Video Surveillance and CCTV

Security sector insights in the age of terror and the cyber-attack

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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 and connected to 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.

Popular manufacturers include Hikvision, Sony, Panasonic, Axis Communications, IDIS, Pelco, Hanwha Techwin, Y3K and Tyco.

Browse our directory for a full listing of video surveillance manufacturers.

Do you know how much downtime of your physical security systems is costing you?

Duncan Cooke, business development manager, UK & Europe, for Stratus Technologies, defines downtime, how to quantify the costs - financial and otherwise - and how to minimise downtime. Read More

MOBOTIX publishes Cyber Protection Guide for its customers

MOBOTIX has published a cybersecurity guide to help its customers strengthen the resilience of MOBOTIX products against cyber-attack. Read More

Optex sensors integrated with Genetec control and command centre

Laser sensors from Optex can now be integrated with Genetec’s Restricted Security Area surveillance module for enhanced perimeter or area protection, either inside or outdoors. Read More

Xtralis VCA security software made available for licensing by OEMs

Axis Communications will be the first external camera manufacturer to use the Xtralis video content analytics (VCA) software suite from Honeywell. Read More

Hanwha Techwin wins iF Design Awards for Wisenet Circle and BabyView eco

Hanwha Techwin has won two prestigious design awards, for AI-powered security manager application ‘Wisenet Circle’ and its ‘BabyView eco’ baby monitoring system. Read More

Milestone Systems launches System Builder for hardware partners

Milestone Systems has launched System Builder, which enables hardware manufacturers to ship hardware with Milestone XProtect Essential+ video management software (VMS). Read More

Wake-up call on IP camera passwords as UK school CCTV streamed on Russian website

Video footage from more than 500 cameras in UK schools, homes and businesses is being streamed on a freely accessible website. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged IP camera users and installers to immediately set strong access passwords. Read More

The spectacular rise of the Chinese video surveillance industry

The phenomenal rise of the Chinese video surveillance industry has been driven by competitive pricing, enormous R&D investment and a burgeoning domestic market. How can Western brands compete? Read More

UK transport infrastructure lags rest of Europe in replacing analogue CCTV with real-time IP video

Ageing surveillance systems cannot achieve the three goals – deterring, detecting and delaying – set out by the government’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), writes Lucas Young, business development manager for transport at Axis Communications. Read More

Hikvision Insight events to focus on GDPR and cybersecurity

Following on previous Hikvision Insight events, held in October 2017, the video surveillance giant is organising a second series of events taking place across the UK and Ireland in March 2018. Read More