Surveillance & Security News for December 2020

Retail Security In 2021 And Beyond

This year has brought about changes in virtually every sector. As with other frontline industries, the security sector has been tested more than those able to move entirely to remote working. While the promise of a vaccine means an end is in sight, the post-COVID era will not bring with it a return to the ‘normal’ we knew before the pandemic. Organizations have adapted, becoming more resilient and agile and this will have lasting effects. The coming months will continue to be testi...

Third Millennium Announced The Launch Of New Anti-Ligature Reader

Third Millennium is pleased to announce the launch of a flush-mounted Ligature Resistant reader. The RX5M is a Third Millennium styled flush-mounted Ligature Resistant reader. The unit is a multi-technology reader suitable to interface with all standard access control systems. This unit offers impact-resistant construction with a high degree of protection against vandalism and malicious attack. Quick and easy installation The stainless-steel flush fit assembled housing may be secured to a re...

Third Millennium Announced The Launch Of New Panel Mount Reader

Third Millennium is pleased to announce the launch of a flush Panel Mount reader. The RX5 is a Third Millennium styled flush Panel Mount reader. The unit is a multi-technology reader suitable to interface with all standard access control systems and may be used in speed gates and turnstiles, or other third-party enclosures. Having provided readers with turnstiles and speed gates for many years, this is the first product specifically designed for this market. Contactless entry Steve Greenaway...

3 Reasons Why You Haven’t Adopted AI Into Your Surveillance Operation And Why You Can Now

The explosion of artificial intelligence used to enhance business processes, propel innovative products, and further automation has touched essentially every industry to date. The security sector, notable for its maturity and complexity, is not exempt from the AI tidal wave. In fact, quite the opposite, the security sector and more specifically the domain of video surveillance have seen an emergence of AI-powered solutions both hardware and software. The widespread adoption of IP cameras, clou...

FLIR Systems Develops Deep Learning Facemask Detection Prototype In Two Days

Facemasks are a critical tool for fighting the spread of COVID-19 virus and are proven to be most effective when face coverings are worn universally. As stores and businesses reopen, ensuring all occupants wear a facemask is essential. However, the additional resources required to monitor patrons can further strain businesses already struggling to meet other sanitation and social distancing guidelines. Deep Learning solutions are capable of automatically detecting anyone in violation of facemas...

Bosch Releases A New Version Of AIoT Video Software Solution Supporting Safe Social Distancing

The latest release of ‘Intelligent Insights’ from Bosch offers a software widget update that supports safe social distancing. Intelligent Insights is an ‘AIoT’ video software solution – which combines the connectivity of physical products with the application of artificial intelligence (AI) – that gives customers the power to predict based on live and historical data. Intelligent Insights taps data from Bosch video cameras with built-in AI and pulls it into a...

Qualys Identifies Vulnerabilities By Analyzing Anonymized Vulnerabilities Across Worldwide Customer Base

Qualys, Inc., a pioneer and renowned provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, announced its research team, using the Qualys Cloud Platform, has identified 7.54 million vulnerabilities related to FireEye Red Team assessment tools and compromised versions of SolarWinds Orion, tracked as Solorigate or SUNBURST, across its 15,700-member customer base. Of the vulnerabilities identified, researchers noted that across 5.29 million unique assets most are related to the FireEye Red Tea...

Solving The Staffing Storm Created By COVID-19 This Winter

The Security industry’s role in maintaining safe workplaces has never been more critical. Yet, individual security officers remain likely to drop shifts at the last minute and with greater frequency in the current climate, with illness, lockdown, self-isolation and home-schooling all common reasons for being off. Having a reliable bench with relief officers on hand has never been more important. Sorting drops internally (as opposed to using agency officers) is no longer nice to have to im...

Safer Scotland Attracts Three More Senior Security Industry Professionals As It Continues Its Rapid Growth Trajectory

High-tech, Scottish-based site security company Safer Scotland has significantly enhanced its senior team as it continues to expand into the wider UK with the appointment of three security sector professionals. The Paisley-headquartered enterprise has secured the services of Peter Simpson as Head of Sales, Julian Free as Systems Specialist, and Paul McKenna as Business Development Executive. All three have chosen to join Safer Scotland from competitors within the industry. Head of sales Peter...

PSA Security Network Announce Appointment Of Matt Barnette As New Chief Executive Officer

PSA Security Network (PSA), the globally renowned systems integrator consortium, has announced the appointment of Matt Barnette as its next Chief Executive Officer. PSA’s current CEO, Bill Bozeman, plans to retire from the organization in 2021. Matt Barnette most recently served as Vice President of Physical Access Control Solutions North America Business Unit for HID Global and previously held the role of President at Mercury Security. “We are thrilled Matt has accepted our offer t...

ATG Access Partners With ESCO To Increase Sales Of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Solutions Across Asia

ATG Access, a global innovator of road blockers, bollards and barriers, announces a new partnership with Singapore-based ESCO Pte Ltd, that will strengthen their position as a supplier of hostile vehicle mitigation solutions across Asia. The three-year agreement will grant exclusive rights to ESCO to manufacture, supply, install and maintain ATG Access equipment, enabling ATG Access to strengthen its customer support and product offering in the region. Hostile vehicle mitigation ESCO has exte...

Crane Agency Opts For CyberCube’s Broking Manager Software

St Louis-headquartered insurance brokerage Crane Agency is to roll out CyberCube’s Broking Manager, the cyber risk analytics platform for insurance intermediaries. Crane Agency is a US top 100 retail insurance broker, the oldest west of the Mississippi. Established in 1885, the business is licensed in 50 states and has four other offices in Missouri with over 250 staff. Broking Manager is the first software-as-a-service application CyberCube has built specifically for the insurance broki...

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