Surveillance & Security News for December 2016

Could Amazon Go eliminate shoplifters? Customers ‘Just walk out’

Amazon Go is a new idea in retailing, now being tested at a store in Seattle, that eliminates the need for customers to go through a checkout line. The so-called “just walk out” experience depends on “the world’s most advanced shopping technology.” Customers simply enter a retail store, choose the goods they want, and leave. The checkout process is automated: The selected goods are charged to the customer’s account automatically. Solving shoplifting Most of...

Robotics are trending in the security solutions sector

The emergence of smart technology into the security sector is changing risk management economics and strategy in unique ways. Such technology leverages information management at its core for a more effective security program. Case in point is the burgeoning role of autonomous data machines (ADMs or robots) that are purposely built for security. Will the advent of robots eliminate physical security officers at a site? Not any time soon, but robots are a real force multiplier by adding effec...

Global security market focused on organisational collaboration in 2016

In the past year, we have continued to see that the global security market is both dynamic and evolving. The term “security” no longer means simply protecting the perimeter of a building; it also involves securing corporate networks and sensitive data. In 2016, this trend was driven by a change in organisational threats. Businesses as a whole are much more focused on cyber-threats, a growing paradigm that challenges business and security leaders to stay one step ahead of crime and fr...

Access management becomes ‘mobilised', pervasive and personalised

After two decades of advances from simple visual ID badges to smart cards, standards-based access control systems and mobile ID solutions, the industry began entering its next new chapter in 2016. We began “mobilising” security to make it more pervasive and personalised, with a better user experience. We entered a new era of secure connected identities will not only make us safer but fuel innovation in how we work, shop and play. The industry began paying much closer attention to p...

SourceSecurity.com's top 10 expert panel roundtable discussions in 2016

SourceSecurity.com’s Expert Panel covered a lot of ground in 2016 about a variety of topics in our Roundtable discussions. The very most-clicked-on Roundtable discussion in 2016 was about how to choose between a cloud-based system and a server-based system. Other hot topics that made the Top-10 list of Roundtable discussions included edge-based video storage, the challenges of commoditisation, and mistakes customers make when buying and installing security systems. Here is...

SourceSecurity.com’s 10 most clicked articles posted in 2016

Again in 2016, the most well-trafficked articles posted at SourceSecurity.com tended to be those that addressed timely and important issues in the security marketplace. In the world of digital publishing, it’s easy to know what content resonates with the market: Our readers tell us with their actions; i.e., where they click.   Let’s look back at the Top 10 articles we posted in 2016 that generated the most page views. They are listed in order here with the author&r...

Senstar announces new version of FiberPatrol-ZR zone-reporting intrusion detection system

Senstar‘s FiberPatrol-ZR offers longer detection capability providing customers with more protection options Senstar, a manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), announced a new version of FiberPatrol-ZR, its zone-reporting fiber optic fence-mounted intrusion detection system. The new version doubles the detection capabilities of the original system to 5 km (3.1 mi) per processor. “This new version of FiberPatrol-ZR provides additional perimete...

Airbus DS EBS equips South Korean tanker aircraft with “Mode 5” encryption technologies

“Mode 5” employs highly sophisticated encryption techniques to avoid hostile signal manipulation Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS), future HENSOLDT, equips the recently ordered A330 MRTT multirole tanker aircraft of the South Korean armed forces with cryptographic technology employing the latest “Mode 5” NATO standard. Under a contract awarded by Airbus Defence and Space, the future HENSOLDT will deliver until beginning of 2018 eight crypt...

Master Locksmiths Association’s Dr Steffan George recommends home security resolutions for 2017

Dusk-till-dawn lights deter thieves and alert neighbours to any unwelcome activity With the New Year, comes the chance to make a fresh start. Many of us make a bid to drop bad habits and pick up those which will increase our health and happiness, but one important practice which we rarely focus on is checking and maintaining our home security. According to Dr Steffan George, Development Director of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), a trade association for the locksmith...

Telemetricor launches TelemetriCop long range security camera system

TelemetriCop is a unique security product, designed as a loss prevention system for remote assets, compounds, and rural areas UK company Telemetricor have released their new product, TelemetriCop, for general sale. The company builds innovative sensors and software to extract live data from remote and hostile environments, where wired power and communications are unavailable. TelemetriCop is a unique security product, designed as a loss prevention system for remote assets, co...

Airport Show 2017 to showcase massive airport expansion plans in Middle East

Decline in oil prices has not impacted the expansion plans due to the UAE’s diversification policy The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries continue with multi-billion-dollar worth of airport expansion projects with a view to cater to the rapid growth in the number of air travellers, projected to double by 2035, and expanding fleets of airlines, particularly their national carriers. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will lead the Middle East growth in number of air tra...

Trigion Security Services secures manned-guarding contract with Laing O’Rourke

Trigion Security Services will secure a construction site in Oxford Trigion Security Services has started a manned-guarding contract with Laing O’Rourke, through its Select Plant Hire section on a large construction site in Oxford. The contract is initially in support of the in-house team. Construction sector expertise Neil Barham, Trigion Operations Director – Manned Guarding, said, “Laing O’Rourke chose us for this project due to our knowledge and e...

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