City of Baltimore: Benefits of Secure Cities and Smart+Connected Community approach
The City of Baltimore is a remarkable example of a successful project demonstrating the clear benefits of a Smart+Connected community approach for government agencies worldwide.
The City of Baltimore deployed an integrated video sharing platform that allowed 20 city, state, federal and private agencies to easily and quickly communicate, collaborate and share resources to enhance overall city-wide operations for public safety and transportation during the Baltimore Grand Prix event, and helped manage responses during Hurricane Irene, and the recent earthquake in Baltimore.
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Tags: City of Baltimore, PSIM, Secure Cities, Smart+Connected Communities, video surveillance, VIDSYS
Before installing IP cameras at your small business, make sure you understand the potential “gotchas”.
Small businesses install surveillance cameras for many reasons. They keep your business and assets safe, improve productivity, and can provide a strategic advantage. Today’s IP cameras and monitoring software make it easy for any small business to manage its own surveillance. But before you aim any cameras at your front door or shop floor, make sure you carefully consider all of the legal ramifications of setting up video surveillance. There are more legal ”gotchas“ than just what you can and cannot record.
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Tags: IP cameras, ip video surveillance, security, small business, video surveillance
What’s a CVO? A Chief Video Officer. A senior officer in your bank who is responsible for developing your video strategy, executing on that strategy and measuring and reporting its results. Read More »
Tags: compliance, digital signage, Digital Video, Real Time Advisor, remote expert, RTA, TelePresence, VEM, video surveillance, Video Wall, Virtual Expert Management
New apps and remote access tools let you monitor your IP-based video cameras any where, any time.
Until recently, you had two options for 24-hour video surveillance of your business. You could install an on-site video surveillance solution and monitor the video in shifts, or you could hire a security company to provide surveillance around the clock from its facility. Neither of those options are particularly viable solutions for most small companies. Thanks to IP network cameras, the Internet and mobile devices, though, you now have a third option for continuous surveillance. With video cameras installed on site and connected to the Internet via your IP network, you can use remote access tools and mobile applications to easily monitor your business at any hour and from any location.
Because an IP-based video surveillance system puts your video cameras and monitoring software online on your network, the solution can deliver a variety of access capabilities, including real-time streaming video, email alerts, and remote control capabilities. For example, you can keep an eye on the cash register from your desktop while working in the back office. Or, you can receive email alerts to your smartphone if a camera captures someone walking into your server closet.
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Tags: mobile video surveillance, security, small business, video surveillance
IP surveillance cameras can make you more productive and help your business operate more efficiently
I love doing business with small companies, such as local retailers, but the downside is that you often have to wait to be served because there are few staff members. So I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I went to my local dry cleaners to drop off some shirts.
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Tags: ip video camera, security, small business, video surveillance