Vess A NVR Certified with Bosch VMS 7.0

Promise Technology, a leading developer of open storage platforms for video surveillance, announced that its Vess A-Series network video recorders (NVRs) are certified for use with Bosch video management system software (BVMS). Certifying Vess A-Series NVRs with the BVMS strengthens the companies’ partnership and offers customers an optimized solution that has been tested to deliver the highest levels of performance and reliability. Extensive documentation of the testing results is available and ensures that customers can fully leverage the performance offered by the integrated Vess A-Series and the BVMS solution while…

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Global Security Intelligence Centre in Australia

A CYBER security centre opened in Adelaide, South Australia, as part of a global network to thwart cyber crime The Global Security Intelligence Centre was established by NEC and is the newest hub of its worldwide network, which includes Japan, Brazil, Singapore, the United States and Austria. NEC Director of Solutions and Sales Andy Hurt said that Adelaide centre would allow the company to offer around the clock services to its clients. “This is a hub of an international services model where we have offices in five other countries servicing…

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Smart City Device Shipments to Top One Billion by 2026

The smart city market can be observed through various lenses; however, through all of them, fragmentation is the current state: The smart city market continues to grow, presenting great opportunities for all players, despite its current fragmented state. This fragmentation appears in the type of smart city projects developed, in the technology, in the ecosystem, and in the solutions. Smart cities are home to many projects with diverse scopes and sizes across various verticals, although pilot projects remain most common as the market continues to test solutions, models and results.…

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Trusted Identities Bridging Gap Between Connected Workers & Smart Buildings

Arecent study conducted by IFSEC Global reveals how trusted identities can serve as the backbone for smart buildings and today’s connected workforce. Sponsored by HID Global, the access control study on the connected workplace explores the trends in smart buildings and the increasingly important need for identity-aware building systems that offer greater convenience, security and productivity. “Most respondents want more integrated smart buildings and business applications that seamlessly work together. While many of them are realizing these benefits by using common management frameworks with centralized databases, this approach is generally…

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e-Document Physical Security Certification Initiative

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure e-Services advisory body, announces the launch of a new initiative to help issuers and manufacturers evaluate the integrity and effectiveness of current and planned secure e-Document physical security design features. With the current lack of a formal, industry-recognized evaluation process for design, this certification initiative will see the development of a much-needed ‘common criteria-like’ approach to the development of security features for passports, identity cards, driving licences and similar identity-based e-Documents. The security risk-based scheme will analyse a wide variety…

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VisionHub Qblock Converged Infrastructure

Built on industry-leading Dell EMC technology, it is the security market’s most reliable, enterprise class, turnkey VMS Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution providing a one-stop-shop for centralized video data management Qognify has launched Qblock, a unique offering built on industry’s leading technology from Dell EMC to address the growing need for securely and efficiently storing critical video data. The Qblock converged infrastructure is designed specifically for the surveillance industry, optimized with Qognify’s state-of-the-art video management solution. Qblock meets the needs of clients who have expanded surveillance environments and/ or critical…

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ONVIF Holds 16th Developers Plugfest in Québéc City

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, recently hosted its 16th ONVIF Developers Plugfest (ODP) in Québéc City, Québéc. With multiple testing of ONVIF conformant products, the Developers’ Plugfest offered inter-operability testing for five ONVIF profiles, including the Release Candidate of Profile A for broader access control configuration, which is scheduled for final release this summer. During the Plugfest, engineers and developers from ONVIF member companies tested their products’ implementation of ONVIF Profile specifications with other ONVIF Profile-conformant products to ensure inter-operability between conformant products from…

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Comcast’s Rise and its Impact on the Professional Security Intruder Alarms Market

Challenges to the professional security equipment market emanating from players outside the industry have grown significantly over recent years. Recent subscriber milestone announcements from both Comcast and ADT suggest that the competition is intensifying every year. Furthermore, customers are increasingly demanding additional functionality from their intruder alarm systems, which would allow them to easily and securely connect to other in-home smart devices. Multi-service operator becoming disruptive In recent years the multi-service operator (MSO) market has grown to pose an increased challenge to traditional security providers, and the latest Comcast press…

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