The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Oct. 7-13, 2006

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession

Networked Video A Decade Later
IP video comes of age

Axis Communications reminded us this week that it was 10 years ago that the company launched its first network camera. On the phone with the company's general manager Fredrik Nilsson, who's been a regular contributor on IP video for, we were talking about growth. According to Nilsson, he's seeing the IP video industry grow some 40 to 50 percent each year, rapidly swelling what he thinks is roughly a 15 percent market share versus analog video. IP video -- you've come a long way, baby.

Getting Educated
Two new webinars from

There are two new webinars we're hosting this month that I want to mention. As many of you know, has been developing regular webinars as part of our online training and education component. To continue that process, we're working with Sony next week to look at Sony's system for video analytics (a.k.a., video intelligence). As you know, the ASIS show about 3 weeks ago was a milestone in the release of so many video intelligence applications. Sony's Mike McCann is going to give us the tour of their system on Wednesday at 12 noon EST. We've also partnered with the folks at ADT Security Services to talk about convergence and how it's affecting the security department. Considering the number of technology installations they've done, ADT is in a unique position to brief us on this subject, and we'll also have Bruce Larson on the panel. Mr. Larson is the security director for American Water, the largest water resources firm in North America. Do join us for the live events.