Genetec Security Center 5.7

Genetec Inc. has recently introduced a new version of Security Center, an open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Security Center 5.7 allows users to make insight-driven decisions based on security and analytics data. This latest version also adds privacy protection for individuals, efficiently distributes HID mobile access control credentials, and ensures business continuity with native access control fail-over. Protecting data, the network, and the organization Cyber resilience is about securing communications, authenticating users, and protecting businesses from employees unwittingly allowing…

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Top Four Smart Cities Predictions for 2018

Global smart city market growth will accelerate in 2018 according to a new report from business information provider IHS Markit. The report reveals that options are quickly expanding in the market, thanks to narrow band- Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and long term evolution category-M1 (LTE Cat-M1) deployments. In its Market Insight report, IHS Markit divides the IoT market into the following categories – connect, collect, compute and create. The following describes the top four trends within these categories, which will shape the smart city market in 2018 and beyond. Funding…

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Cisco Survey : Revealing Divide Between IoT Value and Trust

Cisco has released the findings of its first IoT Value/ Trust Paradox report, based on a survey of 3000 consumers, designed to provide businesses with actionable insights on how to increase consumer confidence in and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) services. Cisco has released the findings of its first IoT Value/ Trust Paradox report, based on a survey of 3000 consumers, designed to provide businesses with actionable insights on how to increase consumer confidence in and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) services. While the survey reveals that consumers…

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UL Full Scale Live Fire Test with IITGN

 UL  a global safety science organization, in association with Centre for Safety Engineering (CSE) at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) conducted a live fire test at the institute’s Palaj campus. This test is the fifth in line, after the first four tests conducted last year as part of Phase 1, revealed immediate issues and concerns that needed attention in order to improve fire safety of building envelopes. The test involved setting a three-storey building on fire to study the impact of dangers posed by modern construction methods and materials, thereby…

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The Value of Intelligent Solutions For Hospitality Security

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving. Hotels focus on leveraging technology to enhance the user experience, which includes streamlining processes and adding additional amenities that draw repeat visits. At the same time, efforts to maintain the safety and security of individual hotels and hotel chains face a sea change. Although security began as a property protection function, it has broadened to include plans to mitigate several types of threats, ranging from fraud and malfeasance to terrorism to response to major events including natural and manmade disasters. It is clear from…

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New NIST Forensic Tests

Data found on a suspect’s computer, cell phone or tablet can prove to be crucial evidence in a legal case. A new set of software tools developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) aims to make sure this digital evidence will hold up in the court. The software suite, referred to collectively as federated testing tools, is designed to help law enforcement and forensic practitioners with a critical early step in evidence collection – making a copy of the data from a seized electronic device. Because a…

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Maximising the Benefits of C3 (Command & Control Centre)

A command and control centre (CCC), by definition, centralises the monitoring, control and command of an organisation’s overall operations. It is most often associated with crisis or disaster management in the context of a city or state government body, police or even military agencies. It is also used by universities, transportation departments, utility companies, and any other organisations that need to manage distributed operations. Command centres have been a critical element for successful management of operations and/ or security management, and have been transforming with the advancements in the technological…

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Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia Trusted Matrix for Centralized Time- Attendance

Financial management exists right from the era of kingdoms in Indonesia. Ministry of Finance is an institution under Indonesian Government, which has an important role in conducting economic development. Business challenges After having a word with the officials, Matrix found that the palm geometry readers got dirty when users placed their palm on its surface, and the devices were not able to reflect real-time attendance in the system. Hence, they were not getting correct time-attendance data for timely and accurate salary payment. To resolve this they wanted latest contactless technology…

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