Digital Barriers News

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...

Digital Barriers to donate live facial recognition technology software to identify missing young people

Digital Barriers plc, announces that it will be making its live facial recognition software available at no cost to national and local authorities and agencies in the UK involved in the search for missing young people. As seen last week on BBC Newsnight, the new and unique automatic facial recognition system, SmartVis Face, has been built around machine learning, originally with the purpose of tracking criminals and terror suspects against watch lists of many thousands of people. After being pu...

Digital Barriers partners with Morphean to deliver class-leading business and security analytics as a VSaaS

Morphean and Digital Barriers announce a new collaboration to offer Digital Barriers’ government-accredited video analytics and facial recognition solutions as an enhanced Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) solution across the Morphean video surveillance platform. First SmartVis video analytics suite as a VSaaS provider This combination will bring a market-leading solution to businesses looking to enhance their control over physical security and business intelligence, whilst reducin...

Body worn cameras: Overcoming the challenges of live video streaming

Can you imagine what it would be like if you could only look at your CCTV cameras eight hours after an incident, when your security team finish their shift? That is what 99% of current body cameras offer. Most body cameras can only record video, which limits them to settling arguments after the fact – who said what first in an altercation with the police? What sparked an incident with the door security team at a nightclub? This leads to a curious asymmetry of video and immediacy between m...

Digital Barriers launches SmartVis live facial recognition for body-worn cameras

Digital Barriers plc has announced SmartVis Identifier, the world's first live facial recognition system for body worn law enforcement cameras. The integration of the company’s world-class EdgeVis and SmartVis technologies provides defence, security, and law enforcement agencies with real-time facial recognition against multiple watch lists and databases. SmartVis facial recognition technology The SmartVis facial recognition technology is already available for standard smartphones and ha...

Milestone to feature open platform technology and Milestone community innovations at IFSEC 2017

Milestone Systems, the leading open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), will once again be at IFSEC International 2017 in London, June 20-22. On show at the Milestone booth E750 will be the full Milestone XProtect 2017 portfolio of products and the Milestone Husky Advanced NVRs for enterprise use, in addition to the full range of Milestone Husky NVRs. A number of Milestone partners will be showcasing integrated solutions at the Milestone booth and throughout the show...