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New video analytics algorithms detect petty crime in CCTV footage

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A consortium of European companies and organisations has developed a new video analytics algorithm that detects suspicious behaviour in CCTV footage as it happens and can then alert CCTV operators to intervene, saving the footage in case it is needed for evidence, a news report has been able to suggest. Researchers involved in the P-REACT […]



Council to deploy CCTV surveillance systems as part of fly-tipping clamp down

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A local council has decided to deploy CCTV surveillance systems in order to combat significant problems arising around a fly-tipping spot, a news report has been able to suggest. Havering Council is promising a crackdown after huge mounds of rubbish were found yet again in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster. It’s another fly-tip in a very […]


Facial Recognition and Video Analytics – The Future of CCTV Surveillance in tomorrow’s smart cities

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Facial recognition and AI-driven video analytics are likely to become the centrepieces of CCTV surveillance systems in tomorrow’s smart cities, industry experts have argued. As globalisation increases the exposure of major cities to transnational threats is following a similar trend, especially since the growing population is also putting a strain on law enforcement resources. These […]


CCTV Video Surveillance Market to Reach $63.2 billion by 2022

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The CCTV Video Surveillance market is set to grow at a CAGR of 18.2% over the next few years, reaching an estimate $63.2 billion by 2022, a recent market research report has been able to suggest. The increasing crime rates, smart phone applications, compatibility with existing network, rising security concerns in all regions, and advanced […]


BSIA advises firms and home owners to install CCTV surveillance and alarm equipment in order to mitigate potential threats over Christmas

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The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is advising both businesses and home owners on the benefits of installing CCTV surveillance equipment and alarm systems in order to mitigate the potential threats that might appear throughout the Christmas festive season. In the past, it has been suggested that seasonality can affect crime rates, with the winter […]


Local authorities are switching of CCTV surveillance systems due to lack of funding, report suggests

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An increasingly higher number of local authorities across the UK are forced to switch off their CCTV surveillance systems in order to achieve budget savings, Tony Porter, the surveillance camera commissioner, wrote in his annual report for 2015-16. The monitoring of cameras has been reduced in many areas, with systems switched off completely in others, […]



Most CCTV surveillance systems still vulnerable to attacks, research suggests

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The majority of CCTV systems are vulnerable to being hacked, but their owners lack the technical expertise to properly address these issues, a recent research report has been able to suggest. The survey of a cross-section of UK social housing providers, found that while almost 60 percent of respondents are aware that their CCTV systems […]