Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) released a PKOC explainer video to its site. This video is less than a minute long and demonstrates how the PSIA’s PKOC specification works and will disrupt the access control market. While the PKOC specification is less than three years old, already there are commercial customers in government, energy, and commercial real estate specifying and implementing the PKOC specification in products.
HID has been awarded a contract to provide Finland with a new high-security, driver’s license cards and personalization services solution, incorporating the European second-generation smart Tachograph solution. This collaboration reflects HID’s commitment to enhancing security and efficiency in Finland’s transportation systems.
Kidde Commercial announced KESMobile, the next generation in remote fire and life safety systems management. This innovative cloud-based service productivity tool provides service providers with enhanced real-time data access, allowing them to optimize the management of individual systems, sites, and site groups with data for informed decision-making and resource optimization.
ProdataKey introduces PDK.io 2.0 that expands features, functionality, and scalability to support enterprise installations managed across multiple buildings and sites. With version 2.0, doors connected to disparate PDK Cloud Nodes can be managed as a single customer system, and credential holders can reside in a single database and be distributed across one or many locations.
Last year, retail stores in the U.S. lost an estimated $86.6 billion USD to theft. According to the same report from the National Retail Federation, that number is projected to increase to over $115 billion by 2025. Loss prevention is always top of mind for retailers. However, of growing concern is organized retail crime, which is increasing at an alarming rate. Brick-and-mortar retailers, many of which are already struggling, are now facing increased exposure.
i-PRO has released the latest version of its popular Active Guard application that adds support for Vaxtor automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and make, model, color (MMC) vehicle identification. The Vaxtor software has been tuned to run efficiently on the edge when installed within i-PRO AI-enabled cameras, providing the same level of performance normally associated with high-end PC processor architectures.
Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) hosted a special interoperability event with seven companies involved in the access control market, demonstrating the emerging Public Key Open Credential (PKOC) specification. The Interoperability Validation Testing was hosted at Convergint’s facility in Centennial, Colorado and featured products from ELATEC, Kastle Systems, JCI, Last Lock, rf IDEAS, SAFR Scan (RealNetworks), and Sentry.
Quanergy Solutions provider of 3D LiDAR security solutions, was chosen by a large municipality in California to bolster pedestrian safety in the city’s underground railways where fatality risks and costly liability issues were of growing concern. The California city’s management had been grappling with a substantial number of missed alarms within its underground railroad system due to the intricate terrain and challenging lighting conditions.
Genetec announced that the latest version of its SIP-based Sipelia Communications Management system is now integrated within the Genetec Mobile app. This means that security staff can now quickly make and receive audio/video calls, broadcast messages on PA speakers, and trigger standard operating procedures right from the Genetec app on their mobile phone.
Tunja city, Colombia, has successfully deployed an IoT project of city taxis fleet tracking and safety, in order to provide the drivers with a mean of self-protection. The solution, initiated by Iluminacion.co, a leading Colombian provider of IoT and renewable energy solutions, is based on Abeeway tracking devices and innovative ultra-low-power LoRaWAN connectivity for data transfer.
ProdataKey announced an update to its PDK Cloud Node software that introduces two new features: Credential Self-Help and Controller Continuity. Credential Self-Help will be available to all PDK users who rely on mobile credentials, and Controller Continuity for all sites using PDK Red controllers. Mobile credentials are unique to each smartphone and cannot be shared across multiple devices.
ISC WEST 2023, TRENDnet is eager to announce the release of its free TRENDnet Hive™ mobile app for remote network cloud management, available for both Android™ and Apple® devices. The new Hive mobile app gives users have the ability to have full control over multiple networks in multiple locations all from the palm of one’s hand, including managing, monitoring, and configuring Hive cloud compatible network devices.
ISS announced that its SecurOS UVSS (Under Vehicle Surveillance System) solution was deployed to protect stadiums and other venues throughout Qatar that are hosting matches and events as part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar-based systems integrator Gulf Networks Security Solutions and a large, on-site technical team, ISS installed 40 UVSS units at vehicle checkpoints for the eight World Cup stadiums in and around Doha along with three logistics areas and a fan zone to safeguard visitors and make the screening process safer, faster and more efficient.
Genetec announced that the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team has dramatically reduced parking wait times and improved parking payment compliance at its home stadium, loanDepot park, using Genetec™ AutoVu™ Free-Flow and the AutoVu™ Mobile Post Payment plug-in. The high-tech stadium is located in a residential neighborhood in downtown Miami with a challenging roadway infrastructure and few mass transit alternatives.
HID Global announced it will showcase its products and solutions at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Annual International Conference (AIC). The company will display its HID goID™ solution for issuing mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) in an environment of evolving standards, and its novel card designs that have set a global standard for uncompromised security.
HID Global announces the 2022 State of Access Control Report, providing insightful perspectives of the market’s current state and trends. Produced by IFSEC Global in partnership with HID Global, the report surveyed just over 1,000 respondents from across North America (56%), EMEA (29%) and Asia Pacific (15%) to detail trends in the procurement, installation, specification and operation of physical access control solutions. The report describes the current state of the market, the technology being used, and trends that security and IT professionals are witnessing and foreseeing in the years to come, including:
i-PRO Americas Inc., announced the launch of its new 4K Panoramic Front Camera for police vehicles, the WV-VCF41P. A component of i-PRO’s powerful ICV4000 in-car video (ICV) system, the new camera is ideal for law enforcement agencies seeking wide-angle coverage and high-resolution capture of video evidence from the vehicle. Unlike traditional forward-facing cameras, the WV-VCF41P provides a full 150-degree field of view. The innovative lens is specifically designed to minimize distortion and edge warping, resulting in the widest angle offered.
At ISC West (booth #13062), Genetec will unveil AutoVu Cloudrunner™ (“Cloudrunner”), a new cloud-based vehicle-centric investigation system (VCIS) that detects, analyzes, and securely stores highly accurate vehicle identification data to support public safety investigations. Cloudrunner enhances community-led policing initiatives and provides law enforcement agencies, community associations, and campus security teams with a reliable way to identify vehicles connected to crimes, day and night, and in any weather condition.
License plate recognition (LPR) makes it possible to detect, read, and store the image of a vehicle’s license plate. Such technology has numerous applications—it can facilitate traffic control and electronic toll collections, improve security in private sector industries such as hospitals or museums, and serve as a crime deterrent. To accomplish these many useful tasks, LPR relies heavily on the use of highly innovative and advanced cameras.
3xLOGIC has added Smart Search capability and a Network Video Recorder plugin to its VIGIL CLOUD mobile app. Through its intuitive interface, the mobile app makes tasks like viewing video, case management, and viewing and reacting to notifications available using common gestures and movements common within many other mobile applications. With the mobile app, users can easily access VIGIL CLOUD from anywhere, at any time, on their smartphone to quickly navigate through the solution’s most important features.