As the physical security / video surveillance market continues to mature, you are seeing more and more attention paid to integrated solutions. Instead of solely looking at video management software (VMS), or video analytic software, or access control systems, you are now being drawn to VMS systems that work seamlessly with a wide range of additional capabilities such as video analytics, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, and access control – just to name a few. Over the years, end-users have come to understand —even expect— advanced technologies like video analytics being part-and-parcel of the provided solution set. Security.World caught up recently with Paul Eaton, President of Convergence To Pixel, to talk more about integrating other organizational systems into video surveillance VMS systems.
NTT Security today issued its quarterly Threat Intelligence Report, which underscores the need for more advanced tools to protect organizations’ data and networks from the evolving tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by cyber-attackers. A topic of considerable public attention is the ability to determine the source of cyber-attacks to determine their credibility and motivation.
DTT announces a new partnership with zpizza International, a pizza-focused restaurant concept concentrated on high-quality ingredients inspired by a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in Irvine, California, zpizza currently comprises 60 total franchise locations in addition to 5 self-pour Taproom sites, operated by Corporate. zpizza and zpizza Tap-room restaurants are located throughout California and in 12 other states. DTT is now the exclusive vendor for zpizza Taproom and the only preferred vendor thus far for traditional zpizza stores. In October 2016, DTT contacted zpizza to gauge interest on implementing a new, full-service loss prevention system.
DTT announced a strengthened partnership with First Cup LLC, a 60-store Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee based in Chandler, Arizona. With locations throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada, DTT provides comprehensive loss prevention and managed services for 30 First Cup stores with several installations currently pending. First Cup’s introduction to DTT took place in late 2013. The company was highly impressed with the range of DTT’s services and sophisticated technology. In March 2015, DTT was added to Dunkin’ Brands US list of vendors; First Cup contacted DTT within a week to sign 60 existing locations and all new construction stores. The rollout is still underway in order to work around First Cup remodeling and ensure a smooth transition from the previous surveillance provider.
Tyco Security Products has announced an integration with the Sensormatic Synergy electronic article surveillance (EAS) detection system from Tyco Retail Solutions. The combination of exacqVision video management system (VMS) and the Synergy EAS Series gives retail customers an interconnected Tyco solution to capture loss event data with corresponding video and improve loss prevention efforts.
As the shocking video of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald is played worldwide, other footage from the scene that night has gone missing. Minutes after McDonald was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke on a Southwest Side street, several police officers entered a Burger King located just yards from where the teen fell, demanding to view the restaurant’s password-protected surveillance video.
Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington Mall of America.
ISCON Imaging, INC., a manufacturer of patented infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has unveiled its new FocusScan® handheld imager for targeted personnel scanning. FocusScan is the first-ever IR-based handheld imaging technology purpose-built for use in loss prevention, security enhancement, and asset protection.
Thanks to 3SI Security System’s newly enhanced NextGen3 Asset Tracker™, criminals will face greater obstacles when trying to steal protected items. Asset Tracker is a GPS tracking device that allows police to safely track criminals and help recover assets.
Tyco Retail Solutions Benny Goh, Asia President, Tyco Nowadays, we operate in a global economy where businesses and consumers know no boundaries. Retailers are increasingly extending their brands beyond the web and existing stores, setting up new stores in new markets around the globe. This means it is now more critical for the Security & Loss Prevention (LP) departments of global retailers to have stricter compliance regulations and internal mandates, to deploy effective and efficient LP solutions and ensure adequate security measures to protect the safety of their global assets such as property, employees, inventory and shoppers across all locations.