Business Intelligence

FLIR Launches A500f/A700f for Monitoring and Fire Detection

The FLIR A500f and A700f Advanced Smart Sensor ruggedized thermal cameras feature high-temperature detection for extreme environments paired with on-camera analytics and alarm capabilities – ideal for industrial early fire detection or outdoor condition monitoring applications. Along with enhanced spot, area, line, polygon, and polyline analytic functions that improve the definition of areas of interest and object curvatures, the A500f/A700f can help commercial and industrial organizations protect assets.

Calipsa’s Video False Alarm Reduction Platform Selected By Sirix

Calipsa announced Sirix is using its False Alarm Filtering platform. Calipsa’s artificial intelligence-based analytics reduce false alarms by more than 90%. Quebec-based Sirix offers public and private organizations solutions for remote video monitoring, cloud-hosted access control, remote intercom response, alarm video verification and infrastructure uptime monitoring. Calipsa’s video analytics software is deployed in the Sirix operations center, providing an added layer of intelligence to protect its customer’s sites.

3 Roles Security Plays in Manufacturing Distribution

The pressures of the global pandemic forced remarkable evolutions in the way we do business as well as the tools with which we perform our tasks. Upon inspection, manufacturing and distribution in particular were presented with significant challenges of productivity, supply chain continuity, employee safety as well as the increased requirements around workplace safety. With these factors in play, leaders in this space were able to deftly respond to the initial COVID-19 workplace requirements via OSHA & CDS.

University of Arizona Speeds COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out with Genetec AutoVu ALPR and Traffic Sense

When the University of Arizona was chosen as a COVID-19 vaccine POD, they wanted to put in place a distribution process to get the vaccines out to as many people as possible as quickly and efficiently as possible. To do this, they turned to Genetec Inc. and Route1 Inc. to build a solution that would not only offer valuable insights about their POD operations but would also be affordable and easy to set up, UA chose to implement the Genetec AutoVu Managed Services (AMS) solution with four ALPR cameras installed throughout the POD.

Pivot3 Announces Surveillance Series

Pivot3 announced the Pivot3 Surveillance Series Edge, an optimized product offering for edge and distributed physical security environments. Surveillance Series Edge incorporates the same Acuity software-based intelligence and automation used by all Pivot3 Surveillance Series solutions to deliver higher levels of resilience, management simplicity and efficiencies than infrastructure based on basic video recording servers or separate servers and storage systems.

Zyter Introduces Smart Factories IoT Solution

Zyter announced the launch of Zyter Smart Factories, an end-to-end intelligent solution that connects factory floor machinery, workers, and building systems using the latest IoT technology devices on Zyter’s digital transformation platform. Zyter Smart Factories is a component of the Zyter SmartSpaces IoT platform. Trusted by Qualcomm to be the foundation of its Smart Cities Accelerator Program, the Zyter SmartSpaces Platform breaks down silos of information by integrating and consolidating data from IoT devices.

ISS Answers the Challenge of Rising Pedestrian Accidents with its Unique SecurOS Soffit Solution

ISS has released its unique SecurOS Soffit Intelligent system that escorts pedestrians using dynamic illumination to prevent accidents at crosswalks. A recent survey, conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association, points out that most pedestrian fatalities occur on local roads, at night and away from intersections. This fact suggests the need for safer road crossings and increased efforts to make pedestrians and vehicles more visible.

Iceland’s Financial Services Backbone Relies On Genetec To Safeguard Its Data Centre

Genetec announced that Reiknistofa Bankanna, an IT service provider for Icelandic financial institutions, has recently overhauled its security infrastructure with Genetec Security Center. With the help of its system integrator Hafnes Ehf, RB is now using Genetec to manage its cameras, access control, and video analytics through one unified interface. RB is a provider of mission-critical IT systems for Icelandic financial institution.

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.

The City of Eilat Drives Israel’s Smart City Initiative with the Deployment of Advanced Behavioral Analytics

viisights has recently deployed a new installation in the city of Eilat, Israel to detect, predict and analyze events of interests in real-time and alert authorities of crowding, violent/suspicious activity, traffic or crowd congestion, and more. Deployment of the unique behavioral analytics solution was fast-tracked in preparation for the large number of tourists who typically flood the city during the Passover and upcoming holiday season.

