Secrets of winning larger IP video projects lies with A&E engagement
PSIM: A critical element in any safe city program
In safe city projects, control and management happen at the command center, where operators are aided by various tools, such as PSIM (physical security information management) systems and data management platforms, to manage incidents.
Channel player's strategy to conquer the market
Sensing the phenomenon of price competition and merely selling devices is not enough to survive in the industry; security players have developed various strategies in order to find more opportunity in the harsh market. We see players have started moving towards systems and solutions, expanding their market, developing their own brands, or strengthening relations with their partners.
5 ways sharper, smarter end-to-end solutions can protect organizations
According to a recent global survey by Forbes,1 most organizations (58% of respondents) monitor fewer than half of their valuable assets with surveillance. That means that many assets are left unprotected despite the fact that in the U.S. alone, companies spend over $15 billion per year on video surveillance.
According to the same survey, for respondents who do use video surveillance, a majorit
What's in the cloud for security systems integrators?
With more and more end-users considering video surveillance as a service (VSaas), SIs may have to think how they can reorient their business to suit customers' requirements.
6 things leading the future of security development
A lot has happen in the eight years since a&s' 100th issue in April 2007. Now, as we celebrate our 200th issue, we take a look at what has had the biggest impact on the industry since 2007 to give us the industry we have today.
Technological advancement: Waiting for the next big innovation
From a technological perspective, the surveillance industry benefited from growing capabilities in computing power, recording, and storage allowing manufacturers to roll out continuously improving models with better image quality, capturing more and more details such as facial features and license plate numbers.
Stadium security: preparing non-intrusive protection for fans
Securing a stadium is complex, not just because of the several different technologies involved, but also because of the large numbers of people who gather there. The technical intricacies of managing security at stadiums make it vital that professional systems integrators handle this vertical.
Security at seaports: how do you integrate the right technology?
There are several important points to consider while providing security surveillance solutions for seaports. Here we talk to industry experts to find out the best seaport security solutions, challenges to installing them and effective workarounds.
MNCs global security policies drive convergence
A visitor entering the offices of a large multinational corporation like Intel or Cisco, or even entering a Starbucks coffee shop will quickly find out that they are quite similar regardless of their location around the world. Be it Texas, Taiwan, or Tokyo, the environment is similar in design, corporate culture, policies, and also security systems.
Q&A with Battery Ventures on NICE physical security acquisition
In early August, NICE Systems announced it will be selling its physical security business unit (PSBU) to Battery Ventures, an American venture capital and private equity firm for a sum of up to US$100 million. The new company will become a standalone company headquartered in New Jersey, U.S. — with offices in London and Singapore, and a R&D center in Israel — and will focus mainly on NICE's situat
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