NEC Provides Facial Recognition System for Admission Control at EU Summit

NEC Face Recognition

NEC Corporation and its Romanian Branch office announced the provision of a facial recognition system for admission control at the EU Summit held in Sibiu, Romania on May 2019. From January to June 2019, Romania held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time, during which time the country was dedicated to strengthening security measures at important domestic events. NEC was selected by the Romanian Protection and Guard Service to provide NeoFace.

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SkyBiometry Updates Cloud-Based Face Detection and Recognition API

Sky Biometry

SkyBiometry announced the release of the new version of its face detection and recognition algorithm. Significant enhancements make the algorithm much more accurate and allow for a wider range of facial attributes in the detection process. The latest face detection algorithm locates many more faces in varied and difficult conditions. The new version’s face recognition accuracy is five times higher when set at a low False Acceptance Rate.

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Armored Things Appoints Julie Johnson as Chief Executive Officer

Julie Johnson

Armored Things has named Julie Johnson as Chief Executive Officer. She will assume day-to-day leadership of the company in support of its mission to keep communities safe. Johnson will be responsible for guiding the strategic management of the company. As part of the transition, co-founder Charles Curran will take on the role of President and continue to support key business functions. Armored Things is building an AI-powered intelligent operations platform.

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Kwikset Launches First Commercial Grade Product

SmartCode 955

Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, announces the launch of SmartCode 955. Functioning as a commercial-grade electronic lever, SmartCode 955 provides advanced security, strength and durability. It is the first commercial-grade electronic lever from Kwikset designed to serve the security needs of facility managers, residential and commercial property owners, and small business owners. SmartCode 955 is now available for purchase from select retailers.

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Rekor Systems Joins NVIDIA Metropolis Software Partner Program to Apply Deep Learning to Video Streams


Rekor Systems announced that it has joined the NVIDIA Metropolis Software Partner Program and is leveraging NVIDIA Graphic Processing Units to accelerate its OpenALPR vehicle recognition software. NVIDIA Metropolis is an intelligent video analytics platform that spans multiple NVIDIA products operating on a unified architecture. NVIDIA Metropolis is paving the way for the creation of AI cities, making them safer and smarter.

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H.265 support on offer with Wavestore’s latest v6.16 release


Wavestore continues to make incremental improvements to its Video Management Software (VMS) with the introduction of v6.16. The latest version of Wavestore’s open platform and highly secure Linux-based VMS includes support for H.265 compression. As a result, Wavestore’s customers are now able to benefit from a considerable reduction in bandwidth and storage capacity requirements due to the efficiency of H.265 over other video formats.

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IFSS Announces Investment to Support Strategic Growth Plans


Integrated Fire and Security Solutions announced that it has received a private equity investment to drive strategic growth and further build its presence in the dynamic Southeastern U.S. market. The sizable investment will be used to expand sales operations, acquire similarly aligned service providers and boost service offerings focused on recurring revenue services. The investment by Newlook Capital is part of the organization’s strategic focus on investing in high-growth industrial services companies.

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FLIR Launches Brickstream People Counting Sensor with Employee Filtering Solution

FLIR Brickstream

FLIR Systems announced the latest generation of the FLIR Brickstream 3D Gen 2 people counting sensor. This new version includes a unique employee filtering feature designed to provide retail and shopping businesses with more accurate customer traffic data and sales conversion metrics. The employee filtering feature uses a combination of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and employee-worn tags to automatically identify and remove staff from customer counts.

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Percepto Launches Its Autonomous Industrial Drone Solution Across Singapore in Partnership with Certis

Percepto Drone

Percepto announced that the company has launched its market-leading industrial on-site autonomous drone solution in Singapore, through partnership with Certis. In October 2018, Certis announced that it has expanded its industry-leading ops-tech capabilities to deliver Security Plus (Security+) solutions. Today, Certis’ Security+ combines advanced security, facilities management, and customer service into a single holistic service, supported and underpinned by technology.

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