Wireless Networks


Wireless Video Surveillance Boosts Security For Ferry Along U.S./Canadian Border

When Champions Auto Ferry decided to install a wireless video surveillance network, the company had to make sure the system could fulfill security and monitoring needs even during harsh winter conditions. Ultimately, the company found the solution that could meet the security demands in such a tough environment in Firetide’s wireless infrastructure mesh networking equipment and VideoIQ cameras.

On the Wings of Wireless

A regional Midwest airport needed a way to automate gate security and deliver wireless video surveillance traffic from remote locations back to its monitoring stations. It had an inefficient and outdated system to protect the gates that consisted of access points that would require hands-on updates at each location every time there were personnel changes.

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IP Video Helps Provide Safe Environment At Grand Canyon Resort

An innovative wireless surveillance system is helping to cut crime and provide a safe and secure environment for visitors to the Grand Canyon West Resort in Arizona.

Report: Public Safety To Emerge As Key Domain For Wireless Broadband Providers

Over the next few years, the public safety application segment is likely to emerge as a key domain for wireless broadband technology providers. Governments worldwide have clearly understood the role of advanced communication technologies after numerous unforeseen terrorist attacks and unanticipated natural disasters over the last decade revealed the loopholes in emergency communications.

Optelecom-NKF Provides IP Surveillance Solution For Paris Tunnels

Optelecom-NKF Inc., a provider of Siqura IP surveillance solutions, recently announced it was awarded a contract with the Direction Interdépartementale des Routes d’Ile-de-France (DIRIF) to implement a video surveillance system for acquiring, transmitting and recording video in 23 tunnels in the Paris area.

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Georgia City Migrates To IP Video Solution

In the last year and a half, the City of Marietta, Ga. has replaced most of its standalone analog CCTV systems with a complete integrated IP video solution from IndigoVision.

Montana County Deploys NetMotion Wireless Technology For Secure Mobile Communications

NetMotion Wireless, a provider of mobile productivity and management software, recently announced that Gallatin County, Mont. which encompasses the City of Bozeman, has deployed NetMotion's mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) on laptops used by area police and fire department personnel.

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IndigoVision IP Video Helps Drive Down Crime In Mauritius

Flic en Flac, one of the main tourist areas in Mauritius, has seen crime significantly reduce since installing a distributed surveillance system using IndigoVision’s IP video technology. The new CCTV system is helping police closely monitor criminal behavior, public safety and manage traffic and parking violations -- the security issues facing many urban areas.



Q&A From the Top: Christian Laforte

Mobile video applications for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry and other PDAs are a growing trend that is expanding the practical everyday use of video surveillance security systems. In a climate of tight budgets, the security industry is searching for new and innovative ways to make use of existing infrastructure and to increase the overall productivity of those charged with keeping us safe. Feeling Software from Montreal is quickly expanding its product portfolio into this challenging area. We took a few minutes to talk to the CEO of Feeling Software, Christian Laforte, to get his perspective of this growing trend.

Iron Sky Provides Street-Level Video Surveillance For Georgia City

City of College Park, Ga. officials announced recently that Iron Sky Inc. will outfit the city with its first street-level video surveillance cameras.

New York Town Uses Axis Technology To Secure Highway Department Facility

Axis Communications recently announced that the Town of Smithtown, N.Y., has deployed Axis network cameras in its Highway Department yard as a first step in modernizing its existing analog video surveillance capabilities.

Wireless Security

The Wireless Linchpin

This year is the turning point for the deployment of large-scale, multi-service municipal wireless mesh networks expanding upon their public safety wireless networks for a variety of municipal and government services.

A Growing Presence

Historically, there have been two types of access control systems: online and stand-alone. Online systems perform access-granted and access-denied functions with almost instantaneous ability through physical hard-wired connectivity. Stand-alone systems perform many of the same functions as an online system, but do not have the instantaneous audit trail capability.

Proxim Wireless Showcases Two New Solutions

Proxim Wireless Corp. showcased its Tsunami 8100 and QuickBridge 60250 solutionsfor wireless HD video surveillance at ISC East.

CMS Announces New Wireless Video Surveillance Service Powered By Videofied

Criticom Monitoring Services, the largest wholesale monitoring company in the United States, has announced a new wireless video offering that provides security dealers a cost-effective and portable, outdoor camera for their customers.

Schneider Electric To Provide Wireless Video Surveillance System For Pennsylvania Town

The city of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has awarded Schneider Electric a $2 million contract for a wireless video surveillance system. Schneider Electric will design, install and maintain a network of more than 200 digital surveillance cameras located throughout the city’s downtown area, commercial areas, school zones, parks and parking garages.

Remote Control

What’s the next generation of remote monitoring? Think cellular. As technology improves and cellular networks are upgraded, the notion of transmitting IP information, both data and video, is becoming a reality.

Colorado Town Uses Microwave Radio System To Deliver Video Surveillance Traffic

Exalt Communications recently announced that the Town of Castle Rock, Colo. has deployed 10 Exalt EX-11s digital microwave radio systems to reliably deliver video surveillance traffic that helps protect its water distribution facilities.

From Radio to Revolution

Since World War II, wireless radio networking has given the government and military a flexible and efficient mobile communications option. Unfortunately, more than half a century later, many of the same wartime technologies are still being used by U.S. public agencies, despite major advances in real-time voice, video and data wireless transfer applications.

Safe Storage

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.

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