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GSX+ 2020 Innovative Virtual Forum Proves to Be a Success

The virtual doors have closed on the inaugural Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+), paving the way for a new generation of virtual and hybrid events moving forward. Presented by ASIS International, GSX+ offered five days filled with live and on-demand education and networking for the global security community. Attendance for the breakthrough event was strong – with more than 4,500 registrants from 82 countries, along with 88 exhibitors populating the virtual Marketplace.

Hanwha Receives UL Cybersecurity Certification for Wisenet 7 Cameras

Hanwha Techwin America announced that it has received the UL CAP (Cybersecurity Assurance Program) certification for its recently-launched range of IP cameras featuring Wisenet 7 SoC. The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) aims to minimize risks by creating standardized, testable criteria for assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses in embedded products and systems. This helps reduce exploitation, address known malware, enhance security controls, and expand security awareness.

Celtic FC Signs Sponsorship Deal with Dahua Technology

Dahua Technology has entered into a six-figure sponsorship deal with Celtic FC, supplying the club with state of the art video-based technology and equipment. Under the sponsorship deal, Dahua is supplying video walls for locations such as the Celtic Store and Media Centre at Celtic Park, high-tech quad-rotor drones to help with player training and development, and electronic whiteboards to be used for staff training, as well as meetings and presentations for staff and visitors.

ADT Invests in Percepta Labs “Ethical AI” Security Technology Startup

ADT announced that via its commercial channel, it is investing in Percepta Labs. ADT Commercial is a premier provider of commercial security, fire, life safety, and risk consulting services in the U.S., and through its investment will fund the commercialization and application of the startup’s cutting-edge AI technology to help detect and deter shoplifting. ADT Commercial will work directly with Percepta to further test and develop the application of Percepta’s AI technology.

GSX+ 2020: The World’s Premier Virtual Security Experience Breaks New Ground

ASIS International opens their annual conference today on an entirely new virtual platform to provide maximum value for association members during the unprecedented global pandemic.The new virtual experience, branded GSX+, builds on the annual Global Security Exchange (GSX) event and promises to be the largest virtual gathering of global security professionals. GSX+ is delivering a fully virtual experience that includes CPE-eligible education sessions, a robust Marketplace (virtual exhibit hall), and lively peer-to-peer networking.

Viakoo Awarded Patent for IoT Quality Measurement System

Viakoo has been awarded a patent for their systems and methods of measuring the quality of video surveillance IoT infrastructure. The innovative Viakoo solution generates three key measurements that together define the overall operational health of an IoT surveillance system. These measurements can be used to identify whether a video stream is working properly, can alert users when there are issues that could threaten the integrity of the video recording.

Ojo Technology Promotes Vice President and Adds Supervising Project and Operations Managers

Ojo Technology has promoted Chris Krajewski to vice president of sales and services. Ulises (Lou) Ramirez has been hired as the manager for the company’s project management team and Saul Abreu joins the company as operations manager for the Sacramento office.
Krajewski started with the company as the general manager of its Central Valley office located in Stockton, Calif. He was later promoted to vice president of services and will now also take on the role of vice president of sales.

Security Industry Pro Holley Hunt Joins Alcatraz as Director of Business Development

Holley Hunt has joined Alcatraz as Director of Business Development. Hunt leads Alcatraz in discovering and pursuing new business opportunities and partnerships as the technology security startup carves out a new industry – autonomous access control. Prior to joining Alcatraz, Hunt served as Director of Business Development and Global Strategic Account Executive for Johnson Controls. She also was Business Development Manager for Qognify,

Milestone Systems Creates New Technology Partner Area Focused on Co-created Innovation

Milestone Systems creates new Technology Partner area focused on co-created innovation with the Milestone Community. This area will focus on scaling, strengthening, and deepening the co-created innovation and collaboration with technology partners. Co-created innovation accelerates time to value which enables the growth of our combined businesses. To lead the new Technology Partner area, Milestone Systems is promoting Keven Marier to Vice President of Technology Partners.

HID Global Introduces HID ELEMENT For Superior Quality, High-Volume Industrial and Financial Card Printing

HID Global unveiled its new HID ELEMENT product line, the industry’s first heavy-duty, fully modular desktop-based card personalization portfolio that establishes a new category for mid-range and high-volume market segments. The portfolio’s enhanced card production capabilities, flexible system architecture and cost-effective deployment model empower organizations to create custom secure ID and financial card production solutions.

