The coronavirus pandemic metrics may fluctuate week-by-week and state-by-state, but many businesses and other public places that had been shuttered are now reopening in some mode — and that begs the question of how security integrators can help them establish safety through technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to dramatically change our customers’ security and video surveillance system needs. Where past concerns were primarily focused on intrusion detection, shoplifting and/or vandalism, and life safety, now added to these issues are concerns about the spreading of the coronavirus from proximity to an infected person.
Who would have imagined, at the start of this year that the security industry would play such a significant role in the pandemic recovery? A good number of technologies are now part of the regular discussion security integrators are having with clients, while many manufacturers are working as quickly as possible behind-the-scenes to adapt existing solutions or build new ones.
While the coronavirus and resulting economic impacts have brought their share of challenges to the security industry, the video monitoring space has been in a prime position to help customers — and grow business.
Benjamin Franklin is reported to have said, “Out of adversity comes opportunity.” The security industry, like many businesses in the U.S. and the world, has certainly seen some adversity this year. In the video monitoring part of the security industry, however, a situation that started as chaos quickly shifted to unique opportunities to help both existing and new customers.
The last two months have been interesting, to say the least. What’s the report from the Universal Headquarters of Slayton Solutions at the bunker in Bucktown Chicago? Well, the reality of the COVID-19 attack has changed a whole lot of things for us, and created some interesting opportunities to do things differently.
Interest in the use of dual-spectrum cameras with integrated analytics for locating faces and measuring temperature has greatly increased amongst Eagle Eye resellers as they look for tools to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To meet that need, Eagle Eye Networks’ Cloud Video Management System announced full support of dual-spectrum cameras used in elevated temperature detection.
Axis thermal cameras allow users to detect people, objects and incidents in complete darkness, bright daylight, and difficult conditions such as smoke, haze, dust, and light fog. In this webinar, we’ll highlight Axis thermal camera series and capabilities. Read More
In our October 2020 issue, we present the 2020 Systems Integrator of the Year. See "4 Lessons From Life & Kaleidescopes" and find out "What You Need to Know About the New Smoke Detector Standards" in this month's SDM Magazine.