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SALTO Unveils JustIN: Mobile App Allows Your Smartphone to Serve as Your Hotel Room Key

The intuitive JustIN mobile key app developed by SALTO communicates securely via the Cloud and enables a hotel guest to receive his room key online, anytime, and anywhere. For the guest, the process is as simple as arriving at the hotel and deciding to receive the room key directly to his smartphone (iOS and Android devices) without going to hotel reception for the traditional check-in process.

Cognitec Unveils Real Time Face Detection Camera

The FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 camera from Cognitec. Germany-based facial recognition technology developer Cognitec has unveiled a new video camera featuring a built-in facial recognition system. The FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 camera is an IP video camera that offers high image quality over low bandwidth. The video camera’s face biometrics technology employs gapless, real-time face detection and tracking, and produces lossless video streams for each face that it detects.

Skepticism About Alipay Facial Recognition Rises

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In the wake of Alipay’s announcement that it is going to use facial recognition technology for user authentication in mobile payments, some are starting to ask if that kind of security is really enough. Dan Moren, in particular, says he has found a flaw in the system in a new Popular Science article.

Milestone Systems Gathers EMEA Distributors for Summit Themed ‘Winning Together’

More than 25 distribution partners attended the first Milestone conference dedicated solely to distributors. In addition to intensifying the partnerships in the European, Middle East and African regions, a new Distribution Manager was announced for the Americas.

Workplace Biometric Technology Outpacing the Law

Whether they’re clocking in to work, trying to enter a secure room or driving a company car, many workers are finding that the procedures for these everyday workplace occurrences are changing. To improve efficiency, combat fraud, and boost employee health and safety, employers increasingly are adopting biometric devices. Biometric technology analyzes the unique characteristics of a person through his or her fingerprints, irises, retinas, hand geometry, facial patterns, voice patterns or DNA information.

HauteSpot Introduces HiveMINDER – Fully Distributed Mesh VMS

HauteSpot Networks Corporation, the premier provider of integrated wireless solutions for fixed, mobile, and nomadic IP video in the healthcare, broadcast, commercial security, and public safety industries, announced today the release of HiveMINDER™ the fully distributed mesh video management system (VMS). HiveMINDER VMS system runs on the innovative HauteSpot Networks HiveCAM™. HiveMINDER is a simple to use, powerful VMS that supports leading edge features and functions.

Australian City Opens $1.3M Surveillance Center With Facial Recognition Technology

Logan City in South East Queensland, Australia recently opened a $1.3 million CCTV surveillance center that uses facial recognition technology to monitor troublemakers, criminals, and burst water mains, according to a report by The Register. Over the past decade, the program has expanded from nine CCTVs to more than 300. The system operates on the Teleste video management system, which is also being used in Paris and Sweden, as well as in Austria’s national transport and roadways.

Scala Storage New Vendor in Scale Out Object Storage System for Video Surveillance

Video Surveillance​​ storage with its high-definition, high megapixel video recording and data for long retention requirements requires new ways of thinking and new ways of storing all that video data. IP-based video surveillance technologies have an ever growing need for higher storage capacity.

Alibaba Demos ‘Smile to Pay’ Facial Recognition App

Alibaba just made a huge leap forward in identity verification, moving beyond fingerprint- and eyeball-scanning to facial recognition. Founder Jack Ma took center stage at the CeBit  2015 conference in Hannover, Germany, to demonstrate Smile To Pay, Alibaba’s smartphone payment system.