Category Archives: On the Lighter Side

Security is a serious business, but not an excuse for a BORING 404 page!

We’ve all been there, on the internet investigating a security product or learning about new ways to help our customer protect their critical assets, you click on the product information link and ker plunk…you end up on a 404-error page.  … Continue reading

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Testing MOB Detection Systems with OSCAR

“Man overboard!” is an exclamation given aboard a vessel to indicate that someone has fallen off of the ship and is in need of rescue. Traditionally when a man overboard event occurs, the person who sees the fall shouts, “Man … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC – Security Design Using Rules You Learned in High School Photography Class

When planning physical security systems, we often overlook some of the easy principles, only to end up with an unhappy customer or poor design.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were a formula for a successful security design?  As luck … Continue reading

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Subway Map – VMS Features [Infographic]

Take the “Camera Control” line, transfer to the “Video Analytics” line and take it all the way to “Object Detection” station. [Click on image to enlarge]

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9 Things High School Photography Can Teach You About Security Design (and one rule you should avoid!)

We all remember our high school photography class.  Unlike many other high school classes, photography class gave you a formula to be successful.  Before you were sent wandering the halls of the school in search of a Pulitzer wining photo, … Continue reading

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The 5 W’s of Perimeter Surveillance (or how to avoid the mushy surveillance mission statement)

Recently, I sat down and started jotting down some potential perimeter surveillance ideas and protection tips that would be insightful blog subjects for companies whose business involves remote facilities.  In doing so, I realized many of the concepts I wanted … Continue reading

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Classification of “Unidentified Flying Sleigh” using Geospatial Video Analytics

MOTION DETECTION ALARM FROM PUREACTIV The ability to detect a flying sleigh may not be high on your security needs, but it may be comforting to know that today’s video content analysis (VCA), such as PureTech’s PureActiv geospatial video analytics, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Surveillance device…the Turkey?

It’s Turkey Day again.  While most of our thoughts are probably on family gatherings, cranberries, stuffing, football and Aunt Alice’s famous pumpkin pie, your mind could wander off to consider the unique surveillance capabilities of the Thanksgiving turkey and what … Continue reading

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Is Your Perimeter Surveillance Afraid of the Dark?

Come on….admit it…the dark is scary. It’s filled with weird sounds and unknown shadows, and unless you are looking for a good Halloween scare, we just as soon try to avoid the whole eerie experience. It can be the same story when designing a … Continue reading

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