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Raytheon Selects viisights Wise Behavioral Analytics for TSA Evaluation Initiative

viisights has been selected for airport cargo security evaluation by global defense contractor, Raytheon Security (RTX). The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) contracted Raytheon Technologies to select and evaluate next-generation security solutions for airports. To conduct the test, Raytheon deployed viisights’ advanced video and behavioral analytics solution for cargo security at various airports across the U.S. for evaluation over twelve months.

Liberty Receives $500,000 Contract Award from TSA for Improved Threat Detection Using HEXWAVE System

Liberty Defense is pleased to announce that it has received a contract award for $500,000 USD as part of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) On-Person Screening Capability Program for demonstration and evaluation of the HEXWAVE™ and its expanded capabilities for screening Aviation Workers at a TSA designated location to enhance detection and throughput performance.

Allegion Announces Overtur Integration With Software For Hardware Leading Into DHI Connextions 2021

Allegion announced the first integration between Overtur and ongoing management, and Software for Hardware. This announcement comes in advance of this week’s DHI conNextions, where both companies will be demonstrating the collaboration. Contract and Integrated Hardware dealers who engage Allegion on specifications written by Allegion’s Architectural Services, or who use Overtur platform themselves for opening specification writing and collaboration, can now export hardware specification information to Software for Hardware’s platform and continue to the project process.

HelpSystems Acquires PhishLabs to Continue Expansion of Cybersecurity Portfolio

HelpSystems announced today the acquisition of PhishLabs, a leading cyber threat intelligence company that protects organizations from attacks on their brands, employees, and digital assets. PhishLabs sources intelligence across the internet to find and mitigate digital risks. The team and solutions from PhishLabs will join HelpSystems’ growing cybersecurity portfolio and pair well with HelpSystems’ email security, vulnerability management, and data protection solutions.

Facial Recognition, Cameras, Other Tools Police Use Raise Questions About Accountability

Facial recognition, body cameras and other digital technologies are increasingly used by police departments, municipalities and even gated communities, but these tools manufactured by private companies raise the specter of unchecked surveillance, a University of California, Davis, researcher, suggests. Most of the forms of automation technology in policing are developed by private companies, raising concerns that the companies are becoming defacto policymakers

Matrox Imaging Donates $300K in Software Licenses to CRVI in Support of Quebec’s Industrial Innovation

Matrox® Imaging announces an educational initiative in collaboration with the Centre de robotique et de vision industrielles Inc. (CRVI). A donation of more than $300K in software licenses was provided to the CRVI, with the aim of furthering research and development in industrial robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence (AI). Located in Lévis, Quebec, CRVI’s mandate is to harness the potential of machine learning in robotics and vision to make companies more competitive and productive.

Aiphone Launches National Account Team to Enhance Customer Service, Grow Business

Aiphone is excited to announce the creation of a National Account Team, which will play an instrumental role in managing and growing the company’s business with multiple customers located in the United States. This expansion began as an effort to streamline multi-state projects and to provide a single contact for large-scale project coordination.

Vigitron Offer a Free 30-day Trial of NetObserver and NeTester Software

Vigitron announce both FreeRun and 30-day trial versions of its popular NetObserver, network health monitoring software, and NeTester network installation, system commission, and troubleshooting software are now available for free and with no obligation. The FreeRun versions include a built-in database for reviewing and operating features without the need for a network or connected devices.

DHS Awards $1M to California Small Business for Soft Targets and Crowded Places Security Solutions

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program recently awarded $999,644.84 to California-based small business Karagozian & Case, Inc. to develop an advanced software capability that enables security professionals to view their environment through a mobile device to identify and mitigate threats toward soft target and crowded places. The research will support ongoing work by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to address security and preparedness in places such as sports venues, shopping venues, schools, and transportation systems.

Open Systems Adds New C-Level Executives as Security Services and MDR Adoption Grows

Open Systems announced the expansion of its executive team with the additions of Michael Davis and Chris Raniere as the company’s Chief Architect and Chief Revenue Officer, respectively. These industry veterans have a deep understanding of the needs of mid-maturity organizations and how to deliver world-class managed security services. They are joining as adoption of the company’s Microsoft Cloud-native MDR service has grown 200 percent over the last year and continues to gain traction.

