Author: Jay Bartlett

Neurotechnology’s Proprietary Fingerprint Recognition Algorithm Tops Test at FVC-onGoing

Neurotechnology announced that the company’s proprietary fingerprint recognition algorithm achieved the highest accuracy in the latest FVC-onGoing fingerprint verification results. The fingerprint extractor and matcher, which are included in Neurotechnology’s MegaMatcher SDK, were ranked as the most accurate for both FV-STD-1.0 and FV-HARD-1.0 benchmarks.

Bradley Air National Guard Base Installs Delta HD300EM Vehicle Access Control System

Delta Scientific announced that Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., has installed a Delta Scientific HD300EM shallow mount wedge barricade system at the home of the “Flying Yankees,” the 103rd Airlift Wing, the third-oldest Air National Guard unit in the country. Installed by American Barrier and Controls LLC, Foxboro, Mass., the “Stop Control Safety” Access Control Point provides security at this constrained location.

Park House at London’s Finsbury Circus Upgrades Security with Boon Edam Optical Turnstiles

Boon Edam announced that Park House, a commercial space located in London, has installed entry solutions at two separate main entrances to the building. One entrance features a special European door model, the Circleslide sliding door; the other is outfitted with four lanes of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles for increased lobby security. Park House is a busy 195,000 sq. ft. office, retail, and apartment space with one main entrance facing Finsbury Circus.

Invixium Establishes New Benchmarks in Touchless Biometrics

Invixium has accelerated the development and availability of two new touchless biometric solutions in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. First is the enhancement of the company’s leading TITAN touchless biometrics device with a turnkey fever detection solution that notifies administrators when an individual seeking access to a facility or worksite has a high temperature. The second is the migration of Invixium’s TOUCH 2 biometric device to full touchless operation.

LenelS2 Announces Major Enhancements to VRx Next-Generation Video Management System

LenelS2 announces major enhancements to VRx, a next-generation video management platform that features advanced analytics based on deep learning technology. VRx provides a unified access control and video surveillance experience when used in conjunction with LenelS2’s NetBox access control system, Magic Monitor unified client and Cumulus cloud-based service. VRx leverages deep learning for advanced object detection.

Alcatraz Moves into New Silicon Valley, Bulgaria Locations

Alcatraz has moved both its Silicon Valley headquarters and its Sofia, Bulgaria, satellite office into new locations. The move helps accommodate the growing Alcatraz teams both in the United States and abroad as the security startup launches its newest product –the Alcatraz Rock with tailgating– this summer. The new Redwood City, California, location on El Camino Real is in the heart of Silicon Valley about 25 miles south of San Francisco.

HID’s IdenTrust and Keyfactor Collaborate to Solve Enterprise Digital Certificate Procurement and Lifecycle Management Challenges

HID Global a provider of secure digital identity management solutions, today announced a collaboration that will improve how organizations secure data and protect privacy. By adding HID IdenTrust digital certificates to the Keyfactor platform, the offering provides enterprise customers with a single convenient solution to meet today’s zero-trust security models and identity. Digital certificates are used as a foundational security layer within IT and PKI frameworks.

Every Organisation Should Act Now to Stop COVID-19 Cyber-Attacks Exploiting Weak Passwords

Authlogics has responded to advice from the National Cyber Security Centre for organisations to use better password management, in order to protect themselves against organised COVID-19 cyber-attacks. The company is providing its Password Breach Status and Active Directory Audit Report free-of-charge, enabling organisations to check in minutes against the Authlogics Password Breach Database to determine if and to what extent they have been compromised and exposed.

SALTO Systems & Amazon Key for Business Collaboration Eliminates Delivery Hassles for Building Managers

SALTO Systems has teamed with Amazon Key for Business to provide a cloud-based solution that eliminates package delivery issues for building managers by providing safe and secure entry for Amazon delivery drivers. SALTO is a leading manufacturer of electronic access control solutions. Amazon Key for Business is a convenient, authorized entry service for Amazon deliveries. SALTO provides secure access control via electronic locks and supporting software.

Kirkland’s Home Décor Stores Choose Hanwha Cameras to Improve Security and Operations

Hanwha announced that home décor retailer, Kirkland’s, has chosen Hanwha security cameras to improve security and business operations across hundreds of stores in the US. Protecting assets and people is always a top priority for Kirkland’s. With over 400 stores in 37 states, Kirkland’s is a go-to spot for a broad selection of distinctive merchandise: art, mirrors, candles, lamps, frames, accent rugs, furniture, and more.

