Issue 64: January / February 2012
Biometrics technology has a myriad of uses not all of them necessarily suited to the security needs of your business. But as Eric McDonogh explains if you do need to provide a case for investment here’s what you need to know.
HD and megapixel resolution security cameras have been ‘flavour of the month’ in the video surveillance industry over the last few years. In fact, IMS Research forecasts that by 2015, more than 70% of all network camera shipments will be megapixel resolution. Furthermore, there is a general consensus amongst the industry that HD resolution is ‘enough’ resolution for most security applications. So, will manufacturers continue the trend to push higher numbers of megapixel/gigapixels in 2012? Whilst some manufacturers are unlikely to desist from releasing higher megapixel cameras IMS Research believes that for the vast majority of manufacturers, there will be a renewed focus on image quality in 2012.
Sabbahuddin Khan, regional manager at Allied Telesis, outlines the benefits of PoE for small to medium-sized business and argues that PoE is about much more than pushing power through LAN cables
SME spoke exclusively to Junaid Farid, business development manager at Streit Group, about the development of the company’s massive new facility at Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE – thought to be the world’s largest privately-owned vehicle armouring factory