Avigilon Blue is a powerful cloud service platform for security and surveillance that is purpose-built for Avigilon partners and their customers (“Subscribers”). It will offer a new recurring monthly revenue model based on site subscriptions. Avigilon Blue will enable Subscribers to add new services as the platform expands, bringing additional value to their business.
Iris ID, a leading provider of iris biometric technology, announced two lightweight handheld mobile devices integrated with the OPALi™ (opal-eye) iris recognition camera module providing fast and accurate multimodal enrollment and identification capabilities for field use by border control, customs, immigration, law enforcement, and other officials.
A webinar on the hot question of whether police officers should be allowed to review body cam video before giving statements on use-of-force incidents features a spirited clash of opinions among two law enforcement lawyers and a forensics expert, but in the end offers agreement on two critical points.
The widespread use of facial recognition technology is almost upon us. The new iPhone is available with FaceID where you can unlock your phone with your face. Facial recognition is not new. It’s been a sci-fi staple for decades, and its practical roots are in the 1960s with Palo Alto researchers on RAND Tablets manually mapping out people’s features. Even back then we could give a computer enough data to be able to match a person to a their photograph.
B-Cam Ltd, a leading U.K. supplier of body-worn security cameras for military, government, police, and security providers around the world, unveiled its new Compact camera – the latest product in the B-Cam body-worn camera range. It packs plenty of power into its 110mm by 60mm frame, with over eight hours continuous recording and the ability to record in 480p, 720p (HD), 1080p (FHD), or 2000p (2K resolution).
“Security is always too much until the day that it is not enough.” This quote, coined by former FBI director William H. Webster, perfectly summarizes the physical security industry. The irony of this fact is that a well-functioning security solution is transparent to the end-user. It is only if the security system fails that it comes to the attention of management. For this reason, both developers and condominium boards have shown some reluctance to invest in high-end security methods. There are many good reasons for this hesitation. Previously any security system over and above a camera system (referred to as a video surveillance system or VSS) has been seen as an upgrade due to the cost of the equipment and of running cables. Recent advances in the equipment have made VSS, and other technologies, much more useful and affordable to condominiums.
India’s Supreme Court has ruled that citizens have a fundamental right to privacy. The judges ruled the right to privacy was “an intrinsic part of [Indian Constitution] Article 21 that protects life and liberty.” The ruling has implications for the government’s vast biometric ID scheme, covering access to benefits, bank accounts, and payment of taxes. Rights groups are concerned personal data could be misused. The authorities want registration to be compulsory.
Dahua, the large Chinese IP-camera manufacturer, has taken to the sky in delivering an unmanned aerial vehicle —drone— to its offering of security oriented products. Dahua is looking to distinguish their drone as being an industry-level commercial device geared for public safety operations. This is a new direction for Dahua and one that has been undertaken by other IP-camera manufacturers. What distinguishes a Dahua Drone from other Civilian UAVs is the mission it is positioned for: to undertake safety from above. There are in fact two levels of drones, consumer-level and industry-level. Dahua Drones belong to the latter group.
StoneLock announced that it will be will be unveiling its newest biometric-centric solution, StoneLock Gateway, at ASIS 2017. StoneLock Gateway is designed to deliver a seamless integration pathway for enterprise-level security. With the addition of StoneLock Gateway, StoneLock now provides an enterprise biometrics solution that provides scalability, high availability, seamless functionality, and traceability across multiple simultaneously connected physical access control systems (PACs), enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs), and other external system integrations. This will provide credentialing data and monitor activity. As enterprises expand and adopt biometric solutions, StoneLock Gateway overcomes limitations with traditional PAC systems that do not allow for the full functionality and power of a biometric device.
March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced a new video recording platform purpose-built to capture high-definition IP video and integrated vehicle data in demanding bus environments. March Networks RideSafe™ MT Series IP Recorders provide transportation agencies with sharp megapixel video evidence, automated wireless downloading, Power over Ethernet, and innovative search and investigation capabilities, all while maintaining the exceptional reliability and ease of service customers have come to expect from March Networks.