2020: Video Analytics Update


by Mark Bonde, Sales and Marketing Director for Building Infrastructure

Video surveillance cameras are everywhere thanks to the technology advances that have increased resolution and driven down the cost. As the cost for the technology decreases, and the applications and benefits increase, we are seeing cameras in more and more places for a wide variety of use cases.

The surge of surveillance cameras is creating advances in the video analytics market that is helping users to have a better situational awareness in locations being monitored by video cameras.… Continue Reading

Adding License Plate Recognition to your Physical Security Strategy


Managing and monitoring access to a facility is an ongoing challenge. Beyond access cards and visitor management, security teams are using license plate recognition (or automatic number-plate recognition) as a tool to manage and reduce risk. From controlling parking ramp access to managing parking passes, corporate, government and educational institutions are embracing license plate recognition.

We asked Mark Bonde, Parallel Technologies’ expert on physical security to provide an overview of what is license plate recognition and where/how the technology can be applied to support an organization’s physical security strategy.… Continue Reading

How Did Minneapolis College Improve Campus Security?


Parallel’s expert on physical security Mark Bonde, in tandem with Mark DeRee and Tiffni Deeb from Minneapolis College (formerly Minneapolis Community and Technical College), presented a case study at recent Minnesota State IT Conference. The team shared details on how Minneapolis College dramatically improved campus security for its students and streamlined public safety operations by moving to a fully-unified IP-based system that incorporated video surveillance and access control technology. If you are interested in learning more about the project or how the technology can be implemented in your facility, contact Mark Bonde – mbonde@ptnet.comContinue Reading