4 Can’t-Miss Video Security Sessions Coming to ISC West

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ISC West 2021 is coming up July 19-21 in Las Vegas, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West recently revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC West program, including keynote presentations from top luminaries and 65+ sessions on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments.

Among the robust lineup of conference sessions are several dynamic presentations on video security systems. Today’s video security market faces unique challenges, and as technology evolves, so does the future of video systems. At ISC West, you’ll discover expert insights on technologies like real-time video intelligence, thermal cameras and artificial intelligence-powered security monitoring, as well as how to prepare for the future of video security.

Here are four sessions on video security you won’t want to miss; make sure to add them to your ISC West calendar!

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Thermal Cameras as a Trending Technology for Perimeter Protection & Condition Monitoring

Tuesday, July 20
10:00-10:45 a.m.

Thermal cameras have become one of the highest-demand technologies in the security industry. Innovations in thermal solutions have led to greater accessibility and rapid adoption across a broader set of applications, and customers looking to safeguard their property from external threats are installing thermal cameras. With their high-contrast images, thermal cameras enable superior image capture in adverse lighting conditions, higher-performing analytics, video verification for alarm events and early warnings of approaching suspects before they reach the perimeter. Enterprises wanting to enhance asset resiliency and minimize the threat of asset failure are deploying radiometric thermal cameras to monitor mission-critical equipment and ensure any faulty components are identified prior to burnout.

This session will explore the intrinsic value of thermal cameras as a trending technology that is seeing increased integration into total solutions. Attendees will also learn about thermal camera deployment best practices at the perimeter for intrusion detection and inside facilities for condition monitoring.


  • Kai Moncino, global business development manager, FLIR Systems, Inc.

Behavioral Recognition for Real-Time Video Intelligence

Tuesday, July 20
1:15-2:00 p.m.

In today’s global urban and business environments, businesses and authorities use diverse technologies to keep cities and business areas safe from multiple risks and threats. In order to cope with safety hazards and security threats, governments, municipalities, enterprises and individuals utilize vast amounts of video capturing devices. Their challenge is to highlight crucial events and actions within vast amount of video content, while deploying quick and effective analysis.

“We are excited to meet ISC West attendees and demonstrate how they can transform clients’ investments in video surveillance systems from reactive to proactive security and safety solutions,” said speaker Menashe Rothschild, chief product officer at viisights. “Powerful behavioral recognition analytics provide a cost-effective way to make this important transformation providing users with true measurable ROI and systems integrators with a unique solution they can add to their portfolio that will also add to their bottom line.”

This session will present the most advanced video analytics technology which is capable of understanding and recognizing in a live video stream an object’s behavior and interactions and basically describe the story in the video. Attendees will learn about the technology challenges, differentiation and what kind of products can be built on top.


  • Menashe Rothschild, chief product officer, viisights

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Powered Security Monitoring – Reality or Hype?

Tuesday, July 20
2:30-3:15 p.m.

AI is a buzzword these days – mysterious, scary and a panacea all at the same time. Are machines replacing humans in the near future? What does AI mean for security monitoring? How are enterprises and monitoring centers navigating the AI hype and squeezing out practical solutions to make their operations more efficient and cost-effective? Join this session to clear up the most common misconceptions about AI and get ready to transform security monitoring in the AI era. Learn more about the latest AI technology applications in security monitoring, such as recognizing people, vehicles, weapons, loitering and such suspicious behaviors accurately. This session will walk you through the step-by-step guidelines to implement AI technologies for your current video monitoring systems.


  • Uday Kiran Chaka, CEO, Sentry AI

Anticipate the Future of Video Security

Tuesday, July 20
3:45-4:30 p.m.

As the world becomes increasingly connected, the Internet of Things presents individuals and businesses with new opportunities. To take full advantage, the security industry needs to think differently about how it develops solutions. Adopting an open platform principle is essential for this transformation. In the realm of IP cameras, a single operating system across manufacturers based on an open platform allows application developers to create apps for cameras based on a common language. System integrators can use these apps to customize security solutions for their customers. Through apps, a video security camera can be used as an access controller that operates based on video data. It can become a fire detector that can detect fires early based on video data. It can be optimized to act as a sensor to provide smart data for multiple types of applications, and much more. Attendees of this session will learn how an open platform concept will enable the industry to imagine, create and deploy solutions with endless possibilities beyond safety and security.


  • Sean Murphy, program manager, Bosch Security and Safety Systems

Learn more about SIA Education@ISC West, view the full session lineup and register for the conference on the ISC West website.