Discussions around safety and security in smart cities often focus heavily on the visual. This is not unreasonable; cameras are crucially important to any effective security system and with advances in camera technology, they are better than ever.
By Andreas Göransson | April 21, 2021
Back to the future: continuous recording within grasp (once again)
Congested roadways. Bumper-to-bumper traffic. Beeping horns. Rush hour that actually felt like rush hour. About a year ago much of this disappeared—at least temporarily—as the nation went into lockdown and many people worked remotely.
By E. Anthony Incorvati | March 31, 2021
How thermal cameras boost your surveillance solution
Thermal cameras can be used for various applications where accurate detection is crucial. From perimeter protection and detecting changes to ambient temperatures to patient monitoring to ensuring equipment is operating safely and many more.
By Magnus Lundegård | March 31, 2021
How panoramic cameras eliminate blind spots and reduce total cost of ownership
The word panoramic originated in the late 18th century as a portmanteau of the words ‘pan’ (all) and the Greek ‘hór?ma’, roughly translated to ‘see’. Together they effectively mean ‘all seeing’, which in the case of panoramic cameras, could not be more apt.
You’ve probably heard of ‘edge analytics’ (or ‘analytics on the edge’) in relation to video surveillance. Put in its simplest form, it relates to increasingly powerful video analytics taking place on the ‘edge’ of the network, i.e. in the camera its...
By Timo Sachse | March 25, 2021
How to Implement a Data-rich Video Surveillance Strategy
If your network upgrade and expansion was integral to certain demands, such as a time-sensitive launch of a highly anticipated collegiate sports channel, what would you do? What products would be key to accomplishing this?
By Joshua Seawell
Taking a borderless approach to cybersecurity governance
Addressing Wi-Fi interference can include better placement of access points, balancing traffic between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, beamforming, and eliminating other sources of radio-frequency signals.
By Eric Geier | Contributing Writer, Network World | FEB 18, 2021
Business owners looking to implement an integrated security and surveillance solution can find the range of options available confusing. The large choice of hardware and software products offer a seemingly endless array of specifications. For insta...
According to a study from the UN, over half of humanity – 56.2 per cent, 3.5bn people – currently lives in cities and this number is estimated to rise to 5bn people (60.4 per cent) by 2030. This growth in urban populations has driven the adoption of technology in the management of city infrastructure and systems, with governments investing billions in so-ca...
By Andrea Sorri | March 2, 2021
A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Network
Over the past decade, video walls have become an increasingly popular digital signage choice. This is because they are particularly effective at engaging people and delivering messages with impact. When proceeding with a video wall solution, determining whether to use LCD or direct view LED is the primary question.
How IP intercoms can enhance video surveillance systems
Customer attitudes and demands have continued to shape the security sector, driving ongoing market and industry changes. As a result, new use cases have emerged for security and safety, related to building access, communication and control across a variety of sectors. These have set the scene for security professionals to rethink how intercom technology is bei...
By Karl Hill | February 18, 2021
Using video surveillance to reduce retail shrinkage
With competition from online retailers and changes to in-store shopping habits, securing profit margin is becoming more important than ever. Loss of inventory through theft – either by employees or customers – can represent a significant challenge to retai...
Cybersecurity across all of a city’s departments, functions and systems has always been a challenge. As city infrastructure becomes more connected in themselves, and include millions of new connected devices and sensors, they never been more vulnerable.
Here we are, nearly a year into remote work due to a pandemic, and I’ve still not quite managed my work desk situation. Mind you, it’s fairly organized and not nearly as chaotic as it was when I began working from home, but the cable management could use improvement. I guess this isn’t surprising. IT […]
February 2, 2021 Adam Forziati
How COVID-19, Unified Communications, and Audiovisual Tech Are Shaping The Future Of Education
Mom is Zooming for a work meeting. Dad's on Netflix. And Junior is gunning down bad guys on one screen while streaming his biology class on another. As the COVID era drags on, can there possibly be enough bandwidth for all?
This year we will see a marked acceleration in several key broadband network trends, brought on by global COVID-related changes to work, education, and entertainment as well as momentum in next-generation network investments.
Tom Cloonan January 21, 2021
Seven basic security tips to aid business emergency planning
The retail landscape is constantly shifting, and retailers are seeking to both optimize their offering to fit the changing needs of the market and increase efficiencies in their own operations. The connection of devices and technologies through the Internet of
By Carl Staël von Holstein | January 26, 2021
Report: Video surveillance market poised for strong rebound in wake of Covid
On the one hand, picking a television set is a simple job: Get the most expensive one you can afford from a brand you like. On the other hand, there are so many types of screen technology and associated labels and acron.....
In the world of video surveillance, one of the primary benefits of edge computing will be the ability to undertake advanced analytics using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning within cameras themselves.
The easy way to publicly stream video from IP cameras
Today’s security cameras do far more than just monitor their surroundings for threats. We’re seeing more and more businesses wanting to make their live videos available to the public. From hotels using their online camera connection to show the beau
Report: People ‘vastly underestimate how often home networks are targeted’
Small business owners work hard. Arriving first and leaving last, they often take their work home with them to ensure their business is as successful as possible. Because of this, many business owners don’t take vacations and, when they do, they spend a lot of time worrying about how things are running in their absence. A top concern for small businesses is theft, as it can have dev
By Larry Chay | October 30, 2019
Wide-open spaces: Big spectrum gains to boost Wi-Fi capability in 2021
The concept of “AV over IP” has been around for longer than most people realize. Unfortunately, many folks haven’t even heard of the idea of using your home or business network as a means of transporting Audio, High Definition an...
Wi-Fi technology with fibre-optic-like performance for Industry 4.0
Despite significant advances in wireless technology, the manufacturing industry continues to turn to wired forms of communication such as Ethernet or fiber optics for its most critical tasks. A new study by Cristina Ca...
Organizing Your Technology Budget: What You Need to Know about IT Budget Planning
Ultimately, there’s nothing we could say here which would be more valuable to IT budget planning and allocation than this: you need to have a strategic plan. Any allocations you make in a budget ultimately need to serve the business or organization’s master plan, so a budget is essentially useless without that starting point. But where else […]
How does surveillance help make a smarter, safer city?
What is a Smart City? There are many different ways to answer the question “what is a smart city”, as there are a lot of potential factors that can make a city “smart”. However, there is no universally accepted definition of a smart city; it varies between cities and countries, depending on their level of
What is wired backhaul, and should your mesh network be using it?
Over the years, mesh Wi-Fi has become a very popular choice. The ability to blanket your entire home with Wi-Fi coverage with just a few access points in range of one another is incredible, and it's especially useful if you have a larger residence.
The multiple benefits of video sureveillance in manufacturing
Happy holidays from US Data and Voice!! Unfortunately, it is also that time of year where theft is at its highest. One of the most important things you can purchase for your small business or home is a CCTV system. From loss prevention, employee monitoring, security for employees and customers, and piece of mind are just some of the things a CCTV system can help your company with. At U.S. Data and Voice we specialize in video surveillance and would love to help you pick out the system that would best fit your needs. Visit us at www.usdataandvoice.com or call us at (888) 500-8738 to schedule your FREE consultation now!!