Last year, retail stores in the U.S. lost an estimated $86.6 billion USD to theft. According to the same report from the National Retail Federation, that number is projected to increase to over $115 billion by 2025. Loss prevention is always top of mind for retailers. However, of growing concern is organized retail crime, which is increasing at an alarming rate. Brick-and-mortar retailers, many of which are already struggling, are now facing increased exposure.
i-PRO shared its top five predictions for the physical security industry in 2023. 2023 will see significant adoption of AI-based analytics in cameras and video management systems (VMS) as more manufacturers provide this feature within their standard camera lines. There are simply too many camera streams for humans to monitor effectively, so AI-based analytics will be a catalyst that enables security departments to do more with less. This evolution will drive a significant shift in stance for physical security by enabling organizations to become more proactive in response to real-time events instead of reacting to past events. In 2023 focus will shift from capturing video to gathering data. The challenge will be in how effectively organizations are able to utilize this data not only for security, but also for cross-departmental operations to increase efficiencies and revenue.
Azena is returning to GSX 2022 to demonstrate a host of new solutions available on its open platform – the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplace for smart cameras. The smart camera platform and Application Store, including enhanced solutions for healthcare, oil and gas and new integration capabilities with robotics, will be on display at the Azena booth #1931, September 12-14, at Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.
The hybrid world has changed where and how we work. Supply chain constraints require more efficiency and make reducing waste more important than ever. Increased options and competition have changed the way consumers and businesses transact. In order to stay ahead, organizations need to rapidly adapt their current environments. This means continually evaluating their workspaces to improve the employee experience, actively managing resources and processes to improve sustainability, and finding new ways to engage their customers.
ISS – Intelligent Security Systems has responded to the global business community’s demand for a pragmatic and accurate solution to help get employees get back to work. The new “Plan for a Safe Return to Work” solution offering from ISS integrates the company’s proven SecurOS™ solutions with new capabilities designed to provide organizations with a fully integrated software-solution to help restore business operations.
Security industry professionals seeking the annual trend and product news updates they’ve always learned at tradeshows now have a new option. From May 12-14, fifteen leaders in the security industry will present their latest insights and solutions at a new online event. Called Virtual Security Showcase, the event is being presented free of charge. Attendees will benefit from the open flow of information on the latest solutions for professional security and business intelligence applications.
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avigilon (TSX: AVO) in an all-cash transaction that will enhance Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of mission-critical communications technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola Solutions will acquire all of Avigilon’s outstanding shares for CAD$27.00 per share. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately US$1.0 billion including Avigilon’s net debt.
FLIR introduced the FB-Series ID, the latest fixed bullet thermal security camera in the FB-Series family. Combining best-in-class thermal image detail and high-performance onboard analytics, the FB-Series ID is ideal for narrow to wide area perimeter detection and sterile-zone monitoring. The FB-Series ID features accurate video analytics that are capable of classifying human or vehicular intrusions.
Genetec has announced a new version of Security Center, an open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Security Center 5.7 allows users to make insight-driven decisions based on security and analytics data. This latest version also adds privacy protection for individuals, efficiently distributes HID mobile access control credentials, and ensures business continuity with native access control failover.
Bosch introduces a complete new lineup of intelligent cameras within its midrange portfolio. The all-new fixed dome (FLEXIDOME) and bullet (DINION) IP 4000i, IP 5000i and IP 6000i cameras now have Essential Video Analytics built in as a standard (intelligent) feature. This enables these network video cameras to understand what they’re seeing, generating metadata to add sense and structure to the video footage. Instead of simply capturing and storing video data, users can now use the metadata alongside the video footage to improve their level of security and make smarter business decisions using a wealth of statistics.
Iris ID, a leading provider of iris biometric technology, announced two lightweight handheld mobile devices integrated with the OPALi™ (opal-eye) iris recognition camera module providing fast and accurate multimodal enrollment and identification capabilities for field use by border control, customs, immigration, law enforcement, and other officials.
The widespread use of facial recognition technology is almost upon us. The new iPhone is available with FaceID where you can unlock your phone with your face. Facial recognition is not new. It’s been a sci-fi staple for decades, and its practical roots are in the 1960s with Palo Alto researchers on RAND Tablets manually mapping out people’s features. Even back then we could give a computer enough data to be able to match a person to a their photograph.
An innovative project that uses new technologies in an effort to prevent death and serious injuries from traffic crashes has earned a national safety award. The Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero Partnership is a collaboration between the city of Bellevue, Microsoft, the University of Washington, and more than two dozen other organizations across North America. The Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers presented their 2017 Transportation Achievement Award for Safety to Video Analytics this week at the groups’ joint annual meeting in Toronto.
SecuredTouch behavioral biometrics-based HUMANOBOT seamlessly detects non-human behavior generated by bots, malware, and automated scripts and stops fraud-focused emulators within mobile applications. SecuredTouch behavioral biometrics technology was developed to analyze human interaction with their mobile devices, so its HUMANOBOT solution is fine-tuned to continuously discover non-human device activity, automatically detecting fraud.
In order to deliver greater capabilities in License Plate Recognition, VIVOTEK has partnered with global LPR software developers to capture license plate images for LPR applications. Various options of VIVOTEK LPC (License Plate Capture) cameras provide users the optimal and most suitable camera for their LPR or traffic monitoring purposes in access control, red light enforcement, surveillance and security, traffic monitoring, tolling systems, and free-flow applications.
Axis announces new solutions for retail, which can provide intelligence and drive revenue growth Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announced that Cognimatics’ applications have been fully integrated with Axis’ network cameras, audio, and access control products. Axis acquired Cognimatics in 2016 after a long, successful partnership.
OpenALPR, a leading provider of automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) technology, complements its Cloud Stream service by introducing the OpenALPR Agent for Axis cameras which enables a first for the surveillance industry ALPR-as-a-Service. OpenALPR teamed up with Axis Communications, the market leader in network video on this collaboration by utilizing Axis’ Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP).
BriefCam® the Video Synopsis® company, announced the solution certification of its Syndex EP/EP+, version 4.0 and above, with Milestone Systems’ XProtect® video management software. This certification further strengthens the companies’ long-standing partnership, ensuring that current and new customers benefit from XProtect integrated Video Synopsis solutions for enhanced security, operational management and business insights. XProtect integration with BriefCam Syndex offers rapid video review, search, and analysis.
Five9 and Verint® Systems announced a new partnership in which Five9 will resell the complete Verint Enterprise Workforce Optimization™ (WFO) suite in the cloud. Verint Enterprise Workforce Optimization is now being offered as an integral part of the Five9 portfolio, fully integrated and deployed alongside the award-winning Five9 cloud Virtual Contact Center. Five9 will sell and support the complete range of Verint WFO solutions that Five9 will make available from the cloud to organizations of all sizes. Featuring a single user interface and unique business process workflows, Verint’s WFO solution offers rich functionality for call recording, quality management, workforce management, performance management, elearning and coaching, and desktop and process analytics, as well as speech analytics.
The partnership will integrate Sony’s unique imaging technologies, such as high resolution solutions like 4K and terrific light sensitivity, with Bosch’s state-of-the-art video analytics and bitrate management. Bosch’s technology will help interpret data as well as achieve highly efficient bitrates with minimum storage requirements. Their combined technological capabilities in video surveillance will enable the companies to create solutions that deliver optimum image quality in all lighting conditions, in addition to superior video analytics and bitrate performance. Thus, this will set new standards in high-resolution and low light video imaging.