Global Security Operation Centers (GSOCs) are the hub of security operations, bringing together large amounts of data from surveillance, access control and intrusion systems into a centralized location, in addition to carrying out travel risk management and various intelligence operations. They play an important role by helping corporations to mitigate risk and gain situational awareness. All of this data, however, presents a challenge for GSOCs. Faced with processing thousands of events each day, GSOC operators find it hard to identify real threats from false nuisance alarms, leading to real breaches getting missed frequently. This defeats the entire purpose of GSOCs, which is to protect people and assets.
TRENDnet has announced the introduction of TRENDnet Hive, an advanced network cloud manager designed to save users on cost and time by simplifying and centralizing network management and monitoring. Hassle-free remote access and management is made possible with TRENDnet’s reliable cloud service (and free mobile companion app coming out near the end of the year); no personal cloud or server is required.
PureTech Systems Inc., an Arizona-based geospatial video analytics company, announced the issuance of a patent by the United States Patent Office – US Patent No 8,929,603 “Autonomous Lock-On Target Tracking with Geospatial-Aware PTZ Cameras.” The newly awarded patent addresses PureTech Systems’ technology growth in the area of utilizing video analytics on pan-tilt-zoom cameras whether stationary or on a mobile platform.
SALTO Systems, world leaders in wire-free and wireless access control technology, and Maxxess, a U.S.-based, global corporation recognized for its award-winning security software, announced a strategic partnership. The collaboration brings together SALTO’s Virtual Network (SVN) with Maxxess’ universal security management software, eFusion to deliver a powerful integrated platform for managing both online and offline access points.
Bold Technologies, a leading provider of central station and PSIM software, acquired fellow automation provider, ABM Data Systems. Bold Technologies has announced it will retain the staff and products of ABM Data Systems. The acquisition significantly increases Bold’s customer base and supplements the company’s product portfolio, while adding substantial industry experience to the Bold Technologies’ team.
AxxonSoft has announced the release of version 4.9.3 of the Axxon Intellect PSIM software platform. In the new version, the developers have concentrated on refining and fine-tuning existing functionality as well as continuing to reinforce the stability of Intellect-powered security systems. In addition, new features have been added, including integration of new hardware and system administration tools.
savVi™ is a unified video analytics software solution that offers a wide variety of analytics functionalities through a single, easy to use platform that integrates with existing or new surveillance systems. Featuring real-time event detection, video search, and business intelligence applications, savVi provides a complete solution to the diverse video analytics requirements of multiple vertical […]
Vicon Industries Inc. (VII:NYSE-MKT) (“Vicon”), a leading security solutions provider and producer, significantly improves the ease of video management with the release of their newest software ViconNet 7. Vicon’s newest VMS solution streamlines recording configuration to replace the need for creating recording macros and schedules on NVRs and DVRs. In addition, several new updates, such […]
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington have been using biometric technology to facilitate the process of artificially aging and de-aging the human face, which could greatly improve law enforcement practices. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the work of Dr. Karl Ricanek and his team of professors and students is sponsored by the […]
Version 3.6 of the innovative open Axxon Next VMS is now available from developer Axxonsoft. Highlights in the new version include improved system performance and stability, as well as added features and enhancements to functionality and usability. The enhancements in the new VMS include changes to the existing information display boards –the Health Board and […]
ISC West was a major event in the world of physical access control verticals and as was discussed in the latest findBIOMETRICS primer, biomtertic technology has an immense number of applications when it comes to keeping areas protected via identity management. Iris ID, formerly LG Iris, has been taking full advantage of the stage that […]
VidSys, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, today announced the release of version 7.6 of its software platform. The upgrade provides enhanced functionality, increased operating efficiency and an expanded suite of product security tools and features. New functionality in VidSys 7.6 increases the ease of use for operators and system administrators, […]
