6 Things the Health Care Industry Is Doing to Improve Communications

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The health care industry has some of the most complex communications needs imaginable: in addition to the safety, security and privacy of patients and staff, the industry has mountains of patient data to handle and technology trends to track. 

There is no shortage of innovation in health care when it comes to communications, and things are getting more high-tech all the time for patients, health care professionals and staff.

Here’s a look at 6 things the health care industry is doing to improve communications.

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Tags: Wireless Communication, MOTOTRBO, Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios, Video Surveillance

5 Biggest Mistakes in Video Surveillance Installation

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray

Monday, October 10, 2016

Cameras are an excellent way to take your security to the next level, and as you’re thinking through your options, here’s one key fact to keep in mind: If your video surveillance installation isn’t done right, it doesn’t matter how much money you spend on anything else.

As tempting as it may be to save on labor costs, in order to make the most out of the investment you’re making in your safety and security, you need to get help with video camera installation from a professional.

Take our word on this one.

To give you a sense for why calling in a professional is so important, here are the five biggest mistakes in video surveillance installation.

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Tags: Video Surveillance

360 Degree Video Camera Not Just for Surveillance Anymore

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

As a surveillance tool, the 360 degree video camera is hard to beat for its sweeping coverage of nearly every angle of a wide area, and now the technology is poised to take other spheres by storm, from consumer electronics to social media.

Axis network cameras are some of the most impressive on the surveillance camera market, offering 360 degree views when mounted on a ceiling and panoramic coverage when placed on a wall. The Axis cameras will connect to any IP network, including the internet, and allow for remote, real-time viewing and recording from anywhere. For enhanced surveillance, those features and others – including motion and audio detection – make Axis the gold standard for everything from retail settings to schools.
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Tags: Video Surveillance

Commercial Alarm Systems: What to Look For

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Commercial alarm systems don’t just protect the safety and security of your staff and property, they’re an important investment in your peace of mind. The right alarm system can make all the difference when it comes to preventing, handling and reporting incidents.

When you’re choosing the right system for your business or property, keep in mind what level of sophistication and convenience you need. As you’re conducting your search for a commercial alarm system, here are some features to look for:

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Tags: Technology, MOTOTRBO, Safety Solutions, Video Surveillance

Video Surveillance Solutions for Education and Health Care

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray

Monday, June 6, 2016

We all know that video surveillance solutions are among the most effective security strategies for education and health care, but as systems age, it can be a challenge to cost effectively upgrade and prepare for the future, especially if you need to keep legacy systems up and running.

As security needs and technology change, many educational and health care institutions are finding it necessary to either replace their fleets of aging cameras or upgrade their functionality. Many are choosing Axis network products because their capabilities, flexibility and reliability match the needs of the  education and  health care sectors. Here are some of the useful features offered with Axis products:
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Tags: Technology, Education, Healthcare, Video Surveillance

Improve Public Safety with Wireless Cameras

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Making your community a safer place is often the top priority for those in public safety. You feel a sense of personal and professional responsibility for those that live in your city, and you take your job of protecting and serving them very seriously.

And although every year seems to bring with it a new type of threat, time has also given us incredible technologies that can be used to improve public safety. One of those technologies is wireless cameras.

Wireless cameras essentially allow a person who is walking alone at night in a dangerous area, to not be truly alone. These cameras can be viewed remotely and police officers or other public safety officials can keep “an eye in the sky” for any potential threats, therefore making them more proactive. If you are looking to improve public safety and have your city remain vigilant, here is quick overview of wireless camera technology.

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Tags: Public Safety Communications, Video Surveillance

The Benefits of Commercial Video Surveillance

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray

Thursday, August 6, 2015

When the general public thinks of video surveillance, they may develop a sense of discomfort knowing that someone, somewhere could be watching them. For those responsible for safety and security across different types of locations, the concept of this technology can actually be very beneficial. Video surveillance can help monitor activity of practically anything and applied to any industry.

Public Safety

Public Safety and first responders have been using video surveillance for years. The integration of dashboard cameras and the gradual incorporation of body cameras on officers can provide additional information when investigating crimes and other activities. Having a recording of events as they occur can minimize speculation, making it easier for others to understand the details of the interaction under review.

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Tags: Video Surveillance

How In-Car Video Is Impacting Police Departments

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The folks over at PoliceOne have created this helpful Infographic to show how video is effecting how police officers do their jobs.

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Tags: Public Safety Communications, Video Surveillance

Change is Inevitable…Even for Public Safety

Posted by Kendra Newlon

Monday, March 3, 2014

The advancement of technology comes with major overhauls in terms of how we communicate and learn, what keeps us safe, and how things are made. One of the biggest technological advances within the past decade is something we all probably see on a daily basis on our commute: Public Safety vehicles.

We’ve transitioned from a single light on the hood of the car, to the multiple individual lights, to a light bar, and now LED lighting. Some of these advances you might not have ever encountered, such as communication equipment and computer technology equipped within the vehicle.

These technology changes not only required police officers to learn to operate new equipment, but have also posed a challenge for the installers of said equipment.

Mike Falls, installation coordinator here at Chicago Communications, has noted the difference in how equipment has to be installed in today’s public safety vehicles, as opposed to those from nearly a decade ago. What’s the biggest change? How the vehicle is put together, thus is changing how installers have to take it apart to install radio equipment, computer systems, and light fixtures in the car.

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Tags: Chicago Communications, Public Safety Communications, Safety Solutions, Video Surveillance

Safe & Sound: Video Surveillance

Posted by Jill McNamara

Monday, September 10, 2012

      Video surveillance is transforming the way first responders react to emergency situations and helping keep cities safe. There are systems today that offer reliable and interoperable solutions for ROIP/VOIP communications, vigilant surveillance and HD video applications that improve detection of potential threats. 

     One particular project that continues to capture the cutting edge technologies dedicated to advancing surveillance is the Bosch Safe & Sound Security and Audio Tour.

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Tags: Technology, Safety Solutions, Video Surveillance