Nice Strengthens Global Smart Home & Building Automation Leadership Position with Nortek Security & Control LLC Acquisition

Nice announced today it has acquired Nortek Security & Control, LLC from Melrose Industries. Nortek Security & Control is a leading developer of technology for security, home automation, control, power, AV and entertainment, access control, health, and artificial intelligence (AI) systems for residential and commercial markets. With this acquisition and addition of strategic award-winning brands.

Good Health Pass Collaborative to President Biden

In a letter to President Biden yesterday, the Good Health Pass Collaborative expressed its disappointment at the administration’s failure to recognize the need for verifiable digital health passes as a precursor to large scale vaccination and testing mandates. While the letter commended the President for his plan to require employees of companies with more than 100 employees, federal employees, and healthcare workers to be vaccinated, it stressed the urgent need for systems that would enable employers to quickly and easily verify workers’ vaccination or test status.

Alcatraz AI Set to Showcase State-of-the-Art Security Solution at Connect:ID

Alcatraz AI will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at Connect:ID (Booth 309). This will be Alcatraz AI’s first time attending the conference, which is taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on October 5-6. Powered by machine learning, Alcatraz AI’s Rock operates autonomously to recognize your face as your credential, creating a seamless interaction between the individual and the Rock.

Zyter Collaborates with Zurich North America, Qualcomm and Everguard to Enhance Construction Safety

Zyter announced it is collaborating with Zurich North America (Zurich), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Everguard.ai (Everguard) and Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG) to advance the use of AI-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to enhance construction safety. The goal is to help prevent jobsite incidents and accidents that can result in serious injuries and costly property damage.

Eagle Eye Networks Acquires Surveillance AI Leader Uncanny Vision

Eagle Eye Networks announced the acquisition of artificial intelligence leader Uncanny Vision, accelerating the company’s leadership in providing AI and analytics to make customers’ businesses more efficient and the world a safer place. The acquisition also includes research and development capabilities and a new regional office in Bangalore, India. The deal accelerates Eagle Eye’s plan, announced in November 2020, when Eagle Eye raised funds from venture capital firm Accel, to dramatically reshape video surveillance

WKS Restaurant Group Selects Interface to deploy Video Verified Alarms across their 380+ restaurants

Interface Security Systems announced that WKS Restaurant Group, one of the fastest-growing multi-brand restaurant franchisees in the US is relying on Interface’s managed video verified intrusion alarm monitoring to eliminate false alarm costs and standardize security operations across over 380 restaurants. WKS is a licensed franchisee of El Pollo Loco, Wendy’s, Denny’s, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Blaze Pizza, and Corner Bakery Cafe.

GSX 2021, The World’s Premier Security Conference, Opens in Orlando and Online

ASIS International opened its annual conference today – Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021, taking place in Orlando, FL and online. The event continues through 29 September, featuring an extensive program with more than 100+ educational sessions, daily keynote speakers and general sessions, and a show floor with more than 300 leading innovators from the security industry.

Qognify Expands and Strengthens North America Ocularis Channel Team

Qognify announced the appointment of two Regional Channel Managers to its Ocularis team. Amanda Euler and Olga Scorobogataya will support Qognify’s extensive network of channel partners and their customers across the Northwest and Southwest regions of the US, helping them to maximise their use of the powerful Ocularis video management software (VMS).

Morse Watchmans Unveils KeyWatcher Key Control Solutions with Powerful New Generation 3 CPU at GSX 2021

Morse Watchmans will be exhibiting at this year’s GSX show, featuring their latest new key control and management solutions at booth #1714. The company’s flagship KeyWatcher Touch will be displayed with a new Generation 3 CPU that provides improved performance, and faster user interface and improved synchronization times. The new Gen3 CPU upgrade is also available to current KeyWatcher Touch users for fast and easy enhancement of installed systems.

City of Chattanooga Deploys Genetec and Stratocast in Public-Private Policing Initiative

Genetec Inc. has deployed its Security Center unified platform to enable the City of Chattanooga’s ‘Dragonfly Community Connect,’ a public-private policing initiative to enhance public safety in the Tennessee community. Through the initiative, when calls come into the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) to report a crime, the Real-Time Intelligence Center (RTIC) can check with participating businesses in the area to see if they are able to share video from their security cameras.