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i-PRO introduces the world’s most intelligent fisheye cameras with 360° surveillance and AI apps

i-PRO took another major step in the AI-fication of the security camera market with the addition of the world’s most intelligent 360° fisheye cameras with embedded AI capabilities to its S-Series range. These new cameras are the first in the S-Series to run up to 3 deep learning applications, setting a new benchmark in the Standard security camera range. It turns the security camera into an intelligent device suitable for business usage and insights. Analytic software package feature...

Alcatraz AI to showcase their product Rock at the ISC East 2021 at the Javits Center

Alcatraz AI, a pioneer in physical security technologies, will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at ISC East (Booth 500). The security conference is taking place at the Javits Center in New York City on November 17-18, 2021. ISC East 2021, the largest annual converged security trade show, features training on security and public safety best practices while highlighting the latest technologies related to the safety sector. Alcatraz AI provides organisations with autonomous access...

Emerging jobs & career opportunities in the security industry

A new generation of security professional is waiting in the wings. They will be faced with unprecedented challenges, as they seek to transform the security marketplace to the ‘next level’. Technology changes ensure the market will be very different 10 years from now and the fresh labour pool will need to be able to meet the host of new challenges. We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What exciting career opportunities in the security industry await the next generation?

Who should provide security solutions – the manufacturer or the integrator?

Assembling security solutions has long been considered the role of the integrator, whose role is to pick and choose the best technology tools and then to assemble the complete system. However, more manufacturers are offering pre-integrated end-to-end solutions that include multiple elements from the same manufacturer, designed to work seamlessly together. At the end of the day, end users want to know: Whose role is it to provide security ‘solutions’ – the manufacturer or the in...

Alcatraz AI to exhibit the Rock, facial recognition technology solution at Connect:ID 2021 conference

Alcatraz AI, a globally renowned company in physical security technologies, will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at Connect:ID 2021 conference, on Booth 309. This will be Alcatraz AI’s first time attending the conference, which is taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on October 5-6, 2021. Alcatraz AI's Rock software Powered by Machine Learning, Alcatraz AI’s Rock operates autonomously to recognise the face as the credential...

ONVIF introduces add-on concept for increased feature interoperability and flexibility

ONVIF®, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced the add-on concept, which extends the ONVIF conformance process to individual product features that can solve a specific use case or end-user need. This new concept enhances the ability of ONVIF to more quickly respond to the needs of the market with increased interoperability and flexibility of choice for end-users and systems integrators. Standardised solutions “The demand for more...

How soon will access control cards become extinct and why?

Since the advent of the physical security industry, access control has been synonymous with physical cards, whether 125 kHz ‘prox’ cards or the newer smart card alternatives. However, other credentials have also come on the scene, including biometrics and even smart phones. Some of these choices have distinct cost and security advantages over physical cards. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How soon will the access control card become extinct and why? 

Alcatraz AI brings the Rock solution to promote touchless authentication at the office

Alcatraz AI, a pioneer in physical security technologies, announces an initiative to promote touchless authentication while returning to the office. As companies decide how to safely return to work, Alcatraz AI is providing the opportunity to try its frictionless authentication solution, the Rock, which minimises touchpoints and provides facemask verification to ensure COVID safety. Until October 31st, companies who sign up will get a 45 day free trial of the Rock. Multi-factor authentication...

GeoVision brings GV-AI Guard Basic AI video analytics software to enhance monitoring solution

Surveillance products are widely deployed in modern society to give protection. Facing hundreds of video feeds at a time can be challenging to catch the most vital information. False alarms such as waving branches of a tree on a windy day or movement of small animals have always troubled control room operators. When searching for a security event, watching hour of video footage can be very exhausting. Video analytics software What if one has a security guard who never takes a break and is nev...

How can the security industry provide affordable and cost-effective solutions?

Cost is a reality to be managed. No matter how powerful or desirable a technology may be to a customer, the sale often comes down to the basic question: Can I afford it? And affordability extends not just to the purchase price, but to the cost of technology over its lifespan. In addition to advances in technology capabilities, the security industry has also achieved inroads to make its offerings more worth the cost. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the physical securi...

Alcatraz AI announces that the company has achieved ONVIF certification

Alcatraz AI, a globally renowned company in physical security technologies, has announced that it has achieved ONVIF certification. ONVIF is a non-profit organisation with the mission to provide and promote standardised interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products. ONVIF standards Alcatraz AI is applying these standards to its facial authentication solution, The Rock, which combines advanced AI and 3D sensing technologies, which provide facilities with enter...

How successful is security in reducing crime rates?

