Surveillance & Security News for January 2021

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions announces the seamless integration of Aperio locks with Nedap’s AEOS access control system

Aperio wireless locks from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions now integrate seamlessly with the versatile AEOS access control by Nedap to bring a range of concrete business benefits. Optimising access control with these battery-powered wireless locks can boost convenience for building users and help make better use of spaces. It can increase efficiency by enabling the integration of functions and processes across the organisation. Existing AEOS users can integrate battery powered Aperio devices to ex...

HID Global clarifies customer advisory on third-party devices

HID Global has released a ‘customer advisory’ on the use of third-party ‘parasitic’ devices that harvest power from the host HID reader. HID customer advisory The company states in the advisory that using the devices with an HID reader is an improper modification and misuse of the HID reader and the HID products used in conjunction with the reader. HID also lists devices from Safetrust, Proxy, Suprema and Zerv in the advisory. Steve Carney, Vice President of Product Mar...

What will be the biggest security trends in 2021?

We are several weeks into 2021, and it is already shaping up to be an eventful year. The happenings and trends from 2020 will likely carry over into the new year, but in a fast-moving industry such as ours, there will also be additional trends to watch. Looking toward the year ahead, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the biggest security trends in 2021?

LenelS2 announces the launch of BlueDiamond mobile-ready readers that enable seamless upgrade to mobile credentials

LenelS2 announced a new line of BlueDiamondTM mobile-ready readers. The new multi-technology readers are cost-effective, designed to provide simultaneous support for a wide range of physical credentials and can be seamlessly upgraded to support BlueDiamond mobile credentials. LenelS2, a global provider of advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a renowned global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. “Access co...

ASIS Foundation awards COVID-19 support grants to security professionals impacted by pandemic

ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, announces that since the launch of the program in November 2020, the ASIS Foundation has awarded more than 120 COVID-19 support grants to its global membership. This is a major component of the association’s efforts to address the global economic climate and those security communities hit hardest by the pandemic. The ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees approved $100,000 in grants to be awarded to ASIS members in need...

Rohde & Schwarz installs R&S QPS201 Quick Personnel Security (QPS) scanner at Kerry Airport

Rohde & Schwarz has installed Ireland’s first Quick Personnel Security (QPS) scanner at Kerry Airport, Farranfore, Ireland, delivering state-of-the-art technology that enables a high throughput, enhanced security, and increased safety for airport customers and staff. The airport has chosen the latest model, the latest generation R&S QPS201 launched earlier in 2020, becoming the first Rohde & Schwarz security scanner installation in Ireland. R&S QPS201 security scanner Th...

Check Point identifies a security vulnerability in TikTok’s ‘Find Friends’ feature

Researchers at cyber-security specialist Check Point Research have identified a security vulnerability in TikTok’s ‘Find Friends’ feature. If left unpatched, the vulnerability would have enabled an attacker to access a user's profile details and the phone number associated with their account, making it possible to build a database of users and their related phone numbers for use in malicious activity. Certain profile settings Profile details that were accessible via the vuln...

Messe Frankfurt India to host the ninth edition of Secutech India to resolve the safety and security issues

A significant platform that brings together safety and security industry players under one roof, Secutech India 2021 is set to be held in September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The edition will be a hotbed of strong business opportunities and knowledge-exchange among channel players. With the combined expertise of Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Ltd in organising security and fire safety shows across Asia, Messe Frankfurt India is set to host the ninth edition of Secutech India fro...

Caress Kennedy of Allied Universal reappointed to the New York board supporting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Allied Universal, a renowned security and facility services company in North America, announces the reappointment of Caress Kennedy to the New York board supporting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Labour. The Board, in partnership with the Mayor, provides overall policy guidance and oversight on the implementation of WIOA in New York City. A member since 2014, Kennedy was reappointed to the board for the remainder of WIOA’s thre...

Radiflow now at 5,000 sites globally, post record year with new products and strong growth in customers and revenues

Radiflow, a renowned provider of cyber security solutions for industrial automation networks, announced significant growth in revenues and bookings following the launch of new products in 2020 and continued international expansion. “Although last year has been a challenge for many vendors due to the impact of the global pandemic reducing overall IT spending, the OT cyber security space has been relatively unaffected and Radiflow has experienced its best year to date,” explains Ilan...

PAC Residential Cloud access control technology ensures enhanced safety and security for residents of the London Borough of Ealing

Located in the heart of west London, Ealing Council serves the residents and businesses of the UK capital's fourth largest borough. With a vast housing portfolio and a commitment to keeping residents as safe and secure as possible, Ealing Council benefits from the use of PAC’s innovative cloud-based access control solution, PAC Residential Cloud. The London Borough of Ealing comprises seven major towns, Ealing, Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale and Southall. Ealing Council&rsq...

Hardstaff Barriers calls on enterprises and business owners to secure their vacant properties effectively during COVID-19 lockdown

Business owners are being urged to ensure that their vacant properties are as safe and secure as possible to protect them from harm during the latest COVID-19 induced lockdown. The warning comes from globally renowned security barrier experts at Hardstaff Barriers, who specialise in protecting premises against squatters, thieves, arsonists and fly-tippers. On January 4, 2021 the UK Government urged people, once again, not to travel to their places of work and to work from home (WFH) if it is po...

