Dortronics continues to enhance its portfolio of smart door interlock and mantrap solutions with their highly versatile and economical 4800 Series Intelligent Interlock Controllers and 4900 Series PLC Mantrap Controllers, which are both prominently featured in the company’s new exhibit at GSX 2018. The 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers. The unit features adjustable timers for propped door time, panic release unlock time, and unlock pause time for REX unlock time.
The Z-Wave Alliance is hosting their annual Z-Wave Fall Summit on September 24-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Twice a year, the 700+ member consortium holds member summits in the U.S. and in Europe where attendees listen to and participate in a series of engaging panels, fireside chats, and workshops led by industry leaders and peers on smart home and IoT. The two-day event will take place at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue and commence with a keynote by Katelyn Mason of Google on The Future of the Intelligent Interactions, with insight into future products that will take advantage of ambient computing and contextual awareness.
Nest and Google have announced that starting on Wednesday, the Nest x Yale lock will gain compatibility with the Google Assistant. In more concrete terms, it’ll add voice commands to let users remotely check the status of the lock and lock their doors from any location. You’ll be able to lock the door by voice – but, it’s worth noting, not unlock it… because, you know, security.
Swann becomes the first security company to launch Google Assistant voice control on its wired multi-camera 4K surveillance systems. Swann is providing users with a home security system that has improved heat-sensing activity detection and amazing 4K Ultra HD video resolution. Easily viewed on TV, computer or hand-held devices through the HomeSafe View app, the 4K systems are designed for security deterrence with increased image clarity so you can see what’s really happening.
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.