Surveillance & Security News for May 2021

Government steps in to promote the protection of public venues

COVID restrictions across the UK are slowly easing and many public venues, including stadiums, are beginning to reopen following a year of closures and uncertainty. According to recent ONS figures, criminal offences – excluding fraud and computer misuse – dropped significantly during the lockdown periods of 2020. In fact, 25% less crime was reported in April 2020 compared to the same month in 2019. However, as lockdown measures eased each time, crime levels quickly crept up, sadly e...

LenelS2 extends touchless visitor management experience

LenelS2 announced a North America distribution agreement with its OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) partner, Splan, a next-generation visitor check-in software solutions company. The agreement enables LenelS2 and its value-added reseller network to provide a more comprehensive touchless building access experience that includes visitor management. Splan’s visitor management solution integrates with LenelS2’s market-leading OnGuard®and NetBox™ systems as well as BlueDiamond...

Enedis becomes newest member of the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS)

Enedis manages the public electricity distribution network for 95% of continental France including 1.4 million km of network, and more than 31 million “Linky” smart meters. Enedis is also a major investor in smart grids and the integration of renewable energy. Cybersecurity is a strategic issue for Enedis to guarantee the continuity of electricity serving 37 million customers. Advanced security expertise Enedis joins ENCS in a year where many transformations in the European DSO cy...

ESX 2021 virtual experience to feature an educational program for the electronic security industry

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Virtual Experience, presented by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), will be held on June 15-17, featuring notable keynotes, industry experts, and 24 sessions with interactive learning opportunities. ESX will equip security professionals with the tools to grow their business in 2021 and beyond.  With changing social, economic, and business environments, security professionals need to adapt to new go-to-market strategies and offerings. Identify...

Historic Spanish building upgrades security with ASSA ABLOY's SMARTair® wireless access control

Schools present unique challenges for security and access control. But what about a school that is also a heritage site of exceptional value? The Colegio Diocesano Santo Domingo in Orihuela, Spain, is more than just a school. Its historic buildings date to the 1500s, a heritage site as well as a place of learning — with a museum that requires the protection of the same access system. The college buildings are a Resource of Cultural Interest and on Spain’s heritage registry: They mus...

Userful powers control room at leading Midwest communications provider with multi-zone, multi-source video wall

Control room video walls provide the most versatile way to visualise and monitor multiple data sources and inputs simultaneously. This video wall case study showcases the power and flexibility of the Userful video wall controller software and video wall processor in a control room / Network Operations Center (NOC) environment. Monitoring operations Lightbound, a leading internet, voice, and data solutions provider in Indianapolis (USA) deployed an 8-display video wall in the Network Operations...

What are the security challenges of public events?

Large public events were out of the question during the depths of the pandemic. However, public events are likely to experience a resurgence along with a more optimistic outlook in the coming months. In addition, there will likely be pent-up enthusiasm for these events among individuals weary from months of isolation. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges of public events planners in 2021?

TESA launches check-in by PIN solution to enhance guest entries at the hotel

Leisure and business travellers enjoy the convenience of flexible check-in and the safety of contactless arrival. Switching mechanical locking for a wireless electronic system can offer both without disrupting hotel aesthetics or day-to-day operations. Guests can enter their room without queueing at reception: It is perfect for hospitality settings where 24/7 staffing is not cost-effective, as managers of one luxury apartment complex in Spain discovered. Safety and convenience are now central t...

Egnyte expands its multicloud content governance ecosystem

Egnyte, the unified content security, compliance, and collaboration solution for multi-cloud businesses announced new integrations with Google Workspace and Dropbox to help companies secure and govern their sensitive cloud content. The integrations enable companies’ Google and Dropbox users to apply Egnyte’s platform to locate their valuable content in each cloud solution and control risks via a unified, turnkey approach. Advanced machine learning By applying Egnyte’s policy...

Ignition Technology partners with Siemplify to bring the SOAR technology to a growing MSSP community

Ignition Technology announces a partnership with Siemplify as its exclusive distributor to bring the independent provider of security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) technology to a growing MSSP community across the UK. Siemplify is redefining security operations for MSSPs worldwide through its innovative platform that helps security teams manage their operations and respond to cyber threats with speed and precision. The Siemplify SOAR platform combines security orchestration, aut...

Boon Edam launches new and improved websites worldwide

Boon Edam Inc., a global pioneer in security entrances and architectural revolving doors announced the launch of their new websites. With global coverage to better serve customers in 20 subsidiary countries and 50+ other countries around the globe, these websites are built on the latest web technologies to offer a unified experience for today’s customers, who are on the move with a variety of devices. Designed for fast, easy product access Boon Edam’s new websi...

Ambarella, Lumentum, On Semiconductor organise a live webinar on 3D sensing and AI processing for the real world

One of the most practical ways that the growing convergence of AI and IoT, or AIoT, will impact everyone’s lives in the near term is interaction with the world, from unlocking doors, to entering an office building, to checking in at an airport, to elder and in-patient care. Integrating AI with 3D sensing IoT devices are getting smarter through the integration of AI that obtains insights from data. At the same time, when immediate actions are required from an IoT device, the user experien...

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