Surveillance & Security News for December 2017

Video Surveillance In 2017: Deep Learning And Cloud-based Analytics Broke Through

2017 witnessed a continued decline in the cost of cameras. While this creates a challenge for camera companies, it creates two clear opportunities: (1) Product differentiation now relies more heavily on software rather than camera parameters, which drives more focus and rapid innovation on the software side, and (2) cameras have become more affordable which encourages an increase in the adoption rate and size of surveillance projects.   Artificial Intelligence Surveillance Applications Ad...

ASSA ABLOY Joins Z-Wave Alliance’s Board Of Directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, today announces the addition of ASSA ABLOY to the Alliance Board of Directors. Owner of leading and trusted lock brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock and ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Huawei, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs. Smart Security And Connected Access Control &ldqu...

Redvision Appoints Stephen Lightfoot As Technical Director

Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES and VOLANT rugged, PTZ dome cameras and Redcop, rapid deployment systems, has promoted Stephen Lightfoot to the position of Technical Director. The appointment is a result of Redvision’s continued growth in UK and international markets and successful expansion of its IP and analog product ranges. X-SERIES And VOLANT PTZ Camera Projects Paul Hucker, Redvision director, said, “Stephen’s responsibilities include managing the technic...

Redvision Launches VOLANT PTZ Rugged Dome Camera For Outdoor Security

Redvision, a UK manufacturer of high-performance, rugged CCTV cameras and housings, has launched IP and analogue VOLANT rugged domes. The VOLANT is by far the fastest, quietest and most accurate rugged PTZ camera available in today’s security industry. Identical Web Interface For VOLANT And X-SERIES Stephen Lightfoot, technical director at Redvision, explains, “The VOLANT draws on Redvision’s extensive experience of building cameras for tough, hazardous and corrosive, outdoor...

FLIR Systems Launches FB-Series ID Thermal Fixed Bullet Camera With Intrusion And Perimeter Detection

FLIR Systems, Inc. introduces the FB-Series ID, the latest fixed bullet thermal security camera in the FB-Series family. Combining best-in-class thermal image detailing and high-performance onboard analytics, the FB-Series ID is ideal for narrow to wide area perimeter detection and sterile-zone monitoring. Improved Analytic Performance The FB-Series ID features accurate video analytics that are capable of classifying human or vehicular intrusions. Combined with FLIR’s custom Automatic Ga...

Yale Commercial Launches 6000 Series Exit Devices With A-ALR Emergency Exit Technology

Yale Commercial, an ASSA ABLOY group company is pleased to announce its A-ALR emergency exit option for 6000 Series exit devices. Featuring the sleek lines of the original 6000 Series exit device, with the complete features of an alarmed exit device, the new A-ALR emergency exit option for the Yale 6000 Series exit device is suitable for commercial applications concerned with loss prevention, including retail, hospitality and more. The 6000 Series exit device with A-ALR emergency exit option ha...

British Standard Institution revises information security management system norms

BSI, the business standards company, has revised its guidance standard for information security management systems, BS 7799-3 ‘guidelines for information security risk management.’ BS 7799-3 specifically assists organizations regarding the risks and opportunities aspects in the internationally recognized ISO 27001 information technology, security techniques, information security management systems and requirements. BS 7799-3 provides guidance on defining, applying, maintaining and e...

GJD Supports Key 103’s Mission Christmas Cash For Kids

GJD announces its support for Key 103’s Mission Christmas Cash for Kids appeal, which aims to make Christmas special for local children. GJD will be hosting its official Christmas jumper day, which is a great opportunity for all staff and visitors to wear their festive jumpers and make a cash donation to support Key 103’s Mission Christmas. In 2016, the appeal generated upwards of £15.5 million in gifts and donations which were distributed to more than 360,000 disadvantaged ki...

How Drone Detection Will Protect Cyber Security In 2018

Over the past year, there was an unprecedented rise in drone incidents. Drones were unwelcomed at and threatening the physical and cybersecurity of defense organizations, stadiums, corporations, and data centers, among organizations with critical infrastructure. Legislation is only just emerging now, and laws protecting airspace are hard to enforce, especially if a pilot is unaware of the risks of their flight or is flying with malicious intent. Laws can be circumvented, but detection technology...

Connected, Cyber-secure Solutions Will Lead The Security Market In 2018

2017 was quite an interesting and eventful year for the physical security industry. The economy has been robust and technology has become progressively sophisticated—with interactive services, cloud computing and network-based solutions taking charge to provide new insights to installers and their end-user customers. The Internet of Things is creating increasingly integrated solutions, with a heightened emphasis on total connectivity. Changing Security Expectations World events have als...

2018 Will Leverage IoT To Integrate Security And Other Sensor-based Technology

2017 was a very interesting year within the security industry. Although the overall economy seems to be in a stable and growing state, security spending seems to have become more “thought-out” and strategic as opposed to some of the impulsive spending on the latest pieces of technology to hit the marketplace. Many end users and integrators are thinking more long-term and some of the biggest concerns have been scalability and interoperability. Unified Management Platforms One of the...

NBCS Consultancy launched to offer law enforcement agencies with security management service

National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not-for-profit organization that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, has announced the introduction of a new consultancy service. NBCS Consultancy is specifically designed to help members and non-members alike configure effective security strategies, implement risk based deployment, address loss prevention and online fraud, and deliver effective policy and stakeholder manageme...

