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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.)
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?'”
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.
New on ExacqVision’s latest video management system (VMS) software is the SpeedSearch feature, which makes searching for individual frames in a video much easier.
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.”
Detroit will be adding cameras to its buses in an effort to increase passenger and operator security in the wake of the cash-strapped city’s cutbacks in public safety expenditures.
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.
Once again we see the value of a good security camera system. Today’s lesson takes us to PhonesUSAplus’ hometown of Culver City, CA (technically we’re in L.A. but who cares?). Get schooled.
“exacqVision and IQinVision Team Up for Community Health Network”
“exacqVision Hybrid Servers and IQinVision HD megapixel cameras were installed to enable the Community Health Network Information Technologies department to monitor their Data Center to ensure continuous operations of their IT infrastructure.”
Read the full story on consumerelectronicsnet.com.
Take a look at this video showing a postal worker’s quarter-hearted attempt to deliver a package to someone’s doorstep. The great part? The security cameras caught it all. This went viral soon after being uploaded.