Iveda, worldwide enabler of cloud-based video surveillance and data management through the licensing of its Sentir® platform, announced the launch of its IvedaHome doorbell security camera. The doorbell camera is a standalone product that retails for about $149 in the U.S. It can also be bundled with Iveda’s IvedaHome automation and security system. Iveda’s doorbell camera is a DIY (do-it-yourself) product that can easily be installed to replace the existing doorbell in most homes or offices. It serves as eyes and ears to what’s outside the front door using a smartphone or tablet.
Princeton Identity has recently implemented an iris recognition system at Brevillier Village, a long term care and independent residential/retirement facility in Erie, Pennsylvania, that will make access control procedures easier and more convenient for both residents and staff. According to Jean LaFuria, Vice President of Residential Services, Brevillier Village, there were problems on-site when residents had difficulty using the access control keypads to move about the facility. A variety of options were investigated, including larger keypads to increase visibility, but none were an ideal solution.
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today introduced NetBotz™ 250 for more simplified data center physical security. This new low-cost, scalable rack access control and environmental monitoring appliance proactively monitors critical IT assets in real-time, protecting against physical threats, environmental risks, or human error that can disrupt IT operations and reduce reliability. NetBotz 250 can be used for IT deployments of varying applications, including environment monitoring only, rack access only or a combination of both.
Five9 and Verint® Systems announced a new partnership in which Five9 will resell the complete Verint Enterprise Workforce Optimization™ (WFO) suite in the cloud. Verint Enterprise Workforce Optimization is now being offered as an integral part of the Five9 portfolio, fully integrated and deployed alongside the award-winning Five9 cloud Virtual Contact Center. Five9 will sell and support the complete range of Verint WFO solutions that Five9 will make available from the cloud to organizations of all sizes. Featuring a single user interface and unique business process workflows, Verint’s WFO solution offers rich functionality for call recording, quality management, workforce management, performance management, elearning and coaching, and desktop and process analytics, as well as speech analytics.
The cyber-attacks on the FBI and American Department of Homeland Security in early 2016 reminded us that cyber security is a very real and pressing concern. And, the more recent Botnet takeovers and distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks demonstrated that many organizations still have a long way to go to make sure that their physical security systems are truly secure. We must not lose sight of the fact that the same platforms that improve an organization’s efficiency can also provide cyber criminals with new ways to access and compromise that organization. As people and organizations enjoy the advantages of connectivity, accessibility, and mobility that our increasing online activity allows we are also putting ourselves at greater risk of cyber criminality. An unprotected or improperly protected physical security system is no exception.
Hanwha Techwin America announced that several of its WiseNet III and Wisenet Lite Series cameras have been certified on the Stratocast Cloud Integration for the Genetec Inc. cloud-based video-surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) solution. Building on the two companies’ already strong partnership, this seamless integration allows end users to benefit from the combined strengths of the Stratocast cloud-based video surveillance service.
Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China has announced the integration of its IP-cameras to Ivideon cloud service. The integration involves Lite series, ECO Savvy 2.0 series, and Wi-Fi series IP-cameras, which offer 1.3 and 3 megapixels resolution. Eco Savvy 3.0 series and XVR (Penta-brid Video Recorder) are to follow in the coming weeks.
Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., announced the Eagle Eye Contract Vault, a complete cloud based system for recording and archiving video of important business transactions. The video recordings are stored long-term in the Eagle Eye Cloud Data Centers with descriptions and metadata for easy search and retrieval. Using the Eagle Eye Video API both audio and video analysis can be completed on the recordings to extract key data. Currently the system is used for recording contracts for vacation ownership, home loans, and personal loans. Other applications include estate planning, human resource actions, and financial transactions.
ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that ONVIF Chairman Per Björkdahl will be speaking on behalf of ONVIF at the Amsterdam Security Conference in Amsterdam on November 1st and at SKYDD Protection 2016 in Stockholm on October 27th. He will speak to attendees at both events on the role of standards and their relevance to the fast evolving Internet of Things.
Arteco, a global provider of event-driven intelligent video management solutions, announced the integration of its video event management system (VEMS) with Immix from SureView Systems. The integration with Immix enables Arteco customers to gain a higher level of situational awareness to power intelligent video monitoring efforts across multiple locations. The integration strengthens the ability of both companies to deliver comprehensive, best-in-class surveillance capabilities.