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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VIVOTEK to Double Revenue Growth by 2019

VIVOTEK, the global leading IP surveillance solution provider is aggressively looking to double its revenue in two years. The company is growing at the rate of 30% year-on-year. The stellar growth is primarily driven by factors such as smart city development. VIVOTEK’s key focus areas in the Indian market are two pronged – both solution as well as product oriented. The vertical markets where the company has a major play includes transport and highways, smart city projects, retail market, industrial market and hospitality industry among others. Commenting on the future…

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Rajkot Smart City & Surveillance

Honeywell, a global leading company in Connected Buildings, announced its project with Rajkot Municipal Corporation and Rajkot Police to implement a smart city command-and-control center along with a citywide surveillance system. The project for Gujarat’s fourth-largest city includes more than 450 integrated closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) and Wi-Fi at 13 key public places, supported by software and servers across 107 strategic locations in the city. The efforts are aimed to boost security, prevent crimes, maintain law and order, fine traffic violators, control traffic, and effectively monitor the city. The surveillance system…

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Coca-Cola Trusts Matrix

Coca-Cola’s manufacturing units in Kudus and Pirangut were looking for biometric solutions to secure their premises. They required individual servers at both locations. Their prime requirement was to restrict unauthorized user entry into the secured area. They also required user events for both the locations separately. As locations didn’t have many power supply ports, providing separate power to door lock, biometric device and exit switch was a concern. Coca-Cola was in search of a solution where the basic requirements of user events as well as the power issue to devices…

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Synology Partners with Supertron

Synology® has recently announced the partnership with Supertron Electronics, one of the leading distributors specializing in Enterprise IT facilities in India. With this association, Supertron Electronics will deliver Synology solutions to businesses of any size in need of advanced storage and networking services. “We’re excited to take this step forward into the Indian market,” said Mike Chen, Sales Director of Synology Inc., “With the growth of mobile users and the maturing internet infrastructure, we believe this is the perfect timing to explore new opportunities with a new partner in India.”…

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