Deloitte, Google Cloud Chronicle Team Up on Security Analytics

As more organizations embrace hybrid, multi-cloud environments and a work-from-anywhere model, security teams are realizing they operate in the “age of expansion.” More technology and data assets to secure, more telemetry data to analyze, more security tools to manage, more alerts to sort, and —in turn— more threats to defend against. This compounding threat environment has security teams asking, how do we focus on the threats that matter the most?

New PureTech Patent Affords More Accurate and Timely Man Overboard Detections

PureTech Systems announced the issuance of a patent by the United States Patent Office – “US Patent 10,922,552, System and Method for Man Overboard Incident Detection”.
Detecting man overboard events is a common problem for naval ships, cruise ships, and other large vessels. The newly awarded patent for PureTech Systems addresses some of these issues. The timely detection of man overboard events in the cruise industry and other related markets is difficult.

BCDVideo Launches A&E Program to Empower Security Specifiers

BCDVideo debuted their new A&E Security Specifiers program, which is open for online registration through the BCDVideo website. This program will allow specifiers to leverage BCD’s two decades of experience and partnerships through an easy-to-use online portal, offering plentiful technical resources, ongoing education and expert support. With the help of the skillful A&E taskforce that BCD has assembled for this program, consultants will have direct access to BCD technology specialists.

PureTech Systems Announces the Release of Tool for Security Design Planning

PureTech Systems announced the successful release of their proprietary Security Design Imaging Calculator. The purpose of the PTS Design Tool is to provide security planning personnel with the ability to ascertain the distance and pixels needed to view, detect, and classify a specified target to properly secure their perimeters. A common obstacle in designing security systems for wide-area perimeters is determining the location and number of cameras, as well as the camera pixels required for accurately detecting threats.

New AI-Enabled X-Series Hybrid Recorders Leverage NVIDIA SoC

March Networks is pleased to introduce its X-Series Hybrid Recorders, a new high-performance platform that’s optimized to support AI applications with NVIDIA system-on-chip (SoC) technology. The X-Series is March Networks’ most powerful recording platform to date, delivering a 400% increase in throughput over its previous generation recorders. It is a true hybrid platform supporting a mix of analog, HD analog and IP channels.

SenSen Networks Limited Acquires Snap Network Surveillance

Two Australian AI Companies Join Forces to Accelerate Growth in North America. Snap Network Surveillance Pty Ltd of Adelaide, Australia, the developer of Force Multiplier, an AI-enabled multi-camera tracking solution, has sold the assets of the company to SenSen Networks Limited (ASX: SNS, “SenSen;” OTCQB: SNNSF) of Sydney, Australia, with equity priced at A$1,000,000.

CAIR-Washington, Civil Rights Groups Call on Biden to Halt Federal Use of Facial Recognition Technology

The Washington state chapter of the CAIR joined a coalition of more than 40 organizations calling on President Biden to take executive action imposing a federal moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology. The letter, sent by CAIR-Washington, the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Amnesty International, among others, urges the Biden administration to take steps addressing the use of facial recognition technology by the government.

Motorola Opens New Facility in Richardson, Texas, Manufacturing NDAA-Compliant

Motorola Solutions announced the opening of its new, Video Security & Analytics (VS&A) manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas. The 136,000 square foot building represents the company’s continued investment in North American manufacturing and the expansion of its production and shipping capabilities to further the growth of its video security portfolio which serves customers around the world.

Genetec celebrates 16th global office with new headquarters in Vienna, Austria

Genetec announced the opening of its 16th global office in Vienna, Austria. Ideally located to support the company’s expanding footprint in Central Europe and serve as a hub for the DACH region, the new headquarters in Vienna will support the company’s fast-growing R&D, regional sales and support teams. With a multilingual staff representing eighteen nationalities, the Austria team brings a unique mix of different cultures and ideas.