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I love HD because it shatters facades

I love HD because it shatters facades

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Every once in a while I spend a few minutes of down time searching Google Images with random words. Then I crank up the resolution filter to see if I can find any interesting photos or infographics that are “70 MP or larger”. I love high resolution photos for many reasons, but I have to […]

A video surveillance system that can make decisions

Monday, September 21st, 2009

The AISight™ Cognitive Video Analytics™ software takes visual input from either a live camera or recorded video, learns what activities and behaviors are normal, and generates real-time alerts that notify appropriate security personnel of potentially threatening behaviors. Unlike rules-based video-analytics software, the intelligent AISight solution identifies threats and behaviors that were not previously defined or […]

Seattle suburb uses 24 hour surveillance cameras to monitor cars and people

Seattle suburb uses 24 hour surveillance cameras to monitor cars and people

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

City signs have a unique way of greeting people. In Issaquah, for instance, motorists are told they’re entering “a special place where people care.” For years, Bothell invited people to stay “for a day or a lifetime.” In Medina, a new sign bears this warning: “You Are Entering a 24 Hour Video Surveillance Area.” Cameras […]

An examination of California bill banning forced RFID implantation

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

This is very old news, but people keep asking me about it (CA SB362), so here goes: quote source: http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/139441?utm_source=newsletter California Senate Bill 362, which would prohibit any person from forcing any other person to undergo an implant in their body of a radio frequency identification (RFID) device, passed the Senate Floor on a 28-9 […]

ACTi IP camera snapshot URL

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Info for pulling still images from ACTi IP network cameras.

Camera phone finds use

Camera phone finds use

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

I just wanted to say, coming from a digital SLR user like myself, I never thought I would actually have a good use for and appreciate the quality of a camera-phone camera. For the most part, the digital cameras built into mobile phones have, for me, always been relegated to taking stupid snaps of people […]

Linksys WVC54GCA - A great little IP webcam

Linksys WVC54GCA – A great little IP webcam

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

For just over $100, you can go down to your local computer/consumer electronics store and pick up a nifty little Linksys IP webcam that does a fair job as an indoor security/monitoring solution. However, I ended up using one outside, mounted under the eve of my garage. The only problems I’ve seen with using the […]

ShopperTrak – RFID people tracking? I guess not.

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Well, thanks to my own lack of research on the subject, I was spouting off in complete ignorance with my last post. Shortly after publishing my off-base semi-rant, Brad Oldenburg the CTO of ShopperTrak left me a comment (see below). I guess ShopperTrak uses cameras to count people, not RFID to track tagged items going […]

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