Emerging Technologies


cars in traffic

Axon Brings License Plate Recognition Technology, and Self-Regulation, To Police Dash Cameras

Alongside its announcement about adding ALPR to its cameras, Axon’s independent ethics board issued a report calling for government and industry regulation of the technology.

NYC City Hall

New York City Considers Legislation To Regulate Facial Recognition Use By Businesses, Property Owners

Lawmakers in the city are not advocating outright bans, but say that regulation is necessary to know how police and business owners are using the software.

Outback Steakhouse

New Computer Vision Program Being Tested at Outback Steakhouse Location

As restaurants find new ways to measure employee performance and increase customer satisfaction, security companies like Presto Vision are offering artificial intelligence as the solution.

police officer on motorcycle

Berkeley Becomes Fourth U.S. City to Ban Police Use of Facial Recognition

Two other California cities have already adopted similar policies, and the state has also passed a ban on facial recognition in police body cameras.

Facial Recognition Database Facing Potential Legal Action For Using Photos, Many of Children, Without Permission

Facial Recognition Database Facing Potential Legal Action For Using Photos, Many of Children, Without Permission

The massive MegaFace dataset may have violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a 2008 law that protects residents from using facial scans without their permission.

California Becomes Third State to Ban Facial Recognition Software in Police Body Cameras

California Becomes Third State to Ban Facial Recognition Software in Police Body Cameras

The measure, which will last until at least 2023, does not ban police from using facial recognition in other types of cameras.

The Mighty PoE

In today’s IP-centric world, media converters work on lots of different types of media. The three that this article discusses are fiber optic media converters, extended distance media converters, and wireless media converters, all of which are transmitting an Ethernet signal

camera with facial recognition software

Security Industry, Police Groups Urge Congress Not to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

A coalition sent a letter to Congress asking members to consider alternatives to banning facial recognition, including the development of best practices and additional training.



Smart City Technologies

Smart City Technologies

Two of the biggest trends today, particularly in the security surveillance and IoT realms, are border security and the emergence of local governments transforming their communities into smart cities.

AI Beyond the Hype

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AI Beyond the Hype

Today, there are in-depth discussions about what ‘might be’ possible with AI, machine and deep learning-based analytics products on the market.

 Activists Protest Rollout of ‘Smart Streetlamps’ Across San Diego Due to Surveillance Concerns

Activists Protest Rollout of ‘Smart Streetlamps’ Across San Diego Due to Surveillance Concerns

The mayor says that the only people who should be concerned about the video-enabled streetlamps are people committing “violent crimes on a street corner in full public view.”

Music Festivals Facing Pressure to Ban Facial Recognition From Venues

Music Festivals Facing Pressure to Ban Facial Recognition From Venues

Several festivals, including Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, have said publicly that they are not currently using facial recognition at their events.

Board Approves Detroit Police

Board Approves Detroit Police's Limited Use of Facial Recognition Software

Detroit police will continue to use the software to identify violent crime suspects but are prohibited from using it on live or recorded video.

California Legislature Votes to Ban Facial Recognition in Police Body Cameras

California Legislature Votes to Ban Facial Recognition in Police Body Cameras

While the bill would ban facial recognition software from body cameras, law enforcement are not banned from using it in other cameras.

facial recognition woman

Survey: Americans Trust Law Enforcement More Than Private Companies To Use Facial Recognition ‘Responsibly’

Fifty-six of American adults say they trust law enforcement agencies to use the tech responsibly, but attitudes varied widely across demographic groups.

British Court Rules in Favor of Police In Unprecedented Facial Recognition Case

British Court Rules in Favor of Police In Unprecedented Facial Recognition Case

Deciding on one of the first cases ever to consider the legality of live facial recognition, a British court found that police use of the tool did not violate privacy laws or human rights.

Automating Emergency Communication

Automating Emergency Communication

For campuses nationwide, emergency communication planning is not a topic that is taken lightly, nor should it be.

Deploying IoT Devices

Deploying IoT Devices

The number and breadth of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow rapidly, with everything from kitchen appliances to video surveillance and access control systems offering the ability to connect to a network.

Security by Design

Security by Design

We know by now that there is an abundance of business advantages in the cloud — it’s agile and cost-efficient, and, with little to no hardware maintenance, it’s easier to update and perform maintenance on than traditional on-site servers.

using facebook app on phone

All Facebook Pages For Governments, First Responders Will Now Have Access to Incident Alert Tool

With local alerts, Facebook pages can send notifications to residents about threats, including weather warnings and active shooter situations, and boost the posts in users’ news feeds.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - April 2020

    April 2020

    Featuring:

    • Enhancing the Perimeter
    • Avoiding Danger with Secure Data Storage
    • Making Cities Smarter
    • Improving Operations
    • A Virus on the Move

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  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Infrastructure Solutions Group
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  • Campus Security & Life Safety