Surveillance & Security News for May 2021

Qognify launches VisionHub 6.0 VMS+ to effectively and efficiently respond to security threats

Qognify announces the launch of VisionHub 6.0, a VMS+ that enables organisations in critical and highly regulated environments to effectively and efficiently respond to security threats, and mitigate the impact of incidents. VisionHub is built around the core of a high-performance video management system (VMS). It centralises, integrates and organises core physical security systems and sensors into a single video-centric interface, providing control room operators with heightened situational aw...

Minds Lab extends their cloud service to run on Blaize Xplorer accelerator platform by utilising Blaize AI Software Suite

Blaize, the AI computing innovator revolutionising edge and automotive computing solutions, announces that Minds Lab of Seongnam, S. Korea has extended its maum.ai ‘AI as a service (AlaaS)’ cloud service to the Edge running on Blaize Xplorer X1600P PCIe accelerator platform and utilising the Blaize AI Software Suite. The Maum Edge AI Platform combines Edge AI Devices and Maum AI Cloud to improve and expand services with greater usability and expandability. Minds Lab is using Blaize...

ATG Access report reveals that residents are often reluctant to the look of an area after implementing physical security measures

New research has highlighted the importance of striking the right balance between security and aesthetics when securing public spaces, particularly in locations of historic interest or with recognisable design vocabularies. The Future of Urban Design report by ATG Access revealed that a third (32%) of architects, specifiers and urban planners have found that local residents are often reluctant to have the look of an area changed by the implementation of physical security measures. Incorporatin...

Checkpoint Systems analysis shows correlation between lockdown and a reduction in shoplifting incidents

Shoplifting in the United Kingdom was slashed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of 2020 police data, with lockdowns and the closure of non-essential retail leading to the first reduction in theft since 2018. However, retailers are being warned that shoplifters will hit the profits of stores across the country, as the big reopening continues through May and into the summer and thieves continue to be let off. Analysis of the data by Checkpoint Systems, a pioneer in the Electr...

Tessian raises $65M Series C to advance security at the human layer

Human Layer Security company Tessian announces that it has raised $65 million in Series C venture capital funding to accelerate its mission of quantifying and preventing human risk in global enterprises, and empowering people to do their best work without security getting in the way. The round is led by March Capital, a venture-growth firm which has previously invested in cybersecurity unicorns such as CrowdStrike and KnowBe4. Existing Tessian investors Accel, Balderton Capital, Latitude and Se...

PerpetuityARC Training launches new online course for security and SIA operatives looking to gain formal accreditation

PerpetuityARC Training, part of the Linx International Group, is pleased to announce the addition of another internationally recognised and accredited online training course: Principles of Security. Specifically designed for security and SIA operatives, this SFJ Awards Level 2 Principles of Security course will benefit organisations and individuals who are looking for a clear career development plan, starting with formal accreditation.  Comprehensive portfolio of training Sarah Hayward-T...

Pivot3 announces the release of Surveillance Series Edge for edge and distributed physical security environments

Pivot3, the globally renowned company in intelligent software for simplified security and surveillance infrastructure solutions, has announced the release of the Pivot3 Surveillance Series Edge, an optimised product offering for edge and distributed physical security environments. Surveillance Series Edge Surveillance Series Edge incorporates the same Acuity software-based intelligence and automation used by all Pivot3 Surveillance Series solutions, in order to deliver higher levels of resilie...

Beyond Identity appoints Tony Shadrake as EMEA Vice President

Passwordless identity management provider Beyond Identity announced the appointment of its Vice President of EMEA, Tony Shadrake. Tony’s role as the head of the growing EMEA team is fundamental to the expansion of the company in the region. About Beyond Identity Beyond Identity is the first and only company to provide a comprehensive passwordless identity management platform. The vast majority of data breaches and ransomware attacks start with cybercriminals stealing or leveraging compro...

HENSOLDT's collision warning system for drones ready for take-off

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is vigorously pushing ahead with the development of a collision warning system for civil and military drones: after the radar sensor as the core element of a collision warning system was already successfully tested in flight as part of the ProSA-n (military) and KoKo2 (civil) study programmes, work on the software required for interaction with an autopilot is well advanced. As early as this summer, a demonstrator of the collision warning system is to prove in-...

AMG Systems works alongside 360 Vision Technology to test the cross compatibility of fibre ready cameras

With the introduction of the IEEE 802.3BT standard being introduced by more camera manufacturers, AMG has updated its transmission product range to support 90W Power over Ethernet. AMG first tested the new 90W PoE feature on 360 Vision’s Predator camera. “As a standard, we saw the camera working at 18W with full function and as low as 13W when idle giving an extremely energy-efficient solution,” said Robert Kidd, AMG Regional Sales Manager. Integrated PTZ camera solutions&nbs...

HID Global delivers re-designed ePassport booklet and document issuance software to the Republic of Estonia

HID Global, a globally renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced that it has delivered re-designed ePassport booklet and document issuance software to Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA). The European country, known worldwide as a pioneer of electronic identity and services, recently issued the new passport booklet, making it possible for citizens renewing their travel documents to receive the new ePassport. Technical ePassport specifications “HID is...

The global biometrics trends review

The global biometrics market has been recently developing rapidly, and this trend will continue shortly. If in 2018 its volume was estimated at $23.4 billion, according to the forecast of the analytical company BCC Research, the market size may increase to $71.6 billion with an average annual growth rate of 23.2 % by 2024. Fingerprint scanning, facial recognition, iris, vein, and voice technologies are expected to be implemented at the fastest pace. The analysis is based on the revenue indicato...

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