Surveillance & Security News for June 2019

Security Industry Association announces winners of the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) as the 2019 recipients of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award. The awardees will be honoured at the upcoming SIA GovSummit, taking place June 26-27 in Washington, D.C. The SIA Legislator of the Year Award is presented annually to members of Congress and other elected officials who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation and po...

Shepherd locks launches keyless smart lock and entry system on Kickstarter

Shepherd Lock, a new keyless smart lock for the home, launched on Kickstarter. Shepherd Lock uses the same technology found in the automotive industry and is the first smart lock that detects lock-picking attempts to protect homes against burglaries. Shepherd Lock is equipped with a keyless entry system, making it convenient to enter the home. The lock’s automotive grade touch™ technology allows users to unlock their door with just a touch. Shepherd Lock also transforms existing loc...

Secutech Vietnam 2019 to host new Smart Factory Conference that will highlight security, management efficiency and energy savings

Visitors to the 2019 edition of Secutech Vietnam will have plenty of opportunities to gather market intelligence, thanks to the introduction of the new ‘Smart Factory Conference’ to the show’s fringe programme. As the region’s leading trade fair for the security, fire safety and smart building sectors, the fair provides a programme of educational events that cover technological trends, government regulations and industry outlook. Smart factory systems “Vietnam&rsq...

DHF’s Best Practice Guide for Key Copy Protection offers information on minimising the risk of security breach

DHF has announced the launch of its Best Practice Guide entitled: How to obtain Key Copy Protection: security and protection advice regarding copying of keys which offers information on minimising the risk of a security breach by preventing the unauthorised copying of keys.  To copy a key, it is necessary to obtain a suitable key “blank” onto which the individual key code can be copied. Many generic key blanks are readily available to UK locksmiths and key cutters, making obtai...

Everbridge wins contract to support deployment of Australia’s nation-wide early warning system

Everbridge, Inc., the global pioneer in critical event management, announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to support the deployment of Australia’s next-generation national early warning system. In combination with Australia’s major telecommunications companies, the Everbridge Public Warning solution will be used to power Emergency Alert in Australia, providing population-wide alerting to help reach the country’s over 25 million residents and approximately 9 m...

ASSA ABLOY reveals Openow mobile solution for SMARTair users

The ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has unveiled Openow, a new mobile solution for users of its SMARTair wireless access control system. Openow allows SMARTair users to open doors with their mobile phone and the Openow app, meaning access credentials can be granted, revoked and updated instantly, from wherever the user may be. Eliminating physical credentials By eliminating physical credentials, Openow helps ensure facilities managers, security administrators and business...

Check Point’s threat intelligence arm unveils CPR-Zero online vulnerability repository

Check Point Research, the threat intelligence arm of Check Point Systems Inc., has announced the creation of a new online vulnerability repository, CPR-Zero. Going forward, Check Point will publicly list all vulnerabilities its research teams find, even if they are not featured in a publication on the Check Point Research blog. The move makes Check Point the industry’s largest cyber security vendor to openly share such vital information online. CPR-Zero vulnerability repository "Not ever...

Security 101 expands franchise offices with new venture in the San Francisco Bay Area

Security 101, one of the nation’s fastest growing security integrators, continues to expand nationally with the addition of a new office in the San Francisco Bay Area. The office will serve San Francisco and the surrounding metropolitan area, and will engineer, install, operate, monitor, manage and maintain integrated security solutions for local small, midmarket and enterprise business customers. Local tech companies Veteran entrepreneur Rob Chamberlin is the latest franchise owner to...

Viking Electronic’s Enhanced Weather Protection shields electronics by adding an extra layer of moisture protection

For applications requiring an extra layer of protection against moisture, vehicle exhaust, pool chemicals or extreme temperatures, Enhanced Weather Protection gives you the durability you need for years of service. Enhanced Weather Protection “A customer down in his Florida beach home just took out one of our analog EWP entry phones because he is changing to a VoIP service provider. The Viking unit was still fully functional even after 10+ years of service in that salty air.” &ndas...

Avigilon Blue cloud service platform launched in the United Kingdom

Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company, announced that it is launching its Avigilon Blue™ platform in the United Kingdom. For Avigilon partners, the Avigilon Blue cloud service platform provides an easy-to-install, cloud-based video security solution with features and capabilities that allows them to remotely monitor and manage more sites with fewer resources. Partners can easily monitor the health of customer sites, update configurations and deploy system updates, all remotel...

Johnson Controls unveils the latest high-tech Detect360 Active Shooter Response (ASR) system

With the rising number of active shooter events in the United States, Johnson Controls has released the new Detect360 Active Shooter Response (ASR) system. The system combines reliable gunshot detection with industry-leading notification technology to provide immediate warning when a gunshot is fired within a building. By providing early notification and precise location of the shooter, the ASR system gives occupants time to find safety and allows police and security personnel to mitigate the th...

HID Global launches massive initiative to ensure African citizens secure personal ID cards and their privileges

It is essential that governments be able to issue identification credentials so citizens can exercise their civic rights and duties, access programs and services, and travel freely to and from other countries. HID Global, globally renowned trusted identity solutions, has enabled numerous African countries to issue millions of these credentials as the company helps to propel a variety of initiatives across the continent aimed at providing “identity for all.” Secure ID card issuance...

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