Biometric Applications Take Off

Ever since fingerprint identification capabilities were added to the Apple iPhone in 2013, biometrics has been heralded as the next secure and convenient method of identification and authentication.[1] While smartphones aren’t the only devices adding biometric authentication, they are indicative of how ubiquitous biometrics has become. Biometrics is moving from limited use in high security … Continue reading “Biometric Applications Take Off”

Smart Homes Mean Safer Homes

Can you activate your home security system using your smartphone once you walk out the door? Can you check security cameras, dim the lights or draw the shades using an app? These all are features of a secure smart home. Although many electronic and wireless devices such as thermostats and baby monitors have been around … Continue reading “Smart Homes Mean Safer Homes”

Employee Monitoring Software Can Enhance Performance

Companies have tracked employee activity since the days of punch clocks. Now, many companies are using employee monitoring software to improve efficiency and productivity and to ensure company resources and data are being used appropriately. A variety of software applications are available to examine employee activity, ranging from simple tools to track attendance to complex … Continue reading “Employee Monitoring Software Can Enhance Performance”

Edge Analytics Improves Security

The high-quality, highly detailed video images produced by today’s security cameras produce vast amounts of data on a 24/7 basis. In some ways, this is too much of a good thing, as all this data requires extensive bandwidth and storage capabilities for accurate assessment and monitoring. The addition of “edge analytics” technology to video surveillance … Continue reading “Edge Analytics Improves Security”

Security Moves to the Cloud

Cloud storage gives organizations the ability to store large amounts of data on a remote server that can be accessed through the internet. As surveillance systems become more sophisticated with higher resolution cameras, more customers are considering using the cloud to store video surveillance footage. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) notes that more than 70% … Continue reading “Security Moves to the Cloud”

Security Moves to the Cloud

Cloud storage gives organizations the ability to store large amounts of data on a remote server that can be accessed through the internet. As surveillance systems become more sophisticated with higher resolution cameras, more customers are considering using the cloud to store video surveillance footage. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) notes that more than 70% … Continue reading “Security Moves to the Cloud”

Storage Needs Grow for Video Surveillance Data

Advancements in higher resolution digital cameras combined with new laws and regulations are increasing the volume of video surveillance data that must be stored. This is creating a challenge for the security and surveillance industry to find storage options that are appropriate, accessible and cost effective for its customers. Megapixel (MP) resolution cameras give high-definition … Continue reading “Storage Needs Grow for Video Surveillance Data”