Surveillance & Security News for May 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Trends In Physical Security Systems

If you’ve been paying attention over the last twelve months, you will have noticed that deep learning techniques and artificial intelligence (AI) are making waves in the physical security market, with manufacturers eagerly adopting these buzzwords at the industry's biggest trade shows. With all the hype, security professionals are curious to know what these terms really mean, and how these technologies can boost real-world security system performance. The growing number of appli...

What Role Does Social Media Play In Promoting Security?

Social media is part of our everyday lives, and increasingly it is also part of the security marketplace. Social media can be used for effective marketing and to communicate with customers, and it can be leveraged as a tool to make us all more secure. Communicating information in a crisis is another role social media can play to promote security. To elaborate on social media’s increasingly vital presence in the security marketplace, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What...

Impact of U.S. House’s Passage of Ban on Chinese Surveillance Cameras

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 351-61 to ban federal agencies from buying Chinese-made surveillance cameras. The measure was passed May 24 as an amendment to House Bill 5515, the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is the funding plan for the military that also maps out a variety of policy priorities. The bill is at least several months away from becoming law, and it must still be considered by the Senate and then by a House-Senate conference committee...

Open Platform Security Solutions: Managing Customer Expectations

It’s not hard to see why more and more locations are requesting security solutions that operate on an open system. Selecting products and platforms that utilize open standards—Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), HTTP, IEEE, RESTful APIs, etc.—provide additional levels of interoperability, scalability and versatility that give organizations the flexibility they want to be proactive with safety and security. Unfortunately, creating the right solution today isn’t quite as si...

Zwipe AS Elects Chairman And Board Of Directors To Strengthen Position In Biometric Payment

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Zwipe AS held May 22 2018, Jörgen Lantto was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing Clas Thelin. In addition, Kim Humborstad, Dorian Barak, Francis van den Bosch, Johan Biehl and Dennis Jones were elected as new board members. Dorian Barak will replace Dr. Lui Ruopeng as board representative for the company’s largest shareholder, Kuang-Chi. Kim Humborstad will act as Deputy Chairman. Lars Windfeldt, Espen Tøndel...

ONVIF To Promote Interoperability For IP-Based Physical Security Products At IFSEC International 2018

ONVIF, the global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will exhibit at IFSEC International 2018 in London, 19-21 June, 2018, at ExCel London. IFSEC International is Europe’s largest security exhibition and more than 27,000 security professionals are expected to attend this year’s event. “Exhibitions provide a great opportunity to collect feedback from the market on our latest profiles and our work on providing interoperabili...

Dahua IP Video Products Receive GDPR Compliance Certification From TÜV Rheinland

Just one day before General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, Dahua Technology became the first one in global video surveillance industry to receive the certification towards its IP Video Products from TÜV Rheinland, meaning the aforementioned IP products are in compliance with GDPR.  On May 24th, TÜV Rheinland held the 2018 Cyber Risk Management Forum in Shanghai. The forum, started by Mr. Lutz Frankholz, Executive Director of TÜV Rheinland Greater China...

RTI Announces Integration With Channel Vision's Elite Series SI-8000 IP Front Door Station

RTI, a control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, announced integration with Channel Vision Technology's Elite Series SI-8000 front door station, allowing it to be used with RTI control devices featuring intercom capabilities. Channel Vision's SI-8000 features a built-in IP camera that allows residents to receive video calls when visitors ring the doorbell, while an integrated strike provides the capability to unlock the door. This brings the front door statio...

ASSA ABLOY’s Security Doorsets Undergo Rigorous Testing In BRE’s Attack Zone At IFSEC 2018

With IFSEC 2018 taking place from 19 – 21 June at ExCeL London, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’ steel and timber doorsets will undergo real-life attack tests on stand H140. Hosted by expert technicians from the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), the BRE’s Attack Zone will demonstrate the difference between certified and non-approved products, and how quickly uncertified products can be compromised.  The brand’s steel and timber doorsets, which meet security rati...

Moxa Launches EDS-P506E-4PoE Series Switches To Power IP Video Surveillance Cameras In Harsh Environments

To construct flexible and cost-effective IP video surveillance systems, integrators often take advantage of Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches, especially in outdoor locations. The challenge lies in ensuring that PoE switches can provide high power output and sufficient network bandwidth while remaining highly available and reliable, even when operating in conditions of extreme temperatures, harsh environments, high environmental noise, and potential cybersecurity risks. To meet this challenge,...

Johnson Controls Presents 4K Resolution Illustra Flex Mini-Domes And Box IP Cameras

Johnson Controls has announced the expansion of its high-resolution IP camera portfolio with new models of Illustra Flex Mini-Domes and Box IP cameras in 4K resolution. These new cameras are designed to offer a high-image quality and feature rich surveillance option intended for a wide range of applications. The Flex 4K cameras provide increased detail and efficient bandwidth management technology for both indoor and outdoor models. The versatile Illustra Flex cameras feature effective bandwidt...

Tavcom Training Presents ‘The Future Of Security Training Theatre’ At IFSEC International 2018

Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, has announced it is once again delivering the free educational program for ‘The Future of Security Training Theatre‘ at IFSEC International 2018, with sponsor Panasonic UK. The Theatre will deliver a range of essential CPD accredited presentations on cutting-edge subjects that are key to technical security professionals. Renowned for over ten years as the ‘Tavcom Theatre’, this year, following an extensive research...

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