Dec. 09, 2010
High-definition television, or HDTV, refers to video with substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, or SDTV. As image quality is arguably the most important feature of any camera, particularly so for those where objects are moving or accurate identification is vital, its development is impacting the video surveillance market by providing outstanding image quality compared with traditional analog CCTV systems. moreDec. 07, 2010
APS is Arizona state‘s largest electric utility and has been providing the region with electricity for over 100 years. It serves over 1.1 million customers in 11 out of the 15 counties in Arizona, all of whom expect a reliable supply 24/7. The effort that is made to ensure the security of that supply does not occur to the average customer but is nevertheless a vital part of the whole operation.
moreNov. 30, 2010
Whilst high definition cameras have been available for some time, the remarkable quality of the images which can be captured by the latest generation of Full HD cameras do truly need ‘to be seen to be believed. At long last the CCTV industry can offer cameras, which if installed correctly, can consistently deliver evidence grade video. Sanyo can claim to be the first major CCTV brand to introduce a complete range of Full HD cameras. There are nine models in the range including fixed cameras, a zoom camera, vandal resistant domes and PTZ cameras.
moreNov. 24, 2010
The 2007 law in the United States called for 50 percent of air cargo on passenger aircraft to be screened by February 2009, and 100 percent by August 2010. The Act defines screening as "a physical examination, or non-intrusive method of assessing whether cargo poses a threat to national security," it specifies methods that "include x-ray systems, explosives trace detection, explosive detection canine teams certified by the TSA, or physical search together with manifest verification".
moreNov. 04, 2010
Our article ‘Please Remain Seated' reported on Secura's system for scanning passenger vehicles and lightweight goods vans for contraband and/or dangerous goods. One key aspect was keeping the traffic moving and avoiding delays. Here we look at the larger dimension of scanning complete trucks with their trailers and containers, and the throughput factor is just as significant in the design of larger systems.
moreNov. 03, 2010
Frequent flyers don‘t think twice about walking through an archway at the airport to detect any metal that they are carrying. They are also used to handing over their hand luggage to be scanned for illicit or dangerous substances. Some have now come to accept going through the controversial ‚body scanner‘ that provides airport security with a detailed view of the traveler‘s person, without them having to remove their clothing. But what about those travelling in vehicles? moreOct. 28, 2010
Combining access control and digital video in a single system is easy with Bosch's new generation of access controllers. The controllers support direct integration with the company's latest IP cameras, enabling essential security functions such as video verification and video surveillance both live and via playback, all performed within a web browser and with no additional software needed.
moreOct. 25, 2010
A burglary takes place and there is a great deal of anger about the resulting damage. Fortunately the premises are equipped with a video system which enables the incident to be analyzed in detail. However, the subsequent viewing of the images causes great disappointment because although the recordings show that a theft occurs, it is impossible to identify the thieves. And this despite the fact that a device was specifically chosen whose recordings were described as being "admissible in courts of law". more