Surveillance & Security News for June 2018

Vicon enhances VAX Access control software & hardware for programming flexibility and effective monitoring

Vicon Industries, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, announced the release of VAX Access Control, version 2.9.60. This latest VAX version includes powerful feature enhancements to software as well as new hardware options that offer cost savings and programming flexibility. VAX now offers a Master Multi-Door Controller for 2 to 8 doors. Compact and powerful, the new panel is designed for mounting in equipment rooms and fo...

Nortech raises charity for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphans’ Project in Kenya

Nortech’s Managing Director Stephen Blackler has recently returned from another fundraising activity in which he climbed the Simien mountain range in Ethiopia, scaling the highest peak Ras Dashen at no less than 4,620 metres. He made a similar climb in 2016 of Mount Meru, Tanzania’s second highest mountain at 4,565 metres located in the centre of Arusha National Park. It’s all in aid of Nortech’s nominated charity, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, and their O...

Suprema ID to showcase BioMini Slim 2S FAP20 fingerprint scanner at SDW 2018

Suprema ID., a global provider of biometrics and ID solutions, announced that the company will showcase its ground-breaking fingerprint authentication scanner featuring ultra-slim sensor and wireless technology at SDW 2018 in London. The new FAP20-compliant BioMini Slim 2S fingerprint scanner provides a number of industry-leading features under its sleek design. Featuring range-leading powerful 1.0GHz CPU, BioMini Slim 2S provides high-speed extraction and matching of fingerprints on the scanne...

Allegion agrees acquisition of access control company ISONAS

Allegion plc, a security products and solutions provider, has agreed to acquire ISONAS through one of its subsidiaries. The transaction is expected to close early in the third quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. Acquisition of ISONAS ISONAS has edge-computing technology that provides access control solutions for non-residential markets. ISONAS' devices – like its integrated reader-controllers – utilise power over ethernet, making them easy to install and...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for cybersecurity automation

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are the rage in tech right now and not surprisingly, many cyber companies are beginning to automate an increasing amount of their operations. Some of this is great, particularly when it assists cybersecurity professionals to automate mundane tasks and focus more of their attention on higher level analysis. But so far, machine learning is more hype than helpful for cybersecurity, but that does not mean you can’t automate some tasks to keep your...

IFSEC International 2018: Security systems adapt to accommodate data needs

Data was always bound to be a hot topic at this year's IFSEC International event. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword since last year's show. This year, manufacturers are ready to demonstrate solutions capable of processing and analysing large volumes of information to bolster security and provide business intelligence. Organisers deliberately positioned IFSEC as a converged security event, highlighting the inherent link between the security of physical assets and the security of d...

Bosch installs smart interpreting audio, video network solutions at the Palacio de Congresos

The Palacio de Congresos, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is a state-of-the-art conference and exhibition centre in the heart of Valencia, Spain. Also known as the Palace of Light, due to its glass-fronted façade and distinctive roof design, the Palacio regularly accommodates large-scale international conferences organized by multinationals, trade associations and government organisations. Most events gravitate around the main auditorium with room for up to 1,481 participants, as well a...

Tavcom announces CTSP register to incorporate auditors and consultants at IFSEC 2018

Tavcom Training, the operators of the professional Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) announced at IFSEC International 2018, that the Register now recognises Auditors and Consultants, and details of a new Vocational Application Pathway onto the Register will be highlighted. The Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) was officially launched in September 2017. Industry feedback has led to the inclusion of two additional registration categories:...

Gallagher holds a series of events for customers and employees on occasion of its 80th anniversary

Gallagher celebrates its 80th anniversary as a technology company in the security, fuel systems and animal management industries. The family owned-and-operated global security giant was founded in 1938 by the late Bill Gallagher Senior and 80 years ago was a 10-person business that designed and delivered New Zealand’s first electric fence solution. Today, the company employs 1,100 people across a global network in ten countries. Research and development alone makes up 135 of the workforce...

Robust security for the cannabis market supply chain

It's no secret that one of the next market segments to see exceptional growth in the United States is somewhat non-traditional: cannabis. The global cannabis market is projected to reach $60 billion by 2024, according to Ameri Research, fueled by the increasing legalisation and decriminalisation across much of the United States. It is estimated that 22 million pounds of marijuana are grown each year in the United States, with 80 percent coming from California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii...

How do developments in storage impact the video surveillance market?

In the analogue era, videotape was the storage media of choice for CCTV systems. Since the advent of digital video, and of IP-based systems, a variety of other storage formats have come to the fore, including hard drives, flash drives, SD cards and others. Now we are in the age of the cloud, which offers new opportunities to store vast amounts of video and presents challenges such as bandwidth and cybersecurity. For a current perspective on storage, we asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable:...

Staysafe launches a mobile app – IncidentEye, to locate and monitor safety of their staff in emergency situations

Safety app specialists StaySafe launches IncidentEye, an app that allows companies to quickly locate and monitor the safety of their staff in the event of a terror attack or other emergency. IncidentEye, which is compatible with both android and iOS devices, is a smartphone app and cloud-based hub which allows an employer to rapidly locate and protect employees during an emergency. The solution has been developed in response to the growing number of incidents, both man made and natural, that a...

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