2024 Video Surveillance Deep Dive

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The SSI 2024 Video Surveillance Deep Dive Report. All the latest news on new security cameras on the market, major cities installing surveillance systems, implementation of surveillance cameras at schools and much more. Whether it be IP cameras, megapixel cameras, HD-CCTV, video management systems (VMS), DVRs, compression, systems integration, monitors, fiber, analytics, WiFi or mesh networks, you’ll find it here. …

Consumer Reports Says Amazon, Walmart, Others Selling Unsafe Video Doorbells

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Amazon, Sears, Shein, Temu and Walmart are among the online retailers selling video doorbells that “have security vulnerabilities that could expose users to hackers,” according to a recent Consumer Reports investigation. Consumer Reports “found issues with a dozen seemingly identical video doorbells sold under brand names including Eken and Tuck,” according to a Yahoo! Finance report. All the potentially compromised …

RapidFire Safety & Security Adds Troy Alarm, Its 10th Acquisition Since September 2022

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Multi-regional fire, life safety and security buy-and-build platform RapidFire Safety & Security announces the acquisition of Troy Alarm, a fire alarm and security services provider based in Riverside, Calif., according to a joint announcement. This represents the 10th acquisition for the RapidFire platform since its inaugural acquisition in September 2022. The move “underscores RapidFire’s commitment to …

Theia Technologies Announces MCR IQ Motor Control Board, MCR IQ Application

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.—Theia Technologies has announced its MCR IQ Motor Control Board series and new MCR IQ application. The West Coast-based manufacturer states that its latest board facilitates operation of its motorized lenses to allow users to control zoom, focus, P-iris, and optional IR filters. Theia Technologies‘ motor control boards now include the MCR IQ application with graphical user interface (GUI) …

Hackers Can Spy on Your Security Cameras Through Walls, According to New Research

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BOSTON — New research from Northeastern University shows there might be “a massive gap in our security infrastructure –– and it comes from the very devices designed to protect it.” Related: Video Surveillance Deep Dive: Technology Widening in Numbers, Vertical Markets Kevin Fu, a Northeastern University professor of electrical and computer engineering who specializes in cybersecurity, has figured out a …

Buffalo Public School District Improves Security and Simplifies Infrastructure

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HOUSTON – The Buffalo Public School District, which serves 28,000 K-12 students at 70 schools in western New York, has modernized its security footprint with i-PRO multi-sensor and 360-degree fish-eye network cameras and i-PRO NV300 network video recorders (NVR). Related: Four i-PRO Video Surveillance Trends Predictions for 2024 Buffalo’s school modernization project started with replacing 2% of their older interior …

Video Surveillance Deep Dive: Technology Widening in Numbers, Vertical Markets

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Anyone in the security industry knows that video surveillance is nothing new, with the first instance dating back to World War II, when it was used to view the launch of V2 rockets in Germany, before first being used in commercial applications in the U.S. in 1947. Certainly, the technology has come a long way in the ensuing eight decades, …

New IDIS eBook Educates on the True Meaning of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

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COPPELL, Texas – South Korean surveillance manufacturer IDIS has launched its newest educational eBook, this time focusing on total cost of ownership (TCO), in a document called, “Why Total Cost of Ownership Matters More Than Ever.”  TCO is a well-known concept across many sectors in the video security industry: a way for customers to gain the most value by taking …

Omnilert Launches 3rd-Generation AI Visual Gun Detection System

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LEESBURG, Va.—Omnilert, a manufacturer of active shooter solutions, has announced the release of its third generationAI visual gun detection system. According to the Mid-Atlantic company, its latest solution feature significant advancements designed to further advance its gun detection system. Omnilert claims its product is the only solution to deliver a combination of detection, verification, activation and notification. The company states …

Wyze Camera Breach Allowed 13,000 Customers See Into Others’ Homes

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SEATTLE — Smart home and wireless camera company Wyze says it let customers down when it was victimized by a breach that briefly allowed 13,000 customers to see into others’ homes, according to a report by The Verge. Wyze company leaders apologized to customers in a letter entitled “An Important Security Message from Wyze,” pointing some of the blame at …

