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1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 2 MP, HD, Megapixel, 0.00 lux, Surface mount, 24 V AC, 3 ~ 9 mm, H.264, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Built-in IR LED, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, IPv4/v6, TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP, FTP, SMTP, DHCP, PPPoE, UPnP, IGMP, SNMP,QoS, ONVIF, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, CoS, QoS, SNMP and 802.1X, 30 fps, 8.6 W, 149 x 99, 524, 0 ~ 40 C (32 ~ 104 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, 0 lux, Indoor, Surface mount, 12 V DC, PoE, 3 ~ 9, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Internal, 1 Vp-p, CVBS, 75 Ohms, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP,, 30 fps, 4 W, 181 x 116, 750, 0 ~ 50, 0 ~ 90, IP66Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080, Variable Focus, 0.00 lux, 12V DC, PoE, 3 ~ 9, H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Built-in IR LED, Ethernet 10/100Base-T , IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, CoS, QoS, SNMP*, 30 fps, 5.8 W, 160 x 109, 828, 32 ~ 122, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.06 lux, Outdoor, Surface mount, 12 V DC, H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 69, PAL, NTSC, Built-in IR LED, x3, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, CoS, QoS, SNMP and 802.1X, 30 fps, 5.8 W, 173 x 115, 1444, -40 ~ +50, 0 ~ 100Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2 MP, HD, Megapixel, PTZ, 0.5 ~ 90 o/ sec pan speed, Outdoor, Digital (DSP), 0.5 ~ 90 o/ sec tilt speed, Ceiling mount, 24 V AC, 360, 256, H.264, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1 ~ 1/10,000 sec, x18, 10/100 MB Ethernet (RJ-45), IPv4/v6, TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP, FTP, SMTP, DHCP, PPPoE, UPnP, IGMP, SNMP, IEEE 802.1x, QoS, ONVIF, 1 ~ 30 fps, 32 GB, 52 W, 192 x 283, 2,320, -40 ~ 50 C (-40 ~ 122 F), IP66, IE (6.0+), Firefox, Chrome, SafariAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080, HD, 0.1 lux, Digital (DSP), In-ceiling mount, PoE , 2.5 mm, H.264, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, CoS, QoS, SNMP and 802.1X, 1 ~ 30 fps, 4 W, 97 x 106, 300, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080, HD, 0.1 lux, Digital (DSP), In-ceiling mount, PoE, 3.4 mm, H.264, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, CoS, QoS, SNMP and 802.1X, 1 ~ 30 fps, 4 W, 97 x 106, 300, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Verint Systems Inc. recently announced enhancements and new functionality to its Nextiva portfolio, a comprehensive suite of video and situation management solutions designed specifically for an array of verticals, including critical infrastructure and enterprise environments. Over the past decade, the number and types of risks facing critical infrastructure sites and high-profile enterprise organisations have increased. To help mitigate potential impact, organisations are looking to strengthen their security programs through the addition of advanced security intelligence solutions. To support market requirements, Verint continues to advance its proven solutions for these environments with enhancements that leverage advanced technologies, are vertical-focused and backed by subject matter expertise. Among the latest capabilities in its Nextiva portfolio are a series of advancements designed to help security operations centers identify, manage, respond and investigate emerging security threats and situations more efficiently and effectively. They include: Nextiva PSIM Nextiva PSIM helps generate video-centric, real-time situation intelligence from vast amounts of data to enhance security, while streamlining management and optimising costs. The latest version of the PSIM solution introduces deeper integrations with third-party systems for video management, access control, license plate and face recognition to help accelerate implementations and streamline usability. An expanded software development kit (SDK) enables integrators to develop customised applications and integrations based on specific project and customer parameters. Nextiva PSIM also includes visual tracking to track subjects across cameras. The software platform leverages proximity calculations and visual video layout to enable operators to track subjects in highly dense and complex environments. An additional integration with ELERTS Security Ops Center provides a new Crowdsourcing Intelligence capability, enabling command, control and communications centers to provide situation awareness by allowing smartphone users to easily report safety and security concerns. Users can transmit photos, text and GPS locations to a designated command center, and operators can broadcast safety alerts and watch-lists to ELERTS app users. This real-time, two-way communication between dispatchers and smartphone users further expands the capability of the Nextiva PSIM solution from being able to gather data and extract intelligence from sensors and systems to now leveraging localised human intelligence, instinct and intuition. Nextiva Video Management Software Nextiva Video Management Software offers an intuitive user interface to help streamline system management. New enhancements include the ability to play back high-definition (HD) footage on low bandwidth for remote