License Plate Recognition: The “secret sauce” for successful citywide surveillance

The constant presence of crime in our communities, coupled with the more recent threat of terrorism, has made citywide surveillance an increasingly desirable tool for many municipalities. Indeed, such security measures have been deployed in foreign markets for many years, a prime example of which is London’s famous “Ring of Steel,” which was established in…

Law enforcement's latest highway tech speeds up info-gathering, but critics say it violates privacy

Law enforcement’s latest highway tech speeds up info-gathering, but critics say it violates privacy

Gone are the days when law enforcement had to hide behind highway signs to catch motorists or use plastic-cone-equipped listening devices to eavesdrop on suspects. Thanks to modern technology, it’s never been easier—or safer—for police officers to do their jobs. Gone are the days when law enforcement had to hide behind highway signs to catch…

Open platform enables users to add feature ‘Apps’ to Samsung cameras

Atlanta, GA (September 29, 2014) – Samsung Techwin America is introducing their Open Platform feature at this year’s ASIS (booth # 1927), making it possible for 3rd-party companies using standardized APIs to develop applications and install them on Samsung cameras WiseNet III cameras.  This gives users the freedom to deploy their ideal combination of edge…