Surveillance trends for 2017
February 2017, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
The rise of a depressed economy, particularly in South Africa, has caused a significant amount of pressure on most manufacturing concerns. The reality that security gets pushed to the doldrums infiltrates most businesses as most folk place emphasis on more pressing matters, such as paying salaries and keeping the proverbial lights on.
That being said, the security industry has an incredible way of re-inventing itself. With the advent of megapixel technology it has become evident that the ‘camera footprint’ is in danger of decreasing. Not only is this great news for our consumers, but it does question our intention with design. From a systems integrator perspective, are we actually after creating a monster amount of cameras or are we after minimising and more importantly optimising sites to assure client satisfaction?
A different approach
The answer is multi-faceted. We as designers can get extremely lazy and stuck in a rut in the way that we have always done things, or we can invent a new approach to the problem by asking the correct questions and by utilising devices that are much smarter.
The use of multi-directional cameras placed in one housing is an example of how to decrease counts of cameras. Utilising high megapixel panoramic cameras is another.
Most of my learned friends would argue bandwidth, they would argue space and they would argue cost. Surprisingly on all three counts the manufacturers have come up with answers to our question. The invention of smart H.264 decreases a significant output of bandwidth to a minuscule amount, the driving down of price has made these products affordable. Understanding pixel density and how to optimise a design is of crucial importance and this will be a driving trend in 2017.
- The changing nature of CCTV surveillance and the demands of crisis handling
May 2017, Leaderware, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
While used to traditional physical security responses to threats in outside areas, many managers and staff in surveillance control rooms are facing new challenges.
- Trusted Platform Module explained
May 2017, Bosch Security Systems, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security
Bosch IP cameras, encoders and selected storage systems have an onboard security chip – actually a system-on-a-chip called the Trusted Platform Module – that provides functionality similar to crypto smartcards.
- Seagate Integration is Milestone Certified
May 2017, Milestone Systems, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
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- Security beyond security
May 2017, Axis Communications SA, Financial (Industry), CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
The use of security solutions can extend beyond security in financial organisations.
- Top CCTV
Securex 2017 preview, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Top CCTV is a CCTV superstore and wholesale supplier in South Africa for a full range of CCTV cameras, DVRs and surveillance products. It has been providing solutions to customers for more than 10 years ...
- Frank Street
Securex 2017 preview, Frank Street, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Frank Street will be exhibiting the latest Milesight and Luxriot EVO product ranges as well as its own spy camera range. Milesight will introduce the Milesight PTZ bullet camera, a first of its kind, ...
Securex 2017 preview, FLIR Systems, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
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- GeoVision SA
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GeoVision SA will again be participating in this important annual security event and numerous new products will be on display, in particular its IP range.
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- Desert Wolf Consulting
Securex 2017 preview, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Transport (Industry)
Desert Wolf supplies rugged mobile solutions. With more than two decades’ experience, Desert Wolf strives to produce only the best logistical support trailers and complete military and commercial mobile ...
- Keystone Electronic Solutions
Securex 2017 preview, Keystone , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management
Keystone Electronic Solutions is an electronics research and development company. During Securex 2017 the company will be showcasing Project V, a ‘stream on trigger’ solution that provides centrally managed ...
- Hitek Security Distributors
Securex 2017 preview, HiTek Security Distributors, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
The house of ProvisionISR, INIM Electronics & DUEVI, presents expert solutions to all your security requirements. Offering you the latest in advanced technology from CCTV and alarm systems to home automation.
- Graphic Image Technologies
Securex 2017 preview, Graphic Image Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Graphic Image Technologies (GIT), specialists in both remote and enterprise CCTV and control room technologies, will be showcasing its latest range of SerVision and FLIR products and solutions that feature ...