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Fisheye cameras | Moving towards that perfect view

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Having eyes in the back of your head — an attribute relegated to vigilant parents, strict librarians, and more than a few teachers — is a condition that would serve the security industry well. After all, who doesn’t want the ability to have eyes on the action, wherever it’s happening? Since such forms of sight are a physical impossibility, security…

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Technology to help go with the flow | preventing card user fraud

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In the post-9/11 world, access control has become ubiquitous, especially in the corporate world where thousands of people stream into and out of individual office buildings every day. Workers equipped with access cards enter through turnstiles, actual and virtual, or gain entry into buildings through card-controlled doorways. A swipe of a card allows the cardholder access. But what is there…

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Video ‘must haves’ for active surveillance

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In the majority of surveillance situations, the end user is going to be using video forensically or sporadically, checking on situations that have occurred and using video to determine what happened or to help make a case against a perpetrator or tuning in to a specific incident that is under way. But for some security officers, active, live video is…

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PTZ in a Megapixel World

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Orginal article by Steve Carney on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 08:37 AM It was heard in many security related market discussions over the past 3-4 years that the era of the PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom camera) was over.  Megapixel technology would allow the digital zoom and detail in video that would make the mechanical PTZ obsolete. After all, fixed…

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Other Aspects of Healthcare Security

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Orginal arcticle by Chuck Vion on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 02:25 PM. As if being responsible for the security and safety of patients, visitors and staff 24 hours a day isn’t enough, many hospital and healthcare security directors are stepping up to the plate and devoting new resources to helping their organization with another aspect: customer service. Hospital security…

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The Softer Side of Security

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Orginal article by Jim Stankevich, CHPA on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 @ 02:30 PM. As if being responsible for the security and safety of patients, visitors and staff 24 hours a day isn’t enough, many hospital and healthcare security directors are stepping up to the plate and devoting new resources to helping their organization with another aspect: customer service. Whether…

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LCD Monitors bring Change: Technology does not stand still

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Orginal article by Mike Tabola on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 09:17 AM. As we complete the transition from CRT monitors to LCD monitors, we find that, in some cases, there is not an apples to apples comparison between specifications. The technology incorporated between these two architecture platforms is different and some of the specifications between the two platforms are…

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Megapixel Cameras: A lesson in Arithmetic

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Orginal article by Shahar Ze’evi on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 @ 12:03 PM .Few people would disagree that today’s society is hyper-focused on technology. The continuous evolution of mobile devices, and the introduction of higher resolution mobile phone cameras with higher processing power has helped to foster a consumer market accustomed to purchasing a new mobile device every two years.…

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Camera Installability | Understand the Whole Camera Solution

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Original article by Joel White on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 12:26 PM. Integrators and installers of video surveillance systems face tasks that are common across both analog and IP video camera systems. Camera installation, wiring, setup and configuration must be completed for each deployed device in order for the system to recognize and connect to the camera’s video stream.…

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Making metadata work for you

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Orginal Article by Shahar Ze’evi on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 12:49 PM. Imagine walking into a library in search of a particular book, but not having access to a card catalog — actual or virtual — to search for that specific volume.  You could spend hours looking for the manuscript. But if you have access to a card catalog,…

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