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Johnson Controls Collaborates with Alcatraz AI for Intelligent Frictionless Access Control Solution

Johnson Controls announced a new offering in enterprise-grade frictionless access control with the integration of the Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system with the Rock from Alcatraz AI, a powerful edge device leveraging 3D facial authentication technology to protect businesses, people and assets, prevent security breaches, and mitigate risk. The Rock / C•CURE 9000 solution harnesses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics, using a face as the credential, for an easy to use, touchless and hygienic access control experience for building occupants.

Alcatraz AI Receives $25M Series A Funding to Accelerate International Growth

Alcatraz AI to create safe spaces, has raised a $25M Series A round. The round was led by Almaz Capital and included EBRD (The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), Endeavor Catalyst, Silverline Capital, and Golden Seeds, along with participation from existing investors JCI Ventures (the corporate venture arm of Johnson Controls), Ray Stata and LDV Partners.

Alcatraz AI Showcases Autonomous Access Control Solutions for Touchless Identity Authentication at GSX 2022

Alcatraz AI announced they will be showcasing their autonomous access control solution, at GSX 2022 (Booth 3555). The security conference will be taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on September 12-14, 2022. Powered by ASIS International, GSX brings the entire world of security together in one place. GSX allows security leaders and practitioners from every industry and sector to gain the knowledge and capabilities you need to anticipate security’s evolving variables and navigate the risks.

Alcatraz AI Names Tad Druart Vice President of Marketing to Accelerate Growth

Alcatraz AI announced that it has hired Tad Druart as Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Druart will oversee the company’s global marketing programs, including brand strategy, product marketing, and communications to accelerate growth. Druart brings more than two decades of marketing and leadership expertise and experience to Alcatraz AI. He has been successful in scaling fast growing start-up organizations in SaaS and physical security markets. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Global Marketing with Eagle Eye Networks building and scaling their worldwide marketing operations.

Alcatraz AI Presents Access Control Solutions for Touchless Identity and Tailgating Detection at ISC West 2022

Alcatraz AI announced they will be showcasing their state-of-the-art, autonomous access control system, the Rock, at ISC West 2022 (Booth 21124). Alcatraz AI provides organizations with autonomous access control through AI-powered facial authentication that works in real-time, making spaces safer. The security conference will be taking place at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 23-25, 2022. International Security Conference & Exposition –also known as ISC West– is the leading comprehensive & converged security trade event in the U.S. The company will be showcasing its cutting-edge access control solution, the Rock, that transforms the way you enter secured spaces using your face as your credential.

Alcatraz AI Announces Security Executive Marco Emrich Joins the Company as Head of International Sales

Alcatraz AI announced Marco Emrich is joining the company as Head of International Sales. Emrich brings his expansive experience to Alcatraz AI and will be key in scaling Alcatraz AI’s reach globally. This exciting new hire will further Alcatraz AI’s mission of bringing AI technology to every door for precise identity verification worldwide. Emrich will play a key role in driving accelerated growth and boosting sales in international markets, including securing strategic partner relationships.

Alcatraz AI Announces Paul Fisher as Vice President of Sales

Alcatraz AI announced Paul Fisher is joining the company as Vice President of Sales. Fisher is bringing his expansive expertise to Alcatraz AI and will be key in growing the sales team and driving revenue. This exciting new leadership hire will further Alcatraz AI’s mission of bringing AI technology to every door for precise identity verification. In addition to driving growth, Fisher will play a key role in developing strategies to reach Alcatraz AI’s markets and building new and continuing relationships with partners.

Alcatraz AI to Showcase Autonomous Access Control Solutions at ISC East 2021

Alcatraz AI will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at ISC East (Booth 500). The security conference is taking place at the Javits Center in New York City on November 17-18, 2021. ISC East 2021, the largest annual converged security trade show, features training on security and public safety best practices while highlighting the latest technologies related to the safety sector. Alcatraz AI provides organizations with autonomous access control through AI-powered facial authentication.

Alcatraz AI Set to Showcase State-of-the-Art Security Solution at Connect:ID

Alcatraz AI will showcase its state-of-the-art product, the Rock, at Connect:ID (Booth 309). This will be Alcatraz AI’s first time attending the conference, which is taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on October 5-6. Powered by machine learning, Alcatraz AI’s Rock operates autonomously to recognize your face as your credential, creating a seamless interaction between the individual and the Rock.

