AMAG Technology, Inc. News

How Can Remote or Internet-Based Training Benefit Security?

Internet-based training has long provided a less-expensive alternative to in-person classroom time. There are even universities that provide most or all of their instruction online. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded acceptance even more and increased usage of internet-based meeting and learning tools. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How can remote or Internet-based training benefit the physical security market?

Industry Experts Reflect On Technology And Operational Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Close collaboration with customers has been a hallmark of the physical security industry for decades. And yet, less ability to collaborate face-to-face to discuss customer needs has been a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. “True innovation, which comes from close collaboration with customers, is more difficult to achieve remotely,” said Howard Johnson, President and COO, AMAG Technology, adding “Not being able to visit in person has not been helpful. Kurt John, Chief Cybe...

How is AI Changing the Security Market?

Artificial intelligence is more than just the latest buzzword in the security marketplace. In some cases, smarter computer technologies like AI and machine learning (ML) are helping to transform how security operates. AI is also expanding the industry’s use cases, sometimes even beyond the historic province of the security realm. It turns out that AI is also a timely tool in the middle of a global pandemic. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How is artificial intelligence...

Beyond Video Analytics, What Are the Benefits of AI and Machine Learning?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have made a big splash in the physical security market, transforming video analytics to a new level of accuracy. In fact, the terms have become common buzzwords throughout the industry. However, the potential for AI and machine learning to impact the physical security industry goes far beyond their ability to improve video analytics. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Beyond better video analytics, how can artificial intelligence...

PSIA To Showcase Commercial Implementation Of The Virtual PLAI Experience At ISC West 2020

In 2019, the PSIA decided to have one of the most compelling demonstrations for its PLAI specification at ISC West 2020. It would rely on a cloud-based agent, which would allow attendees to badge and authenticate at various vendor’s stands who had implemented the spec. In 2020, technical development was progressing well and eight vendors were set to have PLAI implemented in devices and systems at their various booths and suites in Las Vegas. Of course, ISC West was canceled, but the group...

Hikvision Launches Optimus Software To Offer Seamless Integration With HikCentral Platform

Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, announces the launch of Hikvision Optimus – a system-level middleware product, for integration of events, alarms and data synchronization between HikCentral and other systems like access control, building management systems, and IoT devices. For example, integrating HikCentral with access control systems via Optimus software helps customers operate more efficiently. This integration enables users to quickly and easily...

AMAG Technology Launches Symmetry Business Intelligence To Provide Critical Information Through Data Analysis

AMAG Technology, a G4S company, expands its security offering with Symmetry Business Intelligence, a robust analytics engine designed to provide critical information via data analysis. Organizations can use the data from their access control system to determine if an employee or contractor is displaying abnormal behavior. AMAG Technology is a pioneer in unified security solutions that helps organizations mitigate risk, ensure compliance, and lower the overall cost of a security program. Risk s...

AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Business Intelligence Delivers Risk-Based Approach To Analyzing Physical Access Data Sets

Symmetry Business Intelligence analyzes how a person’s access activity is tracked and patterns established based on a risk score methodology. Anomalous behavior may raise a person’s score, and high-risk identities are flagged in a dashboard. Identify the employees Dashboards within Symmetry Business Intelligence provide the security team with an at-a-glance look at identities with the highest risk scores. Scores are generated based on the reader location, time of day and a user&rsq...

AMAG Safeguards Valdosta Regional Airport

Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia offers three daily commercial flights to and from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, along with general aviation. The airport contains three runways, two of which are used by commercial aircraft. The airport offers ground transportation, free parking, a Subway restaurant, and many other services such as hangar space and flight training to name a few. Previously, Valdosta Regional Airport operated a legacy Matrix access control system...

AMAG Hosted A Fundraiser For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital At Its 20th Security Engineering Symposium

AMAG Technology, a G4S company, hosted a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at its 20th annual Security Engineering Symposium this past weekend in San Diego, California. Almost $33,000.00 was raised at the closing Awards and Gala dinner with both AMAG Technology and G4S matching attendee donations. “We are incredibly thankful for the generosity shown by our AMAG community of customers, dealers, consultants and friends who came together to raise such an impressive d...

Boon Edam Inc. To Unveil New Compact Turnstile And Exhibit Integrated Solutions At ISC West 2020

Boon Edam Inc., a globally renowned security entrances and architectural revolving doors provider, has announced that they are introducing a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, in a world premiere, in booth #8037 at the ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas on March 18-20, 2020. ISC West is the international largest security event in North America bringing together close to 30,000 participants for networking, education and discovery of new technology. In addition to showcasing this newest...

AMAG Releases Symmetry Control Room V4.5 To Improve Response Time And Security Management

AMAG Technology, a provider of unified solutions that help organizations mitigate risk, releases Symmetry Control Room V4.5. Symmetry Control Room V4.5 is an open architecture command and control platform that unifies security. It brings together multiple, disparate systems into a single, personalized user interface which improves response time and security management. “The newest version of Symmetry Control Room offers many feature enhancements to simplify the security process while deli...