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Video vendors stand ready to combat cybercrime

Video vendors stand ready to combat cybercrime

For 2017, video surveillance players cited various trends, such as advanced compression, analytics and managed service. But according to vendors, none of those compares with the issue of cybersecurity...
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  • How tough is your equipment? IP ratings provide a clue
    It goes without saying that cameras, NVRs or other security equipment for industrial, transportation or other applications that are critical in nature should be toughened and hardened to withstand extreme conditions. To find out how strong a product is against water or particles, it is better to ref...
    2017/02/16
  • Video surveillance trends grow with market demands
    Now that the New Year has begun, most video surveillance vendors have offered their insights into what will be the prevailing trends in 2017. Taking a look at these trends, we can see that they reflect a generate desire by the vendors to offer more value to users amid harsher competition in the indu...
    2017/02/15
  • How video vendors cope amid growth slowdown
    Last year video surveillance growth was a mere 4.2 percent, due mostly to Chinese vendors' effort to drive down prices and gain more market share. Amid this, the more well-established Western vendors are investing in technology and solutions that go beyond traditional security applications and provi...
    2017/02/14
  • Tips on keeping data safe and secure in a surveillance system
    Ensuring data redundancy and integrity has become more important than ever, especially as far as video surveillance is concerned. Besides hardening each individual component in the system, the resilience and robustness of the whole system should also be considered.
    2017/02/10
  • How the right technology can help save on TCO
    The total cost of ownership (TCO) is a great tool to calculate the money to be spent on a surveillance project during its entire lifecycle. If the right technology or product is used, it can help save on the TCO to be incurred during the project’s lifetime.
    2017/02/09
  • Importance of unit-level protection against data loss and downtime
    It goes without saying that in surveillance, data integrity and loss time prevention are of utmost importance. Each individual unit that makes up a surveillance system – for example cameras and encoders – should ideally have built-in redundancy and resilience measures.
    2017/02/08
  • Banking on video to boost the banking experience
    Needless to say, security is of utmost importance to banks. But in the midst of competition, banks are also faced with the need to improve and enhance quality of service. In both regards, video can help.
    2017/01/26
  • The expanding roles of video in commercial building security
    Security for commercial buildings has always been a tough challenge for operators who deal with people with different roles on a continuous basis. Traditionally managing these identities has been the job of access control systems, but more and more video plays a more important role in this regard, t...
    2017/01/25
  • 2017: What's in for video surveillance
    Cybersecurity, deep learning, and body-worn cameras were some of the top trends to watch for this year in the video surveillance market, as vendors seek to roll out more secure and more value-added solutions in the midst of intense competition. That’s according to IHS Markit in its latest report.
    2017/01/13
  • How video smartens up retail
    Video surveillance plays an important role in securing people and premises, and it has done that job well. Yet, with the market becoming increasingly commoditized, most players are looking for applications beyond traditional security. One area that can benefit from smart video is retail.
    2017/01/11