White Papers & Case Studies

  1. Biometrics 101

    Biometrics is the science and supporting technology of measuring and analyzing biological data. In information technology, biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyze human body characteristics (such as DNA, fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns, facial patterns, and hand measurements), primarily for authentication purposes.

  2. Storage Capacity Myths In Video Surveillance

    Servers and storage infrastructure can represent more than 1/3 the cost of a typical physical security deployment, a fact that is often overlooked. Beyond the expense, this is of particular concern because if the underlying infrastructure is not properly designed and deployed, the effectiveness of the cameras and VMS (video management system) are significantly reduced, and the entire surveillance system may prove ineffective.

  3. Watertown, MA Police Department Installs Genetec’s Security Center In New Public Safety Building
    The city of Watertown, Massachusetts, lies less than ten miles west of Boston. Though only 4.2 square miles, the town is home to a population just shy of 32,000. Watertown PD now employs around 90 people, nearly 70 of whom are police officers. The department is housed in a brand new, 34,500 square foot, three-floor public safety building. By Genetec
  4. Pivot3 High-Definition Storage Helps The City Of Long Beach Grow Its Video Surveillance As Valuable Police Tool
    Since 1961, the City of Long Beach, California, has been undergoing a major revitalization campaign. The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency is leading the effort to transform the historic urban area located some twenty miles south of Los Angeles.
  5. Orlando's Convention Center Upgrades To Arecont Vision Megapixel Video
    The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), located in the heart of the Orlando, Florida tourism district, is the nation’s second largest convention facility and a world-class destination. OCCC sought to increase the effectiveness of their surveillance operations by replacing its analog cameras and video encoders with superior performance IP cameras. By Arecont Vision
  6. Best Practices For Securing Outdoor Areas With Video Analytics
    Video analytics promises to boost security efforts by automatically alerting personnel to take action when a security event occurs.
  7. Searchable Surveillance For Government Organizations
    From borders to the high-security areas of federal, state and local government offices, physical security has never been more important in the U.S. The September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon gave birth to a new awareness of the country’s vulnerability and the need to proactively secure its citizens, government, and resources. By 3VR Security, Inc.
  8. Thermal Network Cameras: Performance Considerations For Intelligent Video
    Thermal cameras have many advantages, such as allowing users to detect people, objects, and incidents in complete darkness and difficult conditions such as smoke, haze, dust, and light fog. Eliminating the need for flood lights, they reduce light pollution. By Axis Communications
  9. Brigham Young University Enlists Genetec's AutoVu To Assist With Parking Management
    For Brigham Young University, parking management initiatives are a security feature, helping to keep campus inhabitants safe. Finding ways to manage such a large volume of vehicles while still providing user-friendly parking facilities is a significant challenge for BYU’s parking enforcement team. By Genetec
  10. City Of Calgary’s Light Rail Transit System Employs Genetec’s Omnicast Video Surveillance Platform
    In 1981, the city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada opened the first leg of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line for the city's visitors and residents. Today, when searching for a suitable replacement for the CTrain's video surveillance system, several qualities were paramount.