PSA Security, ISC Security And SIA To Launch Cyber Secured Forum

PSA Security Network, the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative, ISC Security Events and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association for global security solution providers.

Should Cops Preview Body Cam Video Before Giving Use-Of-Force Statements?

A webinar on the hot question of whether police officers should be allowed to review body cam video before giving statements on use-of-force incidents features a spirited clash of opinions among two law enforcement lawyers and a forensics expert, but in the end offers agreement on two critical points.

Free Active Shooter, Small Business Security Program At ASIS Dallas 2017

ASIS International announced the agenda for its free Security Cares program, which will be held during its 63rd ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, TX. This security education program for small/medium-sized businesses/institutions —including houses of worship, hospitals/clinics, schools, retailers, and restaurants, as well as community leaders, law enforcement, and first responders— will tap into the expertise of the more than 20,000 security professionals attending ASIS 2017 by offering free training on the fundamentals of security prevention and preparedness.

IFSEC International 2017 Gets ONVIF Sponsorship

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that it is a sponsor of IFSEC International 2017 in London, 20-22 June, 2017, at ExCel London. IFSEC International is Europe’s largest security exhibition and more than 27,000 security professionals are expected to attend this year’s event.

ISONAS To Certify Thousands Of Access Control Technicians On Pure IP Technology In 2017

ISONAS Inc., a leading Pure IP™ access control system manufacturer, today announced that they will be increasing the number of onsite certified partner trainings. The incredible adoption of their new product line is driving the need for more onsite training to continue educating partners and integrators on its new RC-04 hardware family and Pure Access software platform. In 2015, ISONAS launched a certified partner program which involved an online training program and many other benefits. The program took off with a strong adoption from the field and from there the ISONAS onsite certification program was born.

SoCal School District Selects Nexsan For Petabyte Video Storage Project

Nexsan™ announced that Corona-Norco Unified School District has deployed Nexsan’s E-Series Model E60™ solution to meet increasing storage demands and accommodate the s chool districts new video surveillance mandate. CNUSD expects these projects to exceed a petabyte of storage. Corona-Norco has more than 20,000 desktops to protect and growing volumes of data, including data generated from a large new video surveillance implementation, the district continued to face difficulties with its existing Fibre Channel-based storage infrastructure and associated high cost per terabyte.

(ISC)2 Announces SSCP Course Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”) announced that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the Official (ISC)2 CBK® Training Seminar for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®).

ISC East 2014 Presents New Mass Evacuation and Notification Sessions

ISC East, the largest security event in the Northeast United States, announced today a new addition to the educational program at this year’s conference: a three-session program called “Demystifying the Mass Evacuation and Notification Market.” The new program will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at New York’s Javits Center during the 2014 ISC East conference and is offered free to those interested in understanding the market demands and opportunities.

State Lawmakers Continue to Place Restrictions on Biometrics in Schools

Several U.S. states have implemented bans or restrictions on the use of biometric technologies in schools as concerns over student privacy have increased in response to recent breaches of government and commercial databases, according to a report by The PEW Charitable Trusts. Earlier this year, Florida became the first state in the nation to ban the use of biometric identification in its schools.

Video-Insight Bundles Access Control With It’s Enterprise VMS at No Extra Charge

Video Insight VMS will unveil its latest version of VI Monitor v6 —which includes MonitorCastEDU, an access control product designed specifically for the multi-campus education market— at the upcoming ASIS 2014 conference in Atlanta. This latest version of VI Monitor v6 is designed to provide K-12 schools and universities the necessary access control features needed to enhance day-to-day security without adding additional cost.

ESX 2014 Reports Seventh Successful Year

More than 200 exhibitors provide a glimpse of the future for security owners and executives. Each year, the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) affirms that its possible to offer a diverse show floor that is large enough to spotlight next-gen security products and services, yet manageable for security professionals to tour and drill deeply into any […]

Agent Vi Launches Online Training & Certification Program For Its Video Analytics Platform

In line with the release of its new video analytics platform, savVi™, Agent Vi launches a 6-hour, free of charge, online certification program. Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), the leading global provider of open architecture video analytics software, announced the availability of savVi, its new video analytics platform and the launch of a comprehensive online […]

