Iowa Legislature Approves Bill Banning Public Bathroom Video Surveillance


A bill that would block government entities from putting up surveillance cameras inside the bathrooms of public buildings has passed both the Iowa House and Senate and is expected to be signed by Gov. Terry Branstad. The ACLU of Iowa had been pushing for the bill after complaints from an Iowa City woman who noticed that a camera was focused on the sink area inside the Iowa City Public Library.

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Genetec Announces Security Center 5.6


Genetec announced general availability of its unified security platform Security Center 5.6. Key enhancements include additional cybersecurity measures, a new HTML5-based web client, integration of SimonsVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge, and the ability to enroll license plates as access control credentials with the AutoVu™ SharpV camera.

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D-Link Expands Vigilance IP-Cameras Line


D-Link expanded its popular line of affordable, professional-grade Vigilance surveillance solutions with two new IP-Cameras. The smallest fisheye camera in its class, D-Link’s Vigilance 360 Degree Full HD PoE Network Camera (DCS-4622) offers advanced features, including 360 degree coverage through a fisheye lens for wall to-wall-coverage – designed for monitoring large areas with a single camera.

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Seagate Integration Now Milestone Certified Solution


Milestone Systems, the globally leading open platform provider of IP video management software (VMS), announces that the integration with Seagate Technology RealStor is now a Milestone Certified Solution. The Seagate RealStor RAID storage array is compliant for meeting stringent telecommunications and military requirements for shock and vibration. The Seagate RealStor 6000 series used in the Milestone Certification Tests can scale to 448 terabytes in a single array and reach 1.9 petabytes with additional expansion shelves. Performance of up to 250,000 IOPS per disk is possible along with 12 gigabytes per second sequential reads and 5.7-gigabytes per second sequential writes.

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Examining the Advanced Cybersecurity Capabilities of Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras

Arecont Vision leads the way in megapixel video. We are a U.S. corporation with headquarters, R&D, and manufacturing in the Los Angeles, California area. A major area of concern for our customers today is often around cybersecurity. Verisign, a Virginia-based infrastructure and security company, reported in 2016 that the frequency of cyberattacks is increasing by 75% year over year [see]. The sophistication of cyberattacks and the types of devices involved are both increasing in number and evolving in complexity. Consider the attack on and France-based Internet hosting firm OHV in September of 2016. Instead of traditional IT devices, this attack involved over 140,000 network cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs) [see]. The devices were transformed into robotic attackers or “bots” by an infection of Mirai malware. The devices were used in repeated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, keeping the targeted websites so busy that they were unable to respond to legitimate user requests. With the Internet of Things (IoT) growing in use across cameras, appliances, industrial machinery, vehicles, and smart home technology, DDoS-style malware has many more devices to both target and launch cyberattacks from than ever before.

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General Dynamics Obtains CBP FOC Status For Remote Video Surveillance Platform


General Dynamics’ Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) upgrade has achieved a ‘Full Operating Capability’ (FOC) designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This key milestone was achieved after two years of successful deployment and field testing along the southern border and underscores the operational impact this solution provides to the U.S. Border Patrol. The RVSS capability is currently operational in Nogales, Douglas, Naco, Yuma, and Ajo, Arizona, with relocatable deployments planned in McAllen and Laredo, Texas in 2017.

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Video Analytics Market: Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast To 2023


The need for enhanced security and demand for gathering insights from customer behavior is driving the video analytics market globally. The market for video analytics is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 20.6% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2023. The global video analytics market was valued at US$ 1,709.0 Mn in 2014. Some of the key factors driving the growth of the video analytics market include the expanding range of vertical applications, a growing trend toward bringing retail outlets and commercial premises under video analytics due to security concerns and the need to monitor and understand the environment around the premises.

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D-Tools Welcomes TRENDnet to Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

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D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, announced that TRENDnet has officially joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. A global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking and surveillance solutions, TRENDnet now makes it easier for networking, security, and technology professionals using D-Tools to specify TRENDnet products in projects of any size.

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Taking Cybersecurity A Step Further With Attribute-Based Access Control


Most organizations already have firewalls implemented, encrypted critical data assets, and monitor network activity as part of an overall cybersecurity plan, but there is another line of defense that can provide additional value: the use of attribute based access control (ABAC) to reduce the threat surface, thereby improving overall security as well as mitigating risks associated with breaches.

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Ambarella Introduces S5L Family Of 4K SoCs For Battery-Powered Security IP-Cameras


Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, introduced the S5L and S5LM SoC (System on Chip) families to enable a new generation of 4K IP security cameras. The S5L is designed for professional IP-cameras and includes 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing, multi-streaming, on-chip lens distortion correction, and dual video inputs. The S5LM targets the home monitoring market, including battery-powered IP-cameras and video doorbell cameras, and uses a single 16-bit DDR memory for low-power operation.

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