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Biometrics is the government's new black

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Spot the fishy incidents — 11 perspectives from the industry

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Panoramic fisheye cameras have seen fast growth in the surveillance industry. With the key feature in surround view monitoring and the advantage in reduction of installation cost, they are becoming the popular adoption in security system. With a promising market ahead, differentiation of product and market strategy from competitors is the way for major manufacturers to think when planning next mov

Asia, a sourcing hub for smart home cameras

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Asia is the largest manufacturing base of home security cameras and surveillance kits, with hundreds of competing suppliers. For these suppliers, the major export markets for smart home security cameras and surveillance kits are areas with well-developed network infrastructures, such as Europe and the U.S.

Talk: Russell Ure, creator of Piper, EVP and GM of iControl Canada

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Piper recently got updated with a couple new features. We had the opportunity to talk briefly with Russell Ure, founder of Blacksumac, which created Piper. Blacksumac was recently acquired by iControl Networks. Ure is currently EVP and GM of iControl Canada.

Casinos looking for extra values from network video surveillance

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Even though a certain amount of end users in the casino industry continue to use analog cameras, network video surveillance in recent years, has been rapidly increasing its market share; it has already been adopted by most of the casinos, especially in APAC and the U.S. Because of widespread network video surveillance acceptance, casinos are gradually able to understand the extra values that netwo

Hardware takes a backseat to software

Viewpoint

The ultimate appeal of a smart home is the anticipation that one day we will have systems in our homes that have the intelligence to understand and predict our behavior, and adjust the environment to the users preferences, which it learns autonomously. This level of automation is currently impossible to do mechanically, making software the only viable option. Moreover, the days have long gone wher

Residential video doorphone goes IP and wireless

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The video doorphone, also called the video intercom, is evolved into a multifunctional device in conjunction with network capability and home automation. Video doorphones for smart home are integrated with security, intercommunication and home automation features. With enhanced importance beyond entry management, it is moving from home entryways to the home center.

Smart home solution on a camera

Viewpoint

Most camera makers in Taiwan are heavily hardware-oriented, but StarVedia is taking a different approach.

TOP10 most popular security products for April 2014

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In April Top 10, most of the products make first presence in the TOP10 in April while two seats, unsurprisingly were taken by Hikvision's IP cameras, DS-2CD2412F-I (W) and DS-2CD2432F-I (W) as previous winners in the last three months.

Global gaming market changes after recession

Viewpoint

The landscape of the global casino market has dramatically changed as Asian countries are demonstrating all kinds of possibilities and surpassing major regional markets within only a few years. Despite being deeply affected by the recession, the US casino market remains the largest in the world. Meanwhile, it is forecasted that Las Vegas will no longer lead the US casino market, as more and more l

A decade in the making: VCA takes center stage (2)

Viewpoint

Although video analytics is not new to the security industry, adoption has only been gradual. Video analytics is not yet a standard, but seeing the added value of VCA technology, many security companies have acquired, partnered with, or developed their own analytics to add to their offering.

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