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Pittsburg police extend video surveillance program to smartphones


PITTSBURG, Calif.—City police officers previously limited to viewing real-time video from surveillance cameras on their computers can now see the same footage on their smartphones.

Atlantic City casino pursues $5m security upgrade


ATLANTIC CITY—The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is investing $5 million to upgrade its security in parts of the casino and its parking garage, which was the scene of two fatal carjackings in the past two years, according to local news reports.

Market for cloud-based video surveillance reached $500m in 2011


WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.—The global market for cloud-based video surveillance was worth more than $500 million in 2011, a 25 percent increase from its size in 2010, though its future growth will depend on the industry's ability to overcome a few barriers, according to a new study by IMS Research.

Speco aims to 'up its game' with new line of IP cameras


AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Speco Technologies is aiming to “up its game” with IP with a new line of eight “OnSIP” cameras launched on Jan. 16.

Schneider Electric targets security space for growth


CHICAGO–Schneider Electric, a global player in building automation and energy management systems, expects physical security to be one of its major growth areas going forward, according to Jim Sandelin, SVP of the company’s Buildings Business in the Americas.

New report: Public surveillance cameras worth the investment


WASHINGTON—Public surveillance cameras are successful at reducing neighborhood crime depending on how they are set up and monitored, according to a new report from the Urban Institute on the usefulness of surveillance cameras.

When will network video surveillance sales surpass analog?


WELLINGBOROUGH, England—According to a recently released IMS Research report, 2014 will be the year that sales of network video surveillance equipment finally surpass analog. The report said the growth of the network video surveillance market and the decline of the analog market will lead to this transition in 2014. However, the transition in terms of shipments of network cameras themselves will not occur until “far beyond” 2014.

BriefCam partners with Pivot3


NEVE ILAN, Israel—BriefCam will introduce a new on-demand model of its Video Synopsis software at next month’s ASIS conference, company CEO Dror Irani told Security Director News.

Krispy Kreme integrates video and POS to enhance operations


WINSTON SALEM, N.C.—Video surveillance as a loss prevention and store operations tool isn’t new to the doughnut giant, Krispy Kreme, said Mark Reasor, vice president of retail operations for Krispy Kreme Corporate.

Budget woes: Police department turns to video to supplement officers


HARRISON, N.J.—Relying on technology is increasingly important for the Harrison Police Department here, especially as tightening budgets mean fewer officers on the streets. The city is down to 40 sworn officers, said Sergeant Ed Markowski, but the southern part of the city is booming as the result of a major redevelopment effort.