ReconaSense announces ReconMaps, a new module of its A.I.-powered security platform, designed to provide real-time decision support for advanced emergency and security management. This powerful geospatial visualisation tool empowers organisations and security departments to quickly and easily view any type of incident, and the affected surrounding resources. The solution features geospatial mapping that connects the dots between the location of people and physical assets, and the evolving conditions around them. Beyond just identifying and mapping hot spots, ReconMaps allows users to apply flexible geofencing to define areas of interest, and all affected assets in an area. Further, the solution can automatically identify the fastest path to respond to any threat as conditions evolve in real-time. Controlling access permissions Includes visualising and identifying people, buildings or assets based on the severity, type and location of the threat This includes visualising and identifying people, buildings or assets based on the severity, type and location of the threat. When combined with live video feeds, response times and quality are drastically improved. As threat levels increase in a particular area, ReconaSense can send actionable guidance to targeted groups and individuals to relocate to safe locations, while controlling access permissions. Leveraging integration with GPS, RFID, devices, and other data sources, the solution can map any asset defined by an organisation and ‘flag’ it the moment something atypical occurs – such as a gas leak in a pipeline, an unauthorised vehicle in a no-entry zone, or other events and activities that can be identified by a sensor or application and reported to ReconaSense. GPS-directed guidance ReconMaps geospatial A.I. features and benefits include: Geofencing: Define any perimeter on a map to monitor, track, communicate with and control people and assets in a specific range including any micro, macro or global location. Geospatial Analysis: Identify a potential threat or risk on a map, understand where and how widespread it is, and who and what may be affected. Proactive, Risk-Aware Guidance: Target specific individuals and groups based on their unique role, status and location and provide GPS-directed guidance to quickly reach safety zones and avoid a threat altogether. Optimal Routing: Accelerate response times and provide optimal paths for responders to reach an impacted area, people or assets based on real-time traffic, weather and travel conditions. Risk-Adaptive Access Control: Leverage integration with ReconAccess to provide or deny access to specific areas or safe shelters based on evolving risk conditions. Remote Control: Integrate with building automation systems to shut down or turn on safety systems according to established safety and security protocols. Analysing travel schedules The solution works in combination with other components of the ReconaSense security intelligence platform and risk-adaptive access control solution to analyse, detect threats and send actionable guidance – without having to pull manual reports or look at spreadsheets that might slow down responses, and put lives and systems at risk. With such a broad, bird’s-eye view, ReconMaps makes it easier and faster for campuses, smart cities and smart buildings, geographically-dispersed organisations and critical infrastructure to assess location-based risks and to make real-time security decisions. The system can project and predict the impact of a weather event or other impending situation by analysing travel schedules For example, the system can project and predict the impact of a weather event or other impending situation by analysing travel schedules, scheduled calendar events for key executives, transportation plans and routes, and more. Any upcoming events that may put people and assets at risk can be rescheduled or re-routed and alerts can be sent to impacted individuals to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. Risk-adaptive access control solution “Too often in an emergency, limited interoperability between disparate security systems can impact the flow of information and allow things to slip through the cracks – increasing, rather than decreasing, the number of lives and assets at risk,” said John Carter, co-founder, president and CTO of ReconaSense. “ReconaSense geospatial A.I. offers a visual presentation layer that’s easy to navigate across highly-diverse, dynamic environments. It provides the ability to quickly and easily drill down into specific points of interest, and recommend intelligent, proactive responses.” Attendees at ISC West in Las Vegas are invited to learn more at a panel presentation on The Rise of Intelligence in Physical Security, featuring speaker Clayton Brown, co-founder and vice president of business development and strategy at ReconaSense, on April 11 at 9:45 a.m. PDT in Sands 304. The ReconaSense team will be onsite demoing its A.I.-powered security and risk intelligence platform and the industry’s first risk-adaptive access control solution, ReconAccess, in the Connected Security Expo, Booth #33091.
