Pushouts—when thieves posing as shoppers fill carts and baskets with expensive merchandise and push them out the door without paying—cost retailers hundreds of millions of dollars in lost profits every year. According to the National Retail Federation, each pushout averages over $500 in stolen merchandise. Sadly, nearly all of these theft events are undetected, until now. Artificial intelligence (AI) fundamentally changes how retailers can combat these hard-to-detect theft events.
The Linx International Group announces the relaunch of its updated MSc International Security and Risk Management in partnership with the University of West London (UWL). Applications to study for this academic qualification in the field of security management are open now, for intakes in February and October 2021. The MSc International Security and Risk Management course addresses critical issues in security management, combining theoretical knowledge with professional best practice, and refines research methods.
Verint Systems will host an hour-long webinar on Thursday, December 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET), during which keynote speakers will look at how staying one step ahead of ATM theft protects banks’ bottom line. ATM crime has been on the rise for some time; in early 2020, there were reports of an uptick in ATM thefts in St. Louis, Chicago, Baltimore and other major cities, as well as the bombing of ATMs in Florida.
Interface Security Systems managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, announced a new offering that enables its restaurant, retail and hospitality customers to communicate with their patrons via SMS and MMS text messages. Using their regular published business telephone number, businesses can have real-time two-way text conversations with their guests, inform them when their orders are ready to be picked up, or when their room is ready.
Cobwebs Technologies has launched the only available, fully automated web investigation platform capable of unified identity resolution to the corporate security market. The law enforcement grade platform’s AI and machine learning (ML)-powered algorithms’ ability to extract targeted intelligence from the web’s big data and deliver trustworthy threat intelligence is unprecedented. The Cobwebs web investigation platform works similarly to a search engine.
ZeroEyes has been selected by the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) of Wisconsin to help improve security on its campuses. ZeroEyes’ proprietary solution will identify visible guns if present and send alerts to school administrators and security personnel within three to five seconds, helping to stop violent threats before they occur. KUSD is the third-largest school district in Wisconsin. with over 21,000 students and 4,200 employees.
Patriot One Technologies announces the deployment of its Platform at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Phase 1 deployment of the PATSCAN Platform, offers increased security and safety for resort guests, staff and partners. In addition to the PATSCAN VRS component of the Platform for the detection of visible and invisible threats, such as weapons, disturbances, elevated body temperature identification and facial mask detection, the Plaza will also deploy Patriot One’s new PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Gateway.
MozaicID’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Mobile Biometric Reader fully complies with the U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule. MozaicID TWIC Mobile Biometric Reader meets full compliance with U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule. The U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule December 31, 2020 enforcement date applies to facilities that receive vessels certificated to carry more than 1,000 passengers and vessels.
The American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) has developed a comprehensive training and education program designed as a vital step in strengthening community trust and respect for law enforcement. A recent series of highly publicized police-involved deaths of unarmed citizens has brought unprecedented acrimony toward law enforcement by some segments of the community.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America is reaffirming its position at IACP 2020 with the introduction of the BWC4000. This new body-worn camera features a unique 12-hour field-swappable battery, providing law enforcement and security officers with extended camera operation without having to deal with cumbersome charging cables. All they need to do is quickly and easily swap a discharged battery with a charged replacement if they remain in the field for more than 12 hours.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America announces the introduction of their new body-worn camera for law enforcement applications. Designed to provide officers and agencies with a superior solution for evidence collection and documentation, the new i-PRO BWC4000 features a 12-hour detachable battery that can be swapped quickly in the field with a compact spare.
Flock Safety announced the Wing integration, which puts software onto existing IP cameras to distill thousands of hours of footage into searchable images that solve crime. Wing allows law enforcement to use Flock Safety’s patented Vehicle Fingerprint technology on existing IP cameras to find a suspect vehicle by searching known details, including color, make, vehicle type, license plate, and unique features like aftermarket wheels, roof rack, a trailer hitch, and more.
WEROCK Technologies presents the new software solution for video evidence management Impakt DEMS and a multi docking station for body cams. Bodycams improve the safety and evidence capability of emergency services. They provide valuable insights from the perspective of the wearer. Recently WEROCK presented Impakt BC200, a robust bodycam with 2K Ultra HD resolution, long-running time, pre-recording as well as integrated double encryption and fast loading technology.
Orbital Sidekick announced that it has been awarded a $16 million multi-year contract by the Department of the Air Force’s commercial investment group, in conjunction with Space and Missile Systems Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory, as part of its Strategic Financing (STRATFI) program. This award will allow OSK to accelerate the deployment of six advanced hyperspectral imaging satellites.
Alcatraz has partnered with TRL Systems to sell and market Alcatraz’s security solutions. Headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and with regional offices in Burbank, Tustin, and San Diego, TRL Systems is a leading provider of fire life safety and security integration solutions for a variety of industry segments including their specialty, healthcare, as well as education, industrial, hospitality, government, entertainment, and transportation.
SecureBI and the American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) have established a partnership to bring online crime prevention training and certification courses to law enforcement agencies and security professionals across the country. ACPI has pioneered the development and delivery of in-person crime prevention training and certification programs for law enforcement since 1998. With the new online educational offerings, ACPI can provide efficient delivery of content.
Genetec Inc announced that City Council District E in New Orleans has taken an innovative approach to address illegal dumping using Security Center, the unified security platform from Genetec. Illegal dumping is a problem in most cities around the world but enforcing laws to prevent it can be quite difficult and resource-intensive. To catch culprits in the act, law enforcement or other city staff have to physically watch known sites and wait to spot illegal dumping activity.
Applied to existing video feeds in one of the most populous cities in the country by national integrator MER Group Mexico, whose its SMART M platform will be installed in the police C4 and integrated with Viisights systems, Wise will be leveraged to identify suspicious behavior, violent activity, weapon detection, crowd behaviors, perimeter protection, traffic monitoring, and environmental changes such as smoke or fire. The newly applied technology will help to increase public security and safety.
ZeroEyes’ platform is purpose-built to detect visible weapons in real-time, identifying guns before any violent threats can occur. ZeroEyes’ software integrates with an organization’s existing camera systems and video analytics to detect weapons in real-time. As soon as a visible weapon is detected, an alert with the image of the weapon goes to the ZeroEyes monitoring team. Once confirmed, an alert is sent to local emergency dispatch, onsite security staff, police and school administrators.
Boon Edam announced that NC State University in Raleigh, NC, has installed new turnstiles as part of a major renovation of their D. H. Hill Library. Founded in 1887 as a public, land-grant, research university and part of the University of North Carolina system, NC State is the largest university in the Carolinas. The university is home to two libraries: the D. H. Hill Jr. Library on the North Campus and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus.