Surveillance & Security News for May 2021

Security Industry Association announces the agenda, schedule and speaker lineup for SIA GovSummit 2021 Part 2 virtual event

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for Part 2 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference. SIA GovSummit 2021 is being held as a three-part virtual conference, the first of which took place on April 28, with Parts 2 and 3 taking place on June 9 and Sept 21, 2021, respectively. SIA GovSummit 2021 Part 2 Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry...

Antibacterial coatings open the door to a safe return to work

As the vaccine roll-out proceeds, people across the UK are counting the days until we can get back to some kind of ‘new normal’. Just as we’ve seen in education and healthcare, the return to the workplace and other public spaces will be accompanied by enhanced sanitisation and social distancing measures. To make the return as swift and safe as possible, those of us involved with managing, building and constructing buildings should consider how we can help facilitate and suppor...

Safer Streets require real-time video analytics

The UK government recently announced a doubling of the Safer Streets Fund to £45 million, as it seeks to reassure the public that safety is a top priority, as the night-time economy makes a return. More than just surveillance While this funding increase is much needed, it’s vital that the government and local councils use the money strategically, or risk missing out on a great opportunity to deliver real change and enhance safety across the United Kingdom. One of the main strategi...

SALTO appoints Ron Shaffer as the Vertical Business Leader for education

SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has named Ron Shaffer as the North America Vertical Business Leader-Education. "From my first day in 2006 to now, SALTO continues to be a technology leader within the world of access control. I have held many positions during my time with SALTO and am still amazed with the depth of SALTO’s product line, attention to detail, and commitment to research and development. I’m excited to be part of the next phase as ver...

New victor and VideoEdge platform from Johnson Controls provides powerful, simplified enterprise management for dynamic environments

Johnson Controls, a global pioneer in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings and architect of the Open Blue digital platforms, has released the latest version of Tyco American Dynamics victor and VideoEdge video management systems, offering accelerated deployment, more powerful analytics and optimised video management and control. Robust cybersecurity The powerful victor and Video Edge 5.7 solutions deliver on Johnson Controls' commitment to empowering customers with technology to maintain...

Iris ID's IrisTime™ iT100 adds Manusonic time and attendance software

Iris ID, a global pioneer in iris recognition technology for over 20 years, announced Ontario, Canada-based Manusonic has integrated its time and attendance software with the IrisTime iT100, Iris ID's customisable and contactless biometric time and attendance terminal. Manusonic provides time and attendance solutions to a wide variety of markets throughout North America. Features of integration software Manusonic's software adds a broad selection of functions and features to the iT100 through...

Vicon Industries announce the release of the advanced V1020-WIR-360 multi-sensor camera for day/night surveillance

Vicon Industries’ V1020-WIR-360 multi-sensor camera is designed to provide users with the straightforward installation while delivering powerful performance and quality. This exceptional camera is comprised of four independently adjustable sensors that eliminate blind spots so that users can monitor extremely wide areas, with just a single IP address and cable. V1020-WIR-360 camera The V1020-WIR-360 camera is a great addition to Vicon’s camera line, providing the widest coverage a...

Hanwha Techwin adds five new high-definition AI cameras to provide users with cost-effective AI technology

Hanwha Techwin has added 5 new 2-megapixel high-definition AI cameras to its Wisenet P series. The new cameras are designed to complement the 4K models which were launched in 2020, by making it more cost-effective for users to benefit from AI technology. As is the case with the existing 4K models, the new cameras are equipped with Deep Learning AI video analytics which delivers a high level of detection accuracy whilst minimising false alarms. It does so by simultaneously detecting and classify...

Which security technologies will be useful in a post-pandemic world?

In the past few weeks, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel has brightened, providing new levels of hope that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Dare we now consider what life will be like after the pandemic is over? Considering the possible impact on our industry, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Which security technologies will be most useful in a post-pandemic world?

Anviz provides FaceDeep Series AI-based face recognition terminal to provide mask and temperature detection features

Along with administering vaccines, face masks have become another important way to keep one safe. In public areas like airports, hospitals, schools, offices, people are complying with mask rules. Security industries had to think of a way to ensure safety of individuals and to also keep up their business during the pandemic. And the solution was face recognition devices with mask and temperature detection features. Demand for face recognition devices has increased to 124% in the past year. Deep...

Camden introduces new Wiegand receiver and two button mini fob

Camden Door Controls introduces its new CV-WR Series Wiegand output receiver and two-button mini fob. This high-security solution is compatible with all access control systems that use Wiegand protocol and is ideal for both short and long-range applications, up to 300 ft. By pressing either of two buttons, users can control a barrier gate or overhead door up to 300 ft. (100m) from the receiver. The same transmitter can be presented in front of 125 kHz. card reader and operate as a conventional...

Johnson Controls partners with DigiCert to upgrade digital trust for smart building solutions

Johnson Controls, a global pioneer for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announced that it has partnered with DigiCert, one of the world’s leading providers of digital certificate services and PKI solutions, to provide customers the most advanced secure, trusted connectivity for smart building technology. The partnership enables the Johnson Controls OpenBlue digital solutions suite to utilize the DigiCert ONE PKI platform. Solutions with PKI technology “This strategic par...

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