Surveillance & Security News for February 2019

AI in physical security: applications beyond video surveillance

In the physical security industry, the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning is most commonly associated with potential improvements in video analytics performance. However, AI is also applicable to a variety of content analytics beyond video. This is part three of our 'AI in Physical Security' series. It will be interesting to watch how companies that take the next step beyond proving viability for security purposes to deliver true business applications to the market. Right...

Ojo Technology appoints Shailesh Prasad as VP of operations and promotes Jeffrey Gutierrez to the post of GM

Ojo Technology, one of the fastest growing security integrators in Northern California, has named Shailesh Prasad as its new vice president of operations and promoted Jeffrey Gutierrez to general manager for its growing Central Valley office. Prasad will work from the company headquarters in Fremont serving as vice president of operations and overseeing day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning and goal-setting. Gutierrez will lead the company’s rapidly expanding office in Stock...

SightLogix appoints Charlie Platipodis as the new vice president of sales and marketing

SightLogix, the technology pioneer for smart thermal camera systems, announces that Charlie Platipodis, a security industry veteran with over 30 years of executive sales leadership, has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. Charlie offered several factors that explained his rationale for joining SightLogix. “I was immediately struck by the company’s passion for building products on a foundation of great detection and high performance. Securing outdoors has alw...

Element launches security test standards for mechanical immobilisers for motor vehicles

Security test standards for mechanical immobilisers for motor vehicles and plant as well as security systems for bicycles and ground anchors, have been launched by Element Materials Technology, a provider of testing, inspection and certification services. The new automotive standards give manufacturers a route to meet the requirements set by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative. After-market vehicle products The three vehicle security standards are based on...

Larson Electronics launches solar-powered LED surveillance tower featuring two IP security cameras

The provider of industrial lighting, Larson Electronics LLC, releases a solar-powered LED surveillance tower that features two IP security cameras, four 265-watt solar panels, a 1,000aH capacity battery bank with a battery charger, a solar generator and a telescoping mast that deploys eight LED light heads and the two security cameras up to 20 feet. The entire assembly is mounted on a single axle aluminium trailer for easy transportation, making this light tower ideal for remote and rugged loca...

OnSSI releases Ocularis 5.7 VMS with a new Recorded Video Backup function

OnSSI announces the launch of Ocularis 5.7, the latest release of the company’s industry leading Video Management System (VMS) solution. Key featured enhancements of Ocularis 5.7 include a new Recorded Video Backup function that allows recorded video to be saved to a secondary location on the system at no extra cost. Additionally, the new Mirrored Recordings feature, available in Ocularis 5.7 Ultimate, allows the simultaneous recording of all cameras on two recording servers, ensuring tha...

IFSEC International and Security & Counter Terror Expo to be colocated at ExCeL London in May 2020

It has been announced that next year will see IFSEC move to a brand-new dateline of 19 - 21 May and welcome three prestigious events alongside it at ExCeL London; Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo. Focal point for security industry Building on a rich history of the two exhibitions - IFSEC steeped in the trade and commercial security world and Security & Counter Terror Expo immersed in national security – the collaboration of these key event...

Viking Electronics’ PAN-1A door phone station adapter utilises the features of Panasonic door phone cards

Viking’s attractive E-series entry phones are now able to utilise powerful features available on Panasonic door phone station cards. “Customers can utilise the features offered on a Panasonic door card with a reliable Viking entry phone.” – Joanne Minke, Viking Electronics Product Specialist. Replace Panasonic door phone models KX-T30865 and KX-T7775 by using the PAN-1A and one of Viking’s E-Series entry phones. Simply connect the PAN-1A between the Panasonic door...

Iris ID and GenKey integrate multimodal biometric ID platform for registration and verification initiatives

Iris ID, global provider of iris recognition technology, and GenKey, a trusted provider of biometric identification solutions, has announced the integration of iris recognition cameras and matching engine into GenKey’s biometric ID platform, to provide an all-in-one solution for various biometric registration and verification initiatives. Advanced security and privacy Iris ID iCAM TD100 and iCAM T10 cameras and IrisAccelerator matching engine have been integrated into GenKey’s ID s...

John Gilbert joins Southwest Microwave as Eastern Regional Manager – USA

Southwest Microwave is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gilbert as Eastern Regional Manager – USA, serving clients in states east of the Mississippi River. Vast experience John joins Southwest Microwave after a successful 17-year career at EV Group, a producer of industry-leading equipment for the semiconductor industry, where he successfully increased market penetration in the Eastern US and contributed to significant revenue growth for the company.  John served in vari...

Open Options unveils new incentive program for certified dealer channel

Open Options, global provider of innovative access control solutions, has announced a new incentive program for their certified dealer channel. The program offers two tiers of status, Advantage and Advantage Platinum, which are determined by specific criteria including annual sales, new Open Options sites sold, software maintenance coverage as well as dealer technician training requirements.  Exceeding expectations “We are extremely excited to introduce this program to our dealer c...

PSIA to demonstrate PLAI spec with vendors and agents at ISC West 2019

The PSIA will show continued momentum for its Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) spec at ISC West 2019. “In past demos we were able to show some exchange of records between PACS systems, but this year we will have six vendors, and demonstrate existing employee identity data sets, which can be passed to other systems in the security environment beyond having just a clean start,” said David Bunzel, Executive Director of the PSIA. Commercial PLAI agent One of the critical...

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