Crime prevention is a basic goal of security, even if a security system merely convinces a criminal to seek out a different target. However, many of today’s security technologies are most useful after the fact, to provide forensic information about a crime that has already taken place. Solving a crime presents a whole new level of challenge. Surely, prevention is the best approach. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How successful is the security industry in crime preventi...

What are the misconceptions about AI in security?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is simultaneously an emerging technology, a common term in popular culture, and a buzzword in the security industry. But these aspects of the term can lead to misunderstanding in the marketplace. AI technology is continuing to emerge, but what is the reality today? How do depictions of AI in popular culture impact how it is understood in the real world of security? As a buzzword, at what point does marketing hype garble our understanding of reality? We asked this wee...

ONVIF to end support for Profile Q due to certain specifications that are not consistent with current cyber security best practices

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will end its support for Profile Q early next year since it contains certain specifications that are no longer consistent with current cyber security best practices. Profile Q Profile Q was developed to provide an easy setup of a conformant device on an IP network. It requires a Profile Q conformant device to allow anonymous access to all ONVIF commands, during the setup process in the f...

Which security markets are embracing touchless and contactless systems?

The idea of touchless systems has gained new levels of prominence during the last year, driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Contactless systems have been part of the industry’s toolbox for decades, while technologies like facial and iris recognition are finding new uses every day. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Which security markets are embracing touchless, contactless systems and why? 

Videonetics Intelligent VMS 3.0 is now ONVIF Profile ‘Q’ Compliant

Videonetics, world’s AI & DL powered Unified Video Computing Platform (UVCP™) development company, announced that its AI-powered Intelligent VMS 3.0 (IVMS) is now ONVIF Profile ‘Q’ Compliant that allows easy set-up mechanism and basic configuration of IP cameras over the network, directly from the IVMS. It also supports Transport Layer Security (TLS), a secure communication protocol, that allows ONVIF devices themselves to communicate with clients across a network in...

Vicon launches NDAA-compliant Roughneck Camera Series to provide exceptional quality and performance

Vicon Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Cemtrex Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware, and components fills the supply gap caused by NDAA compliance and the emerging FCC ban on certain Chinese surveillance cameras and components with a sophisticated portfolio of compliant solutions. Since Congress passed the 2019 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) more than two years ago, many U.S. businesses have been faced with the adversity of remo...

ONVIF announces the release of Profile D, a new profile to address interfaces for access control peripheral devices

ONVIF, the renowned global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products and solutions company, has released Profile D, a new profile that addresses interfaces for access control peripheral devices, providing the market with an additional tool for building modern and secure IP-based integrated video and access control systems, using ONVIF. Profile D Profile D is designed to provide ONVIF interoperability for peripheral devices such as locks, credential/biometric readers, P...

What is the impact of privacy concerns on physical security?

Adoption of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Union in 2016 set a new standard for data privacy. But adherence to GDPR is only one element, among many privacy concerns sweeping the global security community and leaving almost no product category untouched, from access control to video to biometrics. Because privacy concerns are more prevalent than ever, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the impact on the physical security market?

What are the security challenges of protecting critical infrastructure?

Many of us take critical infrastructure for granted in our everyday lives. We turn on a tap, flip a switch, push a button, and water, light, and heat are all readily available. But it is important to remember that computerised systems manage critical infrastructure facilities, making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline is an example of the new types of threats. In addition, any number of physical attacks is also possibilities. We asked this we...

OPTEX launches a new twelve channel Visual Verification Bridge for larger sites with constant monitoring facility

OPTEX, the global sensing and detection manufacturer, has expanded the offering of its range of award-winning Intelligent Visual Monitoring Solution with the launch of a new 12-channel Visual Verification Bridge in Europe and Africa. The new 12-channel Bridge, powered by CHeKT, enables up to 12 ONVIF-compatible cameras and alarms to be managed through a single device, making it ideal for larger sites such as major depots and warehouses with constant activity 24/7. The choice of a four and now 1...

How has security industry training changed in the last year?

In-person training sessions were mostly canceled during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the need for training continued, and in some cases increased, as the security industry sought to adapt to the changing business climate of a global emergency. So how well did we as an industry adjust? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How has security industry training changed in the last year?

What are the latest trends in perimeter security technology?

Perimeter security is the first line of defence against intruders entering a business or premises. Traditionally associated with low-tech options such as fencing, the field of perimeter security has expanded in recent years and now encompasses a range of high-tech options. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the latest trends in perimeter security technology?

Which security technologies will be useful in a post-pandemic world?

In the past few weeks, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel has brightened, providing new levels of hope that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Dare we now consider what life will be like after the pandemic is over? Considering the possible impact on our industry, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Which security technologies will be most useful in a post-pandemic world?