Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Better Support 911 Emergencies

admincamera, security, Video

In a year, around 240 million 911 calls are made in the U.S. That is more than 600,000 calls per day. Emergency call centers are overwhelmed, trying to keep up with staffing shortages while being inundated with calls. Besides the staffing crisis, many public safety agencies across the country are still working towards modernizing their systems and connecting to citizens …

TJ Maxx and Marshalls Employees Are Wearing Body Cams During Their Shifts

admincamera, security, Video

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, is equipping some store employees with body cameras to “thwart shoplifting and keep customers and employees safe,” according to a recent CNN report. “It’s almost like a de-escalation, where people are less likely to do something when they’re being videotaped,” said TJX chief financial officer John Klinger …

MVP Awards 2024 Recap: Bosch Security and Safety Systems Reacts to Their Win

admincamera, security, Video

We announced the Most Valuable Product (MVP) award winners in April, celebrating products across the physical security landscape that make a substantial impact on integrators and the projects they execute. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the winning products and hearing from the companies who won this year’s MVPs about what the accolade means to them and why the product is held in …

Dozens of Surveillance Cameras Provide Peace of Mind for New Florida Homeowners

admincamera, security, Video

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The new owner of a $10 million spec home on a two-acre property in Florida was eager for a simple way to monitor and manage his 15,000-square-foot residence, 2,800-square-foot clubhouse and expansive outdoor areas. Having worked with Stephen Muenstermann and the rest of the systems integration team at Cloudbusters, Inc. on a tech integration project at their …

Evolon Introduces AI-Powered Video Monitoring Services

admincamera, security, Video

DALLAS—Evolon Technology, Inc., a developer of proactive video monitoring solutions, has announced the launch of its advanced AI-powered video monitoring service on its Insites VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) platform. The company states this technology is designed to offer small-to medium-sized businesses and commercial enterprises the ability to autonomously monitor their properties with Evolon’s advanced video service with the …

Level 3 Audiovisual Revolutionizes Law Enforcement With Real-Time Crime Centers

admincamera, security, Video

MESA, Ariz. – Public safety officials in a city of more than 500,000 people that’s been recognized for its modernity and rapid growth recently pinpointed the existence of fragmented technology and disconnected data systems across various departments. To address this challenge, Level 3 Audiovisual was engaged to develop an advanced Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC). This center seamlessly integrates essential systems …

MVP Awards 2024 Recap: Reaction From Alarm.com on Their Wins

admincamera, security, Video

Last month, we announced the Most Valuable Product (MVP) award winners, celebrating products across the physical security landscape that make a substantial impact on integrators and the projects they execute. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the winning products and hearing from the companies who won this year’s MVP Awards about what the accolade means to them and why the product is held …

Politics, Lobbyists and Predatory Sales Tactics Are Biggest Threats to School Safety

admincamera, security, Video

The school safety and security sector, valued between $2 billion and $3 billion, remains largely unregulated despite increased funding since 2018. (Funding for school security often increases after a major tragedy.) A school is lucky if it has a dedicated safety director with the experience to assess and prioritize needs as they sift through the myriad daily sales pitches from companies …

Snap One to Demo Security, Networking and AV Components at InfoComm 2024

admincamera, security, Video

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Snap One announced that it will demonstrate an expanding ecosystem of commercial integration solutions at InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas, NV. Exhibiting in booth #C9477 the company is presenting a complete overview of how its fully compatible control, AV, surveillance, remote system management and networking solutions create one-stop shopping experiences for dealers with class-leading performance and capabilities. “Our Partners …

Window and Door Security: A Growing Concern for Campus Safety Professionals

admincamera, security, Video

Glass doors and windows are a growing security concern for K-12 schools, school districts, institutions of higher education, and healthcare facilities, according to the 2024 Campus Safety Glass Security and Safety Survey. More than half (51%) of this year’s nearly 300 survey respondents believe their glass doors and windows are the perimeter security systems that would most likely fail and allow an intruder …

