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What is driving the growth of cloud systems in physical security?

The physical security industry is embracing the cloud in a big way. Cloud-based systems – which involve accessing a shared pool of information technology resources via the Internet – are much higher-profile in the video and access control markets, and large and small companies are getting on the cloud bandwagon. We asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable: What factors are contributing to growth in cloud systems in the security market?

What are the security challenges of the hospitality market?

Hospitality businesses work to provide a safe and pleasant customer experience for their guests. Hotels offer a “home away from home” for millions of guests every day around the world. These are businesses of many sizes and types, providing services ranging from luxury accommodations to simple lodging for business travelers to family vacation experiences. Hospitality businesses also include restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other venues. Security needs are varied and require tech...

How do privacy issues and GDPR impact physical security systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

Viakoo announces Camera Firmware Update Manager at ISC West 2018

Viakoo, a provider of the security industry’s first proactive automated system and data verification solution, is introducing their Camera Firmware Update Manager (CFUM) at ISC West 2018 (booth #33087). This product provides the capability to automatically update firmware on camera devices from one or more vendors, and perform these updates with a chain-of-trust method that ensures integrity of the firmware. CFUM adds to other foundational capabilities provided by Viakoo that help organis...

Viakoo showcases automated compliance verification for physical security at ISC West 2018

At ISC West 2018 (Booth #33087), Viakoo, the security industry’s only provider of a proven means to proactively automate surveillance and access systems verification, is showcasing the dynamic capabilities of their solution to help ensure consistent compliance across industries for physical security. Working in conjunction with Coalfire, a leading cyber risk management and compliance firm, the Viakoo Predictive product was found to fully or partially automate the audit process for 38 spec...

Viakoo introduces IoT Tracker for IP device verification at ISC West 2018

Viakoo, a provider of automated system and data verification solutions for video surveillance and access control, is introducing a new IoT Tracker at ISC West 2018 (booth #33087). Designed to leverage their proven technology, the new IoT tracker helps to deliver verification for other IoT devices on the network. Viakoo’s unique solution has gained traction by providing a comprehensive system for ensuring that access and video surveillance devices are operating within expected parameters,...

ISC West 2018 to focus on cyber protection for surveillance and physical security with industry experts

In today’s highly interactive and interconnected world, cybersecurity is not restricted to the IT department – it threatens and affects every connected device in every department. As connectivity continues to expand, the risks will increase. In this environment, surveillance and physical security systems will continue to play a critical role in keeping organisations, staff and visitors safe. It is vital to understand what the cybersecurity threats are to physical security systems, ho...

AgilityGrid and Regal Technologies collaborate to install Intransa IP video surveillance system at Dubai’s Hyatt Regency

AgilityGrid, a Dubai-based security solutions provider that delivers IP CCTV security solutions for businesses and government bodies across the EMEA region, along with its partner, Regal Technologies, has migrated the analogue surveillance system at Hyatt Regency Dubai to the latest Intransa IP video surveillance appliances for the hotel complex that includes 421 guestrooms and 388 residences in its apartment complex; restaurants and bars; 4000 sqm of meetings and events area; extensive recreati...

Physical security has to adapt to a new age of internet security in 2018

The most important trend that developed in 2017 was the increasing focus on cybersecurity. As more and more devices move to the Internet of Things (IoT) model to provide added convenience and intelligence, the ability of hackers to use those devices to infiltrate systems – and the need for oversight to protect organisations – has also increased. Another trend we saw was an increase in the number of compliance and audit requirements related to physical security. An example of this i...

What is an acceptable life cycle for a physical security system?

Companies in fast-moving industries tend to want half or more of their revenue to come from products released in the last three or so years. The logical extension of that philosophy is the demise of product "cash cows" that remain in a company's portfolio for many years. Where better to witness the shortening life cycles of technology products than in the smart phone market, where most of us buy into the hype of the "latest and greatest?" But does acceleration of new product introductions transl...

Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence key security themes at ASIS 2017

As the dust settles after ASIS 2017 in Dallas, most agree it was a good show. It was different in some respects from previous shows, but several of the changes seemed to work well. Launching the exhibition on Tuesday instead of Monday was a big hit, and who could fault the idea of happy hour drinks on the show floor? Attendance may not have broken records, but end user VIPs were among the crowd, and foot traffic held up fairly well, even on the final, shortened day. STANLEY Security virtual re...

Viakoo records growth in automated system and data verification solutions through key integrator partners in 2017

Viakoo continues to post strong performance across the first three quarters of 2017 with a positive forecast for Q4. The growth is attributed to the deployment of Viakoo’s automated system and data verification solutions through key integrator partners, including Stanley Security, Siemens, G4S, and others.  In addition, increased compliance auditing requirements across multiple vertical markets have driven users to implement automated methods to document the performance and availabili...