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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A Guide to Video Management Systems and Key Solutions They Provide

Beyond improvements in media storage and accessibility, video management systems offer customers a range of customizable software solutions, powered with standards-based technologies that are interoperable with various physical safety and security devices. This guide provides an outline for thought when analyzing system types and design for management of network security cameras. Video Management System Types…

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A Guide to Essential Types of Security Cameras and When to Use Each Type of Camera

Surveillance cameras (sometimes also called security cameras and even occasionally still referred to as CCTV cameras) come in all different shapes and sizes and with many different capabilities and functional design, allowing for high performance in various applications. Security cameras can be organized by multiple categories and can include features from multiple categories: Category 1: …

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Technology Recommendations for Incident Monitoring and Investigations in Retail

The Security Industry Association’s Public Safety Working Group and Retail Security Interest Group have collaborated to develop detailed information on recommended technologies supporting incident monitoring and investigations in the retail sector. Here you will find a list of security solutions aiming to improve security for retail owners and assist law enforcement in conducting investigations against petty…

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Securing New Ground Panel to Highlight Shift From Smart Cities to Conscious Cities


It’s almost time for Securing New Ground (SNG), the annual executive conference  hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of discussions on the security business trends that matter most. In one of the event’s featured discussions – The Smart City of the Future Will Be Conscious – a…

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SIA Technology Insights STI Fall 2018
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SIA Technology Insights – Fall 2018

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. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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Security Organizations’ Dual Responsibility Under GDPR


GDPR affects security technologies like video surveillance systems. Here’s what you need to know to improve your GDPR compliance. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented on May 25, much of the information has been focused on how organizations can – and must – approach their data practices to not only become compliant…

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Lighting the Way to a Smarter, Safer City

The Importance of External Illumination Systems When Lighting for Video Surveillance Demand for video surveillance systems has continued to surge throughout the years, with its market share expected to reach $40 billion by 2019 according to TrendForce’s market data. While there is no doubt that cameras keep us safer and aid in law enforcement efforts,…

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