Business intelligence (BI) solutions continue to flow further into the security industry, buoyed by ever-rising end user interest, deepening partnerships, and imaginative solutions put together by integrators such as CoastalCOMS.
Where most people see a beach, Tim Chandler, with the help of video surveillance equipment, analytics and the cloud, sees a wealth of information — including data that can help coastal towns, environmental and government agencies, and beach goers make more informed decisions.
Selecting cameras for license plate recognition (LPR) starts with the choice between LPR-specific cameras or non-LPR network cameras. SDM examines five differences between them that should be considered.
In the past, if you wanted to compete for a project in license plate recognition (LPR), you were restricted to quoting camera systems specifically designed for LPR applications. However, as general network cameras have continued to advance, it has opened up the possibility to use them for LPR functions.
There is no end in sight to the skyrocketing growth of mobile apps. Mobile apps specifically add portability — a key benefit that enables consumers to monitor and control their systems from any place, via any device, at any time. Today more and more end users also expect apps. According to recent research reported on by ClickZ more than three out of every four consumers surveyed believed that every single
More and more end users want to use their mobile devices for both personal needs and control of electronic systems in their homes. Successfully using mobile devices that way demands a robust and reliable network configuration for connectivity and roaming throughout the house, bringing the home network front and center for today’s electronic system contractors (ESCs).
The U.S. Commerce Department reported total retail sales in 2011 were $4.7 trillion, an 8 percent increase over 2010 total retail sales. The retail industry’s sheer size presents a big target for internal and external criminal activity, creating a major issue for retailers — to the tune of $119 billion in shrinkage in 2011, up 6.6 percent since 2010.
In our August issue, we present "State of the Market: Smart Home". Check out the winners of "The 14th Annual Monitoring Center Excellence Awards" and "3 Recommendations for Making the Most of Today’s Intercoms". Also, check out the "5 Critical Factors for Video Power & Transmission Success".