Video Surveillance and CCTV

The Video Surveillance Report 2020

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Video Surveillance or CCTV (closed circuit television) represents the largest segment of security technology.

Video cameras are used to observe an area, connected to a recording device or IP Network and monitored in a control room. Video surveillance technologies are used for far more than their roots in crime detection, with video analytics solutions able to serve a variety of applications such as traffic and crowd control management, heatmapping, footfall analysis and social distancing or face mask detection. Popular manufacturers include Hikvision, Sony, Panasonic, Axis Communications, IDIS, Pelco, Hanwha TechwinZK Teco, Dahua, and Tyco.

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Growing use of deepfakes puts pressure on integrity of video evidence

There is a growing concern regarding deepfakes, making it increasingly important for video tech users to prove the integrity of evidence. Read More

Milestone invites industry to explore ‘future of video’ at MIPS 2021

Taking place online, Milestone Systems is inviting the industry to explore the future of video technology at its 16th annual MIPS event. Read More

Facial recognition under scrutiny as Clearview AI’s practices ruled illegal in Canada

Canadian authorities have deemed Clearview AI's facial recognition practices a “clear violation of the privacy rights of Canadians”. Read More

Mexican jewellery boutique elevates security system with Vivotek

With high value items on offer, Peyrelongue Chronos specified Vivotek cameras to support its security operations and monitor its assets. Read More

IDIS acquires KT Powertel to extend secure mobile comms and IoT capability

IDIS has acquired a controlling (44.84%) stake in KT Powertel, the radio communications subsidiary of telecoms giant KT Corp. Read More

Dahua showcases range of solutions with Virtual Innovation Centre

Find out more about Dahua Technology's Virtual Innovation Centre, designed to make up for the absence of face-to-face meetings. Read More

The role of surveillance analytics and AI in supporting security staff with the challenges of mandatory facemasks

We explore how video analytics can play a role in supporting security staff combat the challenges related to mandatory facemasks. Read More

‘Industry-first’ ethical Automated Facial Recognition framework launched by BSIA

The video surveillance section of the BSIA has launched an ethical and legal use guide for Automated Facial Recognition (AFR). Read More

How 5G is set to impact video surveillance and the wider physical security industry

With the rollout of 5G mobile communications accelerating. Ron Alalouff examines the impact it will likely have on physical security. Read More

Move towards CCTV in the cloud leads to growing expectations of security systems installers

According to new findings from NW Security, there is growing demand on security installers and integrators due to cloud migration. Read More