Author: Jay Bartlett

Bosch Building Technologies Makes Data Visible and Usable with Intelligent Insights

Using data to improve security, safety, and business decisions have become increasingly important to the market and continues to grow. Now, Bosch has introduced an affordable software solution called Intelligent Insights that enables customers to use data in new ways. It completes the data journey from scene to screen and helps users quickly understand the context of various situations, enabling them to make informed decisions.

Alcatraz Names Debraj Sinha as Product Marketing Manager

Alcatraz, the developer of secure frictionless access control platforms, has named Debraj Sinha as Product Marketing Manager – an important role as the physical security technology startup brings its innovative Rock facial authentication product to market. Based in Silicon Valley, Sinha oversees all marketing efforts related to Alcatraz and its core hardware and software solutions including product launch and go-to-market strategy.

Pedestal PRO / Convergint Technologies Partnership Keeps Project On Track During COVID Crisis

Pedestal PRO in partnership with Convergint Technologies has released a case study highlighting the emergency design, manufacturing, delivery and installation of custom, architectural stanchions necessary for the recent grand opening of a luxury high-rise California apartment complex amidst the COVID-19 shut-down. From the time Convergint placed its orders, Pedestal PRO designed and manufactured several custom stainless-steel towers to house Lenel OnGuard readers and 2N IP Intercom stations and had them delivered on-site in less than a week.

SAFR from RealNetworks Awarded $1.9M in Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Contracts from the USAF

SAFR announced it has been awarded two Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contracts of approximately $950k each or $1.9M in total from AFWERX. These contracts provide funding to adapt the SAFR platform for use by the Air Force for perimeter security and secure access. Once developed for the USAF, the SBIR/STTR program allows for any other federal agency to award a sole-source contract for technology developed under the program. SAFR will be enhanced to integrate real-time facial recognition across a range of fixed and mobile device embedded cameras

Cozaint Corp Launches Industry’s First VMS Platform With Long-Term Video Retention

Cozaint Corporation announced the launch of askALICE, the industry’s most economical video surveillance management hardware and software system delivering extreme long-term retention. askALICE provides an enterprise-grade video management software suite integrated with server and multi-tiered storage. Cozaint has developed the capabilities of the VMS software to easily play back video from either initial storage or second-tier storage without any additional steps needed by the surveillance operator.

Acuant Integrates iProov Patented Biometric Authentication Into Its Trusted Identity Platform

iProov announced that Acuant has integrated iProov into its platform to provide robust online face authentication services. Acuant, which provides identity verification services to all industries, selected iProov’s patented Flashmark technology to deliver the highest level of trust during the online authentication of a remote individual for customer onboarding, customer authentication, age verification, fraud prevention and regulatory compliance.

Motorola Solutions Acquires Global Video Security Solutions Provider Pelco for $110M in Cash

Motorola Solutions announced it has completed the acquisition of Pelco. Pelco designs develop and distribute end-to-end video technology, including video security cameras and video management system software. The company’s scalable solutions and commitment to service delivery enable customers of all sizes to mitigate risk, increase operational efficiencies, and enhance safety.

Aiphone Introduces IX-SOFT PC Master Station Software for Flexible, Transferable Security

The new IX-SOFT is capable of transforming any computer into a feature-rich intercom, with an easy-to-use and intuitive interface. This PC-based intercom solution is ideal for any customer type, as it fits into everyday scenarios with ease. Whether the need is for the management of intercom solutions in small to mid-sized educational facilities and offices, or the more complex needs of an enterprise-level facility. This solution can be managed remotely by facility managers, or by a security operations center.

New Faces Join The PureTech Systems Team

PureTech is proud to announce and welcome Rick Cottle as the Company’s Operations Manager. Rick will provide strong leadership and oversight of the customer support and system deployment teams as PureTech continues to expand into new markets. Prior to joining the PureTech Team, he has worked in the semiconductor industry, space systems avionics, and commercial aerospace software, as an engineer, manufacturing manager, and software development manager.

