There are typically two different approaches to storing data in an IP video system: using a centralized architecture with a master database located in the central control room or head office and using a distributed architecture that spreads the data around the security management system, keeping it close to where it is produced or needed.
When Diablo Valley College in California converted its life science building to an advanced technology center, it upgraded the building's security without the need for hard wiring. Jack Shaffer, facilities project manager for the district, said the major remodeling project was more like a retrofit, with wireless locks fitting in nicely. He also said access control went even smoother because the integrator didn't have to pull cables to each opening.
We have entered a new realm in the world of video surveillance. Gone are the days of the security guard tethered to a dedicated desktop monitor, reacting to unfolding events within a closed environment. With today's advancements in IP-based network infrastructures, management of video surveillance can be a much more valuable endeavor.
Azalea Networks, a provider of wireless network equipment and technology, and Dotworkz Systems, a provider of crime camera enclosures for public safety systems, recently announced deployment of the first phase of a wireless video surveillance solution for the San Diego Police Department.
In deployments in Phoenix and Miami, Firetide's new MIMO-based (802.11n) mesh is providing economic and performance benefits for city-wide municipal infrastructures.
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has deployed an IP video management and control solution from On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) to manage feeds from video surveillance cameras at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. and the Boston Common Garage.
Lenel Systems International, part of the UTC Fire & Security Unit of United Technologies, has a long list of enterprise-scale applications—a who's who of top companies and institutions worldwide—that all depend on the company to integrate their security management functions. The latest addition is SkyPoint, a highly intuitive user interface for video surveillance system management that simplifies how users handle video and boosts the productivity of security personnel.
Many people I've spoken to outside the security industry believe, regardless of the overall economy, that our market should always be experiencing growth due to the unrelenting need for better security. However, the truth is that security is still a capital investment and the budget for security gets reduced or removed just like any other expense during tough economic times.
Kindo Bakery is the largest bakery chain in Vietnam with more than 60 branches in operation across the nation. In order to improve customer satisfaction, the manager wanted to manage the stores in a more efficient way, including staffing and display of commodities.
Firetide Inc., a provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, announced recently that Adesta will include Firetide as part of their solution-based vendor set to address the growing needs of government, transportation and telecommunication service provider customers for reliable, high-performing wireless infrastructure.
As the necessity for public and personal safety increases, the demand for surveillance solutions requiring the most rigorous, video-based security standards continues to grow.
Firetide Inc., a provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, recently announced the immediate customer availability of its new MIMO-based Firetide HotPort 7000 wireless solution with early customers including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Valley Ag Software achieving up to 300 MBps performance in outdoor environments.
videoNEXT, developer of surveillance software and physical security information management (PSIM) solutions, recently announced the availability of its mobile video apps in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod touch handheld devices.
The eastern Texas town of Bryan has joined a growing list of U.S. cities installing public safety cameras in downtown public areas to increase security and help protect citizens. Working with ADT Security Services, a preferred security provider for the state of Texas, the city has completed installation of the first phase of a multi-phase camera system to cover its recently revitalized downtown.
Fluidmesh Networks and Pelco have successfully integrated Fluidmesh wireless platforms with many of Pelco's top video products. Combining the reliability and real time Web interface of Fluidmesh with the highest quality Pelco video products has resulted in a flawless wireless video-security system.
Iveda Solutions announced recently its partnership with mobiDEOS. The partnership will enable more than 500 cell phone models including but not limited to iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson, to have centralized live video access to hosted cameras.
The city of Mission, Texas is now live with a state-of-the-art wireless mesh video security network providing this border town’s police department with extra “eyes in the sky” to help keep the community safe.
Black & Veatch was selected by the state of Oregon to provide architectural and engineering services for the Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN) project that is designed to enhance public safety.
BridgeWave Communications, a supplier of gigabit wireless solutions, today announced that its FE60U gigabit upgradeable wireless products power the backbone of the wireless video surveillance network for the City of Highland Village in Texas.
Although Web-based technology is new to fire communications, it was just what the St. Andrews School in Delaware needed. John Menter of Sentinel Service was tasked with updating an antiquated alarm system with a new addressable solution that would include fire protection for eight separate buildings and control future budget and maintenance costs.