Author: Jay Bartlett

BCDVideo and Wasabi Come Together to Deliver Versatile, Cost-Effective Surveillance Storage

BCDVideo announced that it has partnered with Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company for video surveillance storage in the cloud. In an industry moving rapidly toward a hybrid-cloud model, this partnership expands the ability for both manufacturers to offer their customers a complete package: BCDVideo’s purpose-built, on-premises storage options and Wasabi’s competitive hot cloud storage solutions. Together, these two companies deliver a hybrid cloud solution that takes advantage of existing infrastructure, as well as next-generation cloud storage technology.

Interface Unveils AI-based Autonomous Anti-Loitering System

Interface Security Systems announced a new AI-based Anti-Loitering System designed to prevent intrusions before they happen. The system features an AI-based object detection system that can detect people or vehicles and trigger pre-recorded, scenario-specific voice messages to deter loitering. The Anti-Loitering System can be customized by loss prevention teams to play different warning and notification messages depending on location and dwell time.

ACRE acquires Dublin, Ireland based TDS (Time Data Security)

ACRE announced the acquisition of TDS based in Dublin, Ireland. This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening the product portfolio and geography in the UK and Europe and bringing new cloud-based visitor management and access control products to North America. This is ACRE’s first acquisition since being acquired March 11 by Triton Partners. TDS provides cloud-based workspace solutions that will complement the existing ACRE portfolio.

TrustGrid Develops Opt-In Vaccine Passport Application

TrustGrid Pty announced a new use case for its platform to provide citizens with a secure digital vaccine passport that can be stored on their smartphone. TrustGrid™ has been used for the last five years by the Australian state government to secure a digital driver’s license ecosystem. Designed using distributed ledger technology, TrustGrid is an opt-in system where citizens can authenticate their identity and vaccination status and receive a QR code to show as proof of vaccination.

SAFR from RealNetworks Awarded its Third SBIR Contract from USAF

SAFR announced it was awarded its third Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. This contract enables SAFR to advance its computer vision platform to support perimeter protection and domestic search and rescue missions. The SBIR contract allows SAFR to enhance its platform to run on an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier™ based UGV system. The addition of SAFR’s AI-powered analytics on autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic devices provides a force multiplier and a layer of safety for defense and civilian security.

mCloud Partners to Offer Connected Building Solutions

mCloud Technologies announced it is offering its AssetCare™️ solutions for HVAC and indoor air quality to small business customers of three major North American energy utility providers, two in the continental United States and one in Canada. mCloud will bring its full suite of IoT- and AI-powered capabilities to drive meaningful energy savings and help businesses ensure their buildings are compliant with government-mandated health and safety regulations in three of the largest and policy-forward parts of the US and Canada.

Vector Flow Accelerates Growth Strategy with New Sales Executive Appointments

Vector Flow announces two new hires to support the company’s rapid growth and expanding sales activities. Mr. Kyle Elliott will oversee global sales and business development as Vice President of Sales, and Mr. Jerry Kane has been appointed Director of Sales, responsible for the company’s sales channel partner strategy and revenue growth. Previously, Kyle Elliott was Vice President of HID’s Identity and Access Management Workforce solutions sales organization.

The PSIA Introduces Secure Credential Interoperability Initiative

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) announced its Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) initiative and a working group to advance its development. The SCI specification supports NFC, ISO14443, and Bluetooth (BLE) and therefore can accommodate all device types including cards, mobile devices, and wearables. The group has already prepared a draft specification for apps, readers, and locks featuring BLE compatibility.

Gallagher Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Invixium

Gallagher and Invixium jointly announce a global agreement where Gallagher will distribute Invixium products for access control. This distribution agreement aligns with Invixium’s and Gallagher’s continuous efforts to modernize and adapt physical security in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement also follows the successful integration of Gallagher’s Command Centre with IXM WEB. The new integration unlocks the full potential of Invixium temperature screening, mask detection and face recognition while wearing a mask.

Aeroturn Turnstiles Partnership with Harbor East Management

Aeroturn LLC announced that it has forged a strategic partnership with Harbor East Management Group over the years and installed its X-Wing turnstiles at various multi-tenant buildings in the prestigious Harbor East community. Harbor East is a $1.67 billion mixed-use development on Baltimore’s waterfront that has become one of the region’s most visible, rapidly emerging neighborhoods – one that has become a premier destination for national employers, local residents and visitors seeking a dynamic metropolitan experience.

