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Video Alarm Verification Guide

Increasing fines for false alarm dispatches plus police non-response to unverified alarms have made video alarm verification a hot topic in the alarm industry. The hope is that it can eliminate false alarm fines, increase police response and make ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Murder on Video - The Value of PTZs

While many argue for the end of PTZs, a recent murder demonstrates the value of using PTZs versus multimegapixel fixed cameras for monitoring large high crime areas. Inside this note, we show why through a series of real world surveillance video c...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Body-Worn Surveillance Overview

In the past year, body worn video system use has increased. Many police departments are adopting this to protect against false allegations and potential litigation. They are seen as an answer to increased public surveillance of police actions via ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 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

Private Surveillance of Public Spaces

While public surveillance systems get most of the attention, private surveillance cameras surely solve far more crimes than public ones. This is not only inevitable but perhaps even a growing trend featured in recent news articles [link no longer ...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

LPR Warning Letters: Innovation or Privacy Invasion?

A US city has devised an interesting strategy to combat drug usage: LPR cameras monitor vehicles going into and out of areas with high criminal activity, tracking vehicle usage patterns. Letters are sent to vehicles owners warning them of potentia...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Cop Kills Pedestrian - Surveillance Video Reviewed

In this note, we review real-world surveillance video of a California sheriff en route to a reported stolen vehicle, prior to his fatal impact with two pedestrians as they crossed the street. Allegedly, the officer was traveling at a very high spe...

By Ethan Ace - 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

Do Camera Phones Excuse Government Surveillance?

While public surveillance systems increase around the world, concerns remain about their misuse and potential privacy violations. However, US privacy concerns are generally fairly low, especially compared to the UK. To that end, a recent US City P...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

California City Monitoring Examined

The City of Industry in California has launched a program allowing the local police to view private video [link no longer available] surveillance systems. In this update, we examine details of the plan and compare to the City of Atherton, CA's app...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Video Surveillance RFPs Reviewed - Vol 1

In this report, we review 4 recent real-world video surveillance Request for Proposals (RFPs). RFPs provide a good look into the needs, challenges and desires of actual security end users. In our first volume, we review: A Transit Center A Police ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Police Department Surveillance RFP

In this update, we examine a US town's video surveillance system RFP for their police department headquarters. Rather than issuing a performance or product specification, this town has taken a much less common approach of letting each bidder desig...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Real World CCTV / Surveillance Success

In this report, we find, review and share 50+ real world success stories using video surveillance. These are actual documented examples where crimes, murders, thefts and more have been recorded and used to help solve cases. We have divided our co...

By Benros Emata - over 9 years ago

Training: Remote Video Surveillance Monitoring

This report explains and examines the fundamental technical and operational issues in using remote video surveillance. We cover the two primary approaches: (1) watching your own video surveillance remotely or (2) hiring a outside monitoring servic...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

How Far Can Security Go to Stop Shoplifters?

Can stores post images of suspected shoplifters on their store walls and demand significant fines? Is this defamation and extortion or simply an aggressive way to stop shoplifters? Video surveillance and on-site security are common measures to ad...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Terrorist Monitoring: False Alerts vs. Increased Security

After each terrorist attempt or incident, an increase in security efforts occur (often temporarily). Such increases demonstrate the tension between minimizing disruptions to daily life and maximizing the risk of stopping terrorist events. In New ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

No Silver Bullet for Terrorist Tracking

Every time a terrorist event or attempt happens, numerous vendors flood the market with claims that they can solve or prevent them. Preventing is pretty much an impossibility for video surveillance or analytic solutions. There is simply not enough...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Testing Genetec's Omnicast Video Management Software

Genetec is one of the most used and well known VMS systems in the marketplace. While it does not generate the same level of press as its most commonly compared rival, Milestone Systems, Genetec has a strong technical reputation. In this test, we ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Dallas Public Video Surveillance Examined

The Dallas Police Department has deployed wireless cameras to cover the central business district for the purpose of crime prevention. Based on an interview with the Police and a proposal document [link no longer available], the effectiveness of t...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Small City Video Surveillance Cases Examined

It is becoming increasingly common for smaller cities to deploy video surveillance in public places. Even with their smaller sizes, a number of challenges are still frequently faced. Plus, the ultimate benefit is often less than the terrorism stop...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

What Does 3VR Face Recognition Korean Results Mean?

Recently, results from a facial recognition test for the Korean National Police were reported [link no longer available] widely by 3VR of obtaining: "85-92 percent accuracy in recognizing and matching faces in a few crowded, highly-trafficked publ...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

City Wide Monitoring by Police of Private Cameras

The City of Atherton in California is now running a fairly sophisticated operation whereby the police remotely monitor IP video surveillance. The article provides a significant amount of details [link no longer available] including operational set...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Introduction to City Wide Video Surveillance

While the publicity goes to mega-cities deploying video surveillance, city wide video surveillance is becoming very cost-effective, valuable and viable for 'normal sized' cities throughout the world. The media coverage for the New York and Chicago...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

Is Public CCTV Effective?

While we continue to spend more on public CCTV systems, the debate on CCTV effectiveness has reached a polarizing and inconclusive standoff. On the one side, you have a number of studies and leading thinkers who clearly contend that CCTV systems a...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

Schneier Unfair to CCTV: Exploring CCTV Advantages

While Bruce Schneier is a brilliant security thinker, I find his recent arguments against CCTV to be unfair. This is a critical issue because Schneider's opinions are singularly critical to shaping both security practitioner's and the general pub...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

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