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The Combined Power of Video Management Systems and Machine Vision Technology

Integrations

February 2024

September 2023

The Combined Power of Video Management Systems and Machine Vision Technology

Take your security to the next level by combining machine vision technology with a robust video management system. Together, they offer a powerful combination that delivers enhanced monitoring and security. Machine or computer vision is a branch of artificial intelligence that enables machines to interpret and understand visual data. This blog post will explore the role of computer vision in enhancing surveillance and security.

Choosing the Right VMS to Elevate Your Security System

Integrations

January 2024

September 2023

Choosing the Right VMS to Elevate Your Security System

A robust and advanced Video Management System (VMS) is essential in today's rapidly evolving security landscape. Intelligent systems working together are a crucial aspect of any comprehensive security strategy. When investing in a new VMS, multiple factors should be considered. It is vital to assess your current and future needs, evaluate your video system growth and long-term security objectives, and identify a unified platform to simplify systems automation and integrate with the existing security infrastructure.

US Government Fund

Industry Trends

November 2023

September 2023

US Government Fund

US Government Program to Fund the Replacement of Over One Million Dahua and Hikvision Cameras.

How to Detect a Concealed Weapon

Industry Trends

October 2023

September 2023

How to Detect a Concealed Weapon

Awareness of our surroundings is crucial for our safety, public safety, and for the security of those around us. Spotting concealed weapons can save lives. Here are three ways that can be used to detect a concealed weapon.

The Greenlights Grant Initiative Project

Integrations

September 2023

September 2023

The Greenlights Grant Initiative Project

Recently, Academy Award-winning actor and activist Matthew McConaughey was interviewed on Good Morning America about school safety. McConaughey grew up in Uvalde, Texas, where the Robb Elementary School tragedy occurred last year. His foundation is starting a national program called the Greenlights Grant Initiative (GGI). This program connects school districts nationwide to billions of dollars in federal funding to make our schools and children safer.

Revolutionizing Retail Security: The Benefits of Integrating AI Technology

Industry Trends

September 2023

September 2023

Revolutionizing Retail Security: The Benefits of Integrating AI Technology

In the retail industry, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more prevalent for enhancing security measures. AI can be used in retail for security through video surveillance with AI analytics. AI-powered video analytics can detect suspicious behavior and alert security personnel in real time. AI can be used to track individuals in stores and identify criminal activity.

Revolutionizing Public Safety: Ganz Security's Direct-to-Police Department Technology for K-12 Institutions

Industry Trends

July 2023

September 2023

Revolutionizing Public Safety: Ganz Security's Direct-to-Police Department Technology for K-12 Institutions

In today's ever-evolving world, ensuring the safety and security of students and staff within K-12 institutions is paramount. With rapid technological advancements, law enforcement agencies and private security providers constantly seek innovative solutions to enhance public safety. Ganz Security's Direct-to-Police Department Technology is a game-changing system with immense potential for K-12 decision-makers. In this blog post, we will explore the features and benefits of this innovative technology, emphasizing its relevance and advantages for K-12 institutions.

Are you stressing about the next software update?

FAQ

July 2023

September 2023

Are you stressing about the next software update?

"For the Windows OS to run smoothly, all system updates must be installed." You've probably heard this phrase countless times, but have you ever considered its true meaning? As software developers, it's essential to focus on the tangible aspec

CORTROL VMS and Keri Access Control Integration

FAQ

June 2023

September 2023

CORTROL VMS and Keri Access Control Integration

Now more than ever, the need for intelligent security systems has grown dramatically. A robust video management system is inherently required, but integration and compatibility with third-party systems are essential. With this, the video management system fulfills its portion of the workload, at the same time being able to communicate with external systems.

