Security Technology Executive

JUL-AUG 2018

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32 SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE • July/August 2018 • www. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE T he traditional methods that most enterprise-type organizations have managed their video surveillance systems no longer measure up to the pace of digitalization and the data tsunami most CSOs face on an almost minute-to-minute basis. The strain of moving from analog CCTV systems to network-cen- tric video has essentially made closed video systems and appliances obsolete. The escalating need for speed, expanded processing power and enhanced storage capabilities dictate where an organization's video system's roadmap must travel. Security Technology Executive (STE) recently sat down with both Red Hawk Fire & Security and West- ern Digital to get a perspective on what's trending and what challenges are posed for enterprise-level end users who are planning to expand or update their video solutions. This exclusive Sponsored Solutions Provider Roundtable-in-Print draws some interesting perspectives from one of the country 's top systems integrators and a leading video surveil- lance data and storage vendor. Joining STE are Dar- rin Bulik, Director of Product Marketing and Client Devices at Western Digital along with Rick Tampier, a Senior Dir. Sales & Product Strategy at Red Hawk Fire & Security and Brandon Cobb, who is a Senior National Technical Project Manager with Red Hawk. STE: The number of cameras and sophistication of new security video systems continues to grow. How can a security system integrator help you determine the best video surveillance/ analytics system for your business? Rick Tampier: You used to have only a few choic- es when it came to cameras and software, now the selection can be daunting. By taking an unbiased, consultative approach, the ideal systems integra- tor can help you sort through the array of new Enterprise Video Technology growth expands digital options for evolving devices and storage choices technology choices available and integrate solu- tions that both fit your needs and are within your budget. It's important for your integrator to have a clear understanding of your goals or the main issues you need to address by using video and analytics. Are your cameras to be used for gen- eral surveillance, "situational awareness" or for a specific purpose such as document identification, facial recognition or license plate recognition (LPR)? If you know for example, that your camera system needs to be able to identify a specific individual who shows up at your casino, spot the license plate of a prohibited vehicle, or if you need cameras that work in changing lighting conditions, it's all vital information to communicate with an integrator that knows the best product for each individual application. STE: What are the biggest technology trends that are shaking up (or will shake up) your markets and how are analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solving real-world problems? Darrin Bulik: There have been so many advance- ments over the past few years, from higher video camera resolution to the networking of camera systems to adding in deep learning capabilities, not to mention the increasing adoption of video surveillance cameras. Nowadays, it 's not that unusual to see drones flying in the field for indus- tries like agriculture, or oil and gas, along with the more traditional video surveillance in retail stores and businesses, traffic lights, and large stadiums for example. And a lot of that expansion is to be expected. What's really changed is how the data is being captured can be used to drive more actionable insights. Three key trends that are currently unfold- ing in the video surveillance space are AI-enabled systems, deep learning , and a cloud-to-edge per- spective on surveillance. What's Trending in

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