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Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

Know what’s just as important as having a pair of human eyes monitoring all the glorious footage a good security camera system produces? Maintenance! See this story out of Cleveland,  Ohio, about the problems their public transportation agency is having with broken cameras. (Spoiler: Don’t miss the year-and-a-half waiting time for repair.)

BYOC: Bring Your Own Cameras!

BYOC: Bring Your Own Cameras!

Phone System Security

Read up on “Threats to VoIP and What to Do about Them” in this Tek-Tips whitepaper. (Free registration required.)

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Aloha and Goodbye

A surveillance camera system is only as good as the people behind it, as this Los Angeles Times story about the teenage boy who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii attests. Your resolution can be sharp as a brand-new Ginsu blade, your zoom can be as powerful as a subatomic microscope, your cameras can number in the thousands… none of it matters if there’s no human on hand to take control of a situation.

See this excerpt below and read the full story here.

“Another concern, Jenkins said, was why the teenager wasn’t stopped after airport security cameras caught him hopping the fence.

‘If he was on the camera, why wasn’t there a response? Was no one watching the monitors?” Jenkins asked. “The first question will be, gee, the cameras work, the response didn’t. Was it just missed and they went back and searched through that time frame and, oops, there he is?'”

A loosely-watched stowaway's dream...

The dream of a loosely-watched stowaway…

Panasonic aims for 20% sales increase in indonesia

From Jakarta, Indonesia comes news that Panasonic is targeting a 20% increase in sales in that country, fueled by a rising middle class and sales of, among many other items, security cameras.

The 9.5 million person strong capital of Indonesia

The 9.5 million person strong capital of Indonesia

Panasonic’s 2014 headset rollout

Check out Panasonic’s line up of brand new headsets for 2014. Here’s the skinny for those pressed for time:

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced pricing and availability of new 2014 headphone models.  The new RP-HC800 Noise Cancelling Headphones, RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones, RP-HS34 Sport Clip Headphones and the much-anticipated RP-BTGS10 Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones are all available now on www.shop.panasonic.com.  

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“UK invests $5 million in surveillance cameras”

The University of Kentucky is ramping up its use of surveillance cameras to catch criminals in the act and, hopefully, prevent crimes from occurring in the first place. The results have been positive so far, with the bonus of not having to hire any more campus police officers.

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Avaya Gets Kudos for Customer Service

Avaya Receives NorthFace ScoreBoard Award for Delivering ‘World-Class’ Customer Service

See more here at Avaya’s newsroom website.

 

Now these are some satisfied customers!

Now these are some satisfied customers!

City of Los Angeles v. Time Warner Cable

A legal battle is about to unfold between the venerable metropolis of Los Angeles and the mighty, soon-to-be-merged Time Warner Cable.

According to the L.A. City Attorney, TWC has consistently failed to pay for its usage of the public right of way, among other things. TWC maintains that, considering its status as a major job-creating economic actor, all this legal action is oh so unnecessary.

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Panasonic’s 6 series cameras due to be released soon

Take a look at Panasonic’s new, clearer, faster network camera system in this announcement from March 4. Includes pricing and model numbers and detailed product descriptions.

From the summary:
“Panasonic today announced the availability of the first four indoor dome network cameras in its new industry-leading 6 Series i-PRO camera platform featuring its next-generation UniPhier processor.”

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Snow Plowed

A surveillance camera at a Brooklyn, NY car dealership showroom caught the unluckiest man of the wee hours getting smashed by a wall of ice. See here for a description and some vids.

Ka-PLOW!

Ka-PLOW!