May, 2014

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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