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How deep learning benefits the security industry
Due to the widespread use of high-definition monitoring, the amount of data involved in security surveillance has increased dramatically in a short time. Efficient collection, analysis and application of data and the intelligent use of it are becoming ever more critical in this industry. Thus, impro
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Milestone Systems MIPS EMEA: building up the community for further growth

Milestone Systems MIPS EMEA: building up the community for further growth

Milestone Systems marked a momentous occasion with its inaugural EMEA Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) in Dubai. Graced by the presence of H.E. Merete Juhl, Danish Ambassador to the U.A.E. and Dubai, the event successfully brought together more than 400 delegates from 46 different cou
2017/05/16
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Why hardware acceleration will save you

Why hardware acceleration will save you

As the number of cameras added to surveillance systems continues to rise, the resulting increase in video streams is putting the VMS system under increasing “processing pressure” which can only be as fast as its computing power (CPU) allows. When the processing tipping point is reached,
2017/05/08
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How to secure care homes and their residents in the 21st century?

How to secure care homes and their residents in the 21st century?

Care homes present many unique security challenges. Above all, a residence needs to feel like an open, welcoming space. It must work for the resident, and provide a pleasant environment to greet family and other visitors. It should be a home, in every sense. At the same time, managers must ensure
2017/03/09
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[Video] a&s International #215: 2016 Security 50

[Video] a&s International #215: 2016 Security 50

To celebrate the announcement of 2016’s Security 50 ranking, a&s has published a series of web articles to analyze the security market and how it has impacted the annual rankings. In the past few years, security manufacturers have encountered many a challenge due to price competition, w
2016/12/05
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Security 50 part 5: Hikvision replaces Honeywell as the world Number 1

Security 50 part 5: Hikvision replaces Honeywell as the world Number 1

On the video surveillance side of a&s Security 50 this year, in line with what most of the global professionals anticipated and IHS’ latest ranking, Hikvision Digital Technology finally became the world’s largest security company in terms of its 2015 annual revenue. After years of
2016/11/30
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Security 50 part 4: Growth companies grow their end-to-end solutions

Security 50 part 4: Growth companies grow their end-to-end solutions

The top ten companies with the highest growth on Security 50 this year are, in alphabetical order, ASSA ABLOY, Avigilon, Dahua Technology, Digital Barriers, Hikvision Digital Technology, IDIS, Infinova, Milestone Systems, TKH Group and Vicon Industries. Some of them expanded through acquisitions. In
2016/11/29
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Security 50 part 3: Newcomers break through with niche solutions

Security 50 part 3: Newcomers break through with niche solutions

While familiar faces sweep across this year’s Security 50 list, a few fresh new faces have appeared. These include ACTi, Digital Barriers, AxxonSoft, Costar Technologies, and Identiv. One common thread that these newcomers have is their offering of applications in certain niche segments to fin
2016/11/28
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Security 50 part 2: Access control companies make for robust growth

Security 50 part 2: Access control companies make for robust growth

Following the growth engine of major Chinese video surveillance companies that made the top 10 in the a&s Security 50 ranking, ASSA ABLOY and Safran Identity & Security both focused on access control and reported record growth this year. Their growth reflects the current fast-developing acce
2016/11/25
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Security 50 part 1: Price competition testing company

Security 50 part 1: Price competition testing company's flexibility

The past two years were quite challenging for most of the security manufacturers around the world. The main problem is not about a change in global demand for security products or weaker economic development in some countries. Instead, across all the geographic regions, manufacturers are now faced w
2016/11/24
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Security 50 twinterview with Milestone Systems

Security 50 twinterview with Milestone Systems

In preparation for this year's Security 50, the a&s team had a twinterview (an interview on Twitter) with Milestone Systems, who made the rankings this year. From their kickstarter initiative, to their Husky NVR product line, Milestone provided insight on what their company has been up to, a
2016/11/17
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