NTT Security Corporation, the specialized security company of NTT Group, has launched “IT/OT Integrated Security Services.” The new services will be taken to market globally through the NTT Group companies, Dimension Data, NTT Communications, and NTT DATA, forming part of its suite of integrated services to enable successful digital transformation initiatives for its clients.
As physical security and video surveillance becomes more ubiquitous, more vendors are offering solutions and services to help protect commercial assets. And now Georgia Power, a southern U.S. utility company is getting into the act. Georgia Power is introducing SiteView™, a powerful new video surveillance and security tool, offered as part of the company’s growing menu of optional services. With SiteView, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers have the option to obtain a high-definition camera system, owned, installed, and maintained by Georgia Power with no upfront cost. The service will also be available to homeowner associations and multi-family residential developments. SiteView cameras are mounted on new or existing outdoor lighting poles and the video is provided directly to the customer’s on-site video recorder or third-party cloud-based storage.
Robert Bosch North America Corporation has acquired Climatec, LLC, a leading provider of energy efficiency, building automation, security, and life-safety solutions for the U.S. market. The company employs some 670 associates at a total of twelve offices across Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas.
Convergint Technologies announced the acquisition of Beacon Security and Communications Solutions, a leading provider of physical security systems and services in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. Beacon is a value-added security solutions provider serving global Fortune 500 companies.
Global Link Response Centre, Inc. is now offering monitoring services for Bosch intrusion detection systems. The company recently installed a CONETTIX D6100IPv6 Communications Receiver/Gateway, enabling it to receive communications from Bosch control panels. Located in Toronto, Global Link Response Centre provides professional and reliable monitoring and security services to thousands of homes and businesses across […]
S1 Corporation (“S1”), a global leader in security systems and integration, and VidSys, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, today announced a strategic partnership agreement. S1, an affiliate of the top global corporation Samsung Group, is adopting VidSys as its exclusive go-to-market PSIM platform for security integration and critical infrastructure in […]
A managed security service model in the physical security space is not a new concept. Physical security vendors and systems integrators have found that migrating services to either a cloud-based option or enhancing their customer service and value-added proposition can be a game-changer and a differentiator that increases revenue and ensures a loyal customer base. Large security solutions providers like Tyco have been helping their customers improve their operating efficiencies through a suite of web-enabled commercial security services for some time. The managed security service helps clients manage everything from physical card access control and video surveillance, to alert notifications that can quickly spread emergency messaging via mobile devices. But as the lines between physical and logical security systems continue to blur, IT-centric security vendors and integrators are now finding that managed security services might be a viable approach to addressing their client’s cyber security threats. Siemens announced this week that it’s Industrial Security Services group is launching a Managed Security Service offering in the U.S that is aimed at providing continuous protection to manufacturing and industrial production environments. The offering includes assessment of security posture, implementation of recommended security measures and transitions into ongoing defense against rapidly evolving cyber security threats in Industrial Control System environments. The new program will first be introduced in the U.S. followed by Europe and Asia. What makes the Siemens managed security services (MSS) unique is the fact that the initiative is being spearheaded by its Industrial Security Services group which is targeting […]
300 Pound R2 D2 like Robot is New Breed of Crime Fighting Machine The 300 pound R5 Autonomous Data Machine looks like a hybrid of R2-D2 and the robot from Lost in Space. Photo: Knightscope A Californian company, Knightscope , has developed a Robocop-on-wheels, which bears a striking resemblance to the Star Wars’ R2-D2. The mobile robot, known as the K5 Autonomous Data Machine, was created in the wake of Sandy Hook school shooting and has a mission to “cut crime by 50 per cent” “We founded Knightscope after what happened … you are never going to have an armed officer in every school,” said William Santana Li, a co-founder of the company. The K5 Autonomous Data Machine is intended “to augment private security services on corporate campuses and in large, vacant buildings and warehouses,” according to its developer, Knightscope, which added, “Tedious and monotonous monitoring should be handled by the K5, leaving ‘hands-on’ activities to security personnel.” The K5′s weapons to fight crime and deter criminals are a “video camera, thermal imaging sensors, a laser range finder, radar, air quality sensors and a microphone.” All these are intended to alert you should it find anything out-of-the-ordinary as it patrols a “pre-planned route”. Mr. Li envisions the K5 to have wireless access to a data server where it could recognise faces and license plates to identify crooks in the act. He even goes one-step further into Hollywood fantasy by expressing a desire to employ “precog” – a crime-prediction process […]
Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the UK has awarded security and outsourcing firm G4S a major contract to help protect its operations here. From December this year the three-year contract will see over 200 officers from G4S Secure Solutions protect six key sites for the bank, in a move that G4S says will form one of the company’s largest commercial UK contracts. Under the deal G4S staff will provide reception security, access control, patrolling, administration, CCTV operations and systems, intelligence and risk management at the six sites across the UK and Ireland, including its headquarters at King Edward Street, London. The UK deal will also see G4S provide “sophisticated technology-based security solutions”, said the bank, including handheld devices for G4S officers providing intelligence, reporting and monitoring. Other technology-enabled operations will include reporting procedures harmonised between the UK and the US, leading to a single global standard for the bank. The total value of the contract has not been disclosed. G4S already provides security solutions to over 3,000 Bank of America branches across the US and facilities across the world. G4S has just confirmed that the chief executive of its UK and Ireland business, Richard Morris , has resigned after 10 years at the company. He has been replaced by Eddie Aston, who was the company’s chief operating officer. Morris’ departure comes after a series of controversies surrounding G4S’s work on public contracts, including being accused of overcharging for them. And last year, a failure in an internal computer […]