Surveillance & Security News for October 2017

How Qognify’s Extend Uses 'human Sensors’ To Enhance Situational Awareness

Qognify’s security management systems compile information from a variety of sensors to provide situational awareness, and now they can leverage the benefit of a different kind of sensor, what the company calls the “human sensor.” Employees see and hear a lot of information during their work day, and some of it has an impact on security. Now that information can become part of an integrated security system, reported by trusted employees through a smart phone app. Qognify&rsquo...

Smart home trends: Combining professional security with the DIY approach

The smart home market has seen significant growth since 2010. Specifically, less than 0.5% of homes in the American region had connected home devices such as thermostats, lighting, security and entertainment in 2010; by the end of 2017, nearly 12% of households in the region will have connected home devices, an average of six devices per home. The success of smart homes started with professional security providers offering bundled packages, focused mostly on security monitoring. However, due to...

Advanced Threat Detection: How Video Analytics Is Evolving To Meet The Need For Speed

In the digital age, speed has never been more critical. Customers expect an instant response to a query. Executives expect sales data on their tablets in front of them in real-time. A site manager at an oil refinery needs an instant alert about a defective valve. An IT manager expects to know about a phishing email before it hits his employees’ inboxes. The 'need for speed' is impacting the physical security sector too. Customers increasingly expect their security systems to identify and...

Four Ways To Avoid Security Breaches When Migrating To The Cloud

Cloud computing has many benefits, including greater flexibility, infrastructure cost savings, and enhanced computing performance. However, the cloud presents new security challenges that organizations need to address. A failure to implement security controls and adhere to solid data governance practices could result in a breach. Preventing Worst Case Scenarios Consider this scenario, a company begins their migration by getting excited about the possibilities the cloud can provide to their app...

What Challenges Does Brexit Pose For UK Border Security?

The 2017 decision of the British electorate to leave the EU was a shock to many within and beyond the UK. It is one of the most significant decisions in the UK’s history. It reflects a long-running uneasiness with the land mass across the Channel, not only because of geographical separation but also because of cultural disconnection. The UK is one of few European countries not to have been occupied or oppressed since the Norman invasion of 1066, and hence has an independence of spirit whi...

National Home Security Month Asks: How Will Smart Security Transform Your Home?

It’s no secret that homeowners are relying on smart technology more than ever before in an attempt to improve efficiency. Just last year alone, 80 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide. However, the internet of things (IoT) is enabling our households to not only become smarter and more savvy, but safer and more secure too. Smart Security And IoT Door Controls Direct believes that smart security and the IoT will transform, shape and enhance our homes - including increasin...

Trick Or Treat? CCTV.co.uk Report Shows Tricks Are More Scary Than Treats For Frightened Homeowners

The trend for gangs of youths to use Halloween as an excuse to reign terror on neighborhoods is predicted to rise in 2017. The survey carried out by CCTV.co.uk as part of their Fear of Crime Survey suggests that many people worry about Halloween. Damage To Homes And Cars Vanessa from Sheffield says: “It’s not all cute kids in fancy dress with buckets askinNovember shaping up to be a record  for candy round here, some are nasty and we’ve seen eggs and flour being thrown o...

National Security Inspectorate To Sponsor Outstanding Installer Category At OSPAs 2018

The UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) will be taking place on 1st March 2018 in London and The National Security Inspectorate is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring the ‘Outstanding Installer’ category. Outstanding Performance In Security The UK OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries to recognize and reward outstanding performance within the security sector. Entry to the UK OSPAs is completely free and open to co...

LifeSafety Power Announces Renewed Technology Partnership With AMAG Technology

LifeSafety Power, a provider of proactive, intelligent networking power, has announced a renewed technology partnership with AMAG Technology, Torrance, California, offering turnkey, mechanical and electrical integration of power, access control hardware and lock power in a pre-designed enclosure. The FlexPower ACLASS Unified Power System for AMAG will be available as a turnkey product in a single, coordinated unit, offering specification and installation efficiencies to systems installers. Flex...

Kwikset Teams Up With Amazon To Offer Amazon Key Smart Lock Solutions

Kwikset®, a residential door hardware brand in the U.S. and part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. has teamed up with Amazon to offer renters and homeowners two smart lock solutions to choose from when purchasing an Amazon Key In-Home Kit. Secure Home Access Amazon Key is a new service from Amazon that allows Prime members in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S. to receive in-home delivery and grant secure home access for guest...

Umbo Computer Vision Raises $6.8M And Unveils New Autonomous Video Security Product’s New Features

Umbo Computer Vision, an artificial intelligence startup and provider of autonomous video security products—Light, SmartCloud enterprise management portal and Learning Cameras—has announced it has raised a $6.8 million Series A round, bringing funding to date to $9.6M. This round was led by CDIB Venture Capital Corp, with continued participation by AppWorks Ventures and Mesh Ventures and new investor Substance Capital. The funding will be used for continued development of Light, expa...

Aiphone Emergency Towers Help Toronto’s Baycrest Health Sciences Improve Employee And Visitor Safety

Baycrest Health Sciences, a Toronto-based global leader in geriatric healthcare and research – with a special focus on brain health and aging – recently installed Aiphone IX Series emergency towers in its 500-space parking lot to improve the safety and security of employees and visitors. Aiphone Emergency Towers The Baycrest campus facility includes a 330-bed hospital, 472-bed long-term care and 171- unit residential assisted living facility and the internationally recognized Rotma...

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