Tag archive for ‘Video surveillance’

Shaw Business Launches Enterprise-Grade Video Surveillance Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

by vmstoday - on Dec 11th 2017 - No Comments

Shaw Communications Inc. today announced the launch of SmartSurveillance, an enterprise-grade managed video surveillance solution designed to help owners monitor and protect their businesses while providing valuable analytical insights.

“Until now, the market has been dominated by off-the-shelf surveillance systems and expensive corporate offerings, with no high-quality solutions designed to meet the needs and budgets of small and medium-sized businesses. SmartSurveillance changes that,” said Ron McKenzie, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Shaw Communications. “Powered by Cisco Meraki’s industry-leading surveillance technology, SmartSurveillance gives owners peace of mind by keeping them connected to their business wherever they are at an affordable price.” (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.


Dahua Technology integrates Intel’s Movidius AI into video surveillance cameras

by vmstoday - on Apr 19th 2017 - No Comments

Intel’s Movidius announced that its Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) technology will power select Dahua Technology video surveillance cameras with advanced intelligence (AI) functions that train the devices to collect, examine, and retain data.

Powered by Movidius Myriad 2 ultra-low power Vision technology, the Dahua 2MP High Definition (HD) box camera offers a range of features including crowd density monitoring, stereoscopic vision, facial recognition, people counting, behavior analysis, and detection of illegally parked vehicles. (more…)

Dahua launches smart car park solution based on video surveillance and analytics

by vmstoday - on Mar 17th 2017 - No Comments

In the last two decades, global economic growth has led to a tremendous increase in the number of vehicles in almost every corner of the world. Reports show that in cities, most high-rise apartment buildings have had difficulties managing their parking spaces. ID card issuing, billing, entrance control and payment made the entrance procedure inefficient, while traditional smart card management systems limit access to those who hold an allocated smart card. The drawback to this is that cards can be stolen and the processing of lost cards is time-consuming. (more…)

Sales of Video Surveillance and VSaaS Improve as Consumers Shift to IP-enabled Video Surveillance Devices

by vmstoday - on Dec 30th 2016 - No Comments

The global video surveillance and VSaaS market is thus expanding at a CAGR of 17.0% from 2016 to 2024. By the end of 2024 it is expected to rise above US$88 bn, after being valued around US$21 bn in 2015. A large portion of this growth rate is being attributed to the end user segment of transportation, which is its largest segment and is expected to be valued over US$16 bn by the end of the report’s forecast period. The fastest-growing end user segment, however, is expected to be healthcare with a CAGR of 20% between 2016 and 2024. (more…)

Product Review: Angelcam – New Cloud-based Video Storage Platform

by Bjorn Hovd - on Jun 21st 2016 - 7 Comments

Searching for a cloud-based video storage platform, I came across angelcam.com. Angelcam works with any brand camera and there is no need for any software installation or specific hardware (other than the cameras). In addition, you can watch it from anywhere via almost any platform. At first, I assumed that you would only be able to store still images and watch live video in the free plan but not review recorded video. It turns out that Angelcam is actually a modular platform allowing for add-on apps to provide different features. For example, using the Cloud Recording app, you can review the last 3 days of video for free and if you want to view/store the last 7 days, it will cost just $4.99/month or $9.99 for 30 days. There is no video data limit on any of the plans and you can attach as many cameras as you want. (more…)

Tyco Integrated Security Introduces New Integrated Solution to Simplify and Streamline Security

by vmstoday - on May 18th 2016 - No Comments

Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS), announced the availability of Total Security, a solution including access control, IP video surveillance and intrusion detection. Available via a unified graphical user interface (GUI), Total Security allows users to manage multiple security tasks on any Internet connected device.

With real-time alerts, remote arm/disarm capabilities, access management and live video look-in, Total Security provides new ways to help improve workplace safety, security and (more…)

Global Video Analytics Market to Expand at a CAGR of 20.6% between Now and 2023

by vmstoday - on May 13th 2016 - 1 Comment

According to a recent market research report published by Transparency Market Research, the global video analytics market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 20.6% during the period between 2015 and 2023. The report, titled “Video Analytics Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2023,” projects the global video analytics market to reach a valuation of US$9,151.2 mn by 2023.

Video analytics technology is being increasingly used across various sectors as it is cost-efficient and an efficient real-time monitoring system. Video analytics eliminates the need for human monitoring and analysis of video feeds in real time. Intelligent video analytics systems with automatic event and alarm notifications are high in demand, especially from the retail sector. (more…)

Pelco Launches the New Sarix™ Professional Range of Cameras at IFSEC 2016

by vmstoday - on May 12th 2016 - No Comments

Pelco by Schneider Electric, a provider of intelligent video surveillance and security management platforms, announced today that it will unveil the new Sarix™ Professional Next Generation Range cameras during IFSEC International, being held June 21-23, 2016, at EXCEL London.

The new Sarix™ Professional Range cameras incorporate Pelco’s advanced fixed IP camera features and functionality. The devices feature resolutions from (more…)

Drones 101 – A look at the technology, limitations and legal considerations of Drones – Part 2

by katieG - on Jan 26th 2016 - No Comments

Welcome back for Part Two in our series. As with any new technology, drones currently exist in a grey area. One aspect of the grey area deals with legislation and regulation of drones. The other with models ranging wildly depending on how much you spend. On top of that, cost and quality are not always correlated. As a result, drone purchases should be researched in depth before making a selection. Now, the details:

What would an initial setup cost for owning and operating a drone?

Getting started with drones for personal use can vary from about $100 to more than $1,000 depending on the model chosen and that doesn’t include any of the possible associated costs which can vary significantly. Using them for commercial surveillance at this time will be a matter of locality. Depending on the country, state and even city (more…)