Industry in Flux Remains Hush-Hush About Entry Level
In a globe-sweeping trend, major security players are providing entry-level, no-frills products or else lowering the prices of previously considered enterprise-level offerings. Whether to target the burgeoning SMB market or to provide more options for existing customers in the subsiding but ongoing credit crisis, manufacturers have reacted to this topic in a more or less hush-hush manner. A&S expl
Back to Basics with Video Verification
With the recession still looming, the industry turns to basic solutions with proven results. Video verification integrates alarms with cameras, fusing their strengths for clear security.
Oil Rigs Stay Alert
Offshore oil rigs require maximum security due to their volatile and demanding environments. Protecting them from threats and ensuring safe operation are equally important. Today's state-of-the-art technologies keep drilling facilities safe.
Bridging Gaps in Security
The current financial adversity and economic downturn have "forced" manufacturers to think more about product development, business strategy and risk management. Having witnessed the largest three industry events this year — namely SecuTech Expo, ISC West and IFSEC — A&S presents its key findings to, hopefully, shed some light on the future of security.
Animating New Era of IP Surveillance with Creativity
Creativity sets Sony apart. As an early bird in IP surveillance, Sony, with its IPELA series, develops beautiful technologies and proposes creative ideas for new applications. A&S talks to the company for its insight into the future of electronic security.
Identifying Asian Manufacturing Elites
SecuTech Expo 2009, held in Taipei from April 22 to 24, was the largest in its 12-year history, featuring more than 700 exhibitors, 1,600 booths and 94 seminars. Recognizing the need for a platform between Asian manufacturers and global buyers, A&S hosted the first-ever Asian Manufacturer Summit during the exhibition. Six security veterans debated over how to identify the right partners with the r
Spreading Surveillance to Save Lives
From cameras to video management software, to failsafe and efficient network connections, city surveillance solutions involve various specialists, spreading the burden of improving public safety to rest upon the shoulders of security providers.
To run safe and efficient cities on a daily basis, traffic control systems and operators must be in tune with public surveillance systems and first responders to gather and share information.
H.264 Facts and Fiction
It seems everyone in the security industry is talking about the use of the H.264 compression standard for digital video, which produces high-quality video using less bandwidth than the commonly used JPEG compression. But how does H.264 differ from JPEG, and are the proposed benefits of H.264 compression too good to be true? Are there any hidden costs to using H.264 in security applications? Let us
H.264: Enhancement or Hype?
A white paper considering the ins and outs of this increasingly popular standard.
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