Video Surveillance


A Roadmap to Effective Campus Surveillance

Whether working on a corporate or education campus, the video surveillance solution required to best protect it will vary vastly depending on location, application and specific security needs. Yet there are ways to segment a campus environment based on specific zones of protection to aid in the selection of the most suitable surveillance equipment for each area.

Driving a Major Shift

One of the driving forces for change has been the high demand for unified solutions. Users are asking their vendors for a way to manage all their security systems through a single interface, from a single pane. This has led to a flurry of software development to seamlessly integrate access control systems with video surveillance, intrusion detection, visitor management, health monitoring, analytics with artificial intelligence (AI), and more.

California School District Modernizes Surveillance System

i-PRO Co., Ltd. (formerly Panasonic Security), a provider of professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, recently announced that the Murietta Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) in Riverside County, CA, has undertaken a project to modernize its first-generation surveillance system to new high-resolution i-PRO network cameras, and the i-PRO Video Insight video management system (VMS).

Better Today

Physical security software and hardware have come a long way in recent years. Yet while systems like access control, intrusion monitoring, and video management are powerful tools, it is how we use them that matters.

Understanding the Differences

When it comes to video security systems in schools, there are many misconceptions about how AI, analytics, and facial recognition intersect and overlap. Where does one technology end and the next begin? Which ones raise more privacy concerns on campuses? In this article, we will examine the differences between these technologies and address privacy issues as we aim to protect students, staff and property.

Maryland School District to Deploy Omnilert AI Active Shooter Solution

Baltimore County Public Schools in Baltimore, Md., recently announced that it will be installing a new active shooter solution across the district, according to a news release. The district will be partnering with active shooter and emergency notification solutions provider Omnilert to install the Omnilert Gun Detect platform across its 7,000 cameras.

Video Analytics Solutions Provider Joins School Safety Coalition

The ZeroNow coalition, an alliance of security and safety professionals dedicated to preventing violence in schools, recently gained a new member in behavioral recognition video analytics solutions provider viisights, Inc., according to a news release.

Technology Integrations Are Producing Effective Results in Visitor Management

Technology Integrations Are Producing Effective Results in Visitor Management

Not only can a visitor management system heighten security and safety—mainly by vetting visitors before they’re permitted to enter a facility—it also can help campuses be compliant with occupancy levels dictated by fire codes and other regulations.



Evolv, Omnilert Partner on AI Gun Detection Solution

Active shooter solutions company Omnilert recently announced a partnership with Evolv Technology on Evolv’s newest product, Evolv Extend, according to a news release. Evolv Extend uses Omnilert’s open platform and flexible monitoring capabilities to determine where to send detection alerts for brandished weapons.

Flexibility and Capability: The Two Cornerstones for Successful Remote Monitoring

While there are many factors to consider when selecting a security system, when it comes to remote monitoring, the decisions fall into two categories: flexibility and capability.

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