Alcatraz AI Partners with Switched On Space to offer the Alcatraz Rock Autonomous Access Control Globally

Alcatraz AI has announced that they are partnering with Switched On Space, an information technology and services company, to bring autonomous access control to international markets. This new strategic partnership with Switched On Space will provide greater exposure and expand Alcatraz AI’s facial authentication solutions to create safe spaces in buildings to the growing UK and Europe markets.

Alcatraz Partners with IES Communications

National systems integrator, IES Communications, LLC, a subsidiary of IES Holdings, Inc., has added the Alcatraz Rock autonomous IES Communications has selected the Alcatraz Rock to leverage the latest in biometrics –facial authentication– which is more secure and more hygienic, as it reduces touchpoints. Alcatraz offers a touchless and secure physical access control solution that works with any access control system.

Alcatraz Provides Three Factor Authentication to Deliver Ultimate in Access Control Security

Alcatraz has added Three Factor Authentication (3FA) to the Rock facial authentication platform to deliver the ultimate in protection for high security areas and zero trust environments. The Rock can be used for one, two or three factor authentication. In one-factor authentication, the Rock is the primary access control device and facially authenticates authorized users. In two-factor authentication, the Rock is used in combination with a badge reader to grant access.

Southern California Security Firm PACE Adds Alcatraz Rock to Solutions Portfolio

PACE Security has added the Alcatraz Rock autonomous access control platform to its solutions portfolio. Based in Southern California, PACE Security has been delivering innovative approaches to security integration for 25 years. PACE provides complete solutions from engineering to the implementation and installation of equipment and complete customer training for seamless integration of access control, closed circuit television, and security.

Alcatraz Clear Cloud Solutions Partner to Deliver Facial Authentication Access Control Solutions

Alcatraz has partnered with Clear Cloud Solutions Inc. to sell and market Alcatraz’s innovative facial authentication platform in targeted physical security verticals. Based in Southern California, Clear Cloud Solutions Inc. is a physical security integration company that designs, installs, services, and protects critical infrastructure. Alcatraz offers a touchless and secure physical access control platform.

NYSS and Alcatraz Partner to Increase Touchless Access Control Offerings Along the East Coast

Alcatraz has partnered with New York Security Solutions, Inc. to sell and market the Alcatraz Rock platform in the East Coast market. Headquartered in New York City, NYSS designs and develops comprehensive security solutions for a variety of clients in the New York area and beyond. They have installed more than 20,000 access-controlled points and 60,000 video devices for more than 100 organizations.

Alcatraz Sponsors PSA Security Network’s ADAPT 2020 Virtual Event

Alcatraz has been added to the lineup of sponsors for PSA Security Network’s ADAPT 2020 virtual managerial conference for system integrators.  PSA Network’s virtual event, held Oct. 6-8, 2020, will include sessions on topics ranging
from industry, emerging technologies, physical security, operation improvements, managed services, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to network with
other PSA Network members and vendors and gain access to additional tools and resources.

PSA Announces Partnership With Alcatraz Developer of Secure Touchless Access Control Products

PSA announced the addition of Alcatraz to its network of partners. Alcatraz delivers facial authentication and mask enforcement solutions to enterprise businesses.  Alcatraz offers a frictionless and secure physical access control technology that works with any access control system. It replaces or augments badging as a credential with facial recognition, 3D sensing, and artificial intelligence to enable highly secure and touchless entry into physical locations.

Alcatraz Partners with TRL Systems to Extend Presence on the West Coast and in the Healthcare Market

Alcatraz has partnered with TRL Systems to sell and market Alcatraz’s security solutions. Headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and with regional offices in Burbank, Tustin, and San Diego, TRL Systems is a leading provider of fire life safety and security integration solutions for a variety of industry segments including their specialty, healthcare, as well as education, industrial, hospitality, government, entertainment, and transportation.

Security Industry Pro Holley Hunt Joins Alcatraz as Director of Business Development

Holley Hunt has joined Alcatraz as Director of Business Development. Hunt leads Alcatraz in discovering and pursuing new business opportunities and partnerships as the technology security startup carves out a new industry – autonomous access control. Prior to joining Alcatraz, Hunt served as Director of Business Development and Global Strategic Account Executive for Johnson Controls. She also was Business Development Manager for Qognify,

Blaine Frederick Joins Alcatraz as VP of Product

Blaine Fredrick has joined Alcatraz as Vice President of Product to lead the technology startup in product development as it delivers its secure, autonomous access control platform. As VP of Product, Frederick serves as a liaison between business, technology and user experience. He manages all components of the Alcatraz Rock product from strategic planning to tactical activities. He connects internal resources with the needs of the addressable market.