In-depth

30Nov 2018
security integrator costs

As with running any business, the cost to run a security company can be expensive. Payroll, fleet costs, tools, and equipment, along with rent and business technology, quickly add up and if not budgeted and monitored properly can affect the bottom line. Integrators also have to keep close tabs on the overall costs associated with […]

01Nov 2018
Architecture

Determining which type of architecture to deploy for an IP-based video surveillance system cannot be based upon a one-size fits all approach. It’s important to first understand your customer’s current network limitations and unique video data distribution needs. This approach is contrary to what many manufacturers indicate today, many of which exclusively promote their architecture […]

29Aug 2018

As Cannabis legalization spreads across the country, grower and dispensary operations have become an attractive investment opportunity. In the United States alone, the Cannabis sales are predicted to reach 11 billion in 2018 and up to 22 billion by the year 2022[1]. California is a state that has recently legalized Cannabis and requires strict compliance […]

02Mar 2018
BCDVideo Meltdown Spectre Response

In early January 2018, two major computer processor vulnerabilities were exposed. Dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, nearly every processor built in the last 20 years was left without basic security for its kernel memory – the protected core of an operating system. Due to the way processors handle speculative execution – how modern processors achieve accelerated […]

18Oct 2017
Drones for Video Surveillance

Drones appear to be a logical next step for video surveillance, however, their adoption in the industry has been slow. BCDVideo Vice President, Tom Larson, discusses the viability of robotics and drones for video surveillance and the challenges they need to overcome to see widespread acceptance. Robotics and Drones in Video Surveillance Today, we don’t […]

05Oct 2017
The State of Biometrics and Analytics

New technologies have given integrators more options than ever before. Access control featuring biometrics and analytics are creating smarter cities. BCDVideo Vice President Tom Larson discusses the role biometrics and analytics play in video surveillance. Biometrics in the Security Market We’ve seen biometrics for the past 8-10 years, whether we’re talking about hand geometry readers […]

21Sep 2017
Challenges in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has been put in the spotlight as hacking techniques become more and more sophisticated and successful. BCDVideo Vice President, Tom Larson, discusses the unique challenges in cybersecurity integrators have when securing video systems and the importance of creating an open cybersecurity standard across all manufacturers. Tom Larson, Vice President Biggest Cybersecurity Challenges for Video […]

06Sep 2017
cloud storage

Cloud Storage has broken into the video surveillance market, but how viable is it for large projects? BCDVideo Vice President Tom Larson talks about the impact the cloud has had on the surveillance industry and how quickly it’s adapting to accommodate larger installations. Tom Larson, BCDVideo Vice President Is Cloud Storage a Standard? Cloud storage […]

23Aug 2017
Mobile Security

Tom Larson, BCDVideo Vice President   Body cameras and in-vehicle installations are quickly becoming the new norm in video surveillance. BCDVideo Vice President, Tom Larson, discusses how mobile security is used today and what challenges are still ahead. The interview is broken into smaller segments below. Watch the whole interview or skip ahead to the […]

08Aug 2017
How to Determine Network Security

Networking is the backbone to any IP video project. Insufficient bandwidth, unsecured devices, and slow legacy protocols can render even the best cameras and servers inoperable. BCDVideo Networking Engineer Michael Wagner discusses networking’s importance and best practices for securing your entire network. The interview is broken into smaller segments below. Watch the whole interview or […]