Surveillance & Security News for October 2021

Sepura to host a visit from the Malaysian National Security Council for investigating future developments

The Sepura Malaysia Office Kuala Lumpur was privileged to host a visit from the Malaysian National Security Council and Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit on 4th October 2021. The delegation is responsible for investigating future developments in technology for critical communications users in Malaysia including the Health, Armed Forces, Police, Fire and other emergency response teams that currently use Sepura radios in Malaysia on the Government Integrated Radi...

Southwest Microwave announces the appointment of Don Bradfield as the new President

Southwest Microwave is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Don Bradfield as President, by the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Based at the company’s Tempe, Arizona headquarters, Mr. Bradfield will oversee domestic and international operations of the Security Systems and Microwave Products Divisions, including Southwest Microwave, Ltd., located in Worcestershire, United Kingdom. Drive operational transformation “It’s my distinct honour to rec...

TDSi’s GARDiS access control solution now fully integrates with Milestone’s XProtect access platform through ORBNET Systems’ new integration module

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi announces the powerful access control features of its GARDiS software can be incorporated into Milestone’s XProtect Access solution through ORBNET Systems’ new Access Control module. This enables security operators to harness the benefits of combining both solutions to manage their access control needs from one portal. Benefits of XProtect access By using the Milestone MIPSDK and GARDiS RESTAPI for expert compatibility, this updated...

YMCA protects ‘Heart of England’ facilities with IDIS

YMCA Heart of England has upgraded video systems across its busy community facilities in Birmingham, Solihull, Rugby, and Coventry with a roll-out of end-to-end DirectIP technology from IDIS. Part of the international YMCA movement, YMCA Heart of England supports local people, including vulnerable groups, with services from housing to youth services. Need for end-to-end system Systems integrator Unison Integrated Technology was asked to replace YMCA’s poorly performing mix-and-match sys...

PPA expands its dealer network in USA

Developer of the JetFlex gate operators, considered the fastest in the world, PPA has consolidated itself as an important global player in the electronic security sector. The company, which has been present since 2015, is preparing for a new expansion cycle in the American market, with the growth of its product portfolio. Acquisitions In recent years, PPA acquired three companies: the Celtron current movers factory, Citrox, which specialises in access control, electric fence, alarms, and IoT...

SAFR provides facial recognition ID authentication for Japanese government services access

SAFR from RealNetworks, Inc., the premier facial recognition platform for live video, has been selected as the facial recognition technology provider to support the Japanese government’s evolution from paper documents to digital “My Number” ID cards with face-based authentication infrastructure. Part of a larger digital transformation, My Number cards represent a new digital identification system designed to streamline and expand access to government services for Japanese...

Matrix presents COSEC CWM solution to overview the process of contract workers’ management

These days, many organisations depend on third-party contractors for skilled and unskilled workers for their manpower requirements. The age-old methodology used in handling multiple contractors simultaneously along with their labour force can bring great instabilities to the organisation from the perspective of safety management, legal dilemmas, and financial mishaps. There is a need for a comprehensive solution that complements the automation and alignment of such a workforce. At the same time...

Master lock introduces most secure Bluetooth-enabled padlock yet with new Bluetooth ProSeries padlocks

A culmination of 100 years of security expertise, Master Lock has expanded its Bluetooth-enabled product family with the introduction of its ProSeries Padlocks. The new high-security padlocks come with a variety of shackle options, durable weather cover and software compatibility, offering businesses enhanced security and cloud-based simplicity for job sites and facilities of all sizes. About Master Lock Bluetooth ProSeries Padlocks Available to ship now, Master Lock Bluetooth ProSeries Padlo...

Aiphone’s IX Series IP video intercom system helps Roselle Catholic High School upgrade security

Roselle Catholic High School is a co-ed private high school founded 61 years ago in Roselle, New Jersey. Home to more than 400 students, Roselle Catholic is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. In its community, Roselle Catholic is known for its core values promoting academic excellence, service, and tolerance. Like many high schools across the country, Roselle Catholic High School relied on outdated technology to communicate between the front office and classrooms. Outdated inter...

Viakoo raises $10 million in Series A funding to scale automated IoT vulnerability remediation

Viakoo, the front-runner in IoT device remediation, today announced it has secured $10 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures, joining existing investors Stanley Black & Decker, PivotNorth Capital, and Blue Fog Capital. This latest round will be used to expand executive leadership, and investment in product development and go-to-market. The company is also launching its Viakoo Action Platform™ suite of cyber modules, which remediate and repatriate IoT devices, meeting the...

CertAlarm Scheme accepted by EA

CertAlarm is pleased to announce that EA, the European co-operation for Accreditation successfully evaluated and accepted the CertAlarm Scheme as a Conformity Assessment Scheme (CAS) operating in different EA member countries. After the successful evaluation, the name of the scheme – CertAlarm – including the conformity assessment standard used for accreditation is published within the Members-Only area of the EA Intranet. Consequently, any application for accreditation of a C...

Camden Door Controls hires new U.S. Regional Sales Managers

Camden Door Controls, a pioneering provider of innovative, high-quality door activation and locking products, is pleased to welcome two new U.S. Regional Sales Managers. Joining Camden are Jeffrey Hochstrate as Regional Sales Manager for the South Central/East, and Rick Hill as Regional Sales Manager for the North Central/East. Hochstrate brings over thirty years of experience in sales and marketing management within the Door & Hardware industry. In addition, his diverse leadership position...

