Milestone Systems released its Device Pack 10.0a in October and now supports the MOBOTIX MOVE camera series. MOBOTIX MOVE is an independent product line providing customers everything from a single source. “MOVE” stands for the use of mechanically moving parts in the cameras, meaning that MOBOTIX have parted with their previous product policy of only offering decentralized video systems on the market.
ASSA ABLOY announced its new Preferred Installer program. Building on decades of experience in the higher education market, ASSA ABLOY has developed a national network of Intertek certified hardware installers who are highly skilled in providing physical installation of its integrated electronic locking devices. Systems integrators, who often face staff shortages, can take advantage of this network of installers to maximize their efficiency.
Pelco announced the release of VideoXpert (VX) Video Management System (VMS) v3.1. This major update continues to build on what security and surveillance system administrators and operators care most about – Intuitive and responsive user interface features, Mission critical system availability (up-time), Government-grade validated cybersecurity enhancements.
Crime continues to climb at all types of retail establishments – from Jewelers to Convenience Stores to Electronics Retailers to Pharmacies and others. Adding to security concerns is the trend of reducing staff costs by having fewer staff onsite during opening and closing hours, which leaves staff more vulnerable to crime. SafeResource technology works perfectly for all types of retailers to improve safety and provide comprehensive reporting of security protocols being met.
Princeton Identity announced that Alabama’s Auburn University has updated and expanded the biometric identity system it uses to secure areas within its athletic facilities. Princeton Identity’s new IDS software and Access200 iris readers allow student-athletes, coaches and other affiliated team members enrolled in the system to unlock the doors to team locker rooms by glancing at small reader panels mounted outside each entrance.
Smart homes are the next big thing. You may not realize it yet, but somewhere your day will be easier because of it. Smart home technology is not only impacting the houses its installed into. Its reach stretches to other industries like business, science and even health care. Here is an infographic detailing the numbers and change caused by smart homes. The rapid rate of growth in the smart home industry has an effect on all kinds of industries.
The great power competition will cause China and Russia to intensify their industrial espionage efforts while the United States increases its efforts to stop them. Aggressive Iranian actions indirectly affecting, or directly targeting, its rivals’ civilians and companies will intensify as U.S.-Iranian tensions rise. More investigations, more regulations and higher ceilings on penalties—and an unprecedented cyberthreat from the West’s geopolitical rivals—will drive an increase in the number and size of penalties for organizations that suffer data breaches.
PSA announced general registration has opened for PSA TEC 2019. Discounted early bird pricing is available until January 12, 2019 for all attendees. Attendees are encouraged to register promptly to secure their seats. Waitlists will be utilized for sessions and certifications that reach capacity. This is the premier education and networking event for all professional systems integrators in the security and audio-visual markets.
Jason Truppi is a career technologist turned FBI agent and now entrepreneur. He has two decades of experience building, securing and investigating networks; working on some of the largest national security and criminal cyber intrusion cases as an FBI Cyber Special Agent in the United States. More recently, he was Director of Endpoint Detection and Response at Tanium, an enterprise security software company. He continues to drive cyber policy as a Center for Strategic & International Studies Cybersecurity Fellow.
Johnson Controls has announced that it has partnered with Civic Technologies, the global digital identity leader. Johnson Controls will integrate the Civic Secure ID Platform (SIP) with C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Systems from Software House to provide visitor management with greater data privacy and protection, enabling building visitors to securely present their verifiable identity using the Civic App.