Surveillance & Security News for September 2019

ASSA ABLOY SMARTair offers real-time access control for building security

What could real-time access control do for your building security? In an instant, upgrading to real-time control boosts the intelligence of an access system, relaying live event reports and enabling you to change the security status of any door or user at any time. Real-time access control with wireless online locking provides options that do not exist with offline systems. With real-time functionality, facility managers get audit trails and change access rights for any door, user or credential...

MOBOTIX and Intercoax enter into a strategic partnership to enable cost-effective IP video solutions

Intercoax and MOBOTIX have entered into a strategic partnership. This will enable customers of both companies to take advantage of the comprehensive performance of MOBOTIX IP cameras and solutions in combination with the high-performance Intercoax transmission products, even if data transmission takes place via existing copper infrastructures or conventionally structured cable topology. The strategic partnership was confirmed at the MOBOTIX Innovation Summit in Langmeil, Germany at the beginnin...

Crosslake appoints Franklin Donahoe as the Chief Security Officer to enhance its cybersecurity practice

Seattle-based Crosslake Technologies, a software consulting firm, announces that Franklin Donahoe will join the company’s executive leadership team as Chief Security Officer. In his new role, Donahoe will be responsible for Crosslake’s growing cybersecurity practice, security operations, and data and platform protection. Donahoe’s new role is a testament to Crosslake’s commitment to protecting technology platforms and data from cyberthreats.  Weaving security and p...

Remsdaq’s EntroPad range of access control devices kills 99.9 percent of bacteria

Contamination of clean environments could soon become a thing of the past, as Remsdaq launches its EntroPad range of access control readers, keypads and request to exit buttons with antimicrobial protection built in. Third party testing to ISO 22196:2011 proves the high-rated coating on the new EntroPad devices kills up to 99.99% of E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria over a 24-hour period. This makes the EntroPad range ideal for use in access-controlled areas in hospitals, laboratories,...

Actuate software detects gun threats and provides real-time alerts

During the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in 2018, the shooter was caught on a security camera pulling his rifle out of a duffle bag in the staircase 15 seconds before discharging the first round. However, the School Resource Officer didn’t enter the building because he wasn’t confident about the situation, and the Coral Springs Police Department had no idea what the shooter even looked like until 7 minutes and 30 seconds after the first round was fired. If the video system had...

ITS partners with Radiflow to add OT cybersecurity services for its UK customers

Radiflow, a provider of industrial cybersecurity solutions for industrial automation networks, and Industrial Technology Systems (ITS), a specialist independent systems integrator, jointly announced that ITS is adding new OT cybersecurity services for preventing business interruption for its process manufacturing customers based on Radiflow’s portfolio of industrial cybersecurity technologies. ITS is a specialist, independent system integration firm in the UK focusing on process control a...

Not all police use of facial recognition should be controversial

As police use of live facial recognition (LFR) is called into question in the United Kingdom, the concerns can overshadow another use of facial recognition by police officers. Facial recognition is incorporated into day-to-day police operations to identify an individual standing in front of them. This more common usage should not be called into question, says Simon Hall, CEO of Coeus Software, which developed PoliceBox, a software that enables police officers to complete the majority of their...

Revader Security receives an order to provide CCTV Towers for Scorpion Security

Revader Security, manufacturers of the Galaxy Mobile CCTV Tower have received a new order from Scorpion Security. Finished in the firm’s house colour with custom designed signage, Scorpion have named their towers ‘Stingers’. Scorpion Security purchased their first ‘Stinger’ at the end of last year. Based in Northampton, Scorpion has seen a dramatic increase in demand for its Stinger surveillance tower since the beginning of this year. Scorpion is fast developing it...

Gunfire detection solutions and AI technology to address the growth in mass shootings

According to the reports of not-for-profit organisation Gun Violence Archive, the year 2018 saw 323 mass shooting incidents as of November. This number is 346 for the year 2017 and 382 for 2016, with ‘mass shooting’ defined as cases where four or more people are shot or killed in the same time period and location. A variety of gunfire detection solutions and other technology approaches seek to address the problem. ShotSpotter SiteSecure and ShotSpotter SecureCampus provide critical...

Bosch to unveil over 50 products including fixed and moving IP cameras at GSX 2019

At GSX 2019, Bosch will announce a significant expansion of its video portfolio with the introduction of more than 50 new products, including fixed and moving cameras, and recording and management solutions. Bosch now offers intelligent video solutions for all segments of the security market – from those that need simple, cost-effective surveillance to those that demand the highest performance in all lighting and environmental conditions. “Intelligent devices with on-board Video Ana...

Allied Universal showcases all-inclusive security capabilities at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 Conference

Allied Universal, global security and facility services company in North America, has recently announced a broad array of new all-inclusive capabilities and divisions, which will be showcased at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference (Booth #523) slated for September 8 – 12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Allied Universal recently launched HELIAUS, an advanced artificial intelligence platform, and announced new divisions such as Allied Universal Technology Services, Allied Univ...

How are millennials changing the security industry?

An aging employee population and the influx of a new generation of workers and customers is driving change in the physical security industry. Millennials – those born in the 1980s and mid-1990s – are especially impacting how the industry operates, the technologies it produces, and the customers it serves. This tech-savvy generation grew up with the Internet at their fingertips. They embrace innovation in all its glory and expect it to play a seamless role in their lives – and w...

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