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Oncam's regional teams participates in multiple events around the world to increase awareness of our products and highlight the uniqueness of our 360-degree dewarping technology. Below you can find all of the upcoming events Oncam is attending, so whether you visit our booth or share it with us, we look forward to seeing you!
Surveillance and security systems can be crucial when it comes to protecting an organization’s private and sensitive information. New networked physical security systems are rapidly being adopted to enhance effectiveness and operational efficiency. These systems are a smart investment, but they also bring with them an increased potential for malicious activity if the network and the different components aren’t properly secured. Security and IT directors need to work together to ensure that the network is secure both internally and externally to minimize the possibility of malicious intrusions and attacks.
As Oncam works diligently with retail organizations to maximize security solutions and streamline operations using critical video data, we know that all of the systems used in today's retail operations are becoming increasingly connected. Next week - on March 13 - I will have the honor of presenting on a panel, “Connected Retail: Running the Store with IoT,” during the MIT Media Lab Connected Things 2017 Enterprise Forum in Cambridge, Mass.
Video surveillance is an essential component when it comes to casino management. Fortunately, today there are innovative video platforms and evolving software solutions that address the unique risks and threats that casinos face. But, new technology also does much more than just provide safety and protection for people, customer and assets; it can be used as a cutting-edge marketing tool that can result in increased profits and better business management.
At the Innovation Studio for the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Director Jeffrey Inscho and Creative Technologist Caroline Record are tasked with making the experience of the museums welcoming to the public, focusing on the technology, building Web and mobile applications, spearheading physical interactions and engaging the public.
Educational facilities are unique in the security market. While the goal of keeping students, teachers and staff safe is paramount, dwindling budgets, aging infrastructure and increasing threats can be a challenge for school officials.
Being in business means being in competition and in 2017 that will be truer than ever. Here are 5 things we here at Oncam feel that you need to keep in mind for 2017 to stay ahead of the curve...
When we contemplate where our food is made, cleanliness and hygiene are typically at the top of the list of necessities. And when it comes to production facilities, strict regulations and sanitation requirements are in place to ensure that the highest levels of food safety are met. But how can this be achieved while also implementing robust security and video surveillance solutions?
Take a moment to envision a typical day in a park. There is a vast open grassy area with people throwing frisbees for pets, reading books and having picnics. Nearby, children are playing on jungle gyms and joggers are weaving through trails. To most people this is a serene and relaxing setting, but to security officials, these open spaces pose a problematic surveillance situation that has potential to quickly turn into a stressful disaster if threats were to arise.
For many, 2016 was a banner year for innovation and technology advancements, mergers and acquisitions, and strengthening partnerships across the channel. For Oncam in particular, 2016 brought many successes, technology developments and some great memories.
As the holiday season ramps up in the coming weeks, loss prevention managers need measures that extend far beyond the retail floor. They must deal with losses stemming from organized retail crime, employee theft and shoplifting, and as a result, more and more security solutions are incorporated into back storerooms, loading docks and employee areas. Retail supply chains are also being monitored more closely this holidays season, as online orders are dispatched from retailer warehouses to people’s homes.
Security and safety are important issues to every one of us, but never is this more important than when it comes to our money and finances. The banking and finance industry faces unique challenges when it comes to surveillance. Security issues such as theft and fraud are real threats that affect customers, employees and the public in general, and financial institutions often must meet strict regulations when implementing security protocols. Having a plan of action is not an option, but a necessity for banks and financial establishments.
At the end of June this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented significant changes to the regulations and rules of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or more commonly referred to as “drones.” This regulatory review was of particular interest to Oncam as they explore the opportunity to provide 360-degree cameras to drone manufacturers for additional security measures during large events.
Security enhancements are necessary when it comes to business operations. Every market sector can benefit from assessing their current technologies, and exploring what options are out there. Retail, casinos, transportation, education, city infrastructures – these are just a few industries that are realizing the need for updated security practices. For a business to truly succeed in today’s changing atmosphere they must look to Oncam’s evolving technology in analytics and business intelligence to remain one step ahead.
Oncam’s Regional President, Americas, Jumbi Edulbehram will participate in a panel discussion as part the ASIS Integrator Series, titled, “Full Circle: The Power of 360-degree Surveillance,” at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Integrator Series Theater. Understand the unique value of 360-degree video and learn how this technology is revolutionizing video surveillance and business operations.
It is no secret that the occurrence of violence in schools is a very real threat. With the extensive media coverage of horrific incidents in K-12 schools as well as college campuses, they no longer feel like safe havens for education. Schools have adapted their policies and their security measures to combat these threats and proactively reduce the risk of incidents. One such solution is the installation of advanced video surveillance such as Oncam’s 360-degree cameras.
This is an exciting time in the surveillance industry. The growth and advancements available in technology offer security opportunities that historically have not been possible. Whereas businesses and companies once had to rely on traditional cameras to capture sometimes primitive and unreliable images, they now have the option to acquire a more detailed and broader 360-degree view.
