• How AI video is helping to win contracts

    Systems integrators are winning significant contracts with bids leveraging the benefits of easy and affordable AI video analytics.

  • As retailers push back against violence and aggression, they are turning to better video tech

    It’s a sign of the times that one of the UK’s best-known supermarkets is trying to attract police patrols to its stores with the offer of free hot drinks.

  • How To Start Winning the U.S. Shoplifting Battle

    Retail theft is a significant problem in the United States that has a substantial impact on retailers, consumers, and society as a whole. Shoplifting is the most common cause of retail shrinkage in the U.S., accounting for 37% of total losses in 2021. Retailers cited external theft, including organized retail crime, followed by employee internal theft and inventory process failures.

  • The risks and big opportunities of NDAA in the UK and Europe

    For systems integrators that don’t yet have NDAA-compliant video manufacturer partners, now is the time to make that connection. There are growing opportunities for integrators who do work with compliant vendors, and growing risks for those who don’t.

  • Four Top Tips to Help Our K-12 Schools Get the Best Value From Surveillance Upgrades

    K-12 schools in recent years have experienced a disturbing uptick in violence and other serious security threats. They’re also feeling the press from stakeholders to find new and better ways to improve security.

  • 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.