VIVOTEK provides a rigorous surveillance system for Peyrelongue Chronos to prevent robbery and safeguard surroundings

For the jewellery business owner, ensuring the highest level of security has always been a top priority. VIVOTEK, the IP surveillance provider, has built up a rigorous surveillance system for Peyrelongue Chronos, a well-known luxury boutique offering high-end jewellery in Mexico, to monitor their precious products without any blind spots and to prevent robbery or theft. Peyrelongue Chronos has recently remodelled its facilities, including an overall of the video surveillance system. In search o...

Sage Integration announces new Dallas-Fort Worth office located in the US state of Texas

Sage Integration, a globally renowned security integration provider, which serves enterprise Fortune 100 companies and clients, announced that the company has opened a new office to support a growing list of clients, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region of the US state of Texas. New Dallas office The new office space, located in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, provides the office and inventory storage space to rapidly deliver Sage Integration’s client-centric approach to service and...

Security experts Tony Porter and Cindy Cohn discuss UK and US surveillance strategies on Engage: a Genetec podcast

In “Eyes Wired Open” the latest episode of Engage, a new podcast series hosted by Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), former UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, and Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation share contrasting thoughts on the UK and the US’s video surveillance strategies. From pervasive video cameras to facial recognition and privacy issues surrounding personal information prompted by the pandemic, government and civil...

Videx Security appoints new National Sales Manager

Videx Security has appointed a new National Sales Manager following the departure of Neil Thomas. James Gray, who has been with the company for over a decade, becomes the firm’s National Sales Manager after Neil left the company following a 20-year career at Videx. Neil has moved out of the access control industry, relocating to Cyprus. In his role as National Sales Manager, James is responsible for maintaining and growing Videx’s sales pipeline across the UK. He will manage and ove...

Wave XS by SALTO offers 100% touch-free access control

The Wave XS is a smart, fast and reliable access control solution with a touchless button that permits easy and clean operation for a large number of activator devices. Upgrading to touchless access control allows for hands-free entry, eliminating the need to make contact with common touchpoints upon entry and creating a more hygienic environment for everyone. Wave XS reader technology offers 100% touch-free automated access control. Depending on the configuration, the Wave XS reader’s ca...

Identiv appoints Leigh Dow as the vice president of marketing to expand business and sales activities

Identiv, Inc., a pioneer in digital identification and security, announces the addition of Leigh Dow as Vice President of Marketing. Dow’s appointment to this newly created role is part of the company’s ongoing transformation to become the provider of security and identity solutions that make the world safer and smarter. She reports directly to Identiv’s CEO Steven Humphreys. Dow brings exceptional experience across all facets of media and marketing strategy and development on...

Tyco, security products brand of Johnson Controls, announces secondary sponsorship of the British Superbike Team, SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad

Tyco, the security products brand of Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart and sustainable building solutions, has announced its secondary sponsorship of the SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad team for the 2021 British Superbikes season. Support for TAS Racing “We are delighted to have the opportunity to renew our support for TAS Racing who run the SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad team,” said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Johnson Controls’ Tyco access control and video...

Customers who protect their home with ADT can now get a 29% discount on home and auto insurance with Branch Insurance

Branch Insurance, which pioneered bundling home and car insurance online, announces a strategic partnership with ADT, a renowned provider of security and smart home solutions, to offer ADT home security customers discounts on their home and car insurance. This collaborative effort blends ADT's industry bespoke professional monitoring service for intrusion, smoke, carbon monoxide, and flood detection with Branch's instant-pricing model to create quicker, easier, and more affordable insurance for...

Securitas UK recognised as a Certified Top Employer 2021

Securitas UK has been officially recognised as a Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute for its commitment to delivering exceptional people management and HR strategies. The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR best practices survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Wellbeing and Diversity & Inclusion and more. Promot...

Securing empty premises: Product performance is everything

Since the start of the pandemic, almost a quarter of UK businesses have been forced to temporarily close, pause trading, or work remotely, with very little notice. Now nearing the 12th month of the crisis, the country is currently enduring its third national lockdown, with an unspecified timeframe. Most workers are being urged to remain at home and only venture out for essential travel. This means a huge number of premises across the board, from recreational venues such as theatres, pubs and le...

MSA Safety acquires U.K. firefighter turnout gear manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

MSA Safety Incorporated announced it has acquired U.K.-based Bristol Uniforms in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60 million. The acquisition strengthens MSA's position as a front-runner in fire service PPE products while providing an avenue to expand its business in the U.K. and key European markets. Headquartered in Bristol, U.K., Bristol Uniforms is a foremost innovator and provider of protective apparel to the fire and rescue services sector, with annual revenue of approxima...

Dahua to launch AI-based video surveillance system and smart IoT systems at the 2021 Kick off meeting

Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, released its core product launch at the 2021 kick off meeting. Interpreting its mission of Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living, the company launched: WizSense/WizMind series which focus on the AI value transmission; HDCVI 6.0 Plus that offers continued advancement in over-coax technology, and Full-colour 2.0 which provides excellent performance under extreme low light conditions, driving innovation to an AIoT fut...

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