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News on the Milestone VMS Patent Lawsuit

Last year, a lawsuit shocked the surveillance industry. The most well known brand in VMS software, Milestone Systems, was sued by a small, but early, VMS company, JDS Digital Security Systems. The contested element is a basic component of many (o...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Court Strikes Down Bathroom Cameras

Sex offenders were being monitored inside bathrooms by surveillance cameras. The facility was concerned that patients had been attacking each other and wanted to stop this. However, some patients complained and took the facility to court. Now, an ...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Philly's Disastrous Surveillance System Investigated

Philadelphia's surveillance system is a huge mess. The last we checked, they were paying $136,000 per operational camera, with most cameras broken. Now, a new audit has been released, with more grim details, followed by more debate amongst city of...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

End User Sues ADT/Tyco For $42 Million

It was the biggest drug heist in American history. Burglars drove an 18-wheeler up to the Eli Lilly distribution center in Enfield, Connecticut, disabled its security system, rappelled through the roof and made off with $75 million in pharmaceutic...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 7 years ago

Interview With Law Enforcement On Surveillance

We recently interviewed International Association of Chiefs of Police experts about various issues, uses and best practices for police agencies regarding video surveillance. We touched on topics ranging from storage and codec frustrations to crime...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 7 years ago

Sued For Not Having Enough Surveillance

When someone is attacked on private property, how responsible is the venue? In past US cases, decisions have varied. Sometimes the courts find owners responsible for failing to take basic precautions, in others they decided it is not a contributin...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 7 years ago

The World's Most Demanding Surveillance Requirements

Qatar, the world's wealthiest country, is known for its opulence and may soon be for its mandatory first-rate surveillance systems. While many countries struggle with low quality, antiquated systems, Qatar seems intent on making every business in ...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 7 years ago

Illegal Retail Surveillance

Canada's national public broadcaster has a critical report on widespread illegal video surveillance use in major retailers. In this note, we examine the cause, the rationale behind it, the potential impact and how this differs across countries. L...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Warrantless Video Surveillance

"Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance cameras" blares a leading technology publication. Many other sites pick this up, declaring [link no longer available], "Wave Goodbye to your Civil Liberties!" So has Big Brother arrived? No. The c...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Stopping End Users from Shopping Quotes

Nothing is more frustrating to an integrator than spending dozens of hours preparing a design / sales proposal and then having the end user take it and shop it to the integrator's competitors. This practice is increasing, fueled by the ease of sha...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Sharing Surveillance Video with the Police

Sharing surveillance video with the police is a regular and important aspect of having a surveillance system. This can be crucial in prosecuting crimes committed against yourself, your neighbors or the general community. To do so, a number of impo...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

What is the Legal Risk of Recording Over Surveillance Video?

One common fear among surveillance users is that video will be recorded over before the user knows or is able to retrieve the video. Under such circumstances, fears of lawsuits and litigation are significant. A recent US court case involving Wal-...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Bosch Responds to ObjectVideo Lawsuit

The ObjectVideo lawsuit continues to make its way through the legal process. First, Sony responded to the lawsuit and now Bosch is responding. In this note, we examine the response and counterclaims that Bosch has made.To start with, let's review ...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Are ObjectVideo's Patents Invalid?

Since ObjectVideo filed suit against Bosch, Samsung and Sony, many industry people have privately discussed and debated the validity of ObjectVideo's patents. Key to these discussions is whether any 'prior art' exists that covers the central claim...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Casino Video Surveillance Guide

Casinos break most of the 'rules' in video surveillance. With their large camera counts, high risks, frequent threats and numerous regulations, casinos operate by a different set of rules than their commercial and industrial counterparts. Here ar...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

International Video Surveillance Laws / Regulations

In this note, we examine laws and regulations for video surveillance developed by a variety of countries including references to documentation and details on these approaches. US vs Europe/UK In our current review, we found a key element in eval...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

US Video Surveillance Laws Examined

In the US, surveillance falling under the legal classification of a 'search' is illegal. Determining when video surveillance is deemed a search is the key to understanding its legality. This is based on the 4th Amendment: "The right of the peopl...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

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