Sydney Airport takes security to new heights with Axis

The Mission

Sydney Airport sought a more flexible, scalable solution that could keep pace with its growing operations while maintaining the highest level of security and safety that staff and the traveling public expect from an airport regularly voted one of the world’s best.

The Solution

Sydney Airport decided to migrate from video servers to Axis network cameras. It has transitioned an analog-based video surveillance system comprising analog cameras over coax, to a hybrid IP-based solution with a total installation of more than 1,000 cameras.

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How to Set up a Webcam Web Page

Webcams are one of the oldest tricks on the Internet. The first webcam was pointed at the Trojan room coffee pot in the computer science department of Cambridge University. This webcam is now defunct, as it was finally switched off on 22 August 2001. The final image captured by the camera can still be viewed at the webcam’s homepage

If you want to set up a Web cam of your own, you’ll need to get a camera and some software. You can use any type of camera you would like. Read the rest of this entry »

Man uses mop-cam to film neighbours having sex

Student Jerome Forrier was arrested after he watched his neighbours having sex using a bizarre spy kit he rigged up himself.

The Dundee University student, 24, connected a webcam to his laptop, and then taped it to a mop handle before balancing on a window ledge below the couple’s bedroom. Forrier told officers he had been woken by noises coming from upstairs.

“I heard sex noises. I was so annoyed and I wanted to see what was happening because it was not the first time I had heard noises,” the Sun quoted the student as telling officers. “That is why I used the camera. I made it a week earlier. I stuck it on the end of the mop handle. I used it once for a test, the second time I couldn’t see anything, and the third time was the last time,” he added. Read the rest of this entry »

View of the Bangkok city skyline

Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known in Thai as Krung Thep Mahanakhon meaning “City of the Deity”) for short, it was a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It came to the forefront of Siam when it was given the status as the capital city in 1768 after the burning of Ayutthaya. However, the current Rattanakosin Kingdom did not begin until 1782 when the capital was moved across the river by Rama I after the death of King Taksin.

The Rattanakosin capital is now more formally called “Phra Nakhon”, pertaining to the ancient boundaries in the metropolis’ core and the name Bangkok now incorporates the urban build-up since the 18th century which has its own public administration and governor.

Since its inception as the capital of Siam, it was at the center of European Colonial plans, but due to its strategic location in Indochina, it acted as a buffer-zone and brokered power between the European forces. Through this, it gained notoriety in the world as an independent, dynamic, and influential city. And in the span of over two hundred years, Bangkok has grown to become the political, social and economic center of Thailand, Indochina and one of Southeast Asia. Live View from Bangkok and Thailand Webcam