ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security, announces it is implementing open source for its network interface specs for physical security tech. The move is said to streamline administrative and collaborative processes while also leveraging the collective ingenuity of the global developer community. The use of GitHub, an online open source development platform, […]
In addition to typical security areas such as video surveillance and access controls, unique life-safety solutions must also be employed at senior living facilities. Serving the long-term care industry exclusively, Milwaukee-based Direct Supply is well-versed in those needs, and recently provided an at-risk human perimeter system solution. Selected by Lifespace Communities when it wanted to […]
The must-have list of security camera and monitoring apps for CCTV and IP security cameras. These iOS and Android apps allow the user to control the pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) through “pinch to zoom,” take snapshots and send via MMS and email, play back video recordings, two-way audio, view live video from multiple cameras, store multiple DVR connections in an address book, instant notification of alarm events, and HTTPS support for secure connectivity are among just a few features. Some allow the user to monitor hundreds of network cameras of different brands. Many common IP cameras such as Axis, Sony, Toshiba, Vivotek, and Panasonic.
A power surge had disabled over 30 surveillance system cameras at Newman University. Officials realized it was time to think about the future. To find a solution, campus security officials enlisted the help of Unison Integrated Technology, a CCTV installation and maintenance company. Since the school works with contract security, they were searching for an easy-to-use solution. “We […]
Vermont is suing the tech company for collecting photos of Vermonters without their knowledge or consent.
A lawsuit claims that Google has been tracking kids through its tech solutions used in schools. However, the tech giant says this isn’t true.
An audit in California showed that police departments that scanned license plates held onto that data for over five years without regulatory policies, increasing the risk for mishandling people’s personal information.
While a new facial recognition app helps law enforcement track down criminals, it increases the worry that people’s privacy is at risk.
The American Civil Liberties Union points to cases where the U.S. government is using facial recognition technology to collect data about people without their knowledge.
IT managers and CIOs have no shortage of commercial surveillance cameras to choose from if that technology is next on their priority lists. Hundreds are released every year… just look at trade shows like ISC West for proof! But surely there’s great value in choosing the right commercial surveillance camera for your org. More than […]