ONVIF® announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, Feb. 26-27, 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control. Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech.’ The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the future of the physical security industry.
Siklu Inc. announced a new 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) full duplex wireless solution, EtherHaul™ 8010, which operates over the interference free 70/80GHz bands and provides a reliable fiber extension solution where fiber exists, and greenfield Gigabit connectivity where there may be no fiber at all. The EtherHaul 8010 leverages multiple technical innovations to deliver robust 10Gbps full duplex capacity over longer distances.
Southwest Microwave announce the availability of a new INTREPID™ Integration plugin from Honeywell Building Solutions, providing high-level interface between Honeywell’s Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) intelligent building automation and enterprise management system, and Southwest Microwave’s INTREPID Series II perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS).
The possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) are seemingly endless, and its applications extend beyond being used by homeowners and commercial businesses. This article will take a look at the way IoT protocols can be implemented alongside physical security, and explore whether or not this makes physical security smarter.
Viakoo has joined Spiceworks Global IT Community and is sponsoring the Physical Security Group as of early 2018. Spiceworks’ global IT community includes millions of IT professionals, over 50,000 of which are subscribed to the Physical Security Group. Though the Physical Security Group is a recent addition to the Spiceworks Community, its rapid growth in recent years demonstrates how integral IT is becoming to many physical security professionals’ operational procedures.
A video security system by Dallmeier provides security in and around the city landmark Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, which also was part of the protection for the inaugural guests, who included German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel. The full-IP system was planned and installed by Hamburg-based DEKOM Video Security & Network GmbH, a member of the Dallmeier group of companies.
Pivot3 announced it experienced accelerated growth in 2017, including significant traction among multi-workload environments in data centers and smart city and safe city initiatives. In 2017, Pivot3’s sales increased by more than 65 percent from the first half to the second half of the year, reflecting the increased market demand for high-performance products like Pivot3’s Acuity platform and purpose-built appliances for streaming media.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as a Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. As part of the program, Northrop Grumman will launch its first open architecture test bed and is seeking participants to create and test their own swarm-based tactics on the platform. Northrop Grumman is teamed with Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and the Interactive Computing Experiences Research Cluster, directed by Dr. Joseph LaViola at the University of Central Florida.
The world of physical security has undergone seismic changes in the last 10 years in video, analytics, and the utilization of security technologies for business intelligence. Technology that once was considered science fiction has now become a reality. In the education market, these technologies have come at a very opportune time with constrained budgets, administrative staff reductions, and tragic incidents requiring lockdowns and video observations reaching an all-time high. One of the greatest advancements that has come to market during this time has been cloud-based access control.
Vicon Industries, Inc. attributes its dedicated A&E Support Tools as a key component in supporting Coffman Engineering Inc. in its security technology design for the City of Spokane Valley City Hall. The light-filled 65,712 square foot facility stands three stories, with a full underground basement, and was designed to accommodate the community’s anticipated needs for the next 50-100 years with minimal expansion.