Walmart Wants to Nab Self-Checkout Cheats With AI Cameras

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Attention, Walmart shoppers. If you have the inclination to get your shoplifter on in the self-checkout line, beware a security camera powered by artificial intelligence (AI) could be trained on you. Business Insider reports the big box retailer is working to reduce checkout theft in more than 1,000 stores in the United States after investing in a …

Arecont Vision Costar Signs On Rep Firm GT Reps

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LOS ANGELES — Arecont Vision Costar, a manufacturer of network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the addition of GT Reps to its Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative Program. GT Reps will deliver pre-sales support across the Great Lakes Region, which includes the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana. “We’re excited to add GT Reps to our sales organization to broaden our coverage …

Roundtable: Leading Wholesale Distributors Discuss Winning Strategies, Latest Products

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Wholesale distribution plays a pivotal part in the security channel. As the breadth and scope of the industry continues to expand, so does the role of the wholesale distributor. While distribution partners are counted on to provide comprehensive product offerings across all technology categories, they’re also tasked with delivering myriad other goods and services. The list is long and spans technical …

Three Ways to Get Clear Security Video at Night

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Video surveillance in dark conditions is imperative for many users, since crimes like burglary and vandalism are more likely to occur at night. It’s easy to deploy a cost-effective security solution that can provide clear images in low-light situations, thanks to innovations such as infrared (IR) and Dahua’s Night Color Technology. White Light LEDs Sometimes you don’t want your security …

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Nurse Attacked by Inmate

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In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos… Working at a jail is a dangerous job. Not only are you outnumbered, but some of, if not many, of the prisoners are extremely dangerous. It’s one thing to be a prison guard, but imagine being an unarmed nurse in that type of environment. Earlier this year, surveillance cameras at a Cuyahoga County, Ohio jail …

London Surveillance Camera Count: 1 for Every 14 People, Report Claims

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LONDON — An assessment conducted by CCTV.co.uk — a network of video surveillance installers covering the United Kingdom — claims that the number of security cameras in London will hit a record high in 2019. With an estimated one CCTV camera for every 14 people currently in London, the total number in the city is approximately 627,707, according to CCTV.co.uk. …

Machine Learning Camera System Seeks Integrators for Dealer Program

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ATLANTA — Memoreyes, developer of a smart outdoor video surveillance system, is searching for qualified integrators to participate in its national dealer program. Memoreyes says it will provide integrators with training that centers on its patent-pending, megapixel/HD–quality, pan/tilt/zoom (p/t/z) camera system with machine learning. “Integrators are a key part of our business plan,” says Memoreyes Founder and CEO John Collings. “Our Entrance System …

Athena Security Secures a $5.5M Seed Round Led by Pathfinder

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AUSTIN, Texas — Athena Security, an artificial intelligence (AI) security camera startup, has received $5.5 million in seed funding led by Pathfinder, the early stage investment vehicle of San Francisco-based venture capital firm Founders Fund. The deal was also backed by about 40 angel investors. Athena Security uses computer vision and other technologies to monitor and detect potential threats, such …

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Son Tries to Attack His Mom’s Accused Killer in Court

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In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos… If there’s anything I’ve learned from countless movies and television shows (as well as my parents), it’s you don’t mess with family. Vashon Flowers was charged with shooting and killing his wife, Jamie Thomas-Flowers, at their Michigan home in May. Surveillance footage from his June 3 court date shows London Thomas, Thomas Flowers son, …

Johnson Controls Provides HD Connectivity for Staten Island Ferry

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NEW YORK CITY — The venerable Staten Island Ferry, one of the oldest and busiest ferryboat systems in the world, recently enlisted Johnson Controls to upgrade its existing communications network for all vessels in its fleet. Operating around the clock each day of the year, Staten Island Ferry services more than 24 million riders annually. To ensure the safety of …

Exclusive: Mid-Year Report Forecasts Growth in Latter Half of 2019

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(This article first appeared on SSI sister publication cepro.com.) FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — As Mark Twain said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” It appears an overload of media babble about how tariffs, the stock market fluctuations, Brexit and a slew of other issues would dive the U.S. economy into recession in 2019 have also been “greatly exaggerated.” According …

Next-Generation PoE: IEEE® 802.3bt

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Since the ratification of the first PoE standard in 2003, PoE use has increased dramatically and made headway into new applications. POE provides huge benefits in relation to ease of installation, Saving CAPEX and OPEX costs, and providing a unified and safe power standard for worldwide use. The main limiting factor affecting PoE use in new applications is the amount …

Dahua Releases People-Counting Camera With AI

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IRVINE, Calif. — Dahua Technology, a world-leading video-centric smart IoT solution provider, announces the release of the StereoVision camera: a 3MP dual-sensor, people-counting camera that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI). The camera uses advanced image processing technology for improved depth perception to count people with up to 98% accuracy, according to the company. Dahua says the side-by-side positioning of the StereoVision camera’s dual lenses …

Facial Recognition Software Developed at Duke Linked to Chinese Surveillance Programs

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DURHAM, N.C. — Video surveillance cameras recorded thousands of students walking the Duke University campus one day in March 2014 as part of a research project intended to help accelerate “multi-target, multi-camera tracking” (MTMC) systems. The video data collected from the project would later be used by China and others to test facial recognition software, according to an article from …

ProdataKey, DW Partner to Integrate Access Control and VMS

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DRAPER, Utah — ProdataKey (PDK), a provider of networked Cloud-based access control products and services, and Digital Watchdog (DW), a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, have pdk io access control and the DW Spectrum IPVMS video management platform. The integrated solution allows DW Spectrum users to review all pdk io event data from within the …

Anixter Releases Dates for 2019 Stadium Training Series

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GLENVIEW, Ill. — Anixter has released the dates of its 2019 Stadium Series. Each stop will include training, networking, product demonstrations and an MLB ballgame. The 2019 Anixter Stadium Tour schedule is as follows: CHICAGO – TUESDAY, JULY 16 Location: American Airlines Conference Center 1101 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 Registration Open – 11:30 a.m. Training Classes – 12:00 p.m. …

Latest LILIN IP Camera Features Edge Computing, Tripwire Feature

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ARCADIA, Calif. — LILIN Americas announces the release of the ZMR8122X-P outdoor bullet IP camera. The ZMR8122X-P delivers full HD 1080p (2.0 MP) video at up to 30 frames per second (fps), while offering protection against dust, dirt and water. On-board intelligent video surveillance (IVS) enables integrators to tailor the ZMR8122X-P to detect the objects and situations, opening up new possibilities for …

Arecont Vision Costar Brings On Rep Firm Apex Technology Sales

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LOS ANGELES — Arecont Vision Costar, a manufacturer of network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the addition of Apex Technology Sales to its authorized manufacturer’s representative program. A proven and experienced representative agency, Apex will provide expert pre-sales assistance for the company’s Total Video Solution offerings across the United States’ North Central region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western …

DICE Corp. Releases Video Verification App to Assist Dispatch Process

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BAY CITY, Mich. — DICE Corp. unveiled an all new video verification app at the 2019 Electronic Security Expo (ESX). The video verification app is a completely mobile browser-based tool used in conjunction with DICE’s CloudEye Cloud video recording solution. If an event triggered by an alarm system occurs, app users have more control of how alarm center interaction is …