Israeli-Based Biometric Security Company, FST21, Opens U.S. Office In 7 World Trade Center

views the best pictures NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — FST21, the leading biometric security company that uses a fusion of biometric and analytic technologies, announced today the opening of the company’s first New York City-based office. The location, at 7 World Trade Center, establishes FST21’s presence in the financial epicenter of the city and highlights the importance of convenient security in the area, while also furthering the company’s investment in the U.S. market. FST21’s new office features a fully operational installment of the company’s biometric security system, including the patented SafeRise In Motion Identification®   technology. The security system seamlessly incorporates both biometric and analytic technology developed by the company, allowing for facial recognition, behavior analysis, voice recognition, and more. "As we continue to expand our business, we are excited to open our office in the heart of New York’s business center," says Major-General Aharon Zeevi Farkash, Founder and CEO, FST21. "Over the past year we have furthered our technology development of biometric security to reach over a 99% positive identification rate. The location further establishes our commitment to the U.S. market, while also showcasing our innovative technology in a city plagued by daily security struggles."The New York City office is the second location in the U.S. for FST21, which also has an office in Sayreville, NJ. The company has already implemented its SafeRise technology within various locations in the New York City area, particularly the famous Knickerbocker Building and the Taino Towers.The company was founded by Major-General […]

The Israeli Video Analytics Conference

Conference guests Conference guests We know how to install thousands of advanced cameras that cover open and closed, safe and secured areas. We know how to store massive amounts of video footage. The question is how can we use all that information in order to produce useful information? What exactly do you do with all the footage you recorded? This was the focus of the second Video Analytics Conference, which took place today at the IAF Center in Herzlia, Israel, organized by the iHLS news website. “What exactly is video analytics ?” asked Arie Fishbein, former IDF Artillery Corps chief and head of the Iron Dome project in Elta. According to him birds and animals have been using video analysis for millions of years. The hawk can distinguish a tiny rodent at great heights, but humans have trouble making sense of recorded video footage. The most significant element are the sensors, and integrating sensors into security systems provides us with a powerful analytical tool, helping us detect significant events in the ocean of data we recorded. Arie Fishbein Avi Yariv, one of the owners and directors of iHLS , gave the keynote address. According to Mr. Yariv tens of thousands of security cameras are installed all over the world, but their installation alone doesn’t actually help us in any way. “Cameras can’t stop crime or terror.” The challenge is the development of technologies that can use the raw data and provide users with useful information, helping us stop criminals […]

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 […]