Author: Jay Bartlett

Cobalt Robotics Announces Collaboration with Johnson Controls for Integration with C•CURE Alarm System

Cobalt Robotics announced a new collaboration with Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls C•CURE 9000 access control and event management system is now integrated with Cobalt’s remote guard service which includes AI robotics, machine-learning software and human oversight. With this integration, Cobalt robots listen for alarms and are automatically dispatched to the location in real-time after an alarm is triggered. The robots will escalate the incident in the C•CURE 9000 system, stand guard and provide situational awareness until the issue is resolved.

Schlage Integration with BadgePass ONE

Allegion announced its Schlage intelligent hardware integration with the BadgePass ONE platform. With this integration, BadgePass is the first to offer a subscription software package that includes all hardware and software needed to issue secure ID badges and manage door access privileges within a facility. It is also one of the first Reader Controller model integrations for Allegion, offering customers efficient, cost-effective access control implementations. 

PSA Announces Partnership with Eyeforce

PSA announced the addition of Eyeforce Remote Guarding to its lineup of technology partners. Eyeforce, a nationwide video monitoring company combines on-site video surveillance technologies, sophisticated analytics and the swift action and decision-making capabilities of trained security interventionists to prevent crime.

Aiphone Introduces Remote Programming Service for IX Series

Aiphone has introduced Remote Programming Service for its IX Series systems, enabling installers to quickly build, edit, and save programming files within the QuikSpec™ online design tool. A built-in programming wizard offers guidance and assistance with creating and modifying system, station, and network settings—producing a complete, downloadable programming file.

SecureAuth Announces Seven New Patents for Biobehavioral Credentials for Continuous Authentication, and ID Proofing to Secure Digital Identities

SecureAuth announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company seven groundbreaking methods for authenticating users’ claimed identities for frictionless user access using automated risk-based control and behavioral modeling. Capabilities derived from these patents are included in SecureAuth’s ArculixTM product portfolio.

PSA TEC 2023 Brings Thought Leadership and Industry-Leading Education to PSA Security Integrators

PSA the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, today announced that general registration has opened for PSA TEC 2023. Discounted early bird pricing is available until Feb. 27, 2023. Attendees are encouraged to register promptly to secure their seats. PSA TEC will be held May 1-4, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas. This premier education and networking event is exclusive to PSA members. This year’s conference will feature five tracks, 35 sessions, 104 industry speakers and workshops facilitated by industry-leading experts and partner organizations. 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Issues Seventh Gunshot Detection Patent to Shooter Detection Systems

Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), Alarm.com and the world’s leading gunshot detection solutions provider, announced the issuance by the USPTO of SDS’ seventh patent for its gunshot detection technology, Patent No. US 11,417,183 titled Cable-Free Gunshot Detection. The patent describes the application of indoor gunshot detection sensors that use a cable-free device powered by a battery.

iluminar Joins System Surveyor Manufacturer Partner Program

iluminar Inc., has announced joining System Surveyor as a manufacturer partner. iluminar’s participation in System Surveyor’s open-platform, SaaS-based graphical system design platform will make their product catalog and accessories available to thousands of users, from system integrators to end customers, streamlining system design, installation and maintenance.

i-PRO to Showcase New Additions to Multi-sensor Lineup and PTZ Cameras Plus New Analytics and Accessories at ISC West  

At ISC West 2023 on booth # 10037 will showcase multiple new products, including new multi-sensor and PTZ cameras, new analytics capabilities, new features in its MonitorCast access control solution, and more. Attendees will be able to experience live, in-depth demos of i-PRO’s industry-leading Active Guard AI-powered analytics working on popular VMS platforms such as Genetec, Milestone, and Video Insight. The i-PRO Active Guard plug-in enables a more proactive security stance by combining deep learning technology and i-PRO imaging expertise to search or notify in real time using a variety of external attributes.

Secure Logiq Powers ZMR partners at Intersec

As part of commitment to local partner ZMR, Secure Logiq will be the hardware driving force that powers many of the distributors partner products on the ZMR booth at Intersec. The move will highlight how Secure Logiq hardware is the perfect fit to ensure optimum performance from a variety of surveillance products. The centrepiece of the ZMR booth will see a single Secure Logiq server running 1,000 1080P real time channels of video on the Milestone xProtect platform including half a Petabyte of onboard useable storage.

The PureTech Team is Growing!

PureTech Systems announce the addition of Christopher Sincock as Vice President, Channel Development. Chris brings over 30 years of broad ranging experience in the electronic security industry serving in roles ranging from Product Manager to President. Chris held executive leadership positions with Lenel Systems International where he created the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program, and with HID Global, Zenitel USA, Inc., and DAQ Electronics. Most recently, Chris served as a Physical Security & IoT Subject Matter Expert for Everbridge (formerly CNL) responsible for PSIM sales in North America.