CleanSwitch: Touch-Free Request to Exit Switch

CleanSwitch provides a contact-free, hygienic method of opening doors. It works by means of a deliberate hand gesture within the detection range of 4 to 20 inches – helping to stop germs in their tracks. Thanks to its attractive design featuring colored LED feedback, CleanSwitch is an appealing, user-friendly addition to its environment. It takes just a few minutes to get the activation switch up and running. Even in moist or wet environments, CleanSwitch offers reliable protection.

Suprema Achieves Seamless Integration with Paxton’s Net2 Access Control

Suprema announced that it has integrated its devices with Paxton’s access control system, Net2. The integration will enable organizations to use Suprema’s devices in combination with Net2. Clients using Paxton’s Net2 can now easily add Suprema fingerprint or face recognition devices to existing PIN or RFID card-based access control systems by installing Suprema Integration with Paxton Net2. User data is synchronized in real-time between the Suprema Integration and Net2.

ISS Adds SecurOS Hand Sanitizer Analytics to Portfolio of COVID-19 Response Solutions

ISS has added SecurOS Hand Sanitizer to the company’s robust offering of COVID-19 Return to Work solutions. The new analytics, built on Artificial Neural Network and imaging technology from Intel, is designed to detect if an individual has not properly cleansed their hands in a designated area where hand washing and/or hand sanitization is mandated. Initially developed for use in the food service industry, the demand for hand sanitizer analytics is trending rapidly to meet emerging compliance requirements in a post COVID-19 world.

Proven Sales & Technology Leader Greg Harman Announced as Stonelock Regional Director of Sales

StoneLock announced Greg Harman as the company’s new Regional Director of Sales. With an in-depth knowledge of sales, cloud-based solutions, technology, and enterprise security, Harman will provide strategic leadership to StoneLock’s North America sales team as the company continues unprecedented growth and expansion. Prior to joining StoneLock, Harman oversaw the successful launch of cloud-based access control solutions targeting the North American market.

STANLEY Security Forms Strategic Partnership with Evolv Technology

STANLEY Security announced its investment in Evolv Technology. This investment – backed by STANLEY Ventures, the venture capital arm of Stanley Black & Decker – forms a strategic partnership between the two companies. Evolv Express, the company’s touchless security screening system, makes it possible for venues of all kinds to keep visitors safe from concealed weapons, pandemic health threats, and intruders.

Hanwha’s Wisenet 7: Next Generation System on a Chip

Hanwha Techwin America will debut its next-generation Wisenet 7 SoC (System on Chip). Built from 30 years of innovation in video surveillance solutions, the highly anticipated announcement sees the continuation of the Wisenet line of custom-built SoCs designed specifically to address the unique challenges of the security market. New key features include industry-leading cybersecurity features, clear images in all lighting conditions, improved lens distortion correction, and more.

Hexagon Adds end-to-end 3D Security Surveillance Capabilities with the Acquisition of TACTICAWARE

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.

Video Analytics Explained: Free Resource Launched

SYNECTICS has released its latest ‘Tech Note’ to help business and organizations explore how video analytics can transform their security and surveillance operations. The free ‘Tech Note’ highlights how operators can maximize intelligence and analytics from real-time video data. It draws on Synectics deep experience in the design and deployment of advanced surveillance solutions for highly regulated and specialized industries around the world.

Verint to Host Webinar on Convergence of Fraud, Physical Security and AI

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.

LenelS2 and FLIR Systems Announce Agreement to Support Healthy, Safe Workspaces

LenelS2 and FLIR Systems announced that they had signed an agreement to integrate select FLIR thermal cameras with LenelS2’s OnGuard access control system. The integrated, non-contact solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to support reopening and to assist in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and possibly other viruses in the workplace through thermal screening. FLIR designed the A500-EST and A700-EST as non-contact screening tools.

ISONAS Creates Seamless Access For Flagship Distribution Center in Kentucky

ISONAS announced that the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution has been installed at a new flagship distribution center for Premier Packaging, a leading packaging solutions company with facilities in 14 locations nationwide. In the summer of 2018, Premier Packaging was looking to implement an access control system to help secure their brand-new 320,000-square-foot facility in Louisville, Kentucky. After working closely on a recent project with Orion Networks Premier Packaging relied on its recommendation to implement a access control solution from ISONAS.