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  • Video Surveillance at Home

    By Geoff Kohl - Wednesday June 20, 2007
    I got an email earlier today with an interview request from a Baltimore newspaper that was covering ADT's Videoview system for residential video surveillance. I sent the reporter these thoughts, but I wanted to share them with our readers. In sum...
  • From shrinkage to slip ‘n fall, video analytics wants it all.

    By Greg McConnell - Friday June 15, 2007
    Earlier in the week Wal-Mart was in the headlines for having a whopping $3 billion dollars in employee theft projected for this year.  At first, two things popped into my head: 1) Is that number accurate? and 2) Video analytics. After giving it...
  • Photos from IFSEC 2007 - Day 3

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday May 24, 2007
    Day 2 photos of IFSEC 2007 from Security Dealer’s Peter Harlick . (Click to enlarge photos.) Read the text of his report from Day 3 here .  See they Day 1 report here  and the Day 2 report here .   Adam Stroud of...
  • Photos from IFSEC 2007 - Day 2

    By Geoff Kohl - Wednesday May 23, 2007
    Day 2 photos of IFSEC 2007 from Security Dealer’s Peter Harlick . (Click to enlarge photos.) Read the text of his report from Day 2 here .  See they Day 1 report here . It was a packed cue to get into IFSEC's tradeshow floor on day 2...
  • Photos from IFSEC 2007

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday May 22, 2007
    Day one pics from Security Dealer's Peter Harlick -- sent across the pond from Birmingham, England. (Click to enlarge photos.) Read the text of his report from Day One here .   The team from Zandar Technologies Heather Russell of...
  • If You Tell Them, They Will Come

    By Greg McConnell - Sunday May 20, 2007
    So last month I drove down to Indianapolis for Vicon's half day IP seminar, "Building Blocks of IP Video."  Vicon is actually holding these seminars all across the country, and since the Indy one is closest to where I'm at in Chicagoland I figured...
  • A Ceiling for Megapixel Surveillance?

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday May 18, 2007
    How many megapixels do you need? I got a note from the UK version of the IP UserGroup this morning promoting one of their clients that will be at IFSEC next week. The company, SentryScope, apparently has a 21 megapixel camera. If you want a sense of...
  • People are the critical infrastructure

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday May 11, 2007
    Sometimes we get caught up in technology-centric security. We talk about high-tech systems that integrate access and video, and which allow for integrated alarm event management. We talk megapixels and gigahertz and VPNs and thumbdrives and PKIs and...
  • Paying hackers to do their work

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday April 27, 2007
    Sometimes the world of security is just too funny. I wanted to share with you a little touch on a recent hacker event to crack a Macintosh computer. Now before you go, oh, he's a Mac head, keep in mind that I'm agnostic to the OS. Actually, out of my...
  • Case Study: False alarms fought the law (and the law won)

    By Greg McConnell - Friday April 20, 2007
    Every now and then I have an interview where I'm like, "Gee, I wish I could put this entire thing in the magazine."  But in the real world, there simply isn't enough space to put full, unedited interviews in the magazine (unless we were to do...