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Mall tenant claims racial profiling


ANTIOCH, Tenn.—Tightened security or profiling? That’s the debate centered around the 27th camera installed at the new Global Mall at the Crossings, here.

Integrators get a sales edge with edge storage

More manufacturers offering video recording on the camera itself

YARMOUTH, Maine—Steve Gorski has experienced some déjà vu at recent trade shows.

End users boosting budgets for physical security gear

45 percent report bigger budgets in 2012, IMS study finds

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—Budgets for physical security equipment continue to defy the sluggish economic recovery, with 45 percent of end users reporting that their security funding increased during 2012, according to a survey conducted by IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc.

Atlanta adds cameras to video surveillance system


ATLANTA—The Atlanta City Council has voted to spend $2.25 million to increase video surveillance throughout the city. An additional 112 cameras will be added in and around downtown, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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.