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    Back to Body Cameras – Field of View

    The next few posts will address individual specifications of a Body Worn Camera (BWC). The case for “the ideal BWC” is poor on a good day. The statement needs to be “The best BWC for this application”. The intent is to discuss trade-offs and differences in specifications …. and how this might affect you. Field […]

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    Why Privacy Matters …. Now

    The case against mass surveillance has often come down to “Someone might be doing something that they don’t want recorded”. Fair enough. Everyone has things that they do not want made public. The focus seemed, however to be on “state surveillance” by police. Having been “that guy” involved closely in police surveillance for over two […]

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    Is that OSINT or OSINF ??

    We are hearing the OSINT buzzword daily. Open Source Intelligence has huge potential given the firehose of big data.  Some simple free tools and some excellent (albeit very expensive) tools will offer an amazing collection plan.  This is the “WHAT” of Intelligence Led Security. Lets coin it “Open Source Information” or OSINF. Now what do […]

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    Recipe …. meet DISASTER !

    First Do No Harm … A popular, if somewhat misquoted part of the Hippocratic Oath that our Physicians take needs to be heeded by security professionals. Engadget and several other sites are reporting a security incident where thousands of video security cameras were compromised and the computing power was redirected to assist with large scale […]

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    ISC West 2016 Video Analytics ….. soon

    There were several themes at the International Security Show in Las Vegas this year, not the least was Video Analytics. Many pitches for analytics at the edge, analytics at the recorder, analytics in the cloud. First things first. What are Analytics.  Turns out it should be more accurately described as Human Detection, Vehicle Detection, some […]

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    Buildex 2016 – Security for the Building Life-cycle

    So we were lucky enough to be selected to speak at Buildex in Vancouver on Feb.25th. Awesome to liaise with Architects and Builders who have a passion for beautiful, functional and secure structures. We were able to agree on some issues: 1. The design/build phase is much shorter than the occupy stage. 2. Security is […]

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    Body Worn Camera …. You can’t handle the truth ;)

    So the LAPD is all in on body worn videos and they need to be applauded for their intentions.  They are doing what they can to re-establish (or establish in some people’s minds) public accountability. In addition, there will be valuable evidence to support criminal investigations.  A tool to help to get to the truth. […]

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  • Keep em In / Let em Out … the challenge of care facility security

    What can be harder than keeping criminals away from a ton of gold? Maybe trying to keep criminals inside a maximum security prison? Might we suggest securing a health care facility…. The thing is with the gold or prisoners there is a very clear mandate and a very measurable outcome. In the unfortunate event of […]

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  • Security Training ….Like Learning to Drive

    Flashback to the day that you received your driver’s license. Was there ever a day where you felt more empowered and free? Think to the months preceding this event. The driver’s training, studying, learner’s exam, practice, maybe practicing on other vehicles. Now think about after the test. Very detailed rules to follow and friends (read […]

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    So what time IS it?

    Anyone who routinely loses sleep over even a second of lost video will have listened with interest to all the popular media coverage of the “leap second”. The International System of Units (SI) second is generated from atomic clocks. Man’s natural understanding of time is that the sun is at its highest point in the […]

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