Tag Archives: Video Management System

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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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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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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September Newsletter Online

Each quarter PureTech Systems releases a newsletter summarizing the happenings in video analytics and map-based video management systems for the past three months.  Every newsletter includes video examples, informative security blogs, white papers and updates on recent activity at PureTech, … 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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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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