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Small Business — threatened!

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Two (2) US Senators recently sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator urging that the Agency take action that will help small business fight against cyber threats. In the letter, they stated, “While small businesses are concerned about cybersecurity, it’s clear they are not doing enough to prepare for and respond to cyber threats.”  Then they backed up their statement by citing some fairly staggering statistics.  They said,  “42% of small Read More

FCC net neutrality repeal is official

The FCC has officially implemented the repeal of net neutrality, rolling back Obama-era rules that sought to protect an open internet, Reuters reports. The move gives internet service providers power over consumer access to content and internet speeds. Now that the repeal has been officially published in the Federal Register, the way is clear for net neutrality advocates to sue to have the repeal overturned, reports TechCrunch. LinkedIn www.linkedin.com  

Using smartphones as keys for access control on the rise

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Mobile devices are everywhere. According to numerous sources, the number of mobile phone users alone is expected to reach over 4.7 billion in 2017. And around two out of every three business people today are using mobile devices like smartphones for an ever more diverse set of applications. Using smartphones as keys for access control on the rise – Secure Insights One expected trend is to for mobile-enabled workforces to Read More

Report: Market for sensors in security and surveillance applications to nearly double by 2023

According to Frost & Sullivan, the total sensors market in security and surveillance applications, which includes such sensors as image, LiDAR, RFID, motion, gesture, biometric, sound, flame detection, smoke detection, biosensor, gas, and explosion detection, was worth just north of $6.2 million in 2016, with image sensors holding the largest market share at 23 percent. By 2023, the market is expected to be nearly double that at just over $12 Read More

Trends in Video Security for 2018

What do you think will be the biggest trend in the video surveillance industry in 2018? As our industry is maturing and cyber threats are now a daily conversation, there is no more important consideration than cybersecurity.  Buying well-made products related to IP video security and installing them in a responsible, secure manner should be a primary consideration.  Choosing products from a tier one vender that include cyber instructions, best Read More

GET THE PATCH !!!!

GET THE PATCH !!!! to protect yourself from a meltdown and spectre!!!! These are some pretty ugly risks for computers AND mobile devices!! Those huge CPU vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, explained What’s at risk, who’s issued patches, what you can do to protect yourself, and more. mashable.com

IHS: AI, privacy protection to lead video surveillance trends in 2018

Seeking to shed light on factors that could shape the video market moving forward, IHS Markit on Wednesday released its annual whitepaper outlining the top trends its’ analysts believe will significantly influence the industry in 2018. IHS: AI, privacy protection to lead video surveillance trends in 2018 Market research firm’s analysts make their predictions for the year ahead www.securityinfowatch.com  

University in Uruguay Achieves High Quality Security at a Lower Cost, Leveraging Existing Equipment

When moving to a new headquarters four times larger, the School of Information and Communication of the University of the Republic of Uruguay in Montevideo needed to implement a video monitoring system that provides high performance and reliability. 20180104-University-in-Uruguay-Achieves-High-Quality-Security- at-a-Lower-Cost-Leveraging-Existing-Equipment www.milestonesys.com  

In Las Vegas, Body Cameras Reduced LVMPD’s Use of Force

Analysts from the nonprofit research organization CNA, working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and researchers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, have released new research on the impact of body-worn cameras (BWCs). The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice, concluded that BWCs are associated with significant reductions in complaints of police misconduct and police use of force incidents. The study also Read More

Surveillance cameras now mandatory in hotels and motels in Independence, Missouri

Nov. 18–On the heels of last year’s video surveillance requirement for convenience stores and tobacco stores, plus new requirements in June for hotels and motels, the city of Independence is adding what it hopes will be another crime-fighting tool. Surveillance cameras now mandatory in hotels and motels in Independence, Missouri Convenience, tobacco stores in city already required to have video cameras under existing ordinance www.securityinfowatch.com  

Amazon Cloud Revenue Soars

More and more businesses are recognizing the benefits of moving their important data and information to the cloud. Amazon solutions assist in allowing for a relatively easy transition. Cloud movement coupled with active monitoring, some added security measures and oversight is critical for even smaller companies to protect their information/data and thrive in our “technology-required business environment”.   IBTech-LLC can assist your business in transitioning your important data and information to Read More

XProtect Professional+ Wins ‘Security Today 2017 New Product of the Year’

Milestone launched XProtect Professional+ in June of this year and sales took off briskly. On August 17, Security Today magazine and SecurityToday.com announced that the product is a winner of their ‘2017 New Product of the Year’ for video management systems. XProtect Professional+ Wins ‘Security Today 2017 New Product of the Year’ Milestone launched XProtect Professional+ in June of this year and sales took off briskly. On August 17, Security Today magazine and SecurityToday.com Read More

Axis Communications showcases network radar technology for accurate area detection at ASIS

Axis adds network radar technology to its extensive product portfolio. AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector also named recipient of 2017 ASIS Accolade Security’s Best Award. Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, today introduces its new AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector at ASIS International. Radar technology is used for accurate and reliable area detection of moving objects in different light and weather conditions. The technology is a nice complement Read More

Easing the Burden of Managing Large Video Systems

Just as with consumer electronics, when it comes to video surveillance solutions it’s easy to become sidetracked by some of the more fascinating advanced features, functions and capabilities. Unfortunately, this can distract from the less “exciting” but more important considerations of what features best contribute to effective management of surveillance systems, particularly those on a larger scale. Easing the Burden of Managing Large Video Systems Just as with consumer electronics, Read More

Report: U.S. surveillance camera sales to grow 7.2 percent annually through 2021

According to a new report from The Freedonia Group, sales of security cameras in the U.S. are expected to increase by 7.2 percent annually through 2021 to $2.8 billion. The research firm said that a variety of factors will drive market demand, such as: Report: U.S. surveillance camera sales to grow 7.2 percent annually through 2021 Demand to be driven by ongoing technology advancements, continued shift to IP among other Read More

Axis’ new high resolution cameras now offer enhanced Forensic WDR technology

Axis is bringing its Forensic Wide Dynamic Range technology to several new network cameras, enhancing the ability to capture detail in challenging light conditions and allowing surveillance operators to see forensic details in challenging lighting conditions. Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announces Forensic WDR, an enhanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) method that focuses on achieving high forensic value, in new cameras. WDR is a term that is commonly Read More

Milestone Systems once again takes the lead as No. 1 Global VMS Provider

Milestone Systems ranked No. 1 Global VMS Provider in 2017 IHS Markit Market Research Report COPENHAGEN – June 7, 2017.  Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is once again the No. 1 global VMS vendor by company revenue in market research from business intelligence provider IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO). Milestone Systems receives this top ranking for the ninth year running. 20170607-Milestone-Systems-once-again-takes-the-lead-as-No-1-Global-VMS-Provider www.milestonesys.com  

9 things your service provider wants you to know

Enterprise IT can avoid some of the pitfalls in these tricky relationships by heeding advice from the providers themselves. The relationship between enterprise IT and service providers can be difficult. IT has frustrations in achieving optimal service levels. Service providers, as it turns out, have an equal number of bugaboos when it comes to their enterprise clients’ readiness for and acceptance of provider intervention. 9 things your service provider wants Read More