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Avigilon Adds Appearance Alerts to Commercial Video Management Software

Avigilon Corporation announced the newest version of its video management software, Avigilon Control Center 7.4, which incorporates artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition technology. The new “appearance alerts” capability
will help commercial organizations, such as educational institutions and
hospitals, accelerate response times by identifying people of interest in
enterprise settings. For example, the technology can alert the security team at a local high school when a banned or flagged individual has entered the campus.

ONVIF Reflects On 2018 Activities In 10th Annual Meeting

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products held its annual membership meeting in early November, with an overview of important activities of 2018 and perspective on the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile T in 2018, an advancement which represents how ONVIF keeps pace with technological advancements that affect product development and interoperability between IP-based physical security products.

Becoming A Vibrant, Smart, And Safe City

Earlier this year, a group of public and private organizations —including Transportation America, Natural Resource Defense Council, Uber, and cityway— got together to establish a set of Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities. Essentially, the group put together 10 principles that they feel should guide urban decision making for the future. Notably, the list includes planning cities and mobility together, prioritizing people over vehicles, engaging with all stakeholders, and working toward creating greater connectivity.

Oncam Debuts First-of-Its-Kind Online Visualization Tool And 360-Degree Dewarping Capabilities

Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced it has added two new functionalities to its website in an effort to enhance the user experience and drive interaction. The web-based 360-degree dewarping preview and the online visualization tool demonstrate Oncam’s continued focus on innovation and individuality. The 360-degree dewarping capability is available through all browsers and enables visitors to use their mouse scroll wheel or trackpad to zoom in/out on, rotate or convert any area of the fisheye image. This makes it appear and feel as though you are looking at a traditional video stream, which allows security operators to view a scene in real-time as events are unfolding.

VIVOTEK Joins HEVC Advance To Expand HEVC/H.265 Video Compression Technology

HEVC Advance and VIVOTEK Inc. announced that VIVOTEK has become a Licensee of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Licensing Program. As a Licensee, VIVOTEK gains access to a large portfolio of valuable patents essential to implementing the HEVC/H.265 video compression standard. HEVC/H.265 offers the next generation video compression that delivers twice the efficiency of H.264. VIVOTEK, a leading IP surveillance solution provider, is among those companies leading the effort to bring HEVC/H.265 video compression technology to the IP surveillance marketplace through its comprehensive H.265 solutions and strategic alliances.

Research Points To Large Uptick In Smart Home Device Adoption, Awareness

Consumers see more clearly how home smart devices can directly benefit their lives, and are planning to purchase more smart home devices in the future. Those are the key insights from a consumer survey commissioned by PlumChoice, Inc., the leading provider of premium technical services for IoT and cloud brands, and the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave. This second annual consumer benchmark survey 2016: Year of the Smart Device also highlights the need for companies to provide consumers a user experience that allows their smart home devices to fit easily into their lives.

Stonelock To Showcase Latest Innovations In Facial Recognition Technology At ISC West

StoneLock® Pro’s proprietary near infrared (NIR) technology measures over 2,000 points of reflectivity at the sub-dermal level and creates an encrypted reference file that never contains personally identifiable information (PII), making it less susceptible to typical security and privacy-laden vulnerabilities associated with photo-based facial recognition systems. With an accuracy rate of less than one in a quarter million, (less than 0.0004% False Acceptance Rate) it is ideal for users who recognize the inherent weaknesses of standalone access badges or PINs that can get lost, stolen, or shared.

Avigilon Expands Video Analytics With Face And Vehicle Search

Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, announced that it will preview the new Avigilon Face and Vehicle Appearance Search video analytics technologies at ISC West 2017, Sands Expo and Convention Center booth 22043, in Las Vegas, USA, from April 5 to 7, 2017. Avigilon is expanding its deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) search engine, Avigilon Appearance Search technology, with two powerful new features that help users save time and effort during critical investigations.

Avigilon Launches Highly Anticipated Appearance Search Technology

Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, announced that it has further enhanced its self-learning video analytics capabilities by introducing Avigilon Appearance Search technology immediately available with Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 6.0 video management software. Avigilon Appearance Search, Avigilon’s newest and most advanced video analytics technology, is a sophisticated deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) search engine that sorts through hours of footage with ease, allowing users to quickly locate a specific person of interest across all cameras on an entire site.