VA Private Schools Continue Active Shooter Training After New Legislation

While it’s not uncommon for some educators to voice concerns about unfunded state mandates, private school administrators are saying the requirements of the latest one won’t be too different from what they’re already doing. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on June 21 that requires the state’s 1,800 private schools to conduct annual drills to prepare […]

Stratford, CT’s St. James School Benefits From Verint VMS

Verint Systems Inc. has announced that St. James School, a private Catholic school in Stratford, CT, is benefiting from its use of the Verint Video Management Software (VMS) solution by boosting security and helping safeguard students and staff. Established 65 years ago to serve the educational, spiritual, and social needs of students in pre-K to […]

Trinidad To Introduce Biometric Mapping System For Children

The Trinidad Ministry of the People and Social Development announced recently that the government will introduce a new biometric mapping system to help pinpoint the exact location of children at all times. Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development, made the announcement after visiting the relatives of two young recent […]

ELERTS and ALICE Training Institute Form Exclusive Partnership For School Safety

ELERTS Corporation, a leading provider of mobile communication for emergency response, and the ALICE Training Institute, the foremost active shooter response program, have entered into an exclusive agreement to improve response options during emergency events. ELERTS develops mobile security solutions for academic, corporate, hospital and mass transit systems. Leveraging the popularity of smartphones and the […]

Axis Connects Wildlife ‘Critter Cams’ Via Conservation Non-Profits

On Earth Day, Axis recognizes role IP video plays in raising awareness of wildlife conservation through education, entertainment, and endowment. Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, today celebrates Earth Day by highlighting non-profit organizations who raise awareness of wildlife and conservation projects through live Web streams of animal habitats using Axis network cameras. […]

How To Choose The Best Network Switch For IP Surveillance

Detektor Security Academy is an educational concept in which Detektor Magazine, together with selected security technology leaders, have cooperated to produce, distribute, and promote essential information about the opportunities that today’s security technology can offer. How to choose a suitable network switch for IP surveillance systems. First, focus on backbone full wired speed, PoE capability, […]

Israeli Education Ministry To Limit Use Of Security Cameras In Schools

Security camera Cameras will no longer be installed in kindergartens, and in schools they will be allowed in corridors and the schoolyard, but not in gyms or in classrooms. These are some of the new regulations to be issued by the Education Ministry. A ministry document also states that cameras cannot be used to replace on-duty teachers during recess. Moreover, in contrast to the current situation, local authorities will not be able to decide to install cameras in schools in their jurisdiction. Rather, the decision will be up to the principal and the teachers. The new regulations come after years in which more and more security cameras have been installed in hundreds of schools in dozens of cities and towns. The document, outlining the new rules, to be issued by the ministry director general, has not yet been published and is now being scrutinized by the Justice Ministry. However, the head of the Education Ministry’s Psychological Counseling Service, Hannah Shadmi, on Tuesday made the details public at a conference on child and family rights at Sha’arei Mishpat College in Hod Hasharon. Before the Education Ministry will allow a camera to be installed, the new directives will require the principal to explain to the ministry why it is necessary and what other steps he or she has taken to prevent violence in the school. Principals will be limited to using the cameras to prevent violence and not to follow students who are skipping classes. The new regulations also say when […]

Can Facial Recognition Really Tell If A Kid Is Learning In Class?

engage sense facial recognition Can cameras read what’s going on in a second grader’s mind? Photo courtesy of EngageSense All of us have had a teacher who had eyes in the back of his or her head. Even while facing the blackboard, they saw everything—every note being passed, every answer being copied, every face being made. Or at least it seemed that way. All they really had to do was guess right a few times about what was going on behind their backs and, well, that is how classroom legends are made. But what if you took all the guessing out of the picture? What if cameras focused on every kid in the class? That’s what a New York company named SensorStar Labs has in mind, although the point would not be to catch miscreants, but rather to help teachers determine when they’ve lost the class. Face time Here’s how it would work. Using facial recognition software called EngageSense, computers would apply algorithms to what the cameras have recorded during a lecture or discussion to interpret how engaged the students have been. Were the kids’ eyes focused on the teacher? Or were they looking everywhere but the front of the class? Were they smiling or frowning? Or did they just seem confused? Or bored? Teachers would be provided a report that, based on facial analysis, would tell them when student interest was highest or lowest. Says SensorStar co-founder Sean Montgomery, himself a former teacher: “By looking at maybe just […]