Surveillance & Security News for October 2016

Genie to showcase latest security solutions at UK Security Expo 2016

Genie will showcase IP CCTV, access control, ANPR, body worn cameras, Eco Remote Monitoring Trailer, and In Motion Identification systems Genie, a British born company and a trusted supplier within the security industry will be exhibiting at the UK Security Expo 2016 from November 30 to December 1 at London’s Olympia. The two-day exhibition supported by the Home Office and CPNI is organised for influential key purchasers from government, transport, intelligence, defence...

VPS Site Security to display JCB Smart Tower solution at London Build 2016

JCB Smart Towers protect and secure construction site staff, the public, plant, and equipment An innovative security system that delivers dramatic reductions in cost, time, emissions, and health and safety risks, is to be highlighted at the property and construction London Build show, Olympia, 26th-27th October, 2016. Construction site security JCB Smart Tower’s integrated technologies both protect and secure construction site staff, the public, plant and equipment. It...

AMAG Symmetry Homeland access control system secures Federal Trade Commission headquarters

The feature-rich Symmetry access control software allows business to start small and grow as their needs grow The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has selected AMAG Technology and its Symmetry Homeland Access Control System to secure its headquarter building, Office of the Executive Director.  AMAG Technology is a security solution provider specialising in access control, intrusion detection, video management, policy-based identity solutions and visitor management. Me...

Safran Identity & Security opens new facility in Silicon Valley focussing on digital payment, digital identity & IoT

The new facility will include biometric identification and authentication technologies Safran Identity & Security announced the opening of a location in the Silicon Valley at the end of 2016. Strategic positioning near high-tech communities Located in Redwood City, the new facility will be strategically positioned near the Silicon Valley and San Francisco high tech communities, featuring an innovation centre with a specific focus on digital payment, digital identity and...

Magenta Security Services invests £40,000 in staff training initiatives

As a part of the training initiative, 100 of the company’s staff have achieved professional qualifications Over the last 12 months, Magenta Security Services has invested £40,000 in training initiatives for its staff. Training courses As a result of this investment, 100 of the company’s staff have achieved professional qualifications. The programme includes the introduction of a new online training programme which allows staff to study in their own time, or...

Improving security decisions by identifying red flags and operational inefficiencies through advanced analytics

Access levels of individuals based on their roles can be cross compared with their normal access patterns, it is also useful to look for anomalies in device behaviour Threats to an organisation’s physical and logical security are increasing in number and financial impact, according to several recent surveys. To combat this problem, security and IT professionals are fighting back with system upgrades and software solutions including advanced analytics. Using the analytics...

Legacy of cybersecurity apathy plays into Mirai botnet attack

A big cyberattack on Friday impacted Internet service on the East Coast of the United States and kept several high-profile websites offline. Cyber security attacks later in the day were more global in nature. But Oct. 21, 2016, will also be remembered as the day our physical security industry’s legacy of apathy toward cybersecurity came back to haunt us. Denial of service attack The cyberattack last week was carried out by a botnet, a network of bots, which are software applications (in...

March Networks tackles cybersecurity, inventory tracking and HDR cameras

Add March Networks to the growing list of companies in the physical security market that are addressing the possibility of cyber-threats. Cybersecurity is especially relevant to two of March Networks’ primary vertical markets – banking, whose focus on money requires stringent cybersecurity; and retail, which has been the target of recent cybersecurity attacks. “People just don’t know what to do with cybersecurity,” says Dan Cremins, Global Leader, Product Manageme...

Camden Door Controls launches emergency call system kits with momentary switches

Camden’s emergency call system kits have featured their CM-450R/12 ‘press for emergency assistance’ which activate/deactivate the audible and visual alert Camden Door Controls, a premier provider of door activation and locking devices, is pleased to introduce new emergency call system kits and components that support the use of momentary ‘press for emergency assistance’ activation devices, including ribbon tape switches. The new models are the CX...

Authlogics launches multi-factor authentication platform for retail banks

Authlogics for retail banking replaces hard-tokens and passwords with 1.5FA, 2FA, and 3FA Authlogics has announced the launch of its multi-factor authentication platform for retail banks. Authlogics for retail banking enables banks to provide customers with highly secure, convenient and consistent authentication for accessing online, mobile and telephone banking services, as well as providing additional layers’ security for ATM and Point of Sale devices. Replacing expen...

Mirai Botnet update: Dahua role diminished in August attack

Dahua reminds customers that it is crucial to select strong passwords and keep firmware updated In August, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack occurred due to a massive botnet created by malware named Mirai. This attack was caused by vulnerabilities in a large number of IoT devices, such as security cameras and DVRs using default credentials. Dahua’s products were initially named as the victims of the hacking and the source of these DDOS attacks in reports by r...

Redvision promotes Carole Fry to the position of Operations Director

Carole joined Redvision in 2010 as Operations Manager Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES rugged PTZ dome cameras and Redcop rapid deployment systems, has promoted Carole Fry to the position of Operations Director. Her responsibilities include managing the smooth running of customer services, production processes, quality assurance, inventory and distribution; driving operational improvements; and managing all associated departmental budgets and costs. Technical ex...

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