investigation, while allowing the complete video details to be accessed as needed. This adaptive remote viewing capability delivers faster investigations for mobile or remote operations, and enables organisations to take advantage of the rich video detail delivered by today’s HD surveillance cameras. Nextiva Surveillance Analytics Nextiva Surveillance Analytics leverages video to gain an enhanced level of security intelligence. Advanced and adapted algorithms deliver rapid detection. When combined with Nextiva Event Manager—a powerful application for collecting case-related video, audio and data in a searchable database—rule-based video content analysis helps operators prioritise video events with detected rules violations, allowing them to respond accordingly. Nextiva IP Cameras The new Verint Nextiva V5620PTZ is an IP pan-tilt-zoom surveillance camera equipped with 1080p HD resolution. Designed as a compact but robust appliance, the all-weather, high-speed PTZ camera features powerful zoom capabilities and superior image capture for comprehensive coverage of expansive environments. In addition, Verint’s Nextiva V4320 WDR line features true wide dynamic range (WDR) technology using dual-shutter exposure to achieve a higher level of performance compared to digital WDR. Verint also continues to provide third-party camera integration options through its compliance with the latest Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) specifications, including ONVIF Profile S. The value of technology in critical infrastructure and enterprise markets Verint’s Nextiva portfolio of video and situation awareness solutions provides security leaders in cities, municipalities, transportation, energy, government, education, healthcare and corporate organisations with technology to help optimise their security operations. “With our enhanced suite of technologies, we have significantly advanced our solutions to help critical infrastructure and enterprise operations environments streamline video capture and enhance situation awareness,” explains Steve Weller, senior vice president and general manager, Verint Video and Situation Intelligence Solutions. “In doing so, we remain squarely focused on our customers and equipping them with the capabilities they require to meet their ever-evolving organisational and security needs.”Add to Compare
Verint Nextiva® S5000 Series IP cameras incorporate advanced H.264 compression technology to deliver crystal clear images, ultra-efficient bandwidth management, and excellent performance in a variety of discreet video surveillance applications. These professional IP cameras feature resolutions from VGA to high-definition 2.0 megapixel to accommodate a wide range of wide surveillance requirements.Nextiva IP cameras offer a variety of form factors to meet any surveillance application - from traditional "box" cameras and indoor dome cameras, to outdoor all-weather vandal dome and pan-tilt/zoom systems. Features such as true day/night performance, extreme wide-dynamic range, high-definition imagery, and on-camera storage deliver crisp detail in any video application.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, 0 lux, Surface mount, 12 V DC, 24 V AC, 3 ~ 9, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/100,000, 48, Internal, PAL, 1 Vp-p, CVBS, 75 Ohms, RJ-45, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, 30 fps, 4 W, 170 x 135, 2200, -20 ~ +50, 0 ~ 90, IP66Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour, 0.3 lux, Indoor, Surface mount, 12 V DC, PoE, 3.3 ~ 12, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Internal, 1 Vp-p, CVBS, 75 Ohms, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP,, 30 fps, 4 W, 181 x 116, 750, 0 ~ 50, 0 ~ 90, IP66Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 560, PTZ, 0.01 lux, 360 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 184 o/ sec tilt speed, 24 V AC, H.264, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/4 ~ 1/10,000sec, 50, Internal / Line lock, PAL / NTSC, 1Vpp, 75 Ohm, x36 optical, x12 digital, RS485, 46 W, 217 x 324, 4,000, -40 ~ 60, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 560, PTZ, 0.005 lux, 360 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 184 o/ sec tilt speed, 24 V DC, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/4 ~ 1/10,000 sec, 50, Internal / Line lock, PAL / NTSC, Built-in IR LED, 1Vpp, 75 Ohm, x28 optical, x12 digital, RS485, 46 W, 217 x 324, 4,000, -40 ~ 50, 20 ~ 80, IP67Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 560, Continuous Rotation, 0.04 lux, 360 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 170 o/ sec tilt speed, 24 V DC, 4.1-73.8, H.264, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/4 ~ 1/10,000sec, 50, Internal / Line lock, PAL / NTSC, 1Vpp, 75 Ohm, 18x optical, 12 x digital, RS485, 30 fps, 18 W, 250 x 257, 3,600, 10 ~ 50, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2 MP, HD, Megapixel, PTZ, 0.5 ~ 90 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor, Digital (DSP), 0.5 ~ 90 o/ sec tilt speed, Ceiling mount, 24 V AC, 360, 256, H.264, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1 ~ 1/10,000 sec , x18, 10/100 MB Ethernet (RJ-45), IPv4/v6, TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP, FTP, SMTP, DHCP, PPPoE, UPnP, IGMP, SNMP, IEEE 802.1x, QoS, ONVIF, 1 ~ 30 fps, 32 GB, 22 W, 172 x 229, 1,620, 0 ~ 40 C (32 ~ 104 F), IP66 , IE (6.0+), Firefox, Chrome, SafarAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080, HD, 0.1 lux, In-ceiling mount, PoE, 6.0 mm, H.264, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, CoS, QoS, SNMP and 802.1X, 1 ~ 30 fps, 4 W, 97 x 106, 300, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 5 MP, Megapixel, 0.1 lux, Outdoor, Digital (DSP), Surface mount, 12 V DC , 3 ~ 9 mm, H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 69, NTSC/PAL, BNC, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, CoS, QoS, SNMP and 802.1X, 1 ~ 8 fps, Mirco SD card slot - up to 32 GB, 5 W, 173 x 115, 1,444, -40 ~ 50 C (-40 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 100, IP66Add to Compare
