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Axis Communications receives Frost & Sullivan IP Video Surveillance Vendor of the Year Award
The 2010 Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Awards recognise outstanding performance by companies in the Australian Information & Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Awards were given to companies that, based on Frost & Sullivan research, demonstrated market-leading revenue growth and business innovation in their respective markets, and are continuing to succeed in challenging times.
From cfoworld, December 01, 2010

Houston installing 250-plus municipal video surveillance cameras
The city is installing 250 to 300 cameras at downtown intersections in an effort to prevent and fight terrorism and crime, part of a security initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The cameras, which the city began installing in earnest this summer, already have helped police catch car burglars in the act, said Dennis Storemski, the city's director of the Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Eventually, he said, the cameras could be used to allow dispatchers or officers approaching a crime scene to survey what's happening from their patrol vehicles before they arrive.
From Security InfoWatch, December 01, 2010

What Scranton teaches us about municipal video surveillance
In a very good and fairly detailed recent newspaper article by CitizensVoice.com, the city of Scranton, Penn., caught flack for a municipal video surveillance system that was flawed. I'm not willing to jump on the bandwagon and run the city through the ringer for a system that is not 100 percent effective. Instead, I want to take you through some of the known facts about the system and offer positive input on good system design. Admittedly, I have not visited the Scranton system, so my comments on this system are general in nature.
From Security InfoWatch, November 30, 2010

Scranton's $220k camera system falls short
More than two years since Scranton paid $220,000 for a dozen police cameras, the surveillance network has been too small and infrequently watched for it to effectively deter or solve crimes, a Sunday Times analysis found. Scranton's highly touted cameras are not even reliable - windy weather often disrupts their wireless connection.
From Scranton Times/Tribune, November 28, 2010

Chongqing to build China's biggest IoT video surveillance system
The Chongqing Municipality has signed a contract with China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) to build China's biggest video surveillance system, based on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the China News Service (CNS) reported Monday. The project will also be China's biggest IoT application and will cost 5 billion yuan ($752.41 million).
From The Global Times, November 23, 2010

NYC on fast pace for video surveillance
New York City is nearly halfway to its goal of installing 3,000 cameras as part of a network to monitor signs of terrorism, about triple the number that it had in June. The surge in additions to the $201 million initiative, which officials said is to be completed by 2013, may represent an increased urgency to finish the project. It comes in a year that saw federal convictions starting in June based on plots to bomb Times Square, John F. Kennedy International Airport and synagogues in the Bronx. The New York Police Department proposed the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative in 2005 as a network of cameras, license-plate readers and radiation detectors.
From Security InfoWatch, November 16, 2010

Wireless video surveillance: Opening the door to the endless possibilities
As the necessity for public and personal safety increases, the market and demand for multisite surveillance solutions with rigorous, video-based security standards is growing. One of the most recent challenges security professionals are facing is the deployment of viable, cost-effective security network infrastructures over multiple remote sites. In this article, Alvarion brings to the fore the growing reasons for the adoption of wireless IP based solutions within the security market.
From Source Security, November 13, 2010

New Zealand: Proposed surveillance powers curbed
Proposed new wiretapping and video surveillance powers for police, Customs and other law enforcement agencies have been tightened following concerns they went too far in breaching civil liberties.
From Stuff.co.nz, November 04, 2010

Ohio: Statewide Camera Project Draws Cheers, Fears
A new Camera Integration Project will give first responders the eyes they need when it comes to a major emergency. Privacy advocates say not so fast. One day soon Central Ohio's first responders will have access to security camera feeds at local businesses, sporting arenas and even schools. The goal is to provide police, fire and other authorized officials with electronic eyes in the event of a major emergency.
From Columbus NBC4i, October 27, 2010

Intel Invests In Chinese Video Surveillance Provider
Intel has announced strategic cooperation with the Chinese video surveillance provider NetPosa, and will invest in the latter to develop the Chinese digital security surveillance market. Financial terms of the deal have not been released. The two parties will develop and optimize the new-generation network video recorder, video management system, and cloud storage products and solutions based on Intel's Xeon and Atom platforms, as well as its MeeGo open operating system.
From China Tech News, October 26, 2010

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