Video Surveillance Practices at Yale University

Video Surveillance Practices at Yale University

We teamed up with BNP Media to sponsor their webinar, Passive vs Active Video Surveillance at Yale University. The webinar covers the design phase of the Yale Police Department’s existing radar layout at the Yale Bowl and the security challenges it has presented, the need to keep the historical nature of the Yale Bowl building in mind while designing a new surveillance system, and how the Yale public safety team is using the new system to identify a threat. You can view the on-demand webinar here.

In educational environments, safety is a top concern. Despite this, security in education often falls short of expectations. With this in mind, the Yale University public safety team recognized that the famous Yale Bowl was a weak spot for the institution. Through a thorough security assessment and improvements to video surveillance systems, they were able to improve security outcomes at their athletics facility. (more…)

Using Crime Statistics to Improve Surveillance Practices

Using Crime Statistics to Improve Surveillance Practices

Crime Trends and Surveillance – A Way Forward?

Although violent crime and property crime rates continue to decline, falling more than 50% since the early 90s, other serious crimes like assault and rape are climbing (Fig. 1,2). [1] This alarming trend is manifesting on college campuses and around the world.[2],[3] The question for us in the security and safety industry is: what can we do to help organizations prevent these crimes using surveillance practices and begin to reverse this trend?

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Government IP Video Surveillance

Government IP Video Surveillance

Quality video surveillance is particularly relevant to our government customers. While budgets can be less of an issue at the federal level, state and local governments often see cost as a significant barrier. This must be balanced with the very real need to ensure public safety.

Don’t fret. While there’s no doubt that IP video capabilities have caught-up to once-fanciful Hollywood renditions, there’s no reason a budget-conscious government customer can’t leverage high-quality IP video to protect citizens and enforce the law. (more…)

The Value of Training Your Employees

The Value of Training Your Employees

Many business owners do not put much emphasis on training and often consider it more of an expense than an investment. However, training your employees is extremely valuable to your business. While you may have to spend time and resources to send your staff to training, ensuring your employees know how to use the latest technology and tools helps your business run more efficiently. (more…)

Protecting Your Home During Summer Vacation

Protecting Your Home During Summer Vacation

If you are heading out on a trip this summer, there’s a good chance you’ve put a lot of effort into your planning: choosing a destination, making travel arrangements, deciding on things to do and see, preparing a list for packing, etc. But what about the house you’re leaving behind? Summer is the peak time for home burglaries because criminals are watching for empty homes. Putting some extra planning into protecting your home before your trip can save you heartache later. (more…)