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.

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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Regulation Implementing NDAA Procurement Ban Announced

On the afternoon of Aug. 7, 2019, the pre-publication version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule implementing the first subsection of the procurement prohibition on certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment was posted. It is anticipated that the rule will be published in the Federal Register as early as Thursday, Aug. 8 (regulations.gov).…

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Hazard Counting: How Hardened Video Cameras Can Secure the Most Dangerous of Sites

Video surveillance technology is a key component of security plans for enterprise organizations. And nowhere is this more true than at oil and gas production sites, critical infrastructure facilities, and manufacturing locations that are considered “hazardous environments.” Here, protection, safety and security go hand-in-hand with operations management, and video technology is at the heart of…

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Spring 2019 SIA Technology Insights
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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 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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Artificial Intelligence in Video Surveillance: Advantages Over Previous Technologies

The speed of development of artificial intelligence (AI) has aided its adoption in several industries, and the physical security market is increasingly looking to adopt AI applications, particularly in the case of deep learning algorithms in the video surveillance market. AI in Physical Security, a white paper produced for SIA in partnership with IHS Markit,…

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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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