Surveillance & Security News for September 2020

Protecting Retail Staff in a New Era: Live-streaming Body Cameras

This year has been characterized by uncertainty and extraordinary strain, which has fallen heavily on all manner of key workers. Alongside our celebrated healthcare professionals, carers and the emergency services, those working in essential retail have proved themselves to be the backbone of our society during this challenging period. As people try to grasp onto normality and cope with the unexpected changes taking place in every aspect of their lives – including the way they are allowed...

The Retail Industry: Securing Life After Lockdown

For bricks and mortar retailers, there’s no going back to how it was anytime soon.  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, they had been fighting a fierce battle against online shopping and significant e-commerce players.  The high street has done a pretty good job of evolving over the years. From its humble beginnings in the late 19th century to its boom in the late 20th, it’s constantly adapted to meet changing consumer needs. The risk to retail But, i...

Can 5G Boost Innovation in the Smart Home Market?

We still have some way to go before we see 5G service rolled out as a UK-wide service, but we can discuss future implications of 5G, and how it can improve device capabilities once its widely accessible.  The impact of 5G lies within the increase in the amount of data that can be transferred between smart home devices through a cloud-based system. By utilising the cloud’s mass com...

Secure, Pinpoint Location with UWB-Enabled Indoor Positioning

Indoor positioning is, in many ways, an inside version of the satellite-navigation apps we rely on for outdoor navigation, but with an added twist – it can also be used to help locate people and things. Let’s say you’re at home and misplaced your car keys, or you’re in a grocery store and can’t find your favorite brand of coffee. Or maybe you’re working in a factory and need a particular tool from a storage bin, or you’re a site manager dealing with an...

Eagle Eye Networks Launches Local Display Station With High Reliability And Customizable Layouts

Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance, announces the launch of the Eagle Eye Local Display Station. The new video appliance integrates seamlessly with Eagle Eye’s Cloud Video Management System (VMS), displaying up to 32 cameras on any standard TV display and up to 164 cameras across multiple display pages. The Eagle Eye Local Display Station is available in two models, the DS100 which supports a single display, and the DS200 which supports two displays. Both models...

Cohesity Unveils SiteContinuity, Automated Disaster Recovery Solution That Minimizes Application Downtime And Data Loss

Cohesity has announced the release of Cohesity SiteContinuity, an automated disaster recovery solution that is integrated with the company’s backup and continuous data protection capabilities, making it the only web-scale, converged solution to protect applications across tiers, service levels, and locations on a single platform. Data security and loss prevention Cohesity is making this announcement as organizations are concerned about losing data to ransomware and malware attacks, natur...

NAPCO Security Technologies Announces Cloud-Based Programming Available With FireLink® FACPs LCD Annunciator And LTE Cellular

NAPCO Security Technologies introduces new easy cloud-based programming available for its award-winning, cost-saving FireLink® FACPs with onboard LCD annunciator and LTE cellular, or Cell/IP communicator, in new dual path model. To offer pros more convenience and flexibility, cloud-based programming allows the FireLink to be programmed from any smart device or tablet, using easy drop-down menus (No special software, training or laptop required). FireLink Integrated 8-32 Pt Fire Alarm Contro...

Salient Systems’ CompleteView 20/20 Platform Attains Regulatory Approval From Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)

After undergoing rigorous vetting and testing, Salient Systems announced that it has earned prestigious regulatory approval from Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) on its CompleteView 20/20 platform, opening new opportunities for the company in the Middle East region. SIRA approval With Security Industry Regulatory Agency’s seal of approval, Salient Systems is now on a short list of certified manufacturers, who have undergone a rigorous vetting process by the Dubai-...

Genetec Safeguards Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk With Their Security Center Platform

Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announces that the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an iconic amusement park in California, has recently upgraded its security infrastructure with the Security Center platform. By unifying video and access control park-wide, the park’s security team is able to speed up investigations and emergency response. Touted as the ‘Coney Island of the West’, the seaside pa...

Hanwha Techwin And EDF Energy Secure Heysham 2 Nuclear Power Station With Wisenet Cameras

With the potential to generate 1,230 megawatts and provide low carbon energy for 2.3 million homes, it is essential that Heysham 2 nuclear power station is able to operate 24/7 without any disruption. Located in North West England, Heysham 2 held the world record for the longest continuous operation of a nuclear generator without a shutdown. To ensure the generator retains this enviable reputation for reliability, its operator EDF has recently invested approximately £30 million in plant i...

VIVOTEK And CyberLink Announce Integration Of VAST 2 VMS And CyberLink’s FaceMe® Security Facial Recognition Software

VIVOTEK, the global IP surveillance solution provider presents its latest facial recognition surveillance solution, brought through cooperation with the AI and facial recognition technology pioneer CyberLink Corp. The enhanced software integration between VIVOTEK’s Video Management Software (VMS), the VAST 2 and CyberLink’s FaceMe® Security facial recognition software will enable users to monitor and manage facial recognition results effortlessly for a wide range of security appl...

Securitas To Acquire Electronic Security Businesses Of STANLEY Security In Five Countries

Securitas is acquiring STANLEY Security’s electronic security businesses in Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Singapore and India. The acquisition is aligned with Securitas’ ambition to double the size of its security solutions & electronic security business and expands Securitas’ electronic security footprint and capabilities. The purchase price is estimated to MUSD 64 (MSEK 563). The entities to be acquired provide an integrated electronic security offering to their client...

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