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Iris ID Introduces IrisTime – A Contactless, Biometric Time and Attendance Solution

Iris ID, a new biometric time and attendance platform providing a fully customizable and accurate solution to meet the leading workforce management needs of small businesses to enterprise organizations worldwide. IrisTime also offers a new technique for authenticating employee identity that uses a fusion of iris and face recognition to increase accuracy and convenience.

The New Age of Safety and Security

With the advent of the pandemic and societal unrest, today’s government agencies are faced with evolving threats like never before. The pandemic, which has created higher unemployment rates and civil unrest across the nation, has created the ‘perfect storm’ for increased crime. The Wall Street Journal reported that in a survey of municipal budget officers, the average municipality tax revenue has declined 11% year over year. How can today’s agencies ensure the protection of their employees and their property in times of heightened security needs in a financially feasible way?

ISC EAST 2020 Event Has Been Canceled

ISC East 2020, scheduled for Nov. 18-19, 2020, in New York City, has been canceled due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 as further discussed below, and continued restrictions on large events. Amidst extensive travel restrictions across the majority of the U.S., health and safety concerns due to the pandemic and the essential workers’ responsibility of security and public professionals during this time, it is not viable to meet in person for the event this year.

Vistacom Tech Expo 2020 Goes Virtual Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Vistacom announced this week that its annual Tech Expo, which highlights the latest technology innovations from its audiovisual, control room and technology partners, will go virtual with a four-part webinar series designed to highlight the latest AV and technology innovations. Earlier this year, Vistacom canceled the in-person expo because of ongoing concerns with the spread of coronavirus, but has decided to offer the 2020 Vistacom Tech Expo as a virtual event.

TDSi Provides Free Online Expert Roundtable Advice and Training Seminars

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to confirm its continued programme of Table Talks sessions for its partners and end-users. TDSi began hosting these regular sessions during the Lockdown phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, to deliver technical and informational content to interested parties. TDSi’s Table Talks are free online discussion and training sessions featuring TDSi’s security experts with a Roundtable of its key technical and commercial team members.

Global Security Exchange 2020 Transitions to Fully Virtual GSX+

ASIS International announced its decision to move GSX 2020 to a fully virtual experience, titled GSX+, which includes more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, a robust exhibition marketplace, and unique peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Following months of careful evaluation of the risks associated with convening an event of 20,000 professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, ASIS leadership concluded that transitioning GSX to a virtual-only environment for its 2020 event

Allied Universal Helps Schools and Universities Prepare for the Upcoming Academic Year; Offering Highly Advanced Safety Protocols

As educational leaders continue the challenging conversation about what the new normal will look like for students across the nation, Allied Universal is helping school administrators and campus safety departments plan and prepare for students returning to school. Over last several months, Allied Universal’s K-12 and higher education experts have been sharing best practices, guidance and tools to help schools provide a safe and secure environment for all students and faculty.

Allied Universal’s Health Screening Application Helps Keep Facilities Secure During Pandemic

Allied Universal is offering screening solutions that leverage state-of-the-art technology that bridges the gap between artificial intelligence (AI) and human response to protect people.The company is applying their advanced artificial intelligence platform, HELIAUS, to keep facilities secure during the COVID-19 pandemic. HELIAUS is an advanced artificial intelligence platform designed to improve safety and reduce risk by enhancing on-site guarding services.

Mapping Out the Best Emergency Response When a Crisis Strikes

Over the past month, it has become very clear that the impact of a global pandemic was something most organizations and industries were unprepared to manage. That is the very nature of emergencies. They often catch us unaware and unsure of how to respond. Depending on the scope of your organization and systems, it can be difficult to coordinate responses in real-time. The longer it takes to make and implement critical decisions, the higher the risk of disrupting business continuity.

Thousands of Security Job Openings in Response to COVID-19

G4S announces it is looking to hire more than 15,000 new team members across the U.S. over the next two months. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing extensive business disruption and change in a variety of sectors, this has led to an increased demand for security personnel across the country. Security officer and site supervisor positions span a variety of industries such as healthcare, government, finance, technology, commercial and private properties.

Need To Implement Security Guard And Managed Guarding In Pandemic Outbreaks

The Covid19 pandemic has produced an increase in the way security guard services operate with global inquiries rising rapidly as sites go into states of lockdown. Commercial IP and vital global infrastructures have seen a spike in use for competent professional security guarding hire that is able to minimize incursions onto sites while minimizing criminal activity. This drive is seen as good for business but has created a sub-set of problems, Mainly how we keep our manned guarding teams safe in such times of a pandemic.