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Quality In, Accuracy Out: Applying Video Analytics to High-Quality Images for Effectiveness

For the past 15 years, the accuracy and range of video analytics have tremendously improved, from basic people counting to facial recognition. Indeed, what was yesterday’s imprecise line crossing has given way to artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning-based people and object recognition. Several factors directly affect the precision and efficiency of these applications, including…

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Gaining an Edge: How Embedded Analytics Enable Proactive Security and Business Solutions

During the past 10 to 15 years, a savvier video surveillance end user has emerged demanding solutions that feature high-performance cameras, versatile installation, flexibility to expand, cost efficiency in storage and advanced analytics to help realize a system’s full potential. Increased public and private security concerns have driven a technology shift and altered business models…

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Always Watching, Always Learning: How AI-Powered Analytics and Algorithms Make Cameras Smarter

Today’s leading security solutions are carving a new path for the industry. Innovative technology is optimizing the more traditional aspects of security, like video and access control, giving businesses more autonomy when it comes to protecting their assets, property and – most importantly – people. From robust storage features and centralized offsite management to dynamic…

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Why Your AI Application Needs Better Lighting

There is no question that artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise. In 2018, the U.S. National Defense Strategy identified AI as one of the key technological advancements that will “ensure the United States will be able to fight and win the wars of the future.” This reflects the explicit, executive objective to invest in AI as a national security interest – though shareholders…

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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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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

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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 Member Exchange: Providing Business Solutions with Panasonic

Andre Greco, Michelle Chapin and Paul Schomburg of Panasonic visit the Security Industry Association. In only eight years, Panasonic underwent an exciting transformation. In 2008, the company once known for its televisions and telephones sold 51 percent to consumers and 49 percent to business. Last year, Panasonic was 95 percent a business-to-business company and only 5…

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