Genetec announced the new ‘File Request’ feature for its Genetec Clearance™ digital evidence management system. The feature is designed to make it easy for the general public and private businesses to contribute to crime-solving efforts by sharing relevant video and photos from their cell phones and surveillance systems with law enforcement agencies. The new feature is simple to use: investigators create a file request link or QR code that can be shared with the public in a variety of ways such as via social media, on the web or on the news. Contributors can then upload videos, photos, and other evidence directly into Clearance for police officers, investigators and security managers to review and use as part of their investigation.
NEC Corporation announced its provision of facial recognition software for use in “Stream System” smartphones manufactured and sold by Algerian electronics manufacturer Bomare Company (Bomare). The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) standard compliant software enables user authentication by facial recognition without sending biometric data from smartphones online. Bomare, which manufactures and sells smartphones, tablets, televisions and other electronic devices, has adopted NEC’s facial recognition software for use in a new Android OS smartphone.
The urgent challenge for security personnel to noninvasively scan people in real time and in public to detect and “see” if they are carrying weapons or explosives without physically searching them will soon be solved with the launch of SWORD by Royal Holdings Technologies Corporation. SWORD, the world’s first mobile 3D imaging scanner, attaches to a Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone and Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus. SWORD can be used to scan backpacks and handbags that are being carried or have been left unattended. It can also detect listening devices used for espionage and intelligence gathering.
Olarm —a customizable, simple and cost-effective home security alarm system, packing seven capabilities into a single device— is now available on Kickstarter. Using easy-to-install multi-functional sensors and a mobile app, this new system allows users to detect motion, smoke, temperature changes and more – through a free self-monitoring option or subscription based professional monitoring services. Olarm is a revolutionary next generation home security system that’s powered by an all-in-one “peel and stick” O-ring smart sensor.
abode systems announces an update to their Alexa Smart Home Skill to deliver greater control and monitoring from the Alexa app as well as the ability to unlock door locks with voice commands. The initial abode Alexa Smart Home Skill gave users the ability to control lighting, including RBG functions, dimming capabilities and basic on/off functions using voice commands. It also allowed users to lock doors that were armed with a smart lock. This skill update enables Unlock by Voice and Unlock by App functionality that allows users to unlock doors integrated with their abode system via the abode Smart Home Skill.
Each year, Computex presents and introduces pioneer innovation and advance technology. AirLive, powered by OvisLink Corp., will showcase their latest IoT Smart Voice Control and Intelligent solution for residential as well as commercial applications at Computex Taipei 2018 in Booth D0408, SmarTEX Zone, Hall 1, Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC). The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for Smart Home is estimated at 23% until 2023.
Johnson Controls introduces the new iotega wireless Touchscreen, an easy to install Wi-Fi enabled solution that gives customers the freedom to manage and monitor their smart security and home automation platform from a full seven-inch touchscreen display. Designed for residential and small business properties, the iotega wireless Touchscreen is part of the iotega line of safety, security and lifestyles solutions. With state of the art encryption, the iotega wireless Touchscreen securely connects to the iotega panel wirelessly.
Horizon Robotics introduced a new HD smart camera with embedded AI that is capable of facial recognition at up to 99.7 percent accuracy. The smart camera HR-IPC2143 is a first of its kind with applications in public security for the real-time detection of potential suspects, and in retail for identifying VIP customers as they enter a store. The new Horizon Robotics smart camera performs local-capture and recognition capabilities simultaneously, providing facial capture, feature extraction and facial feature comparison based on deep-learning algorithms.
Z-Wave Alliance will host the Z-Wave Pavilion at ISC West 2018 with member companies in home security. In its fourth year at ISC West, the Z-Wave Pavilion will feature a variety of member companies who will exhibit their smart home solutions and products, focusing specifically on the smart home security space. The Alliance is also announcing a unique partnership with PlumChoice, a leader in specialized technical support services to offer the ConnectedHome Expert program for members. The program will allow members to gain access to PlumChoice support for their smart home customers.
Interlogix is now offering homeowners an advanced video doorbell camera with new customizable camera features as part of the award-winning UltraSync system, all of which will be displayed and demonstrated ISC West booth #18019. The UltraSync system provides voice-controlled home automation and professional-grade, UL-listed security features to keep homeowners in touch and in control of a growing number of home devices including compatible lights, thermostats, locks and other appliances.