In-depth

Virtualization and Hyperconverged Infrastructure

The physical security world is constantly evolving. The migration from analog to digital triggered significant changes in both the market and required skill set to support these newer technologies. As we usher in the new year, additional changes are on the horizon. While virtualization is not a new concept, hyperconverged infrastructure is becoming more and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]