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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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: U.S. Cannabis

This 2022 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, provides research and statistics on the market for physical security equipment and solutions in the United States cannabis sector. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the cannabis security vertical, key state regulations on recreational and medicinal cannabis use and how to win business with cannabis end users.

 

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Putting Video in a Container: Containerization Technology Can Provide an Integrated and Future-Proof C2 Platform

Video management systems (VMS) will always be necessary for mission-critical organizations because they are the foundational application that security systems are built upon. Therefore, VMS architecture should promote interoperability, scalability and reliability. Historically, one of the biggest challenges in video surveillance deployments has been ensuring the ability to scale a system as the need arises.…

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The Unique Benefits of CCTV Towers: Overt Security Has Its Advantages

Retailers have had cameras, both inside and outside their stores, since the VCR made it economical. Traditionally, the cameras have been hidden in corners, mounted on light poles, or attached to the sides of buildings. But that is changing. Now when visiting retailers, customers might actually notice the cameras because they are not subtly installed…

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Security in 3D: LiDAR and Other Sensors Allow the Creation of Rich, Video Game-Like Digital Maps

Digital twin, LiDAR, sensor fusion, mixed reality and gamification – these are all terms that are more familiar to the IT, autonomous vehicle and gaming industries. But a 3D surveillance control system (3DSCS) brings these cutting-edge technologies to the usually conservative security industry by delivering real-time 3D data and superior intruder detection in an intuitive…

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SIA Tech Brief: Upgrade Path to AI –Video Over IP, Sensor Fusion and Aggregation of AI Processors

Introduction Many market researchers (Forbes, Gartner, Deloitte) predict the biggest growth in artificial intelligence (AI) will be in workforce augmentation, not automation. AI algorithms train with data sets to recognize a threat and run a series of repetitive tasks, check outcome effectiveness, then optimize the process and repeat. Many employers (including Amazon) are requiring managers…

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SIA Tech Brief: The Case for Sensor Fusion –Monitoring Spaces for Real-Time Change Detection and Immersive UX

IP video is joined by thermal imaging, radar, LiDAR and 3D imaging to support better decisions by neural networks Introduction Sensor fusion is the ability to bring together inputs from multiple radar, LiDAR, thermal imaging, 3D imaging and visible light cameras into a single model. This could be images or video streams of the environment…

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ISC West Session Preview: Balancing Privacy with Effective Security – An Overview on Redaction

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ISC West 2022 is coming up March 22-25 in Las Vegas, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West have revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC West program, including keynote presentations from top luminaries and 60+ sessions on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments. Among the robust lineup of conference offerings is a session…

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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: U.S. Data Centers

This 2022 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in data centers. It examines key drivers and barriers for the data center market, how COVID-19 has impacted data centers and how to win business with data center security leaders.

 

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SIA Tech Brief: When Should Artificial Intelligence, Convoluted Neural Networks and Deep Neural Networks Be Used in Public Safety?

Steve Surfaro of SURFARO LLC is chair of the SIA Public Safety Working Group. Artificial intelligence (AI) is useful when applied to a given practice area like the recognition of known cyber intrusion attack profiles, for a market such as utilities, in a given global geographic region, over an identified cybersecurity program’s useful lifespan. When the…

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