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San Francisco Looking to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

San Francisco Looking to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

A proposed ban in San Francisco has introduced a series of rules that could dramatically limit enhanced surveillance.

Connecticut City Looks to Use Retired Detectives as Security for Apartments

Connecticut City Looks to Use Retired Detectives as Security for Apartments

Problems at a downtown apartment building leads to discussions on hiring retired officers to keep the peace.

Advancing on Two Fronts

The way that smart cards are issued has changed dramatically in the last several years with the advent of cloud-based systems that enable the entire process to be managed and executed remotely, and with printer/encoder breakthroughs that significantly boost throughput, reliability and energy efficiency.

A Profile in Partnership

A Profile in Partnership

Microwave sensors, also known as Radar, RF or Doppler sensors, detect walking, running or crawling human targets in outdoor environments.

Cabling our Government

Cabling our Government

The government commands a lot of information in data centers, local municipalities, homeland security, health, and every touch that governments have with private citizens and companies. The data can be classified, private and public-facing as in forms.

Unlocking the Benefits

Unlocking the Benefits

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises greater connectivity, which, when properly leveraged, can provide invaluable insight into our organizations and our operational environments. In the security sector, increased connectivity between sensors and systems gives us access to more data than we thought possible even just a few years ago.

High Profile Security

As with any high-profile entertainment complex that draws more than one million visitors every year, the stadium faces complex and constantly evolving security challenges.

Deploying a Cloud Strategy

Deploying a Cloud Strategy

There’s enormous opportunity for all enterprises in the cloud, and those in the middle market are taking note.



The Next Wave

The Next Wave

Originally designed as consumer devices, smartphones have become vital elements of both our personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, as sources and repositories of our most sensitive data, smartphones have quickly become a primary attack surface for hackers, cybercriminals and foreign spies.

Crimes on Campus

Crimes on Campus

College and university campuses aren’t immune from the same types of crime, such as burglary and assault, found in any small city where thousands of people live and work closely together. Yet overall, campuses remain a mostly safe place for young adults to learn and mature.

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Defending Against Attack

When Paramount Studios, the longest operating and only remaining studio in Hollywood, wanted a preventative solution that would protect tourists and talent from car attacks, they contacted Perimeter Security Group, an integrator that has become one of the leading providers of perimeter security systems in the country.

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Long Reach of Government Security

The government has its fingers in everything, and it is necessary when you think about managing the nation’s infrastructure. Think carefully about securing the nation’s transportation system.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Church Should Be Off Limits

While attending religious services during the holiday season, a local congregant asked me if I had heard about the ISIS threat to local houses of worship in East Texas. I was not aware, but I started digging.

A Slam Dunk

A Slam Dunk

With all this plus four lobbies and multiple entry points, security at American Airlines Center is a 24/7 responsibility. Finding the right camera system for such a diverse environment presented a challenge.

Introducing Kessel Run to DOD

Everyone wants a piece of Kessel Run, the Air Force’s agile software development program, and attempts to replicate its success of are already underway.

Adding Sound and Safety

Adding Sound and Safety

At JFK Airport, immigration officers process hundreds of international passengers per flight. With the continual influx of people combined with limited staffing, law enforcement personnel are increasingly looking for technologies to enhance their efforts to deter illegal entry or trafficking and aid in crime investigation.

More Than a Set of Eyes

More Than a Set of Eyes

The technology behind today’s optical sensors and lenses has come a long way in trying to mimic some of the hallmark characteristics of the human visual system.

Japan to Check 200 Million Devices for Cybersecurity Risks

Japan to Check 200 Million Devices for Cybersecurity Risks

As part of the preparations for next year’s summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology will check about 200 million internet-connected devices for potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Philadelphia City Hall Adds Security Measures

Philadelphia City Hall Adds Security Measures

Philadelphia City Hall installed an X-ray machine and metal detector at its entrance during the holidays, according to KYW Newsradio 1060.

Massachusetts Library Hires Retired Police to Patrol

Massachusetts Library Hires Retired Police to Patrol

Trustees’ spokesperson Tracy Davis said that at least one officer will be on duty during all times the library is open to the public. Davis said that the security schedules are coordinated to provide officer coverage for all 59 ½ hours of the library’s weekly schedule.

Courts Biometrics Ruling Poses Risk to Technology Companies

Court's Biometrics Ruling Poses Risk to Technology Companies

The Supreme Court of Illinois ruled Six Flags Great America collected a boy's thumbprint without proper consent.

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Reports of a Security Flaw that Allowed Eavesdropping

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Reports of a Security Flaw that Allowed Eavesdropping

A glitch in Apple's FaceTime app let users hear—and see—the other person even if the recipient never accepted the call.

West Virginia City Considering Installation of New Security Cameras

West Virginia City Considering Installation of New Security Cameras

West Virginia city looks to install security cameras in places where power is limited.

Ohio County Plans to Increase Courthouse Security

Ohio County Plans to Increase Courthouse Security

Rural Ohio County works to increase security at courthouse.

Over 40 Agencies Provide Security for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta

Over 40 Agencies Provide Security for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta

A Joint Operations Center has been created for more efficient communication and security as fans defend on Atlanta for the annual Super Bowl game.

Pivot3 Achieves Advanced Certification of Its Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions for Genetec Unified Security Platform

Hyperconverged infrastructure optimized with Genetec Security Center to enhance video capture in enterprise-class IoT and security environments

ADT Announces New Consumer Privacy Initiative

On Data Privacy Day ADT Augments Strong Privacy Practices, Building on Its Mission of Protecting What Matters Most

STANLEY Security Launches Retail Software that Integrates Exception-Based Reporting and Video Surveillance

Intelligent solution designed to lower operating expense by uncovering broken processes, improving customer experience and reducing retail shrinkage

Hackers Hijack Nest Security Camera, Issue False Missile Attack Warning

Hackers Hijack Nest Security Camera, Issue False Missile Attack Warning

The problem is more about compromised and reused passwords than Nest's security, specifically.

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