November / December 2023

  • A Future in the Clouds
  • A Rapidly Changing Realm
  • A Variety of Features
  • The Trend Toward Cloud Adoption Will Give Way to Hybrid Deployments
  • AI on the Edge


Cover Story

A Future in the Clouds

Converging hardware and software solutions combined with promises of “future proofing” are driving a shift toward cloud-based surveillance operations

By Kevin Seo

The cloud has become a pervasive term in everyone’s daily work and personal lives – from the explosion of content available on Internet streaming services to remote learning to social interactions. Everyone is living cloud-based lives.


Features

AI on the Edge

Are AI-based analytics best processed in the cloud, on the edge or on a dedicated server? The answer Is “It depends.”

By Adam Lowenstein

Discussions about the merits (or misgivings) around AI (artificial intelligence) are everywhere. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find an article or product literature without mention of it in our industry. If you’re not using AI by now in some capacity, congratulations may be in order since most people are using it in some form daily even without realizing it.


Cloud Adoption Gives Way to Hybrid Deployments

As trends continue, it is important to consider potential pitfalls

By Fredrik Nilsson

Cloud adoption is growing at an astonishing rate, with Gartner forecasting that worldwide public cloud end-user spending will approach $600 billion by the end of this year—an increase of more than 21% over 2022. McKinsey believes that number could eclipse $1 trillion by the end of the decade, further underscoring the industry’s exponential growth.


Securing the Future

CSOs grapple with emerging threats on multiple fronts

By Rachelle Loyear

In an increasingly turbulent world, chief security officers (CSOs) are facing a multitude of challenges that threaten the stability of businesses worldwide.


A Variety of Features

By Chris Meiter

In today's world, the video management space encompasses a variety of features that are being influenced by market conditions and associated risks. Beyond the traditional, but still valuable, personnel and property security, and asset protection, organizations are leveraging their video management platforms across many departments to gain business intelligence.


A Rapidly Changing Realm

Proven security solutions are part of a daily balancing act

By Brian Davidson

Many retail operators continue to face a daily balancing act of maintaining both an online and in-person presence. The coronavirus pandemic accelerated our adoption of online shopping, and the expectation now is that every retailer needs to be proficient in both arenas. This places a heightened emphasis on secure operations that ensure a seamless experience for the customer no matter where they pull out their credit card.


Data-Driven Security

By Peter Boriskin

Just a few years ago, the big trends centered around generating sensor data and creating space to store that data. Today, technology trends like deep learning and generative AI are playing a tremendous role in creating insights out of data. We have big data lakes full of rich information, which, when used responsibly, can be mined and evaluated to uncover patterns, issues, and new uses that can lead to the development of innovative and valuable solutions.


Shaping the Industry

5 trends in innovative access control

By Robert Martens

Access control solutions are undergoing a rapid evolution, accompanied by the emergence of transformative trends that are revolutionizing the management of security and access across diverse spaces such as homes, offices, and institutions.


Webinars

New Products

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3

  • ComNet CNGE6FX2TX4PoE

    The ComNet cost-efficient CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is a six-port switch that offers four Gbps TX ports that support the IEEE802.3at standard and provide up to 30 watts of PoE to PDs. It also has a dedicated FX/TX combination port as well as a single FX SFP to act as an additional port or an uplink port, giving the user additional options in managing network traffic. The CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is designed for use in unconditioned environments and typically used in perimeter surveillance. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3