Industrial security

Interface Security Systems appoints Bud Homeyer as the Executive Vice President for enterprise solutions

Interface Security Systems, a managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, announces that it has appointed Bud Homeyer as Executive Vice President - enterprise solutions. Having worked as an IT and security leader for consumer-facing brands like Michaels, Brinker, and Bank of America, Homeyer has a proven track record of solving complex enterprise-wide challenges to drive growth, productivity, and p...

What are the misconceptions about AI in security?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is simultaneously an emerging technology, a common term in popular culture, and a buzzword in the security industry. But these aspects of the term can lead to misunderstanding in the marketplace. AI technology is continuing to emerge, but what is the reality today? How do depictions of AI in popular culture impact how it is understood in the real world of security? As a buzzword, at what point does marketing hype garble our understanding of reality? We asked this wee...

Alarm.com unveils Ambient Insights for alarm response

Alarm.com has introduced Ambient Insights for alarm response, a new solution that recognises activity around a property and delivers contextual information to monitoring stations in the event of an alarm. Monitoring stations can use this real-time data to prioritise alarms and dispatch police, fire, or emergency medical services to properties faster. Ambient Insights also allows for responses to a wider range of emergencies and reduces dispatches for false alarms. Prioritising and assessing al...

Hanwha Techwin launches new Wisenet Q series PTZ cameras

Hanwha Techwin has further strengthened its keenly priced Wisenet Q series with the introduction of 4 new PTZ cameras. The new indoor and outdoor 2-megapixel PTZs are equipped with a host of innovative, practical features including the Focus Save function, which can be applied to 32 pre-defined areas and ensures that the cameras can rapidly come into focus when they are moved to a specific position. Indoor and outdoor PTZs Precise PTZ control is achievable with the assistance of ‘click...

Securitas acquires Protection One in Germany

Securitas, an intelligent protective services partner, has agreed to acquire Protection One, the German company specialising in remote technology-driven security solutions and electronic security. The acquisition will enhance Securitas’ protective services capabilities in Germany and is in line with the Group’s strategy of doubling its security solutions and electronic security sales by 2023. The purchase price is approximately MEUR 72 (MSEK 735) on a debt-free basis.  Remote...

What you need to know about open source intelligence (OSINT) for emergency preparedness?

Have you ever stopped to consider the volume of new data created daily on social media? It’s staggering. Take Twitter, for instance. Approximately 500 million tweets are published every day, adding up to more than 200 billion posts per year. On Facebook, users upload an additional 350 million photos per day, and on YouTube, nearly 720,000 hours of new video content is added every 24 hours. While this overwhelming volume of information may be of no concern to your average social media user...