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James Twigg is the Managing Director of Total Integrated Solutions (TIS), an independent life safety, security and communication systems integrator, specializing in design & consultancy, technology and regulatory compliance. Total Integrated Solutions work primarily with retirement villages, helping to ensure the safety of residents in numerous retirement villages across the country. In this opinion piece, James shares how smart technology is helping security teams and care staff alike in ensuring the safety and security of their spaces, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Impact of smart technology Smart technology is having an impact on pretty much every aspect of our lives Smart technology is having an impact on pretty much every aspect of our lives. From how we travel, to how we work, to how we run our homes. It’s not unusual to have Alexa waking us up and ordering our groceries or Nest to be regulating the temperature and energy in our homes. And while there’s a popular misconception that people in their later years are allergic to technology, retirement villages and care homes are experiencing significant innovation too. And the result is not only improved quality of life for residents, but also improved safety and security systems for management teams. Switching to converged IP systems I’ve been working in the life safety and security industry for over fifteen years. When I first joined TIS, much of the sector was still very analog, in terms of the technology being installed and maintained. Slowly but surely, we’ve been consulting and advising customers on how to design, install and maintain converged IP systems that all talk to each other and work in tandem. I'm excited to say retirement villages are some of the top spaces leading the way, in terms of technological advancement. Improving the quality of life for residents A move into a retirement village can be daunting and one of the key concerns that we hear about is the loss of independence. No one wants to feel like they are being monitored or to have someone constantly hovering over them. One of the ways we’ve used smart technology to maintain residents' independence is through devices, such as health monitors and motion sensors. For example, instead of having a member of staff check-in on residents every morning, to ensure they are well, sensors and analytics can automatically detect changes in routine and alert staff to possible problems. Similarly, wearable tech, such as smart watches give residents a chance to let staff know they are okay, without having to tell them face-to-face. As our retirement village customers have told us, a simple ‘I’m okay’ command can be the difference between someone feeling independent versus someone feeling monitored. Simplifying and improving security systems Smart technology gives care staff and security oversight of the needs of residents For the teams responsible for the safety of the people, places and spaces within retirement villages, smart technology is helping to improve and simplify their jobs. Smart technology gives care staff and security oversight of the needs of residents, and ensures rapid response if notified by an emergency alert, ensuring they know the exact location of the resident in need. And without the need to go and physically check-in on every resident, staff and management can ensure staff time is being used effectively. Resources can be distributed where they are needed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those residents who need extra consideration. 24/7 surveillance When planning the safety and security for retirement villages, and other residential spaces, it’s no use having traditional systems that only work effectively for 12 hours a day or need to update during the evening. Surveillance needs to be 24/7 and smart technology allows that without the physical intrusion into people’s spaces and daily lives. Smart technology ensures that systems speak to each other and are easily and effectively managed on one integrated system. This includes video surveillance, which has also become much more effective as a result of advanced video analytics, which automatically warn staff of suspicious behavior. Securing spaces amid COVID-19 This year has, of course, brought new challenges for safety. COVID-19 hit the retirement and residential care sectors hard, first with the initial wave of infections in mid-2020 and then, with the subsequent loneliness caused by the necessary separation of families. As essential workers, we worked closely with our customers to make sure they had everything they