How Face Recognition Works in a Crowd

Facial Recognition in a Crowd is complicated. There are different methods used for matching facial biometrics. The simplest method measures various features of a person's face, such as the distance between the eyes, or the position of the mouth to the nose. These geometric measurements or vectors are then coded and stored in a database for later later comparison. The second method is more complex. It uses IP cameras to capture the full facial image and uses as much information as it can.  [Read more …

IP Cameras Price Versus Performance

How much should you expect to pay for your IP camera? IP cameras range in price from under $200 to over $1000. Since the price depends on what you need, you should always make sure you understand your objectives.

 

Price varies with performance. The least expensive cameras have fixed lenses. Do you need a camera for a small room or an outdoor camera that can recognize a person over 300 ft. away?  [Read more …

 

Real-Time IP Camera Systems

IP Cameras and Video Recording Systems Provide Advanced Features.
It was a dark and threatening day. Thunder could be heard in the distance. Fog blanketed the building, weakening the remaining daylight. Strange sounds were heard in the basement, and the security center was called to investigate. The guard walks anxiously along a dark and [Read more …

Automated Emergency Notifications and Response

How to Create a One-Button Emergency Response System.
When seconds count, a single-button alert system is essential for your organization's safety. Whether you need to establish a lockdown or let everyone know about a fire, the rapid notification capability is important. Emergency alert buttons can be placed at various parts of the facility [Read more …

Advanced Door Access Control

The Intelligent Access Control System
This is certainly not your father's door control systems. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to push a button to initiate campus-wide lockdown? What about integrating IP door access with your IP surveillance system, or controlling what floor a person can go to in the elevator? Or, maybe [read more…

IP Camera Motion Stabilization

How IP Camera Image Stabilization Works
Have you ever tried to take a snapshot of something that's far away? When you are using a long distance lens (higher focal point), you probably found it hard to keep the camera steady. The higher the focal length of the lens, the more difficult it is to [read more …

Understanding IP Camera Specifications, What's Important

IP Camera manufacturers provide product specification sheets that help you select the right camera for your IP security and surveillance system. But, which specifications are important?  IP camera specifications include such things as resolution, minimum light sensitivity, lens, WDR, signal to noise, etc.  This article reviews all the important specifications  [read more …]

How to Connect Audio to Networks and IP Cameras

Did you ever want to yell at someone you see on your video surveillance display? Maybe you want to tell them to get away from your parking lot or to yell at an intruder that the police are coming. Perhaps you would like to talk to someone at your door? Then you could let the [read more …

Security Provided by Access Control Technology

What Can You Do to Improve Security?

With all the gun-related tragedies at schools and other facilities, what can we do to increase our security? Securing your facility, school, sporting events, or concerts have become more complicated.

IP camera systems used to be enough to monitor the facility, but today we want to do much more [Read more …

How Walk-Through Metal Detectors Work

Anyone who has traveled by airplane has probably gone through a walk-through metal detector. These security devices have also been used in schools, sporting events, government offices, and concerts.

They are part of a total security system that includes cameras, door access control, and emergency paging systems. Metal detectors are effective and safe. [Read more …