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New Jersey Police Department Modernizes Its ALPR Technology

Genetec Inc., a provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that the Fort Lee, New Jersey Police Department has modernized its automatic license plate recognition technology (ALPR) with Genetec AutoVu™ Cloudrunner vehicle-centric investigative system.

Classes Canceled After Iowa Gunman Attacks Campus

Classes have been canceled at Perry High School, Iowa, as well as students dismissed from other K-12 facilities after an armed attacker opened fire inside a rural Iowa high school on the first day back from winter break Thursday morning. At least one student is reportedly dead from the shooting.

ONVIF Agrees With OSSA to Take Over Standardizing Descriptive Data Generated by IoT Devices

ONVIF, the open industry forum supporting standardized communications between IP-based physical security products, recently announced an agreement with the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) to take over the development of data ontology and metadata specifications. The initiative will continue under a new ONVIF metadata working group.

Survey: 77 Percent of Financial Organizations Experienced Cyberattack in Last 12 Months

Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor that makes data security easy, recently revealed additional findings for the financial, banking and accounting sector from its survey of 1,610 IT and security professionals from more than 100 countries. According to the report, within the last 12 months, 77% of financial organizations detected a cyberattack, compared to 68% among other industries. Phishing and ransomware were the most common types of attacks across all sectors.

Security Industry Forecasting Strong 2024 According to Latest SIA Security Market Index

The security industry is forecasting a strong 2024, according to the results from the latest Security Industry Association (SIA) Security Market Index.

Hytera US Inc Launches the PNC560 Handheld Smart Computer, Scanner, and PoC Radio All in One Device

Hytera, a provider of innovative communication solutions, announces the launch of the Hytera PNC560, a groundbreaking Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) radio, handheld smart device, and scanner designed to revolutionize nationwide business operations and remote workforce communications. PoC provides instant and secure nationwide communications at the push of a button.

Texas Transportation Provider Expands Use of Blue Light Towers

Knightscope Inc., a developer of autonomous security robots and blue light emergency communication systems, today announces an expansion contract for 3 K1 Blue Light Towers with a public transportation provider located in Texas, bringing the total number of Towers purchased to 13. In addition, contracts for the Knightscope Emergency Management System (“KEMS”), a full-service maintenance program and a 2-year voice and data plan were signed to cover all 13 devices.

Security Industry Association Names Renee Thompson as Chair of Environmental, Social and Governance Advisory Board

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Renee Thompson – director of global sustainability and environmental compliance at Wesco International – as the first-ever chair of SIA’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Board.



Survey: 39 Percent of IT Professionals Say Phishing is the Most Feared Cyberattack

Axiad, a provider of organization-wide passwordless orchestration, today announced the results of its 2023 State of Authentication Survey. The survey investigated the types of cyberattacks respondents were most afraid of and prepared for, how their organizations held up against password-based attacks, if and why companies are still using passwords, and what cybersecurity technologies companies plan to use in 2024.

i-PRO Shares Its Top Four Video Surveillance Trends Predictions for 2024

i-PRO Co., Ltd. (formerly Panasonic security) a provider of professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, today shared its top four predictions for the physical security industry in 2024.

Unlocking Deeper Insights for Safer Environments

Data is the lifeblood of effective physical security measures. The ability to gather, store and analyze video surveillance data is essential for safeguarding people and places.

Bringing Trust Back into the Vulnerability Disclosure Process

The process of disclosing security vulnerabilities is an unpredictable quagmire. It is a process that, by necessity, starts off on a confrontational note. The first message sent from a security researcher to an organization is almost always bad news of some sort, and the organization now has a problem to understand and respond to.

Facing the Risks

Electric Utilities worldwide face a range of risks and threats, including at the physical perimeters of their highly distributed operational sites. Security professionals grapple with challenges related to sourcing cost-effective and highly efficient physical security solutions to protect operational continuity, invaluable assets, and staff.

Security Entrances Move to Center Stage

Today’s secured entry solutions make it possible to create a welcoming, attractive look and feel at the entry without compromising security. It is for this reason that security entrances have moved to the mainstream.

ZE Government Solutions Announces Air Force SBIR Phase I Contract

ZE Government Solutions (ZEGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of AI-based gun detection leader ZeroEyes, recently announced it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase I contract focused on new object classification to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

Security Industry Association Announces the 2024 Security Megatrends

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified and forecasted the 2024 Security Megatrends, which form the basis of SIA’s signature annual Security Megatrends report defining the top 10 factors influencing both short- and long-term change in the global security industry.

