Oil & Gas Security

One Mega Event 2018 to focus on strategies to create safe cities for women

Since women and girls are subject to the threat of sexual harassment and violence worldwide, this May, One Mega Event 2018 will host a special session titled, Metropolitan strategies to achieve Safe Cities for women and girls: The NUA and SDG as a real opportunity at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. On 23 May, the networking event will share the first results of a research initiative carried out by Metropolis Network, and Women in Cities International (WICI) to map existing policies, programmes, and...

ISC West 2018 day 2: Security manufacturers embrace AI and the cloud

More crowded aisles and productive conversations continued to set the tone on the second day of ISC West in Las Vegas. No big technology breakthroughs have surfaced, but there is plenty of interest, and some degree of curiosity, about whether (and when) the recent hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning will translate into usable products. Vertical market solutions “Yesterday we saw a tremendous amount of traffic in the booth, and today is more of the same,” said...

Artificial intelligence is changing intrusion detection dynamics in the security industry

With the ever-growing availability of video data thanks to the low cost of high-resolution video cameras and storage, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning analytics now have become a necessity for the physical security industry, including access control and intrusion detection. Minimising human error and false positives are the key motivations for applying AI technologies in the security industry. What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence is the ability of machines to...

HID Location Services enhances connected workplace with optimised capabilities

HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, is driving the connected workplace with new HID Location Services for workplace optimisation capabilities that help ensure the safety of building occupants, facilitate compliance and increase operational efficiencies. The company has added robust features to its HID Location Services portal to help organisations better understand who is in a building at any given time. The latest converged credential incorporates access control and...

Pelco demonstrates VideoXpert video management system software at ISC West 2018

Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global provider of surveillance and security, announced a new initiative to deliver fully-integrated, scalable solutions incorporating predictive and automation capabilities. The solutions-led approach helps end users better leverage technology to solve specific application problems, improve their organisations’ effectiveness and respond to a wide range of challenges using Pelco’s VideoXpert video management system software. The company will be showcas...

Linx International Group imparts security management education at SIRA's training centre

The Linx International Group has announced that it will be delivering its award-winning security management programmes from the new training centre of the Security Industry Regulatory Authority in Dubai - SIRA.  SIRA was created in 2016 and is the government department responsible for setting the regulations, training and enforcements of security within Dubai. Training will be delivered to international students by expert tutors at SIRA’s new training centre, which includes state-of...

Round Table Discussions

What are the security challenges of critical infrastructure facilities?

They call it “critical” for a reason. The so-called “critical infrastructure” is composed of the basic services that citizens have come to depend on, and which are necessary to support society and ensure national stability. The term includes high-visibility segments such as airports, refineries, transportation, wastewater, nuclear reactors, electric utilities, pipelines, and more. Because these functions are so critical, the stakes of providing security are higher than fo...

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?