HID Global Adds Cloud-Based Multi-Factor Authentication to its WorkforceID

HID Global announced the general availability of WorkforceID™ Authentication solution, the latest addition to its cloud platform for creating a seamless, effortless experience for issuing, managing and using identity credentials in physical and digital workplaces. Workforce ID Authentication builds upon HID’s proven and widely deployed multi-factor authentication platform for consumer applications including online and mobile banking. It joins a growing suite of trusted workforce identity solutions.

Iris ID Biometric System Selected by Merrion Vaults

Merrion Vaults has selected biometric identity verification technology from Iris ID. Merrion Vaults rents safe deposit boxes like those found at banks, but with a significant difference– customers identities are authenticated through highly accurate iris readers to enhance security. Seamus Fahy, director, Merrion Vaults, said the iris readers are replacing fingerprint recognition systems for authenticating customer identity.

City of Madison Enhances Security with Networked Access Control

Assets of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, are protected by a team of security and technology experts whose responsibility includes everything from assigning rights to software use to protecting taxpayer data to securing buildings and people, and more. City of Madison has a rich mix of new and older buildings. Some of the city’s oldest buildings are 50-60 years old and of complex construction.

Boon Edam Publishes Best-Practices Whitepaper for Integrating Access Control with Security Entrances

Boon Edam has published a new whitepaper for security professionals entitled, “Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors.” The publication outlines the five basic components of an access control system and explores its inherent weaknesses related to working with different types of entrances in controlling unauthorized entry. The whitepaper then reveals the benefits and best practices around integrating access control systems with security entrances, including high security revolving doors and portals.

SALTO and Livly Partner to Deliver Smart Electronic Locking Solutions

SALTO Systems and Livly have partnered to deliver SALTO’s robust electronic access control features from within Livly’s multifamily management platform and resident app. SALTO provides electronic locking solutions that offer easy-to-use applications for multifamily residential owners, developers, property managers, and residents. Time and money-saving solutions provide real-time, wireless access control for all building, department, and resident doors in an apartment, condominium, or luxury high rise.

iProov Study: 90% of Americans Would Pay Extra to Renew Driver’s License Online

Americans are resoundingly in favor of renewing their driver’s licenses and other government documentation online, according to a new report from iProov. iProov, the world leader in providing face authentication technology to securely assure the identity of online users, commissioned a survey of U.S. citizens to gauge their appetite for digital services. A whopping 90% of respondents say they would pay an additional fee to renew their driver’s license online, while nearly a third (31%) admit to driving with an expired license.

Keyfactor and PrimeKey Merger to Bring Machine Identity Management to the Mainstream

Keyfactor and PrimeKey announced their intent to merge under the Keyfactor brand while committing to increased investments across all product lines. Keyfactor is the pioneer of PKI as-a-Service, and the recognized leader in certificate lifecycle automation and crypto-agility solutions. PrimeKey’s EJBCA software offers the most powerful and flexible certificate authority (CA) supporting DevOps, IoT, manufacturing and enterprise use cases. The merger forms an industry-first machine identity management platform, combining Keyfactor’s certificate lifecycle automation with PrimeKey’s EJBCA.

Call for nominations – US Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs)

US Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) is open through to 1st July 2021. Anyone working in (or from) the US can enter. Winning an OSPA is recognized by many as one of the most prestigious accolades a company, team or individual can be awarded. The US OSPAs, sponsored by TEAM Software, are part of an independent global awards scheme currently running in thirteen countries to recognise and reward outstanding performance across the security sector.

New Infosec IQ Cybersecurity Culture Survey Quantifies Security Beliefs, Sentiments

Infosec released one of the industry’s first cybersecurity culture assessment tools. The new Infosec IQ Cybersecurity Culture Survey introduces an actionable, scalable way to analyze and measure employee attitudes and perceptions towards security practices, policies and training strategies across five cultural domains. The Infosec IQ Cybersecurity Culture Survey collects employee feedback and scores organizations across these five domains

BCD Debuts Harmonize iDRAC Plug-In with Milestone Systems XProtect VMS

BCD International and BCDOEM announced its Harmonize iDRAC plug-in integration with Milestone Systems XProtect video management software (VMS). iDRAC, which stands for Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller, is a health monitoring agent for secure remote and local server management, powered by Dell Technologies, that resides on BCD servers and appliances.