Surveillance & Security News for January 2021

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Announces The Seamless Integration Of Aperio Locks With Nedap’s AEOS Access Control System

Aperio wireless locks from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions now integrate seamlessly with the versatile AEOS access control by Nedap to bring a range of concrete business benefits. Optimizing access control with these battery-powered wireless locks can boost convenience for building users and help make better use of spaces. It can increase efficiency by enabling the integration of functions and processes across the organization. Existing AEOS users can integrate battery powered Aperio devices to ex...

HID Global Clarifies Customer Advisory On Third-party Devices

HID Global has released a ‘customer advisory’ on the use of third-party ‘parasitic’ devices that harvest power from the host HID reader. HID customer advisory The company states in the advisory that using the devices with an HID reader is an improper modification and misuse of the HID reader and the HID products used in conjunction with the reader. HID also lists devices from Safetrust, Proxy, Suprema and Zerv in the advisory. Steve Carney, Vice President of Product Mar...

What Will Be The Biggest Security Trends In 2021?

We are several weeks into 2021, and it is already shaping up to be an eventful year. The happenings and trends from 2020 will likely carry over into the new year, but in a fast-moving industry such as ours, there will also be additional trends to watch. Looking toward the year ahead, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the biggest security trends in 2021?

LenelS2 Announces The Launch Of BlueDiamond Cellphone-Ready Readers That Enable Seamless Upgrade To Mobile Credentials

LenelS2 announced a new line of BlueDiamondTM cellphone-ready readers. The new multi-technology readers are cost-effective, designed to provide simultaneous support for a wide range of physical credentials and can be seamlessly upgraded to support BlueDiamond cellphone credentials. LenelS2, a global provider of advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a renowned global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. “Acc...

ASIS Foundation Awards COVID-19 Support Grants To Security Professionals Impacted By Pandemic

ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, announces that since the launch of the program in November 2020, the ASIS Foundation has awarded more than 120 COVID-19 support grants to its global membership. This is a major component of the association’s efforts to address the global economic climate and those security communities hit hardest by the pandemic. The ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees approved $100,000 in grants to be awarded to ASIS members in need...

Rohde & Schwarz Installs R&S QPS201 Quick Personnel Security (QPS) Scanner At Kerry Airport

Rohde & Schwarz has installed Ireland’s first Quick Personnel Security (QPS) scanner at Kerry Airport, Farranfore, Ireland, delivering state-of-the-art technology that enables a high throughput, enhanced security, and increased safety for airport customers and staff. The airport has chosen the latest model, the latest generation R&S QPS201 launched earlier in 2020, becoming the first Rohde & Schwarz security scanner installation in Ireland. R&S QPS201 security scanner Th...

Check Point Identifies A Security Vulnerability In TikTok’s ‘Find Friends’ Feature

Researchers at cyber-security specialist Check Point Research have identified a security vulnerability in TikTok’s ‘Find Friends’ feature. If left unpatched, the vulnerability would have enabled an attacker to access a user's profile details and the phone number associated with their account, making it possible to build a database of users and their related phone numbers for use in malicious activity. Certain profile settings Profile details that were accessible via the vuln...

Messe Frankfurt India To Host The Ninth Edition Of Secutech India To Resolve The Safety And Security Issues

A significant platform that brings together safety and security industry players under one roof, Secutech India 2021 is set to be held in September at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai. The edition will be a hotbed of strong business opportunities and knowledge-exchange among channel players. With the combined expertise of Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Ltd in organizing security and fire safety shows across Asia, Messe Frankfurt India is set to host the ninth edition of Secutech India fro...

Caress Kennedy of Allied Universal Reappointed To The New York Board Supporting The Workforce Innovation And Opportunity Act

Allied Universal, a renowned security and facility services company in North America, announces the reappointment of Caress Kennedy to the New York board supporting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Board, in partnership with the Mayor, provides overall policy guidance and oversight on the implementation of WIOA in New York City. A member since 2014, Kennedy was reappointed to the board for the remainder of WIOA’s three...

Radiflow Now At 5,000 Sites Globally, Post Record Year With New Products And Strong Growth In Customers And Revenues

Radiflow, a renowned provider of cybersecurity solutions for industrial automation networks, announced significant growth in revenues and bookings following the launch of new products in 2020 and continued international expansion. “Although last year has been a challenge for many vendors due to the impact of the global pandemic reducing overall IT spending, the OT cybersecurity space has been relatively unaffected and Radiflow has experienced its best year to date,” explains Ilan Ba...

PAC Residential Cloud Access Control Technology Ensures Enhanced Safety And Security For Residents Of The London Borough Of Ealing

Located in the heart of west London, Ealing Council serves the residents and businesses of the UK capital's fourth largest borough. With a vast housing portfolio and a commitment to keeping residents as safe and secure as possible, Ealing Council benefits from the use of PAC’s innovative cloud-based access control solution, PAC Residential Cloud. The London Borough of Ealing comprises seven major towns, Ealing, Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale and Southall. Ealing Council&rsq...

Hardstaff Barriers Calls On Enterprises And Business Owners To Secure Their Vacant Properties Effectively During COVID-19 Lockdown

Business owners are being urged to ensure that their vacant properties are as safe and secure as possible to protect them from harm during the latest COVID-19 induced lockdown. The warning comes from globally renowned security barrier experts at Hardstaff Barriers, who specialize in protecting premises against squatters, thieves, arsonists and fly-tippers. On January 4, 2021 the UK Government urged people, once again, not to travel to their places of work and to work from home (WFH) if it is po...

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