3VR's Tom Faulhaber Chairs SIA Committee for Industry-Wide Analytics Standards

Today, we announced that our Director of Engineering, Tom Faulhaber, is chairing a newly formed digital video working group to develop a new industry standard for video analytics in surveillance security systems. Check out the full release here.

The group (formed by the Security Industry Association, the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic physical security market) is working to define and draft a video analytic standard to augment SIA’s existing ANSI DVI (Digital Video Interface) standard for communications and data exchange between smart cameras, DVRs and other security components.

Steve Russell Sits Down with Rob Jenkins

Our chairmain and co-founder, Steve Russell, recently connected with Rob Jenkins, a lecturer at the University at Glasgow and a leading authority of facial recognition technology in the UK, to pick his brain about different topics in facial recognition, namely airport security, the future of biometric technology and privacy/related concerns.

Rob had some very insightful, innovative answers on the general topic of facial recognition, and we're excited to share them with our blog's growing readership. Going forward, we hope to have other thought leaders and readers share commentary on the blog -- please feel free to make comments on any of the responses or questions, and we will be sure to address them.

3VR Announces Support for H.264 Cameras from Arecont Vision

Earlier today, we announced support for H.264 megapixel IP cameras from market-leading manufacturer, Arecont Vision. Check out the full press release here.

More than just camera compatibility, 3VR’s integration with Arecont Vision’s H.264 megapixel IP cameras provides a simple-to-use interface allowing customers to segment the field of view of megapixel cameras into multiple virtual camera streams. Customers now have the ability to integrate each virtual camera to data systems such as POS, teller and access control systems, thus providing accurate and rapid video alerts and search based on nearly any data point.

Announcing Our New Summer Webinar Series

Please join us for an exciting new webinar series from 3VR Security. Find out about new video technologies and vertical solutions from the award-winning creators of the 3VR searchable surveillance platform.

To register simply click on the links below. You can also view the entire series here.

Welcome to Intelligent Video from 3VR: an Introduction to the 3VR S-Series SmartRecorder
June 4, 11am PDT

3VR Video Makes the Grade with Banks

At ISC West this year we had the opportunity to speak with a number of 3VR customers and integrators around their experience with our solution and how 3VR technology is affecting the way they do business.

In this first video, we speak with Charlie Coleman, a VP at United Alarm, about his implementation of 3VR at a US bank with upwards of 20 locations. He speaks specifically to the quality of the video and how it allowed security personnel to solve a bank robbery more quickly than they ever thought possible.

Check it out!

Vector Security Joins 3VR Channel Partner Network

Exciting news today -- we announced that Vector Security, one of the electronic security industry's leading experts in retail loss prevention, has joined the 3VR channel partner network. Check out the full press release here.

As Michael T. Grady, Executive Vice President at Vector Security, was quoted:

“3VR is a unique fit for Vector and the retail market at large. 3VR provides a complete platform of surveillance technologies that greatly increases the value we bring to our customers. We are already in pilot with several retailers. Together with 3VR, we hope to continue this progress and expand our ability to help retailers prevent fraud and address the industry’s growing need for intelligent video management.”

Introduction to the 3VR Blog

Hello and welcome to the new 3VR company blog – as we continue to grow and offer new levels of innovation, we hope that this space will provide a unique outlet for further discussion of company news and happenings.

You can expect to hear from 3VR employees, customers, industry analysts and others who play vital roles in the video surveillance industry. We're planning to incorporate a number of interesting features – including videos, Q&A's, case studies, and thought leadership, in addition to sharing some useful tips and tricks for any business looking to improve its security infrastructure.

We've got a lot of big news coming down the pipeline for 2009, so be sure to watch this space for regular posts on the ongoing intelligent video conversation. For more insight into industry news, you can also check out 3VR Founder and Chairman Steve Russell's blog, In Hard Focus.