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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 - over 6 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 - over 6 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, "Wave Goodbye to your Civil Liberties!" So has Big Brother arrived? No. The coverage sensationalizes and...

By John Honovich - almost 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 - about 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 - over 7 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 - about 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 - about 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 - over 8 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 - almost 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 - about 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 - almost 10 years ago

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