Mobile surveillance

2N to host a live webinar to help system integrators understand their patented mobile access technology

Mobile credentials are set to become the mainstream choice for access control in office buildings as a new generation of workers are forcing employers and landlords to prioritise fast, secure and convenient access via their smartphones. Omdia predicts annual downloads of mobile credentials worldwide rising from 20 million in 2020 to 120 million by 2023 and 150 million in 2024. It is particularly bullish about Bluetooth, which it predicts to grow by more than three times the speed of the next hi...

PointCentral integrates with Hostfully for seamless, contact-free access to vacation rentals

PointCentral announced a new integration with Hostfully, an end-to-end property management platform, that improves keyless access and smart property automation management. Property managers use PointCentral’s cloud-based property automation platform to remotely monitor and control access and energy use at their connected rental properties. Now, property managers can offer contactless check-in to incoming guests through an automated data transfer between PointCentral and Hostfully that crea...

Johnson Controls unveils ambitious sustainability commitments, accelerates vision for a healthy, sustainable planet

Johnson Controls, the front-runner for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments, science-based targets as well as a net zero carbon pledge to support a healthy, more sustainable planet over the next two decades. The company’s and customers’ emissions reduction will be driven by Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue technologies and innovations which leverage big data and artificial intelligence to optimise buildings sus...

The Keyholding Company launches Smart Access to replace the need for mechanical keys and reduce access services costs

Tech-enabled mobile security services company, The Keyholding Company, aims to disrupt the traditional keyholding model for businesses by removing the need for mechanical keys and saving clients up to 87% on their key management and access services costs. Smart Access uses cloud-enabled smart locks, alongside a mobile key app, to replace the need for a professional keyholder. Access rights are managed through The Keyholding Company’s well-established Smart Security Platform, which connect...

Check Point identifies a security vulnerability in TikTok’s ‘Find Friends’ feature

Researchers at cyber-security specialist Check Point Research have identified a security vulnerability in TikTok’s ‘Find Friends’ feature. If left unpatched, the vulnerability would have enabled an attacker to access a user's profile details and the phone number associated with their account, making it possible to build a database of users and their related phone numbers for use in malicious activity. Certain profile settings Profile details that were accessible via the vuln...

We have the technology to make society safer – how long can we justify not using it?

While the application of facial recognition within both public and private spheres continues to draw criticism from those who see it as a threat to civil rights, this technology has become extremely commonplace in the lives of iPhone users. It is so prevalent, in fact, that by 2024 it is predicted that 90% of smartphones will use biometric facial recognition hardware. CCTV surveillance cameras  Similarly, CCTV is a well-established security measure that many of us are familiar with, wheth...

Mobile surveillance: Manufacturers & Suppliers