Research
Written by SP&T Staff
A new Parks Associates whitepaper, sponsored by Verimatrix, notes that video service operators, under pressure to provide a personalized experience to viewers, are expanding their video data analytics strategies to deliver desired content to their subscribers. In doing so, they experience several new risk factors impacting the privacy of their customers and integrity of the data caused by cloud connectivity, multivendor environments, and vulnerability to savvy hackers.
Written by SP&T Staff
A team of researchers from Microsoft and the University of Michigan claim to have developed attacks on Samsung's smart-home platform that use phishing and malware to take control of cloud-connected door locks and fire alarms, CNET reports.
Written by Linda Johnson
With a new year upon us, it is traditional for SP&T News to reach out to the industry and take its pulse.
Written by SP&T Staff
Security examination of a working city video surveillance system by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that networks designed to help protect people from criminals and terrorists could be misused by a third party exploiting system configuration flaws.
Written by John Fenske
The last two columns covered general technology trends across all markets, and market-specific trends in banking, health care and education. In this installment, we take a look at what to expect in transportation, the enterprise and the retail marketplace.
Written by Selva Selvaratnam
Each market segment will face unique challenges in 2015, but all share the same concerns about improving the user experience with simple and convenient solutions. Here are the technology trends that will affect all market segments:
Written by Staff
The global video surveillance industry can defy conventional market logic, resist product commoditization and still grow by more than 10 percent in 2015, according to a new white paper from IHS Inc.
Written by Staff
More than 80 percent of security leaders believe the challenge posed by external threats is on the rise, while 60 percent also agree their organizations are outgunned in the cyber war, according to findings released today by IBM.
Written by Staff
Global unit shipments of smart cards are expected to rise by 2.1 billion from 2014 through 2019—about equal to the combined populations of China, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil, according to IHS Technology.
Written by Staff
Studies show that burglars typically spend no more than one minute breaking into a home and fewer than 10 minutes inside. Although they work quickly, burglars have a keen eye for valuable possessions.
Written by Staff
Axis Communications has unveiled the results of the 2013 IT and Video Surveillance Market Study conducted by IT market research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to illustrate the growing role and influence that IT departments have on their company’s surveillance initiatives.
Written by Staff
Charles Black, CEO of Ottawa-based home monitoring company iWatchLife, doesn’t think the new Canada-South Korea free trade agreement will have a measurable effect on his company right away, even though they do business in South Korea. It will, however, have a positive effect overall for Canadian business in the region.
Written by Staff
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the release of a major new study designed to improve the marketing effectiveness of organizations selling products and services into the security market — Business Opportunities in the Security Industry: New Paths to Success in a Changing Market.
Written by Staff
HID Global has released a white paper describing an emerging security environment in which users will have a seamless experience when using cloud-based applications and services, accessing data, and opening doors.
Written by Staff
Morse Watchmans has published a whitepaper titled Best Practices Provide Best Value When Implementing Key Control and Asset Management Systems.
Written by Staff
The worldwide market for video surveillance equipment is expected to expand by more than 12 percent this year, according to a new white paper from IHS Technology, entitled “Trends for 2014 - Video Surveillance Trends for the Year Ahead.”
Written by Staff
Gtechna, a supplier of end-to-end e ticketing software solutions, has announced a series of wins in both parking enforcement and public safety.
Written by Staff
The total value of world production of Security Products at factory prices was $23.4 billion in 2013, predicts Memoori, who have just published a new resource for security market research & investment analysis - http://www.memoori.com/portfolio/the-physical-security-business-in-2013/.
Written by Staff
Genetec announced that its new cloud-based Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), Stratocast, is offering small and mid-size businesses around the world an affordable way to help them safeguard their patrons and inventory. Powered by Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Azure cloud-computing platform, Stratocast delivers video surveillance service without the costs and complexities associated with installing and managing on-premise hardware and storage.
Written by Staff
In a bid to cut costs while maintaining acceptable levels of customer service, airports are adopting automation for repetitive tasks involving security and access control. Every day in airports across the world, countless employees are tasked with sitting at entry/exit doors, scanning boarding passes and other tasks.
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