Digital Barriers News

The evolution of facial recognition: from body-cams to video surveillance

Facial recognition has a long history dating back to the 1800s. To track down criminals, such as infamous bandits Jesse Woodson James and Billy the Kid, law enforcement would place “Wanted Alive or Dead” posters advertising bounties and soliciting public cooperation to help locate and even apprehend the alleged criminals. In addition to the bounty, these posters would include a photo and brief description of the crime, which would then be circulated to law enforcement agencies around...

IFSEC International 2018: Security systems adapt to accommodate data needs

Data was always bound to be a hot topic at this year's IFSEC International event. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword since last year's show. This year, manufacturers are ready to demonstrate solutions capable of processing and analysing large volumes of information to bolster security and provide business intelligence. Organisers deliberately positioned IFSEC as a converged security event, highlighting the inherent link between the security of physical assets and the security of d...

Milestone to present ‘Building an Intelligent, High Performance and Secure Network for Video Management’ session at ISC West 2018

Milestone Systems, the global provider of open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), will present one of the 85 education sessions scheduled for this year’s ISC West trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike Sherwood, Director of Technical Operations for Milestone Americas, will address cybersecurity risks in network video implementations, with co-presenter Moses Anderson, CTO for GC&E Systems Group. “Network design considerations for video management are important...

SourceSecurity.com Top 10: What were security professionals reading in 2017?

SourceSecurity.com’s most trafficked articles in 2017 reflected changing trends in the market, from facial detection to drones, from deep learning to body worn cameras. Again in 2017, the most well-trafficked articles posted at SourceSecurity.com tended to be those that addressed timely and important issues in the security marketplace. In the world of digital publishing, it’s easy to know what content resonates with the market: Our readers tell us with their actions; i.e., where they...

Facial recognition technology to enhance travel and banking in 2018

2018 will start to see facial recognition and other biometrics used in a combination of ways, but I’d like to look even further into the future. I believe that facial recognition will be utilised on a large scale and that it will be very hard to enjoy the enhanced speed and simplicity of travel and financial transactions of the future without relying on biometrics. Biometric ticket and passport For example, when you travel to another country your face will be your ticket and passport.&n...

Why live video streaming is critical for safer and smarter cities

The term “smart city” gets thrown around a lot nowadays, but as different technologies that strive to be defined in this way are adopted by different countries globally, the meaning of this phrase gets lost in translation. The simplest way to define a “smart city” is that it is an urban area that uses different types of data collecting sensors to manage assets and resources efficiently. One of the most obvious types of “data collecting sensor” is the video ca...

What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

Body-worn cameras are becoming more common every day, driven both by needs of the marketplace and technology developments. However, questions remain about the usefulness of the devices, and their future role in promoting safety and security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

Digital Barriers’ CEO Zak Doffman comments on what’s ahead after October 2017 management buyout

Digital Barriers plc, the technology company that provides live video streaming, facial recognition and video analytics technologies, completed a management buyout on Oct. 31. The transaction was backed by UK-based Volpi Capital. The now privately-owned company also recently announced that it has secured licences for its facial recognition technology into the automotive sector and is continuing to successfully evolve from hardware solutions to software licensing and channel sales. SourceSecurit...

Digital Barriers partners with COBAN Technologies to provide live facial recognition and video streaming

COBAN Technologies, Inc., a provider of body-worn cameras and in-car video solutions for law enforcement, has announced that it is partnering with Digital Barriers to provide live facial recognition and live video streaming technology for the FOCUS H1 police dash cam system. Digital Barriers SmartVis Digital Barriers SmartVis live facial recognition technology has been proven against large watch lists in real-world environments, overcoming the changing environmental and lighting conditions, as...

Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis Live delivers wireless surveillance solution for smart cities

Digital Barriers has announced a new frontier in wireless surveillance streaming solutions for Connected Cars and smart cities using EdgeVis Live running on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 AI supercomputer. EdgeVis Live from Digital Barriers delivers high-definition video over cellular networks, overcoming the challenges of low, poor or constrained bandwidths. For the first time, it delivers near-zero latency live streaming with advanced edge analytics in an embedded solution for vehicles and public safe...

Digital Barriers says facial recognition could address Uber safety concerns

Transport for London’s decision not to renew ride-sharing company Uber’s licence has highlighted security concerns within the ride-sharing and broader shared economy, says Zak Doffman, CEO of UK-based Digital Barriers. How do we assure ourselves of the identity and trustworthiness of those delivering or using services organised through smartphones or cloud-based applications? How do we know that the person who underwent the background checks is the same one turning up at our doorstep...

G4S selects Digital Barriers ThruVis thermal screening camera to secure Manchester “One Love” Concert

Digital Barriers plc is pleased to announce that its ThruVis thermal screening camera technology was deployed by G4S to enhance security at the Manchester “One Love” Concert at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester on the 4th June, 2017 and throughout the week of the British Summer Time event at Hyde Park, London 3-9th July 2017. Manchester “One Love” Concert Digital Barriers and G4S offered their services to the organisers of the One Love concert, respon...