Whether you’ve chosen to embrace them or stay away from the cliches, New Year’s resolutions are often beneficial when it comes to setting specific goals and keeping them in mind throughout the next few months. This concept certainly applies to the security industry, where it’s critical for manufacturers to set their sights on marks of achievement they hope to reach when it comes to helping end users meet their safety objectives.
ONVIF hosted its 21st Developers’ Plugfest late last year in Rome, an event that highlighted the continued demand for interoperable solutions. More than 30 developers and engineers from 18 ONVIF member companies gathered for this multi-day event, which featured 164 hours of testing. Attendees tested their implementations of ONVIF profiles along with other ONVIF profile-conformant products. Developers could also test products independently for profile conformance.
PACOM Systems announced that Hancock Whitney Corporation continues to roll out the PACOM GMS security management platform to their growing number of bank financial centers and ATMs. Hancock Whitney Corporation operates bank offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas, offering comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking, among others.
ONVU Technologies announced that Simon Pearson has joined the Group as VP Commercial. In this role, Pearson will have revenue responsibility for the Group businesses, Oncam, ONVU Learning and ONVU Retail. He will bring cohesion, direction and overall strategic vision to the sales and marketing activities across the group to help propel the Group into its next stage of growth. Pearson is an experienced technologist and commercial leader, with more than 20 years of experience.
While artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a household term, it’s far from being a household reality. While machines are making huge steps forward, they are not capable of thinking or acting like humans. What they are really good at, however, is combing through a huge amount of data to provide deeper insights to help humans make informed decisions more quickly and efficiently. In 2020, we can expect machine learning to continue to make huge strides in the security sector.
SALTO Systems has appointed Matt Hanert as Regional Sales Manager for the Great Lakes Region. Based in Detroit, Matt will oversee sales activity and territory growth in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Eastern Wisconsin. Matt has served as a Regional Account Manager of Libra Industries, Inc. of Michigan and a Sales and Training Representative for Panasonic. He has a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Security and Safety Things GmbH is returning to CES in 2020 as a partner in the Bosch booth. The company will demonstrate an open IoT ecosystem for security cameras that enables innovative applications, combining Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. These applications, provided by third-party development partners, offer actionable insights and intelligence to building and site managers, as well as operators in a variety of different verticals.
Zero-knowledge proof cryptography, a fundamental part of the privacy-enhancing tech industry, received broad validation over the course of 2019. In addition to being embraced by a number of leading financial institutions and global consultancies including ING, EY, Deloitte, and JPMorgan, major tech companies like Samsung SDS and Cloudfare integrated ZKPs into their products and services. ZKPs received further validation at Convergence, the Global Blockchain Congress.
The Boring Labs announced that it has achieved the designation of Gold Technology Partner by Milestone Systems. The Boring Toolbox is a series of functional tools that help enterprises and integrators more efficiently manage distributed video surveillance /security networks using Milestone Systems XProtect Express+, Pro+, Expert and Corporate. Integrating The Boring Toolbox with Milestone Systems takes the tediousness out of managing and reporting for large video management estates
HID Global announced that the government of Argentina has selected its HID goID to power the country’s digital version of its mandatory National Identity Document. The collaborative effort between HID, Argentina’s Ministry of Interior, Public Works and Housing through the National Registry of Persons (Renaper), and the Ministry of Modernization makes Argentina the first country in the world to offer a true national identity credential within a mobile app to its citizens.
Patriot One Technologies is pleased to announce a collaboration partnership with Los Angeles Football Club, part of Major League Soccer, to pilot its PATSCAN Platform at Banc of California Stadium. The PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform will ship in January 2020 to the security team at Los Angeles Football Club, where they will be joined by Banc of California Stadium security and Patriot One implementation engineers to begin the integration and pilot deployment project.
Today’s world has changed the concept of security and technology dramatically, as we no longer just install surveillance cameras and physical security devices. But today’s news stories are evidence of how times are changing — they’re littered with headlines of increased potential threats, ranging from cyber attacks and ransomware to organized crime syndicates. With the risk landscape changing for the business world, a company’s security system needs to be prepared for modern criminals.
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be joining its Vitaprotech Group partner SORHEA on stand SA-N37 at Intersec 2020 in Dubai, from 19th-21st January 2020, where it will be unveiling and launching an exciting new GARDiS product. Joining John on Stand SA-N37 will be TDSi’s Business Development Manager, Mica Negrilic. The Dubai event in January 2020 will be TDSi’s first shared exhibition stand with a Vitaprotect Group partner since the company announced its acquisition by the Group in June 2019.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America, brought together their reseller and integration partners for three days of education and networking as they presented the roadmap for the new company’s products, technologies and solutions. The Partner Summit, held in Tucson, Arizona, presented an opportunity for the Panasonic Security and Public Safety channel personnel and technology providers to learn and interact in a relaxed setting.
ONVIF held its annual membership meeting in November, providing ONVIF members with an overview of important activities of 2019 and plans for the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the growth of ONVIF, as well as plans for new profile development. ONVIF Chairman Per Björkdahl highlighted the forum’s achievements over the past year, particularly the market’s continued support for the profile concept.
SALTO Systems has appointed Colin DePree as Residential Business Leader. Based in Minneapolis, Colin oversees the commercialization of the Danalock product line in North America. Danalock smart locks are simple in appearance and are easy to install yet offer sophisticated security today’s smart homes require. Prior to joining SALTO, Colin served as Director of Sales and Sales Manager for Pro-Tec Design Security & Investigations.
Enormous fines imposed for data breaches in 2019 prove that regulators have become severe about penalizing companies and organizations that don’t adequately protect consumer information. According to PreciseSecurity.com research, the ten most significant GDPR breaches in 2019 have caused €402.6 million fines in total. The three highest data breach penalties in 2019 make nearly 90 percent of this sizeable amount.
STANLEY Security announced it will partner with the Indianapolis Colts to recognize one deserving Indiana security professional. Indiana residents are encouraged to nominate their organization’s security champion—an individual dedicated to keeping their business safe and secure, such as loss prevention managers, IT and security directors/managers, facilities and operations directors/managers and more—for a chance to win the game-day experience.
March Networks announced that it has won the 2019 Best Ottawa Business award for sales performance. March Networks won the Best Performance Sales award for its record-setting revenue and profitability, accomplished in part by the sale of its video surveillance solutions to the cannabis market. Capitalizing on the cannabis industry’s rapid growth in both Canada and the United States, March Networks secured two of the world’s largest cannabis companies.
Global MSC Security has presented Dyfed Powys Police with its Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award, in recognition of an initiative led by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, to deliver a centralised CCTV surveillance operation across four counties and 24 towns. The prestigious award is presented annually in memory of Bristol City Council CCTV and Emergency Control Room Manager Gordon McLanaghan.