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Democratizing Access

Democratizing Access

The COVID-19 pandemic has put financial institutions under more pressure to stay on top of fraudulent activity— as opportunists are looking for any weakness in a system that can be exploited.

The Rise and Sophistication of Mobile Apps in Physical Security Sector

Safety and security risks are everywhere including the office, schools, concerts, retail malls and hospitals. However, security professionals, who are tasked with protecting the public, can’t be everywhere at all times and they require timely information in order to prevent potential incidents.

Coordinating Emergency Communications

Coordinating Emergency Communications

One of the many lessons learned from the Smart Cities movement is that you can achieve significant improvement in community safety and resilience when you use network technologies to facilitate communications and data sharing.

Why Lone Workers are Vulnerable

The economic slowdown created by the pandemic has forced many retail chains, restaurants, hotels, banks and financial institutions with a retail presence to cut back on staff and change their business models.

The New Heart of Security

The physical security industry has before it an incredible opportunity: to lead business digital transformation (DX) through security convergence.

The Threat from Within

The Threat from Within

Just as banks use every tool at their disposal to maximize revenue opportunities and manage their ledger, they must take the same approach when it comes to security.

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Controlling the Cogeneration Plant for Hudson Yards

Towering over the Hudson River on Manhattan’s New West Side is Hudson Yards – a cultural epicenter with more than 100 diverse shops, residences and culinary experiences. By area, it’s the largest private real estate development in the United States – covering more than 18 million square feet over seven city blocks.

Turning to technology as safe and trustworthy passwords

More Secure Banking

To be successful in financial services, banks, investment firms and other institutions need to prove to their customer base that they are safe and trustworthy. Yet many still rely on passwords, PINs and other knowledge- based authentication factors—which are not only unreliable, but also insecure.



A Hands-free Environment

No one will argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we interact in public spaces.

Using AI Power

Using AI Power

Video surveillance is commonplace today, but many organizations don’t even realize that they aren’t fully leveraging the video data that their cameras capture. Traditionally, law enforcement and physical security teams use video cameras to monitor areas in real-time and to review footage to glean evidence for post-incident investigation.

The Evolution of Risk

Risk prevention has always been a fundamental part of business planning and operations. And while the various forms of protection available have evolved over the years, so also has risk. About 20 years ago, professional security was mostly limited to night watchmen, armored trucks and closed circuit video cameras wired to VCRs.

Encrypt Your Flash Drive

Encrypt Your Flash Drive

USB drives are convenient devices. They are used daily by hundreds of millions of people around the world to store or transport data, much of which would be considered confidential. Chances are there are plenty of USB drives floating around your company or organization right now.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

How Security and COVID-19 Became Partners

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things about life and business Some opportunities have been challenging, other plans have been nimble exercises of security technology stepping up to the place, swinging for a home run.

Speco Continues To Expand the National Accounts Team with West Coast New Hire

Speco is pleased to announce the hiring of security Industry veteran Steven Currens as the latest addition to the National Accounts Team.

Eagle Eye Networks and Delaget launch new video and operational data integration for restaurant loss prevention

Eagle Eye Networks has announced a collaboration with Delaget, a software-as-a-service provider specializing in business intelligence for restaurants, to integrate the Eagle Eye Video API Platform into Delaget's loss prevention and analytical tools.

ISC East 2020 Has Been Canceled.

ISC East 2020 Has Been Canceled.

ISC East 2020, scheduled for Nov. 18-19, 2020, in New York City, has been canceled due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 as further discussed below, and continued restrictions on large events.

PureTech Systems Awarded Contract to Protect Additional Power Generation Sites with PureActiv®

PureActiv software to provide wide-area intrusion detection with multi-sensor technology

Alcatraz Partners With SAGE Integration to Expand Modern Access Control Solutions Along the East Coast, Midwest

Alcatraz has partnered with SAGE Integration to deliver facial authentication solutions to enterprise businesses to help modernize access control.

Paxton COVID secure Tutorials and Resources Launched on Demand

Paxton is pleased to announce that their free COVID-secure live webinars are now available on demand - they can be watched anywhere, anytime at your convenience.

Interface Security Systems Makes Virtual Security Guard Monitoring Affordable to Businesses of all Sizes

Interface Security Systems has announced it is expanding its Interactive Remote Video Monitoring services with a new highly-affordable Virtual Security Guard Monitoring package designed specifically for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises with moderate security challenges.

Eagle Eye Networks, Delaget Launch New Video and Operational Data Integration for Restaurant Loss Prevention

Eagle Eye Networks has announced a collaboration with Delaget, a software-as-a-service provider specializing in business intelligence for restaurants, to integrate the Eagle Eye Video API Platform into Delaget’s loss prevention and analytical tools.

AF Looks to Facial Recognition to Secure Facilities

AF Looks to Facial Recognition to Secure Facilities

The Air Force’s AFWERX innovation arm is investing in real-time facial recognition to secure base perimeters and enhance situational awareness for Air Force security staff.

Arcules Honored with Benchmark Innovation Award for Hybrid VMS Solution with Technology Partner Milestone Systems

Arcules has announced today that the Arcules-XProtect Hybrid VMS Solution has been selected as the winner in the Service-based Solutions category of the 2020 Benchmark Innovation awards.

Dunbar Security Solutions Acquires Manned Security Assets from Trust Security Services Inc.

Dunbar Security Solutions has finalized a deal to acquire assets from Trust Security Services, Inc. to provide manned security services in Washington, D.C.

Air Force One Nearly Hit by Drone

Air Force One Nearly Hit by Drone

As Air Force One was descending to an air base near Washington, D.C. recently, it nearly collided with a small drone, according to several people on board the aircraft. President Trump was aboard the modified Boeing Co. 757 aircraft.

Interagency Issues Advisory on Use of Technology to Detect and Mitigate Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Advisory has been issued at a time when the commercial demand for UAS detection and mitigation is high, but the authority to use those capabilities is far from clear.

Passengers Left More Than $900,000 Behind at TSA Security Checkpoints

Passengers Left More Than $900,000 Behind at TSA Security Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration collected $926,030.44 in unclaimed money that passengers left behind at airport security checkpoints during fiscal 2019, including $18,899.09 in foreign currency.

ICE Homeland Security Investigations Nabs Smuggled Counterfeit Goods

On July 15, 2020, Hang “Henry” Chen, an employee of CBK, CBK International, and Silicon Electronics, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Donato to four months incarceration with three-years supervised release, a $75,000 fine, and restitution up to $137,000.

BriefCam Appoints Gil Briman as CEO

Veteran executive to lead company’s next phase of growth and innovation

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