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

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Facial recognition CCTV 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. […]


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, […]


CCTV surveillance systems to be deployed cross all Kirklees taxi according to new council proposal

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CCTV surveillance systems could be deployed across all Kirkless taxis according to a new proposal by the local council, a news report has been able to suggest. Kirklees Council is considering a plan to make video and sound monitoring equipment mandatory in all Hackney Carriage and private hire vehicles licensed in the borough. The council […]


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 […]


CCTV surveillance cameras to be used for flood detection across North-East rivers

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The Environment Agency will use twelve CCTV surveillance cameras to monitor rivers across the North-East of England as part of an initiative to protect the region against flooding, a news report has been able to suggest. Twelve cameras have been installed at flooding hotspots where debris screens have been put in place to reduce the […]


Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches fresh consultation into national surveillance camera strategy

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The future of CCTV surveillance across England and Wales could change as the Surveillance Camera Commissioner has recently launched a consultation on a draft national surveillance camera strategy. The strategy aims to provide direction and leadership in the surveillance camera community to enable system operators to understand best practice and their legal obligations (such as […]


Video analytics set to become standard features in IP CCTV cameras

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Video analytics capabilities are likely to become standard built-in features for IP CCTV cameras as some of the biggest equipment manufacturers are making some very interesting moves in this direction. The increasing demand for highly detailed, 24/7 video images tends to generate huge amounts of data, which requires extensive transmission and storage capacity as well […]


Video surveillance equipment to become increasingly popular across education security market

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Video surveillance equipment is likely to become a key growth factor across the US education security market, a recent market research report has been able to suggest. The Education Security Market research report suggests that video surveillance equipment will see some of the fastest gains through 2020 in light of developments in the increasingly affordable, […]