with a variety of features, so whether you’re camera-savvy or a new buyer, it can be a challenge to select the best product for your security needs. Consumers need something easy to install and use that displays quality images as well as integrates intelligent technology.

For end users, finding a vendor who will provide support and upgrades for the camera and system software throughout the life of the product is also a necessity.

The following represents a list of some of the top wireless outdoor cameras available to consumers.

1. Logitech Alert 750e Outdoor Master System:
Consumers can access live video using their smartphones and tablets, and receive emails or push notifications based on sound and motion detection. Features include weatherproof casing, audio, and night vision. Unfortunately, this model is not compatible with Mac systems – the software is compatible with Windows only. Another notable drawback is that remote system management requires a yearly fee. (more…)

Genetec Announces Latest Version of AutoVu Free-Flow – Parking Enforcement Solution

by vmstoday - on May 11th 2017 - No Comments

Catching parked vehicles in violation is a challenge for many parking organizations. Business managers estimate that they apprehend less than a quarter of parking violators. With AutoVu Free-Flow, parking enforcement officers can easily identify lots with unenforced violations and dynamically adjust their patrol routes to maximize violation capture rates. A growing number of parking property owners are investigating gateless parking to reduce vehicle congestion and provide a more convenient and efficient parking experience. AutoVu Free-Flow provides the technology to forego using gates, while maintaining compliance with parking rules. (more…)