Genetec announced that the city of New Orleans is relying on Security Center, the company’s unified IP security platform, to improve public safety and enhance city-wide collaboration. New Orleans is the most populous city in the State of Louisiana. The city is focused on enhancing public safety for its citizens and the 1.2 million visitors who flock to the city’s French Quarter for Mardi Gras celebrations.
Global MSC Security announced that Professor of Policing and Criminology at Bath Spa University will present ‘Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology: A potent cocktail for success or disaster?’ at the 21st Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition. Professor Allyson MacVean joins a speaker programme that includes the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter MSyl.
Rekor Systems announced that the Rotterdam, New York Police Department has entered into a subscription agreement to use the company’s Watchman vehicle recognition software for an initial order of five licenses to be installed on existing traffic and surveillance cameras. The software enables these existing cameras to serve as a powerful vehicle recognition system.
The first forensic science-based crime prevention system in New York State was installed at luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Richard Mille. The technology, the Intruder Spray System from SelectaDNA, utilizes forensic science to reduce burglary, robbery and high-value theft by a documented range of 40 to 86 percent. The cutting-edge technology was installed at the flagship boutique, located on ‘Billionaire’s Row’ on 57th Street in Manhattan.
Johnson Controls has released the new Detect360 Active Shooter Response system. The system combines reliable gunshot detection with industry-leading notification technology to provide immediate warning when a gunshot is fired within a building. By providing early notification and precise location of the shooter, the ASR system gives occupants time to find safety and allows police and security personnel to mitigate the threat up to 60 percent faster.
NEC Corporation announced that NEC Technologies India has partnered with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing to deploy its industry-leading automated fingerprint identification system for the Kerala State Police in India. The new AFIS will be used by the Kerala State Police to match unknown fingerprints against a central database of known fingerprints for criminal investigation. There are more than 600 police/enforcement facilities across the state.
ONVIF® announced that its Export File Format, the ONVIF specification for the export of video from security surveillance recording platforms, is the new standard recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the exporting and playback of video surveillance recordings. In a research project commissioned by the FBI to aid law enforcement in forensic investigations, NIST worked in conjunction with ONVIF to adopt the Export File Format to serve as the FBI’s new minimum interoperability requirements.
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.
On a mission to create safer communities, companies, and environments, Vintra uses artificial intelligence to augment the established surveillance systems deployed to protect the spaces where people work, learn, and travel. Vintra works with private companies, higher education, and law enforcement to transform visual data from any camera—including, remarkably, mobile sources like drones and dash cams—into actionable, tailored and trusted intelligence with proprietary deep learning algorithms.
The Armored Group, LLC (TAG) have joined forces. TerraHawk will be rebranded as TerraHawk built by TAG Specialty Vehicles. The company will offer SWAT teams, border patrol teams, private security teams and others in high-risk situations armored and unarmored vehicles outfitted with protective elevated surveillance towers. These towers provide viewing from high vantage points giving responders better sight lines which may be critical to positive resolutions.