ADT Commercial Enters Guarding Space with Launch of EvoGuard Brand at CES 2023

ADT Commercial unveiled its new EvoGuard intelligent autonomous guarding solutions brand at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. EvoGuard by ADT Commercial is a new suite of intelligent autonomous guarding solutions and services aimed at helping to cost-effectively enhance corporate security programs, while responding to high turnover rates and ongoing labor shortages in the guarding market. EvoGuard will use artificial intelligence and augmented reality in combination with a fleet of autonomous humanoid robots and drones for comprehensive security surveillance in a wide variety of commercial areas. 

Dedrone Acquires Aerial Armor to Accelerate Airspace Security Leadership 

Dedrone announced its acquisition of Aerial Armor, a leader in counterdrone systems and integrator of drone detection hardware. The acquisition will enable Dedrone to deliver the best-in-class technology platform to meet airspace security needs of the future as demand for counterdrone protections continues to increase in the US and around the world. As part of the acquisition, Dedrone will honor all Aerial Armor customer contracts and retain all employees, including CEO Russ Haugan and CTO Matt Altman. Customers of each company will continue with no changes to their solutions in the near term.

CES 2023 – Unikie Expands It’s IoT Solutions with Low-Energy Bluetooth Technology

Unikie is showcasing a new form of high technology for enabling smart spaces during CES 2023. Every year, millions in value are lost in business environments, retail outlets and warehouses. In addition, sales and retail data is reliant on sales, inventory and manual reporting, making it a hindsight view on business. Unikie is solving this issue and enabling real time awareness by introducing a technology that uses low-energy Bluetooth. It is a new way to create an environment where Bluetooth tags and connectivity bring intelligence to spaces, such as retail stores, warehouses and manufacturing floors.

New Flexible Formatting Allows ProdataKey Access Control to Work with Any Card Credential Formats

ProdataKey now permits integrators to configure PDK access control systems to accept cards featuring any format, bit rate, and facility code. Using the Pdk.io interface, users with integrator-level permissions can configure system settings to work with cards from any manufacturer or define their own custom credential formats. They may also assign facility codes to individual users. This feature allows security system administrators to accommodate multiple card formats throughout their organization simultaneously.

Detection Technology expands its manufacturing in Finland to offer EU Origin products

Detection Technology expands its manufacturing in Oulu, Finland, to offer a wider range of EU Origin products and to enhance customer experience. With the expansion, the company is better positioned to serve its European and American customers. The manufacturing in Oulu enables a faster service and delivery for customers outside Asia, and cost savings in US tariffs.

HID Acquires Janam Technologies to Expand Reader Portfolio Within Event Access

HID announced it has acquired Janam Technologies, a leading provider of handheld mobile computers and readers. The acquisition increases HID’s presence and relevance as a provider of smart credential issuance and reader solutions. Technology in the venue access space continues to rapidly evolve from physical tickets with manual inspection to digital tickets and RFID/NFC readers. This acquisition advances HID’s stature in the event access space, as Janam offers a suite of rugged mobile readers, including handheld devices and pedestal & kiosk products for venue access.

Actility, Milesight and Akenza Release 3 New IoT Solutions for Indoor Air Quality, Smart Office and Smart Building

Do you  need to monitor and manage your indoor air quality, water leakage, and security? Are you looking for a solution that helps drive an unparalleled mix of device-collaborated flexibility, offering a real-time overview of your workplace? Or are you spending up to 90% of your time inside a working space, and looking to monitor […]

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Exceeds Mission of Unparalleled Customer Service in Parking Facilities Too

TKH Security has been awarded an Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) contract with the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority for the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Morrisville, NC. In J.D. Power’s 2022 North America Airport Satisfaction Study, RDU was ranked fourth. This was the airport’s second consecutive appearance in the top five and fourth consecutive year in the top 10. Installation of the camera based APGS system will begin in January 2023, with an anticipated completion date in first quarter 2024. The system will monitor more than 8,000 parking spaces across two parking garages.

Hexagon AB acquires Qognify

Hexagon acquires Qognify from Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm. Qognify was formed in 2015 when Battery Ventures acquired the physical security division of NICE Systems, thus creating a new brand in the market. In 2018, Qognify acquired On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. with its brands OnSSI and SeeTec, forming a leading global player in the physical security market. Qognify’s video management (VMS) and incident management (EIM) solutions are used by companies and organizations around the world to mitigate risk and reduce the impact of incidents related to security, safety and operations.