needed As essential workers, we worked closely with our customers to make sure they had everything they needed during this time, equipping residents with tablet devices to ensure they could stay connected with their families and friends. It allowed residents to keep in touch without risking transferring the virus. Thermal cameras and mask detection And now that we’re emerging out of COVID-19 restrictions and most residents can see their families again, we’re installing systems like thermal cameras and mask detection, so as to ensure that security will be alerted to anyone in the space experiencing a high temperature or not wearing proper PPE. Such steps give staff and families alike, the peace-of-mind that operational teams will be alerted at the earliest possible moment, should a COVID-19 risk appear. Thinking ahead to the next fifteen years, I’m excited at the prospect of further technological advancements in this space. Because at the end of the day, it’s not about how complex your security system is or how you compete in the industry. It’s about helping teams to protect the people, spaces and places that matter. I see smart technology playing a huge role in that for years to come.
As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes and sporting venues open-up to full capacity, a new disturbing trend has hit the headlines - poor fan behavior. Five NBA teams have issued indefinite bans on fans, who crossed the line of unacceptable behavior, during the NBA playoffs. Major League Baseball stadiums have a recurring problem with divisive political banners being strewn over walls, as part of an organized campaign, requiring fan ejections. There was a brawl between Clippers and Suns fans after Game 1 of their playoff series. And, the U.S. vs. Mexico Nations League soccer game over the Fourth of July weekend had to be halted, due to fans throwing objects at players and screaming offensive chants. Cracking down on poor fan behavior Security directors are consistently reporting a disturbing uptick in poor fan attitude and behavior With players across all major sports leagues commanding more power than ever before, they are demanding that sports venues crack down on poor fan behavior, particularly when they are the targets of that behavior. Whether it’s an extension of the social-media divisiveness that’s gripped society, or people unleashing pent up negative energy, following 15 months of social isolation, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, security directors are consistently reporting a disturbing uptick in poor fan attitude and behavior. They’re also reporting a chronic security guard shortage, like many businesses that rely on relatively low-cost labor, finding candidates to fill open positions has been incredibly difficult. Low police morale To add the third component to this perfect storm, many police departments are struggling with morale issues and officers are less likely to put themselves into positions, where they could wind up in a viral video. According to the Police Executive Research Forum, police officer retirements in the U.S. were up 45% in the April 2020 - April 2021 period, when compared to the previous year. Resignations were up 18%. In this environment, officers may be less likely to undertake fan intervention unless it’s absolutely necessary. This can seem like the worst of times for venue security directors, as they need more staff to handle increasingly unruly patrons, but that staff simply isn’t available. And, because the security guard staffing industry is a commoditized business, companies compete almost solely on price, which requires that they keep salaries as low as possible, which perpetuates the lack of interest in people participating in the profession. Digital Transformation There is only one way out of this conundrum and that is to make security personnel more efficient and effective. Other industries have solved similar staffing and cost challenges through digital transformation. For example, only a small percentage of the total population of restaurants in the U.S. used to offer home delivery, due to cost and staffing challenges of hiring dedicated delivery personnel. Advent of digital efficiency tools But with the advent of digital efficiency tools, now virtually all restaurants can offer delivery But with the advent of digital efficiency tools, such as UberEATS and DoorDash, now virtually all restaurants can offer delivery. Likewise, field-service personnel are digitally connected, so when new jobs arise, they can be notified and routed to the location. Compare this to the old paper-based days, when they wouldn’t know about any new jobs until they picked up their work schedule at the office, the next day and you can see how digital transformation makes each worker significantly more efficient. Security guards and manned guarding The security guard business has never undergone this kind of digital transformation. The state-of-the-art ‘technology’ has never changed - human eyes and ears. Yes, there are video cameras all over stadiums and other venues, but behind the scenes is a guard staring at a bunch of monitors, hoping to identify incidents that need attention. Meanwhile, there are other guards stationed around the stadium, spending most of their time watching people who are doing nothing wrong. Think about all the wasted time involved with these