NodeSource, the Node.js® company, and Sqreen, a SaaS security monitoring and protection solution, announced the results of a joint developer survey. The survey of nearly 300 CTOs, CIOs and developers revealed that, while the developer community fully understands the risks of operating in the open internet and the complexities of building reliable, secure code, developers are not taking advantage of tools that can identify and mitigate threats.
One of the major challenges that comes with cloud computing, especially for security professionals, is protecting sensitive data that’s stored in the cloud. Consideration also has to be given to various regulatory compliance requirements that have to be met. The most common way to secure this data is via encryption, but the question arises as to who should be responsible for maintaining the encryption keys. With SaaS solutions, it can be difficult to separate encryption key management from the provider, so it’s up to each customer to explore available options. One of the main challenges is to implement encryption that doesn’t hamper user experience or performance. This, coupled with encryption key management, makes the situation very complex.
Amazon recently announced Amazon Key, a new service allowing for delivery when homeowners aren’t home by giving drivers a special digital key. With the help of a compatible smart lock and security camera, delivery drivers will be able to unlock the front door and deliver the package inside, all while the customers watches from their smartphone.
Amazon Key will be available on November 8 in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S., with more locations rolling out over time. Delivery is available on tens of millions of items sold on Amazon.com and the delivery is available at no extra cost for Prime members. Amazon Key works with Same-Day, One-Day, Two-Day and Standard Shipping. Once set-up is complete, receiving in-home delivery is as simple as a click: customers select “in-home” while shopping and Amazon handles the rest. No passcodes, no fuss.
Viakoo’s unique Automated System and Data Verification Solution is creating new and profitable Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR) opportunities for leading physical security integrators. Stanley Security, Siemens and G4S are amongst the list of integration giants expanding their RMR streams with Viakoo’s award-winning and patented solution, which now has logged over 100 million hours of service.
Altronix unit is designed to provide installers with the versatility of deploying access control devices with different voltages using a single power source. In addition to saving valuable space, the OLS120D2X provides substantial reductions in labor and equipment costs by eliminating the need to install additional power supplies.
One major transformation in casino surveillance and security operations is the transition from analog video to digital recording and IP-cameras. The change is being brought about by several factors: some gaming commissions now insist on remote access to recorded or live video, which analog video cannot do; many manufacturers no longer make or sell VCRs; and analog systems have limitations on cable distances and distribution points, which limits their functionality.
On the Move Systems is pleased to announce that Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), its wholly owned subsidiary, has deployed its first unmanned security guard robot at the headquarters of Romeo Power Technology in Vernon, Calif. The 113,000-square-foot facility will benefit from the addition of RAD robotic personnel and will augment the existing security, safety, and operational processes in place at the site.
Genetec announced that the KiwiVision Privacy Protector® from KiwiSecurity has been re-certified with the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe). The European Privacy Seal is awarded to IT-based products that are compatible with European data protection laws and excel in privacy protection. -GDPR-Ready- KiwiVision Privacy Protector is the unified real-time video anonymization module in Genetec™ Security Center, the company’s comprehensive, open-architecture security platform that combines video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics.
Leveraging its experience in camera image analysis and intelligent algorithms, Dahua Technology has developed thermal imaging devices with innovative functions that balance visible light with infrared, enabling the ability to effectively monitor an area under all lighting conditions. In addition, these functions include advanced capabilities such as intelligent temperature measurement, which further extends the scope of surveillance applications such as in detecting forest fires or quickly checking for passengers with high fevers at international airports.