Connected Technologies Introduces Connect ONE Cyber-Security Interface

Hacking, data theft and security system compromise: it’s in the news daily. And as the internet of Things (loT) continues to introduce more network-connected sensors and devices, security dealers need to offer customers cyber-hardened products. The Connect ONE web-hosted service from Connected Technologies, LLC is purpose-built with safeguards that make it extremely difficult for unauthorized persons to use bots and other malicious tools to access systems. Network Access Control With Buil...

Messe Essen’s New East Fair Building Inaugurated At North Rhine-Westphalia

A festive ceremony with around 500 invited guests from the political, economic, media and fair sectors took place at Messe Essen in order to celebrate the conclusion of the first phase of the modernization of the fair site right on time. With the opening of the new glass foyer which covers an area of 2,000 m² and has directly adjoining new congress rooms, the construction project started in May 2016 is reaching its most important milestone.The first half of the new Hall 6, which covers an a...

Security 101 Donates Integrated Security Products And Services In Corporate Giving Program

Security 101 announces 15 offices across the US will participate in the 6th Annual Gift of Security corporate giving program. The Gift of Security is a national corporate giving initiative providing $10,000 worth of integrated security services from Security 101 and equipment from product partner, Axis Communications, to one nonprofit winner at each participating office location. Local civic leaders helped each office select three deserving organizations to receive a system. Online voting to de...

Identiv Launches Cisco-Integrated ICPAM 3.1 Management Application For Physical Access

Identiv, Inc. announced the launch of Identiv Connected Physical Access Manager (ICPAM) 3.1, the latest update to Identiv’s management application for physical access that is tightly integrated into Cisco technology, including Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (7.9), Cisco IP Telephony, and Cisco Instant Connect. ICPAM 3.1 introduces upgrades and new features, including the ICPAM Data Center Cabinet Solution, Input Module support for the ICPAM EM-100 Power over Ethernet (PoE) edge controlle...

ASSA ABLOY Provides High Security Doorset For Residential Access Control

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a global provider in door opening solutions, has manufactured a high-security doorset for upmarket residential developments. Following a surge in demand by architects, specifiers and contractors for high-end residential doors that combine robust protection with a premium finish, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has developed a bespoke doorset solution that combines detailed aesthetics with secure protection. High-Level Security And Access Contro...

Stocksigns Group Highlights CCTV Surveillance And Signage Norms For Businesses

According to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) there are estimated to be up to 6 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the United Kingdom. Many businesses use CCTV systems for their security benefits, however the images of people captured is classified as personal data. Due to this, businesses must comply with the Data Protection Act, or from May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Danny Adamson, Managing Director of Surrey-based signage makers Stocksigns Gro...

Intersec 2018 Showcases Artificial Intelligence Based Systems For Homeland Security Market

The Middle East homeland security market is on course for significant growth over the next five years, with revenues more than doubling in value from an estimated US$9.6 billion in 2017 to US$19.7 billion by 2022, new research has revealed. Integrated Public Security Solutions According to analysts Frost & Sullivan (F&S), the regional homeland security market, comprising monitoring and surveillance systems, restricted entry systems, and perimeter security solutions, will grow annually...

Checkpoint Systems' ApparelGUARD Magnet Detection Technology Detects Use Of Tag Detachers In Fitting Rooms

It has been proven that fitting rooms present retailers with a great opportunity to sell more merchandise, but can also act as a “safe haven’ for dishonest shoppers to conceal garments and steal them. According to the most recent Global Retail Theft Barometer, apparel retail specialists have one of the highest shrinkage rates globally, accounting for 1.8% of sales. To help minimize the risk of this concealment theft, Checkpoint Systems, a global leading provider of source to shopper...

Surveillance Data And Artificial Intelligence To Drive Video Analytics In 2018

The security industry remains interested in capturing actionable data from video analytics and this year we saw increasing interest from non-security industries. While still a relatively young industry for our market—think of where Google was with collecting metadata 10 years ago—video security works with similar algorithms for capturing various scenarios. The data this provides is becoming more valuable not only for security purposes, but also for business operations, such as deter...

Top Practical Strategies For Biometric Adoption

Biometric identification technologies today are becoming pervasive. Many smartphones offer fingerprint unlock options, and most organizations have at least considered the technology as a solution for their identification and access needs. While biometrics have dramatically improved in the past several years to deliver faster, more efficient and more secure solutions, not everyone is ready for the change. New York MTA Case Study But does that mean that organizations need to hold off on implemen...

Dahua Integrates Surveillance Solutions With JVSG IP Video System Design Tool For Optimized Surveillance System Planning

Dahua Technology, a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, announced its partnership with IPICA, Ltd. (widely known as JVSG), a professional CCTV design software company. Starting early December of 2017, JVSG’s IP Video System Design Tool supports most of Dahua video products. Users can visualise, automate, and standardize the planning, design and analysis of video surveillance system comprised of Dahua IP cameras and recorders. System integrators and distributors ha...

COMPRION’s UT³ NFC-service Testing Platform Validates GSMA TS.27 NFC Test Cases For GCF WI-249

During the recent GCF CAG#52 October meeting in Venice, the new work item 249 was activated. This was possible because 100% of the contained test cases were validated on COMPRION test systems. “The work item covers several technologies such as card emulation, Bearer Independent Protocol (BIP), general device support, and Android-specific device support,” says Hajo Sandschneider, Marketing Director at COMPRION. “The referenced test cases are defined in the GSMA TS.27 NFC Handse...

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