Video Surveillance Technology To Have Biggest Impact On Security Businesses in 2017, Capital One Survey Finds

A Capital One survey found that more than half (52 percent) of security professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming year – a significant increase from 2015 when only 23 percent of respondents answered similarly. Growth of interconnected devices (the “Internet of Things”) was cited as the next most significant trend at 28 percent.

OmniVision And MStar Partnering On New Imaging Applications With Infrared Processing And Scene Reproduction

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced that the company’s second-generation RGB-Ir image sensors, the OV9756 and the OV4686, will be supported by MStar’s new on-chip image signal processor, the MSC318. The MSC318 is designed for security IP camera solutions and for driving recorder video cameras in automotive imaging applications. OmniVision’s OV9756 and OV4686 were selected for their advanced infrared sensitivity to produce excellent videos in all lighting conditions in an ultra-compact industrial design.

‘Predictive Policing’ Isn’t In Science Fiction, It’s In Sacramento

Sacramento —like New York, Houston, Miami, St. Louis, and other cities before it— is looking at the next step: the launch in October of a “real-time crime center,” a central location from which officers could monitor all their existing surveillance technologies, PODs included. The idea is that consolidating information about criminal activity —from stalking complaints to potential lone wolf terrorist attacks— would make law enforcement more effective at investigating and perhaps preventing some incidents. The process would also promote accountability and transparency at a time of rising tension between police and the black community, providing evidence of both police and suspect behavior during tense encounters, proponents say.

Tyco Security Products Offers EyeLock Nano NXT Iris Authentication

An ideal solution for business, government and other applications, EyeLock nano NXT uses video, rather than still pictures, to capture eye images at 20 frames per second. EyeLock’s technology converts the unique characteristics of each iris into encrypted code, creating a high level of security with a false accept rate during authentication of 1 in 1.5 million for a single eye. The biometric identifier can authenticate up to 20 people per minute while in-motion and at-a-distance of 12 inches.

SALTO and MAXXESS Establish Strategic Partnership

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.

The Smart Home: A Tale of Two Standards

Smart home technology is here and is increasing penetration into consumer’s homes day-by-day but, as with any technology, standards and protocols matter.

For the past 15 years or so, technology companies have sought to develop software solutions that enable the use of Internet protocol (IP) for wireless sensor networks and other connected devices that leverage Internet connectivity. As a result several means of connectivity and networking have emerged that are making their way into smart home solutions including ZigBee and 6LoWPAN.

iOmniscient’s Automated Response System Wins Australian Innovation Challenge

iOmniscient, the leader in providing intelligent analytics solutions has just won ‘The Australian Innovation Challenge 2014’ for the most innovative Information and Communication Technology. The Award was for iOmniscient’s latest product which uses artificial intelligence to significantly reduce the response time for emergency services during accidents.

Intel Licenses Cognitec’s Technology for Device Access

Cognitec Systems has signed an important software development and license agreement with Intel Corporation. Under the agreement, the companies will cooperate to apply face recognition to access control on electronic devices. Logon to PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other computing devices will become both more convenient and secure as the technology replaces conventional passwords.

Tyco Security Products Sponsors Prestigious Women’s Symposium

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced today it is a proud sponsor of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, which will host its 10th annual event on December 4 in Boston. The conference features nationally recognized speakers and provides professional women with workshops and seminars on entrepreneurship, professional development and personal /professional life balance.

Advances in Camera Technology for Vending Machines and ATMs

Video and camera technology is used in a wide range of vending machines from food and beverage-type dispensers to ticketing kiosks and ATMs. Applications range from video security to prevent damage and theft, to uses of cameras as an intrinsic part of the transaction, such as reading barcodes or QR codes for access control.

Newer applications or in development include using video for marketing and to boost sales and biometrics for enhanced security. Facial recognition has an important role to play in both current and future applications.

The CPU Power Paradox

A couple of years ago HauteSpot Networks introduced the microNVR which was and remains a valuable tool for video security. The premise of the microNVR is to be a small (as in “micro”), power efficient, computing device that has all sorts of connectivity and the ability to store and process video at the edge. In this case the edge means on a pole, in a car, along a fence, on a roof, out in the woods – anywhere you just cannot place a big computer.