As the industry increasingly moves toward adoption of IP-based video, which continues to outpace analog every year, there is still a large portion of end users who continue to rely on their legacy systems.
The primary thing for security integrators to know about today’s video management systems (VMS) can be summed up in just a few words: these solutions are no longer commodities, but have evolved into fully functional business and security management hubs.
As integrated systems become more common in security, one of the more recent buzzwords gaining traction in the industry is “unified systems.” There is a general understanding that this has something to do with systems that work together well, but first things first: What, exactly, is a unified system?
When it comes to new advances in video analytics, it’s not so much a question of what but more a question of how — as in how the technologies changed and how they’re being used for innovative applications.
With approximately 20 percent penetration into homes, professionally monitored security systems that are now interactive and connected have a lot of room to grow — but many others also seek this opportunity. Read more stories in August Issue 2017.