DHS Chief Touts Imaging Technology, Video Network
During a visit to New York City on Oct. 22, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said both the advanced imaging technology (AIT) at airports and the network of video surveillance in lower Manhattan are needed to detect and mitigate terrorism.
Napolitano toured the security screening operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) where the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed the first two AIT units out of 300 deployed at 60 airports throughout the country.
From Government Video, October 25, 2010
Hikvision’s CCTV solution kicks off surveillance at football stadium in Argentina
Club Atlético Boca Juniors, known simply as Boca Juniors or Boca, is a popular Argentine sports club, best known for its football team. Their home field, Estadio Alberto J. Armando stadium, accommodates 50,000 people. To protect the stadium and ensure the smooth running of games and events, a rigorous surveillance solution was needed.
From Government Security News, October 22, 2010
California Releases Public Safety Communications Strategic Plan
California’s public safety agencies maintain 14 separate systems, in varying conditions, to deliver on their missions throughout the state. Several agencies experience coverage gaps and use old equipment that’s difficult to maintain, while others are looking toward 2013 narrowbanding requirements and adding data capabilities to their working voice networks for interoperability, according to an assessment of agency systems included in a statewide plan released Tuesday, Oct. 19.
From Emergency Managemewnt, October 20, 2010
Successful partnerships between IP video and wireless networks
One of the many benefits of IP Video surveillance technology compared with traditional analog video equipment is that digital video is compressed and streamed across standard Ethernet networks using the Internet Protocol (IP). This is exactly the same protocol as used on corporate networks and the internet. Digital video can therefore be transmitted across any broadband network connection: cable, fiber or wireless.
From Security InfoWatch, October 20, 2010
U.S. gives Meadowlands agency $10M for traffic upgrades
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission has been awarded $10 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II grant funding to develop and deploy intelligent transportation system technology to improve traffic flow along several major and local corridors in Bergen and Hudson counties.
From NorthJersey.com, October 20, 2010
Raytheon’s ‘Clear View’ system can keep a thousand eyes on the U.S. border
Raytheon has tapped into its well-established expertise in air traffic control (in which it can monitor the movement of thousands of aircraft simultaneously) and its skill at missile tracking (in which it can predict the future path of an airborne missile) to develop a new surveillance system that can detect and track the movements of hundreds or thousands of illegal immigrants trying to sneak across the U.S.-Mexican border.
From Government Security News, October 17, 2010
Video surveillance roundup from ASIS: Day 2
Training, affordable cameras, bridging the analog/IP gap and market focus were just some of the strategies employed by the top video surveillance vendors I visited at ASIS on Wednesday.
From Secuirty InfoWatch, October 14, 2010
Can Surveillance Cameras With ‘Eyelids’ Prevent Crime, Protect Privacy?
If you need proof that technology evolves in the blink of an eye, check out the video surveillance system in Marshfield, Mass.
Last year the Marshfield Police Department deployed more than a dozen video cameras in several high-risk public buildings to secure the town’s infrastructure. But these cameras aren’t your average 24/7 video surveillance recorders. Each one features an “eyelid” that opens and closes via remote control.
From Government Technology, October 13, 2010
Dallas PD’s wireless video surveillance network reduces crime
In addition to serving as host city for the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Dallas, TX, also provides a great testament to how security technologies can help law enforcement improve public safety and enhance emergency preparedness.
A wireless surveillance system in Dallas watches over various parts of Dallas, supplying the city’s police department with real-time video from many different areas.
From Government Security News, October 12, 2010
Honeywell looks to IP interoperability
During the ASIS convention in Dallas Oct. 12-15, Honeywell showcased its collaborative work to develop new strategic relationships with security manufacturers with an eye to increasing interoperability among third-party IP systems.
The company said it is involved with several groups, including the Honeywell Open Technology Alliance; Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA); and ONVIF that are working towards interoperability.
From Government Security News, October 12, 2010