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 Battle: Human vs Machine
October 2017, C3 Shared Services, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
The concept of video analytics technology is to present only the information that will require an operator’s immediate attention.
- What’s in a platform?
October 2017, Milestone Systems, Naxian Systems, Genetec, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Solutions looks at what today’s security management platforms offer users from both small and large organisations.
- Changing the SMB VMS landscape
October 2017, Pelco by Schneider Electric, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Video surveillance innovations have changed the landscape for enterprise security with the ability to provide real-time monitoring, forensic investigations, risk mitigation and business operations management.
- Hikvision reaches new heights
October 2017, Hikvision South Africa, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
Hikvision held an event to celebrate the launch of its perimeter defence solutions on 15 September on the 20th Floor of The Venue, Green Park.
- Arteco integrates with Hanwha Techwin
October 2017, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Arteco announced that its Video Event Management and Video Intelligence Solutions are now compatible with the new Hanwha Techwin Wisenet 5 chipset.
- Milestone is all ears for audio
October 2017, Milestone Systems, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
Milestone Systems has released Device Pack 9.3 which prepares the Milestone community for using audio to increase safety. In addition, more than 300 cameras have received updated or new support.
- Causes of fatigue
October 2017, Leaderware, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management
The security industry has many regulations, but in an industry where the type of work and other conditions lend themselves to fatigue, there is little on the handling of fatigue.
- Qognify secures global bank
October 2017, Security Services & Risk Management, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Qognify announced that one of the world’s largest banks and financial services companies has selected Qognify Situator and its Operational Intelligence Centre (OIC) module to help manage its global security ...
- Integrated mining surveillance
October 2017, Cathexis Technologies, Mining (Industry), CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Gus Brecher, MD of Cathexis Africa and business development director of Cathexis Technologies, offers some insight into the challenges that securing mining operations poses.
- Security infrastructure in a box
October 2017, Genetec, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, IT infrastructure
Genetec introduces new high-performance rack-mounted appliances, workstations and storage solutions.
- Mirasys V8 launched
October 2017, Security & Communication Warehouse, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
The Mirasys VMS V8 is an open platform video management and visual intelligence solution that scales to different size environments.
- CNL releases IPSecurityCenter V5.5
October 2017, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
CNL Software, a global Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system software developer, has announced the release of IPSecurityCenter version 5.5.