Parkland parent Andrew Pollack is launching School Safety Grant, a new organization that awards security technology solutions in school districts across America with the objective of saving response time and lives in an emergency. Administered by a grant selection committee composed of school shooting survivors from Columbine and Santa Fe, parents of students from Parkland and Sandy Hook, law enforcement officers, and career educators, the grant program aims to enhance school security.
A new ECR report, authored by Professor Emeritus Adrian Beck of the University of Leicester, calls for retailers to leverage video analytics more strategically, to control costs, improve operations, and increase profitability. Commissioned by the ECR Retail Loss Group and supported by an independent research grant from Genetec the report offers practical advice for retailers on extracting maximum value from their video surveillance systems.
PureTech Systems has announced receiving orders for its PureActiv software for over 135 Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) vehicles being delivered to the Department of Homeland Security for use along the U.S. border. Delivery on the award began in 2020 and will conclude in the spring of 2021. The MVSS platform utilizes PureTech Systems’ PureActiv software as its central command and control, providing AI enhanced video detection and classification, user interface display, and sensor collaboration logic.
HID Global announced the expansion of its biometrics identification management solutions to police departments and military installations around the globe. A large police force that covers a major capital city in Europe is using its HID NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader for rapid suspect identification in the field. The solution’s SDK is now available for iOS devices. This extends Bring-Your-Own-Device benefits to a wider scope of clients who seek a truly flexible and mobile single-fingerprint verification solution.
HID Global announced that the University of Connecticut (UConn) has selected its Seos smart cards and HID FARGO Connect secure issuance solution to optimize student services and strengthen security across its five-campus network. The HID FARGO Connect cloud-based platform enables UConn to decentralize ID issuance and eliminate student wait times, while Seos technology eliminates the vulnerabilities of its legacy system.
Terrorism, both domestic and international, has become the bane of modern life in the United States. Just last month, the think tank Center for Strategic & International Studies issued a brief saying that terrorism would become worse in the U.S. in the coming year. This past February, the New York Times reported that the threat of domestic terrorism has outpaced that of Islamic extremism. As such, it is a mistake to underestimate the dangers posed by homegrown terrorists.
Iris ID announced it has entered into an agreement to provide its contactless IrisAccess biometric readers to Securiport. Securiport’s automated kiosks and gates authenticate people’s identities at airports, seaports, border crossings and other critical locations. Dr. Enrique Segura, chief executive officer and president, Securiport, said the addition of Iris ID’s biometric technology to Securiport stations enhances the convenience and safety of travelers.
ZeroEyes announced partnership with RapidSOS to send threat detection and surveillance data directly to 911. Built in partnership with public safety, RapidSOS’s emergency response data platform securely and automatically links life-saving data from connected devices directly to over 4,700 emergency communications centers nationwide. ZeroEyes’ software integrates with an organization’s existing camera systems and video analytics to detect weapons in real time.
Hanwha Techwin America announced that Anaheim Union High School District, one of the largest school districts in California, has strengthened its security infrastructure with a district-wide solution that includes 1,250 Hanwha Techwin Q series cameras across 20 different locations. The Wisenet Q series 4MP cameras enable high-resolution monitoring with clear images, and the innovative hallway view feature maximizes the area of surveillance in narrow locations, such as school corridors.
iProov announced that its technology is to be deployed by Dutch challenger bank Knab for its nearly 500,000 customers. Knab customers can now effortlessly authenticate themselves for a growing range of sensitive transactions using iProov’s patented Flashmark technology. The partnership with the online-only bank, which is owned by multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management firm AEGON, sees iProov collaborate with a challenger bank for the first time.
Vistacom announced this week that its annual Tech Expo, which highlights the latest technology innovations from its audiovisual, control room and technology partners, will go virtual with a four-part webinar series designed to highlight the latest AV and technology innovations. Earlier this year, Vistacom canceled the in-person expo because of ongoing concerns with the spread of coronavirus, but has decided to offer the 2020 Vistacom Tech Expo as a virtual event.
The new Student Center at Columbia College Chicago, located at 754 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, opened its doors in the fall of 2019. This brand-new building offers five spectacular stories of spaces for students including music and film-screening rooms, dining options, a fitness center, a reflection room for meditation and prayer, and event spaces for meetings, performances, and receptions. The school has taken the initiative to improve overall security, with the intention of keeping an open feel to the campus.
Iris ID will provide its biometric recognition technology to the County of Los Angeles to make its prisoner release process safer, more accurate and efficient. Iris ID’s OU7S-AK camera module will be part of 163 Livescan stations in 114 law enforcement locations throughout the county. The new criminal booking solution will bring iris-based identity authentication capabilities to a system that previously relied on fingerprints and photos to enroll and identify individuals arrested.
Sielox LLC has further expanded the integration of its leading access control and emergency notification solutions with Allegion US to include the new enhanced Schlage NDE wireless lock featuring an Interior Push Button which can easily lock a classroom door from the inside. Sielox is the first to complete the integration to include this new generation of Schlage NDE wireless locks, providing schools with enhanced security and greater control in emergency situations.
Nedap and Tuxen & Associates will offer a free webinar on touchless access technology on June 25th at 11:00 am CT. The webinar will focus on the latest advancements to Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) and its applications to the parking and security industries. OSDP is a long-range RFID reading technology that dramatically improves security and vehicle access performance.
The Public Safety Solutions Group announces the immediate availability of IDguard, an identity redaction solution from Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America that reduces up to 90% of the manual effort associated with editing video files of sensitive content. With the growing volume of video from body-worn, in-car cameras, and other sources, agencies have been forced to allocate more and more personnel time to editing video.
iProov announced that its technology will be used to improve the speed and safety of train travel. Rail passengers using Eurostar services will be the first to take advantage of a facial biometric corridor to enable contactless journeys. The walk-through system will allow customers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at St Pancras International station without needing to come into contact with people or hardware.
March announced a new solution to help enterprise businesses manage new health and safety compliance regulations in the COVID-19 era. The company’s Health Compliance Solution delivers a suite of new features to help banks, retailers, restaurants, schools and other businesses monitor and measure occupancy in real-time, rapidly detect individuals who may pose a potential risk, and ensure compliance with new cleaning and sanitization procedures.
Teleste Corporation and a leading international rail vehicle construction company Stadler have agreed on deliveries of Teleste’s passenger information and CCTV systems to Stadler’s new FLIRT trains for Norwegian State Railways. The deployment will include on-board passenger information (PIS) and CCTV systems for more than 20 trains complemented with video security cameras and video recorders, intercommunication and public address systems.
As educational leaders continue the challenging conversation about what the new normal will look like for students across the nation, Allied Universal is helping school administrators and campus safety departments plan and prepare for students returning to school. Over last several months, Allied Universal’s K-12 and higher education experts have been sharing best practices, guidance and tools to help schools provide a safe and secure environment for all students and faculty.