This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover growth in firefighting foam market, pros and cons of face recognition being used by law enforcement, how to protect IP cameras against extreme heat & more…
Growth in firefighting foam market
According to the latest report by Marketsandmarkets, the firefighting foam market is expected to reach $867.7 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 3.6% from an estimated $726.4 million in 2018. Growth, according to the analysts, can be attributed to the increasing demand from the oil & gas industry. The major drivers for the growth of this market include increasing shift towards environmentally-safe products and increasing fire-related accidents leading to casualties and loss of property.
(Security World Market, 05/09/2018)
Face recognition use by law enforcement – helpful or hurtful?
There is an obvious benefit to using face recognition for security, but many believe use by law enforcement and government agencies cross a fine line between helping and hurting. While The idea of law enforcement agencies using face recognition technology to help find and identify criminals sounds like a good idea; however, inaccuracies mean innocent bystanders are getting IDed as suspects. Furthermore, many worry about the police abusing the technology…
AI and Deep Learning creating huge growth opportunities in Home Security Systems
The latest report on the Home Security System Market to 2023 predicts the sector will reach $74.75 billion by 2023 from $45.58 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 10.40% during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the emergence of IoT and wireless technologies, and increasing customer awareness. Moreover, the researchers found that the integration of AI and deep learning in home security systems and worldwide proliferation of “smart cities” initiatives are creating huge growth opportunities for players in the market.
(Security World Market, 06/09/2018)
Are digital vehicle ID plates the future of traffic access management?
Economic growth in Asian regions is attracting lots of people from provinces to metropolitan centres. This is happening too quickly for the infrastructure to deal with. Overcrowded streets are causing congestion, air pollution and accidents. Smart management and vehicle recognition systems must get this chaos under control in the future. A new piece of German technology can be used to clearly identify vehicles and pave the way for new opportunities in digital traffic management. The new RFID-based system uses contactless and automated technology to identify cars in still and moving traffic.
(Security World Market, 04/09/2018)
Protecting IP cameras against extreme heat?
IP cameras are tasked with the surveillance of end-user entities. But there are also instances when they are needed at foundries or cement plants to monitor furnaces or other equipment where extreme heat is involved. In these circumstances, special enclosures are needed to protect the cameras against the heat. “If you need to view the inside of a blast furnace or other extreme environments such as a rocket engine test, you will need to use a specially designed camera enclosure that protects the cameras; This is not your normal 120°F (50°C) environment. The ambient temperature can reach over 752°F (400°C).”
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