Surveillance & Security News for April 2018

School Security Benefits From Advanced Communication Technology

With the recent tragic events in Florida, it’s evident that schools require more tools to help ensure their students’ safety. With that, school and municipal officials all over the country are looking for more advanced ways to combat gun violence. While there is no perfect solution for the myriad of threats and emergencies with which our schools are confronted, many have looked to technology to help improve communications before, during and after incidents. For schools across the...

How Physical Security Consultants Ensure Cybersecurity For End Users

Cybersecurity talk currently dominates many events in the physical security industry. And it’s about time, given that we are all playing catch-up in a scary cybersecurity environment where threats are constant and constantly evolving. I heard an interesting discussion about cybersecurity recently among consultants attending MercTech4, a conference in Miami hosted by Mercury Security and its OEM partners. The broad-ranging discussion touched on multiple aspects of cybersecurity, including...

IDIS Enhances Partner Support With New Suite Of E-learning Resources At ISC West 2018

IDIS placed partner training and education front and center at the ISC West 2018 show in Las Vegas earlier this month, highlighting the global surveillance manufacturer’s latest set of flexible, in-depth training and education resources available online at no additional charge to the company’s partners. The three new e-learning modules, focused on IDIS DirectIP, DirectCX, the IDIS Center video management software (VMS) offerings, are designed specifically for engineers, project mana...

ASSA ABLOY Integrates Aperio Wireless Technology With Identiv's Hirsch Velocity 3.6

ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, announced the integration of their Aperio wireless lock technology with the Hirsch Velocity 3.6 integrated solution from Identiv, a global provider of physical security and secure identification. The Aperio integration offers Identiv customers an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to their existing Hirsch Velocity security management system. Aperio is a global wireless platform available across a broad range of locking...

How Successful Was ISC West For Exhibitors And Visitors?

The reviews are in, and ISC West was another hit. Brisk attendance and a comprehensive lineup of the industry’s top companies and products contributed to another successful show for Reed Exhibitions. Our Expert Panel Roundtable, who have attended many such events, added their own reflections to the industry’s post-ISC glow. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How successful was ISC West 2018 for security industry exhibitors and visitors?

Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Intrusion Detection Dynamics In The Security Industry

With the ever-growing availability of video data thanks to the low cost of high-resolution video cameras and storage, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning analytics now have become a necessity for the physical security industry, including access control and intrusion detection. Minimizing human error and false positives are the key motivations for applying AI technologies in the security industry. What Is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial intelligence is the ability of machines to...

Inner Range’s Integration Day To Demonstrate Biometric Access Control Solutions

Inner Range access control customers can now benefit from biometric credentials, thanks to a new partnership with biometric technology company, Zwipe. The new service, which uses clients’ existing card readers, is one of several intelligent integrations Inner Range will be demonstrating at a free Integration Showcase on April 24, 2018, at its European HQ near Reading, Berkshire. Other integrators at the event include Morse Watchmans which combines key locker control and asset management s...

ASSA ABLOY Integrates Aperio Wireless Lock Technology With EdgeConnector Physical Access Control Software

ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, announced the integration of their Aperio™ wireless lock technology with EdgeConnector: the physical access control software from Dot Origin that radically strengthens and simplifies access management. The Aperio integration offers Dot Origin customers an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to their new and existing EdgeConnector installations. Aperio is a global wireless platform available across a broad range of...

HSI Sensing Announces Expansion Of High-security Sentinel Sensors At ISC West 2018

HSI Sensing, an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of custom reed switch and sensor technology, announced at ISC WEST 2018 that its high-security sensors product line – Sentinel – now includes four new UL 634 certified sensors. HSI launched its Sentinel sensors line in 2017 as an enhanced technology for high-security intrusion detection.    “We are excited to offer an expanded line of Sentinel products to our customers,” said Ryan Posey, CEO of HSI Sensing. &ldqu...

ASSA ABLOY Integrates IP-Enabled Access Control Locks With Viscount Systems’ Freedom Access Control

ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, announced the integration of its IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks with Viscount Systems’ open platform, web-based security management solution: Freedom Access Control. The IP integration offers end-users more options for expanding their physical security system easily and affordably using IP-enabled locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands CORBIN RUSSWIN and SARGENT. The IP-enabled range include locks t...

Live-streaming Mobile Surveillance Takes Cameras To The Action

Video surveillance across the world is growing exponentially and its major application is in both public safety and law enforcement. Traditionally, it has been fixed surveillance where cameras provide live streams from fixed cameras situated in what is considered strategic locations. But they are limited in what they can see given by their very definition of being “fixed”. The future of video surveillance includes the deployment of more mobile video surveillance with the benefits it...

Matrix Comsec Presents Biometric Access Control Solutions For Data Center Security

Data centers are a challenging domain, the success of which depends on security of client data. Most data centers store data for more than one organization. It is very crucial for the data centers to prevent any unauthorized access of data. Matrix offers a solution whereby data racks are secured biometrically, with records of every access along with its duration. Only authorized person can access specific racks for the stipulated time using biometric verification. The solution is available in...

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