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Everbridge secures FedRAMP Authorisation from U.S. Government

Everbridge, Inc., global supplier in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, has announced that it has achieved a FedRAMP Agency Authorisation for its Everbridge Suite solution. FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorisation Management Program) is a government-wide program that provides a standardised approach to security assessment, authorisation and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Federal Risk and A...

SSAIB’s Frank Smith & Nick Grewcock recognised by Tavcom as CTSP-registered auditors

Tavcom Training, operator of the Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP), is pleased to announce that Frank Smith and Nick Grewcock from the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) are among the first auditors to be admitted. The CTSP Register was extended to include auditors and consultants fulfilling technical roles in the electronic security and fire systems sectors in June 2018. Frank Smith commented: “I’m delighted to have been recognised as...

Hytera appeals initial determination of US International Trade Commission in infringement dispute

Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd., Hytera America, Inc., and Hytera Communications America (West), Inc. (collectively, "Hytera") has filed a petition at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting review of a Final Initial Determination issued on July 3, 2018 by ITC Administrative Law (ALJ) Judge MaryJoan McNamara that features in Hytera's Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) products sold in the US infringe patents of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI). Hytera files petition at US ITC Hytera's po...

G2E Asia 2018: Asia’s premier gaming and entertainment expo saw record-breaking attendance

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the marketplace for the Asian gaming and entertainment industry, officially came to a conclusion at The Venetian Macao. The Expo’s 12th edition was its largest to date, boasting a 33,000 square meters of show floor and a globally renowned showcase of more than 220 exhibitors with cutting-edge products, services and technologies. It additionally hosted 16,358 local and international trade visitors, at an annual increase of 17.2 percent. Josephine Lee, Chief O...

SphereVision’s 360-degree imaging system aids fire safety teams in smoke detection

SphereVision has added a smoke simulation feature to its 360-degree imaging software to aid training, emergency planning and incident management. Specifically designed for fire and rescue teams, a variable density smoke layer can be applied to the 360-degree imagery allowing first responders to assess fire equipment, alarms and exit routes, and plan and train for a variety of incidents. A SphereVision Project, complete with site layouts and maps, embedded photographs and site documentation, ca...

Siemens joins BIM alliance buildingSMART International (bSI)

In March 2018, the Siemens Building Technologies Division joined buildingSMART International (bSI) as a member of the Strategic Advisory Council and several National Chapters. Siemens is the first building technology vendor to become part of this international not-for-profit organisation. buildingSMART International bSI is the creator of the ‘openBIM’ data format which defines open, vendor-neutral international standards for BIM (Building Information Modelling). These standards are...

Dahua Technology's video surveillance solutions win MTP Gold Medal 2018 awards

The MTP Gold Medal is one of the most recognisable awards in the Polish market, which is given after a thorough assessment of innovative products of the highest quality. Each year, nearly 500 products from different countries all over the world compete for the Gold Medal Award. However, only the ones that meet statutory criteria and gain positive recommendations of professional jury receive this prestigious award, which in 2018, offers all together 30 pieces. The Jury, a team of experts, compo...

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors hosts BRE security testing day

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, global supplier of door opening solutions, has delivered a successful security testing day in partnership with BRE. Held at the Security Doors factory in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the day saw a fantastic turn-out of security professionals who witnessed various methods of attack on both steel and timber doorsets.  The event consisted of an overview of the LPS 1175 test standard, a comprehensive factory tour and a practical demonstrat...

AimBrain introduces lip sync and audio in facial authentication module

AimBrain, the Biometric Identity as-a-Service platform, has raised the bar in user authentication by introducing optional audio and lip synchronisation into its facial authentication module to create AimFace//LipSync. Designed to prove liveliness and counter even the most sophisticated spoofing technologies, AimFace//LipSync provides AimBrain customers with stronger user authentication by combining facial recognition with a spoken challenge and lip movement analysis. Traditionally, defences aga...

Hikvision Chuck Davis joins SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board

Hikvision USA Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, has announced that its director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, has been appointed to the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board.  The board is designed to guide SIA members in addressing potential cybersecurity threats, develop prescriptive guidance, and advocate for cybersecurity...

OnSSI to showcase Ocularis 5.5 VMS security integrations at ISC West 2018

At ISC West 2018, OnSSI, On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc., (booth #13074) will showcase its latest Ocularis 5.5 Video Management Software (VMS) platform with in-booth demonstrations of several solutions enabled by advanced technology partnerships. The integration between C2P and OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.5 provides vital information to assist operators assess emerging situations, better enabling them to choose the most appropriate course of action. This solution brings video and data together re...

National Security Inspectorate auditors share best practices for reduced emissions

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) team of 34 full-time, expert auditors recently gathered in Maidenhead to participate in advanced training and sharing of best practice, as part of their continual development. This unique, highly respected team clocks up on average 3.25 million miles each year, fulfilling around 3500 audit days across more than 1800 approved companies.  As part of its commitment to raising standards within the industry, NSI’s audit team is increasingly...