The Advantages of System Integrators Offering a Mass Communications Solution

Industry Trends

May 2023

September 2023

The Advantages of System Integrators Offering a Mass Communications Solution

As organizations increasingly rely on technology to streamline their communication processes, system integrators find it more important than ever to offer solutions that can keep up with the pace. Mass communication is one such solution that has been gaining popularity for a good reason. By integrating mass communications technology with a VMS like CORTROL, the technology ensures fast and effective communication. This blog post will explore the advantages of system integrators offering a mass communications solution.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Enterprise VMS

FAQ

April 2023

September 2023

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Enterprise VMS

In a world where security is a top priority for organizations of all sizes, video surveillance has become essential to protect assets, customers, and personnel. However, managing and monitoring many IP cameras, recorders, and other integrated devices spread across multiple locations can be daunting. In addition, with so many video management systems (VMS) available in the market, choosing the right enterprise solution can be challenging. This blog will share five tips to help you select the perfect enterprise VMS to meet your organization's security needs.

3D Surveillance Explained

FAQ

March 2023

September 2023

3D Surveillance Explained

3D surveillance is a technology that uses three-dimensional imaging to monitor an area. Using a combination of technologies creates a “virtual bubble” of security around an area. This technology can detect motion, identify objects and people, and generate notifications when certain activities occur. It can also create a 3D model of a monitored area to track real-time movement and activities. 3D surveillance systems are becoming increasingly popular in commercial and residential settings to improve security and safety.

Uniting the Critical Systems that Define a Smart City

Industry Trends

February 2023

September 2023

Uniting the Critical Systems that Define a Smart City

A smart city utilizes technology and data to improve the quality of life for its citizens. This includes using data to improve infrastructure, transportation, energy, and communication systems and providing access to health care, education, and employment opportunities. Smart cities also aim to reduce their environmental impact, increase public safety, and create a more efficient and connected city experience.

Campus Security Technology Trends to Watch in 2023

Industry Trends

February 2023

September 2023

Campus Security Technology Trends to Watch in 2023

Campus security technology is incredibly important for keeping students, faculty, and staff safe. It helps detect potential threats quickly, allowing emergency personnel to respond efficiently and providing valuable insights into crime trends. Additionally, campus security technology can help identify lost or stolen items and deter criminal activity by making it more difficult for criminals to access and operate on campus property. Ultimately, it helps to create a secure and safe environment for everyone on campus.

2023 Security Technology Trends

Industry Trends

December 2022

September 2023

2023 Security Technology Trends

As the new year approaches, businesses look to employ the finest security systems and high-tech integrations. So, organizing your video management and securing your perimeters with the latest technology is a must going into 2023.

Complying with the NYC Climate Mobilization Act (Local Law 97) with IOT Sensor Technology

Industry Trends

September 2022

September 2023

Complying with the NYC Climate Mobilization Act (Local Law 97) with IOT Sensor Technology

One of the most urgent concerns today is the climate change caused by global warming. The operation and maintenance of buildings are the most significant contributor to carbon emissions across the globe.

What is VNC?

FAQ

September 2022

September 2023

What is VNC?

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing and is a cross-platform screen-sharing system that uses the Remote Frame Buffer (RFB) protocol. VNC was created to control another computer remotely. You may know it best for its role in tech support services.

A Telegram from CORTROL

Integrations

June 2022

September 2023

A Telegram from CORTROL

Sending notifications from a VMS to an external system has always been a wanted feature. Whether a night alarm or a camera has gone offline, you cannot rely on the live operators alone. So how do you get those into your phone?

3D-Mapping Technology and the Evolution of Physical Security

Integrations

May 2022

September 2023

3D-Mapping Technology and the Evolution of Physical Security

Physical security has evolved from relying on the fuzzy footage of older analog cameras to high resolution IP cameras integrated into a video management system.

Top 5 Security Trends for 2022

Industry Trends

January 2022

September 2023

Top 5 Security Trends for 2022

The year 2021 is finally over and it’s the beginning of a new year. We are all now on the lookout for the latest, most popular, and most effective security industry trends for 2022. Here are our top five (5) predictions for what will be trending in the security industry for 2022.

What is LiDAR and What is it Used For?

FAQ

October 2021

September 2023

What is LiDAR and What is it Used For?

LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote-sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) between objects.

