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Why RFID Access Control on a Jobsite Is More Important Than You Think

A construction jobsite is a perfect example of where RFID technology is used in countless applications. Jobsites are able to use a variety of RFID frequencies in applications to ensure security and to automate previously manual processes. Some examples include: Locating long range, or hard to find items with active RFID.

Haystax to Provide Situational Awareness at Urban Shield 2015 Training Exercises

Haystax Technology, a leading provider of advanced analytics and cybersecurity solutions, will participate in the Urban Shield exercise in the San Francisco Bay Area September 11- 14. Haystax will provide on-site support at the event for the fourth year in a row. Urban Shield, held annually since 2007, is a comprehensive, full-scale functional exercise that tests the skills, tactics and endurance of participating first responders and emergency management personnel in the overall Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Region, an existing Haystax customer. Haystax will provide on-site support throughout the multi-day event.

Top 5 Ways Universities Confirm Student Identity Through Access Control

As students return to school, packing lecture halls and moving into dorm rooms in the colleges and universities, officials behind the scenes look for ways to safeguard the students, faculty, and assets. To accomplish this feat, today’s higher education organizations look for a combination of policies and new technology solutions. Manufacturers and integrators work diligently to meet the needs of colleges and universities by introducing new and innovative ways for security officials to confirm student identity and control access to key locations.

Raymond James Lowers Avigilon Corp Price Target to C$19.00 (AVO)

Raymond James reduced their price target on shares of Avigilon Corp (TSE:AVO) from C$24.00 to C$19.00 in a research report issued on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Raymond James’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 52.37% from the company’s current price.

Shares of Avigilon Corp ( TSE:AVO ) opened at 12.47 on Thursday.

Japan to Use Mobile Fingerprint Biometric Terminals in Airports

Japan’s Justice Ministry plans to start using mobile terminals at airports that will take photos and fingerprints of foreign visitors while they are queuing for immigration in a bid to speed up procedures at the inspection desks. All immigration processing has usually taken place at the desks so far. But with more foreigners visiting the country, the waiting time has increased at some airports, making it a pressing issue for immigration authorities, according to the ministry.

Chinese Applying for Visa to Schengen Countries Required to Submit Biometric Data

Chinese visa applicants will be required to provide biometric data starting Oct. 12, as announced by the European Union’s delegation to China recently, the China Daily reported. According to the announcement, first-time applicants will have to apply personally at consulates or other service providers and submit their fingerprints and digital photo.

G4S Stock Cut to Hold at Zacks (GFSZY)

Zacks cut shares of G4S PLC UNSP (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday. Several other brokerages also recently commented on GFSZY. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on G4S PLC UNSP in a research note on Tuesday, April 21st. They issued a buy rating for the company. BNP Paribas lowered G4S PLC UNSP from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday.

IBM’s India Head Reveals How Creating Smart Cities in India Is Really No ‘Rocket Science’

The government has allocated Rs. 98,000 crores for 100 Smart Cities Mission in India. Clearly it is not enough, agrees Pratap Padode, founder and director of Smart Cities Council India. So this is where the private players come in and a lot is dependent on them. Are they willing to take risk? What is the current status of their involvement in this project?

Defense and Military Video Analytics & ISR Market to Reach $9.4B by 2020, Says Homeland Security Research Corp.

While global defense budgets are in decline, the defense-related Intelligent Video Surveillance, ISR and Video Analytics markets are booming. The Defense VA, ISR & VA demand is forecasted to experience decades of rapid growth, driven by the growing introduction of 21st century Smart Warfare Techno-Tactics. According to our new report, the global industry revenues are forecasted to double by 2020 from their 2014 level.

Global ‘Safe City’ to Hit $48.5 Billion by 2020

Urbanization in Asia Pacific and Latin America is one of several key drivers of what is identified as the “Global Safe Cities Market,” according to a purveyor of a report on tech for combatting a host of perceived threats to community safety. Major defense contractors, the ICT (information and communications technology) and surveillance/sensors industry, suggests HSRC (Homeland Security Research Corp.), cannot ignore the fast growing revenues of the Safe City market – which is expected to accumulate to $226 billion throughout the next six years.

Vigilant Technology and Agent Vi Announce Product Integration

Vigilant Technology, a BATM Company and provider of intelligent IP video surveillance and security solutions, and Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), the leading global provider of open architecture video analytics software, announce the integration of Vigilant’s NetVR recording software platform with the real-time event detection capabilities of savVi, Agent Vi’s video analytics platform.

New Jersey Transit to Equip Trains With Apollo Video Technology’s Mobile Video Monitoring Solution

NJ Transit, New Jersey’s public transportation corporation, has selected Apollo Video Technology (Apollo Video) to provide video recording systems with Railhead Corporation’s inward facing cameras for the agency’s fleet of locomotives and rail car cabs. Coinciding with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation, the installation of inward facing cameras will aid in accident investigations and operator performance monitoring by transit agency management.

(ISC)² Officials Voice Concern to Lawmakers Over Recently Proposed Amendment of Cybersecurity Bill

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) the largest not-for-profit body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide with nearly 110,000 members, announced its concern about U.S. Senate Amendment S.2549 to S.754 —Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015— that requires the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to develop a certification for existing cybersecurity and information assurance education programs.

Oncam Evolution 5MP Camera Line Recognized as ONVIF Conformant

Oncam, the security division of Oncam Technologies and leading provider of 360-degree camera technology, announced today that the company’s Evolution 05 MP camera line has achieved ONVIF Profile S conformance. Conformance with the ONVIF specification enables the Evolution camera suite to be integrated with a wide range of Video Management Systems (VMS) from other manufacturers that also meet ONVIF specifications.

Making Business Intelligence Work for You

Business intelligence technology enables banks to derive meaningful information from masses of raw data, allowing more effective risk and customer service strategies to be developed. The major advantages include enhancements to tactical and operational insight and more informed decision-making. As a result, business intelligence (BI) and analytics are growing in importance, with 29% of banks citing the two as a top IT theme.

Redvision IP-Cameras Announce SDK Integration With Veracity’s COLDSTORE

Redvision’s Full HD RV30™ is now fully integrated with a VMS system which exploits Veracity’s COLDSTORE, the world’s only storage system designed specifically for digital video surveillance. Veracity, the specialist manufacturer of video surveillance transmission, storage, and display products, used Redvision’s newly released software development kit (SDK) to enable the integration. The SDK’s logical format allowed Veracity developers to complete the integration in record time, even with the comprehensive level of control it enabled.

ISONAS to Showcase PowerNet IP Bridge at ASIS Expo

ISONAS’s Pure IP technology solution. Customers can now seamlessly and cost effectively expand legacy systems to operate within an ISONAS Pure IP environment. Like the encoder, which allowed analog video surveillance systems to move to IP, the PowerNet IP Bridge offers customers using a Wiegand panel system a simple transition path to a Pure IP Access Control solution without a rip and replace. This gives end users the opportunity to convert panel-based access control at existing doors to a Pure IP solution.