Axis First Thermal Camera in P-Line

In launching the first thermal cameras in its P-line – Axis Communications is bringing the benefits of thermal imaging to a broader range of customers and environments than ever before. The cost-effective cameras deliver thermal imaging capabilities to small and mid-size systems with budget limitations – such as schools, care environments and independent retailers – allowing for intrusion detection and incident identification, without compromising individuals’ identities. Thermal technology is renowned for ensuring reliable detection with a low rate of false alarms, but until now the cost of high-quality thermal imaging…

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Hikvision Releases White Paper on Cybersecurity

Hikvision, the world’s leading IoT solutions provider with video as its core technology, has released a cybersecurity white paper designed as an educational resource for the security industry. Hikvision believes it is crucial for industry leaders to work together to understand cybersecurity risks and take measures to meet those challenges for the IoT industry. “The surveillance industry originally relied on analogue technology which operated on private networks. In those days, the industry focused on product cost, performance, and ease of use. As the industry has transformed from analogue and isolated…

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FICO PREDICTS AI and Blockchain to Meet in 2018

The growing use of blockchain technology in financial services will include a healthy dose of artificial intelligence, as new, automated analytic techniques look for patterns in the ‘relationship data’ about people, contracts and transactions. That merger of two hot tech trends is one of the predictions made by Dr. Scott Zoldi, Chief Analytics Officer at Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO, and a recognized expert in the field of artificial intelligence. “Beyond its association with crypto-currencies, blockchain technology will soon record ‘time chains of events,’ as applied to contracts, interactions…

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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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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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Industry CEOs Comments on 2017 at a Glance

2017 witnessed various ups and downs across business communities in India, including Private Security Industry, in pursuance of multiple reforming policy and regulatory initiatives taken by the Government of India. While calls for Make in India, Digital India and Skill India, Safe City and Smart Cities, and other critical infrastructure development projects have opened far-reaching opportunities for the industry to flourish, demonetization and implementation of GST have been ordered to keep a hold on the unaccounted transactions, corruption, and other malpractices during business deals. The private security industry is one…

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DIY Security Systems & the Future of the Professional Installer

By Anna Sliwon – Research Analyst, Building And Security Technology, IHS Markit In 2016, the global market for DIY security equipment reached $60 million, with the great majority of gear – 85 percent – sold in the Americas. The American market for DIY intruder alarms is forecast to grow at a CAGR of more than 20 percent over the next five years. In recent years, the residential security market has seen an influx of DIY intruder alarm system providers from internet service providers such as Deutsche Telekom and consumer electronics…

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