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Monitoring Matters

An eye on video surveillance trends

January 6, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

As we embark on a new year, we have a tendency to take a look at trends to follow over the next few months. In the security industry, a number of video surveillance trends to look for in 2021 were recently released in a report by Eagle Eye Networks. The rise of cloud One of the trends that the report outlined is that there is more of a customer demand for cloud video security. The report states, “The shift to the benefits of cloud in the video surveillance space is powerful and undeniable,...

Cloud, Eagle Eye Networks, video surveillance

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Monitoring Matters

Camera craze continues amid COVID

August 5, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

With all the negativity that the COVID-19 pandemic has bred, I find it encouraging and refreshing to see all the positive movement within the industry when it comes to the video surveillance camera market. As you probably heard, Motorola Solutions acquired Pelco, Inc. for $110 million in cash (not a bad chunk of change there!), and ADT and Google partnered to dominate the smart home market, so there’s almost an endless number of video camera applications here as more consumers are embracing the...

IDC, intelligent IP video surveillance, IP video surveillance, mobile video surveillance, video surveillance

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Also Noted

Hanwha's top five video surveillance trends for 2020

December 20, 2019SSN Staff

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions announced its top five key trend predictions for the security industry in 2020. “Advancement in technologies such as AI, IoT and cloud will support new use cases in conjunction with existing devices and solutions to meet customers' needs in various verticals, expanding the horizon of our industry,” Soonhong Ahn, president and CEO, Hanwha Techwin said in the announcement. “However,...

AI, artificial intelligence, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Hannah, Hanwha Techwin, network video surveillance, privacy, video surveillance

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Arcules appoints chief revenue officer

October 28, 2019SSN Staff

IRVINE, Calif.—Arcules, innovators in integrated video and access control cloud services, added Nigel Waterton as chief revenue officer. Waterton has led sales and operations teams for more that 22 years, building and managing large, high-growth technology organizations.As a 10-year veteran of Aronson Security Group (ASG), where Waterton served as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development, he led a cross-disciplinary team within the company as well as with ASG's strategic...

Andreas Pettersson, Arcules, Cloud, cloud video surveillance, cloud-based video surveillance, nigel waterton, video surveillance

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Monitoring Matters

The debate continues: do video doorbells invade privacy?

September 18, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

As a security journalist, I hate to admit that I'm a bit torn on the whole privacy vs. security of video doorbells and whether it's unethical or not. I mean, I should take a stand, right? Either I support video doorbells or I don't but, I really do see both sides of this hot debate. Here's an example: My mom lives alone and is a very spry 73-year-old who is quite capable of looking through the peephole of her door to see who's knocking on it. However, should someone cover her peephole, having a video...

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General News

Roundtable discussion: security system lifecycle considerations, effectiveness and cost control

August 23, 2019Frank Pisciotta

A substantial focus of the security industry is on the selection and installation of security systems, and there is no doubt that this is a critical element of the process. However, in order to ensure that security systems such as access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection and panic alarms deliver on “game day,” an equal if not greater emphasis has to be put on the actions that are taken after the installers have closed the doors on the truck and driven away.This article...

access control, ASIS, Business Protection Specialists, Frank Pisciotta, IAPSC, International Association of Professional Security Consultants, intrusion detection, panic detection, video surveillance

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Dahua Technology finds success in the North American security market in just five years

May 15, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

IRVINE, Calif.—Growing from one to 100 employees in five years is a feat for any company; just ask Director of Marketing Tim Shen of Dahua Technology USA who, along with the dedicated team, did just that by overcoming logistics challenges and cultural hurdles.“Building anything from ground zero is always a challenge,” Shen told SSN. “Understanding and communication were the top priorities for the past five years.” And, by “understanding” Shen does not just...

Dahua, ISC West, ISC West 2019, Multi-Flex, Tim Shen, video surveillance

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On The Editor's Desk

Camera demand growing as prices plummet

July 5, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

The world market for professional video surveillance equipment grew by 3.9 percent in 2016, despite a drop in camera prices, according to recently published estimates from IHS Markit through its Video Surveillance Intelligence Service. “This is a higher rate of growth than in 2015 (1.9 percent) but still low by historical standards,” Jon Cropley, principal analyst, video surveillance, IHS Markit, said in the announcement. IHS forecasts a slightly higher growth in the global market for...

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Dahua cameras now easier to get in North America

April 20, 2016Martha Entwistle

China-based camera manufacturer Dahua this week took a major step to expand its presence in North America: ADI Global Distribution will now carry Dahua products in its 103 store locations in the U.S. and Canada. Dahua has plans to grow its presence in North America in a big way, Tim Shen, Dahua Technology marketing director, told me at ISC West. The China-based camera manufacturer established its North American office in Irvine, Calif. in 2014. At ISC West this year, Dahua invested in one of the...

ADI, Dahua Technology, Tim Shen, video surveillance

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Konica Minolta to buy Mobotix

March 30, 2016Martha Entwistle

TOKYO—Meet the newest outsider to enter the security industry: Konica Minolta, a $9 billion provider of office equipment and optical systems, has signed an agreement to acquire video surveillance provider Mobotix.Konica Minolta today announced an agreement to purchase 65 percent of Mobotix shares from company founder Ralf Hinkel. Konica and Mobotix plan to collaborate and use their proprietary technology to develop “next-generation network security solutions,” Konica said in an...

Alper Cetingok, Konica Minolta, Mobotix, Ralf Hinkel, Ray Coulombe, video surveillance

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