• Why hotels no longer compromise on video surveillance

    We are seeing hotel operators putting video surveillance to increasingly good use – finding ways to deliver better guest experiences, improve security, protect themselves from spurious insurance claims, and reduce costs by driving efficiency.

  • Video applications beyond security have exciting potential

    As deep learning video analytics become more powerful, we are seeing many new applications beyond security.


    We at IDIS are super excited to be returning to the show floor once again post-pandemic. We look forward to meeting old friends and new, and bringing you all up to speed on our latest end-to-end solutions with deep learning innovations.

  • In security control rooms under pressure, the true value of video analytics is becoming clear

    AI video is not just getting smarter and more accurate, the list of applications and benefits is also growing. And, as economic pressures bite, those benefits are needed now more than ever.

  • Middle East vertical market trends driving growth

    While the global economic outlook remains uncertain, as advanced economies grapple with inflation, labour shortages and financial market disruption, prospects across the Middle East are much more encouraging.
    GCC countries in particular remain insulated by increased oil revenues, protecting many from the inflationary pressures challenging the West and parts of Asia. According to the IMF inflation in the Gulf will reach just 3.1% this year – compared to the price increases closer to double digits seen elsewhere.


    After a year of rebounding from the pandemic and despite the economic headwinds swirling around us, the outlook decidedly does remain optimistic for 2023.

  • Advanced AI video monitoring harvests operational efficiency for cannabis operators

    The cannabis sector across North America is going through a period of significant transformation. Powered by a huge spike in sales at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and a swell of public support for the legalization of the drug, cannabis operators are currently enjoying impressive levels of growth.

  • Expensive goldfish bowls – the unexpected CCTV mistakes that catch customers by surprise

    This month Pete Dowsett shares his thoughts about CCTV pitfalls to avoid – Pete, who has many years of experience in the industry, is the Installation Manager for Bristol-based KIS Fire & Security in the UK

  • In Tough Economic Times NVRs Continue to Be a Sure Bet for Video Recording

    US small- to mid-businesses are feeling the effects of labor shortages according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

  • Five-star video in hotels: the power of positive reviews

    For hotels, positive customer reviews online have become crucial. Where business travel is concerned, most organizations now operate without travel departments, leaving staff to choose and book hotels themselves. Leisure travelers continue to shift away from package holidays with many preferring to design their perfect trip by searching out hotels and flights separately.

  • Cameras that are smart share their intelligence

    End users everywhere are catching on to the many benefits to be had from AI Boxes. Accurate deep-learning technology comes complete with a host of new capabilities that extend well beyond the traditional security applications of surveillance cameras. Sure, cameras are still relied upon for safety, risk management and loss prevention, but their intelligent deep-learning abilities allow for even wider uses, and AI Boxes are now enabling those same cameras to deliver a whole lot more value.

  • India: Security’s next frontier?

    After enduring the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, India is now going through a staggering economic transformation and bounce back.
    New policies implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government are helping India to realise its potential as one of the world’s fastest growing economic superpowers.

  • AI-powered video can give retail the CX-factor, despite economic headwinds

    Soaring inflation and slow growth, supply chain shortages, and a cost-of-living crisis - amid a news cycle of conflict and geo-political tensions - should spell bad news for brick-and-mortar retail.
    But there are some positives to hold onto. Against a backdrop of doom and gloom consumers tend to seek feel-good and positive experiences. And some analysts are reporting that smaller, independent, retailers are holding onto increased sales from consumers who got into the habit of shopping locally during lockdowns.

  • Why hotels are giving remote monitoring services a five star rating

    The pandemic presented economic hardships for many sectors, and the hospitality sector ranked high on the list. Hotels were hard hit, as travel came to an abrupt halt, and hotels rooms were left largely unoccupied. Thankfully, there’s been a resurgence in travel and, according to a recent Statista report, an annual growth rate (CAGR 2022-2026) of 10.8% is forecasted for hotels, which translates into a projected market volume of close to $118 billion by 2026.

  • For the record – the winning features of today’s NVRs

    For most users, NVRs and PC servers are still the most popular and cost-effective choice for video storage, and we don’t see that changing. Demand for storage continues to grow, indeed it’s rising exponentially.
    What’s driving this rising demand? Only a couple of years ago customers wanted to upgrade to Full-HD; today 5MP cameras are starting to become the norm. And we see more cameras transmitting richer content, for example the high-resolution 4K and 8K footage needed for perimeters and wide area monitoring and playback; and streaming the metadata needed for the new wave of AI-powered analytics and search tools, with all their benefits.