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Hikvision displays the capabilities and power of Artificial Intelligence at IFSEC 2018

Hikvision, a global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, will have an unmissable presence at IFSEC International 2018. With the largest stand at the event (D300), visitors will have the opportunity to view and examine the latest technology that is defining the surveillance industry. Hikvision’s innovations include self-learning Artificial Intelligence (AI), deployable across a wide range of vertical market sectors. On demonstration will be queue and crowd mana...

Senstar Symphony VMS supports GDPR compliance to meet data privacy regulations

With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) now in effect, Senstar is pleased to confirm its Symphony video management software (VMS) provides a set of privacy-related features that support organisations with GDPR compliance while maintaining situational awareness and operator efficiency.  General Data Protection Regulations The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) apply to all European Union members as well as all foreign companies that process EU res...

ASSA ABLOY’s security doorsets undergo rigorous testing in BRE’s Attack Zone at IFSEC 2018

With IFSEC 2018 taking place from 19 – 21 June at ExCeL London, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’ steel and timber doorsets will undergo real-life attack tests on stand H140. Hosted by expert technicians from the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), the BRE’s Attack Zone will demonstrate the difference between certified and non-approved products, and how quickly uncertified products can be compromised.  The brand’s steel and timber doorsets, which meet security rati...

TDSi appoints Abbey Trudgett as Customer Care Advisor

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Customer Care Advisor, Abbey Trudgett. Abbey’s role is to support TDSi’s customers with purchasing products, managing returns and supporting them throughout the ordering and delivery process.  TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies commented, “Customer Care is a vital part of our business, so we take pride in providing an excellent level of service. With a wealth of customer-focus...

Oncam announces strategic partnership with BDF Sicurezza Latina

Oncam, global provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, has announced partnership with BDF Sicurezza Latina to provide the company's full suite of products to Italy as the country's first Oncam distributor. The strategic partnership offers customers the ability to incorporate Oncam's innovative technology into their security plan to help increase situational awareness and aid in investigations. The new 180-degree product range delivers something truly unique to...

PerpetuityARC Training launches Essential Security Practices programme

PerpetuityARC Training (Perpetuity Training Ltd.), part of the Linx International Group has announced the launch of its Essential Security Practices (ESP) online learning programme. The modular online programme provides non-security personnel and those for whom corporate security is one of several responsibilities, with a strong working knowledge of the fundamentals needed to help safeguard an organisation, its people and assets. The ESP course is the first-of-its-kind and has been devised by...

Round table discussions

How can security systems be used to predict bad things?

It seems there are more “bad things” happening than ever before. We hear news every day of workplace shootings and terrorist attacks, of smash-and-grab thefts and child abductions. Beyond the possible human tragedy involved, such events pose a persistent question to anyone involved in the realm of security: Could we have prevented it? The first step toward prevention is to predict or foresee an event before it happens. Too often, technology enters the picture after the fact, most com...

What surprised you most at ISC West 2017?

Once again, ISC West has come and gone. The show continues to please exhibitors and attendees. Reviews are generally glowing and enthusiastic. For all its successes, however, there is a certain repetition from year to year – a lot of the same players, the same technology trends (not to mention the same venue every year, but who doesn’t like Vegas?) But even among the repetition, there is usually at least one element that is surprising. Perhaps it’s the unexpected elements that...

When do video systems yield information other than images?

A clear image is the desired end-result of video systems – or is it? In a growing number of applications, it’s not the image itself, but rather what information can be gained from the image, that is most important. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable to comment on some of the ways information from video is valuable to end users. Specifically, we asked: In what applications does information derived from video images provide more value than the images themselves?