VIAAS Blog

Practical Surveillance Solutions in the Wake of #NeverAgain

Posted by VIAAS on Jul 13, 2018 9:05:23 AM

The hashtag #NeverAgain has become the rallying cry in a movement to protect our schools, students and faculty from further threats. But how can we approach that fundamental goal and what can we do to protect our children in their schools? Part of the answer can be found in providing the right information in the case of a threat. And what can give this information? We believe that the right surveillance solution is critical in delivering this. Let's take a look at why surveillance solutions are so important and how technology already in use is perfect for protecting our school systems.

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Tags: Video Surveillance Systems, Video Surveillance in Schools, Benefits of Video Surveillance

5 Considerations When Choosing a Surveillance System

Posted by VIAAS on Jun 7, 2018 5:19:03 PM

Commercial surveillance should always be customized to meet the individual needs of the company. Choosing a surveillance system means knowing more about what you're looking for. There are a few questions that you need to ask yourself to be able to determine the kind of security and surveillance system that you will need.

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Tags: Benefits of Video Surveillance, Video Surveillance Systems

The Benefits of Video Surveillance in Retail, Schools, and the Workplace

Posted by VIAAS on May 7, 2018 9:41:05 AM

When you see a surveillance camera, what's the first thing you think about? For most people, it depends on where they are. In a retail business, it looks like an anti-theft measure. In a school, the kids view it as a way to track misbehavior. In an office, be it corporate or government, even if there isn't much in the way of illegal activity that employees can do, they assume the cameras are waiting to catch them doing something wrong.

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Tags: Benefits of Video Surveillance, Video Surveillance as a Service

Bandwidth Shaping: Patented Technology For Better VSaaS

Posted by VIAAS on Apr 30, 2018 10:06:19 AM

An Overview of Bandwidth Shaping

Understanding Bandwidth and the Internet

The term "bandwidth" is one which many consumers casually toss around without really understanding the technical aspect. Generally, consumers are aware that more bandwidth costs more as it relates to an ISP (internet service provider), but many have only a vague idea of exactly what it is they're paying for. So what does it mean when we talk about using more or less bandwidth on the internet?

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Tags: Video Surveillance as a Service, Bandwidth Shaping

3 Ways Video Surveillance Can Be Used To Tackle Bullying in Schools

Posted by Matt Connolly on Apr 20, 2018 9:17:55 AM

Bullying: The Epidemic Plaguing Our Schools

3.2 million students are affected by bullying each year and 160,000 students skip school every single day to avoid being bullied. These numbers are dumbfounding and show just how much a problem bullying is within schools. This bullying can cause a variety of mental and physical pain to the victims and can ultimately lead them to consider suicide. In fact, it is reported that suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people. One way that you can help to combat bullying in schools is by using video surveillance. This can bring the monitoring of students to a whole new level. Here are three ways video surveillance can be used to tackle bullying in schools:

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Tags: Benefits of Video Surveillance, Video Surveillance in Schools

VSaaS: Cloud Storage and Cutting Edge Video Surveillance in the 21st Century

Posted by Matt Connolly on Apr 16, 2018 10:58:55 AM

VSaaS: Video Surveillance as a Service Replaces Antiquated Security Hardware

Enterprises and organizations have been quick to optimize the many benefits of cloud computing to secure sensitive digital data, and now many are turning to the cloud to enhance onsite security as well. In the wake of the workplace shooting at YouTube headquarters and a host of tragic active shooter and terrorist attacks around the globe, the need for optimized surveillance and protection has never been greater. VSaaS is the seamless cloud solution to comprehensive surveillance for all sites, users, and cameras within your organization.

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Tags: Video Surveillance as a Service, VSaaS vs. DVR and NVR

Cirrus, Cumulus, Azure, AWS...

Posted by Matt Connolly on Feb 23, 2018 10:20:45 AM

Cloud

1. a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground.*

Seems like it wasn't that long ago "Cloud" was a weather condition.  I remember my dad describing the various types of clouds and what we could expect when we saw them.  Those conversations guided my cloud thoughts well into my adult life.  But then, along came Cloud Computing.  

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Tags: Insider

Super Surveillance Bowl

Posted by Matt Connolly on Feb 1, 2018 11:07:55 AM

As we approach another Super Bowl weekend and potentially historic game if you are a Tom Brady fan, the subject of security inevitably comes up.  The Super Bowl provides an incredible challenge to the hosting city, Minneapolis Minnesota in this case.  Tens of thousands of fans have descended on a city that's enjoying the hottest party in the country in the midst of a deep freeze.  The logistics required to support the Super Bowl are mind numbing and the arctic temps will make it even more so.  High temp on game day?  6 degrees...  Justin Timberlake will be grateful for a covered stadium I'm guessing!

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Tags: Insider

Are Surveillance Cameras a Good Idea?

Posted by Matt Connolly on Jan 23, 2018 10:41:32 AM

Surveillance in public spaces and the workplace is more common than ever before.  Changes in culture and technology are driving the trend.  Surveillance has traditionally been viewed as unnecessarily intrusive, even spying.  The "big brother" mentality is giving way to a culture of surveillance tolerance.  I wouldn't say most people embrace surveillance but certainly, there has been a move toward acceptance.  The change is being driven in part by growing numbers of criminal incidents and terrorist acts caught on camera.  Surveillance video evidence disseminated through the media and across the Internet is both useful and fascinating.  Whether it's a package thief, gunman, disgruntled employee, vehicle incident or an act of vandalism, the value of surveillance in identifying perpetrators, solving crimes and delivering indisputable evidence is clear.  

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