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Cybersecurity - Here's how Azena keeps the bad guys out of its IoT video systems

Thieves are targeting smart cameras. In IoT, the cat-and-mouse game between attackers and defenders is in full swing. Learn how Azena is preparing its platform and engineers for it.
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  • Cybersecurity - Here's how Azena keeps the bad guys out of its IoT video systems

    Thieves are targeting smart cameras. In IoT, the cat-and-mouse game between attackers and defenders is in full swing. Learn how Azena is preparing its platform and engineers for it.
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  • Empower your cameras with AI Video Analytics

    Getting more out of video surveillance is now as easy as installing apps on your smartphone, thanks to the Azena platform with cameras OS and Application Store. Here is how it works.
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  • Enable retail surveillance cameras for AI video analytics

    Self-checkout in supermarkets & grocery stores is on the rise. Here's how to start simple & fast, using AI video technology.
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  • Welcome to Azena.
    Let's redefine video analytics together.

    We've changed our name. Here you'll find the most important things you need to know.
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  • GSX 2021 - We’re back with a special announcement!

    GSX 2019 was the first time Azena participated in this great event. Like in 2020, we will be back mainly virtually to announce another milestone in the history of our IoT camera platform. Here is what you can expect.
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  • AI video analytics meets Formula 1 for the safety of racers and the audience

    Racing has long used the latest technologies and Big Data to improve safety at major events. Smart cameras could drive this development. Learn how in this article.
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  • How smart IoT security cameras help you make operations in healthcare facilities much more efficient

    COVID-19 sparks a lot of digital creativity in healthcare and other industries where security and efficiency are critical. Our whitepaper provides you with plenty of tips and inspiration on how to get more out of security cameras in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
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  • How our IoT Heroes Drive Team Reflection and Growth - Part 1: Feedback Circles

    Agile teams draw their superpowers from self-organization and autonomy. This also applies to team development and individual growth, which we drive with the feedback circles method.
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  • Human-in-the-Loop approach augmenting AI and Machine Learning to further improve smart cameras

    Technologies have advanced by leaps and bounds in the past decade. Billions of devices are networked each year with the continuous growth of the Internet of Things (IoTs). 
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Fatih Ozturk - Development Manager & Product Owner

    Building an OS for IoT cameras from scratch is a complex mission. That's why at Security & Safety Things, several product owners and their teams are working on it. Fatih Ozturk is one of them.
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  • Why Gartner named Internet of Behavior as the next big step for AI

    With smart technologies capable of recognizing human behavior, the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes the Internet of Behavior (IoB). Here's how AI video analytics will drive this (r)evolution.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Leena Sudhakar - Senior Software Architect

    At Security & Safety Things in Pittsburgh, U.S., Leena, and her team empower software developers to quickly and easily build new IoT apps for our Application Store.
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  • How drugstores & pharmacies use video surveillance system technology

    In pharmacies, customer trust is king, but customer experience is queen. Learn here how the latest security camera technology provided by Azena can help take both to the next level.
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  • Using smart retail security cameras to boost customer experience in fast food

    When fast-food operations become too fast for humans to be consistently monitored and executed, technology can help. Learn what AI Video Analytics can do for your business.
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  • Convenience stores & gas stations: Update cameras with a few clicks!

    Customer experience is queen, not only in large retail chains but also in small convenience stores. What many operators don't know: security cameras equipped with AI video analytics can help drive sales and prepare your business for future challenges.
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  • Why now is the time to use AI Video Analytics to improve traffic

    With the growing traffic in many regions around the world, roads become more dangerous and traffic more sticky, especially in urban areas. Air traffic partly shifted to the road, may cause additional density and occupancy, worsening the situation. Not only driving but also parking in major cities becomes increasingly challenging for everyone.
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  • If airport security is your top priority, you need smart surveillance

    Security at airports has always been a top priority, and it should be. With the rise of AI-driven computer vision, not only surveillance can be taken to the next level. Here is how security cameras empowered with smart video analytics help redefine airport security and operations.
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  • How to reach new users for your AI app using Content Marketing

    Building a stunning product story is not an easy thing to do. Another challenge for app developers is getting the word out and reaching the right people. Our whitepaper supports you in successfully marketing your products. Get a sneak preview here.
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  • Smart Aisle Management is key to increase customer basket size