iView Systems’ BI module plugs into its Incident Reporting and Risk Management suite There’s almost no limit to where analytics can be used in an enterprise. That’s why an Ontario-based physical incident reporting software supplier has released a business intelligence add-on for its solution. iView Systems of Oakville, Ont., said Thursday it is now selling the iTrak BI Module , which delivers dashboards from its iTrak Incident Reporting and Risk Management software and form other data sources. “iTrak BI provides the ability to analyze a multitude of transactions and information on one centralized platform, empowering users to capture, analyze and glean actionable insight, hidden in the layers of data within your enterprise,” iView president Martin Drew said in a statement. The Web-based module has a large selection of high-quality data controls and visualizations including interactive charts, guagues, maps and scorecards the company said, that connects and consolidates data. Users can also write comments on the dashboards to be forwarded to other staff. They also have a range of viewing options for both desktop and mobile delivery. The BI module comes in two versions: Lite and Enterprise. The module lets users drag and drop virtual tables, dimensions, datasets and key performance indicators to make dashboard creation easy. There are filter, drill down, pop up and hover over analysis capabilities. It comes with standard, financial and statistical formulas. The results can be exported to Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, CSV, PDF or Image. iTrak links to Microsoft SQL Server. The client is approved for […]
By Brianna Crandall , February 21, 2014— Genetec , a provider of unified Internet protocol (IP) security solutions worldwide, recently announced that the latest service release of Security Center (5.2 SR4) provides integration with over 80 new video devices from 13 technology partners, including many new models from Arecont, Axis Communications, Samsung, Sony and Vivotek, making it easy for facilities and security managers to take advantage of the latest technological advances. The release follows the launch of new Security Center plugins for partner solutions including Software House C•CURE 9000 access control, Barco CMS video wall, Southwest MicroPoint perimeter detection devices and DSC PowerSeries intrusion panels. Security Center is Genetec’s unified security platform created to seamlessly blend IP security surveillance systems within a single intuitive interface to simplify operations. Available now for download to all Security Center 5.2 customers and to those with an active software maintenance agreement (SMA), this service release provides customers access to new software updates and feature options, with support for many of the latest edge devices on the market. Security Center 5.2 SR4 provides support for a number of new encoders, including the Axis M7016 and P7216, offering analog customers highly cost-effective 16-channel encoder options. The release also integrates with a large number of new megapixel IP cameras from Genetec technology partners, including support for additional models of Arecont SurroundVideo panoramic cameras. Users can choose from modular security systems, building a system that matches their requirements. The number of Security Center technology partners also continues […]
San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) — More than two dozen San Diego county law enforcement agencies have started testing facial recognition technology used to help identify people in the field. Currently, the software allows officers to compare any photo of your face to a database of local mug shots. But there are concerns about what may happen next. Patrol cop Robert Halverson is one of seven officers in the Chula Vista Police Department who carries a tablet computer loaded with the facial recognition software, made by FaceFirst, LLC. "This only taps into the county booking photos," Officer Halverson said while demonstrating the software to CBS News 8. "This is just an investigation tool. It’s only scanning against that one database to compare faces," he said. Twenty-five local agencies currently are testing about 180 of the devices, paid for with a Homeland Security grant under a $475,000 annual contract with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The devices and software allow officers to snap a photo of a person in the field and compare that image to mug shots already on file. "I think a policeman doesn’t like it when someone gets away with not being held accountable, like say, they give you a bogus name and you weren’t able to catch it," said Officer Halverson. Right now, the software ties into the county’s criminal mug shot database of about 1.4 million images. But privacy advocates says it’s […]
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 […]
The E-Plus data center became home to a video surveillance system based on the Axxon Intellect PSIM platform and Brickcom HD cameras Axxon Intellect is VMS with a modular architecture, allowing creation of integrated security systems of any level of complexity Owned by Telefonica, E-Plus is a multinational telecom and one of the top three mobile operators in Germany. The company serves over 19 million subscribers. Over 4,700 specialists are employed by the company in Germany. 2012 revenues totalled EUR 3.4 billion. E-Plus was in a situation similar to that faced by many businesses: it needed to update the security and video surveillance systems at the company’s data centre. The facility was guarded by a patchwork of analog cameras that were located on different networks. E-Plus needed to transform a scattered arrangement of cameras into a modern, integrated system with support for future expansion, hardware additions, and new instruments and functions. Until recently, video at the site was provided by WINMag analogue cameras produced by Honeywell . But new challenges required surveillance with higher resolution and greater support for integration, as a part of a flexible integrated security system with support for rapid, situation-dependent configuration changes. Ease of setup and use were driving factors as well. The client’s choice went to the Intellect Enterprise, developed by AxxonSoft . Axxon Intellect is video management software with a modular architecture, allowing creation of integrated security systems of any level of complexity. A decisive advantage of Axon Intellect Enterprise over competing products […]
