Fire & Security Industry News Round-up 24/08/2018


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This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover how monitors are an important part of a security solution, the future of in-camera audio analytics for surveillance solutions, security solutions for large events & more…


Monitors as an important part of a security solution

At the heart of all security systems is the security employee, who monitors the feeds day after day in security centres across the globe. These people are the ones staring at screens for a large part of their day. It’s this that makes monitors an important part of a security solution – if guards could see better, they could act faster. Cutting-edge, fit-for-purpose monitors can help to make the security centre much more effective.

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(Security World Market, 23/08/2018)

The future of in-camera audio analytics for surveillance solutions

Audio takes a back seat in many security systems because audio captured from a surveillance camera can have a different impact on the privacy of those being monitored. Audio surveillance is therefore subject to strict laws that vary from country to country. Analytic information derived from audio can be a useful tool and when implemented correctly, removes any concerns over privacy or legal compliance. Processing audio analytics in-camera provides excellent privacy since audio data is analysed internally with a set of algorithms that only compare and assess the audio content.

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(Security Informed, 20/08/2018)

“Will AI Video Analytics Add ‘Real Intelligence’ to Video Surveillance?“

Memoori talked to Carter Maslan, founder & CEO of Camio about the possibility of Video Analytics finally moving beyond what has been achieved through conventional rule based systems. The audio stream & video of that conversation is now available on their website. Video analytics has eaten a few free lunches over the last 15 years. Whilst it has certainly added some value to video installations, there has been much debate about exactly ‘how intelligent’ the technology really is and whether it provides satisfactory ROI.

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(Memoori, 22/08/2018)

Security at large events

Live events at large venues like arenas, stadiums or convention halls re exciting affairs that channel the camaraderie of the crowd into a powerful collective energy. But they also are vulnerable to threats. Security professionals and event organizers are constantly on the verge of finding new methods to implement in order to add an extra layer of security at venues and large facilities. The far perimeter of a venue is an ideal place to screen for weapons of mass casualty. Most of the time, a terrorist is trying to get closer to the immediate perimeter of the venue, to inflict the most damage to large groups of people waiting to get in; farther away, event attendees are walking toward the entrance and thus are more dispersed, not standing in clusters or lines. This advance screening is possible using ferromagnetic detection systems (FMDS).

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(Security Informed, 20/08/2018)

MEA cyber security market is growing

According to the latest report by Marketsandmarkets, the MEA cyber security market is expected to grow from $15.66 billion in 2018 to $31.82 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.2% during the forecast period. An increasing demand among SMEs operating across industry verticals and regions would drive the market growth during the forecast period. The network security segment is expected to hold the highest market share and continue to dominate the market during the forecast period, due to the growing instances of advanced threats on networks. The Middle East is predicted to hold the larger market size, whereas Africa is forecast to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

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(Security World Market, 22/08/2018)


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