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Statue of Liberty upgrades with Israeli digital video surveillance The Statue of Liberty National Monument has added BriefCam technology to its surveillance solutions. (Photo: BriefCam) The Statue of Liberty National Monument has added a state-of-the-art surveillance system that includes Israeli technology. Total Recall Corporation , a video-centric security technology provider specializing in surveillance solutions, brought together nine top technology vendors including BriefCam . The award-winning IP-based, digital video surveillance solution offered by Total Recall is being used by the US Park Police, National Park Service and the Department of Interior to enhance public safety and improve operational efficiencies at the recently renovated Statue of Liberty National Monument and Liberty Island. Israel’s Briefcam was chosen for its unique Video Synopsis software solution that enables law enforcement and security personnel to review hours of surveillance video in minutes. The current surveillance deployment marks the first time an all-digital surveillance system has been installed at the monument. The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public on Independence Day, July 4, 2013, following eight months of renovation and repairs due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. According to the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, approximately four million people visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island each year. Total Recall will present the Statue of Liberty project at the upcoming ASIS New York City Security Conference and Expo, March 13-14, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. “The new security system that we had installed […]

U.S. University Improves Security With Access Control Solution

Comment Comment Print Print Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Share Digg StumbleUpon Bookmark Public Safety By Kelly Ng | 21 February 2014 | Views: 616 The Academy of Art University in San Francisco USA, with over 18,000 students, has implemented a new scaleable access control platform to increase campus safety and security, reduce theft, and improve campus experience. The University needed a centralised security system that manages access to its buildings spread across the campus that house expensive equipment and high-value student work. The solution also had to support future expansion and enhancement. According to Campus Safety Director Mike Petricca, the selected access control system by HID met both their needs for security and scaleability based on an open architecture that could support multiple card technologies and future enhancements. Through a single centralised system, students use ID cards to unlock doors easily, doing away with metal keys. The system also provides the security team with reports that will help them make better decisions on security policies and operations. The simplified credential issuance and management meant that the University can automatically turn cards off and on between semesters or permanently disable identities after resignation or failure to re-enroll, thus enhancing campus security. “HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform has made our campus more safe and secure, while enabling cardholders to do more than just open doors with their ID cards, including making purchases using the university’s debit program for meals and cashless vending, and gaining access to athletic events,” said Petricca. In future, the University has the option of provisioning […]