In recognition of International Data Privacy Day, Genetec Inc. shared data protection best practices to help physical security leaders protect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust without compromising security. Data privacy has become a global top priority. Today, 71% of countries have initiated data privacy legislation, and companies that haven’t taken appropriate steps to protect data are facing tens of millions of dollars in fines for violations. In the physical security industry, acquiring digital information such as surveillance footage, photos, and license plate information is necessary to help protect people and assets and provide a valuable source of actionable business intelligence.
Telekom Srbija is working with its partners Teri Engineering and Actility to deploy carrier-grade LoRaWAN and NB-IoT networks within the country. The LPWAN network provided by Telekom Srbija serves local industrial firms, energy providers, cities, municipalities, retail, and facility management, leveraging the vast ecosystem of LoraWAN and NB IoT devices. The network also targets smart city and industrial applications as well as the transmission of telemetry data from heat, water, gas, and electricity meters.
Unikie is showcasing a new form of high technology for enabling smart spaces during CES 2023. Every year, millions in value are lost in business environments, retail outlets and warehouses. In addition, sales and retail data is reliant on sales, inventory and manual reporting, making it a hindsight view on business. Unikie is solving this issue and enabling real time awareness by introducing a technology that uses low-energy Bluetooth. It is a new way to create an environment where Bluetooth tags and connectivity bring intelligence to spaces, such as retail stores, warehouses and manufacturing floors.
Detection Technology expands its manufacturing in Oulu, Finland, to offer a wider range of EU Origin products and to enhance customer experience. With the expansion, the company is better positioned to serve its European and American customers. The manufacturing in Oulu enables a faster service and delivery for customers outside Asia, and cost savings in US tariffs.
The Z-Wave Alliance announced the completion of the Z-Wave Source Code project, which has been published and made available on GitHub to Alliance members. The Z-Wave Source Code Project opens development of Z-Wave and enables members to contribute code to shape the future of the protocol under the supervision of the new OS Work Group (OSWG). The goal of the project is to provide a rich development environment that contains the relevant source code and sample applications to those seeking to play a direct role in the advancement of the Z-Wave standard.
TKH Security has been awarded an additional Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) contract with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas. UTSW was recently heralded as the No. 1 hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report for the 6th year in a row. UTSW’s technological approach to healthcare also extends to the parking garages. With an anticipated second quarter 2023 completion, the APGS will be located in CUH Garage B of UTSW campus’s newest edition – the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.
Interface Systems managed network, UCaaS, and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, shared its predictions for technology trends that will impact Quick Serve Restaurants (QSRs) in 2023. 2023 could be the year we start to see AI-based cameras replacing the traditional alarm panel. Why have a separate motion sensor and/or glass break sensor when you can have an AI-based camera that can accurately detect and characterize people or vehicles while providing video verification to a monitoring center?
Hakimo, a technology company dedicated to modernizing physical security through its artificial intelligence (AI) software, announced that its AI solution has completed operational test and evaluation by National Safe Skies Alliance, Inc. (Safe Skies) at San Diego International Airport. Safe Skies’ evaluation report, entitled SSDA—22-028 Hakimo Access Control Video Analytics – San Diego International Airport,was published in November 2022.
Magos Systems is introducing new features to reduce false alarms at the perimeter and help to streamline security operations at a variety of different types of sites. The introduction of Blue Force GPS and speed and direction-based filtering to the Magos perimeter detection solution provides facilities with increased situational awareness of their site while reducing nuisance alarms that add to the operator’s information overload and distract them from responding to actual events.
Cobalt Robotics announced it ranked No. 147 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies in North America. Cobalt grew 979% based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. Cobalt also ranked No. 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cobalt is propelling the use of robots among modern enterprises as companies look to new AI-based innovations to automate security and improve safety.
Existing traffic signal controllers are often inadequate in handling traffic congestion and reinforcement learning (RL) has been adopted to solve this problem. However, RL usually works in a stationary environment, while traffic environments are nonstationary. Researchers have now developed a meta-RL model that adjusts its goal based on the traffic environment, maximizing vehicle throughput during peak hours and minimizing delays during relaxed traffic flow. The algorithm has a wide-area coverage and outperforms existing alternative algorithms.
Building on their highly popular series of electronic security solutions focused events, the CNI Security Group will once again host a ‘CNI Security Technology’ Day, showcasing the latest cutting-edge security technologies from leading manufacturers, which this year, includes Secure Logiq. Gathering aboard the former WW2 Royal Navy escort ship, HQS Wellington, at Victoria Embankment, on the River Thames in London, the jam-packed agenda will see a number of informative and educational technology seminars taking place throughout the one-day event, spanning a variety of developments in CNI technologies.
TDSi met with over 50 new and existing security installers, specifiers, and distributors during its recent Security Technology Showcases in Dubai and Bahrain. Each Security Technology Showcase was a free interactive hands-on session exploring TDSi’s latest Access Control Solutions and featured presentations from Technology Partners including KBC Networks and SimonsVoss. The Security Technology Showcases were headed up by TDSi’s International Business Development Director Phil Tennent,
Genetec announced that the Naperville, Illinois Police Department (PD) is closing investigations more quickly and has strengthened community collaboration by modernizing its operations with Genetec Clearance™ and by launching a Community Camera Registration Program. As part of a project to streamline investigations and evidence sharing, the Naperville PD sought an efficient and secure way to manage digital evidence. They wanted to move away from the manual, CD-based recording process they had in place, which required significant physical storage and staff resources.
Precisely announced that Devon and Cornwall Police leveraged its GIS software to enhance safety measures during the 2021 G7 Summit – the annual gathering of policy leaders from seven of the world’s major democracies. The local police force combined MapInfo Pro with third-party 3D visualizations to create a digital twin that enabled precise contingency planning – based on a model that had an accuracy of up to five millimeters.
HID announced its first RAIN RFID reader modules featuring the company’s TSL technology and the innovative STORM command protocol that simplifies embedded software integration. The modules enable developers to create customized reader hardware designs that take full advantage of the superior performance of Impinj E710 and E910 reader chips and their ability to support next-generation RAIN tags.
Liberty Defense announce it has begun on-site beta testing HEXWAVE™ with the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) at the Camden Yards Sports Complex in the City of Baltimore. The MSA is a unit of the state government that owns and manages the sporting venues at the Camden Yards Sports Complex, which is home to the Baltimore Orioles MLB team and the Baltimore Ravens NFL team. Beta testing will take place in the employee screening and VIP screening areas of the complex prior to the Baltimore Orioles MLB events occurring during this trial period.
Honeywell is launching the latest iteration of its Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite, including Pro-Watch® 6.0 and Pro-Watch Video Management System (VMS) R750, along with the 35 Series Cameras which round out its portfolio of cameras that work in NDAA-compliant systems, at the 2022 Global Security Exchange (GSX) September 12-14 in Atlanta.
Arcules announced a strong quarter for the company with growth driven by enhanced services, partnerships, customer wins, and global expansion. Each day, more companies worldwide are embracing VSaaS to increase safety and operational efficiency, and a great majority are turning to Arcules for its proven mix of security, flexibility, and ease-of-use.