Video Surveillance and CCTV

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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 TechwinZK Teco and Tyco.

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


Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches strategy for civil liberties and human rights

The national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales has been updated with the addition of a strategy plan for ‘human rights, data and technology’. Read More

The mainstreaming of low-light surveillance cameras

According to a recent report from IHS Markit, the number of video surveillance cameras equipped with advanced low-light functionality is […] Read More

Axis Communications launches explosion-protected camera for hazardous environments

Axis Communications has launched an explosion-protected network camera certified with Class I, I/II/III, Division 1 and Zone 1, as well as ATEX and IECEx. Read More

3 trends in video content analytics for 2019

With 2019 now underway Trevor Matz, CEO of BriefCam, offers three predictions for what trends we can expect to see in video surveillance and analytics this year, with AI, along with facial recognition and the cloud, to the fore. Read More

5 top trends for the physical security sector in 2019

Axis Communications CTO Johan Paulsson foresees 2019 as a year when businesses ramp up use of artificial intelligence and edge computing as well as smart technology to deliver environmental benefits. Cybersecurity will inevitably remain a preoccupation for businesses of all types. Read More

Eagle Eye Networks enhances analytics for Eagle Eye Cloud VMS

Eagle Eye Networks has added line crossing, intrusion detecton, object counting and loitering to the suite of video analytics tools offered within the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. Read More

Cutting frame rates is not the best way to ease your CCTV bandwidth burden

Halving frame rates does not automatically halve storage requirements, writes Julian Inman, Head of Product Management, Wavestore Global Ltd, who offers a more cost-effective solution that better preserves the quality and usefulness of footage. Read More

Our most popular security articles, videos and downloads of 2018

Below is the most popular content – articles, videos and white papers – published on IFSEC Global for 2018. We’ve […] Read More

Hanwha Techwin launches ultra-HD multi-directional camera with integral PTZ

“By placing a PTZ camera at the centre of the PNM-9320VQP we are able to provide a highly affordable and efficient solution for city and wide area surveillance applications such as car parks, shopping centres and warehouses,” said Uri Guterman, head of product & marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. Read More

The periodic table of security

This infographic is based on the table everyone encountered in school science lessons, substituting for chemical elements the technologies and concepts central to the modern security sector. First published in 2014 it's been updated to accommodate emerging phenomena like the IoT. Read More