ReconaSense announces the latest release of its A.I. powered security platform for life safety and physical security, featuring risk adaptive access control and new IoT and building automation integrations that enable the secure flow of people, processes and information while keeping risks at bay. Digital transformation has increased the volume, variety and velocity of physical security event data being collected and stored, increasing the complexity of potential security risk factors as well as the time and talent required to identify and manage them. Physical security systems Data is aggregated and evaluated based on acquired and saved knowledge, then compared to user-defined policies ReconaSense features one-of a-kind, A.I. powered Neural Networking technology that helps campuses, commercial enterprises, government organisations and critical infrastructure identify anomalous events and automate risk adjustments and responses in real time. Unlike legacy physical security systems, ReconaSense can do this on a mass scale while filtering-out irrelevant ‘noise’ and avoiding false positives. A key component of the platform, ReconAccess is a risk-adaptive physical access control solution that adjusts permissions based on dynamic risk scores of personnel, assets, environments and facilities. Data is aggregated and evaluated based on acquired and saved knowledge, then compared to user-defined policies and procedures to determine what is permissible vs. what is not, and when and where to take action. Building automation systems The solution runs on Mercury hardware and integrates data from third-party systems, authentication solutions and building automation systems, enabling modern enterprises to proactively manage risk across countless dynamic and interacting components. ReconaSense facilitates intelligent access as much as it controls it. The solution can direct people to temporary safe shelter in the event of a natural disaster like a hurricane (correlating weather data with building occupancy information) or activate the lights and HVAC system when someone enters a building during off-hours. ReconaSense can also take preventive safety and security measures as in the case of a chemical spill ReconaSense can also take preventive safety and security measures as in the case of a chemical spill, identifying the presence of dangerous air-borne toxins, closing-off access to affected areas, and alerting operations teams to take emergency actions. Pre-configured risk thresholds and relationships between personnel attributes and facility resources help to facilitate a more automated, consistent and continuous approach to risk management, compliance, security enforcement and business continuity. Building temperature sensors A complete list of ReconaSense platform features includes: AI-Assisted Risk Scoring – monitors and compares data inputs over time to identify pattern abnormalities in physical, logical or human behaviour and proactively alert to potential risks; examples include open/closed doors, building temperature sensors, NOAA National Weather Service updates, etc. Autonomous Guard Away – similar to an autopilot function, allows security teams to pass operations to one another as needed, or can automatically take over in emergency situations that require immediate response. Intelligent On-boarding & Access Provisioning – replace cumbersome paper-based processes with automated workflows, enabling security owners to easily authorise and regulate access to restricted areas based on roles, responsibilities and requests. ‘ORCA’ (Operational Response Command Application) – enables mobile access to critical operational information and the ability to act on real-time risks and threats while on-the-go. Web Services Integrations – provide the ability to integrate third-party APIs and pull information such as critical infrastructure data (nuclear facilities, airport operations, etc.) into Recon, the A.I. unification platform. Open Systems Compliance – provides out of the box integration with Z-Wave for IoT devices and BACnet for building automation systems for enhanced security and life safety monitoring. Avert potential threats ReconaSense with ReconAccess is the first intelligent access control solution that measures the real-time evolving risk of individuals" “In typical physical security systems, alerts are based on responses to breaches or events that have likely already taken place, putting lives and resources in harm’s way,” said John Carter, co-founder, president and CTO of ReconaSense. “ReconaSense with ReconAccess is the first intelligent access control solution that measures the real-time evolving risk of individuals, assets and environments while automatically adjusting access permissions and step-by-step processes to avert potential threats or disasters.” To learn more, register to attend the webinar Finding Your Physical Security Blind Spots with Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) on Thursday, March 7 at 2pm ET. Following the webinar, ReconaSense will host the grand opening of its new Technology Center on Fifth Avenue in New York City, from 3-7pm ET. New York-area architects, engineers, system integrators, security consultants and facilities managers are invited to attend.
