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Cube cameras stand out in form and features

Business Talk

Cube cameras are becoming all the rage due to the heightened attention on smart homes over the past year. A common misconception that arose from this emerging wave of cube cameras is that they are suitable only for the home environment. However, these tiny cube cameras are in fact packed with features so rich, they can cover much more than just a regular home.

Commercial market is now in focus

Viewpoint

Budget cuts in the government sector due to the sluggish economy and more accessibility to network technology across sectors has made the commercial sector much more important to the security industry.

Top 10 most popular products for January 2014

News Feature

asmag unveils the top 10 most popular products for January 2014 with Hikvision and Samsung products appearing twice, along with other companies appearing once, namely: Theia, VIVOTEK, Biwave, Dahua and other newcomers including FLIR, Bosch and Afidus.

Need for security mass notification in higher education

Viewpoint

Deadly violence on university campuses is an unfortunate reality. Less than one month into 2014, 3 reported incidents of gun violence were reported in the U.S. — 2 of the incidents lead to 2 deaths. However, deadly attacks are not limited to gun violence — a stabbing attack in 2013 left 14 injured at Lone Star College–CyFair in Texas, U.S.

Security in higher education faces unique challenges

Viewpoint

Unlike K-12 campuses that are closed to the public, college and university campuses are open and spread out, often integrated into the local community. Because of this, perimeter detection is not plausible.

Higher education strengthens security

Viewpoint

The number of students enrolled in post-secondary institutions has been steadily climbing. With more bodies to watch, secure, and protect, campuses are looking for ways to streamline their security measures. Add in the number of violent incidences on college and university campuses and it is no surprise that colleges and universities are wising up and fortifying their security systems.

First video image performance standard hits the road

News Feature

In September 2013, after 18 months of preparation, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a US-based independent safety science company, published the US security industry's first video image performance standard, UL2802.

Security outlook 2014: Products and technologies

Viewpoint

In the early years when video content analysis (VCA) was introduced to the market, it created a ripple of excitement. However, when the high expectation was not met by the technology, the excitement was chilled quickly. In the recent years, we have seen many applications been adapted to different vertical markets.

Thermal cameras: Place for thermal in verticals

Business Talk

The fact that thermal has mainly thrived and been utilized in military applications is no secret. However, the idea that it can only be used in this application is far from the truth.

Security outlook 2014: The fast consolidation of the industry ensues

Viewpoint

Ever since the security technology shifts towards IP, the structure of the channel-end has undergone some drastic changes. The first problem surfaced when the channel players showed their insufficient knowledge of IP technology, and when the existing infrastructure turned out unsuitable for the IP technology. All SIs were highly dependent upon distributors' planning and technical support for a sys

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