The Emerging Cannabis Market is in Need of Security

According to state regulations, the farming and dispensary of cannabis requires a specific standard of video quality and surveillance security. With many states in the U.S. having passed the legalization of marijuana, there’s still plenty of regulatory practices and procedures to follow. Every farm or licensed cannabis grower must comply with state requirements for surveillance, remote access, camera positioning and the retrieval of footage. The industry may struggle to determine the technology necessary for cannabis markets in compliance with state laws. What type of security …

Crimes caught on surveillance

One of the first CCTV uses was in Hannover Germany, 1959 for traffic purposes. Since then, video surveillance technology and usage has expanded in scope. As such, the increase in crimes caught on tape has spiked. Crimes such as kidnapping, theft, burglaries and arsons have been caught on camera. Coupled with the prevalence of social media, it’s easier for law enforcement to identify and arrest suspects. As recently as January 2018, an Illinois man was caught kidnapping a child from their yard. A neighbour’s security …

Security in Public Spaces

When someone leaves their home nowadays, they can expect to be recorded on many security cameras along their route to work, the grocery store and everywhere in between. Video surveillance has been a prime solution for communities to increase public safety, deter crime and collect evidence. Many citizens feel safer when video surveillance is present, it’s viewed as a source of comfort, similar to insurance. According to the BBC, 6 crimes per day are solved through video surveillance. This statistic is difficult to ignore and …

Body camera technology is disrupting American law enforcement

Heightened cases of police misconduct in the U.S. have led more members of the public to consider the use of body cameras as a means of protection against police brutality. Body cameras disrupt law enforcement by making the officers more aware of their actions when engaging with civilians. One argument is that such technology can serve to decrease the numerous complaints against officials for proof of conduct recorded on film. Devices worn by police officers serve the purpose of reducing the use of force initiated …

The analog to digital migration has deeply affected the security industry

The shift from analog to digital solutions, including cloud storage, has arrived, but not without criticism and oftentimes apprehension. For many businesses such as casinos, analog has provided a trusted, reliable means of recording information for security and surveillance purposes. The introduction of modern technology has paved the way for more efficient, accurate and cost effective means of recording and retrieving secure data. Let’s examine how the security industry has been affected by this profound technological transition. What is Digital and Cloud Storage? Analog systems …

Cannabis: The Next Security Frontier

The California cannabis market is already big business, and expected to top $5B in 2019. The emerging cannabis industry has strict compliance regulations; an end-to-end security system is mandatory. DirectView has been selected to install all security equipment, infrastructure and maintain ongoing security services for Level 5 Custom Processing, Inc, a CBD processing center in California. With a two-storey facility, security is paramount as daily operations grow. We understand the cannabis market; IP surveillance cameras are an effective tool to meet strict regulatory guidelines and …