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.
- Using large display screens for effective CCTV surveillance
February 2017, Leaderware, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Even though we have larger displays and better resolution, the problem of identifying any meaningful behavioural signals or details on camera views remains.
- TeleEye SA launches GoThermal.co.za
February 2017, TeleEye (South Africa), News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
After being founded by certified thermographers and thermal imaging experts over a decade ago, TeleEye SA has now launched GoThermal.co.za.
- New investment and drive for GeoVision SA
February 2017, GeoVision SA, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News
GeoVision SA has announced that that the Dölberg Group has invested in the company.
- Eyes open in the bus
February 2017, Hikvision South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, IT infrastructure, Products
Rosario, Argentina has undertaken a citizen-focused security project to implement surveillance cameras on public buses.
- Wireless policing in Namibia
February 2017, RADWIN, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, IT infrastructure
Police replace Wi-Fi network with Radwin’s wireless broadband access solutions to ensure highest quality video surveillance transmission.
- Taking aim at number plate recognition
February 2017, Gatebook, Access Control & Identity Management, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
Traditional ANPR is reactionary and allows you to react after the event, not immediately. SNIPR is different.
- ANPR’s local potential
February 2017, Cathexis Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
While Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) has been around for decades, the technology has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years with increasingly more integrated solutions.
- Licence in the cloud
February 2017, Visec International, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Visec announces embedded licence plate recognition using Hikvision cameras, eliminating traditional hardware.
- Parking with Panomera
February 2017, Dallmeier Electronic Southern Africa , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Parking at the airport is safe when the lot is covered by effective surveillance technology.
- New surveillance solutions
February 2017, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News, Integrated Solutions, Products
The start of 2017 sees the introduction of a new range of surveillance products and solutions into South Africa.
- ISS releases SecurOS 9.0
February 2017, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Intelligent Security Systems (ISS) has announced the release of its new video management system (VMS), SecurOS 9.0.
- Multi-lens panoramic camera
February 2017, Dahua Technology, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
Dahua’s new panoramic camera offers flexibility for capturing wide-area video surveillance, with real-time image splicing technology.