LenelS2 announces strategic distribution agreement to resell BriefCam video analytics software

LenelS2 has announced a strategic distribution agreement with BriefCam, the global provider of video analytics software. The agreement enables LenelS2 value-added resellers to offer the BriefCam video content analytics platform, with LenelS2 VRx and Milestone XProtect video management systems (VMS), as well as within LenelS2’s Magic Monitor unified client. Integrated solutions These integrated solutions enhance situational awareness and provide actionable insights to security operators,...

Hikvision introduces the DF8 series Darkfighter IR PTZ cameras

Hikvision, a global pioneer in delivering high-performance professional security solutions with tremendous value, introduces the new DF8 Series of IR PTZ cameras, launching with three new models. An industry first, the DF8 PTZ Camera offers a 1/1.2-inch sensor with 4K resolution and 42x optical zoom lens to enable wide-area surveillance with crystal clear images, even in challenging lighting conditions. “We engineered the new DF8 Series DarkFighter cameras to deliver industry-leading leve...

Alcatraz AI to showcase their product Rock at the ISC East 2021 at the Javits Center

Alcatraz AI, a pioneer in physical security technologies, will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at ISC East (Booth 500). The security conference is taking place at the Javits Center in New York City on November 17-18, 2021. ISC East 2021, the largest annual converged security trade show, features training on security and public safety best practices while highlighting the latest technologies related to the safety sector. Alcatraz AI provides organisations with autonomous access...

DICE Corporation achieves new level of redundancy with active-active data centre

DICE Corporation announces the transition of its second UL 827A data centre to an active-active state for signal processing in the security industry recently.     Both DICE active-active data centres are located in the United States and are separated geographically to meet life safety UL standards. For additional redundancy, the data centres are powered by two different electrical power companies in addition to generators, battery backup, and other power technologies. Difference...

Ontic announces strategic integration with Flashpoint to drive cyber and physical security convergence

Ontic, the protective intelligence software innovator digitally transforming how companies actively identify, investigate, assess, watch and manage physical security threats, has announced a strategic integration with Flashpoint, the globally renowned company in actionable threat intelligence, enabling organisations to protect their assets and stakeholders from malicious activity, across the internet. Rise in cyber and physical threats “Cyber and physical threats are increasing at expone...

Atos integrates viisights software into Atos computer vision platform to enable 24/7 safety in cities

Atos announces its new partnership to integrate viisights software into its Atos Computer Vision Platform. Atos is a pioneer in global Edge AI. This collaboration will allow viisights’ powerful behavioural video analytics to run on Atos Computer Vision Platform, providing users with unique insight and therefore to immediately detect and predict violent activity, suspicious activity, crowd behaviour, traffic monitoring, and much more to help authorities prevent harmful activities from esca...

Synectics launches new eBook to help transport operators enhance their surveillance and security capabilities

Transport operators are facing growing challenges. They need to keep services running on time, amid continually changing restrictions and also factor in security, health & safety, emerging technology, and amenities. Transport surveillance and security The eBook ‘Data-Driven Transport Surveillance and Security’, produced by Synectics, looks at these challenges and provides a guide to best practice solutions, and approaches for tackling them, using data integration and analysis....

Qognify announces the launch of the latest version of its Cayuga Video Management System (VMS), Cayuga R17

Qognify has announced the launch of the latest version of its renowned Cayuga Video Management System (VMS), Cayuga R17. Cayuga R17 Cayuga R17 provides control rooms with powerful new person tracking, masking, and camera forwarding capabilities, to improve real-time incident handling and post-incident investigation. The ability to act quickly, during a live security/safety incident, is vital to a successful outcome. Security operators need tools at their fingertips that are instinctive and in...

Stealth Security Startup HiveWatch secures $20M Series A Funding from Twitter’s Former CEO and COO

HiveWatch, a technology company reimagining how companies keep their people and assets safe, announced it has closed $20 million in additional growth funding. This investment is led by former Twitter CEO & COO, Dick Costolo and Adam Bain of 01A, with participation from Lachy Groom, Elad Gil, and Penny Jar Capital (a fund anchored by Stephen Curry), joining early insiders Crosscut Ventures, Freestyle Capital, and SaaS Ventures. This is the company’s second financing announcement since...

Visual AI company AnyVision changes its name to Oosto

AnyVision announced today that the company will change its name to Oosto. The new name reflects the company’s evolution and vision for the future which is shaped, in part, by a new collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) CyLab Biometric Research Center. The CMU partnership will focus on early-stage research in object, body, and behaviour recognition. Vision AI Oosto CEO, Avi Golan remarks, "Historically, the company has focused on security-related use cases for our wa...

HID Global simplifies lifecycle management of digital certificates for mobile devices

HID Global, a pioneer in trusted identity solutions, announces that users of its cloud-based PKIaaS offering can now automate the lifecycle management of digital certificates used with devices managed via the Microsoft Intune mobile device and application management service. The HID solution eliminates the need for human intervention when issuing and renewing certificates that enable employees to use their mobile devices to easily access their organisation’s resources through Wi-Fi networ...

Nortek Control appoints Dan Emmons as Regional Sales Manager for Security, Control and Power/AV businesses in the central U.S. region

Nortek Control (Nortek Security & Control LLC) has announced that Dan Emmons has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager for the 2GIG, ELAN, Proficient, SpeakerCraft, Panamax and Numera brands in its central U.S. region.  Dan Emmons has responsibility for expanding and managing sales opportunities in the North Texas area, in order to help dealers, integrators and distributors, to select the best security and connected home solutions for their customers. He brings more than 12 year...

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