Milestone Systems will kick off Community Days 2019 (MIPS) in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali, with more than 1,500 participants and input from leading industry professionals – all on the quest to explore the intelligent world of video technology. Milestone Systems, the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, will host its annual industry event in the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.
Johnson Controls has entered into an agreement with CBRE, World Resources Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to test and deploy an open-source, web-based energy analysis tool to identify energy efficient retrofit opportunities in commercial buildings. The initiative is part of the Johnson Controls and CBRE Innovation Lab, which was established three years ago to evaluate, connect and leverage products, services and energy data to create value for occupiers and investors of real estate.
2018 has seen great advances in computer vision capabilities. The accuracy of object detection and facial recognition continues to improve, and the number of readily available options based on state-of-the-art deep learning technologies including convolutional and recurrent neural networks continues to increase. The improvements come at a cost – an increase in the complexity and processing requirements of the technologies.
At the core of any organization’s security plan is where all the individual security elements come together. Some call this the security operations center (SOC), some call this a command center, but all of these have one thing in common: they serve as the nucleus of a security plan that brings multiple sensors, decision-making functions, and visual representations together into a single pane of glass view for operators and management. The most daunting task for a lot of these security leaders is actually bringing it all together.
The physical security world is constantly evolving. The migration from analog to digital triggered significant changes in both the market and required skill set to support these newer technologies. As we usher in the new year, additional changes are on the horizon. While virtualization is not a new concept, hyperconverged infrastructure is becoming more and more prevalent in the security market. This primer will focus on the benefits associated with virtualization and how it applies to hyperconverged infrastructure in the security industry.
Security professionals throughout the U.S. have one thing in common; they are all working diligently on trying to improve school safety and security. What can we do as Americans to better protect our students and faculty on a daily basis? As a father of three with the youngest still attending college, security is always at the forefront of my mind. With our facility only being 10 minutes from Sandy Hook, CT; school safety has always been our core mission as a manufacturer of physical security equipment. Aeroturn is always experimenting with ways to make our turnstiles unique and better able to protect our children and faculty across the country.
During the holiday season, retailers enjoy increases in store traffic but for loss prevention (LP) managers increases in shoppers and temporary employees make this time of year more challenging. Through this influx of business (and beyond), the LP managers must deal with losses stemming from organized retail crime (ORC), employee theft, and shoplifting. Retail supply chains and online retailer distribution centers also come under greater pressure as more goods are being handled and shipped.
Crime continues to climb at all types of retail establishments – from Jewelers to Convenience Stores to Electronics Retailers to Pharmacies and others. Adding to security concerns is the trend of reducing staff costs by having fewer staff onsite during opening and closing hours, which leaves staff more vulnerable to crime. SafeResource technology works perfectly for all types of retailers to improve safety and provide comprehensive reporting of security protocols being met.
Smart homes are the next big thing. You may not realize it yet, but somewhere your day will be easier because of it. Smart home technology is not only impacting the houses its installed into. Its reach stretches to other industries like business, science and even health care. Here is an infographic detailing the numbers and change caused by smart homes. The rapid rate of growth in the smart home industry has an effect on all kinds of industries.
Johnson Controls has announced that it has partnered with Civic Technologies, the global digital identity leader. Johnson Controls will integrate the Civic Secure ID Platform (SIP) with C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Systems from Software House to provide visitor management with greater data privacy and protection, enabling building visitors to securely present their verifiable identity using the Civic App.