SMART SOLUTIONS

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...

Smart Search: A Proactive Approach

Video surveillance can capture significant levels of critical information, but unless that information can be quickly and efficiently accessed, customers’ investments in surveillance will often fall short in terms of the expected returns. Searching video accurately and...

Enhancing On-Site Connectivity

As security systems are increasingly deployed to deliver smart solutions and to manage site automation and other non-security tasks, it becomes increasingly important that connectivity is both flexible and easy to deploy. More importantly, there needs to be two levels of...

Adding ANPR

ANPR is a beneficial technology which is too often overlooked when designing systems for private sector commercial and industrial sites. Often considered the exclusive preserve of law enforcement and Government agencies, ANPR technology can add much value to a number of...

Smart Solutions: Courtesy Switching

Many end users will make an investment in a security system for a number of reasons. Top of the agenda is risk mitigation, closely followed by compliance and duty of care issues. However, the system which they purchase will be capable of many more functions, and sometimes...

Double Knock Detection

Double knock is a concept that has long been at the heart of security system design. Whilst often viewed as an intruder detection technique, the core principle can be used across a wide range of security applications, regardless of the technologies being implemented. The...