Top Physical Security Trends for 2021

Industry Trends

September 2021

September 2023

Top Physical Security Trends for 2021

Last year and this year have been unusually difficult years for every individual and business. The pandemic has shaped a new way of doing business and affected every industry. Here are the top eight physical security trends (in our opinion) that have emerged as a result.

Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Different Industries

AI

August 2021

September 2023

Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Different Industries

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic—and a controversial one at that. With the scare of automation taking over the job market, here is an infographic about AI's impact on industries and the job market to put you at ease.

Artificial Intelligence: Top 5 Myths and Facts

AI

August 2021

September 2023

Artificial Intelligence: Top 5 Myths and Facts

Artificial intelligence (AKA deep learning) and machine learning are becoming more and more integrated into existing everyday items and picking up in popularity. With this growing popularity comes a growing sense of panic from those who may not know as much about it. We are here to help dispel some of the most talked-about myths and barriers using facts and research.

What is VMS?

FAQ

July 2021

September 2023

What is VMS?

Security surveillance management systems can offer many different technological features. Some video management software today can offer intuitive features such as license plate and Face recognition / detection, fisheye dewarping, hybrid analog / digital recording, pan-tilt-zoom, remotely control of cameras, iOT, and multiple alarm inputs.

Facial Recognition: As Plain as the Nose on Your Face

Integrations

January 2021

September 2023

Facial Recognition: As Plain as the Nose on Your Face

When you were a kid, you most probably went to a theme park with your parents. Remember how the cheerful entertainers photographed everyone and offered to buy the printed pics later? We cared little about privacy then. Were these pictures then transferred to Interpol and FR-ed by early face recognition prototypes? Kept for future reference?

Active Shooter Detection

Integrations

April 2020

September 2023

Active Shooter Detection

Video analytics has a variety of applications in CCTV systems, helping raise security to higher levels. A thick layer of information — sound — is often overlooked, or is only used passively, as an addition to the video stream. What a glaring omission! With the cutting edge technologies, audio analysis has been made a) available, b) affordable, and c) accurate. Moreover, you can keep the analytics onboard, so there is no need for extra resources on the server-side.

Unifying Security and Intercom Communications

Integrations

July 2019

September 2023

Unifying Security and Intercom Communications

Did you ever get lost in a new city, or run into trouble in your own? Then you must have made use of an emergency call station — or considered doing so. Intercom operators would have instantly connected you to a tourist information desk or a police station for assistance. Efficient and straightforward, intercom solutions are everywhere.

Integrating with Access Control

Integrations

October 2018

September 2023

Integrating with Access Control

Over the last few years, the interest in smart security systems has grown dramatically. Video management systems alone are not enough. Considering the present-day circumstances, they are merely not covering all of the customer’s demands and needs. That is why here, in CBC, we focus on making the software compatible with many third-party systems, so that we can team up with other systems. Thus, the video management system fulfills its portion of workload, at the same time being able to communicate with external systems for immediate response/reaction.

Receive Geotagged Streams From Your Phone

Mobile Apps

May 2018

September 2023

Receive Geotagged Streams From Your Phone

GANZ CORTROL mobile application offers many exciting features like push event notifications, edge recording, live streaming using the phone’s camera, PANIC button, never mention widgets and Chromecast support. Steady streaming from the phone’s camera, together with the in-app edge recording, made the mobile application especially useful for law enforcement, allowing to utilize smartphones as body-worn cameras. Above and beyond, phones running CORTROL Mobile can be used as dashcams for fleet vehicles – trucks, taxis, public transportation – as a simple and cost-effective vehicle tracking solution.

Rapid Failover Secures Your System

Enterprise Features

March 2018

September 2023

Rapid Failover Secures Your System

A central video management system cannot exist without fault tolerance mechanisms. CORTROL Global offers several redundancy features — database backup, management server mirroring, failover, fallback storage, replication, and edge recording. These combined efforts, help to reduce the disruption of the video recordings to zero by providing high availability service and keeping the recorded data integral.