IT trends impacting IP video: The ultimate video monitors

Flexible monitors, touch screens, OLED technology and even displays in soldiers' clothes

Keeping a sharper eye
Vision is the single most important sense used by security professionals in their daily activities. We use it to determine if the man loitering near a doorway is a potential burglar or an employee smoking in an area they shouldn't. We use visual cues to verify whether the car parked outside matches the description provided by an Amber Alert or not. The number of potential threats that need to be visually inspected and identified is practically limitless. With so many exciting display technologies on the horizon, security professionals will soon have once-futuristic tools to see those threats more clearly.

About the author: James Marcella has been a technologist in the security and IT industries for more than 17 years. He is currently the Director of Technical Services for Axis Communications.