activities – not to mention the relentless boredom and ‘alert fatigue’ from false-positive incident reporting and you understand the fundamental inefficiencies of this labor-based approach to security. Now think about a world where there’s ubiquitous video surveillance and guards are automatically and pre-emptively notified and briefed, when situations arise. The fundamental nature of the security guards profession changes. Instead of being low paid ‘watchers’, they instead become digitally-empowered preventers. AI-based screening and monitoring technology This world is happening today, through Artificial Intelligence-based screening and monitoring technology. AI-powered weapons-detection gateways inform guards, when a patron entering the venue is carrying a gun, knife or other forbidden item. Instead of patting down every patron with metal in their pockets, which has been the standard practise since walk-through metal detectors were mandated by sports leagues following 9/11, guards can now target only those who are carrying these specific items. Video surveillance and AI-based analytics integration Combining surveillance video with AI-based advanced analytics can automatically identify fan disturbances Combining surveillance video with AI-based advanced analytics can automatically identify fan disturbances or other operational issues, and notify guards in real time, eliminating the need to have large numbers of guards monitoring video feeds and patrons. The business benefits of digitally transformed guards are compelling. A National Hockey League security director says he used to have 300 guards manning 100 walk-through metal detectors. By moving to AI solutions, he can significantly reduce the number of scanning portals and guards, and most importantly redeploy and gain further operational efficiencies with his overall operational strategy. Changing staffing strategy This changes the staffing strategy significantly and elevates the roles of guards. Suddenly, a US$ 20-per-hour ‘job’ becomes a US$ 40-per-hour profession, with guards transformed into digital knowledge workers delivering better outcomes with digitally enabled staffs. Beyond that, these digitally transformed guards can spend a much higher percentage of their time focused on tasks that impact the fan experience – whether it’s keeping weapons out of the building, pro-actively dealing with unruly fans before a broader disruption occurs, or managing business operations that positively impact fan patron experience. Digitally transforming security guards Perhaps most important, digitally transforming security guards elevates the profession to a more strategic level, which means better pay for the guards, better service for clients of guard services, and an overall better experience for fans. That’s a perfect storm of goodness for everyone.
Steven Kenny, Axis Communications, looks at the benefits of physical access control systems within smart environments, and how knowledge gaps and dated methods can inhibit adoption. Physical security is becoming more dynamic and more interconnected, as it evolves. Today’s modern access control solutions are about so much more than simply opening doors, with digitalization bringing multiple business benefits, which would simply not be possible using traditional models. Digital transformation While the digital transformation of processes and systems was already well underway, across many industries and sectors, it is the transformation of physical security from a standalone, isolated circuit, to a network-enabled, intelligent security solution that brings many benefits to the smart environment. Yet, with more organizations now looking to bring their physical security provision up to date, there are many considerations that must be addressed to maximize the potential of access control and video surveillance. Not least of which is that connecting physical security devices to a network presents risk, so it is increasingly important for IT teams to play a role in helping to facilitate the secure integration of physical and network technologies, as these two worlds increasingly converge. Improved access control in smart environments These urban constructs are capable of reducing waste, driving efficiencies and optimising resources The smart city offers significant benefits, reflected in the US$ 189 billion that is anticipated to be spent on smart city initiatives globally by 2023. These urban constructs are capable of reducing waste, driving efficiencies, optimizing resources and increasing citizen engagement. Technology, which is increasingly being incorporated to protect access points within the smart environment, can take many forms. These range from simple card readers to two factor authentication systems, using video surveillance as a secondary means of identification, right through to complex networks of thermal cameras, audio speakers and sensors. Frictionless access control During the COVID-19 pandemic, frictionless access control has provided an effective ‘hands free’ means of accessing premises, using methods such as QR code readers and facial recognition as credentials to prove identity. Frictionless access control brings health and safety into the equation, as well as the security of entrances and exits, minimizing the risk of infection, by removing the need to touch shared surfaces. Such systems can be customized and