    Smart Aisle Management is key to increase customer basket size in retail. Here’s how security cameras equipped with smart video analytics help you get more out of every customer visit.
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  • AI is ready to make the traffic of Smart Cities safer and free flowing

    We have heard about smart cities for a while - and they are finally here. Let's take a look at how next-generation AI Video Technology is making traffic more efficient all over the world.
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  • How to build a unique product story and boost your app sales

    You hear a lot about software industry success stories. In fact, only a tiny fraction of new apps sell successfully. Reason enough for us to support developers in marketing their products. The first step is to develop a unique (product) story.
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  • Smart traffic management is making our roads safer than ever before

    AI video analytics in security cameras are the key to highway safety & flow. Today, we'll look at how smart cameras are already changing transportation forever.
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  • Bring the age of AI to metro and train stations in just a few clicks

    Public transportation is getting smarter and so is video surveillance. Here is how AI Video Analytics helps take passenger experience & security in public transportation to the next level.
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  • You will be surprised how public transport looks like in the AI decade

    AI video technology is about to take security & operations in public transportation to the next level. Here’s how smart IoT cameras will reinvent public surveillance.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Justin Frints - VP Operating Systems

    With Azena almost since day one, Justin leads the development of our groundbreaking camera OS and still loves it.
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  • The 3 most popular uses for AI Computer Vision in healthcare

    In our white paper for integrators and users, you'll discover how smart surveillance cameras can improve not only security but also operations in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Here are 3 applications that you can implement today with Azena.
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  • CES 2021 - Watch Bosch's interview with Azena

    This year our open IoT platform for security cameras won the CES 2021 Innovation Award. We are really looking forward to this show, and here is what you can expect.
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  • AI video technology is about to revolutionize the retail industry

    Computer vision is already fundamentally changing retail today. Read here how IoT cameras equipped with AI video analytics for retail stores help to make them ready for the digital future.
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  • How Azena helps manufacturers take their cameras to the next level

    Edge recording is only the tip of the edge computing iceberg. Azena turns your cameras into business all-rounders. Find out how it works - your customers will love it!
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  • Turn security cameras into occupancy control systems with a few clicks

    Security cameras equipped with smart video analytics help retailers comply with hygiene standards in their stores. The effort to achieve this is quite small. In our Application Store you will find a range of AI apps, ready to be installed with just a few clicks.
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  • 4 AI apps for security cameras to boost sales that you didn't know

    Security cameras can do things you wouldn't expect them to do, such as analyzing shopping carts, detecting customer emotions, recognizing fallen customers and more. Find out here what smart video analytics can do for your business.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Sina Isabell Springer - Business Development Manager

    In our Business Development Team, Sina helps developers worldwide turn their ideas for groundbreaking IoT camera apps into profitable products by using Azena.
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  • Trouble with burglary? AI turns cameras into smart intrusion detectors

    AI technology turns networked cameras into smart business all-rounders. Here is what you should know before investing in a new camera system.
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  • How to choose the right camera system for AI security?

    AI technology turns networked cameras into smart business all-rounders. Here is what you should know before investing in a new camera system.
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  • How smart video analytics helps you avoid checkout queues

    For 50 percent of customers long waiting lines at checkouts are a major shopping annoyance. Here’s how smart queue management helps retailers significantly improve customer experience in their stores.
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  • Meet us at GSX+! Coming to your screens 21-25 September 2020

    ASIS International has made the decision to move GSX (Global Security Exchange) to a new, fully virtual platform for the safety of the community. Join us for a sneak peek into the future of security!
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  • Vsaas is the lifeline integrators may be searching for remote working

    Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) helps integrators make their business operations more efficient and thrill their customers with innovative products.
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  • App Challenge 2020 - Meet the winning AI apps of the year!

