chipmaker Hailo announced it has raised $136 million in a Series C funding round led by Poalim Equity and Gil Agmon. The round was joined by existing investors, including prominent Israeli entrepreneur and Hailo Chairman Zohar Zisapel, Swiss-based ABB Technology Ventures (ATV), London’s Latitude Ventures, Israel’s OurCrowd, and new investors, including Carasso Motors, Comasco, Shlomo Group, Talcar Corporation Ltd., and Automotive Equipment (AEV) [Machshiri Tnua].
Cloud-based access control is growing in popularity as more organizations are looking to adopt a flexible, convenient, and scalable security solution. Over the last few years, the presence of the cloud has generated significant changes in the range of access control, and for good reasons! Cloud-based access control not only produces reliable, real-time control of your organization but can also be fully integrated with third-party systems to help mitigate and limit risks within your organization.
Quantum Corporation announced two breakthrough innovations aimed at organizations generating, storing, and managing huge amounts of data. Quantum is introducing ActiveScale Cold Storage, a new class of storage that combines advanced object store software with hyperscale tape technology to provide secure, highly durable, and extremely low-cost storage for archiving cold data.
March Networks announced several innovative enhancements to its retail solution that use AI and cloud technology to help quick-service restaurants (QSRs) and other retailers cut losses from theft, improve customer service, and drive profitability. With mobile and online ordering more popular than ever due to the pandemic, streamlining curbside delivery is a top priority for retailers.
Vanderbilt International, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, is pleased to announce the latest updates to VCredential, their cloud-based credential management platform that offers users the ability to create and manage Bluetooth credentials independent of the access control platform. Originally launched in September 2020, VCredential was developed in response to the growing trend of virtualization, a shift in the market to touchless door access, and the ever-evolving landscape of added security threats.
Vector Flow breakthrough Security Operations Center (SOC) Automation Suite is proving to deliver significant results for enterprise customers across a range of physical security operations that have been plagued by longstanding challenges. The SOC Automation Suite includes three key AI-driven modules: SOC Alarm Reduction, SOC System Health and Predictive Maintenance, and SOC Operation Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These three modules provide complementary functionality that ties together physical security processes and automates time-consuming tasks to reduce costs, increase business value, and maintain compliance with measurable standards.
ProdataKey now allows for “custom fields” within the interface of its pdk.io software. Custom fields increase PDK’s solutions’ overall functionality by allowing administrators to include a wide range of pertinent data associated with each user. Address, location, floor, unit number, or any other field can be added to the pdk.io user database, providing more ways to identify employees and tenants accurately and categorize them into meaningful segments.
Cloud and cyber security in critical energy applications – Digitalization and IoT is a clear trend within power plants and substations, just as it is in industrial automation. The Smart Grid is certainly a driving factor, but there are also other reasons for this change. Operators often find that only having data available in the control room is insufficient. Instead, they want to monitor transformers remotely, implement new maintenance concepts from anywhere, optimize utilization and commissioning, or retrieve environmental data online.
PDK has added Anti-Passback to the programmable features of its pdk io cloud access control platform. Anti-Passback requires individuals who have scanned through an entry reader to scan out through a corresponding exit reader before their credentials can be used to re-enter the premises. By requiring credentials to be used in an “in–out–in” sequence, cardholders cannot “pass back” their access card or credential-enabled mobile device to another person.
Boon Edam announced that its most in-demand entrance products are now available on SpecLink, an online specification platform to help architects, engineers, specifiers, building owners and designers simplify and improve their approach to creating and collaborating on building project specifications.
SpecLink is a cloud-based tool created by Building Systems Design, Inc. that streamlines workflow, improves collaboration and increases productivity.
TRENDnet has announced the introduction of TRENDnet Hive, an advanced network cloud manager designed to save users on cost and time by simplifying and centralizing network management and monitoring. Hassle-free remote access and management is made possible with TRENDnet’s reliable cloud service (and free mobile companion app coming out near the end of the year); no personal cloud or server is required.
Vector Flow announces that their Security Operations Center (SOC) Automation Suite is proven to reduce false and nuisance alarms by over 80% in real-world applications. This enormous reduction in false alarms not only dramatically improves SOC efficiency and productivity, it lets SOC operators focus on real alarms and provide improved services. Juniper Networks, deployed the SOC Automation Suite and noticed a significant drop in false alarms within the first 24 hours.
Arcules announced that local Nebraska non-profit, Together, recently streamlined their security infrastructure through the Arcules unified cloud platform. The Arcules solution allows scalability for Together by being cost effective, simple to use, and compatible with existing IP cameras and networks. Like many nonprofits, Together runs lean to preserve and direct resources back to the people who need them most.
Maptelligent provides indoor mapping capabilities for facility managers and public safety-first responders to ensure safer more efficient physical environments for schools, businesses, universities, and hospitals. MAPT has a team of experienced former first responders, emergency managers, and armed services professionals who have combined their boots on the ground knowledge with business experience obtained from working at leading technology providers.
School is out for the summer, but as the new school year approaches and students return to the classroom, the need for streamlined security solutions has never been greater. Not only are the typical procedures needed to protect against physical security threats, but the increase of demand for touchless solutions also plays a significant role in educational facilities reopening in a post-covid society. Currently, over 90% of public schools are already using some type of access control and video surveillance system.
At ISC West 2021, Genetec will showcase the latest version of Security Center (v5.10), the company’s open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. The company will also showcase new operational solutions for a safe return to the office, and updates to its KiwiVision Video analytics and Stratocast cloud-based solutions.
Altronix continues to expand the company’s popular line of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions. Altronix Trove now seamlessly integrates with Swiftlane DCU 5 Door Controllers, simplifying board layout and wire management. Systems integrators can now easily configure and deploy Swiftlane access control for up to 12 door systems. Companies are rapidly moving to cloud-based access control solutions in the remote first post COVID world.
ProdataKey now offers integration between its Pdk io software and Microsoft Azure Active Directory. IT departments that rely on Active Directory to simplify user and rights management across their corporate network may now use that same interface to seamlessly manage permissions within Pdk io software. System administrators can fully control the physical access of people and groups, as well as issue mobile and touch credentials.
Videoloft is bolstering its presence in the United States by hiring new U.S. based sales staff and integrating with established brands in the US market, including Digital Watchdog, exacqVision, Vivotek and Lorex. Videoloft focuses on transforming traditional professional surveillance systems into cloud connected solutions via the Videoloft Cloud Adapter. The company was born from the innovative technology created for the Manything app in 2012, which turned old smartphones and tablets into ad-hoc DIY home-monitoring cloud cameras.
Openpath announces a new cloud-to-cloud integration with
Schlage NDE and LE mobile enabled wireless locks from Allegion. This new integration provides a greater selection of cost-effective security solutions across an organization’s entire deployment and makes Openpath one of the only physical access control providers in the commercial space to natively support a Bluetooth credential with Schlage locks.