Genetec announced Plate Link, a new feature for its AutoVu™ automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solution. Designed to allow vehicles to share license plate data while out on patrol, Plate Link acts as a force multiplier for parking enforcement officers (PEOs), allowing them to administer shared permits and time-limited parking bylaws across multiple zones more efficiently.
Coming from a generation of Schonzeits who specialize in ID badging and security, I have seen the industry go through many changes over the years. Security is part of my DNA and I’m excited to share my knowledge with the marketplace and help create a safer world. In 1943, my grandfather Hyman Schonzeit founded Identification Service Corp. in the heart of New York City as a manufacturer of laminated credentials and safety tags. With its own design staff, printing presses, and lamination equipment he quickly grew the business by winning large corporate and governmental contracts that included providing the War Department with ID cards. Now, Idesco has become a leader in ID badging solutions.
The problem facing many strategic high growth markets that leverage real time video is no optical system or camera is optimized to deliver high-quality actionable video in every environmental condition. There are many applications that can benefit from Instant Visual Clarity in compromised video streams including: Security and Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Machine Vision, Autonomous Vehicles, Urban Traffic Monitoring, Smart Cities, and Video Analytics.
Beginning mid-June 2018, MOBOTIX will offer its second generation Mx6 camera line with integrated MxBus functionality (camera types x16B/x26B). The MxBus technology is based on an extended camera board. This two-wire cable system developed by MOBOTIX is encrypted against cyberattacks and expands camera functions by including practical additional MOBOTIX modules such as the MX-GPS-Box, a reliable time server for a complete video system.
Alarm Verification provides peace of mind to the protected, actionable intelligence for first responders, and an additional layer of security for your business. This previously impossible level of information can represent the difference between a committed crime and an apprehended criminal, and should be an integral part of your security strategy.
As part of my first column in a monthly series for Security.World, I want to look at the emerging technologies coming down the pipeline within the security industry —and beyond— and answer the burning questions: Will this change how we protect people? Can we achieve more protection with less equipment? How can AI influence the industry? Will these changes be good or bad overall? Tune in as I explore a wide range of topics in the coming months. While most of us are now familiar with and may have even experienced the fun and excitement of virtual reality (VR), there’s a newer, similar technology with a less immersive experience that may soon start impacting our everyday lives: augmented reality (AR).
We know by now that the possibilities and opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI) to both the security industry and beyond are nearly limitless; as one of the most exciting and fastest growing branches of computer science, AI has demonstrated its ability to provide exceptional efficiency and task adaptability to a wide range of markets. In areas that are seeing rapid growth and the need for increased productivity, users demand solutions that simplify and enhance processes in a cost-effective manner.
Sprint announced the launch of the Sprint IoT Factory, a game-changing online marketplace that presents businesses with a wide selection of complete, ready-made boxed solutions that leverage the power of IoT (Internet of Things) to help them do business smarter. With more than 550,000 developers already driving innovation on the platform, everyday businesses now have access to the latest technology to connect and automate what matters most to their unique operations.
Keatings Communications announced that with the latest in technological advances it can now offer schools a school bell system with lockdown capabilities through VoIP phones. According to company founder Brandon Keating, the installation of this system not only provides unprecedented safety, security and reliability for staff and students, but also phenomenal savings. Keatings’ newest technology uses VoIP phones to play a custom ring at assigned times throughout an entire campus, and without any missing areas, as long as the company’s phones have been installed.
Self-sovereign identity application Blockpass and authentication service Myki announced a major partnership combining the power of identity sovereignty and cloudless password security. The partnership means that users will now be able to securely manage their own identity verification documentation, while being confident that their personal data is encrypted and secure. Designed with full data security in mind, Blockpass ensures KYC and AML compliance for regulated service providers while eliminating third-party data storage.