    Security & Safety Things invited app developers worldwide and a number of real innovators joined in. Here are the winning Apps for IoT Cameras - ready to be installed in our Application Store!
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Sebastian von Staden - Product Manager

    With one ear to the market, Sebastian gathers requirements from integrators as well as other potential customers and translates them together with our development team into features for our open IoT platform.
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  • AI for security cameras: from expense to profit center

    Security has its price. For this reason, security systems are widely considered a business expense. But what if smart cameras earned their own costs and even generated additional revenues?
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  • Why Azena is the next big thing for app developers and start-ups

    The demand for specialized IoT camera apps is growing. Find out here how our IoT ecosystem can help you as a developer gain from this exploding market.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Theresa Hellmann - Business Development Manager

    As part of the business development team at Azena, Theresa engages integrators of camera-based security systems with our open IoT platform.
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  • Turn IoT cameras into business all-rounders: A guide for camera owners

    Learn how retailers use the latest AI technologies to deliver superior customer experiences and boost profitability.
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  • How smart video analytics helps retailers survive in tough times

    Read about how retailers use the latest AI technologies to deliver superior customer experiences and boost profitability.
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  • Hanwha Techwin – Video Surveillance Solutions

    As a leading manufacturer in the security industry, Hanwha Techwin offers video surveillance products including IP cameras, storage devices and management software.
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  • Here's why you should use the S&ST turnkey ecosystem for IoT cameras

    Getting more out of video surveillance is now as easy as installing apps on your smartphone, thanks to Security & Safety Things. Here is how it works.
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  • How smart IoT cameras will take smoke detection to the next level

    Where conventional smoke detectors reach their limits, IoT cameras equipped with AI powered video analytics will help make smoke detection more reliable and efficient. The technology for this is already available.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Madhav Varma - Product Development Manager

    As an experienced product development manager, Madhav ensures that our open source OS enables all popular security camera systems to run the latest AI apps.
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  • What if the “new normal” in retail was 10x smarter than the old one?

    Now is the time for retailers to rethink the way they work and do business. AI video technology can help you comply with regulations and reboot for growth. Here's how you do it!
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  • Get back to work faster and safer with smart cameras

    Azena and our partners offer you easy to install AI solutions to protect your employees and customers against COVID-19 and comply with related regulation. Find out how you can benefit!
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  • License Plate Recognition: How smart IoT cameras revolutionize traffic

    License Plate Recognition security camera (LPR) shows how fast technology is becoming smart and established, and this is just the beginning…
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  • TNG - Innovation Lab

    TNG Technology Consulting GmbH´s Innovation Lab creates innovative solutions with the help of state-of-the-art tools, of-the-shelf-hardware and AI.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Mithil Reddy - Back-End Developer

    In one of our three development teams, Mithil helps make buying and selling apps on our open IoT marketplace for users as easy and successful as possible.
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  • Why we should not underestimate the value of smart cameras in public

    Public surveillance using CCTV cameras tends to be the target of distrust by many people. That's why we have numerous scientists currently working in smart video applications that make public life safer without affecting personal data.
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  • Forget CCTV (as you know it) - here comes smart video surveillance

    How AI technology and the cloud are changing the surveillance market and what great opportunities this offers for integrators, users and software developers.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Balázs Wittmann - Strategic Program Manager

    Balázs worked for several years in an international management consultancy with a focus on strategy and innovation. At Azena he concentrates on the company structure and strategic topics.
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  • How new applications for security cameras could help flatten the curve

    COVID-19 is spreading worldwide. The only thing we can do against it is to slow its spreading and hope that vaccines are found soon. Let's take a look at how smart IoT cameras can help keep the situation under control.
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  • Why digital twins could be the next big thing in IoT

    Any physical object that can be digitally cloned will have a digital representation in the near future. We show how digital twins can help make businesses more efficient and what role smart security cameras will play in twin technology.
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  • The infinite possibilities for a new generation of IoT cameras

    What do security cameras have in common with smartphones? And why might security experts soon only need smart cameras to do their job? Find answers here.
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  • Security & Safety in IoT: Exploring our core values

    Security is a core value in private life and in business. So it’s also a core value in IoT. The same goes for Safety. But what's the difference between the two? And why does it matter?
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  • How smart surveillance brings logistics and warehousing to a new level

    Global logistics is becoming faster and more complex every day. Logistics security surveillance can help humans monitor security and operations along the supply chain in real-time. Our free whitepaper provides plenty of application examples.
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  • 5.8 Billion IoT Endpoints - Top IoT trends to keep an eye on in 2020

    The number of connected endpoints in IoT is growing and with it the number of exciting applications. We show which trends start-ups should look out for in 2020.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Hartmut Schaper - CEO

    Together with the management team, Hartmut is responsible for the development and success of Azena. In this interview, he tells us how it feels and why it is pure fun.
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  • What's new on Security and Safety Things?

