Focus on Critical Infrastructure

Local authorities and central government departments throughout the world have long recognised the key role that video surveillance systems can play in ensuring that the general public can safely go about their lives. Detecting and deterring criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, enforcing traffic regulations and managing crowds are just a few of the ways in which an integrated video surveillance system solution can assist security and safety personnel provide an effective response to any threat or unacceptable behaviour. In the current economic climate it has to be acknowledged that government…

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Business Intelligence Software for Retail Reduces Shrink

Retailers, like most businesses, are attempting to do more with less in an effort to increase competitiveness and profitability. Hardest hit have been corporate support organizations (Target and Best Buy are recent high-profile examples) where corporate loss prevention personnel who specialize in identifying and investigating corporate shrink typically reside. These developments, combined with growing shrink numbers, are further exacerbated by decreasing employee loyalty as many retailers have reduced employees’ weekly hours. This has resulted in some employers increasing their number of part-time employees by up to 30 percent or more.…

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Home Security with First Security System

Nest Labs, Inc., architect of the thoughtful homes, introduced a home security solution that includes the Nest Secure alarm system, Hello video doorbell, Nest Cam IQ outdoor security camera, and corresponding software and services. Nest Secure Alarm System A home security system designed to be tough on intruders and easy on residents. The Nest Secure starter pack includes following products: Nest Guard is an all-in-one security base that provides the alarm, keypad and a motion sensor, along with a friendly voice. Nest Detect is a category first sensor that detects…

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Machine Learning Algorithms Improve CNP Fraud Detection by 30%

Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO’s new Falcon consortium models for payment card fraud detection include machine learning innovations that improve card-not-present (CNP) fraud detection by 30% without increasing the false positive rate, a standard metric for fraud model performance. These new Falcon consortium models for both credit and debit cards will be available first for FICO® Falcon® Platform customers in the UK and Europe this fall, and then to customers in other markets worldwide. CNP fraud, which includes online card and e-wallet transactions, is the most prevalent form of…

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