Surveillance & Security News for December 2019

OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit 2020 addresses security challenges

The third OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the NSI, takes place on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster London, and is set to deliver a lively, thought provoking and engaging event providing a platform to confront issues faced by the security industry. The programme will address the increasing challenges faced by the Guarding community, such as the Living Wage and the rogue labour risk from labour providers. The event will also examine the Police-Ala...

SIA applauds the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends members of the administration and the U.S. House of Representatives for their bipartisan leadership in passing the much-anticipated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), acknowledges thoughtful and necessary changes that will create a fair-trade landscape while upholding pro-business principles in removing unnecessary trade barriers. The trilateral trade agr...

IBM AI Innovations enhances risk detection via IDaaS offering

Security today announced it is extending its artificial intelligence (AI) technology originally developed to protect users in the financial services industry, to clients in all industries via the company's identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) offering. IBM Cloud Identity now features AI-based adaptive access capabilities that help continually assess employee or consumer user risk levels when accessing applications and services. The solution escalates suspicious user interactions for further authenticat...

Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds NIST for research on Facial Recognition technology

The Security Industry Association (SIA), the trade association representing more than 1,000 companies and organisations developing and delivering security solutions, thanks the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for its thoughtful and diligent work producing a report evaluating the performance of current facial recognition technology across demographic groups. Facial recognition is a fast-advancing technology in a constant cycle of improvements and is widely adopted across th...

Security and Safety Things demonstrates growing IoT platform for security cameras at CES 2020

Security and Safety Things GmbH is returning to CES in 2020 as a partner in the Bosch booth (number 12401). The company will demonstrate an open IoT ecosystem for security cameras that enables innovative applications, combining Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. These applications, provided by third party development partners, offer actionable insights and intelligence to building and site managers, as well as operators in a variety of different verticals. The IoT ecosystem from Secu...

Fermax releases new version of FERMAX FOR REAL app with Augmented Reality application

Developed and launched in 2014, FERMAX FOR REAL, the Augmented Reality application for mobiles and tablets has now been released in a new improved version. It includes new products, a more modern design and a new marker to activate the augmented reality. End users can interact with the product as if it was real and see how Fermax video door entry systems would look like on the exterior and interior of their home. That is the great advantage of Augmented Reality: the possibility of combining the...

Security Industry Association opens 2020 Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship Opportunity

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship. This program, presented in partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin, will offer two $5,000 scholarships for SIA members to help further their education in the field of identity management. The scholarship was named after Hebert, a member of SIA’s Board of Directors and immediate past chairman of the board, serving as chair from...

CES 2020: Silicon Labs and Z-Wave enhance Smart Home Ecosystem with Z-Wave Specification

Silicon Labs and the Z-Wave Alliance announce plans to open the Z-Wave Specification as a ratified, multi-source wireless standard available to all silicon and stack vendors for development. With this change, semiconductor and software suppliers will be able to join the Z-Wave ecosystem, contribute to future advancements of the leading smart home standard and develop and supply sub-GHz Z-Wave radio devices and software stacks. The Z-Wave Alliance will expand to a standards development organisat...

Rapiscan Systems RTT 110 is the first approved CT EDS on the ACSTL

Rapiscan Systems RTT 110 is the first high-speed Computed Tomography Explosive Detection System (EDS) to be approved on TSA's Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL). This was achieved last month after a thorough testing process with the TSA and means that the RTT 110 will now undergo further field test activities which it must pass before it can be formally qualified. The RTT 110 has revolutionised the EDS market by providing exceptional performance at significantly lower cost of ownership...

SureCloud accredited to provide STAR Intelligence-Led Penetration Testing services

Cybersecurity services and Integrated Risk Management solutions provider SureCloud has announced that it has been accredited to provide Simulated Target Attack and Response (STAR) Intelligence-Led Penetration Testing services by the not-for-profit accreditation and certification body, CREST that represents the technical information security market. CREST developed the STAR framework to deliver intelligence-led cybersecurity testing, incorporating advanced penetration testing and threat intellig...

FLIR Systems launches three dome-shaped PTZ cameras to secure critical infrastructure sites

FLIR Systems, Inc. announces three dome-shaped, Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) security cameras, including two dual-sensor camera series for critical infrastructure locations, the FLIR Elara™ DX-Series and the FLIR Saros™ DM-Series, and a high-resolution visible camera for safe city deployments, the FLIR Quasar™ 4K IR PTZ. The latest FLIR security products offer multiple lens options for long- and short-range needs to enable accurate perimeter protection of critical infrastructure, remot...

The Boring Labs announces achieving Gold Technology Partnership from Milestone Systems

The Boring Labs has announced that it has achieved the designation of Gold Technology Partner by Milestone Systems. The Boring Toolbox is a series of functional tools that help enterprises and integrators more efficiently manage medium-to-large distributed video surveillance/security networks using Milestone Systems XProtect Express+, Pro+, Expert and Corporate. Managing large, complex systems In March of this year, The Boring Toolbox received accolades from Milestone as the Solution Partner o...

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