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US - Mexico Border Boeing Security Systems Failure Examined

At the US border with Mexico a billion USD has been spent on underground sensors, long range radars and high resolution and infrared cameras  but the best comment is on the project is, "it hasn't worked out so well" from the Executive Director of ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Is Bundling Video Analytics a Good Strategy?

While increasingly adopted, we believe bundling video analytics with cameras and recorders is a reflection of failing initial strategies rather than an inherently strong approach. Bundling video analytics is increasingly common. The 3 biggest acq...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

GuardYourPlace.com: MLM Comes to Video Surveillance

With IP video expanding the use of video surveillance in the home, classic and controversial consumer marketing practices are arising, specifically Multi-Level Marketing. A new entrant, GuardYourPlace.com, offers a simple managed video service us...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Fragility of Facial Recognition

The December 2009 uproar over 'racist' facial recognition from HP demonstrates an important risk for real world video analytic deployments. For background, watch the viral video with almost 3 million views below: It's fairly clear that neith...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Hacking Military Video Surveillance Feeds

The US military's embarrassing situation illuminates trade-offs and risks of video surveillance encryption. The Wall Street Journal released an investigative report examining how Shiite fighters in Iraq used cheap downloadable software to access v...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

GE Security Revenue Plummeting

In September 2008, GE Security CEO projected 2011 revenue of $3 Billion USD. Even at that time, the implied annual growth rate of 15% seemed unrealistic (GE Security reported 2007 revenues of $1.8 Billion). Now, UTC is disclosing GE Security's re...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Lessons for Cisco from GE Security's Failure

A common refrain from industry veterans is how the physical security industry is especially, perhaps uniquely, different and difficult than other markets. In response to the GE Security acquisition announcement, SSI reflects on the key reason why...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Concealed Bomb Detection Criticism Examined

Detecting concealed bombs with video surveillance or analytics is fairly infeasible as video can only detect what it can see. As such, various bomb detection devices are used. In November 2009, the New York Times published a sharp critique of a we...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IBM "Dumped" and US Public Surveillance Problems

Despite massive interest in public video surveillance projects in the United States, many of the projects since 9/11 have faced serious public problems. From New York to Illinois to the US/Mexican Border, all report extensive delays, cost over-ru...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Cisco Admits Failure, Partners with Pelco (v2)

Less than 3 years ago, Cisco threatened the physical security industry with disruption and innovation. Spending more than $100 Million USD, Cisco bought companies manufacturing video management systems and encoders as well as developing their own ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

GE Security's Problems are Good for the Industry

GE Security's sale is a recognition of its failure as a business. That's actually a good and necessary force for the industry. The best case scenario for GE Security is a turn-around starting in 2012. Expect a few months to sell the division and ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Turning Off Lights Dangerous to Security

Driven by the recession and increasing interest in environmentalism, many cities are turning off their streetlights. This is a surprisingly dangerous phenomenon, harmful to security generally and problematic for video surveillance deployments. Fi...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

How Costly are Hard Drive Failures?

Storage tends to be one of the more costly and problematic parts of video surveillance systems. Most video surveillance systems, even today, do not employ storage redundancy. When drives break, systems can fail and evidence can be lost. This fo...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Analytics Signs of Failure

When trade magazines run negative articles, you know a technology is in trouble. This month, SDM released a report on security integrator's experiences with video analytics. It is an excellent article that actually investigates the issue rather th...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Advantages of RAID6 over RAID5 For Video Surveillance

For large scale video surveillance deployments, like casinos, the enhanced redundancy provided in RAID6 over  RAID5 is critical to minimizing video loss and ensuring system performance. [Note: If you are not familiar with RAID, view a RAID tutoria...

By Carl Lindgren - over 10 years ago

Why Wireless Video Surveillance Systems Fail

Wireless video surveillance systems fail almost as frequently as video analytics - and that should tell you something. Let's examine a fascinating case of anger and frustration for one US municipality. Some important lessons can be learned from th...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Casino Video Surveillance Design Case Study

Distributed architecture is the key concept behind casino system designs. All encoding and recording is done on the single channel (blade) DVRs, before such devices are connected to the main CCTV network. The advantage of such a concept is that ve...

By Ben Wood - over 10 years ago

Priorities for Network Uptime in Video Surveillance

Understanding what measures are feasible and what measures are extremely expensive or not possible is a key element in planning your network uptime strategy. While there are numerous measures available, many are hard to justify financially or not ...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

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