The pace of technological innovation is such that even the most fantastic of imagined futures seem like they could easily become reality. As existing technologies reach maturity, unforeseen developments arrive ever more quickly, and innovations make the leap from consumer applications to business (and vice versa) it’s imperative that we constantly seek to find those that have the potential to add value to our own business and those of our customers.
ONVIF® announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, Feb. 26-27, 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control. Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech.’ The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the future of the physical security industry.
Viakoo has joined Spiceworks Global IT Community and is sponsoring the Physical Security Group as of early 2018. Spiceworks’ global IT community includes millions of IT professionals, over 50,000 of which are subscribed to the Physical Security Group. Though the Physical Security Group is a recent addition to the Spiceworks Community, its rapid growth in recent years demonstrates how integral IT is becoming to many physical security professionals’ operational procedures.
Essence announced that its WeR@Home™ technology has been integrated with the Google Assistant, allowing WeR@Home customers to use the Google Assistant on their phone; voice-activated speaker, like Google Home; and more to operate their Essence-based IoT solutions. Essence WeR@Home Smart Living enables consumers to enjoy IoT’s possibilities through seamlessly and remotely managing their connected homes.
Being the generation of “Internet of Things”, people are storing everything to cloud in order to simplify the management. In surveillance field, many kinds of cloud NVR solutions are released to the public. The most common topology is “NVR in Cloud”, the video recordings are transferred from IP cameras to cloud directly.
Global Net Solutions (GNS), an innovator in facilities-based smart security and business intelligence solutions, unveiled its S-Badge, a revolutionary IoT-based security solution designed to improve safety and tackle insider threats and breaches in high security environments, such as airports, hospitals, school districts and college campuses, government agencies and more.
Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM) unveils its new 700-Series Z-Wave platform, which include numerous performance and technological enhancements in energy-efficiency and RF performance, while being cost-effective, built to power the context-aware smart home.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) salutes Ken Mills, General Manager, Surveillance and Security, Dell EMC, with the 2016 SIA Chairman’s Award for his leading work on cybersecurity initiatives in the security industry. With his service on the SIA Board of Directors and the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board, Mills has been a highly visible proponent of cybersecurity measures for physical security devices on networks as well as the rapidly developing Internet of Things. SIA Chairman Denis Hebert will present the SIA Chairman’s Award to Mr. Mills at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 4, 2016, during ISC West.
CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, together with Himax Imaging, Inc., a subsidiary of Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) and emza Visual Sense, announced that the companies have developed the industry’s first intelligent always- on visual sensor specifically designed to overcome the power- and cost -constraints of vision processing for IoT applications. The companies will showcase the WiseEye IoT sensor at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas.