Author: Jay Bartlett

Genetec is the Only VMS Vendor in the World to Hold UL Cybersecurity Certification for Security and Life Safety Signaling Systems

Genetec announced that Security Center Omnicast™, has received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification for the second year in a row. Genetec is currently the only VMS vendor in the world to have achieved this certification. The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) is a robust certification program that evaluates the security of network-connectable products and vendor processes.

RS2 Technologies Adds Mobile ID Functionality to its Access It! Universal Platform

RS2 Technologies announced the availability of free mobile credentials for its innovation-rich platforms, such as Access It! Universal.NET, through its partnership with WaveLynx Technologies. The partnership allows RS2 to provide its customers with safe and secure access via mobile phone to doors in office buildings, government facilities, healthcare institutions, schools, residences and a growing number of enterprises.

SALTO Systems Acquires Gantner to Strengthen Access Control Solutions

SALTO is a manufacturer in electronic access control solutions. Having one of the broadest product portfolios in access control worldwide, SALTO can fulfil virtually every technical and functional requirement. Thus, access control solutions by SALTO can encompass almost every access point in a building and its perimeter. SALTO’s access control management software provides an intuitive user-centered software interface that makes it simple and secure to incorporate access control.

Aiphone Introduces a New IP Video Guard Station for Multi-tenant/ Commercial Spaces

Aiphone has added the IXG-MK IP Video Guard Station to its robust portfolio of solutions in its IXG Series Multi-Tenant Video Intercom System. The IXG-MK provides visitors a convenient way to call a building’s concierge, receptionist, or security guard directly from the entrance station. This is helpful when visitors are unsure how to reach a tenant or if they are simply trying to deliver a package to the front desk.

Virtual Security Showcase Expands to Bring New Technology Insights

Virtual Security Showcase returns for its second event with an expanded lineup of leading security manufacturers and service providers. From November 10th to 12th, nineteen leaders in the security industry will present their latest insights and solutions during the free online event. Attendees will benefit from the open flow of information on the latest technologies, solutions and strategies.

Invixium Brings Mask Detection and Face Recognition While Wearing a Mask to IXM TITAN

Invixium is adding two powerful advancements to its flagship device, IXM TITAN: mask detection and face recognition while wearing a mask. This addition is included in the upcoming release of IXM WEB 2.2.40.0 and TITAN firmware version 2.4.40.0. As businesses worldwide strategize their reopening plans per national and local guidelines, navigating mask mandates is among pressing health-focused considerations.

Orbital Sidekick Awarded $16M U.S. Air Force STRATFI Contract

Orbital Sidekick announced that it has been awarded a $16 million multi-year contract by the Department of the Air Force’s commercial investment group, in conjunction with Space and Missile Systems Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory, as part of its Strategic Financing (STRATFI) program. This award will allow OSK to accelerate the deployment of six advanced hyperspectral imaging satellites.

CBX Chooses SAFR from RealNetworks To Enhance Terminal Efficiency

Otay-Tijuana Venture LLC has chosen SAFR from RealNetworks’ video analytics technology to be used throughout the San Diego – Tijuana terminal in order to optimize operations and improve passenger flow. The first building to connect the United States to a foreign airport terminal, CBX serves millions of passengers that cross the border as part of their trip, helping them avoid unforeseen delays in the congested border crossings of San Ysidro and Otay.

Interface Security Systems Promotes Brent Duncan to President and COO

Interface Security Systems announced the promotion of Brent Duncan to President and COO. Interface Security Systems is a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners and Prudential Capital Partners. Since joining Interface in April 2019 as Chief Revenue Officer, Duncan has been instrumental in transforming the company’s go-to-market strategy. Under Duncan’s leadership, Interface expanded its service offerings to a wider range of verticals.

HGH Wins Multi-Million Euro Contracts in the Middle-East and Europe

HGH recently won contracts worth about six million euros from world-leading shipyards in the Middle-East and in Europe, to equip new warships with SPYNELpanoramic thermal cameras and with their new IRSTsolution. The rise of new technologies urges naval forces to adapt their defence, detection and threat-tracking capabilities. SPYNEL-X is a sea-proven solution suited for self-protection of all surface vessels.

