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Parking Lot Security Camera Case Study: Delta Shores

JUST THE FACTS: Customer: Delta Shores Challenge: A 1-million-square-foot shopping center required a video surveillance system to better secure parking lots and reduce loitering. Solution: Leveraging technology to develop a wireless video surveillance solution with video analytics capabilities. Results: Substantial reductions in crime and loitering at the Delta Shores retail center. CUSTOMER CHALLENGE Delta Shores, a massive 1-million-square-foot shopping center, opened just over a year and a half ago and is home to nearly 100 retailers, service providers and restaurants. It’s a thriving retail center where patrons can purchase everything...

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12 Documents & Tips To Get Your Church Security Grant Proposal Approved

On April 27, 2019, a gunman armed with an AR-15 fired shots inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California, killing one person and injuring three others. This is but one of many recent incidents of violence against churches, synagogues and mosques in the United States. Eleven people lost their lives in the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue shooting; 26 people died in the 2017 Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting; nine were killed in the Charleston, S.C., church shooting; and...

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The Guide to California Cannabis Security

Article headlines proclaim California’s legalization of marijuana has led to the demise of the “Wild West” of weed. In many ways, this is true; dealing in cannabis was once a crime, but it’s now a legitimate and lucrative business and viable career option complete with benefits. But there is a dark side to this booming business; a brand-new Wild West if you will. Though proponents of legalization argued the black market would dry up as legitimate cannabis businesses opened their doors,...

Video Analytics and Avigilon Appearance Search

"It’s all about the analytics," states Gary Sherry. As regional sales manager in the San Francisco Bay Area for Avigilon.com, a Motorola Solutions company, Sherry works for one of the premier video analytics companies in the world. The Vancouver, B.C., Canada-based company has designed, developed and manufactured advanced security surveillance solutions, including video analytics, network video management (VMS) software and hardware, surveillance cameras and access control solutions for nearly 15 years. The innovative company’s products are used by a range of commercial and...

Why You Should Be Using PoE Switches In Your Security System

When a company considers adding a video surveillance camera system, the first question is often: How much is this going to cost? But as with anything, the adage—you get what you pay for—comes into play, especially with PoE switches, which are a mainstay in today’s sophisticated surveillance camera systems. Manufacturers offer this technology in a variety of types and at a host of price points, but not all PoE switches are created equal and some are smarter than others. While surveillance...