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The Sooner, The Better

Does an organization need to invest in a safety app? The short answer is yes, the sooner the better. For the longer answer we must consider the technological, behavioral, and legal trends.

Collaborative Partnerships

Integrated security solutions have become standard within the security industry, but recent years have seen a shift in the way companies want to manage their integrations.

Understanding AI in Video Surveillance

Many video surveillance professionals have come across the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL). But what do those terms mean, and how do they affect Video Surveillance?

Finding Flexible Systems In The Age of Converged Security

While access control is an essential consideration for any business, nowhere is it more necessary to maintain real-time oversight of who is on-premise than in a governmental facility — whether at the federal, state or local level.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Surviving the COVID Crisis

COVID-19. Where to begin? This pandemic appears to be nowhere near controlled or over, and it certainly has taken its toll worldwide and on all Americans.

Generating National Headlines

Generating National Headlines

It is no surprise that tragedies on college campuses generate national headlines. Fortunately, active shooter incidents on campus are extraordinarily rare events, and campuses remain far safer than the community at large. However, shootings are not the only concern.

Using Facial Recognition

Using Facial Recognition

Airports are unique places. They are accessed by thousands of people every day. Few other facilities in the world have to screen so many individuals for personal and environmental safety while providing a positive experience.

Technologies Driving Impact

Technologies Driving Impact

Technology has always driven change, whether evolving communications in people’s everyday lives or offering new functionality across business applications.



Implementing a Video Plan

There’s a specific paradigm shift in the world of video that might be bigger than the transition from analog to IP more than 15 years ago.

What’s On, What’s Not

What’s On, What’s Not

NJELSA and Mission 500 Join Forces Again to Deliver Backpacks to Children in Need

NJELSA and Mission 500 Join Forces Again to Deliver Backpacks to Children in Need

Mission 500 and The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA), teamed up for the second year in a row during the NJELSA Annual Symposium, held March 11-13 at Harrah’s Atlantic City for a School Backpack Building Event.

CONSULT Conference Canceled

Boxerbaum Award submissions still to be accepted; 2021 event set for San Antonio

RAS Watch Helps Businesses Get Back to Work with Launch of Contact Tracing Service

RAS Watch has announced the launch of its contact tracing service to proactively identify and trace infectious disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19, within a business.

Milestone Enters the AWS Marketplace

Customers with a cloud-first strategy and those looking for a hybrid VMS solution can now deploy a pre-configured XProtect as an elastic solution available globally with high flexibility and low maintenance.

Don’t Fly With Your Gun

Don’t Fly With Your Gun

It is a well-known fact, and has been for several years, you don’t take a handgun on an airplane. Yet, people continue to pack a weapon in their carry-on luggage as though it is perfectly fine. You don’t even have to reach the fine print. Handguns now allowed on airplanes.

Police Use of Amazon Facial Recognition Software on Hold

Police Use of Amazon Facial Recognition Software on Hold

Amazon’s facial recognition software has been a staple for police departments, using the program to provide identities on cold bases. Prisons and jails in Florida also have been using the platform in its databases, storing thousands of mug shots of anyone who has ever been “behind bars.”

Cognize Situational Awareness Solution Automate Workplace Safety

People, Health and Safety is a highly advanced autonomous solution combining video, thermal, voice and biometric sensors with optimized hardware, software and AI to reduce the frustration and logistical complexity of complying with new public health mandates.

New Study Highlights Cybersecurity Concerns to Due to Work-from-Home Move Because of Coronavirus

Thanks to the shift to work from home in many organizations due to COVID-19, a number of different cybersecurity challenges are beginning to emerge.

HWPco Announces Redefined Rep Firm Model; Launches New Professional Services Organization

HWPco, a Professional Services Organization (PSO) with a strong focus on its existing sales as a service platform, today announced that the company has launched a redefined “Rep” model which offers a new suite of technology services.

ICE HSI Baltimore seizes over 14,000 unapproved COVID-19 treatment capsules, several unapproved test kits

ICE HSI Baltimore Seizes Over 14,000 Unapproved COVID-19 Treatment Capsules, Several Unapproved Test Kits

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore special agents and Maryland law enforcement partners have seized over 14,000 unapproved COVID-19 treatment capsules and several unapproved COVID-19 test kits as part of ongoing Operation Stolen Promise investigations.

PSA Announces Partnership with Mobile Pro Systems

PSA, the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, has announced the addition of Mobile Pro Systems to its network. Mobile Pro Systems offers a family of different network/IP based mobile video surveillance systems used by many government and commercial entities.

Safe Zone Joins Forces with The Edge Group

Safe Zone, the manufacturer and marketer of the next-generation Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System has announced an alliance with The Edge Group, a distributor-owned buying group that connects more than 140 independent distributors with leading manufacturers in the datacom, CCTV/security, low voltage, electronic MRO and electronic OEM industries.

AvantGuard Monitoring Centers Renews TMA Five Diamond Designation

AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, is pleased to announce that they have renewed the prestigious "TMA FIve Diamond Monitoring Center" designation. AvantGuard strives to exceed all monitoring and customer service standards, and to satisfy the requirements for the TMA Five Diamond designation is a true sign of AvantGuard's commitment to excellence.

Calipsa Appoints Brian Baker as Vice President of the Americas

Calipsa, known as a deep learning powered video analytics for false alarm reduction, has announced the appointment of Brian Baker as vice president of the Americas.

New Report Says Requested Ransomware Demands Up 200 Percent in 2019

A new report from The Crypsis Group shows that cybercriminals are continuing to escalate tactical approaches and becoming more targeted in their attacks.

Device Protocol Approved by IEC Committee

The SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard — developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA)— has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee on alarm and electronic security systems as an international standard.

Majority of Minneapolis Council Want to Disband Police Department

Majority of Minneapolis Council Want to Disband Police Department

Short of “taking intermediate steps toward ending” nine members of the Minneapolis City Council have announced plans to disband the city’s police department. The group represents a majority of the 12-person council.

Join a Standards & Guidelines Technical Committee and Impact the Industry

Updates to the ASIS Standards and Guidelines collection are vitally important as the association works to meet the evolving needs of security practitioners in today’s global environment.

New Business Relationship Founded by Platesmart

Thanks to a new relationship with a key Pittsburgh, Pa.-area systems integrator, PlateSmart today announced its AI-based automatic license plate recognition (ALPR)/vehicle recognition software is replacing Rekor installations on hundreds of citywide surveillance cameras throughout Western Pennsylvania.

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