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.
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.
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.
Today’s growing cities are unfortunately considered soft targets, making them challenging to secure as they’re comprised of many different spaces, including sidewalks, parks, office buildings, streets, parking areas and much more. Additionally, numerous stakeholders, such as private business owners, public entities and law enforcement agencies, are often involved in the decision-making process for investments in technology to keep these areas safe.
IntraLogic Solutions recently completed the design and installation of the Town of Brookhaven’s $961,000 Public Safety Communications Center. The new state-of-the-art, high-tech communications center makes it easy for the Town’s public safety officials and dispatchers to communicate with other municipalities, including local fire and EMS departments and agencies from outside the area, as well as other emergency officials.
FLIR Systems announced FLIR TruWITNESS®, an industry-first wearable sensor platform designed for city-level security and public safety operations. TruWITNESS combines video, audio, location data, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and cloud and management software in one solution, allowing organizations to reach a new level of situational awareness. TruWITNESS is designed for any public safety organization that requires on-scene, real-time mobile surveillance.
As a number of terrorist attacks had taken place around the world these days, city surveillance has become a crucial issue with top priority facing by local and central governments. Surveon city solutions provide product lines including high reliability cameras with excellent image quality, feature-rich VMS with video analytics function, and RAID NVR with large storage capacity for 365+ days non-stopping recording. These comprehensive solutions help governments to build good foundations to improve social order, crack down on crimes, and protect citizens from horrible attacks.
Siklu announced that its wireless radios have been deployed in the City of Lincoln, United Kingdom. These systems provide 14 high capacity wireless data links in support of a modern IP networked CCTV system, primarily to provide surveillance for the city and public spaces. The new wireless network is part of the Vision 2020 project announced last year. Vision 2020 is a three-year plan to build a Smart City improving the city’s infrastructure, roadways and parks and includes investing in a new transportation hub.
Visitors to the Genetec booth will be able to learn about the company’s new range of market-specific solutions specifically developed to address the needs of airports, cities, educational institutions, retailers, and transportation customers. Attendees will also be able to see how Genetec Security Center, a unified security platform, Genetec Clearance™, a digital evidence management system, and Genetec Mission Control™, a collaborative decision management system, are helping leading airports around the world heighten security, improve operations, and grow retail revenue.
Siklu announced Smart City deployments based on Siklu’s broad E-band and V-band product portfolio have reached a milestone of 100 cities installed. Smart Cities, which were initially defined as municipalities connecting low data rate sensors for water, gas and more, have been evolving to demand high-capacity connectivity at gigabit-per-second speed. This high-bandwidth network infrastructure is needed to support new applications such as video security, public Wi-Fi backhaul, and private city network deployments. As municipalities move to support an increase in public safety cameras and improved connectivity between public buildings such as police, fire, schools, and libraries, the networks are being upgraded.
Agent Video Intelligence announced the launch of its breakthrough Anomaly Detection capability, as part of Agent Vi’s cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS), innoVi™. Combining Agent Vi’s extensive research into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and development of Deep Learning-powered algorithms with the company’s 15 years of experience in providing cutting-edge Video Analytics solutions, the new Anomaly Detection is a robust self-learning capability that instantly alerts users to atypical incidents.
Siklu announced that it has signed a Technology Partnership Agreement with Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. The purpose of the agreement is to offer a complete best-of-breed solution for integrated security applications – a combination that has proven success in the past by the two companies in a number of video surveillance projects, including the City of New York; Wichita, Kansas; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and the Super Bowl LIVE event in Houston, Texas.
Earlier this year, a group of public and private organizations —including Transportation America, Natural Resource Defense Council, Uber, and cityway— got together to establish a set of Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities. Essentially, the group put together 10 principles that they feel should guide urban decision making for the future. Notably, the list includes planning cities and mobility together, prioritizing people over vehicles, engaging with all stakeholders, and working toward creating greater connectivity.
Genetec Inc. announced that its next-generation traffic operations platform, Genetec Traffic Sense™, is now available. Genetec Traffic Sense introduces a new, modern, and highly efficient way to manage traffic operations. It delivers a unified view of real-time conditions and vehicle flow to cities, bridge and tunnel operators, state transportation departments, and border crossing agencies, so they can identify and respond to incidents more efficiently, with a complete view of the traffic situation.
Pelco™ by Schneider Electric demonstrated how its advanced solutions and services address new threats and challenges facing cities at the Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) in London. Pelco also participated in the SCTX CNI & Business Resilience Programme. Samantha Bamford, Consultant Relations Manager for Pelco by Schneider Electric, led the “Cyber Security and GDPR for Video Surveillance” session.
Vicon Industries, Inc. attributes its dedicated A&E Support Tools as a key component in supporting Coffman Engineering Inc. in its security technology design for the City of Spokane Valley City Hall. The light-filled 65,712 square foot facility stands three stories, with a full underground basement, and was designed to accommodate the community’s anticipated needs for the next 50-100 years with minimal expansion.