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JUN 2018

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June 2018 / Security Dealer & Integrator 35 on the security industry, as the infra- structure must be designed, budgeted, tested and commissioned in place prior to any security device using that data transport method. Both multi-mode and single-mode fiber optic cables are also used in • "Traditional" Non-Volatile Storage (NVS): mechanical hard disks (HDD), CD-ROM and DVD optical disks. • Non-volatile memory (NVM) storage: Solid State Drives (SSD), Non- Volatile Memory chips (SD Cards, MicroSD Cards, MMC Cards, CompactFlash Cards, EEPROM, NAND and other forms of flash memory storage. Fiber Optic Cable 85447000: Fiber optic cables where the individual fibers are "sheathed" Opinion: High Industry Impact Fiber optic cables and, more specifi- cally, the bundle of fiber optic strands in a single housing where each strand is sheathed or covered with a protec- tive insulation or coating, are widely used in outdoor communications infrastructure supporting security devices such as IP video cameras that require significant bandwidth. A trade restriction on any type of fiber optic cable would pose a significant impact interior building applications, especially in risers and to provide high-capacity links between telecom- munication rooms and the main dis- tribution frames. As a result of technological advances, optical fiber cables may not always be comprised of optical fibers that are covered with the traditional, thick, protective, removable plastic – instead they are coated by the applica- tion of a thin primary inking or coating applied primarily for color-coding. It is subject to interpretation whether this would constitute a "sheath" for the pur- poses of this trade restriction. to provide more stable traffic flow. In these use cases, advanced sensors like LiDAR are used to augment or instead of IP cameras to detect vehicle presence and rec- ognize objects in intersections. LiDAR systems can also apply object recognition capa- bilities to reduce costly false alarms in facility perimeter protection use cases. A single human being or many can be detected and counted when in a facility's perime- ter "buffer zone" – allowing security to respond. LiDAR not only detects pedestrians but it can also tell which direction they are facing, and accurately predict where the pedestrian will walk. The high-level of accuracy also enables it to see details such as a cyclist waving, even at a distance of two football fields away. Radar detection systems often show "blobs" instead of individual people, reducing detection efficiency. Although more expensive than radar, manufactur- ers like Waymo have cut the price of LiDAR sensors by almost 90 percent in recent years, with additional cost reductions on the way – thus challenging radar's histori- cally lower cost. conditions; however, LiDAR systems deliver a superior level of detail – so much so that they are becoming the most popular aerial mapping tool when mounted in Unmanned Aerial Systems. The visual output from LiDAR devices is a con- tinuously updating, three-dimensional rendering of objects. A LiDAR display is mostly a single color, with additional colors corresponding to object height. When examined closely, an object rendered by LiDAR is very detailed and composed of many horizontal lines, pre- serving object characteristics and privacy of biometric features like facial attributes. Where do LiDAR, security and smart cities intersect? Cities like Las Vegas and Dubai are already using LiDAR with object recognition to monitor crowd behavior, vehicular accidents and control intersection signals when complex situations arise, such as a pedestrian stepping into a crosswalk when a traffic signal has changed. The automated traffic control systems will automatically stop traffic in both directions, slow- ing down incoming traffic from further intersections © Istock Tariffs will make it difficult for members to respond to U.S. customer demand – an issue which, for an industry striving to provide security and life safety solutions , has consequences that go well beyond the bottom line." — Don Erickson, Security Industry Association (SIA)

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