Category Archives: VMS

Substation Physical Security – CASE STUDY

INDUSTRY: Energy, Utilities, Power Transmission CHALLENGE: The power grid is a modern engineering marvel, providing us widely available and affordable energy for not only our day to day lives, but also highly critical infrastructure elements for which we rely on … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Perimeter Duo? Radar + Video Analytics

This article first appeared in Security Middle East magazine Today’s security market offers a wide array of highly advanced sensors and systems, all designed to help protect perimeters, monitor assets, and safeguard lives.  The reason for the many choices stems … Continue reading

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Addressing Tailgating Vulnerability at Substations

Electrical substations are subject to a number of unique security challenges and safety concerns. Identifying and addressing these concerns is the objective of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program regulations from the National Electrical Reliability Commission’s (NERC).  As part of … Continue reading

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Security Camera Installation Rules

Remember back in high school when you could take a photography class and actually get credit toward graduation?  You most likely took the class because it was a much better option to cooking or calculus.  However, if you were paying attention, … Continue reading

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Video Surveillance – 8 Camera Installation Tips

Protecting critical facilities against intrusion is a critical role consultants and security integrators deal with every day.  Remembering a few key things can go a long ways in ensuring the implementation of your camera security meets your objectives. This presentation … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Q2 – Map-Based VMS and Video Analytics

There is so much information we need to process these days and it comes from all different directions.  Sometimes we just need a simple overview to review what we may have missed.  If you’re feeling that way about the latest … Continue reading

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Does your VMS need a Map-Based User Interface?

There are many pressing needs in today’s security environment including how to do more with less, managing a vast array of increasing complex sensors and ensuring verification of security events before committing resources. A map-based graphical user interface used in … Continue reading

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What is a Video Edge Device?

Each industry is guilty of creating terminology that may, or may not, add value to the end user’s understanding of what the product does.  In the perimeter video security, one such term is the “video edge device.” On its own, … Continue reading

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Security Camera FOV Mistakes: The Rule of Thirds

Security cameras are an important tool in the protection of facilities and critical assets.  However, the phrase “what you see is what you get”…applies…literally.  Proper set up of security cameras directly relates to the level of effectiveness they will provide.  … Continue reading

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Enhanced Video Management User Interface

PureTech Systems prides itself on providing state of the art technology improvements in the area of geospatial video surveillance.  A new feature of our PureActiv software is an enhanced user interface that removes clutter, includes graphic updates and provides better … Continue reading

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Intelligent Audio Talk Down Using Video Analytics

Video management systems, armed with video analytics, can be a very effective means to detect and alarm on incidents. Despite the ability to accurately detect and notify, the issuance of an alarm does not always result in a timely resolution … Continue reading

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Teaching Cameras to Zoom … “Intelligently”

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) Map Based video management systems have the ability to control security cameras directly from the map-based user interface.  These map-based VMS, also referred to as geospatial VMS, have many … Continue reading

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Using Video Analytics with Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) A common misunderstanding in today’s security world is that video analytics is restricted to fixed cameras, when in fact; the ability to utilize video analytics on in-motion pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras has … Continue reading

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Finding Security Solutions for Airports

Airports have many security and safety needs.  Fortunately, there are many technologies out there designed specifically to meet these security and safety needs.  As an airport, it’s often difficult, and time consuming, finding and evaluating these technologies to understand their … Continue reading

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New Training Videos Released

PureTech Systems’ training library is continuing to grow with the addition of three new videos.  The videos focus on specific aspects of the PureActiv video management system and demonstrate the various capabilities available to the user / operator. These newest … Continue reading

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