Tech Trends

Mobile phones being used as CCTV

Dec 6, 2017 Tech Trends

Most Australians are now equipped with smartphones, with almost 17 million of the devices currently in use throughout the country—all of which are capable of streaming and recording video which can be used for CCTV purposes.

Five innovative uses of surveillance cameras – looking beyond CCTV

Dec 4, 2017 Tech Trends

The use of CCTV has exploded over the last few years and technology has been evolving at quite a pace, with the video surveillance market set to reach USD 75.64 Billion by 2022. We are seeing an increasing number of security solutions now integrating deep learning analytics, facial recognition, multi-sensor and multi-directional motion detection, as well as innovative and alternative uses of the technology.

Viewpoint from Biometrics Institute: Biometrics at the Borders

Nov 27, 2017 Tech Trends

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute.

Using video analytics to drive sustainability in business

Oct 13, 2017 Tech Trends

The growing sophistication of analytics in video surveillance brings the opportunity to apply devices beyond just security and into business intelligence and decision-making. The insight provided into business operations has multiple applications, leading to significant potential cost savings and the promotion of sustainable business practices.

5 Trends in Biometric Technology

Oct 4, 2017 Tech Trends

The worldwide biometrics market is growing at a rapid pace because of the need for increased security and fighting the rising scenarios of identity theft, data hacking, and security breaches. Businesses and governments are all looking for authentication technologies that provide security that can be relied on.

“I’m sorry Dave, I can’t let you do that”

Sep 28, 2017 Tech Trends

This quote from Stanley Kubrick’s famous sci-fi film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (1968) depicts a dystopian future where a spaceship computer becomes self-aware, attempting to kill its crew. Although the dates might have been a little off (we are yet to achieve long distance space travel and it’s already 2017), we do have some darned clever machines running many aspects of our lives.

Studying up on the safety of schools

Aug 30, 2017 Tech Trends

Traditional video surveillance is an extremely useful investigative tool – after an incident has occurred. Unfortunately, by then, school property may have already been damaged, valuable supplies and equipment stolen, or a student or teacher victimised.

Hikvision recorder transports Cologne based museum from analogue into the HD future

Aug 24, 2017 Tech Trends

Hikvision, leading global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, supplied digital video monitoring technology solutions to the Museum for East Asian Art in Cologne – entering the facility into the age of HD-TVI.

Securing an airport’s perimeter. It’s more than you think

Aug 21, 2017 Tech Trends

Following the Axis Communications article from last week on perimeter breaches at international airports, we continue with considerations that should be made to secure your airport’s defences.

What to consider when securing an airport’s perimeter

Aug 15, 2017 Tech Trends

In May 2015, surveillance cameras at Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, California spotted a 20-year-old person entering a restricted area. When approached by airport security personnel, not only did she resist arrest but they found she also wasn’t carrying identification.