A Behind the Scenes Look at Security in Biggest Mall in US

Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington Mall of America.

US Wine Superstore Deploys March Video Surveillance Solution

March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced that America’s largest wine and spirits superstore Total Wine & More has standardized on its next-generation retail video surveillance solution. The privately-owned chain is using the March Networks offering to maintain its strong security and loss prevention efforts across 100 outlets located in 15 […]

Retailer Paul Smith Goes IP

Video management software (VMS) with network cameras are being deployed across all of Paul Smith’s 45 stores as part of the UK-based retailer’s first company-wide IT refresh. Initially the new digital video system is being used for loss prevention but once it is fully in place worldwide by the end of 2015, Paul Smith plans to use it for business intelligence to assist retail operations management. Paul Smith has been an early adopter of IP and cloud-based services. In 2001 it migrated to IP telephony, installing a Cisco IPT network. Embracing the latest IT management approaches (including use of open-architected and Microsoft-based systems), the company has been able to maintain a relatively small network services team despite growth. Paul Smith has a retail presence in 35 countries. This approach means that when new IT challenges present themselves, Paul Smith’s Head of IT, Lee Bingham, pictured, looks for standards-based products that can be scaled up. He specifies that new systems and services must last a minimum of ten years because he simply does not have the manpower or budget to go on replacements of devices and software. Paul Smith’s legacy CCTV had grown organically as the group expanded. When the IT department was asked to take over running Paul Smith’s CCTV, Lee Bingham insisted that it must be moved to IP video and be visible on the corporate network: “If it’s not IP then it’s not IT, and therefore it made no sense to move it from our Facilities Management […]

Rathcliffe Properties Sold On The Power Of IQinVision And ExacqVision Edge

This article was originally distributed via PRWeb. PRWeb, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. SOURCE: Recent Incorporation of Decision Intelligence Provides Continuous Development of End-to-End Recruiting Solution to Peoplefluent Customers Waltham, MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Peoplefluent® , a leading social human capital management technology company, today announced innovative decision intelligence for customers, delivering the most intuitive and holistic recruiting solution in the industry. Peoplefluent Vendor Management System (VMS) provides managers step-by-step guidance on creating effective, compliant vendor and service requisitions while Peoplefluent Recruiting Management System (RMS) establishes industry-standard single sign-on (SSO) and industry-leading recruitment automation through advanced workflow management and configuration that maximizes recruiter efficiency and productivity. As nearly one-third of todays workforce is considered independent or contingent*, a blended talent acquisition approach partnered with comprehensive visibility of a companys entire recruiting effort is required to strategically fulfill an organizations contingent workforce needs, said Stephen Bruce, senior vice president, Product Management and Product Marketing, Peoplefluent. The latest versions of Peoplefluent RMS and Peoplefluent VMS embody our mission to deliver customers intuitive tools for their managers to effectively attract and acquire talent across their organizations no matter the classification of employment. With highly detailed decision support functionality, Peoplefluent VMS provides managers the visibility required to navigate the unique demands of the contingent workforce, resulting in optimal management of spend, compliance and risk related to contingent staff. The enhancement systematizes often-complex choices to clarify effective and compliant vendor and service project requisitions, ensuring prospective […]

Shoppers Getting Ripped Off By Tiny, High-Tech Cash Register Spy Device

6 hours ago Police Picture # 2 Crooks who steal credit and debit card numbers have found a devious new way to snag this information. They’re using a small and relatively cheap piece of off-the-shelf technology to compromise computerized store cash registers. We know about this because a band of brazen thieves was caught on security cameras installing these high-tech skimmers on cash registers at the Nordstrom store in Aventura, Fla., two weeks ago. The skimmers are built into standard Ps2 cable connectors that plug into the back of a computer where customers can’t see them. They’re only about an inch long — and look so innocuous that even if employees saw them they might not suspect anything.  “It’s a little piece of plastic, usually purple, that fits into the port where your keyboard connects to your computer,” explained security analyst Brian Krebs, who first reported this story on his KrebsOnSecurity blog. “It intercepts any data that is sent on that communication channel, whether it’s keystrokes or somebody swiping a card through a terminal.” Ps2 Keystroke loggers have been available for years. They sell for as little as $40 and are marketed as “professional surveillance products.” Krebs said this is the first time he’s ever heard of them being used to skim card information from a retailer. Nordstrom confirmed that it had found and removed “unauthorized devices on a small number of cash registers” at their Aventura store.   “We take this situation seriously and have been working closely […]