scaled to meet precise requirements. Yet, an increasing integration with open technologies and platforms requires collaboration between the worlds of physical security and IT, in order to be successful. Barriers to adoption Traditional suppliers and installers of physical security systems have built up a strong business model around their expertise, service and knowledge. Network connectivity and the IoT (Internet of Things) present a constantly shifting landscape, requiring the traditional physical security vendor to learn the language of IT, of open platforms, IP connectivity and software integration, in order to adapt to market changes and remain relevant. Many are now beginning to realize that connected network-enabled solutions are here to stay Those who cannot adapt, and are simply not ready for this changing market, risk being left behind, as the physical security landscape continues to shift and demand continues to increase. With end users and buyers looking for smarter, more integrated and business-focused solutions from their suppliers, it is clear that only those who are prepared will succeed in this space. Time will not stand still, and many are now beginning to realize that connected network-enabled solutions are here to stay, particularly within smart constructs which rely on such technology by their very nature. The importance of cyber hygiene Connecting any device to a network has a degree of risk, and it is, therefore, imperative that any provider not only understands modern connected technologies, but also the steps necessary to protect corporate networks. Cameras, access control systems and IP audio devices, which have been left unprotected, can potentially become backdoors into a network and used as access points by hackers. These vulnerabilities can be further compromised by the proliferation of connected devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). While the connection of devices to a network brings many advantages, there is greater potential for these devices to be used against the very business or industry they have been employed to protect when vulnerabilities are exploited. Cyber security considerations Cyber security considerations should, therefore, be a key factor in the development and deployment of new security systems. Access control technologies should be manufactured according to recognized cyber security principles, incident reporting and best practices. It is important to acknowledge that the cyber integrity of a system is only as strong as its weakest link and that any potential source of cyber exposure will ultimately impact negatively on a device’s ability to provide the necessary high levels of physical security. The future of access control There is a natural dispensation towards purchasing low-cost solutions There is a natural dispensation towards purchasing low-cost solutions that are perceived as offering the same value as their more expensive equivalents. While some have taken the decision to implement such solutions, in an attempt to unlock the required benefits, while saving their bottom line, the limited lifespan of these technologies puts a heavier cost and reputational burden onto organizations by their association. The future of access control, and of physical security as a whole, will, therefore, be dependent on the willingness of suppliers to implement new designs and new ways of thinking, based around high-quality products, and to influence the installers and others in their supply chains to embrace this new world. Cyber security key to keeping businesses safe In addition, cyber security considerations are absolutely vital for keeping businesses safe. The integration of cyber secure technologies from trusted providers will provide peace of mind around the safety or corporate networks, and integrity of the deployed technologies. As we move forward, access control systems will become data collection points and door controllers will become intelligent I/O devices. QR codes for visitor management and biometric face recognition for frictionless access control will increasingly be managed at the edge, as analytics in a camera or sensor. The future of access control presents an exciting and challenging time for those ready to accept it, to secure it and to help shape it, offering a true opportunity to innovate for a smarter, safer world.
Many of us take critical infrastructure for granted in our everyday lives. We turn on a tap, flip a switch, push a button, and water, light, and heat are all readily available. But it is important to remember that computerized systems manage critical infrastructure facilities, making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline is an example of the new types of threats. In addition, any number of physical attacks is also possibilities. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges of protecting critical infrastructure?
As an industry, we often speak in buzzwords. In addition to being catchy and easy to remember, these new and trendy industry terms can also reflect the state of the security market’s technology. In short, the latest buzzwords provide a kind of shorthand description of where the industry is - and where it’s going. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What new buzzword(s) rose to prominence in the security industry in 2020? (And how do they reflect industry trends?)
