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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 - about 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 - about 9 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 - about 9 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 - over 9 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, the effectiveness of the amount of cameras versus...

By John Honovich - over 9 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 - almost 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 widely by 3VR of obtaining: "85-92 percent accuracy in recognizing and matching faces in a few crowded, highly-trafficked public train stations in Seoul....

By John Honovich - about 10 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 including operational setup and charges ($300 sign-u...

By John Honovich - about 10 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 - almost 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 - about 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 - about 11 years ago

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