SONITROL announced that its SONITROL franchisee in Evansville, Indiana was instrumental in securing the apprehension of six crime ring members known to be in the business of stealing motorcycles. Over a holiday weekend last year, a SONITROL of Evansville Central Station Operator received an audible alarm from a local Harley-Davidson store; the Operator quickly confirmed there were intruders on site. After dispatching law enforcement, six people were apprehended, who had unlawfully entered the building with the intention to steal valuable motorcycles.
Interface Security Systems announced an expanded suite of Personal Protection Monitoring services that use active RFID tags to protect infants from abduction, prevent mother/infant mismatches, and monitor memory care patients.Personal Protection Monitoring was first launched in June 2020 with a focus on protecting at-risk lone and mobile workers in retail, restaurant, and hospitality brands. With today’s launch, Interface adds healthcare solutions to their Personal Protection Monitoring portfolio.
Cambridge Pixel has launched a new software-based radar tracker for manufacturers and integrators of deployed E-scan (electronic) radars. These are radars that can be steered electronically and do not require a mechanically rotating antenna. Such a design reduces the radar cross-section and infrared signature of an installation, making it altogether more ergonomic and robust for deployment in ground-based security surveillance applications or in air defence.
As airports navigate an uneven return to pre-pandemic operations, many of the largest are using HID SAFE for Aviation as a unified physical identity and access management solution for defending against security and safety threats while consolidating, automating, and simplifying associated administrative and regulatory processes.
Commend Americas announced enhancements to its communication platform to provide hospitals and clinics with additional flexibility in how to apply unified communications across their infrastructures. The company’s core technology allows healthcare providers to leverage a single platform that supports secure use cases, including security and operational communications, and clinical and operating room communication and workflow.
To help businesses, agencies and healthcare providers protect their people from biorisk threats, Infrared Cameras Incorporated (ICI) unveiled its new Biorisk Cloud Platform. Combining infrared technology and a proprietary, cloud-based data management solution, ICI helps organizations across industries report and manage biorisk, such as COVID-19, to avoid potential safety incidents and operational disruptions.
A recent spree of “smash and grab theft,” a category of organized retail crime (ORC) in major U.S. cities has retailers and shoppers on alert this holiday season. The size, audacity, and violence of incidents in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago have drawn major media attention, but ORC has been a growing threat for decades. Genetec shared insights into the phenomenon and strategies for addressing it. The National Retail Federation reported a 60% rise in ORC in the U.S. since 2015, with nearly 70% of retailers seeing an increase in 2021.
Genetec announced the industry’s first enclosure management solution that gives traffic managers and engineers the ability to remotely manage, monitor, and secure traffic enclosures. Utilizing Cloud Link Roadrunner™, an industry-specific NEMA TS2 (National Electrical Manufacturer Association) compliant hardware, combined with the latest in access management software, the new enclosure management solution replaces traditional mechanical locks and enables customers to know and control who, how, and when their remote enclosures are accessed.
Dedrone successfully implements a citywide airspace security deployment in Southern Europe. Dedrone protects people, property, and information from drone threats across large footprint areas like cities, airports, and power plants. A major metropolitan city in Southern Europe has deployed less than a dozen DedroneSensors to detect, track and locate drones and their pilots across the city center. The protected area includes internationally renowned tourist destinations, corporate and shopping districts, residential areas, and a port encompassing 50 square kilometers.
Genetec Inc. has deployed its Security Center unified platform to enable the City of Chattanooga’s ‘Dragonfly Community Connect,’ a public-private policing initiative to enhance public safety in the Tennessee community. Through the initiative, when calls come into the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) to report a crime, the Real-Time Intelligence Center (RTIC) can check with participating businesses in the area to see if they are able to share video from their security cameras.
Shepherd Communication & Security announced the first successful use of synthetic forensic technology as a crime-fighting tool in the Northeastern United States. Deploying innovative SelectaDNA technology, synthetic DNA evidence was captured following a larceny at Truman Jewelers in Albany. In that incident, a suspect made off with approximately $4,000 in merchandise.
The volume of data necessary to solve crimes continues to rise across the UK and sharing information quickly is instrumental in solving cases. With this in mind, NICE announced that its NICE Investigate Digital Evidence Management solution is now helping connect businesses and police forces. NICE Investigate enables them to work collaboratively on investigations to speed the delivery of justice, by ensuring fast, seamless sharing of CCTV video and other digital evidence.
RAS Watch announced that a venture-backed start-up organization is leveraging RAS Watch Security-as-a-Service to help meet its expanding global security requirements. “Unicorn” startups are defined as organizations valued at or above $1 billion, and this brand is one of the fastest startups to reach this valuation in U.S. history. The company was growing rapidly and as their footprint grew, and so did their vulnerabilities.
Genetec announced that Seagate Technology has deployed Genetec Security Center to secure their global campuses and regional offices. Genetec unified security platform includes Security Center, Genetec Omnicast IP video management system (VMS) to manage more than 1,150 cameras, Genetec Synergis IP access control system (ACS) to manage more than 22,000 card holders, Sipelia to manage communications between intercoms and security operation, and Seagate’s own high-efficiency, high-performance Exos X 5U84 mass capacity storage system.
Hanwha Techwin announced that We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, has selected Hanwha cameras for its new state-of-the-art video surveillance system. First established as a bingo-hall style building by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in the early 1990s, the facility received approval to be revamped into a fully-fledged gaming facility in 2017. To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, this also included a new video surveillance system.
Qognify has announced that VisionHub is being trusted and relied upon by six departments at the University of Vermont – one of the oldest universities in the U.S. The VMS+ is fully integrated and operational across the University’s on-campus install base of 459 video channels (predominantly AXIS IP cameras) and CBORD’s CS Access system. It has been instrumental in helping to reduce unnecessary on-site attendance, as part of the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LenelS2 announced its OnGuard® and Milestone Systems XProtect® have been added to the U.S. Air Force Intrusion Detection System Equipment List (IDSEL). LenelS2 is a part of Carrier Global Corporation. Following a rigorous qualification process, including extensive testing and evaluation of both the OnGuard system and the XProtect solution, the U.S. Air Force added the combined system to the IDSEL. The joint OnGuard system and XProtect video solution was tested and approved to protect Air Force Protection Level 1 (PL-1) non-nuclear through PL-4 sites around the globe.
Pandemic restrictions may be easing, but the desire to keep K-12 students, staff, and campus visitors safe and secure remains a top priority. Dormakaba designs modern access solutions to make the physical structure of k-12 school buildings and campuses healthier and more secure without disrupting learning. Many access control products available on many local, state and national cooperative contracts can qualify for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief or the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds
Assets of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, are protected by a team of security and technology experts whose responsibility includes everything from assigning rights to software use to protecting taxpayer data to securing buildings and people, and more. City of Madison has a rich mix of new and older buildings. Some of the city’s oldest buildings are 50-60 years old and of complex construction.
Essence SmartCare announced that ADT Security Australia, a leading provider of security monitoring services, has selected its Care@Home Enhanced Telecare Services Platform to expand ADT’s Health and Wellness services offering in Australia. ADT Security Australia is part of Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings. This partnership was facilitated in conjunction with HSC Technology Group.