    On a regular bases we want to provide you with all the latest updates and release notes for our camera OS, Application Store, Device management portal, and Developer environment. Sign up for the newsletter to get release notes when they happen in real time and before anyone else. 
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  • The secret of major retail chains to boost sales using AI and IoT

    IoT technology, such as security cameras equipped with smart apps, can help improve customer experience and boost your sales.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Maria Cecília Lima - Marketing & Community Manager

    Cecília is (currently) the youngster at Azena but has already gained a lot of experience in tech start-ups. After an internship, she now rocks our social channels as Marketing & Community Manager. 
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  • How IoT is reshaping the future of video surveillance

    Smartphones are the prototype of devices in the IoT. Security cameras will soon play a similar role for safety and security. In this article you will learn how new technologies and applications change the game in this industry.
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  • 3 ways AI cameras can improve fan experience in sports stadiums

    Smart security cameras in the IoT equipped with AI can help improve both security and operations in sports venues and stadiums. Find out here how this works in practice.
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  • Start-Ups that will Revolutionise Agriculture, Geo Imaging & Sports

    The range of computer vision applications is enormous. Smart cameras on drones provide data on changing earth surfaces or help observe how plants and crops grow in agriculture. This gives industries considered to be very down-to-earth with completely new opportunities to make their business more profitable.
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  • Meet us at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2020 - IoT conference & hackathon

    We are happy to be part of the Bosch ConnectedWorld again this time as a Silver Sponsor. Get ready for new applications and pilot projects on our IoT platform plus hackathon for developers!
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Martina Schuler - Team Assistant

    After studying business administration, Martina worked as a management assistant in the event sector, where she gained international experience. As a team & HR assistant she supports our teams and ensures smooth operations.
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  • Meet Security and Safety Things at Intersec 2020 in Dubai

    One of the world’s leading trade fair for Security, Safety & Fire Protection is calling. We will be there from January 19-21, 2020. Joining us are other members of the Open Security and Safety Alliance.
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  • [Case Study] Pilot: Peter Park, and IoT Excellence in Mobility

    As we gear closer towards launch, we test the full potential of our application partner solutions at various locations across the globe. The aim is to provide you the Integrator / end-user real world evidence that our IoT ecosystem is fully operational. Download the case study to read about Peter Park's experience with us. 
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  • 5 ways how Smart Cameras will greatly improve public transport

    Surveillance with security cameras is not just about security. Learn how cameras equipped with intelligent software can also help improve the customer experience at stations and airports.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: David Mitterer - Front-end developer

    As a developer, David works on the intersection between user front-end and the full stack of Security and Safety Things platform for integrators. What he loves most about Security and Safety Things is how the startup spirit meets highly professional structures and processes.
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  • Start-Ups that are shaping Camera performance & Cyber Security in IoT

    The technology of cameras in the IoT is getting smarter every day. Powerful processors and fast data connections make it easy for users not only to create videos but also to analyze data directly on devices.
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  • How IoT changes the game for loss prevention security in retail

    Learn how new technologies and IoT fundamentally change security and loss prevention management in retail. What can professionals in this area expect? What opportunities does further digitization offer? Spoiler: It's worth dealing with it!
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Christin Riederer - Head of HR

    As HR Business Partner Christin brings together people from different disciplines and nations at Security and Safety Things. Her goal is to create a real community with a unique spirit, more than just another start-up.
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  • Improve security and operations in commercial buildings today!

    Smart Surveillance in commercial buildings helps make operations more secure and more efficient. This offers enormous potential for landlords and operators of commercial buildings, as well as for app developers and integrators.
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  • Meet us at CES 2020 Las Vegas! Booth #12401!

