Many retailers are taking time to evaluate their surveillance systems to figure out how they can become more efficient and more secure: Essentially, do more with less, and leverage the intelligent capability afforded through technology today.
As SMBs look for faster and easier access to social and mobile analytics and more processing power and storage, cloud adoption has boomed. According to The SMB Group, cloud is the new IT infrastructure for SMBs, with 92 percent using at least one cloud business solution and 87 percent using at least one cloud infrastructure solution.
The education market is one of the most complex, challenging verticals in the IT industry. It can also be one of the most rewarding. On one hand, many school districts face shrinking budgets and tighter controls. But on the other hand, implementing the latest technologies can help schools save money – and be more productive. It’s what makes the solution provider channel so valuable!
While the access control market typically moves at a near glacial pace, the security industry is still seeing advancing technology and a move into increased integration, increased lockdown capabilities, and mobile applications.
Whether you are a small business owner or a security professional working for a large corporation, your options for leveraging video surveillance solutions will increase in many ways in 2016, but in some others, it will actually decrease. Hopefully you will fall into both categories as each one will provide measureable return on investment, while moving video surveillance from a reactive technology into one that proactively mitigates risks as they unfold.
The industry is abuzz with talk about access control and what’s next. Yet most discussions leave you wondering what does the future really hold for the access control industry? Here’s a list of some the top trends in access control for 2016.
Today’s campus environments require a variety of systems to manage the vast amount of data, evolving security needs, and a growing number of assets that must be protected on a daily basis. To accomplish this, colleges and universities should look at a number of ways technology can help address safety and security needs.
It is only fitting that institutions of higher learning, where innovation is encouraged, are leading the way in advancements related to confirming student identity and controlling access to campus buildings. While student identification (ID) cards have evolved over the years, some colleges and universities have truly gone high-tech in the ways students can prove who they are.
According to Cisco's recent Visual Networking Index Report, video is now the fastest growing type of data in the world. The report estimates by 2019, nearly one million minutes of video content will cross the network every second. Of course, video generated by security and surveillance systems is included in these numbers. This represents an enormous amount of unstructured data – or Big Data – that can potentially be mined for business intelligence. However, generating any kind of actionable information from endless amounts of video content can seem overwhelming, which is why surveillance video is often overlooked when it comes to Big Data and generating business intelligence.
As students return to school, packing lecture halls and moving into dorm rooms in the colleges and universities, officials behind the scenes look for ways to safeguard the students, faculty, and assets. To accomplish this feat, today’s higher education organizations look for a combination of policies and new technology solutions.