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...

IDIS to unveil new innovative security solutions at Intersec 2017

IDIS ANPR features plug-and-play technology to deliver ground-breaking accuracy IDIS, a surveillance manufacturer, announces that it will kick off its twentieth anniversary celebrations during Intersec 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22-24 January on its stand S1-F26.To commemorate two decades of innovation, IDIS will hold a press briefing on its stand S1-F26 on Monday 23rd January when the company will honour customers and partners for maki...

Hikvision appoints Andy Coles as Key Account Manager

Andy Cole, Hikvision’s new Key Account Manager for UK and Ireland Hikvision UK & Ireland, are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Coles as Key Account Manager. Andy who has been in the security industry for over 20 years brings with him a wealth of experience having previously worked in a number of roles at distributor Norbain SD Ltd for over 18 years including Divisional Director of Sales and more recently over 4 years at Frontline Security as Sales & M...

Digi Security Systems designs electronic security solutions for educational environments

Wide Dynamic Range helps capture details in scenes with both very bright and very dark areas Digi Security Systems, a provider of integrated electronic security systems, announces that it designs cutting-edge electronic security solutions for educational environments. In addition, Digi’s experts, who are highly knowledgeable about a range of electronic security technologies and their applications in school settings, provide quality support and service to all of their cus...

Intersec 2017 attracts a record international coverage in Dubai, European exhibitors in the lead

Intersec 2017 to host a record international coverage of exhibitors for security, safety, and fire protection solutions European exhibitors are making their presence felt at a trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, with the UK, Germany, Italy, and France leading the way in boosting exports to the buoyant Middle East market. Intersec 2017 will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors from 52 countries when it opens from 22-24 January at the Dubai International Convent...

Abloy bestowed Gaia Award at Big 5, Dubai for range of Low Energy Locks

Abloy has received the Gaia Award for sustainable building products at Big 5 in Dubai, winning the accolade for its range of Low Energy Locks Abloy has received the Gaia Award for sustainable building products at Big 5 in Dubai, winning the accolade for its range of Low Energy Locks. The Big 5 The Big 5 in Dubai is the largest construction event in the Middle East, connecting thousands of global suppliers and buyers of construction products. The Gaia Awards honour constructi...

Surveon introduces advanced failover solution for data protection with best C/P value

The advanced failover solution allows the license of camera to be shared with the failover ones Surveon, the enterprise NVR solutions provider, introduced an advanced version for failover solution, giving partners a more reliable data protection to ensure no video loss for their projects. The new functions, including disconnected alarm and the file space sharing for both failover NVR and protected NVR, help staff to enhance their management efficiency. Moreover, the advanced f...

Wireless access control sees major growth in 2016

The shift from wired to wireless access control was expected to gather pace in 2016—and that has happened. This year we at Assa Abloy surveyed a large cross-section of security professionals, seeking their insight into the changing market. Comparing our data with research we did in 2014 showed a clear trend towards wireless access control.   Wireless access data Our 2014 survey found 23% of commercial properties using a wireless or hybrid wired/wireless access control s...

Brivo OnAir and Savance integrate access control with business automation

The partnership offers customers new, comprehensive physical access control and business operations solutions Brivo, a provider of cloud-based access control and mobile credentials, and Savance, a provider of business automation and employee tracking software solutions, announced its integration partnership. The partnership will provide customers with unified, customisable, and fully scalable solutions—combining access control with visitor management, staff tracking, tim...

Kings Security employees celebrate a year of personal achievement

Over 60 employees have achieved qualifications whilst working for the Bradford based security firm and a lot of staff have been given national awards Employees at Kings Security are celebrating following a year of personal achievement. Over 60 employees have achieved qualifications whilst working for the Bradford based security firm and numerous staff have been singled out in national awards. During 2016, over 150 individuals passed through Kings Training Academy where employ...

34th East – West International Security Conference highlights best practices in the security industry

The East West Security Conferences are held to promote understanding and exchange ideas and information Attending the 34th East - West International Security Conference organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions on 21st and 22nd November 2016 at the Best Western Universo Hotel in Rome, Italy, were delegates from commercial, private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Albania. Conference Co-Chairmen, Patrick Somerville, Vice Presid...

3 ways technology will change access control in 2017

The winds of change have swept into the access control market in 2016. The hardware is transitioning away from being solely panel-based, software is rapidly moving to the cloud, and credentials are going mobile. It seems that the security access control world is finally waking up from its technological slumber, and 2017 will be an exciting time. These three major trends are feeding off one another and are driving the growth all around. IP and edge based systemsIn 2016, hardware companies like...

Razberi signs distribution agreement with ScanSource Networking and Security

ScanSource resellers in North America will now have access to Razberi ServerSwitchIQ video surveillance appliances Razberi Technologies has signed a new partner in ScanSource Networking and Security, a provider of technology products and solutions. With this agreement, ScanSource resellers in North America will now have access to Razberi ServerSwitchIQ video surveillance appliances. Razberi ServerSwitchIQ video surveillance range “ScanSource sells to many hig...

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