As a leader, I am a big proponent of using what’s happened in the past — and is currently happening in the present — to better prepare our business and our customers for what’s to come. Applying this mindset in the financial industry is particularly helpful. The emergence of various technologies and trends enables us to determine what we can optimize for the highest efficiency and satisfaction level. The past few years have been focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), data and analytics, and enhancing proactivity to mitigate the increasingly significant threat of fraud and cyber risks. While each of these elements will continue to play an essential role in the industry moving forward, we’re starting to see two common threads that will rise above all in the coming years: collaboration and convergence. When broken down in terms of its relevance for banks and credit unions, we can expect to see these trends in certain areas in the future. Security and customer engagement We’re starting to see two common threads that will rise above all in the coming years: collaboration and convergence There's no overstating the importance and value of one's hard-earned money. When it comes to keeping it safe, consumers demand their relationship with a financial institution is built on one powerful characteristic: trust. Customers must feel confident in placing their funds in someone else's hands, with the comfort and understanding that the institution's primary goal is to meet their needs while safeguarding information at all times. The digital transformation and incorporation of intelligent technology into the banking environment have undoubtedly changed how trust is defined in this industry. As customers become more tech-savvy, their idea of a trustworthy and engaging banking partner begins. We're seeing the necessity of digital services for elevating customer satisfaction, such as mobile banking, chat features, and intelligent virtual assistants, complementing in-person service, and modernising customer engagement. Now that customers are becoming more aware of some of the risks imposed by technology, simplifying and automating programs is more critical for banks than ever before. To address and mitigate customer concerns about data security and privacy, financial organizations must prioritise deploying an integrated, end-to-end solution that considers the vulnerability of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the risks of the cyber world. A security-led strategy But the aspect of security must remain at the centre of this strategy. As both the financial industry and the threats it faces become more complex, the promise of secure housing and management of one of our most sensitive assets is always top-of-mind. Ensuring adequate security, surveillance, and investigative processes are the key for banks to establish superior customer engagement and develop a healthy relationship based on protection. It’s a simple fact: Financial institutions can’t drive exceptional customer service without security having a seat at the table. In general, the customer experience is typically made up of these two elements above all else, and loyal customers place their trust in banks to demonstrate an apparent dedication to understanding how both sides impact one another — which is in more ways than one. Financial institutions can’t drive exceptional customer service without security having a seat at the table As we start to see the physical layouts of branches evolve to become more productive for customer engagement, it’s imperative to ensure that security is considered in these changes. For example, many bank environments are transitioning to be more liberal and free-flowing, which we will all take advantage of after the pandemic is behind us. These new environments could introduce various risks when it comes to employee and asset protection, making it paramount for security to react to this adjustment accordingly from a safety and fraud perspective. Physical security and IT By now, you’re probably more than familiar with the term “convergence.” The evolution of the threat landscape and the significance of risks that today’s banking and financial providers face have made the word top-of-mind. Organizations worldwide demand a more holistic approach to security to ensure they’re consistently protecting consumer data, employees, brand reputation, and infrastructure. Though this type of convergence has already begun to occur, the integration of physical and IT security will only become more critical in the years ahead. The use of advanced networked and cloud-based technologies in financial institutions — primarily through wireless network connections — has led to IT’s increased involvement in security decisions and operations, which is the right path to follow if a bank or credit union wants to ensure its solutions are protected against cyber threats. The collaboration between physical and IT security teams must exist at every level of the process; from procurement to installation to maintenance over time, it’s crucial that IT personnel are involved and asking the right questions. In the future, physical security groups will likely rely on IT professionals to help them solve problems regarding the technical and cyber sides of security solutions. Collaboration is key Whether it's due to the evolving risk landscape financial institutions face or the desire to adhere to customer demands, it’s become clear that collaboration will be the key to success for banks and credit unions in the future. A modernised customer engagement strategy must incorporate a focus on security, and that element of safety must be comprised of both physical and IT components. A modernised customer engagement strategy must incorporate a focus on security But while the traditional definition of convergence may seem simple to understand, we must look beyond these words to determine how exactly the practice can and should be implemented. In a more detailed sense, convergence can be defined as a marrying of cyber and physical security capabilities to form a comprehensive approach to identify potential threats and expand awareness for better event response. This level of “converged collaboration” fuels a unified and cohesive security strategy built with all areas of security in mind and can lead to better incident management and faster response. And with the potential impact of today’s security threats on a bank’s people, property, and brand, this approach is necessary to ensure that no stone is left unturned.
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