Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s OEM for RFID solutions, announced that Secure Our City, Inc., an electronic security technology and low voltage design firm based in Ashland, Mass., was able to solve the problems of a leading healthcare organization’s parking garage was having with standard 125-kHz proximity readers and credentials. By creating a new security system featuring cameras, access control, and the Farpointe Ranger® long range reading system, Secure Our City was able to make possible higher security access, such as double-tapping at the entrance, and provide the increased control the parking garage needed.
Safety Vision, a leading provider of mobile surveillance technology, provided surveillance expert Clint Bryer to answer a couple of questions about the fledgling cannabis market and the utilization of video surveillance technologies. With 90 percent of theft coming from internal sources, security has become a part of everyday life and is crucial to the safety and profitability of your cannabis business. Bryer breaks down what you are putting at risk when you don’t secure your business properly and how to make it safer for your employees.
Genetec, a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, will unveil Genetec Motoscan™, a new scooter-mounted on-street parking enforcement solution at this year’s Parkopolis (on the Copperpark booth # E11 9 pavilion 5.1 and Indigo Park booth # C13 pavilion 5.1, Paris, June 21 and 22, 2017).
ONVIF®, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that Highways England has adopted an ONVIF-centric open standards approach to video technology for the continued expansion and management of its national highway CCTV and traffic system. The use of an open, standards-based CCTV system allows the national transport organization to support existing CCTV cameras while providing a pathway for adding new, ONVIF Profile S conformant cameras from a variety of different vendors to the system.
Harford County (Maryland) Public Schools will more than double the number of mobile video surveillance systems inside its buses, after the Board of Education approved a $179,640 contract recently to purchase systems for 103 buses. The surveillance systems have already been installed on 95 buses, including those operated by the school system and those operated by independent contractors, Charles Taibi, director of transportation, told board members.
Free2Move, a mobility app for car-sharing providers including Car2Go, Flinkster, Multicity, Zipcar, and DriveNow, has selected the Jumio Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service to verify customer driver’s licences quickly and easily. Free2Move aggregates local available car share options on a mobile app, providing registered Free2Move users access to local car share providers. Customers register by scanning their photo ID using the camera of their PC or mobile device, and Netverify’s computer vision technology then extracts customer data from the ID.
Unlike most auto dealerships that people are accustomed to, Lexus of Lakeway doesn’t have rows upon rows of cars parked in what seems like an unending landscape of asphalt. The community of Lakeway has very exacting standards when it comes to the architectural features of the surrounding businesses and the dealership was no different. As part of an effort to be aesthetically pleasing to the town and its residents, Lexus of Lakeway was built vertically and features multiple levels complete with rooftop parking, resembling something more akin to a resort than a contemporary dealership. The cars that are visible on the ground are spread among the hills and surrounding property so as to keep the facility from appearing like a cluttered car lot.
Made by Dotworkz, BASH (Ballistic Anti-Shock Housing) is an amphibious, extreme off-road, and all-environment-ready camera protection. It is designed to work flawlessly with all mini-dome, HD, megapixel, micro PTZ, action, and specialty cameras. BASH™ is the first of its kind providing the ultimate mobilized security protection for your camera. BASH was designed to withstand anything that this world can throw at it, literally. BASH’s strength comes from it’s High Impact Lenses and with the optional Armored Reflective Lens you can both hide and protect the equipment inside. It has a unique 12 point floating stabilization system called Shell-Shock Vibration Suppression.
With the help of a major federal grant, all of the municipal buses in Ocean City, Maryland’s fleet could be outfitted with surveillance cameras inside and out. At Tuesday’s Transportation Committee meeting, Public Works Director Hal Adkins told members the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) was considering including a $500,000 investment in a state-of-the-art video and audio surveillance camera system on all of the buses and vehicles in Ocean City’s fleet as part of the agency’s fiscal year 2017 allocation to the resort. Adkins said the offer “came out of left field” and the discussions were only cursory at this time, but the MTA was encouraging Ocean City to accept the offer.
Many government and commercial organizations want to be able to easily stream video from a single point to many receivers over the public Internet. For instance, a large traffic accident on a freeway may have video from traffic cameras, video from news helicopters, and video from patrol cars all coming back to a central command site. Incident commanders at that central site want to send these video sources back out to all first responders, over the Internet, to their smart phones, in-vehicle computers, and tablet devices.