One of the popular refrains in the world of entertainment today seems to be, “what once was old is new again,” & Jeff Whitney from AV Costar & other industry insiders discuss what to expect in the coming year
Consolidation persisted in the physical security industry in 2018, and big companies such as Motorola, Canon and UTC continued to make moves. Also among the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) news in 2018 was a high-profile bankruptcy (that ended well), continuing consolidation in the integrator market, and the creation of a new entity called “LenelS2.”
A reporter in India, speaking in Hindi, reports on a new Smart Fence installation for border security. Arecont Vision Costar cameras have been deployed for the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) in Jammu, India. A Station Police Officer is shown in the video, demonstrating Arecont Vision Costar cameras to the press.
To say that 2018 has been an eventful year for Arecont Vision would be an understatement. Over a four-month stretch earlier this year, the company – an industry pioneer in the development of high-resolution megapixel cameras, expanded its product lineup to include video recorders, video management software and cloud-based web management services with the launch of its Contera solutions, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a restructuring effort and was later acquired by Costar Technologies.
GLENDALE, Calif. — Arecont Vision Costar, a leading provider of IP-based megapixel cameras and video surveillance solutions, today announced its key product portfolio, business plans and executive leadership team following the initial launch of the business in July.
Arecont Vision Costar, a provider of IP-based megapixel cameras and video surveillance solutions, announced its key product portfolio, business plans and executive leadership team following the initial launch of the business in July 2018.
One innovation that has come to the fore in recent times in the field of video surveillance is the panoramic camera. With the ability to provide a real-time all-round or ultra-wide angle view of a protected area, these cameras can enhance the overall level of protection delivered by a security solution. With most major manufacturers now offering such devices, it is strange that some installers and integrators have not embraced what is on offer. Benchmark considers the role of panoramic cameras to assess what they deliver.