Surveillance & Security News for April 2018

ISC West 2018 day 2: Security manufacturers embrace AI and the cloud

More crowded aisles and productive conversations continued to set the tone on the second day of ISC West in Las Vegas. No big technology breakthroughs have surfaced, but there is plenty of interest, and some degree of curiosity, about whether (and when) the recent hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning will translate into usable products. Vertical market solutions “Yesterday we saw a tremendous amount of traffic in the booth, and today is more of the same,” said...

Cybersecurity concerns temper optimism on ISC West 2018 day one

ISC West in Las Vegas kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, reflecting a healthy physical security industry with an overall upbeat outlook on the future. Driving the optimism is a pending new wave of product innovation, propelled largely by developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning. Some of that new wave is evident at ISC West, but much of the talk still centres on what’s to come. Attendees flocked to the first day of the show to check out the newest technologies, and t...

Arecont Vision launches end-to-end cloud surveillance solution at ISC West

As ISC West opens today in Las Vegas, many companies will be introducing new products. But the announcements today from Arecont Vision will have a larger impact, and they involve much more than new products. In fact, the megapixel camera company is staking a claim to a broader slice of the market, and expanding its go-to-market strategy in the process. “The industry has changed, and the amount of competition out there today is significantly different and more pervasive,” says Raul C...

School security benefits from advanced communication technology

With the recent tragic events in Florida, it’s evident that schools require more tools to help ensure their students’ safety. With that, school and municipal officials all over the country are looking for more advanced ways to combat gun violence. While there is no perfect solution for the myriad of threats and emergencies with which our schools are confronted, many have looked to technology to help improve communications before, during and after incidents. For schools across the...

How physical security consultants ensure cybersecurity for end users

Cybersecurity talk currently dominates many events in the physical security industry. And it’s about time, given that we are all playing catch-up in a scary cybersecurity environment where threats are constant and constantly evolving. I heard an interesting discussion about cybersecurity recently among consultants attending MercTech4, a conference in Miami hosted by Mercury Security and its OEM partners. The broad-ranging discussion touched on multiple aspects of cybersecurity, including...

IDIS enhances partner support with new suite of e-learning resources at ISC West 2018

IDIS placed partner training and education front and centre at the ISC West 2018 show in Las Vegas earlier this month, highlighting the global surveillance manufacturer’s latest set of flexible, in-depth training and education resources available online at no additional charge to the company’s partners. The three new e-learning modules, focussed on IDIS DirectIP, DirectCX, the IDIS Center video management software (VMS) offerings, are designed specifically for engineers, project man...

ASSA ABLOY integrates Aperio wireless technology with Identiv's Hirsch Velocity 3.6

ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, announced the integration of their Aperio wireless lock technology with the Hirsch Velocity 3.6 integrated solution from Identiv, a global provider of physical security and secure identification. The Aperio integration offers Identiv customers an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to their existing Hirsch Velocity security management system. Aperio is a global wireless platform available across a broad range of loc...

How successful was ISC West for exhibitors and visitors?

The reviews are in, and ISC West was another hit. Brisk attendance and a comprehensive lineup of the industry’s top companies and products contributed to another successful show for Reed Exhibitions. Our Expert Panel Roundtable, who have attended many such events, added their own reflections to the industry’s post-ISC glow. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How successful was ISC West 2018 for security industry exhibitors and visitors?

Artificial intelligence is changing intrusion detection dynamics in the security industry

With the ever-growing availability of video data thanks to the low cost of high-resolution video cameras and storage, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning analytics now have become a necessity for the physical security industry, including access control and intrusion detection. Minimising human error and false positives are the key motivations for applying AI technologies in the security industry. What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence is the ability of machines to...

Inner Range’s Integration Day to demonstrate biometric access control solutions

Inner Range access control customers can now benefit from biometric credentials, thanks to a new partnership with biometric technology company, Zwipe. The new service, which uses clients’ existing card readers, is one of several intelligent integrations Inner Range will be demonstrating at a free Integration Showcase on April 24, 2018, at its European HQ near Reading, Berkshire. Other integrators at the event include Morse Watchmans which combines key locker control and asset management s...

ASSA ABLOY integrates Aperio wireless lock technology with EdgeConnector physical access control software

ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, announced the integration of their Aperio™ wireless lock technology with EdgeConnector: the physical access control software from Dot Origin that radically strengthens and simplifies access management. The Aperio integration offers Dot Origin customers an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to their new and existing EdgeConnector installations. Aperio is a global wireless platform available across a broad range of...

HSI Sensing announces expansion of high-security Sentinel sensors at ISC West 2018

HSI Sensing, an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of custom reed switch and sensor technology, announced at ISC WEST 2018 that its high-security sensors product line – Sentinel – now includes four new UL 634 certified sensors. HSI launched its Sentinel sensors line in 2017 as an enhanced technology for high-security intrusion detection.    “We are excited to offer an expanded line of Sentinel products to our customers,” said Ryan Posey, CEO of HSI Sensing. &ldqu...

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