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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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Why Geospatial Video Analytics is Different – Security Guy Radio Podcast

PODCAST – Chuck Herald sat down with Larry Bowe, president of PureTech Systems and discussed the PureActiv geospatial video security platform and why it differs from other traditional VMS systems. The discussion includes: What is Geospatial Real Life Pokémon GO … Continue reading

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Man Overboard Detection – Revised Ruling

A recent article appearing in Travel Weekly discussed the issue of man overboard events in the cruise industry.  The article explains that in 2010 the US Coast Guard issued a Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act addressing the issue of … 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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Loitering with Intent – Detecting Suspicious Behavior using Video Analytics

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in the City Security Magazine.) In the security world, one of the primary objectives is to catch the bad guys and luckily, many sensors and gadgets exist to help achieve that goal.  … Continue reading

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Video Analytics – Detection Range

When utilizing video analytics, there are many parameters that factor into detection distance: object size, object speed, lens, resolution, camera height, detector size, illumination, terrain, etc.  Sometimes an estimate of distance is needed for planning purposes, or to get a feel … Continue reading

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Video Analytics – Software Based or Camera Based?

More and more we see the idea of “smart cameras” being introduced in the physical security marketplace.  Why is that?  Actually, it’s for a couple of reasons.  Smart cameras excel at addressing highly constrained, single-purpose detection needs.  A key factor … Continue reading

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Perimeter Security Quiz

Can You “Recognize” in 48 pixels? We ask a lot of our surveillance systems.  Sometimes I wonder if we realize just how much.  As such, we devised a simple little security quiz to see if you can compete with technology, … 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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Geospatial Security Cameras

“Geo-referencing” a camera allows it to become a very powerful detection and tracking device. For example, you may have dog in a video which manifests itself as 500 pixels, a very substantial object. But let’s assume we really don’t care … Continue reading

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PureTech Systems’ PureActiv AlertView

PureActiv™ is an automated outdoor surveillance system that addresses critical security threats to safeguard lives, facilities, and other high-value assets. While there are some similarities to more traditional Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), the PureActiv system provides security professionals with accurate … Continue reading

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PureActiv: Geospatial Video Management Overview video

PureTech Systems Inc. is a leading provider of automated surveillance systems. Our PureActiv™ system is an automated outdoor surveillance system that addresses critical security threats to safeguard lives, facilities, and other high-value assets. While there are some similarities to more … Continue reading

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