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A winning proposition for critical infrastructure
When is a surveillance system more than a surveillance system? When it not only protects an organisation’s premises but also supports efficient, reliable operations, and health and safety.
What lies beneath – the new power of video
Top-line cameras now have computing chips inbuilt, which allow them to perform high-level tasks such as self-learning video analytics and advanced functionality across multiple sensors, such as blocking part of a view to maintain privacy.
Hands-on review: Arlo rings my bell and offers Ultra + Security
With an easy-to-use interface and a variety of choices in settings, you’d be well advised to examine Arlo’s range of home security offerings.
Opportunity knocks for robotics in world of COVID-19
ABI Research highlights that while manufacturing opportunities are down, the worlds of disinfecting, surveillance and delivery are opening.
Public divided over police use of facial recognition - survey
The response comes as the European Union considers a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement.
Hands-on review: D-Link Full HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera
Fortunately, the external location I had planned for this camera had an outdoor power supply.
Blink XT2 surveillance cams patched after 'severe' vulnerabilities found
If exploited, the vulnerabilities could give attackers full control of an affected device, allowing them to remotely view camera footage, listen to audio output and hijack the device for use in a botnet.
Cybersecurity and video surveillance – threats, vulnerabilities and best practices
Axis Communications shares its insights on how changing regulations are affecting companies’ data collection and protection practices.
Lenovo targets customers dealing with data-intensive workloads
Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 add to the company’s server portfolio and are powered by the next-generation AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors.
Netflix film The Great Hack raises serious questions about data privacy issues
Last weekend a group of privacy advocates and experts gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center to discuss issues highlighted by The Great Hack documentary.
Are we being watched? Concerns over govt surveillance on Australians
"For the government to suggest this is anything other than blanket surveillance of the Australian population is ridiculous."
UPDATED: Orvibo & Arlo smart home products patched to prevent attacks
The security of smart home devices is once again under the spotlight this week, as two different device manufacturers come under fire for major vulnerabilities.
Swann's Wi-Fi Floodlight Security System dazzles intruders on the spot
There’s nothing quite like scaring off unwanted prowlers on a property with powerful LED floodlights.
Axis: How artificial intelligence will impact security
AI systems are able to analyse huge amounts of data, which is advantageous when an employee has to review hours of surveillance images.
Amazon puts a 'Ring' on smart home surveillance
Ring’s slick products and marketing have certainly helped it to become synonymous with security systems like video doorbells, security cameras, floodlights, and smart home security automation.
Hands-on review: D-Link DCS-2802KT Wire-Free Camera Kit
Burglaries are seemingly a fact of life. For the most part they are committed by faceless people who invade your space and go unnoticed. D-Link make it possible for you to interact with these folks on a deep, meaningful and personal level.
D-Link’s latest 5-megapixel surveillance cameras
The two cameras have been designed with robustness and durability in mind and are able to withstand a range of adverse conditions.
German firm’s camera platform could monitor your mood
MOBOTIX and Konica Minolta are developing a platform for camera networks that will allow AI-powered surveillance of people and places.
Hands-on review: Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security cameras
Swann’s range of Wi-Fi Series security cameras provide solutions for both indoor and, more interestingly, outdoor video surveillance.
Milestone: How video management software improves access control
Integrated solutions like this are particularly useful in busy industries such as mining, energy and logistics.
France grants first approvals for automated surveillance UAVs
France’s Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) has given approval for the first fully-automated surveillance drone to be operated in France.
GCSB welcomes Inspector-General's report on intelligence warrants
Intelligence warrants can include surveillance, private communications interception, searches of physical places and things, and the seizure of communications, information and things.
Security cameras – a latent botnet network?
In a comparison of 16 indoor and outdoor IP surveillance cameras, researchers found only one well-protected device.
Hands-on Review: D-Link DCS-8525LH security camera
D-Link provides a professional video surveillance solution at a consumer price.