ANPR stands for Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Automatic number-plate recognition is a technology that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates to create vehicle location data. It can use existing closed-circuit television, road-rule enforcement cameras, or cameras specifically designed for the task. This type of systemContinue Reading

Strong leadership can lead to motivated and loyal employees. Here’s what that looks like. In my last piece, I discussed 10 signs of a poor security leader. I was glad to see that the piece resonated with people. The two main types of feedback I received were: These signs don’t merelyContinue Reading

As law enforcement and government surveillance technology continues to become more and more advanced, it has also become harder for everyday people to avoid. Law enforcement agencies all over the United States are using body-worn cameras, automated license plate readers, drones, and much more—all of which threat people’s right toContinue Reading

To be FIPS compliant, an organization must adhere to the various data security and computer system standards outlined in the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Computer Security Division, FIPS established a data security and computer system standard that organizations must adhere to per theContinue Reading

“Privid” could help officials gather secure public health data or enable transportation departments to monitor the density and flow of pedestrians, without learning personal information about people. Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL Surveillance cameras have an identity problem, fueled by an inherent tension between utility and privacy. As these powerful little devicesContinue Reading

About Security Cameras Not so long ago, only big corporate offices and places like parking garages and banks could afford security cameras. The Internet changed this, of course. Now, all you need is a camera that connects to the Internet, and you can protect your house against burglars, vandals, wildContinue Reading

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, one of the world’s largest suppliers of video surveillance cameras, plans to buy a second-hand lithography machine made by Dutch firm ASML Holding for its in-house chip manufacturing operation, according to a source familiar with the matter, marking a big move for the company toward tech self-sufficiency amidContinue Reading

Samsung and Omnivision Claim Smallest Camera Pixels 

Each has made CMOS camera chips with pixel pitches of just 0.56 micrometers Last month, two companies said they have reached the next stage in shrinking the pixels on CMOS camera chips. Both Santa Clara–based Omnivision and South Korea’s Samsung claimed pixels with a pitch of just 0.56 micrometers (measured from the center ofContinue Reading

The IMX715-AAQR1-C is a diagonal 6.4 mm (Type 1/2.8) CMOS active pixel type solid-state image sensor with a square pixel array and 8.46 M effective pixels. This chip operates with analog 2.9 V, digital 1.1 V, and interface 1.8V triple power supply, and has low power consumption. High sensitivity, lowContinue Reading