Mindtree East campus is a large facility with over 1200 mindtree “’minds” walking in each day. The management was looking for an effective way to enhance their monitoring with respect to the safety of the entire premises and all visitors and staff. Total of 68 network cameras were deployed across 6 floors with an area of 107,000 sq ft. CONCERNS The implementation has brought a number of benefits. Apart from the cameras, the organization has also deployed its own Mindtree Manage Mind VMS and Video Analytics on standard off-the-shelf servers to address the below challenges: The head of security and senior security officers are constantly on the move and needed quick access to live video and recorded feeds. The head of security is located in a different campus located across the city. Entry to certain areas within the campus such as data centers, finance bay and hardware labs is highly restricted. Security officers need to be alerted as soon as anyone enters these areas. Security officers watching the video feeds from the control room wanted to be able to create incidents and assign them to specific security officers. Ensure that service entrances were not mis-used. For example, vehicle parking at service entrances is restricted to duration of loading/unloading of goods and equipment. Security officers wanted a quick mechanism to assess all security incidents that occurred during the day. Guards frequently moved out of their position especially after office hours and during the weekends. Web browser-based clients enable security officers […]
Material Handling Wholesaler Cover OnSSI announced that Core4 Technologies of Bloomington, MN will be representing sales for the company’s flagship Ocularis Video Management Software platform in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. With 60 years of collective experience in the security and electrical markets, Core4 will play an instrumental role in further expanding OnSSI’s market share in these important territories. With Core4 Technologies as our manufacturer’s rep in the Upper Midwest, OnSSI can better support our existing customers in the territory while helping us cultivate new business opportunities,” said Brad Anderson, National Sales Manager, OnSSI. Video and event management can be better managed with Ocularis, creating a safer and more controlled environment,” said Ryan Johnson, President, Core4 Technologies. “We are excited to bring this innovative VMS solution to our customers, which we feel will further stimulate OnSSI’s growing presence in this sales territory.” Related Articles Yale takes home Aurora Award for exceptional operator training program – November 13, 2013 Felling Trailers online auction of pink trailer benefits breast cancer prevention and support – November 13, 2013 Toyota unveils grand opening of North American national headquarters – November 06, 2013 UTi named “National Carrier Partner” by Niagara Bottling – November 06, 2013 C&U Americas moves to larger facility – November 06, 2013 IDEAL names new business unit manager for precision tool group – November 06, 2013 Rimrock becomes RIA certified robot integrator – November 06, 2013 CLARK appoints new chief financial officer – November 04, 2013 Mike Weisburn […]
3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of advanced video surveillance and video business intelligence, and OSSI , developer of Intelli-Site, a PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) platform, announced today integration of their respective products further solidifying the holistic approach to system integration both companies embrace. As a result of the integration, Intelli-Site users can virtually navigate through their campus using a customizable map-driven GUI (Graphical User Interface), and by simply clicking on a camera icon, pull up the corresponding video stream instantly to their desktop or a dedicated video matrix display. “As deployments continue to get larger and more complicated, centrally-managed command and control security solutions become critical,” states Matthew Kushner , 3xLOGIC’s CEO. “With OSSI, we have seamlessly integrated video verification and remote management into Intelli-Site’s Information Manager for a level of video accessibility unique in the industry.” Additional features provided include: One-click importing of camera device names and settings from 3xLOGIC’s VIGIL VMS (Video Management System) Multi-camera view of event- or alarm-driven video Automated multi-camera pre- and post-event recording Active guard rotation video tours “3xLOGIC’s VIGIL VMS is an integral part of our complete PSIM solution,” says Dean Novak , OSSI’s CEO. “With a single click, the 3xLOGIC-enabled Intelli-Site system takes the user to the proper location, shows them the live video and provides them with any audio related to the event. This information is critical in helping them resolve the situation. While acknowledging to the Intelli-Site system they are attending to the event or alarm, thereby avoiding […]