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.
Teleste is to provide its on-board solution for Alstom’s Coradia Stream trains in Italy. The companies have agreed on the deployment of Teleste’s solution to 31 of Alstom’s trains with FERROVIENORD, which manages the railway network in the region of Lombardy. With an option for an additional 30 trains, the now-agreed deliveries will begin in 2021, and they will continue the collaboration between Teleste and Alstom that was launched under a platform agreement in 2017.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America announces the launch of i-PRO Secure VA Hospitals. The new initiative recognizes and supports VA hospitals and healthcare facilities with a comprehensive program of integrated surveillance and security solutions that delivers the tools, technology and support needed to keep organizations safe and secure. The i-PRO Secure VA Hospital program provides a wide range of solutions that can be tailored to meet each facility’s needs.
Infosec announced $120,000 in new cybersecurity education scholarship opportunities to help veterans, students and underrepresented groups in security launch and advance their careers. Since its inception, the Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program has awarded over $400,000 in educational opportunities for aspiring cybersecurity professionals. The Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program was established in 2018 to encourage new talent to close the growing cybersecurity skills gap.
Public California Charter Schools are taking innovative steps to reduce COVID-19 risks by using Team.Care Network, a workforce engagement solution developed by Solve.Care with a focus on well-being and COVID-19 risk, to help ensure the safety of students and their families, teachers and support staff. The Collaborative Charter Services Organization provides administrative support services to public charter schools across the State of California.
HID Global announced that the American School of Guatemala has selected its Seos credential technology to modernize its physical access system. The solution significantly improves campus security and traffic efficiency for students and parents and enables staff to easily issue and manage access credentials. The American School of Guatemala is a private K-12 college preparatory school in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
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.