Does your video archive look more like a storage closet you’re afraid to open? Is it nearly filled to capacity with aging video tapes, external hard disk drives, optical media, old networking cables, and an assortment of other equipment? You’re not alone.
Did you know that the global market for security system integrators will grow to $75.7 billion by 2020, up from $60.3 billion in 2015 (source: IHS Markit)? It only makes sense that just as the security and surveillance industry continues to transform with the move to higher resolution cameras, longer data retention times, and the increase in usage of analytics, that the security system integrators market would also transform. What these integrators may have built their business on—manned guarding, alarm and fire detection, and so on — is quickly changing to focus more on the technology solutions they can provide to their customers.
It’s been a little over a month since the Pokémon I remember as a kid was relaunched as it’s more hip and trendy cousin, Pokémon GO. Although I’m not much of a gamer myself, I will admit that the location-based augmented reality (AR) game developed by Niantic was intriguing. And the premise of the game has the potential to shift the gaming industry from the confines of a dark basement to the whole world as a gamer’s playground.
Security and safety concerns are continuing to grow worldwide. With the onset of federal security mandates like the Affordable Healthcare Act, the healthcare industry is in transformation—being forced to evolve and make security a higher priority.
If you live in the state of Texas and are involved in K-12 education then you should be aware of Senate Bill 507 (S.B. 507). This Bill, scheduled to roll out in the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, will require K-12 school districts in Texas to install audio/video monitoring equipment in any self-contained classroom in which special education services are provided to at least 50% of the students for at least 50% of the school day. School districts are required to store the video and audio data for a minimum of six months.
eattle, grooming to become the next Silicon Valley, was not built to handle the waves of techie newcomers flocking to the Emerald City. As a born and raised Seattleite, traffic has always been a challenge, so add in the rise in population and the closure of a major highway, and chaos ensues. Despite the faith […]