With the cost of IP-based surveillance cameras, access controllers, and other security devices continuing to fall, there is a lot of interest in deploying such equipment pervasively. The challenge in such applications, however, is wiring. Often, cameras and other devices need to be placed in areas where electrical power is readily available, but network connectivity […]
Category: Security Hardware and Technology
The tools of the security trade are advancing at an extraordinary pace. We take a look at the latest security hardware and software, from malware and cyberattack detection to cameras to motion sensors. These articles will help you determine what gadgets may be best for your security strategy—and what will fit your budget.
There is hidden value in security systems that many users do not tap into which can offset the cost of the initial investment in IP security equipment.
The market for surveillance equipment has expanded dramatically as the expansion of the internet of things (IoT) and general success of connected devices has helped drive costs down. Now, homeowners and small business operators can easily keep an eye on their properties and assets without having to part with a significant amount of cash for […]
The start of the new year brings many product introductions in the security industry as vendors get their wares ready for the upcoming 2018 show season. Technology is at the heart of electronic security, but good relationships are vital when it comes to depending on the people behind the products you choose to buy.
As security technology gets smaller, faster, more accessible, and more powerful, it can also get more expensive. Budget-conscious security professionals must balance what needs to be protected with what they can afford, all with a need to be practical. We don’t put paperclips in a wall safe, but we can often outthink ourselves, believing that […]
Out with the old and in with the new. It’s that time of year to reevaluate security policies, programs, and protection.
The use of 360° surveillance technology continues to rise rapidly. Panoramic cameras are a fast-growing IP video segment thanks to the dewarped view captured of an entire area.
The current methods of actively protecting a company, city, or university’s physical spaces, people, and assets are costly and largely ineffective.
Edge storage video cameras have been available on the market for many years and are often used as an integral component to full-featured video management systems. Not every application needs a large-scale system, and in some cases, edge storage cameras can serve well enough alone.
Maintenance on security equipment can get ignored until those devices fail—and often under the worst circumstances. It’s critical to schedule maintenance and stay vigilant for any needed inspections, adjustments, or repairs, even on newly installed equipment.