Surveillance & Security News for August 2019

Johnson Controls launches exacqVision C-Series VMS to enhance live video monitoring

Johnson Controls introduces the new exacqVision C-Series, taking the guesswork out of sourcing a system for a live video monitoring station. Built to achieve the kind of performance that the video security industry demands and guaranteed to achieve specific decode and display frame rates, the new C-Series monitoring station is the best way to experience exacqVision VMS. Delivering optimal performance Tailor-made to meet the needs of video surveillance market, the C-Series supports 16-32 video...

Gallagher Security expands UK sales and business development with two appointments

A global security giant has beefed up its UK and Europe sales team with the two appointments boasting 33 years of industry experience between them.Gallagher Security has hired Matt Jones as business development manager (BDM) for London and the South East and Steve Natton, who takes on a technical BDM role. Efficient operation for access control Jones arrives from FLIR, where he worked in a similar role for six years after first cutting his teeth at Norbain for 14 years. His focus is on gaining...

Why integrated access control is about more than security?

Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO at Morphean, discusses the business benefits from merging video surveillance and access control technologies as demand for ACaaS grows. The big question facing businesses today is how they will use the data that they possess to unlock new forms of value using emerging technologies such as the cloud, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. Some data is better utilised than others: financial services were quick to recognise the competitive advantages in exploiting...

How is ‘connected world’ defining the future of security

There’s a lot of hype around the term ‘digital transformation.’ For some, it’s the integration of digital technology into everyday tasks. For others, it’s the incorporation of innovative processes aimed at making business optimisation easier. In most cases, digital transformation will fundamentally change how an organisation operates and delivers value to its customers. And within the security realm, the age of digital transformation is most certainly upon us. Tech...

How Artificial Intelligence and analytics enhance security and performance

Artificial intelligence (AI) is improving everyday solutions, driving efficiency in ways we never imagined possible. From self-driving cars to intelligent analytics, the far-reaching impacts of Deep Learning-based technology empower human operators to achieve results more effectively while investing fewer resources and less time. By introducing AI, solutions are not merely powered by data, but they also generate valuable intelligence. Systems which were once leveraged for a narrow, dedicated pu...

Hutchison Drei Austria unveils network-based security solution, ‘lnternetschutz’, powered by Allot, to protect mobile users

Allot Ltd., a global renowned provider of innovative network intelligence and security solutions for communication service providers and enterprises, has announced that Hutchison Drei Austria, a global mobile service provider, has launched “lnternetschutz” – a security-as-a-service powered by Allot's NetworkSecure solution to protect the company’s mobile and home users against various cyber threats. The engagement between Drei and Allot is based on a recurring monthly fee...

Cobalt Iron appoints Brian Smith as Vice President of Operations

Cobalt Iron Inc., a provider of cloud-based data protection, has hired Brian Smith as vice president of operations. In this newly created position, Smith will oversee the company's internal day-to-day operations, including product support and deployment and the quote-to-cash process. "We created this position to bring hands-on operational leadership to Cobalt Iron to support our continued growth," said Mark Pougnet, CFO of Cobalt Iron. "Brian's passion and proven track record of leadership in h...

VuWall partners with Matrox Graphics to showcase video security products at GSX 2019

VuWall, a provider of video wall control and AV network management solutions, and Matrox Graphics Inc., a provider of capture, video and graphics processing, real-time encoding, KVM extension and switching, and AV-over-IP technologies, will partner at Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 conference and expo, Sept. 10-12, in Chicago. On InfraGard's Booth 1187, attendees will see state-of-the-art technology from the two companies integrated to deliver the best deployment and visualisation experien...

Honeywell suite of building integration and cyber solutions help improve facility efficiency

Honeywell, a global pioneer in smart building technology and services, introduced the next generation of Enterprise Building Integration (EBI), Command and Control Suite (CCS), and Digital Video Manager (DVM), a suite of solutions enabled by the Honeywell Forge for Buildings platform, that help drive facility efficiency and oversight, streamline complex functions, and deliver savings across an enterprise. A key component to making this all work is keeping facilities and occupants safe. Along wi...

Bosch’s information security services enhancing cyber-security to be showcased at ‘it-sa’ 2019, Europe’s IT security event

The IT Security Expo and Congress, “it-sa” 2019, will take place in Nuremberg, Germany from October 8th to 10th. Building experts from Bosch will be on hand at booth 506 in hall 10.1 to present the company’s latest information security services to provide protection against cyberattacks. Enhancing physical security systems Cybercriminals are also a threat to building security solutions. Today’s physical security systems are increasingly often IP-based and run on the sam...

FLIR Systems United VMS provides surveillance for Abu Dhabi’s safe city initiative

Abu Dhabi is a major cultural and commercial centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), accounting for roughly two-thirds of the UAE’s economy. While oil and natural gas make up a large portion of its GDP, Abu Dhabi has positioned itself as a premiere tourist destination, with major investments in luxury resorts and business hotels. Consequently, public safety is a top priority — and FLIR Systems is playing a critical role in the city’s long-term safe city initiative. Recently,...

Summer of mass shootings: US Secret Service report looks for answers

A week of mass shootings this summer has again spotlighted the horror of gun violence in public spaces. A 19-year-old gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California on July 28, injuring 13 and killing four (including the gunman). In El Paso, Texas, less than a week later, a lone gunman killed 22 people and injured 24 others. In Dayton, Ohio, a day later, a gunman shot 26 people during a 30-second attack, killing 9 and injuring 17. Rising active shooting incidents Beyond the gri...

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