Surveillance & Security News for September 2020

BCD International Launches Harmonize Conductor IDRAC Plugin For Integration Into Core Genetec Security Center Platform

BCD International released its Harmonize Conductor iDRAC plugin, which integrates with the core Genetec Security Center platform. Built on the Genetec SDK platform, the BCD Conductor leverages many advantages that are found within Security Center such as the creation of entities, event-to-actions, and role fail-over. BCD Conductor enhances the user experience by introducing virtual machine management while staying true to the Genetec platform. BCD’s Harmonize Conductor iDRAC allows all or...

icetana Announces Its First Purchase Orders To Supply Video Analytics Solution To Two US Correctional Facilities

icetana, globally renowned Australia-based intelligent video surveillance solutions company, is pleased to announce its first purchase orders for the US correctional services market, after two new 5-year client orders were confirmed with hardware systems vendor, Rasilient Systems, Inc. The order includes supplying icetana’s video analytics solution to two US correctional facilities (prisons). video analytics solution The orders are significant as they represent icetana’s first US p...

LenelS2 Announces Mobile Security User App To Be Used As A Mobile Credential And Escalate Threat Levels

LenelS2 announced the release of its Mobile Security User app that enhances safety, security and convenience. LenelS2, a global leader in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. The Mobile Security User app offers a wide range of security features to LenelS2 NetBox™ ecosystem users. With the Mobile Se...

The Face Recognition Company Announces Accurately Identifying Flagged Individuals With Face Coverings

The opportunity for criminals to take advantage of COVID-19 face covering requirements presents a security challenge for commercial premises. The Face Recognition Company (FRC) is addressing that challenge with the addition of a new “unmasking” capability to its multi-camera face-recognition security system. Designed for a wide range of commercial environments, from retail outlets and hospitals to sports arenas and hotels, the FRC system identifies and alerts about individuals on a...

IDIS Secures Austen House Hospital With Comprehensive Security System To Enhance Security

A national center of excellence for children and young people with mental health needs has been secured by a comprehensive security system from IDIS, the largest in country video surveillance manufacturer in South Korea. The £7 million refurbishment of Austen House, a 14-bed forensic hospital in Hampshire run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, prioritized keeping both staff and patients safe from harm, given their specialized needs. Security systems integrator As the sole speciali...

Corps Security Begins Pilot Scheme To Test Speech To Text And Translation Tools To Eradicate Communication Issues

Corps Security begins pilot scheme which equips officers with speech to text and translation tools to overcome communication issues caused by wearing face masks, and addresses language barriers. Forty Corps Security officers across retail sites in Birmingham, Cheltenham and Exeter have access to transcription functionality (audio to text), written text translating capability and verbal conversation translation between two different languages. All services are delivered via mobile application an...

Intersec 2021 Cancelled, Messe Frankfurt Announces That Dubai Trade Fair Will Now Take Place In January 2022

Intersec, the world’s renowned security, safety, and fire protection trade fair, has been rescheduled to take place in January 2022, organiser of the trade event, Messe Frankfurt Middle East confirmed on September 24, 2020. The 23rd edition of the three-day event was originally set to run from January 24-26, 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Center, in Dubai, UAE. However, the event has now been moved to 2022, after extensive consultation with key industry stakeholders. Intersec Dubai 2022...

Next-Gen Face Recognition Uses 3D Sensing, AI Depth Processing And Lower Power

Facial recognition is becoming more popular in newer systems for access control — a shift that began before the pandemic and has intensified with a market shift toward “touchless” systems. A new facial recognition platform is emerging that responds to the access control industry’s increased interest in facial recognition by expanding the concept with a new higher level of technology. At the core of the new system is high-performance, true-3D sensing with facial depth ma...

SigNET To Provide Listentech’s Innovative ListenIR Range Of Infrared Hearing Technology

Listentech’s innovative ListenIR range of infrared hearing technology is now available from SigNET. Ideal for classrooms, performing arts studios, courtrooms, places of worship or anywhere where amplified audio needs to be private, the range includes lightweight IR transmitters and radiators, receivers and accessories, all designed to offer an exceptional end-to-end assistive listening experience in areas where strict privacy, zero overspill and effective ‘line of sight’ cover...

SmartTask Enhances Gough & Kelly Patrol Monitoring And Performance Reporting At Yorkshire Location

Gough & Kelly, a provider of security products and services across the north of England, has expanded the use of SmartTask to enhance its patrol monitoring and performance reporting capabilities at a second office in Yorkshire. The company has rolled out the workforce management software to its operation in Leeds, having already achieved significant operational improvements at its York business. “SmartTask has proved to be an invaluable tool across our manned guard, keyholding and ala...

Check Point Discloses A Critical Vulnerability In Instagram Allowing To Turn A Phone Into A Spying Tool

Security researchers at Check Point identified a critical vulnerability in Instagram, the popular photo and video sharing app with over 1 billion users worldwide. The vulnerability would have given an attacker the ability to take over a victim’s Instagram account and turn their phone into a spying tool, simply by sending them a malicious image file. When the image is saved and opened in the target’s Instagram app, the exploit would give the hacker full access to the victim’s In...

Paxton Introduces Net2 Checkpoint Control To Mitigate Virus Transmission And Safeguard Employees And Visitors

Paxton’s longstanding access control system, Net2, receives its latest software update. The highly anticipated new feature, Checkpoint Control, supports COVID-secure sites. This additional functionality helps Net2 users protect employees and visitors by monitoring and approving people as they enter buildings. Throughout the first half of 2020 the creation of Checkpoint Control was underway, along with the unforeseen global spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. During this time lockdown and...

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