Product Focus

The PSIA Approves Secure Credential Specification

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance announced it has approved the Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) 1.0 specification. The PSIA has been working with a broad group of industry leaders in the access control industry to come up with this specification, which is likely to have a significant influence on the future of secure mobile credentials. Mohammad Soleimani, the Chief Technology Officer of Kastle Systems and the Chairman of the SCI Work Group, introduced this concept to the organization in 2020.

Honeywell Security Product Launch Enables Faster Response Time

Honeywell is launching Pro-Watch 5.5, the latest iteration of its Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite. The Honeywell Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite is a software platform designed for enterprise and critical infrastructure markets to help protect people and property, optimize productivity and ensure compliance with industry regulations — all while helping to reduce operational costs.

Honeywell Launches Pro-Watch VMS R700 with New Mobile Application and Video Core Features

Honeywell is launching Pro-Watch Video Management System (VMS) R700, the latest iteration of its feature-rich and user-friendly video management platform. Pro-Watch VMS R700 controls video subsystems to collect, manage and present video in a clear and concise manner. It also intelligently determines the capabilities of each subsystem across various sites, allowing video management of digital video devices through a unified configuration and viewer.

Honeywell Launches Pro-Watch 5.5 for Improved Situational Awareness, System Uptime and Productivity

Honeywell is launching Pro-Watch 5.5, the latest iteration of its Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite. The Honeywell Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite is a software platform designed for enterprise and critical infrastructure markets to help protect people and property, optimize productivity and ensure compliance with industry regulations — all while helping to reduce operational costs.

Aeroturn is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary and Will be Exhibiting at ISC East in 2021

Aeroturn LLC announced that the company will be exhibiting at the ISC East show and showcasing a timeline of its unique turnstile solutions from the past 20 years. The show will take place at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on November 17th & 18th 2021. ISC East is the Northeast’s largest security trade show hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor SIA and in partnership with ASIS NYC. Attendees will be able to see a timeline of Aeroturn’s turnstile solutions that have been implemented at customer sites over the last 20 years.

ProdataKey Adds Bluetooth to High-Security Red Readers

ProdataKey announced that its new high-security Red Readers will soon feature mobile credential functionality, allowing them to communicate with smartphones via Bluetooth. The Red Readers can be ordered to additionally support high-frequency smartcards and low-frequency communication, offering users the widest possible choice of credentialing options for use with a single device. Red Readers support OSDP protocol as well as Weigand.

Swann Security to Launches Latest Video Doorbell and Alert Sensors to Keep Locations Secure

Swann to announce the launch of two new products adding to their industry-leading lineup of smart home or business security solutions. Starting today, the SwannBuddy™ Video Doorbell and Swann Alert Sensors are available to buy via swann.com and leading retailers. These budget-friendly and future-proof smart security products are a first step in building a scalable solution that can be built upon as the security needs grow.

WatchGuard to Unveil New Wi-Fi 6 Technology in WatchGuard Cloud

WatchGuard Technologies announced Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud, along with a new lineup of Wi-Fi 6-enabled access points (APs). The addition of Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud provides cross-platform integration and centralized management of all WatchGuard products, dramatically simplifying how partners purchase, deploy and manage WatchGuard’s products and services, while the new APs give customers enhanced connectivity, performance, and best-in-class security.

Essence Group to Launch First 5G All-in-One Intruder Prevention System

Essence Group announced the launch of MyShield, a first-of-its-kind 5G-connected comprehensive intruder prevention system. The MyShield all-in-one device can be used either as a standalone solution connected to 5G CAT-M networks or integrated into any existing security system. It addresses the growing demand for preemptive intruder prevention, boosting protection of homes and businessesby forcing intruders out of premises before they are able to do harm. Its versatile design makes it ideal for use in a range of residential and commercial settings.

Suprema Integrates Biometric Access Control with Genetec

Suprema announced the successful integration of its biometric access control products with Genetec Security Center. Through this integration, Genetec Synergis can be paired with Suprema access control devices to allow users to verify access credentials with fingerprints and facial recognition along with existing RFID cards and PIN numbers. Biometric data such as fingerprint and facial recognition records can be quickly registered through either the Security Center software or Suprema’s BioStar 2 software,.

