Video Surveillance

The most rapidly growing sector of the security industry is undoubtedly video surveillance, which has seen fast adoption with a boost in video quality and a drop in system prices. Video surveillance systems empower security personnel to see across vast enterprises, but they also provide other benefits such as demonstrating patterns in customer behavior.

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How Video, Big Data and Analytics Are Providing Insights and Driving Efficiency in the Retail Sector

It’s no secret that the retail industry is growing more competitive by the day as brick-and-mortar store owners attempt to hold their own against online behemoths offering reduced prices and fast shipping. In this environment, customer experience is becoming increasingly intertwined with sales. Thanks to recent advancements in video capture and data management, retailers are…

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U.S. Commerce Department Places Restrictions on Chinese Video Surveillance and AI Firms

Chinese firms placed on “Entity List” due to implication in human rights violations On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a rule that places Dahua and Hikvision among eight Chinese companies and 20 Chinese public security bureaus on the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security “Entity List.”   The Entity List imposes certain export…

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All in One Security: Introducing the Intelligent Security Operations Center

An intelligent security operations center can enhance situational awareness and effectiveness The threat landscape is changing rapidly, becoming more sophisticated and complex with each incident. Those responsible for keeping people, property and assets safe need a comprehensive and cohesive approach to security. To protect what matters most, organizations of all sizes and industries must take…

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SIA Technology Insights – Fall 2019

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the new world of security, where everything is online, machines are learning to perform tasks and threats can come from anywhere in the world.

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3 Smart City Technologies Improving Security and Transportation

Smart cities offer solutions to our greatest urban challenges. Rising crime rates, traffic congestion and inefficient utility use are all issues that smart cities seek to address. For these metropolises, the goal is to gather both real-time information and trends over time that can inform business, operations and tactical decisions. There are several factors driving…

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Acquisition Rules of NDAA Prohibition of Chinese Video Surveillance Products
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SIA Analysis of Acquisition Rules Related to NDAA Prohibition of Chinese Video Surveillance Products

This preliminary analysis covers the interim final rule implementing Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal 2019 (P.L. 115-232) which prohibits procurement of certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance products. This rule was published and became effective August 13, 2019.  This analysis focuses specifically on the video surveillance equipment and services covered, and SIA will update this analysis with additional insight or information as needed.

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