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.
Panasonic i-Pro entered into a technology partnership with Wireless CCTV LLC (WCCTV) to offer high-performance wireless transmission solutions over 4G LTE networks. The combination of Panasonic i-Pro with WCCTV’s 4G LTE wireless network technology allows security integrators to meet the growing demand for rapidly deployable surveillance solutions that feature the ability to be easily relocated to areas of immediate interest.
Motorola Solutions has agreed to acquire IndigoVision, a Scotland-based provider of end-to-end video security solutions, for approximately $37.2 million in a deal that is expected to close by the end of May.
Today’s video management systems (VMSs) have powerful capabilities, including the ability to manage video systems installed at multiple locations, to use heat mapping to count people in an area and keep track of how long they stay there and to use analytics and audio to detect left objects, weapons and even bullying behaviors.
Today’s megapixel cameras provide a number of benefits, including their ability to enhance situational awareness by expanding areas of coverage with fewer physical cameras, which can also significantly reduce overall costs associated with both equipment and labor.
In the latest product update of Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 video management software, Milestone Systems introduced several new capabilities. A new centralized search platform makes it possible for users to search for everything in one place.
While camera manufacturers continue to deliver products with higher and higher resolutions, that’s no longer the main goal of video surveillance, purports Laurent Villeneuve, product marketing manager, Genetec, Montreal. Instead, it’s more about expanding the use case for surveillance by increasing end users’ return on investment.
Aiphone Corp., an international manufacturer of intercom and security communication products, now has a mobile app available to new and existing installations of the GT Series multi-tenant video intercom.