Surveillance & Security News for July 2018

Boon Edam releases interactive online troubleshooting guidelines for security entrances and revolving doors

Boon Edam Inc., global manufacturer and supplier of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the launch of new interactive troubleshooting guides for accelerating the diagnosis and problem-solving process for service technicians in the Americas. As part of the company’s commitment to providing the best support for its service partners, any registered technician with internet access, working on a Boon Edam security entrance can now view and interact with th...

Hikvision announces financial results for the first half of 2018

Hikvision, a premier provider of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has reported a total turnover of RMB 20.88 billion for the 1st half of 2018. The year-on-year revenue growth was 26.92%, and net profit attributable to shareholders was RMB 4.15 billion, up by 26.00%. Driven by innovation and value generation for its partners and end-customers, Hikvision continued its extensive development of leading technology, products and solutions with video technology and Artificial Inte...

Hikvision’s AcuSense technology enables advanced video content analysis and deep learning capabilities for SMBs

The latest-generation of SMB surveillance solutions support enhanced site security for end-users, while providing significant revenue opportunities for Hikvision resellers’ business. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have many of the same surveillance and security requirements as larger organisations. They need to identify and react to perimeter breaches in real time, and they need to automate footage searches to save time for their security teams. The challenge is, how can reselle...

Impact of data-driven smart cities on video surveillance

The rise to prominence of smart cities should not go unnoticed. To the untrained eye, you might not realise just how connected your city is and how it’s helping your everyday life. From crossing the road to monitoring water levels, technology is allowing cities to think quicker and act smarter. Data-driven decisions A recent whitepaper by ABI Research has revealed that the total global cost-saving potential offered by smart cities stands at more than $5 trillion. This shows how technolog...

What technology will impact security most in the rest of 2018?

Where does the time go? Before you know it, here we are at mid-year reflecting on an eventful first half of 2018 in the physical security market. It’s also a good time for our Expert Panel Roundtable to pause and look ahead at what we might expect in the second half of the year. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What technology development will have the greatest impact in the second half of 2018?

Applying biometric authentication to physical access control systems

Over the past few years, biometrics has rapidly expanded into consumer applications, like the financial market for customer authentication, to payment services and withdrawing cash from ATMs in high-fraud markets. However, its adoption as an additional authentication factor for physical access control systems (PACS) and other enterprise applications, hasn’t been as rapid. But this is changing. Biometrics offers numerous benefits at the door and throughout the enterprise. With the advent o...

Ron Panter joins NSI’s in-house auditing team as security & fire systems auditor

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), UK’s premier independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors, has appointed Ron Panter as security and fire systems auditor, and lead auditor for ISO 9001, based in Surrey and London. Ron started his career in auditing with the London Electricity Board where he held a variety of customer service and quality management roles. He subsequently spent over 20 years as a quality manager for a NACOSS Gold and ARC ap...

ProWire Unified Power Systems simplifies access control installations across enterprises

ProWire Unified Power Systems from LifeSafety Power is a pre-wired, UL/ULC certified power solution that is ready to install, simplifying and standardising access control installations across an enterprise. The precision wiring design of ProWire eliminates field wiring variability so end users can establish equipment installation standards for consistent, professional and repeatable results across multiple sites, campuses and locations. ProWire eliminates hours of internal panel wiring, includin...

BeyondTrust releases book titled Asset Attack Vectors: Building Effective Vulnerability Management Strategies to Protect Organisations

BeyondTrust, the cyber security company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse, vulnerability management, and stopping unauthorised access, announced the availability of a new book, Asset Attack Vectors:  Building Effective Vulnerability Management Strategies to Protect Organisations. The book, authored by BeyondTrust’s Chief Technology Officer, Morey J. Haber, and Chief Operating Officer, Brad Hibbert, and published by Apress, is focused on how to build an effective vulnerability m...

VIVOTEK and Genetec provide video surveillance solution for Brazil’s famous Gran Marquise Hotel

One of Fortaleza's largest hotels, the Gran Marquise Hotel, which hosts thousands of people each year and holds hundreds of events, has reinvented itself and converted analog technology to IP surveillance. Upon project completion, it is expected that the Gran Marquise will have 250 VIVOTEK network cameras installed, integrated and linked with all other hotel devices under Genetec’s cloud-based video-surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) solution, Stratocast. About Gran Marquise The Gran Marq...

Dahua demonstrates AI, intelligent transportation and thermal technologies at China-CEE Local Cooperation Exhibition

Dahua Technology, being the only security company that participated in the China-CEE Local Cooperation Exhibition, demonstrated its innovative solutions and regional accomplishments to a prestigious delegation of leaders from China and 16 CEEC countries. While visiting Dahua’s booth, the leaders discussed about Dahua’s contributions to the security industry as well as the local markets. Dahua Technology’s global reach As a renowned solution provider in the global video survei...

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors secure contracts with London Underground & Crossrail projects

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has secured a series of high-profile contracts with Transport for London and Crossrail Limited. These contracts have included supplying and installing security doors for major London Underground redevelopments including London Bridge, Bond Street and King’s Cross, as well as station upgrades such as Victoria. ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has then gone on to secure multiple contracts within...

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