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Comparing Thermal and Visible Cameras

The use of video is by far the most popular and effective means of security surveillance, as it provides a quick and efficient means to confirm the details of a scenario – mainly real time images.  It also serves as … Continue reading

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Why Your Next Security Guard Might Be a Drone?

The lowering cost of drones combined with light weight video cameras and state of the art stabilization technology, has opened up a wide range of use cases, including the integration of drones as a video surveillance tool for controlling your … Continue reading

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Why Your Video Management System Needs a Drone

What was once just science fiction, along with artificial intelligence and driverless cars, surveillance drones are now very real and an affordable and effective video surveillance option.  Here are the top reasons you should consider integrating a drone into your … Continue reading

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A Look at NERC CIP-014 Using Video Surveillance

A recent article appearing in Security Technology Executive magazine takes a look at the use of video surveillance techniques to address security guidelines laid down by the federal government in an attempt to more fully secure the U.S. power grid … Continue reading

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Mobile Border Surveillance

Today’s surveillance needs have moved beyond the traditional fixed camera on a fence line. Sensors need to be smart, easy to set up, collaborative and able to move rapidly as threats move.  The use of mobile surveillance platforms, including truck- … Continue reading

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Protecting the Power Grid – Video Surveillance

The Department of Homeland Security said it well…. “Everything is dependent on electricity.  EVERYTHING.  Without electricity, we’re basically back in the 1850s.” Most of us haven’t had to deal with not having electricity, internet, television, refrigeration or telephone so it’s … Continue reading

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Substation Security Automation

When addressing NERC CIP014 physical security requirements, substations and power transmission facilities must not only consider how to detect, deter and delay, but also the means to assess and respond.  A traditional approach to address these components of a security … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Protecting Dams and Power Generating Stations through Sensor Corroboration

Protection of dams and remote power generating stations is a difficult task.  These facilities typically consist of several remote sites that make up a large network.  While there are many technologies that help to detect physical intrusion threats remotely, detection … Continue reading

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