Dahua Technology Co-hosts a Thermal-themed Webinar with Omdia

Dahua Technology hosted a webinar on May 6th, 2020 with Omdia. The webinar is themed on how can thermal cameras help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Omdia is the new global technology research powerhouse, established in 2019 with the combination of the Informa Tech’s research brands and the acquired IHS Markit technology research portfolio. Collaborating with Dahua Technology, the comprehensive webinar has attracted totally 1684 registrations.

Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020

As the COVID‐19 pandemic continues to affect the way of life of security professionals and citizens around the globe, ASIS International is currently exploring options for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020, scheduled to take place 21‐23 September in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. At this stage, they are evaluating all means of safely accommodating attendees at the Georgia World Congress Center in accordance with health and safety recommendations.

3xLOGIC Develops Powerful New Video Cloud Offering on Amazon Web Services

3xLOGIC is a cloud platform that leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) services to create a highly-secure, scalable solution for collecting, processing, and analyzing video data to empower users with unique, actionable insights into their business. The 3xLOGIC VIGIL CLOUD platform is currently completing beta testing and will be commercially available in Q3.

Lanner Offers Pre-validated Rugged In-vehicle Computers

Due to increasing initiatives for intelligent transport systems (ITS) applications such as connected vehicles and smart public transit, the demand is driving the growth of the in-vehicle computer system market. In addition, advancements in specialized vehicles such as connected ambulances, fire trucks, and cash-in-transit vehicles would be instrumental to the growth of the in-vehicle computer system market.

CISO Commentary: The Impact of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity

The COVID-19 outbreak has threatened to overload IT systems and the global economy. It’s also having a powerful impact on the security of businesses and individuals alike. It may be tempting to sacrifice security for usability in the short term, but it won’t be worth it in the long run. This is a commentary from Myke Lyons, CISO at data intelligence company Collibra, on the cybersecurity impact of COVID-19 from where we were, where we are and where we’re headed.

Genetec Helps Organizations Monitor Occupancy Levels and Ensure Compliance with Physical Distancing Regulations

As many retailers, restaurants, and public venues get set to start reopening in the coming days and weeks, the need to enforce physical distancing measures is critical. To help these organizations monitor their occupancy levels and ensure compliance with regulations, Genetec Inc. announced a new Occupancy Management Package. The Package includes analytics and reporting tools that enable organizations to tap into their security system to count the number of people in a store.

Video-based Fire Detection Optimized for Twilight Conditions

With a new version of its video-based fire detection system AVIOTEC IP starlight 8000, Bosch Building Technologies now enables the early detection of fires with cameras, even in low light conditions. Both flames and smoke are reliably detected down to an ambient lighting level of 2 lux. For this purpose, Bosch has extended its proven video analytics in the camera by artificial intelligence, which processes the results of more than 20 algorithms and makes an alarm decision on this basis.

Dahua Technology Launches Retail Epidemic Safety Protection Solution To Enhance Store Operation Safety Under COVID-19

Facing the COVID-19 outbreak, many countries and regions have introduced prevention and control measures to fight against the pandemic, such as closing non-essential business establishments and restricting people’s movement in public places. Like many others, supermarkets and stores have also adopted safety protocols to comply with government directives, including hand sanitizer stations, customer and staff temperature monitoring, etc.

G4S Announces Return to Work Assurance Program to Assist Organizations as Reopenings Begin

G4S announced the G4S Return to Work Assurance program, a new comprehensive solution developed to assist organizations with security planning and implementation as they consider the reopening process during COVID-19. As states begin to prepare to return to a new way of operating during the pandemic, organizations must consider how to ensure the safety of their employees and the public at large. The G4S Return to Work Assurance program is based on the G4S Security Risk Management Model.

SALTO Smart Access Control Delivers Additional Protection Via BioCote Antimicrobial Technology

SALTO Systems has incorporated antimicrobial silver ion technology in its smart electronic lock range, electronic cylinders, locker locks, and supporting devices like wall readers. The addition of BioCote’s antimicrobial technology helps reduce microbes on product surfaces and improves hygienic building environments and ultimately creates a cleaner environment for both users and visitors. BioCote® has successfully tested against a feline strain of coronavirus, showing a reduction of 90% in two hours.