IDIS Helps Video Users Adapt to Fast-Changing Site Requirements with Mobile Plus App

Video surveillance users can adapt to the challenges of working more flexibly between home, office, stores, and the control room with the newly released IDIS Mobile Plus app. Mobile Plus integrates the company’s popular IDIS Mobile app with its network and digital recorders, network cameras, and IDIS Solution Suite VMS. It delivers improved and more powerful functionality – anytime and anywhere – and gives users remote situational awareness of single and multiple sites.

ACRE Partners with WaveLynx Technologies to Drive Mobile Access Control Growth Across its Brands

ACRE announced that the ACRE brands – RS2, Vanderbilt and Open Options – will launch ACT ID, a new cloud-based mobile credential application that enables  organizations to utilize both iOS and Android smartphones with existing WaveLynx multi-technology readers for secure access to doors in office buildings, government facilities, healthcare institutions, schools, residences and a growing variety of enterprises. 

Vanderbilt Introduces Zero-touch, Cloud-issued Mobile Credentials

Vanderbilt announced the introduction of Vanderbilt Mobile ACT ID, featuring zero-touch, cloud-issued credentials for seamless integration into its access control solutions. The result is the ability to easily issue new credentials, as well as instantly grant and restrict access for office buildings, government facilities, healthcare institutions, schools, residences and a growing variety of enterprises. 

IoT, Authentication and Cloud Services Drive Staggering Increase in PKI Adoption

Organizations are rapidly increasing the size, scope and scale of their data protection infrastructure, reflected in dramatic rises in adoption of public key infrastructure (PKI) across enterprises worldwide, according to new research from Entrust. PKI is at the core of nearly every IT infrastructure, enabling security for critical digital initiatives such as cloud, mobile device deployment, identities and the internet of things (IoT). IoT is the fastest growing trend driving PKI application deployment.

ISONAS Pure IP Access Control Solution Deployed at Engel Electric Company

ISONAS announced that the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution has been installed at a new 8,000-square-foot facility in Rockford, IL. Engel Electric Company, a leading full-service electrical contracting company in the Midwest, is also a certified independent ISONAS security integrator who sells and installs the ISONAS hardware and software to its customer base.

Simplex Lock Certified Installer Program Expanded

Locksmiths and access control experts can increase their knowledge and skills, reduce callbacks associated with improper installation, and increase customer satisfaction by enrolling in dormakaba’s expanded Simplex Certified Installer Program. With the increased demand for simple, effective stand-alone locking solutions, dormakaba is offering installers $3,500 in the product upon course completion in 2020.

HID Global Enables Employees to Open Doors and Authenticate to Systems, Hands-Free

HID Global announced that its next-generation Seos credential technology will enable Nymi Band 3.0 users to seamlessly open doors and authenticate to systems, devices and machines. The Nymi Band is the world’s only workplace wearable wristband that, once authenticated, offers the convenience of continuously authenticating the identity of the user until it’s removed from the wrist.

Extensive New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition

The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans support the use of facial recognition across a wide range of applications. Commissioned by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the survey found that while a solid majority of Americans approve of facial recognition technology generally and 68% say it can make society safer, support rises significantly when it comes to specific public and private sector applications

Open Systems is Named by Gartner in its 2020 Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services

Open Systems announced that it has been listed as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services1 (MDR). This news comes as the company’s recently launched MDR service has already won notable deals with several enterprise customers to protect more than 150 of their sites worldwide. MDR is an increasingly popular security option for enterprises.

TDSi Launches New Version of its Powerful GARDiS Integrated Security Software

TDSi announced the launch of the new and enhanced version of its GARDiS security software, Version 2.0. GARDiS 2.0 features new Fire Door release and Site Lock Down functions, along with integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio and SimonsVoss SmartIntego wireless locks. GARDiS 2.0 is designed for use when an end user is moving from a single site using individual GARDiS controllers to upgrade to a project of over 44 doors and/or for multiple sites.