The Homeland Security Tech Brief, from Mistral Solutions,
discusses technology trends, new products, best practices, and case
studies in the field of Homeland Security. The objective is to stimulate
discussion on recent developments in the Homeland Security industry,
and gain fresh insights into the application of this
Backhaul options in India, for transmission of surveillance feeds
Access to surveillance data, outside the surveillance
network, is an integral element of the security architecture of all
Homeland Security implementations. The importance of widespread
authorized access lies in the crucial role it plays in meeting the vital
information needs of public safety officials (police officers, medical
teams, dispatchers, etc.) during homeland security emergencies.
This article will provide a brief
background on the current, popular, encryption standard, and types of
encryption devices available in the market.
Surveillance-Sensor Delivery Platforms
In a Tech. Brief post in August 2010 – Niche Sensors and
Their Applications – we discussed several types of niche surveillance
sensors. It is not just important to have a range of surveillance
sensors, to cover different types of surveillance requirements and
surveillance situations; it is just as important to mate these sensors
to delivery platforms that allow a user to extract the biggest quantum
of useful surveillance information.
This post addresses the subject of surveillance sensor delivery platforms.
Redundancy in a Homeland Security Set-up
In a Tech. Brief post in February this year – Building
Robust Wireless IP Surveillance Networks – we discussed ways to build a
robust wireless IP surveillance network; one that would be resilient in
the face of network failure, base station failure, and recorder failure.
This post looks at ways a user can go about building redundancy in Homeland Security implementations.
How storage virtualization bridges gap between budget and needs
A recent report by IMS Research found the
video surveillance storage market is roughly $1.2 billion. This market
is growing at more than 60 percent annually based on the facts that more
cameras are being installed, higher resolution cameras are in demand
and longer retention times are required
In this guest column, Pivot3's Lee
Caswell discusses the concept of storage virtualization as compared to
other storage models for video data. More...