Surveillance & Security News for June 2019

Cobalt Robotics announces that it has raised $35 million in Series B financing along with Coatue

Cobalt Robotics is a physical security service provider that builds indoor autonomous robots to make security and facility operations more effective. The company announces that it has raised $35 million in Series B financing. The financing was led by global technology investment firm, Coatue, and is intended for geographic expansion of services throughout the domestic United States. “Security is fundamentally about trust and reputation, and it needs to be reinforced across all aspects of...

Building Intelligence’s SV3 receives SAFETY Act Certification for visitor and vehicle management solution

SV3, the cloud-based visitor, vehicle and vendor management system from Building Intelligence, has received SAFETY Act Certification, the highest level of accreditation awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for anti-terrorism technologies, making it the only visitor and vehicle management solution to achieve this level of federal recognition. “By using technology to secure loading docks and parking garages, as well as providing a smart method for managing vehicle access to s...

Nortech secures Bristol Aquarium and Edinburgh Castle with its FeeMaster Smart Console car parking solution

The FeeMaster Smart Console from people and vehicle access control specialist Nortech provides a simple and cost-effective way of managing access to car parks and facilities for vehicles and pedestrians. All the access control data is encoded onto a Mifare card using the FeeMaster Smart Console. As a standalone system, there is no wiring between the access control point and the console, making it easy and cost effective to install. Parking management system The console can print customer rece...

PureTech Systems’ PureActiv to provide perimeter protection at electric power generation sites

PureTech Systems announces it has been awarded a multiple site contract for the deployment of its PureActiv Geospatial Video Analytics and Sensor Integration Command and Control software. The system will provide wide-area perimeter protection at multiple electric power generation plants in the United States. This award follows extensive multi-year testing of its system to prove the ability to reliably detect challenging perimeter breaches by adversaries. The system integrates PureTech’s m...

Ping Identity announces updates to its MFA solution to provide secure and fast access

Ping Identity, the provider of Identity Defined Security, announces updates to its multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution, PingID, providing new methods to mitigate risk and strengthen security for enterprises. PingID’s new features include ways to evaluate user and device risk before access is granted, as well as support for Fast Identity Online (FIDO) standards to increase resistance to advanced phishing attacks. With phishing resistant and user-friendly authentication methods&mdash...

Getac announces UX10 rugged tablet to enhance and maximise worker productivity

Getac announces the launch of the new UX10 rugged tablet, offering reliability, powerful performance and lightweight portability to professionals operating in challenging field environments every day. For emergency service paramedics, field utilities technicians and industrial manufacturing engineers, bad weather, remote locations and adverse working conditions are all part of the job. To work efficiently, they need powerful mobile devices they can count on day-in, day-out, regardless of the lo...

ESA’s National Training School launches new Training as a Service Program at ESX 2019

ESA’s National Training School announced the launch of its new Training as a Service Program (Taas) at ESX in Indianapolis. This member-only customisable training program is designed with two tracks to help security professionals develop the skills they need to apply at work, both directly after being hired and as they build up to 6-18 months of on the job tenure. “ESA is extremely excited about the TaaS program,” says Michelle Yungblut, Chief Knowledge Officer of ESA. “...

NTT Security’s Risk:Value 2019 report reveals that UK organisations are failing to implement cybersecurity best practice

UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cybersecurity and are facing paralysis as cybercriminals become more advanced. This is the conclusion drawn from the findings of the 2019 Risk:Value report – ‘Destination standstill. Are you asleep at the wheel?’ – from NTT Security, the specialised security company and centre of excellence in security for NTT Group. Examining the attitudes of 2,256 non-IT decision makers to risk and the value of security to th...

HENSOLDT develops a special radome technology to protect its UAVs from bird strikes and lightning

The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT enhances an important feature of its collision avoidance radar system for UAVs. As part of extensive laboratory tests and measurements, HENSOLDT develops special radome technology which protects the radar from mechanical environmental influence such as bird strikes or lightning, while minimally affecting the radar’s functionality. The architecture of the new radome was initially tailored to a test aircraft but can be adapted to other platforms. Furth...

Redvision offers a Visor Extension option for its VEGA 2010 rugged camera housing

Redvision, the manufacturer of high-performance, rugged CCTV cameras in the UK, now offers a Visor Extension for its VEGA 2010, rugged, camera housing. The Visor Extension, which fits to the housing’s front bezel, then shades the enclosed camera from sunlight and glare, such as in low sun at dawn or dusk. The Visor Extension also has the benefit of reducing rain on the housing’s optical window. Stephen Lightfoot, technical director at Redvision, explains, “The VEGA 2010, rugge...

NEC Corporation to showcase public safety solutions and AI video analytic platform at INTERPOL World 2019

NEC Corporation announces its participation in INTERPOL World 2019 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore, from Tuesday, July 2 to Thursday, July 4, 2019. At NEC's booth (booth# F11), a broad range of public safety solutions for law enforcement and government organisations will be displayed. Visitors will be able to experience a variety of NEC solutions, including its multi-modal biometric immigration gate and AI-driven video analytic platform. Biometric authentication processes As...

Oprema wins Dahua UK & Ireland distributor of the year award

Oprema have been awarded Dahua UK & Ireland distributor of the year for 2018. Having won the award in previous years, Oprema are delighted to announce the news that they have once again been credited for their work with Dahua in 2018. Authorised Dahua UK Distributor Oprema are one of the largest suppliers of Dahua products to the UK market now holding £5 million worth of stock across the business; CCTV, Access Control, Intruder and Fire. Oprema are also authorised training partners fo...

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