automation

NLP Logix Implements 3xLOGIC Integrated Video And Access Security

3xLOGIC announced NLP Logix has deployed 3xLOGIC integrated video and access control at their Jacksonville, FL headquarters. Bates Security, with offices in Lexington, KY and Jacksonville, specified the system and completed the installation. NLP Logix automates repetitive tasks currently being done by humans. Using its suite of algorithms, and proprietary technology, NLP Logix automates such things as interpreting imagery, matching candiates to job requirements, extracting text from documents, or as CEO Ted Willich said, “We do AI, we teach machines to do things humans do.”

Is IoT Making Physical Security Smarter?

The possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) are seemingly endless, and its applications extend beyond being used by homeowners and commercial businesses. This article will take a look at the way IoT protocols can be implemented alongside physical security, and explore whether or not this makes physical security smarter.

Avigilon Launches Unusual Motion Detection Technology

Avigilon Corporation announced its latest AI innovation in video analytics capabilities with the launch of Avigilon Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) technology, available in its upcoming Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 6.8 video management software. UMD is an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology that brings a new level of automation to surveillance and is designed to reveal events that may have otherwise been missed.

Swimlane Launches Automated Security Operations Management Platform

Swimlane is a new security operations management platform and company focused on empowering enterprises and government agencies with data-driven automation and orchestration for incident response and improved security operations. Swimlane centralizes an organization’s security alerts, alarms, and incidents to automate resolution and deliver a better ROI on current and future security investments.

Belkin WeMo Home Automation Line Expands With Family of New Sensors

Belkin’s iOS-friendly WeMo home automation line took another big step forward today with the announcement at CES in Las Vegas of a new line of sensors. For those who want to create a subscription-free security system, the new devices are just what the doctor ordered. The sensors are battery-powered with a one-year battery life, perfect for easy installation by anyone.

Wearable Tech Shakes Up Access Control

Marrying access control to wearable technology will vastly improve user experience while boosting security, says Brivo Labs. Brivo Labs was into wearable technology long before wearable technology was cool. "The lanyard with an access control card on it is a wearable, so we’ve been in it for years," said Lee Odess, general manager of the Bethesda, Md.-based company that has sold access control products for 15-plus years.

Swann Bets Home Security Trumps Automation in the Internet of Things

he Swann security system supports its own hardware, but also third-party products such as the Philips Hue Lighting system and the Nest thermostat (as well as its own). When the chief executive of Swann Security popped into see the chief technology officer a year or two ago, the resulting conversation changed the strategic direction of the company.

Swann sold security cameras and other sensors through retailers such as Harvey Norman and Dick Smith. It was a good business that was enjoying a period of sustained growth.

Deck the Halls With Smart Home Technology

2014 will go down in history as the year smart home technology went mainstream. Rapidly evolving security, entertainment, cleaning, and mobile technology have made home automation more affordable and easier to integrate than ever before. And this holiday season is the perfect time to give yourself and others the gift of smart home convenience.

Led by Boeing Vet, Tempered Networks Securing the Internet of Things

Here’s a scary headline: “BlackEnergy crimeware coursing through US control systems.” That’s from a report on a security vulnerability discovered in the Internet-connected pieces of industrial infrastructure that control things like electricity generation and water systems. A Seattle startup says its technology, first developed to help secure robotic tooling on Boeing’s 777 assembly lines, can help.

Vivint Hosts Grand Opening of New Innovation Center

“We initially were a residential security provider,” said Todd Pedersen, Vivint CEO. “Now we are evolving rapidly. We are now working in connected homes, smart homes, Internet of things.”

Pedersen, who kicked off the meeting, spoke about the potential Vivint has with their Innovation Center. The smart home industry is projected to be an $800 million industry by 2018 and Internet of Things is supposed to be a multi-trillion dollar industry by 2020, he said.