Quantum Introduces Scalar Ransom Block, an Industry-First Physical Block Between Data Tapes and Robotic Tape

Quantum announced its latest innovations to protect against ransomware and other forms of cyberattacks. Quantum’s Scalar Ransom Block is an industry-first feature of Quantum’s Scalar tape systems that eliminates the risk of data being accessed or compromised over the network. This patent-pending feature creates a hardware “block” between data stored on tapes and every network-connected device including the robotic tape system, as shown in this short video.

The Hidden Challenge Facing Thousands of Businesses

The Federal Communication said this in August 2019 in describing the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), also known as analog copper-wire phone lines or plain old telephone service (POTS). POTS is reaching retirement age after a very long run, starting on March 10, 1876, with Alexander Graham Bell famously barking, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want you,” to his assistant. After almost 150 years, it’s no surprise that other technologies –primarily mobile networks and voice over internal protocol, or VoIP, phone service– have eliminated the need for POTS infrastructure.

TDSi Launches New Additions to its Powerful GARDiS Software

TDSi announce the launch of exciting new additions to its powerful GARDiS integrated Access Management software, in the new Version 2.2. New features include integration with the STid BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) mobile device authentication portal, integration with the RS485 wireless locks from ASSA Abloy and SimonsVoss, integration with the new TDSi GARDiS VU VMS software, and a new Cause and Effect Engine.

Wi-Fi Management Added into WatchGuard Cloud

WatchGuard Technologies announced Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud, along with a new lineup of Wi-Fi 6-enabled access points (APs). The addition of Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud provides cross-platform integration and centralized management of all WatchGuard products, dramatically simplifying how partners purchase, deploy and manage WatchGuard’s products and services, while the new APs give customers enhanced connectivity, performance, and best-in-class security.

Invixium Launches Powerful Suite of Healthy Access Features With IXM Mobile

Invixium is broadening its offerings through IXM Mobile, a smartphone app with features designed for healthy access. This new mobile platform extends the company’s flagship solution, IXM TITAN, and enterprise-grade software, IXM WEB. The mobile app will provide end-users with groundbreaking features to enhance their biometric security system for staff and visitors. As the pandemic evolves, enterprises continue to invest in long-term solutions to satisfy the needs of staff and visitors and persisting government guidance for mask-wearing and temperature screening.

TDSi’s GARDiS Access Control Solution Now Fully Integrates with Milestone’s XProtect

TDSi announce the powerful access control features of its GARDiS software can now be incorporated into Milestone’s XProtect Access solution through ORBNET Systems’ new Access Control module. This enables security operators to harness the benefits of combining both solutions to manage their access control needs from one portal. This updated solution enables Milestone Smart Clients to receive GARDiS Events and to acknowledge alarms back to GARDiS.

TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi 6 product line

TRENDnet has just launched its WiFi 6 product line with the introduction of the high-performance AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 PoE+ Access Point, model TEW-921DAP. It features two concurrent WiFi bands to maximize device networking speeds, delivering up to 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band, and also up to 567Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. Improved coverage, faster speeds, and better capacity on the access point are made possible with integrated advanced technologies, such as 1024-QAM, OFDMA, and MU-MIMO.

Alcatraz AI to Showcase Autonomous Access Control Solutions at ISC East 2021

Alcatraz AI will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at ISC East (Booth 500). The security conference is taking place at the Javits Center in New York City on November 17-18, 2021. ISC East 2021, the largest annual converged security trade show, features training on security and public safety best practices while highlighting the latest technologies related to the safety sector. Alcatraz AI provides organizations with autonomous access control through AI-powered facial authentication.

SAFR Provides Facial Recognition ID Authentication for Japanese Government Services Access

SAFR from RealNetworks has been selected as the facial recognition technology provider to support the Japanese government’s evolution from paper documents to digital “My Number” ID cards with a face-based authentication infrastructure. Part of a larger digital transformation, My Number cards represent a new digital identification system designed to streamline and expand access to government services for Japanese citizens and residents.

TELUS and Genetec Partner to Enable Canadian Businesses to Easily Monitor the Security of Their Businesses

TELUS and Genetec Inc. are joining forces to simplify video surveillance for small and medium-sized businesses in Canada through the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of the cloud. This collaboration bundles TELUS security cameras with the Genetec cloud subscription-based video monitoring solution called Stratocast™. With Stratocast, businesses no longer need to operate expensive video recording hardware that can only store and stream footage onsite because they can easily monitor their video from multiple locations through cameras that are connected to the cloud.