Surveillance & Security News for June 2021

HID Global expands physical access control credential choice with MIFARE DESFire product-based credential

Users of secure credential technologies increasingly want more choices so they can meet the specific needs of a growing variety of applications. Continuing its commitment to providing these options, HID Global, the provider of trusted identity solutions, announces the most feature-rich implementation of the latest MIFARE DESFire EV3 credential. Identifying data protection “Our credential based on NXP MIFARE DESFire EV3 delivers this technology’s full range of advanced security and...

TrackTik announces the launch of Data Lab to help security companies make an informed business decision

TrackTik, an innovative and growing security workforce management software provider that helps the physical security industry deliver security services, announces the launch of Data Lab. Built on top of a new developer- and partner-friendly open platform, Data Lab is the first in a series of innovative tools that help security companies make better-informed business decisions through easy to use, customisable, function-based dashboards monitoring key performance indicators. Developing business...

What are the security challenges of protecting critical infrastructure?

Many of us take critical infrastructure for granted in our everyday lives. We turn on a tap, flip a switch, push a button, and water, light, and heat are all readily available. But it is important to remember that computerised systems manage critical infrastructure facilities, making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline is an example of the new types of threats. In addition, any number of physical attacks is also possibilities. We asked this we...

SnapAV announces that the company has rebranded as Snap One

SnapAV, a globally renowned source of professional audio and video, surveillance, control, networking, and remote management solutions, has announced that it has become Snap One. According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Heyman, the new name reflects the company’s goal to be the top provider of solutions, services, and platforms for custom installation integrators, whose businesses have grown well beyond AV products. Rebranding strategy The name ‘SnapAV&r...

OPTEX launches a new twelve channel Visual Verification Bridge for larger sites with constant monitoring facility

OPTEX, the global sensing and detection manufacturer, has expanded the offering of its range of award-winning Intelligent Visual Monitoring Solution with the launch of a new 12-channel Visual Verification Bridge in Europe and Africa. The new 12-channel Bridge, powered by CHeKT, enables up to 12 ONVIF-compatible cameras and alarms to be managed through a single device, making it ideal for larger sites such as major depots and warehouses with constant activity 24/7. The choice of a four and now 1...

SALTO appoints Preston Grutzmacher as the Residential Vertical Business Leader and Rob Wengrzyn as Distribution Business Leader

SALTO Systems North America is excited to announce the appointment of Preston Grutzmacher to Vertical Business Leader - Residential and Rob Wengrzyn as Business Leader for Distribution. “As SALTO focuses more on vertical markets and expands our distribution partnerships, we have sought seasoned professionals who know the SALTO hardware and software suite of innovative electronic access control products and bring the expertise to deliver real world solutions,” said Steve Burk, SALTO...

Alcatraz AI and VTI Security partner on Alcatraz Rock autonomous, touchless access control solution

Top systems integrator, VTI Security partners with Alcatraz AI to add the Alcatraz Rock autonomous access control solution to its product offerings. This partnership will no doubt introduce modern facial authentication technology to a wider, more diverse market. Alcatraz AI Rock The Alcatraz AI Rock is a frictionless, touchless access control solution that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to verify those interacting with the system. This innovative technology employs a technique known as...

Infosecurity Europe 2021 confirms keynote speaker line-up for its virtual conference

Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s number one information security event, has announced the three Keynote Speakers who will headline its virtual conference (13-15 July 2021): Robert Hannigan, former Director-General of GCHQ, Ian Hill, Global Director of Cyber Security, Royal BAM Group NV, and Robin Smith, Head of Cyber and Information Security with Aston Martin. Following the UK government’s delay in lifting the final COVID-19 restrictions, Reed Exhibitions – the organiser of Infos...

Chubb launches visiON+ remote fire safety and security services for better connectivity and responsiveness

Chubb announces the launch of Chubb visiON+ for its customers worldwide, a range of complementary remote fire safety and security services for improved connectivity, responsiveness and overall peace of mind. With visiON+, Chubb is changing how protection is managed, using valuable data analytics to remotely take the right actions at the right time, maintaining full protection. Chubb is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold c...

ComNet announces the launch of Razberi Monitor software platform to enhance cyber security and system health

ComNet, a globally renowned company in transmission solutions across fibre optic, copper, Internet, and wireless mediums, has announced the launch of Razberi Monitor software. Razberi Monitor is the latest addition to the ComNet product portfolio and the first solution to be rolled out from the recently acquired Razberi brand. Razberi Monitor Razberi Monitor is a software platform that provides a top-down view of the physical security network and ecosystem without IT resources. It monitors and...

Mapping the tech talent shortage: How security businesses can bridge the gap

COVID-19 impacted nearly every industry virtually overnight, and the security sector was no different. It challenged us, as a society, to rethink how we view security entirely, and expanded the scope of security from protecting physical and digital assets to promoting safer, healthier, and more efficient environments in every context. Now, as we progress through 2021, keeping people safe has become even more of a priority as workers begin heading back to the office. Businesses are evaluating ho...

Mobileum acquires Niometrics to expand their analytics platform to identify new revenue streams and improve customer experience

Mobileum Inc., a provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, and testing and monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Niometrics, a provider of deep network analytics. The acquisition expands Mobileum's actionable analytics platform with customer discovery, engagement, and experience capabilities, enabling Communications Service Providers (‘CSPs’) to identify new revenue streams and to improve customer experie...

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