Surveillance & Security News for March 2020

Paravision gets top-3 accuracy on the NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 1:N Identification report

Paravision, the pioneer in mission-critical face recognition, announces that with the latest release of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 1:N Identification report, it has delivered top-3 accuracy in multiple categories when ranked across the vendors in this rapidly developing space. Published recently, NIST's new report on the performance of face recognition algorithms in identification (1:N) scenarios evaluated over 200 algorithms...

IDIS announces new upgrades added to its cost-free, no license IDIS Center VMS solution

IDIS has further enhanced its IDIS Center VMS, adding new features and functions targeted at small to mid-sized enterprises and multi-site customers. Organisations can build powerful centralised monitoring solutions, quickly and easily, when implementing IDIS Center together with the wide selection of IDIS DirectIP cameras and powerful NVRs. These deliver customer lifecycle savings of 50% or more compared with server-based solutions, thanks to reduced installation time, no upfront or ongoing li...

Bodies in security and fire sector further call for UKAS-accredited companies to be designated as ‘key workers’

Bodies within the Security and Fire sector, namely the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Fire and Security Association (FSA), National Security Inspectorate (NSI), and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) are re-iterating calls for employees of all security and fire safety companies approved by UKAS-accredited specialist certification bodies to be designated as ‘Key Workers’, to ensure environments not currently designated as ‘critical’ con...

SureCloud teams up with BitSight to provide highly automated vendor assurance program

SureCloud, the provider of cloud-based, integrated risk management solutions, has announced its collaboration with cyber security ratings company BitSight. The new partnership will provide organisations with a one stop shop for end-to-end vendor onboarding and simplifying the entire vendor risk management process. BitSight provides independently validated information to rate the security posture of suppliers. These cyber security ratings, according to Gartner, will become just as important as c...

OpenEye’s Web Services Platform integration with Interface’s Interactive Monitoring Service offers powerful video security solution for enterprises

Interface Security Systems, globally renowned managed services provider delivering managed network, interactive alarm monitoring, video surveillance and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, has announced a new strategic partnership with OpenEye, international provider of cloud-managed solutions for video security, business intelligence, and loss prevention. Strategic partnership The strategic partnership will combine the proven solutions of both companies — Interfa...

Managing security during unprecedented times of home working

Companies are following government guidance and getting as many people as possible working from home. Some companies will have resisted home working in the past, but I’m certain that the sceptics will find that people can be productive with the right tools no matter where they are. A temporary solution will become permanent. But getting it right means managing risk. Access is king In a typical office with an on-premise data centre, the IT department has complete control over network acce...

STANLEY Security appoints Chadi Chahine as the Chief Financial Officer to expand business operations

STANLEY Security, an integrator of comprehensive security solutions, appointed Chadi Chahine as Chief Financial Officer. Chadi will be responsible for helping accelerate short- and long-term business objectives while also ensuring strategic financial decisions and initiatives operate with excellence. “Chadi will be a pivotal member of the STANLEY Security team, leading the overall financial strategy and planning while also laying the groundwork for future corporate initiatives,” sai...

Hanwha Techwin America announces its Wisenet L series cameras now supported by Genetec Stratocast Cloud-based VMS

Hanwha Techwin America, global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, has announced that Hanwha’s Wisenet L series cameras are now compatible with the Genetec Stratocast cloud-based video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS). Through this technology partnership, customers across a broad range of industries will now be able to reap the benefits of an easy to install true-cloud solution whether they want to support hybrid-cloud deployments, add new cameras in remote locations,...

Videonetics’ intelligent video management solution is now ONVIF Profile ‘T’ compliant

Videonetics, World’s first AI & DL powered Unified Video Computing Platform development company, announced that its Intelligent VMS is now ONVIF Profile ‘T’ Compliant, that supports video streaming features such as the use of H.264 and H.265 encoding formats, imaging settings, and alarm events such as motion and tampering detection. These encoding formats ensure high compression efficiency which results in less disk storage space and less bandwidth usage for streaming, red...

PerpetuityARC Training releases new online training courses citing surge in demand globally owing to COVID-19 pandemic

PerpetuityARC Training, part of Linx International Group - the world’s renowned provider of accredited security systems training courses, is responding to a surge in demand, for its portfolio of online training courses. The company is experiencing unprecedented international demand from organisations of all sizes, operating across a wide range of sectors, as they look to ensure they have the skills in-house to coordinate their response to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situati...

Alertus adds a new feature ThreatWatcher to its Recipient Mobile App to track the movements of COVID-19

Alertus Technologies LLC, a provider of mass notification and critical communication solutions, announces it is releasing a new feature to its Alertus Recipient Mobile App, ‘ThreatWatcher™ Mobile,’ that will allow users to track their recent movement against those users who reported having COVID-19. The ‘Pandemic Alerts’ feature of ThreatWatcher™ Mobile will be free and accessible to the public in response to the increasing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pand...

Antaira Technologies announces LEP-301M-KIT to overcome the 100 meter limitation of Ethernet

Antaira Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications and is proud to announce the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LEP-301M-KIT. Antaira Technologies’ LEP-301M-KIT was designed to overcome the 100meter limitation of Ethernet. This kit comes with both the near end (LEP-301M-TX) and the far end (LEP-301M-RX) for a complete set. The LEP-301M...

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