Silo’d security teams responding to physical and IT security events can now be a thing of the past with recent advancements in security technology making integration a possibility. Cisco On Security recently posted a blog discussing how integrating physical and cyber security platforms can improve the efficiency of an organization’s security operations and we at 3VR couldn’t agree more.
3VR shares Cisco’s vision of an integrated cyber security and physical security platform that can provide video intelligence. 3VR offers an open platform with software developer kits (SDKs) and APIs that make building the bridge between cyber and physical security easy and cost effective - a critical aspect to achieving this vision.
Here’s the 4-1-1:
1. 3VR’s system supports both IP and analog cameras in order to reduce barriers to integration.
Recently, the Oakland police began testing body mounted video cameras to record interactions between the police and the public. In the past, legal issues have arisen involving civilian recording events without permission from the police themselves, which is illegal in some states and hotly debated in others. Although legally debatable, having video evidence available of police and civilian interaction can be very valuable for trials and investigations.
This week, journalism professor and self-proclaimed “Buzz-machine,” Jeff Jarvis, released his book, "Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live.” While many in America are fighting for their rights to privacy, Jarvis takes a rather controversial angle and argues for "publicness" as a way to make the most of modern technologies (Wall Street Journal, 2011).
What would you do if the driver of the bus your five year old child took to school every day had a bad reputation for texting while driving? New technologies and the widespread use of the internet and cell phones, all create new opportunities for employees to become distracted while on the job (Lim, 2002).
Ask any organization to rank its nightmare scenarios and a cyber attack is probably going to float to the top, particularly if that organization handles mission critical tasks such as nuclear power generation or chemical water treatment.
In the next five years, ninety-percent of passports worldwide will contain integrated circuit (IC) chips that hold their carrier’s biometric data (IMS Research, 2011). Canada recently announced that their ePassports will be ready by 2012, making them the last G8 country to include digital security measures on their documents.
In movies, television and books we get to envision the future of technology without limitation. What’s incredible is that many sci-fi dream devices have actually come into being. Remember the Star Trek communicator? It gave Captain Kirk the ability to communicate wherever he had service. It even had a flip antenna. Sound familiar? Now technology has boldly gone even farther than where Star Trek creators went before and we are seeing amazing advancements in all realms of technology.
3VR is a video technology and data company that solves the challenges associated with video searchability, allowing customers to rapidly gather real-time intelligence from the unstructured video data that is produced by a single camera or a global network of cameras. 3VR uses analytics as the cornerstone of video search, and it enables both security and business intelligence applications from a single video management system (VMS). 3VR is the standard for hundreds of global customers in Financial Services, Retail, Government, Infrastructure and Hospitality. Learn more.