    Join Security and Safety Things showcasing live AI video analytics for Mobility and Connected Living. January 7-10, 2020. We look forward to meeting users, developers, and integrators there!
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  • How Object Recognition will boost video surveillance in the next years

    Facial recognition is on everyone's lips, while a very similar application of Computer Vision is no less exciting for businesses: Object Recognition. Read on... 
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Lukas Liese - UX Designer

    Lukas is one of Security and Safety Things' “veterans” who have been with us almost from day one. As a UX designer, he is the user’s advocate, representing their requirements in product design.
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  • Why the security industry is the perfect place for app developers

    Something unique is happening in security IoT. We at Security and Safety Things want to shape this exciting development. Here is why you, as an app developer, should be doing the same.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Maximiliane Nolden - Business Development Manager

    Maximiliane studied Business Administration with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. At Security and Safety Things, she supports camera manufacturers in making their IoT devices smarter.
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  • Start-Ups Revolutionizing Computer Vision in Retail, Mobility & Health

    Wherever machines need the vision to deliver maximum value to humans, start-ups develop new technologies and applications.
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  • Start-Ups that Change the Game in Video Analytics & Deep Learning

    Data is the fuel that drives applications in the IoT. Videos from IP cameras for security purposes contain more than just video information. 
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  • GSX Chicago 2019 Recap -  Security and Safety Things

    Global Security Exchange (better known as GSX) is an international security event that brings the full spectrum of the security industry together in Chicago, USA. This was a special occasion for Security and Safety Things as it was our first time at the trade show (and what a show it was!).
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Zhu Yang - Senior UX Designer

    Zhu came to Germany from China eight years ago to study industrial design in Munich. He then worked for an IoT start-up. As a UX Designer, he now shapes the Customer Experience at Security and Safety Things.
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  • GSX 2019 Chicago - Come meet our partners live showcasing at booth #233

    No doubt GSX is the place to be when it comes to security technology. That's why we'll be there from 9-12 September 2019. Accompanied by brands and innovators you can't afford to miss!
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  • How to upgrade retail security technology to IoT Excellence

    The future of retail space lies in the Internet of Things. Now is the time to consider what IoT Excellence can do for your business in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.
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  • Start-ups shaping Face, Gesture & Object Recognition for smart cameras

    The recognition of faces and human gestures with computer vision technology is mostly used for security in public spaces and buildings, banks or airports. In sports and entertainment, gesture recognition helps to monitor crowds and detect critical situations in time.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Felicitas Geiss - VP Strategy & Venture Architect

    As VP Strategy & Venture Architecture, Felicitas and her team develop the strategy and new business models for Security and Safety Things and build up the entrepreneurial structures, that are necessary to launch and scale the business. She strives for a corporate culture in which every employee can optimally develop his or her strengths and abilities.
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  • Meet us at GSX 2019 Chicago! Booth #233

    Formerly known as ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Global Security Exchange(GSX) is an international security event that brings the full spectrum of the security industry together in Chicago, USA.
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  • 75+ start-ups that revolutionize Computer Vision in IoT

    Computer Vision is a mega trend in IoT technology. We take a look at the top most interesting companies & startups in industry! 
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  • The Next BIG Thing in Smart Security Cameras for Retail Businesses

    The Internet of Things is growing and devices are becoming smarter. Find out here how security cameras can help grow your retail business.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Jasenko Hadziomeragic - Software Engineer

    Jasenko works as a software engineer on our marketplace for apps that will make security cameras really smart. Here he talks about the special spirit at Security and Safety Things that fascinated him from the beginning.
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  • Why is our OS derived from the Android Open Source Project?

    Many app developers and integrators ask us why we have chosen the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) as the basis for our open IoT platform for security cameras. Let us explain why... 
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  • Meet us at IFSEC 2019 - Security and Safety Things

    Meet our team at Europe’s leading integrated security event in London! 
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  • Security and Safety technology: The best is yet to come!

    The business segment of IoT and business related camera applications is on the move. Bosch-owned startup Security and Safety Things shows how companies can manage the challenges of security and safety. Get your free whitepaper today.
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  • Our IoT Heroes: Jan Sönnichsen - Product Manager

    Jan Sönnichsen is a product manager with extensive experience in the field of Industrial IoT. The industrial engineer works at the link between product management and product ownership. He explains what triggers him professionally and what are the most interesting challenges developing an app ecosystem in the area of computer vision and machine learning.
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