Security Today Announces 2023 CyberSecured Award Winners

Security Today is pleased to announce the 2023 CyberSecured Awards winners. Fifteen companies are being recognized this year for their network products and other cybersecurity initiatives that secure our world today.

Parker Group to Showcase Advanced Training and Simulation Solutions at DoDiiS 2023

Parker Group, a provider of integrated engineering services and technologies, is set to exhibit the advanced capabilities of its AV-over-IP capture, recording, and distribution platform, AVenue, in conjunction with VuWall’s video wall control systems at this week’s Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDiiS) conference in Portland, Ore.

Paxton Electronics Centre Opens

Paxton has officially opened a brand-new manufacturing facility called the Paxton Electronics Centre. This milestone coincides with the global technology manufacturer’s continued expansion, and increased customer demand for products and services.

Surveillance from Seed to Sale

In the highly regulated and intricate cannabis industry, seed-to-sale surveillance is crucial for monitoring and auditing transactions. This process ensures compliance with regulations imposed by state regulatory commissions, as well as any additional rules at the county or city level.

Nearly Two-Thirds of Retail Workers Are Worried About Personal Safety this Holiday Season

As the year's peak shopping season hits its stride, an inaugural Retail Worker Safety Report from Motorola Solutions found that many retail workers and managers perceive safety incidents at their stores are on the rise.

Honeywell To Strengthen Building Automation Business with Acquisition of Carrier's Global Access Solutions

Honeywell today announced plans to enhance and strengthen its building automation capabilities with the acquisition of Carrier Global Corporation’s (NYSE: CARR) Global Access Solutions business for $4.95 billion, in an all-cash transaction. This acquisition will enable Honeywell to become a leading provider of security solutions for the digital age.

Panther Unveils Security Data Lake Search and Splunk Integration to Redefine Detection and Response at Scale

Panther Labs, a cybersecurity innovator for detection and response at scale, today announced the launch of its new Security Data Lake Search and Splunk Integration capabilities. These offerings mark a critical leap forward in managing security risks in today’s cloud-first landscape.

Cybersixgill Unveils Identity Intel Model for Threat Intelligence

Cybersixgill, a cyber threat intelligence data provider, announced today new features and capabilities that take security teams’ threat detection and mitigation efforts to new levels, helping them identify and mitigate vulnerabilities and detect and stop threats more quickly and effectively than ever before.

Gallagher Security Offers Predictions for 2024

Award-winning global security manufacturer, Gallagher, is sharing insights from their inaugural Security Industry Trends Report, which paints a larger picture of transition on the horizon in 2024.

Rising Trends in Commercial Property Theft

From bustling urban centers to quieter suburban districts, businesses of all sizes and industries find themselves entangled in a complex web of criminal activities that threaten their stability, profitability, and sense of security.

IDIS Delivers 1,000 Camera End-to-End Solution to London Landmark Hotel

IDIS, the largest manufacturer of trusted South Korean-made video tech, is proud to have been selected to provide the Zedwell Piccadilly Hotel, located in the heart of London’s West End, with a full 1000-camera IDIS solution. The Zedwell Piccadilly was recently expanded and transformed with a top-to-bottom refurbishment, including an extension with a major annex in neighboring Great Russell Street, bringing the total number of rooms to over 700. Video surveillance is an important resource for the hotel’s management team and staff, helping operations to run more smoothly, improving guest experiences, and ensuring security for visitors and employees. IDIS, together with integration partner Rukey Solutions, completed this comprehensive project in just two months.

Milestone Releases XProtect 2023 R3

Milestone Systems, a provider of video technology, announces the release of XProtect 2023 R3, the latest version of its highly scalable, flexible, data-driven video management software (VMS). This update builds on XProtect's leading open platform technology with new capabilities that increase operational efficiency, enhance collaboration, and provide tighter system control.

ISC East 2023 Attendance Jumps 25 Percent from 2022 Event

ISC East 2023, the Northeast’s leading security and public safety event built by RX Global, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC, delivered another year of successful programming. Over three days, ISC East featured keynote speakers, educational sessions, professional development, and over 220 exhibitors highlighting the latest technologies and solutions across the security industry.

Security Entrances Move to Center Stage

Most organizations want to show a friendly face to the public. In today’s world, however, the need to keep people safe and secure has become a prime directive when designing and building facilities of all kinds. Fortunately, there is no need to construct a fortress-like entry that provides that high level of security. Today’s secured entry solutions make it possible to create a welcoming, attractive look and feel at the entry without compromising security. It is for this reason that security entrances have moved to the mainstream.

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