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Dublin Ohio adopts Milestone IP video system

| July 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Milestone XProtect™ Enterprise Video Management Software (VMS) provides centralized management for the city of Dublin, Ohio. City management and IT staff built the installation on the unified Milestone platform with its open architecture running on an IT infrastructure. The ease of use for employees has reduced operation costs for the city and the wireless network [...]

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Crossgates Community Gardens protected with Mobotix CCTV

| June 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of complete high-resolution IP video systems have released details of an installation of its MOBOTIX CCTV solution which is protecting Crossgates Community Gardens, a not for profit and locally run focal point built by the townspeople of Crossgates located near Dunfermline in Scotland. The Crossgates Community Garden has been created [...]

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802 Global Launches Samix Camera System

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

802 Global’s wireless Samix Camera is designed to be worn on the body to deliver real-time video to remote units. The system, which is ideal for use by emergency personnel such as fire and rescue, comprises a COFDM Video Transmitter (CVT) and COFDM Video Receiver (CVR) unit. Images are relayed directly from the CVT directly [...]

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Croydon Council installs CCTV in homes

| November 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Croydon Council is trialing a controversial scheme to install CCTV cameras in people’s home in order to reduce anti-social behaviour on the streets. The £1,000 CCTV systems have been installed in two houses so far, but if the trial is successful the council hopes to roll it out further. The cameras are connected to a [...]

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Internet Eyes could be on you!

| October 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

A businessman has launched Internet Eyes, a service to protect shops from criminals which has caused raised eyebrows among privacy campaigners. The online service recruits members of the public to monitor CCTV footage of shops over the internet, from the comfort of their own homes, and rewards them with prizes of up to £1,000 for [...]

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CCTV Smartcar issues 215 parking fines in 3 weeks

| October 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Basildon Council’s CCTV Smartcar is proving unpopular with motorists after it caught 215 illegally parked drivers in just three weeks. The Council has refuted claims that it is just using the vehicle as an easy way to make money, but does seem that some of the ‘illegally’ parked drivers have a right to complain. The [...]

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Met Police unhappy with CCTV results

| August 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

According to figures from the Met police, for each case that is solved using CCTV the department pays about £20,000 in detection fees, leading critics of CCTV in Britain to question if the cameras should be used for crime detection at all. Overall, Britain has spent about £500m on cameras for CCTV use to date. [...]

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Retailer puts images of shoplifters on its website

| August 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Home Bargains is attacking the amount of in-store thefts that occur by starting an online campaign that will ask people to identify suspects who are wanted in connection with shoplifting. Additionally, the store will begin to put up posters of shoplifters in stores much like a wanted poster. The retail outlet has about 190 stores [...]

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Mandatory CCTV coming to front room near you

| August 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

In an attempt to reduce the amount of child abuse and neglect in the UK, the British Government will soon allow 24 hour CCTV surveillance in thousands of homes that are considered to be the ‘worst’ in the country, according to the Children’s Ministry. Currently, there are 2000 families in the monitoring program with an [...]

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CCTV parking fines, not legal

| August 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Motorists who are found guilty by the use of security cameras may now be able to appeal their parking fines, after a woman won a legal challenge against three £60 fines issued by Wirral Council. Rachel Johnson, 32, went to court against the council, claiming that her tickets were not valid because there were no [...]

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The school toilet CCTV debate

| July 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Currently controversy is raging over the use of CCTV to protect toilet blocks in schools with an invasion of privacy versus vandal protection at the core of the debate. Director of the human rights organization Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, said that CCTV in children’s bathrooms simply prepares children for an early introduction to privacy invasion. Chakrabarti [...]

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Should ‘Big Brother’ enter the classroom?

| July 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Stockwell Park High School in south London is the latest school to install CCTV cameras in an effort to improve safety. CCTV is commonly used to monitor school premises, but there seems to be a growing trend for it to be used in the classroom, as well as being used externally and to monitor entrances [...]

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Genetec updates AutoVu license plate recognition solution

| May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Canada-based Genetec has released AutoVu 4.3, which offers added functionality such as real-time alarming and email notification, colour, sound and priority assignment to hotlists, covert notification of matched license plates, wildcard hotlists, permit sharing and long term overtime. The wildcard hotlist feature allows different priorities to be assigned, and each list can be allocated a [...]

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CCTV investment for Colwyn Bay

| May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

New CCTV cameras and lighting are set to be installed in Colwyn Bay’s town centre, as part of a £38m project to revitalise sea fronts and town centres across north Wales. £19m of the funding is coming from the European Union, and this is being matched by other sources such as the assembly government and [...]

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CCTV trials in ambulances and A&E

| April 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Patients receiving emergency medical treatment in emergency departments and ambulances are entitled to privacy, but at the same time the people administering the treatment are entitled to expect to be able to work without fear of verbal or physical abuse. The growing number of attacks on emergency healthcare staff has led to the government launching [...]

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Wind of change turning against CCTV?

| February 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

It is a well known fact that British citizens are the most monitored in the world, with an estimated four million CCTV cameras watching us every day, as well as the increasing accumulation of personal data by the government. While many people welcome the use of technologies such as CCTV and believe that it helps [...]

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‘Listening’ CCTV cameras tested in Glasgow

| February 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Back in March 2008 CCTV Core reported that pioneering CCTV cameras with sound detection technology were being tested in Coventry. Now the Netherlands-based company responsible for the innovative cameras, Sound Intelligence, is back in the UK to test the system in Glasgow. The system, called Sigard, can distinguish aggressive voices from other loud noises, and [...]

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Derbyshire Constabulary tests headcam system

| February 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Derbyshire Constabulary is testing new headcams, developed jointly with security and surveillance company Scyron. It is hoped that the trial will provide a “blueprint” for the use of body worn video (BMV) technology by the police. As well as acting as a deterrent, the new system can help police to secure convictions. The system comprises [...]

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Can CTV stop crime before it happens?

| November 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Portsmouth has become one of the first cities to use futuristic ‘Minority Report’ type CCTV cameras. The cameras are likely to add to fears that Britain is becoming a surveillance society, especially as they could result in innocent people being asked to account for their actions when they had no intention of committing a crime. [...]

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Easydentic adopts Hitachi’s Finger Vein technology

| November 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Security group Easydentic has integrated innovative finger vein authentication technology from Hitachi Europe Ltd, in its door access security system. Easydentic’s R&D division, Eden, is using Hitachi’s finger vein authentication system in the form of physical door access systems in their Biovein product. The Finger Vein Authentication System captures images of vein patterns inside a [...]

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