The need for advanced video surveillance, and the advancements in technology within this arena have been steadily increasing over the last several years. Having a broader and all-encompassing view allows companies of varying sizes, from a variety of vertical markets, to develop overall situational awareness that aids officials in recognizing and addressing threats to safety and security at a moment’s notice. This awareness is crucial when it comes to protecting not only visitors and customers, but also valuable assets. As the Internet of Things (IOT) presents a platform for connectivity and data exchange, it also introduces both security risks and solutions.
Busy Monday for all no doubt reaching out to new and existing contacts made during IFSEC last week. For the 3rd year running the ever growing Oncam team made the Aloft Excel hotel our home for meetings during the week. As has almost become the clichéd comment for all after taking part in the show "we had a great IFSEC". We genuinely did this year maybe for a slightly different reason to the rest as Oncam are at a slightly different stage of our growth to others. Whilst the Video world appears to be going back to "end to end" whilst still doing some "best of breed" Oncam more than ever have a deeper understanding of what makes a great partnership.
The hospitality sector is being disrupted in a number of ways for all players – from start-ups to boutique hotels. Innovation is also coming from established companies who are preparing for and reacting to disruption. And as with all industries, technology is at the centre of big changes.
The use of video surveillance and data analytics to measure business activity and performance is growing across most industries. From judging the potential of a new sports signing or analysing the customer path around a retail store or notifying security about a potential risk, video analysis plays a key role in businesses around the world. With all of these advantages in mind, business intelligence and data analytics are infiltrating the education sector with organisations applying these practices to classrooms and ensuring that each pupil is getting the best education they can.
Statistical data show that in the past five years, there has been an 11.4 percent increase in passenger movements for cruise lines in the Mediterranean region. This is indicative of a consistent trend of endurance and stability in the Global Cruise Market despite the changing economy. While security on the ships has always been a major concern for cruise lines, it has never been more important to have an innovative and all-encompassing surveillance system in place to record evidence of possible crimes or unsafe behaviors.
Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion (US) bytes of data. Ninety per cent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone, according to IBM. As we create more data than ever before, business intelligence is increasingly integral to success across the majority of industries.The world we live in is changing rapidly. Connected devices are becoming progressively intelligent, able to both digitise language and even understand it. The impact of this change is and will continue to be transformational. By 2020, the boundaries between how we observe and interact with the physical and virtual world will fade. The connected network of sensors and recording capabilities, such as video, coupled with the intelligence to interpret and understand the physical world, is providing metrics to optimise business performance and operations that bring the physical and the digital together at last.
Last week’s ISC West 2016 Conference and Expo in sunny Las Vegas was hugely successful – not only for the security industry as a whole, but for the Oncam team, as well. According to SSI Magazine, ISC West organizers have named this year’s show the largest ever, with nearly 30,000 security industry professionals and other stakeholders flocking to the exhibition floor over the three-day event.
Here at Oncam we are different and we’re okay with that. Different is what made us the pioneer of 360-degree video technology, and here we are, 10 years later, a global technology company delivering effective and intelligent video and video-based analytic and business intelligence solutions to our global customers.
2016 is going to be a transformative year. The public are getting a feel for what technology can bring from the digital to the real world. Google’s self-driving cars and Amazon’s delivery drones are making headlines and demonstrating a new version of the future. Society is embracing the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and moving towards the dream of smart cities, propelled forward by greater connectivity, more automation, and algorithmic intelligence.
We have a unique invitation for you. Beginning this year, we are embarking on a countrywide, educational journey that is exclusively dedicated to the ongoing discussion on the evolution, improvement and future of physical security in the K-12 and higher education markets. As a company, we feel that education campuses are the most important places to keep safe, as these campuses are where our youth grow intellectually. With these precious, often open environments experiencing more and more threats of violence, we are long overdue on a serious discussion and course of action to find secure solutions. For this reason, we are sponsoring this unique campaign to provide a platform for this dialogue about solutions for securing our nation’s educational campuses.
According to the latest Global Retail Theft Barometer, an annual industry study, missing goods from shoplifting and other causes cost U.S. retailers approximately $42 billion per year. Consumers are the ones who end up paying the price for the theft — roughly $403 annually per U.S. household, according to the same study.
Ever since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon in 2013, cities around the globe have started taking extra precautions to heighten all security measures surrounding annual events that draw large spectator crowds. In effect, the Boston Marathon was a turning point for the way police departments leverage surveillance and monitor entire cities.
When it comes to loss prevention, smash and grabs are some of the most violent, destructive and costly types of robberies that retailers face. Shops such as jewellery stores or high-end retailers are particularly vulnerable to smash and grabs because of the reliance on window displays to attract customers and sell high-value products. Some have taken measures such as bullet-proof glass, extra surveillance cameras, multiple alarms and security guards, but these are proving less of a match for the escalating violence of smash and grab attempts.
