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Turn on the AC, ISC West is Hot

Nothing warm about the Las Vegas weather outside. It is cold, and it was raining after the opening day. No one seemed to care inside the convention center. The hall was packed with inquisitive security professionals.

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My first security trade show was in 2021. At the time, I was awed by the sheer magnitude of the event and the spectacle of products on display. But this was the first major trade show coming out of the pandemic, and the only commentary I heard was how low the attendance was. Two representatives from one booth even spent the last morning playing catch in the aisle with their giveaway stress balls.

Cozaint BOBBY Kiosk Implemented As SafeZone Security Tower At Arizona Tribal Police Station

Cozaint Corp, the developers of intelligent surveillance solutions, has been selected by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Police Department in Tucson, AZ., to deliver the BOBBY physical security tower to provide a “safe zone” location for local citizens to conduct sales transactions, custody transfers, or other dealing where a security monitored area would provide a safe setting.

Altronix Showcasing New Products at ISC West 2023

Altronix is displaying new solutions for emergency communications and occupancy monitoring further enhancing the company’s expanded portfolio of access, surveillance, security, and fire products being displayed here at ISC West in booth #11073

PureTech Systems Integrates with Intel's OpenVINO

PureTech Systems has announced its integration with Intel's OpenVINO to deliver its’ AI-boosted video analytics on edge devices with lower cost, lower power consumption, and at a smaller size.

Security Industry Association Announces 2023 Executive Committee and Board Members

The Security Industry Association (SIA) presented seven new members to the SIA Board of Directors at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership gathering, held March 28 during ISC West, and the SIA Board of Directors confirmed its new officers during the board’s March 28 meeting at ISC West.

Hanwha Vision Highlights Full Range of Intelligent Surveillance Solutions at ISC West 2023

Hanwha Vision America is bringing its full line of intelligent video security and surveillance solutions to the show floor at ISC West 2023 (booth# 14025), from March 29th -31st at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.

It Happened Again

Just yesterday (as of this writing), it happened again. A 28-year-old woman shot her way into a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday and killed three children and three adults, according to national news. AP News reports that the victims were three 9-year-old children, a top school administrator, a substitute teacher, and a school custodian



Vector Flow Launches iPic for Identity Verification and Employee Onboarding

Vector Flow, provider and innovator of AI and data-driven physical security solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its identity verification and employee onboarding solution at ISC West 2023, March 29-31 in Las Vegas.

ADT Commercial Announces Autonomous Drones Get First Pilot Sale

ADT Commercial, a security integrator and premier provider of commercial security, fire and life safety services in the U.S., announced today at ISC West 2023 that it has completed its first pilot sale for its EvoGuard brand of autonomous intelligent guarding solutions.

AtlasIED to Debut New Additions to IPX Family at ISC West 2023

Reinforcing its commitment to building mass communications solutions for the security industry and supporting accessibility, AtlasIED today announced three additions to its award-winning IPX Family that will debut at ISC West in Las Vegas from March 29 to 31.   

Johnson Controls Showcase Complete Suite of Commercial, Residential Security Solutions at ISC West 2023

Johnson Controls, provider of smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, will be showcasing an entire suite of intrusion, access control and video security solutions in stand 18033 at the ISC West Expo, happening March 29 to 31 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HID Will Show Trusted Identity Solutions at ISC West that Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Security and Identity Industry

HID, provider of trusted identity solutions, today announced it will be at the 2023 ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition showcasing examples of how cloud-based access control and trusted mobile identities are accelerating the digital transformation and enabling innovative and seamless workplace experiences in today’s increasingly connected world.

ONVIF Reaches Dual Milestone of 25K Conformant Products, 15th Anniversary

ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, continues to deepen its influence and impact in the physical security market with the dual milestones of surpassing 25,000 conformant products and celebrating 15 years as the defacto industry standard for interoperability.

Winsted Attends ISC West 2023 Alongside Strategic Partner Barco

Winsted, provider in custom control room consoles and furniture, will be attending ISC West, March 29-31, at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, in a shared booth with Barco. They will be sharing an exhibit space with their strategic partner Barco, to showcase their current product offerings.

