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  • Thailand bombing and government stimulus push security growth
    Since the military government took over in 2014, expectations for Thailand have been optimistic. Unfortunately, the economy has yet to benefit from the efforts the government has taken, as the country sees project delays and a recent bombing tragedy that took the lives of 22 people.
    Editor / Provider: Lisa Hsu | Updated: 2015 / 9 / 21
  • Protecting school environments: Connecting administrators and security systems
    A major challenge facing school administrators thinking about security is finding the right information how to do so. Schools typically have limited budgets and usually don't have dedicated resources for security systems management, therefore they need cost-effective solutions that are easy to insta
    Editor / Provider: Israel Gogol, Freelancer | Updated: 2015 / 9 / 1
  • 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.
    Editor / Provider: William Pao, a&s International | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 31
  • Tips for installing a video analytics solution
    When installing an intelligent solution, knowing which type of solution to deploy (e.g., edge- or server-based) and how to deploy (e.g., indoor or outdoor) is crucial to the success of your analytics.
    Editor / Provider: Eifeh Strom, a&s International | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 26
  • Security systems integration on highways: are you up for the challenge?
    As security solutions rapidly move beyond their conventional functions, highway traffic management is becoming a potential market for systems integrators (SI). Spread over several thousand kilometers in any given country, ensuring safe travel on highways is increasingly seen as a priority.
    Editor / Provider: Prasanth Aby Thomas | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 18
  • Macau all in to beat the odds
    Macau, the world's largest gambling hub has experienced economic decline due to Chinese president Xi Jingping's anti-corruption campaign, which has hurt casinos in Macau in terms of revenue, turnover, and visitor numbers, especially in the VIP segment. However, despite the downturn, opportunities ar
    Editor / Provider: Lisa Hsu | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 18
  • Commoditization and technology: Convergence drive the industry shuffling
    Several trends are evident in the industry's development over the past few years. The main ones are the rise of Asian manufacturers, a focus shift from providing products to providing solutions, and the recent wave of industry consolidation in the form of several M&A deals. One of the outcomes o
    Editor / Provider: Israel Gogol, Freelancer | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 17
  • 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 p
    Editor / Provider: Israel Gogol, Freelancer | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 27
  • The rise of Chinese manufacturing
    The rise of China is undoubtedly one of the biggest changes that has occurred in the security industry over the past few years. China's extraordinary economic growth and active diplomacy are already transforming East Asia, and future decades will see even greater increases in Chinese manufacturing.
    Editor / Provider: Lisa Hsu | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 17
  • Ensuring security-industry awareness a priority for Southeast Europe
    The Southeast European security market has been seeing several changes over the past two decades, almost on an annual basis, but over the past four to five years, these changes have been even-more evident.
    Editor / Provider: Prasanth Aby Thomas (with inputs from a&s Adria) | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 13