The Oncam team introduced its latest offering: the Evolution 12 (Evo-12) camera line, during the 2015 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif. Built with the company’s patented 360-degree technology, the Evolution 12 camera line has no moving parts, and is designed for quick and easy installations. The technology delivers constant 360-degree situational awareness with full live and retrospective dewarping. The cameras have state-of-the-art 12-megapixel 4K Exmor R image sensors that deliver an impressive 9.6-megapixel high-resolution 360-degree image, even in low-light conditions.
The UN found that in 2014, 54 percent of the world’s population resided in urban areas, and that population growth is projected to add about 2.5 billion more people to the planet by the year 2050. Public forms of transportation are lifelines for billions of people across the globe already, and growing in dependence each day through rapid urbanization and globalization. How can surveillance technology keep pace with the increased travel that is set to take place in the near future?
With so much change in the air, it sometimes makes it difficult to look back and see just how far you’ve come. Within the last couple of months, Oncam has appointed a new Vice President of Product Management, expanded its Americas headquarters as part of a corporate strategy to strengthen its presence in key markets across the globe and launched a winning marketing campaign. That being said, who wouldn’t be excited about all of the great things on the horizon?
In the past few weeks, we’ve explored the ways in which IP surveillance is changing the face of security. First, we discussed cameras as a system, the influx of built-in analytics and 3-dimensional cameras . Then, we talked about day/night capabilities, changes in resolution, frame rates, omnidirectional and light-field cameras. In the third and final installment of our series, we delve into developments in storage, transmission and data security.
For the second part of our series on the future of IP video surveillance, we look at the advanced features and capabilities of surveillance cameras that are increasing the quality of viewable footage and bringing it into the 21st century. These features include higher resolution, increasing frame rates, light sensitivity and day/night capability, omnidirectional cameras and light-field cameras.
In today's security climate, it is easy to get caught up with the surveillance technology du jour as a way to protect our most valuable assets and critical industries. Between decreasing bandwidth consumption, higher frame rates, higher-resolution cameras and increasingly powerful video analytics capabilities, these technologies can run the gamut of integrated features and price range. However, the rate of technological innovation far outpaces frame rates, leaving us wondering in which direction our next moves lie. In this three-part blog series, we're here to ask a simple, yet important, question: "What's next on the horizon for IP video surveillance technology?"
360-degree fisheye cameras are a popular topic in the security industry today, and the technology seems to be cropping up in nearly every vertical. In fact, 360-degree cameras represent one of the strongest areas of growth in surveillance technology, with global unit shipments forecast to increase by more than 60 percent year-on-year, according to recent research from IHS.
Last month, I had the privilege of representing Oncam for the first time at the ONVIF Face-to-Face meetings hosted by Videotec in Verona, Italy. Founded in 2008 by Axis, Bosch and Sony, ONVIF is an open industry forum to promote and develop global standards for interfaces of IP-based physical security products. Face-to-Face meetings are held for all technical committees and working groups four times a year, rotating between the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Filled to the brim with attendees, exhibitors and educational seminars at every turn, IFSEC International 2015 provided Oncam with a chance to visit with stakeholders, preview new technology and review the latest trends that the global security market has to offer. More than 30,000 people attended the three-day show, where the megapixel race took center stage as manufacturers from around the globe showcased their version of the 4K camera, omnidirectional camera offerings and ever-higher resolutions.
Casinos are a great place for distraction - bright lights, loud gaming machines, people cheering over a lucky game of craps - but security officials in these casinos can't afford distractions during surveillance of these activities. Securing these facilities, which can be thousands of square feet in size, requires a wealth of personnel, alarm systems, access control solutions and video surveillance - all of which come together to form a solution that helps officials pinpoint problems, address incidents quickly and speed up investigations.
Oncam is delighted to introduce an exciting new brand campaign, featuring an interactive detective game that introduces users first-hand to our robust 360-degree technology suite. We need your help, and there's not a moment to lose!
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Retail is one of the fastest-growing markets for 360-degree cameras, with many businesses eager to enjoy the benefits offered by wide field-of-view video surveillance. But for today’s retailers, surveillance isn’t just about loss prevention. Retail security is evolving in significant ways, and the role of the LP department has changed significantly.
Welcome to the new Oncam blog! Our team is excited to launch this new platform for engaging with our customers, technology partners and the industry as a whole. In our regular blog posts, we'll hear from industry experts, examine market trends and events, and keep readers up-to-date on the latest at Oncam.
The ultimate goal of end users in any market - from transportation and retail, to critical infrastructure and education - is to enhance situational awareness. With a fuller, more comprehensive understanding of their facility's security status at any given time, operators are empowered to more effectively deter, detect, respond to and investigate incidents and emergency situations.
"Oncam has a technology that uses 3D dewarping. It can view images in 360-degrees in real-life proportions just as the human eye sees it. It’s the only technology in world that can do this."
Nakrop Niamnamtham, Managing Director