Davista Social Distancing Ensures a Safe Return to Work

Davista announced the availability of its AI-powered social distancing platform. The solution is designed to help businesses, organizations, and government agencies ensure social distancing efforts to keep individuals safe while promoting a healthy return-to-work. Across the globe, governments, corporate entities, and health and law enforcement agencies are working to find solutions to COVID-19 while making strides to get their local economies back up and running.

León, Mexico Selects viisights to Improve Urban Mobility, Safety, and to Help Fight COVID Transmission

Applied to existing video feeds in one of the most populous cities in the country by national integrator MER Group Mexico, whose its SMART M platform will be installed in the police C4 and integrated with Viisights systems, Wise will be leveraged to identify suspicious behavior, violent activity, weapon detection, crowd behaviors, perimeter protection, traffic monitoring, and environmental changes such as smoke or fire. The newly applied technology will help to increase public security and safety.

Merger sees ‘Synectics Security’ Become Major Independent Force in UK Security Integration

Combining the on-vehicle expertise of SMS and QSG’s experience in providing electronic security solutions for complex, critical and heavily regulated environments,
Synectics Security works with “best-of-breed” technology partners to offer “one of the most comprehensive product and service portfolios available”. Based out of its Nottingham HQ, the unified business will continue to serve customers in the UK and Ireland operating in Public Space, Heritage, High Security, Banking and Finance, Critical Infrastructure and Transportation sectors.

Blaine Frederick Joins Alcatraz as VP of Product

Blaine Fredrick has joined Alcatraz as Vice President of Product to lead the technology startup in product development as it delivers its secure, autonomous access control platform. As VP of Product, Frederick serves as a liaison between business, technology and user experience. He manages all components of the Alcatraz Rock product from strategic planning to tactical activities. He connects internal resources with the needs of the addressable market.

Security Industry Association Says Portland, Ore., Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

The Security Industry Association (SIA) says that the decision by the city council of Portland, Ore., to ban facial recognition technology use by businesses in places of public accommodation starting January 2021 and to prohibit all city government use of facial recognition technologies are shortsighted decisions that do not consider effective and beneficial applications of facial recognition. The ordinance will impact businesses’ ability to protect workers, customers, facilities and property since it effectively targets business use of security systems.

Genetec ALPR Calculator Shows How Parking Operators Can Save Thousands of Dollars Per Year

While the accuracy rate of traditional rules-based ALPR systems is very good, every false positive still requires human intervention. These service interruptions not only cause customer dissatisfaction but also cost parking operators time, money, and create overall enforcement inefficiencies. To address these issues, Genetec has developed a next-generation machine learning-based engine for Security Center AutoVu.

Suprema to Introduce New Fusion Multimodal Terminal at Live Sessions of Suprema Connect

Suprema invites industry members to the “Fusion Face Recognition” live session scheduled on September 17th, where it will introduce the new FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal. The live session is part of Suprema Connect 2020, Suprema’s first virtual event, designed to compensate for traditional security conferences, most of which were cancelled due to COVID-19. At the Fusion Face, Recognition live sessions a Suprema expert will go over the features and technology of FaceStation F2 in detail.

OPTAGE and NanoLock to Enable Nationwide IoT Security in Japan

As a cyber company well-known for its powerful technology that can work with all devices regardless of CPU or operating system, NanoLock brings innovative and patented device-level protection and management to OPTAGE’s new service, providing device monitoring, alerts, and version upgrades, as well as enabling secure over-the-air updates. A new kind of managed cybersecurity service, OPTAGE’s offering will increase the security of IoT and connected devices while also reducing operational costs for device makers and OEMs.

Boon Edam to Participate in First Virtual GSX+ Event

Boon Edam today announced that they will be exhibiting in the first virtual GSX+ conference, September 21-25, 2020. The company will be introducing a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, and will also be presenting an educational session about “Scalable Security” at the event. This year, the ASIS International organization is presenting GSX+ as a fully virtual conference to provide the security industry with a forum to learn, network and collaborate in this pandemic year.

ONVIF Goes Live on GitHub for Open Source Development

ONVIF announcedthat it is now live on GitHub, an online open-source development platform. The repository at github.com will help drive the development of ONVIF network interface specifications. ONVIF interoperability specifications are already publicly available as open standards and are implemented by more than 400 manufacturers of IP surveillance cameras, video management software and physical access control systems to enable communication between conformant devices and clients