Apart from its extensive use for physical security, there’s another application popping up for video data: intelligent traffic management (ITM). Being a critical component in the Smart City movement across the globe, ITM is aiding metropolitan areas in learning more about traffic patterns in order to make transportation more efficient and safe.
HSI Sensing announced at Global Security Exchange (GSX) that its high-security sensors product line —Sentinel— now includes retrofit models. Sentinel Retro is compliant with existing models on the market to facilitate the ease of replacing outdated sensor technology with the newest innovations from HSI. HSI launched its Sentinel sensors line in 2017 as an enhanced technology for high-security intrusion detection. Sentinel sensors utilize Solid State technology and are designed with a wide range of anti-tamper features.
In a challenging economic climate and with end-users understandably demanding maximum ROI from their investment in video surveillance systems, it might be time for installers to take a closer look at how 360° cameras could give them a competitive edge. Simply put, 360° fisheye lens cameras are able to reduce the cost of video surveillance in many situations as they can be used to monitor very wide or large areas. Cost savings are achieved by significantly reducing the number of cameras needed for video surveillance projects in environments such as airports, hospitals, large office reception areas, retail and public spaces.
Viakoo demonstrated innovative new offerings for physical security service assurance and sustainable cyber hygiene at GSX 2018. Viakoo is showcased two of their newest software solutions for the intersection of physical and cyber security: the new Camera Firmware Update Manager (CFUM), and the new IoT Tracker. Viakoo helps to automate the process of assuring that video surveillance is working as it should, providing an auditable record.
Omnigo Guard Tour improves efficiency, mitigates liability, and increases accountability for security teams around the country, saving significant time and expense. Omnigo Software has unveiled Omnigo Guard Tour, a new, groundbreaking and cost-efficient application that ensures security teams on active duty are able to check and secure checkpoints and easily report on their findings. Omnigo Guard Tour is a proof-of-presence application used for scheduling, tracking, and analyzing user activity, patrols, inspections, and more during a security team’s time in the field.
The Face® Companies of Norfolk, Virginia announced the development of a revolutionary coating technology that will enable light-sensitive devices such as solar panels and photosensors to be disguised or seamlessly concealed, significantly increasing the aesthetic and economic appeal of these devices for a wide range of applications. The patented coating, called Spectral®, is another innovation from The Face Companies’ Evergreen®Technologies.
WatchGuard® Technologies launched its new Trusted Wireless Environment framework, a guiding resource businesses and solution providers can use to build Wi-Fi services that offer market-leading performance, scalable management and verified, comprehensive security capabilities. This new initiative seeks to upset the status quo in the wireless market, which has prioritized performance over security for far too long.
Cobalt Robotics will unveil its new leak and spill detection sensing capabilities as part of the Global Security Exchange, one of the largest tradeshows and conferences to showcase the latest security technologies. At last year’s event, previously called the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Cobalt Robotics was the recipient of the 2017 Judges Choice Award, the highest honor available as part of the ASIS Accolades Award program.
Pinecrest police officers now receive roll call briefing information via a web-based application – an initiative that uses technology to better relate to the incoming workforce and increase efficiency. Technology has touched most police procedures, but one that has not changed much in 40 years is the roll call briefing. Police Chief Samuel Ceballos, Jr. presented the virtual roll call idea to the Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences senior class. He proposed they develop the digital solution for their Capstone Project, and they accepted the challenge.
I recently bought a new house which happens to be right across the street from my bank. This means that, in addition to working with our banking customers all over the world, I’m now able to observe my local branch from the front porch. From these various perspectives, I have seen the increased focus banks of every size are placing on developing strategies to attract and retain customers, as they continue to keep savings and investments safe. More than ever before, banks are looking at new ways to enhance what they’re currently doing and improve the services they’ll be able to offer in the future.