ReconaSense, a provider of access control and security intelligence, announced two new members of the executive team. Pat Aiello joins as the vice president of global sales and Melanie Meyer Sommer serves as the vice president of marketing. Pat’s customer-centric and engaging leadership style will help accelerate the company’s go-to-market strategy to better serve its customers and partners. Melanie brings a passion for creating new market categories, brand building and digital marketing that will help drive awareness and visibility for ReconaSense’s award-winning technology and its unprecedented risk-based approach to security intelligence and access control. Experience in marketing and communications Melanie is a creative, performance-driven marketing leader bringing over 20 years of marketing and communications experience to ReconaSenseMelanie is a creative, performance-driven marketing leader bringing over 20 years of marketing and communications experience to ReconaSense. She has served as a marketing leader for some of the world’s largest technology brands including Dell, EMC and IBM as well as early-stage technology startups including SailPoint and Spanning. Prior to joining ReconaSense, she was the global marketing lead for RSA Security and their identity and access management product portfolio. A proven sales leader, Pat has a record of developing strong relationships with key integrators and end-users while also building high-performing sales organisations. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Pat most recently served as the Director of Enterprise Sales at Hikvision and has also held leadership roles at March Networks, 3VR, CompuCom and Verizon. “I’m excited to be given this opportunity to leverage my experience in video surveillance and analytics,” said Pat. “Now I can help organisations truly integrate all of their physical security solutions into a unified security intelligence platform and to leverage the power of artificial intelligence that only ReconaSense can deliver.” Mitigating risk effectively ReconaSense is poised to solve critical problems to help organisations mitigate risk"“We are at a pivotal moment in the physical security industry,” said John Carter, president, CTO and co-founder, ReconaSense. “The advances in security technology, building automation and IoT devices bring an overwhelming amount of data and inputs for security teams to monitor and manage.” He further added, "ReconaSense is poised to solve critical problems to help companies and organisations mitigate risk quickly and effectively for overall improvements in security, life safety and operational costs.” “I am honoured to join this team of security, AI and neural network experts,” said Melanie. “They understand the value of real-time, dynamic security and integrated risk intelligence and are delivering proactive, intelligent solutions that can help make the world a better, safer place for us all.”
ReconaSense, the provider of intelligent Access Control, Unification Platform and pioneer in A.I. for physical security, is pleased to announce its expansion into New York City to better serve its expanding customer base in the Northeast region. Located on one of the world’s most prestigious avenues, the new site is located at 390 Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. ReconaSense has garnered extensive industry accolades and awards by applying the team’s NASA, aerospace and physical security experience into the most intelligent platform on the market today. “After 30+ years of physical security and artificial neural network experience, we decided to bring a much-needed brain to physical security systems,” said John Carter, President and CTO. ReconaSense fulfils our vision of converting the physical security industry from reactive to proactive"Deep intelligence powered system “ReconaSense fulfils our vision of converting the physical security industry from reactive to proactive, where tragic events can sometimes be pre-empted. To do this, you need a system with the deep intelligence to detect anomalies, then automate your desired responses via next-generation access control,” said Carter. “Large customers are also extremely interested in finally having the ability to seamlessly integrate data from the many security sensors and building systems. This is a significant breakthrough.” Since ReconaSense provides such a versatile framework for solving complex security challenges, the Manhattan office provides an ideal, centrally located demonstration and solution centre for collaboration between end-users, consultants, and system integrators.
Richard is responsible for selling ReconaSense’s access control and video management platforms ReconaSense, Inc., a new enterprise-level security development company, recently announced that Richard Hennigan has joined the company as the Eastern Region Vice President of Sales. Richard is responsible for selling ReconaSense’s access control and video management platforms to help enterprise-wide commercial and government operations in the eastern half of the United States. “I’m truly excited that Richard has joined our ReconaSense team,” said John Carter, President & CTO of ReconaSense. “Richard has a rare combination of competitive product knowledge, industry experience, and technical acumen. He has always been a customer champion, and I look forward to working with him to solve some of today’s complex security issues with our new generation of technology.” Work experience Richard worked recently as the Program Manager with Split Pine Technologies, where he managed Anti-Terrorism/ Force Protection program for the design, installation, and deployment of over 25 Navy Access Control Point Gate Automation Systems and captured approximately $10 million in new project contracts. He has also been an independent Security Sales Consultant in the eastern US and Partner/ Sales Director for Technical Systems Marketing Manufacturers' Representative firm specialising in IP-based video management, access control, and integrated security systems design. Richard has a B.A. in Marketing/ Marketing Management from the University of Texas and resides in Tallahassee, Florida.