Surveillance & Security News for January 2018

CNL Software To Demonstrate IPSecurityCenter PSIM Solution At Intersec Dubai 2018

CNL Software, a developer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, has announced that it will be demonstrating its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution, as chosen by leading law enforcement, Safe City and CNI organizations in the Middle East, on booth S1-C27 at Intersec Dubai 2018. CNL Software will also be presenting on the Promise Technology EMEA booth SA-C28 during the show. Intersec has become the region’s premium trade platform on security and safety, and this year will...

SIA Predicts Top Physical Security Trends For 2018

In the wake of Securing New Ground event in New York City in 2016, the Security Industry Association (SIA) published an inaugural “Security Megatrends” report that assessed for major “megatrends” for the security industry in 2017. 10 Major Megatrends Only days ago, SIA published “Security Megatrends: The 2018 Vision for the Security Industry,” again identifying 10 major megatrends to watch in the year ahead. SIA saw a great deal of activity unfold in 2017, a...

IP Convergence And IoT Drove Security Camera Market In 2017

This year has unfolded generally as predicted. Complete solutions have enabled IP video to further penetrate the small to medium business markets. IP convergence opened up new fast-growing markets for IP intercoms and IP audio systems. The preponderance of IoT devices has driven cybersecurity efforts to new heights. In addition, lower prices, along with the increasing investment needed in R&D to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, have led to market consolidation. IoT Creates Oppor...

OPTEX Demonstrates Multi-layered Approach To Protecting Critical Infrastructure At Intersec 2018

Sensor manufacturer OPTEX will be demonstrating its multi-layered approach to protecting critical infrastructure – from the initial outer perimeter to the inner areas, including detection of unauthorized access. “In the Middle East region,” says Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa), “we are focusing on the high security element of our intrusion detection portfolio that protects critical infrastructure as there is the requiremen...

WaveLynx Technologies Announces Release Of SIA-Standard OSDP Access Reader

WaveLynx Technologies, a developer of customizable physical security readers and credentialing, announced the release of their newest wall mount access reader to their Ethos product portfolio. The Ethos product line are the first access readers manufactured to leverage the full extent of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) V2.1.7 specification with the use of Secure Channel-encrypted communication and remote upgrade and maintenance capabilities....

VIZpin Announces Launch Of VIZpin ROLES, Simplifying Access Control Administration

VIZpin, a provider of Smartphone Access Control, has announced the launch of VIZpin ROLES. This major update to the popular Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) greatly simplifies system administration for small, medium and large access control applications. With VIZpin ROLES, you can grant access to large groups of users using a pre-defined list of readers with unique schedules for each reader so managing complex operations is now fast and convenient. It also provides significant savings by eli...

Iris ID's Biometric Technology Helps Ensure Free And Fair Election In Somaliland, Africa

The recently completed presidential election in Somaliland was the world’s first to use iris recognition to create a voter registration list and remove duplicate names from the rolls. The iris-based biometric technology, from Iris ID, helped ensure a free and fair election, so important for the autonomous state to gain the international recognition it seeks. A 60-member team of international observers, representing 27 countries, certified the November election as free and fair – a c...

GTT Introduces Opticom PCaaS To Ensure Safe Emergency Control

When responding to an emergency, firefighters and EMS personnel know that every second counts. That’s why more than 3,100 cities around the world rely on OpticomTM priority control to help get their emergency vehicles on scene quickly and safely. But many municipalities don’t have the time or resources to install and maintain those systems. Therefore, to meet the changing demands of today’s first responders, GTT is introducing a new way to get reliable priority control at inter...

Watergate Lock Leading To President Nixon’s Fall Sold For $62,500

The lock burglars picked to break into the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters at the Watergate Complex in 1972, sold tonight for $62,500 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. The cover-up by the Nixon administration would be known as “Watergate” and led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974.  Five burglars tampered the four-pound brass lock from stairwell #2 at the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972 to vandalize the Democratic Nationa...

Hikvision Releases Next-gen NVR 4.0 GUI With User-friendly Interface

Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has launched a new generation of firmware for network video recorders, called NVR 4.0. The firmware will bring new visual design and new features, providing the ultimate user experience. It will be launched in the Hikvision Super I series and I series NVR devices, replacing the older NVR 3.0 GUI. Older devices will also be to benefit from the new firmware. Based on a brand-new design, a harmon...

Surveon Cloud NVR Solutions With Multiple Storage Architectures Facilitate Efficient System Integration

Surveon, the enterprise NVR solutions provider, has launched Cloud NVR solutions which support SAN, DAS, NAS and cloud in one unified storage system and provide multiple storage architectures such as SAN+NVR, NAS+NVR and NAS+NVR+Cloud for data storage, folder sharing and cloud backup, in order to give SIs the most flexible option for integrating systems. From SMB to multinational corporations, Cloud NVR Solutions provide multiple storage architectures, making it suitable for a variety of projec...

Secutech 2018 features IoT security solutions for growing vertical markets

Secutech 2018, an exhibition for the security industry, is scheduled to be held form 25 to 27 April 2018 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan. The fair is expected to welcome more than 400 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions (2017: 372 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions), and will this year correspond with the industry’s evolutionary shifts in buying habits. Toward Cross-Industry Cooperation The emergence of IoT, AI and big data has reshaped the traditional security i...

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