SMART SOLUTIONS

Smart Video: Enhancing the RoI

In an age of smart technology, many manufacturers are focused on the delivery of ‘intelligent’ features and functions. Whilst this is often a benefit for integrators, installers and end users alike, the reality – which must be remembered – is it is possible for a feature to be...

Smart Video: Intelligent Video Management

For many end users, the ability to effectively and easily operate their video management solution is critical to ensure proactive protection of people, premises and assets. Modern solutions enable the capture of ever increasing amounts of security data, and when an incident...

Smart Access Control: Using Rules Mapping

The delivery of smart solutions is significantly simpler and more effective where ‘cause and effect’ logical programming is implemented. While this is increasingly popular in video surveillance solutions, and is now a key part of smart intruder alarm systems, its introduction...

Smart Solutions: The Right Impact

Creating a smart solution based upon a graded intruder alarm system makes a lot of sense. The arguments for taking such an approach are obvious. One impact of such solutions is that in order to offer added value – the part the end user will happily pay for – additional devices...

Smart Access Control: An Integrated Approach

With increased end user demand for smarter solutions across all aspects of their businesses, many integrators and installers are seeking flexible solutions that enable greater levels of integration and deliver added value for the customer. Return on investment has become a...

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...