SMART SOLUTIONS

Smart Systems: The Automation Upsell

End users are increasingly demanding smart solutions and if the security market isn’t going to offer them, then people will go elsewhere. To underline just how important this sector is, in 2017 spending in Western Europe on smart devices and systems was close to £10 billion....

Smart Access Control: Creating Logical Rules

The delivery of smart solutions has been made easier for many integrators and installers via the implementation of ‘cause and effect’ logical programming. This allows a system to automatically trigger actions in response to user-defined events, system or site status changes, or...

Smart Video: Simpler VMS Solutions

The flexibility available from today’s video management solutions underlines why integrators and installers who are looking to deliver smart solutions are increasingly turning to software-based systems. VMS packages offer a plethora of benefits, over and above those available...

Reaping the benefits of IP-based audio

Benchmark has looked at the potential for implementing network-based audio as an element of value-added smart solutions, and has also considered the business case for such an approach. In this article on network-connected audio, created with the help of Axis Communications, the...

Adding Value with Smart Search Options

In recent articles, Benchmark has considered the business case for the deployment of smart search solutions, and has assessed the performance of Avigilon Appearance Search to see what it offers system integrators and security installers. In the final article addressing smart...

Adding value with appliance control

The trend towards smart solutions is accelerating at a pace, both in residential applications as well as commercial and industrial sectors. Demand for automation, remote control and on-the-move diagnostics has never been greater, but while IT and consumer technology providers are...

Smart Application: City of Hartford Crime Centre

Taking an intelligent approach to system design can often allow an end user to realise a better solution, often with capabilities beyond the sum of its parts. By applying technologies in a bespoke and specific way, the results can enable a more holistic approach to overall...

Assessment: Avigilon Appearance Search

Surveillance systems are capable of capturing high quality images, providing end users with critical data when incidents occur. However, many solutions struggle when the end user needs to urgently access that information. Searching video effectively is vital, and a smart solution...

Innovating with Audio for Smarter Business

Following on from last month’s Smart Solutions articles which considered how the features and functions of networked audio systems can increase value for end users, Atul Rajput, Regional Director, Northern Europe, Axis Communications at Axis Communications, considers how...

The Power of IP-Enabled Audio

When looking to deploy a smart security system, it is important to consider not only how the smart functionality will enhance the level of protection on offer, but will also how it can increase the additional benefits for the end user. Smart solutions must deliver a range of...