Snap One Expands Security Line With New Luma NVRs, VMS Platform

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Adding more Luma NVRs to its lineup, Snap One has launched its new Luma 420 Series and 820 Series network video recorders (NVRs), offering dealers 16-channel and 32-channel NVR options with enhanced processing and up to 144 TB of storage. The global company states these products can be used for large residential and commercial projects. Derek Webb, Snap One …

ZeroEyes Closes 2023 With 300% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

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PHILADELPHIA — AI-based gun detection video analytics platform ZeroEyes recently announced 2023 year-over-year revenue growth of 300%, along with an 18% increase in employee headcount, according to a company announcement. The company “achieved rapid expansion across multiple verticals, including the K-12 education market, commercial sectors including retail, gaming and healthcare, and the U.S. Department of Defense,” the announcement says. ZeroEyes …

Motorola Solutions Acquires Specialized, Long-Range Camera Provider Silent Sentinel

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CHICAGO – Motorola Solutions has acquired Silent Sentinel, a provider of specialized, long-range cameras based in Ware, United Kingdom. Silent Sentinel’s thermal cameras “offer clear visibility in the complex and extreme environments associated with military, aviation, maritime and critical infrastructure,” according to the joint announcement. The company’s cameras “can identify anomalies from up to 20 miles away (30 km) to …

Security-by-Design Aims Fall Short, Adding Up to 20% to Construction Costs

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BETHESDA, Md.—Global cloud-based access control and smart building technologies platform Brivo today announces the results of its research into integrated physical security in building design by architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) practitioners. The report finds that, despite an increased commitment to “security-by-design” principles, the industry is still spending significant time and money post-build to fix security issues, risking dire retroactive …

Phison Electronics Introduces S12DI and S17T SSD Hard Drives

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—With the advent of high-resolution video and surveillance systems, the demand for stable performance and power loss protection in SSD hard drives continues to rise among video recording equipment and surveillance system integrators. Supporting these applications, Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND controllers and NAND storage solutions, has announced the launch of specialized SSD storage solutions for video …

Axis VP Fredrik Nilsson Releases Latest Edition of Intelligent Network Video Guide

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Fredrik Nilsson, VP of Americas for video surveillance solutions manufacturer Axis Communications, in conjunction with Taylor & Francis Group’s CRC Press, has released the third edition of Intelligent Network Video: Understanding Modern Video Surveillance Systems (Intelligent Network Video). Since the first edition was launched in 2008, “technology has advanced at an accelerated pace, profoundly impacting the way …

ClareVision Smart Video Doorbell Complements Smart Home Environments

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Snap One has announced the immediate availability of a new flagship security product, the NDAA-certified ClareVision Smart Video Doorbell. The latest product from ClareVision is designed to give dealers and their customers a self-contained, subscription-free solution to monitor and record activity at the front door 24 hours a day. According to Clint Choate, senior director of the security market …

Verkada Introduces New Products and Platform Updates

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SAN MATEO, Calif.—Verkada states that its customers often have a place where they would like to deploy a Verkada device—such as a parking lot, construction site, or remote area—but find it hard to do so due to a lack of internet connectivity. The company admits however, trenching Ethernet wire to these locations can be cost-prohibitive, while cellular deployments are complicated …

How AI and Machine Learning Are Transforming LPR Tech

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are rapidly transforming business processes across all sectors, enabling greater personalization, automation and insights in diverse areas. The world’s top organizations are investing heavily in developing next-generation AI solutions, sparking an innovation race across every industry. AI promises to revolutionize everything from manufacturing and healthcare to retail, education and cities as organizations look …

i-PRO to Showcase X Series of Cameras at ISC 2024

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HOUSTON—At ISC West 2024 in booth #10037 this upcoming April 9-12, i-PRO Co., Ltd. (formerly Panasonic Security), a global manufacturer of professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, will showcase its newly released X Series camera line for the first time. Using AI onsite learning, the new X Series line enables users or integrators to teach the camera about specific …