Live From ISC West 2023: Day 1

ISC West 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, has officially begun! Make sure to keep an eye on Security Today’s ISCW Live 2023 page, as well as our associated Twitter accounts—@SecurToday and @CampusSecur—for the latest updates from the show floor at the Venetian Expo.

AlertEnterprise Expands AI with Launch of New Guardian SOC Insights

AlertEnterprise recently revealed the launch of its new Guardian SOC Insights suite. The company will debut the new software globally at the ASIS Europe and ISC West trade events. Powered by the company’s latest developments in AI, including a powerful integration with the OpenAI ChatGPT platform, Guardian SOC Insights is designed to provide actionable data and playbooks to SOC teams, enabling them to detect, respond and mitigate risk swiftly and accurately. Guardian’s AI engine significantly reduces the time to deploy, with customers up and running in a matter of weeks, delivering measurable ROI in a few months without any human interaction.

Securitas Technology Launches Enhanced Program to Provide Specialized Support, Services to Global Clients

Securitas Technology, a provider of integrated security systems, has launched an enhanced Global Clients Program, following the coming together of STANLEY Security and Securitas' electronic security operations.

Let's Get to Work

You are standing at the conference center doors just waiting to get into the exhibit hall. I know you are because I’m standing next to you. This week at ISC West has been three years in the making. Last year was encouraging, and here we are waiting for the Big Show.

IDIS to Acquire Costar Technologies

IDIS Co., Ltd. and Costar Technologies Inc. recently announced the execution of a definitive agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which Costar will be acquired by IDIS in a merger transaction.

The Core Value Proposition

The Core Value Proposition

Machine and deep learning algorithms are everywhere in our lives. Masquerading as AI, they are only in their infancy. Have a conversation with a ChatGPT chatbot, and it becomes clear just how far we have come in a short time and how far we have to go.

Using Modern Technology

Using Modern Technology

Workplace violence is a serious and growing challenge for many organizations — including those in the healthcare industry.

Progressing in Capabilities

Progressing in Capabilities

Hazardous areas within industries like oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture and the like, have long-sought reliable video surveillance cameras and equipment that can operate safely in these harsh and unpredictable environments.

Why This Matters

In today's complex and rapidly changing security landscape, situational intelligence has become crucial to managing risk and protecting assets. It refers to gathering, analyzing and using information about a particular situation to make informed and effective decisions.

A Comprehensive Nationwide Solution

A Comprehensive Nationwide Solution

Across the United States, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, truck yards, parking lots and car dealerships all have a common concern. They are targets for catalytic converters. In nearly every region, cases of catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed.

New Survey by HID Reveals Five Pressing Themes Reshaping the Security Industry

HID, a provider of trusted identity and physical security solutions, recently announced its inaugural State of the Security Industry Report, which gathered responses from 2,700 partners, end users, and security and IT personnel across a range of titles and organization sizes representing over 11 industries.

Resideo Completes 2 New Recent Acquisitions

Resideo Technologies Inc. has completed two new recent acquisitions; the first was the acquisition of Teknique, a leader in edge-based, artificial-intelligence-enabled video camera development and solutions, and the second, BTX Technologies, a leading distributor of professional audio, video, data communications and broadcast equipment.

Planning for Your Perimeter

Planning for Your Perimeter

The perimeter is an organization’s first line of defense and a critical element of any security and surveillance program. Even if a building’s interior or exterior security is strong, without a solid perimeter surveillance approach any company or business is vulnerable.

Securing Large Events

A highly integrated, data-driven approach to securing and managing major special events is driving cities to adopt innovative video technologies for safety and security.

The Key Issue

The Key Issue

It is February 2014. A woman is getting ready in her room on a cruise ship when she hears a knock on the door; it is a crewmember delivering breakfast. She is not presentable so she tells him to leave it by the door.

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  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

  • ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

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  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3