Surveillance & Security News for March 2020

Identiv unveils cloud access control and frictionless mobile solution

Even though ISC West 2020 was cancelled, many of the product introductions planned for the trade show still happened. For example, physical security and secure identification company Identiv introduced the Hirsch Velocity Cirrus and MobilisID. Hirsch Velocity Cirrus is a cloud-based Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) solution. It is an optimal solution for both end-users and integrators, with lower upfront costs, reduced maintenance, enhanced portability, and the future-proof assurance of auto...

How does audio enhance security system performance?

Video is widely embraced as an essential element of physical security systems. However, surveillance footage is often recorded without sound, even though many cameras are capable of capturing audio as well as video. Beyond the capabilities of cameras, there is a range of other audio products on the market that can improve system performance and/or expand capabilities (e.g., gunshot detection.) We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How does audio enhance the perf...

Electronic Security Association offers selective free courses for the businesses affected by COVID-19

ESA is now offering select free CEU courses in recognition of the economic challenges for businesses affected by COVID-19. These six courses extend the opportunity to learn new topics and to work toward certification or licensing while many might have reduced workloads. Training gift certificate access The following courses are free in the month of March: Job Safety Reminders Troubleshooting Panels and Power Supplies Troubleshooting Intrusion Alarm Devices Codes and Standards Refresher...

ASIS International and SIA partner to provide best aid in the COVID-19 recovery

ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the membership associations for the security industry, have entered into a partnership to best aid in the COVID-19 recovery and rebuilding efforts of its diverse group of 34,000 member professionals and over 1,000 member companies respectively. The partnership will begin by addressing two primary areas of focus – business operations and advocacy – as well as content development and coordination. SIA will lead a team com...

Bosch Building Technologies expands video security business team with the appointment of Michael Seiter and Magnus Ekerot

Effective March 1, 2020, Michael Seiter (48) and Magnus Ekerot (51) have taken over newly established roles within Bosch Building Technologies. Michael Seiter has assumed the role of Senior Vice President, responsible for the Video Systems & Solutions business. Magnus Ekerot has joined Bosch as Senior Vice President, responsible for the global marketing of the company’s comprehensive Security offering as well as for sales coordination and product management of the Video Systems &...

BCD International announces the launch of their new online order status tracking tool, OTFD Live

BCD International announces the launch of a new online tool that allows customers to track the status of their order in real-time. The online tool, OTFD Live is easy-to-use and does not require customers to create an account or provide login information. OTFD Live tracking tool All that customers’ need is their company’s unique purchase order number. Once the customers enter that number and click the “track order” button, they will instantly get an update on their order...

Singapore RiverGate Condominium switches from analogue system to Hikvision’s Two Wire IP Video Intercom System

Upgrading a two-wire analogue intercom to a conventional IP video system typically involves messy and costly rewiring work. So what happens when there is a need to install over 500 IP systems into a single building? One company, Hikvision, has developed an innovative two-wire solution, which is already making waves at the luxurious RiverGate condominium in Singapore. “If someone rang the bell at the side entrance, it wouldn’t always ring in my apartment upstairs,” says the Cha...

Digital Monitoring Products, Inc. announces integration of its Virtual Keypad with DW Spectrum IP VMS

Digital Monitoring Products, Inc. has announced extending their partnership with Digital Watchdog with the integration between Digital Watchdog’s flagship DW Spectrum Video Management Software and Digital Monitoring Products’ (DMP) Virtual Keypad. DW Spectrum VMS – Virtual Keypad Customers can now use DW Spectrum VMS software through their Virtual Keypad app or VirtualKeypad.com. Whenever they receive a notification from their DMP panel, customers will be able to view all of...

BCD announces BCD Illinois Build Centers to operate to support and provide for critical infrastructure and essential services

The State of Illinois has enacted a ‘stay at home’ order effective as of Saturday, March 21, at 5pm to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This means all residents are mandated to ‘remain at home’ and only essential businesses may remain open to provide critical services. Everybody fully supports this measure as it will hopefully slow the spread of the virus. Securing critical infrastructure Under the order, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has mandated that all Ill...

GlobalPlatform’s new specification simplifies the communication between eSEs and connected devices

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, publishes a new specification that simplifies the communication between embedded Secure Elements (eSEs) and connected devices. The specification now supports the serial communication interfaces – Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) – that are widely deployed in smartphones, wearables and other internet of things (IoT) devices. Biometrics matching on SE The standardisation of the...

AAEONs commitment to customers during COVID-19 pandemic

Given the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the impact the virus is having on global communities, customers, employees and families, AAEON would like to share their business continuity plans, and how they can help. Operation as usual All AAEON facilities and functions are running as usual. The manufacturing sites in AAEON Taiwan and China are at full operation. The Supply Chain Management, FAE, RMA, and Logistic Centre in AAEON Europe Netherlands remains working without disturbance. All AAEON E...

Beyond Encryption tests its working from home policy to provide a secure communication solution

Beyond Encryption, the provider of secure email systems, road tested its working from home policy, safe in the knowledge that their ‘Digital Recorded Delivery®’ email system will continue to keep their communications secure. With the fears surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak worsening by the day, businesses are already relying on technology for remote working. According to Cisco Systems, WebEx meeting traffic connecting Chinese users to global workplaces has increase...

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