As we know it, physical security is the protection of personnel, property, and assets from theft, damage, or unauthorized access. With the advancement of technology, physical security has evolved from traditional methods such as access control systems, video surveillance cameras, and human security guards to autonomous systems, providing enhanced protection and improved operational efficiency. Autonomous physical security refers to the integration of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), robotics, and internet of things (IoT), to create self-sufficient security systems that can operate without human intervention.
We’re seeing a rise in violent incidents at businesses and storefronts across the country. What types of industries/workplaces are most impacted? Workplace crime and violent incidents can happen anywhere within any organization. We are particularly concerned about the safety of front-line workers – from retail to public transportation to financial services. Employers must step in with better policies and tools to protect their greatest asset: their workforce.
ADT Commercial announced at ISC West 2023 that it has completed its first pilot sale for its EvoGuard brand of autonomous intelligent guarding solutions. The company recently sold the Tando autonomous indoor drones to existing pilot partner, luxury Swiss watchmaker Movado to continue field-testing the solution in their distribution center. Movado has been testing the indoor drones at the group’s distribution center in Moonachie, New Jersey, since June 2022.
viisights is touting the continued growth and market expansion for intelligent AI-driven video analytics here at Imperial Capital’s 19th Annual Security Conference. The highly positive outlook is supported by viisights’ continued success in helping cities and municipalities turn their reactive video security systems into pro-active and pre-emptive Smart City solutions, providing new sources of security, safety and environmental health with tangible ROI.
viisights is showcasing their advanced weapons detection, violence detection, threat detection, traffic monitoring, and personal and environmental safety solutions at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2022 in Barcelona November 15-17, stand #P2-B157. In addition, viisights CEO Asaf Birenzvieg will be a featured panelist in a Safety and Security conference session on November 15.
Dedrone and Johnson Controls has announced a strategic collaboration to address the security threats posed by unauthorized drone activity. As part of the collaboration, Dedrone’s AI/ML driven counter-drone technology will be integrated into Johnson Controls product portfolio via an open Application Programming Interface (API), providing cloud-based airspace security as a service to customers worldwide.
ADT Commercia is nearing commercialization of its intelligent autonomous guarding solutions, and is showcasing new updates to its innovative humanoid robotics and indoor drone technologies Sept. 12–14 at GSX 2022. ADT Commercial’s suite of intelligent autonomous guarding solutions will use AI and AR in combination with autonomous humanoid robots and indoor drones for comprehensive security surveillance of a wide variety of commercial areas.
Alcatraz AI announced they will be showcasing their autonomous access control solution, at GSX 2022 (Booth 3555). The security conference will be taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on September 12-14, 2022. Powered by ASIS International, GSX brings the entire world of security together in one place. GSX allows security leaders and practitioners from every industry and sector to gain the knowledge and capabilities you need to anticipate security’s evolving variables and navigate the risks.
Johnson Controls has announced C·CURE IQ, a new cloud-ready software platform unifying the enterprise access control solution of Software House’s C·CURE 9000 with the power of American Dynamics VideoEdge solutions. The technology provides deployment flexibility – cloud, on-premises, hybrid, IaaS/SaaS – and is made for industries such as enterprise, government, airports, smart cities, manufacturing, healthcare, and others with Edge AI; reducing the total cost of ownership.
Alcatraz AI will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at ISC East (Booth 500). The security conference is taking place at the Javits Center in New York City on November 17-18, 2021. ISC East 2021, the largest annual converged security trade show, features training on security and public safety best practices while highlighting the latest technologies related to the safety sector. Alcatraz AI provides organizations with autonomous access control through AI-powered facial authentication.
Alcatraz AI will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at Connect:ID (Booth 309). This will be Alcatraz AI’s first time attending the conference, which is taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on October 5-6. Powered by machine learning, Alcatraz AI’s Rock operates autonomously to recognize your face as your credential, creating a seamless interaction between the individual and the Rock.
Johnson Controls is announcing the addition of body worn cameras and autonomous robots to its physical security portfolio along with the integration of package screening technology powered by RaySecur. These intelligent technologies further strengthen Johnson Controls comprehensive building security portfolio and enable customers to extend the power of their systems far beyond the capabilities of traditional access control and video surveillance.
Vector Flow launches the industry’s first AI-powered, data-centric Physical Security Automation Platform and also announces its Series A funding of $9.2M from Silicon Valley’s premium venture firms, led by Mayfield Fund with participation from Foundation Capital. Vector Flow’s security platform derives intelligence from physical security data by creating domain specific AI and data-centric models to automate major security functions related to Physical Identity.
Alcatraz has added Three Factor Authentication (3FA) to the Rock facial authentication platform to deliver the ultimate in protection for high security areas and zero trust environments. The Rock can be used for one, two or three factor authentication. In one-factor authentication, the Rock is the primary access control device and facially authenticates authorized users. In two-factor authentication, the Rock is used in combination with a badge reader to grant access.
PACE Security has added the Alcatraz Rock autonomous access control platform to its solutions portfolio. Based in Southern California, PACE Security has been delivering innovative approaches to security integration for 25 years. PACE provides complete solutions from engineering to the implementation and installation of equipment and complete customer training for seamless integration of access control, closed circuit television, and security.
Hexagon announced the acquisition of TACTICAWARE, a provider of LiDAR-based 3D surveillance software used to monitor and protect critical infrastructure and buildings – from powerplants and airports to commercial and residential buildings and more. Unlike conventional systems that typically only monitor perimeters, Accur8vision delivers situational awareness of an intruder’s exact location, size, speed, and movement trajectory – all of which can be visualized within a 3D digital reality.
Verint Fraud and Security Solutions will host an hour-long webinar on Thursday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. ET, during which several speakers will look at how shifting away from an autonomous security approach to a more structured convergence model can help mitigate cyber and physical security vulnerabilities, and how new technologies like AI factor into today’s converged security models. Organizations are facing a glutton of cyber and physical threats: hacking, phishing, data breaches, identity theft and beyond.
Fortem Technologies announced a partnership with Bosch to incorporate Bosch’s high-resolution cameras with built-in video analytics capabilities with the Fortem SkyDome airspace awareness platform. Fortem has deployed several Bosch-enabled SkyDome systems for international customer infrastructures, some of which are for the world’s largest sporting events and venues, to protect from careless, clueless or malicious drone flights.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Mark McCourt as the recipient of the 2018 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes SIA volunteers who have made tireless efforts to expand SIA’s programs and services. SIA will present McCourt with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West. Mark McCourt, head of commercialization at Cobalt Robotics, has made valuable contributions to SIA.
ReconaSense announced the latest release of its A.I. powered security platform for life safety and physical security, featuring risk adaptive access control and new IoT and building automation integrations that enable the secure flow of people, processes, and information while keeping risks at bay. Digital transformation has increased the volume, variety, and velocity of physical security event data being collected and stored, increasing the complexity of potential security risk factors as well as the time and talent required to identify and manage them.