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  • Network Infrastructure is Crucial for Smart Cities Projects
    As smart city projects take place all over the world, having good network infrastructure in place makes adoption much easier. “Smarter cities are enabled by technology that is more available with a lower price point and the ability to handle the Internet of things,” Bartlett said. “Connectivity is p
    Editor / Provider: by a&s International | Updated: 2 / 23 / 2012
  • Worldwide Smart City Projects Reports
    Each city has a distinct personality, so no smart project is alike. “Smart cities in various parts of the world need different approaches and solutions as the issues they face are quite unique,” said Faiyaz Shahpurwala, Senior VP of Advanced Services and Emerging Solutions, Cisco Systems. “Urban are
    Editor / Provider: by a&s International | Updated: 2 / 23 / 2012
  • Courtesy of IP Video: Tough Love for Open-Platform VMS
    Video management software (VMS) is exactly that — software that manages a video surveillance system. While this used to mean monitoring the video streams from various cameras, open-platform VMS is gaining momentum, riding on the coattails of the IP revolution and catering to the needs of increasingl
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 2 / 21 / 2012
  • Vietnam Ready for New Spring in Security
    After strong sales growth for the first half of 2011, the Vietnamese security market was affected by national economic issues. However, experts remain optimistic about 2012, as opportunities abound.
    Editor / Provider: the Editorial Team | Updated: 2 / 14 / 2012
  • Shedding Light on Lux Ratings
    We examine whether megapixel cameras are ready for their low-lux debut and what else to look at aside from minimum lux levels. The outlook for low-light megapixel cameras also depends on global economic conditions, which could limit uptake.
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 2 / 7 / 2012
  • Hikvision Secures Frankfurt's Light-Rail Stations
    Hikvision, a surveillance product and solution provider in China, was selected to deploy its high definition (HD) network cameras for 16 light-rail stations in Frankfurt, Germany. The company also provided a customized solution to meet requirements for Frankfurt's tough weather conditions.
    Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 1 / 19 / 2012
  • Campus Networks Power IP Uptake
    Higher-education IP backbones enable integration among systems. They bring clear benefits to end users and integrators. However, IP requires careful planning as well. In this second of three articles, a&s highlights the benefits of unlimited bandwidth and related challenges.
    Editor / Provider: Tevin Wang | Updated: 1 / 30 / 2012
  • Setting the Bar in Biometrics: Accuracy, Robustness, Software Integration
    The worldwide market for biometric identification (not limited to physical access control) grew to US$2.6 billion in 2009, and research from Acuity indicates that revenues will reach $10.9 billion by 2017. Other studies show higher projections, pegging the worldwide market at $5 billion in 2010, gro
    Editor / Provider: the Editorial Team | Updated: 12 / 26 / 2011
  • Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Perform in Bank Application
    Arecont Vision 2 and 3 megapixel cameras monitor teller transactions and keep watch on bank employees and customers in a proof-of-concept video surveillance system installed for Absa Group, one of South Africa's largest financial services groups. Arecont Vision 8 megapixel 180-degree and 360-degree
    Editor / Provider: Arecont Vision | Updated: 12 / 22 / 2011
  • Security Industry Builds on Value and Service
    Uncertainty is the theme for 2012. a&s talks to researchers, solution providers, channel partners and consultants to find out what's next in the year to come. Uncertainty is the refrain of 2012. While the 2008 financial crisis eliminated unfit players in physical security, a looming debt crisis
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 12 / 22 / 2011 provides weekly and monthly e-Newsletters which include the latest security industry news, vertical solution case studies and product information.

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