Cloud Technology Opportunities and Challenges for Security Integrators

admincamera, security, Video

It’s never easy to give up control, especially when you’re talking about turning over proprietary data about your company, business or home to a third party. Even so, security systems integrators are starting to have more success in getting their clients to transition to cloud-based access control and video surveillance services, whether that means through an on-premise, offsite or hybrid …

AMG150/155 Series of PoE Injectors Offer Cost Effective PoE Power

admincamera, security, Video

BIGGLESWADE, U.K.—AMG Systems of the United Kingdom and USA, has just introduced its AMG150/155 series of cost-effective single-channel industrially hardened PoE injectors. The company states that its new PoE injectors can support Ethernet speeds from 10Mb to 10Gb and inject 30-watts, 60-watts, or 90- watts power for use by PoE powered devices. Models within the series offer a wide range …

RMS Extends Smart Home Amenities Outdoors

admincamera, security, Video

LANCASTER, Pa.—Providing the owners of an outdoor entertainment space in Central Pennsylvania the opportunity they had always dreamed of, the integration company RMS elevated this homeowner’s backyard home entertainment experience experience through new smart home components from Snap One’s family of brands. Serving as the foundation for this smart home system is a Control4 automation system that RMS extended from the inside of the …

Hanwha Q Series Cameras integrate into Genetec Security Center SaaS

admincamera, security, Video

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Vision, a global manufacturer of video surveillance products and technologies, has announced that its Q series cameras will be fully compatible with Genetec Security Center SaaS. Hanwha Vision states that Security Center SaaS is the company’s newly announced unified software-as-a-service solution and it is described as an enterprise-grade solution that incorporates access control, video management, intrusion and communications …

Verkada AI-Powered Search Capabilities now in Beta

admincamera, security, Video

SAN MATEO, Calif.—Verkada, a developer of cloud-based physical security solutions, has announced it will offer customers a new AI-powered search in Beta. The company states that its AI-powered search capabilities leverages a large language and large vision model, and the new search capabilities will enable customers to use everyday language to search their video security camera footage for people and …

Eagle Eye 911 Camera Sharing Empowers Emergency Response Professionals

admincamera, security, Video

AUSTIN, Texas—Eagle Eye Networks, a global developer of cloud video surveillance, recently launched Eagle Eye 911 Camera Sharing, a solution the company calls a first-of-its-kind technology that gives Emergency 911 professionals instant access to security cameras during an emergency. According to the company, this new solution empowers emergency response professionals to deliver critical incident information to first responders through a …

RGB Spectrum Announces New Product Training Courses

admincamera, security, Video

ALAMEDA, Calif.—RGB Spectrum, a developer of mission-critical video solutions for real-time decision support, reaffirms its product education and training by launching comprehensive training courses tailored for end-users, integrators, manufacturer representatives, consultants, and other partners. RGB Spectrum’s training curriculum covers a number of topics through modules including the popular 201 and 301 series of products. The Calif.-based company states these modules …

Security-Conscious Homeowner Gets Priceless Peace of Mind With Snap One

admincamera, security, Video

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The primary task of any security camera is keeping a close eye on a home, property and loved ones. Some cameras, as one homeowner found out, are a better fit for certain installations than others. Related: Snap One Expands Security Line With New Luma NVRs, VMS Platform It wasn’t until after the integration team at Jennings AV …

VIVOTEK and Kisi Announce Integration Partnership, Collaborate at ISC West 2024

admincamera, security, Video

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Global IP surveillance solution provider VIVOTEK recently announced its integration partnership with Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Kisi, showcasing the integration during ISC West 2024 in Las Vegas in VIVOTEK’s booth. Related: VIVOTEK Launching ‘Make Tomorrow Easier, Today!’ Campaign During ISC West 2024 “Kisi is a modern cloud-based access control solution to secure physical spaces dedicated to providing a …