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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Congress Sends NDAA FY23 to Biden’s Desk, Adds Semiconductor Procurement Restrictions

Bill would authorize more than $850 billion for national security programs Congress has advanced the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023); included in the legislation is the authorization for more than $850 billion for national security programs. Included in the “must-pass” package are procurement provisions addressing…

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Bill Would Require Federal Prisons to Upgrade to Video Surveillance, Radio and Public Address Systems

Prison Camera Reform Act responds to Justice Department concerns with insufficient camera coverage, inoperable cameras, footage quality, inadequate video retention and system interoperability challenges. Updated Jan. 25, 2023 S. 2899 – The Prison Camera Reform Act of 2021 – which cleared the House floor on Dec. 14, 2022 – was signed by President Joe Biden…

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California Enacts Unique Video and Audio Surveillance Requirements for Firearms Dealers

The latest in California’s comprehensive approach to laws aimed at gun violence prevention is Senate Bill 1384, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2022. This particular measure seeks to prevent unlawful firearms sales and reduce gun violence as well as aid law enforcement investigations by creating digital surveillance requirements…

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FCC Adopts New Rules Implementing the Secure Equipment Act of 2021

FCC prohibits new device authorizations for Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance products on the FCC’s Covered List Following its adoption earlier this month, on November 25 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published its Report and Order as required by the Secure Equipment Act of 2021. The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds actions by the FCC,…

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Data Privacy Code of Practice – Video Surveillance

The Security Industry Association (SIA) Data Privacy Advisory Board has produced this Code of Practice for Video Surveillance based on common privacy and security principles to provide manufacturers, integrators and end users with guidance that can be used to inform their development of sound policies and best practices that mitigate privacy risks while leveraging the power of video technology.

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Four Video Surveillance Trends Alarm Companies Need to Know

Emerging Technologies Can Strengthen Partnerships, Build RMR During the past two years, organizations around the globe have increased their reliance on video surveillance. The explanation as to why is both simple and intricate all at once: Video has become the source of advanced security and operational insights that enables leaders to adapt to the contemporary…

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Turning Security From Reactive to Proactive

Intelligent Video Monitoring Can Be Used to Prevent, Not Just Investigate, Crimes Video surveillance has become the primary data source for security and insights that help businesses operate. Typically, video is a reactive process used to investigate a crime after damage has been done. But more impactful solutions are now available. Proactive video monitoring (PVM)…

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ISC East Session Preview: Sound in the Security Ecosystem

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ISC East 2022 is coming up Nov. 15-17 in New York City, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC East recently revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC East program, including keynote presentations from top luminaries and over 30 sessions from top industry expert speakers on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments. Among the robust…

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