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Eagle Eye Networks Raises $40 million to Transform Video Surveillance by Combining Cloud and AI

Eagle Eye Networks Raises $40 million to Transform Video Surveillance by Combining Cloud and AI

Eagle Eye Networks has raised $40 million of Series E funding from venture capital firm Accel (Facebook, Spotify, DocuSign) to continue its growth and expand its technology leadership.

IDIS Virtual Showcase will Unveil Innovative New Video Tech Solutions

IDIS is unveiling its latest video tech solutions with an innovation-rich online Virtual Showcase for systems integrators, consultants, and end-users.

Driving New Opportunities

Driving New Opportunities

When network video cameras first came on the market, they were chiefly bare bones video streaming devices.

Today’s Essentials

Many of today’s video security systems feature 4K HD video to help human operators monitor and react better, but also to provide the best possible raw video data for the AI and machine learning programs that are used to continuously enhance operations.

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.

Cozaint Corp Launches Industry’s First VMS Platform With Long-Term Video Retention

Cozaint Corp. announced the launch of askALICE, the industry’s most economical video surveillance management hardware and software system delivering extreme long-term retention.

Private Equity Group Sells Pelco to Motorola

Private Equity Group Sells Pelco to Motorola

Just 15 months ago, Transom Capital Group bought the beleaguered Pelco security group from Schneider Electric. While the financials were not disclosed, they were quick to turn the business around and sell to Motorola.

CES Goes Virtual, No In-Person Event Scheduled for 2021

CES Goes Virtual, No In-Person Event Scheduled for 2021

Organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show announced the 2021 event will be online-only.



Security Industry Association Strongly Opposes the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act Citing Immeasurable Benefits of the Proven Technology

Security Industry Association Strongly Opposes the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing security solutions providers, today announced its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act.

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?

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.

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.”

BriefCam Announces Video Analytics Innovation

BriefCam has announced a significant new capability to its product portfolio with v5.6.1 of its innovative and extensible video content analytics platform.

Wireless Networked Access Control Helps Business, Multi-family

PDQ Manufacturing, located in Lancaster, PA, is announcing the release of pdqSMART, designed to bring more security to access control. The pdqSMART-XLS business solution offers mobile centric bluetooth access control; lock/unlock from a smartphone.

New Paxton Training Program Offered

Paxton Access is introducing a new online access control training program this week. Easily accessible via their website, it offers installers more options and opportunities to enhance their skills anytime, anywhere.

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AES, Industry Saddened at Passing of Patrick Moran

Moran, who was president and COO of the company, died on May 14

Resideo Announces Appointment of Geldmacher as President

Jay Geldmacher was most recently president and CEO of Electro Rent Corp.

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Telethermography Devices: Current FDA Considerations

Adapting thermography machines to address COVID-19 issues qualifies them as medical devices, which can pose unique challenges for businesses that are unfamiliar with the FDA.

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How Security Companies Are Developing AI Cameras to Measure Social Distancing and Mask Compliance

A number of companies are either adding new features in response to the COVID-19 threat or developing new systems to identify if individuals are obeying guidelines.

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Joint Survey From Security Organizations Reveals Pandemic's Impact

Industry associations keeping members informed about how the coronavirus crisis is affecting security businesses.

LenelS2 Announces Major Enhancements to VRx Next-Generation Video Management System

VRx leverages deep learning and native NetBox ecosystem integration for a unified security management experience

CrowdVision Merges with iinside

Computer Vision and LiDAR Motion Analytics Technologies Combined for Optimized Environments in Today’s Crowded World

Safe Zone Appoints Brian Stobbe National Director of Distribution Sales

Gunfire detection system manufacturer is hiring for several other positions

SALTO Systems & Amazon Key for Business Collaboration Eliminates Delivery Hassles for Building Managers

Building management can now install a free smart device that communicates with the SALTO controller and Amazon

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Kastle Systems Launches Comprehensive, Integrated COVID-19 Safety Program for Office Buildings and Suites

KastleSafeSpaces platform for critical contact tracing and screening technology protects tenants building-wide

VIVOTEK USA Withdraws from ISC West 2020 Due to Continuing Pandemic Concerns

Company said the decision was made to protect employees from health risks

DeKalb County, Georgia Alarm Users to Experience Faster, More Accurate Emergency Alarm Response

Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) technology goes live at county’s 911 center.

Connect ONE Announces Integration with HALO loT Smart Sensor from IPVideo Corp.

Now, end users can incorporate all their security services, including HALO, into the Connect ONE cloud-hosted user interface.

Vector Security Networks Announces 2020 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Scholarship Recipients

$21,335 awarded to support loss prevention continuing education

Boon Edam Inc. Appoints New Factory Executive

Patrick Nora to steer Boon Edam America’s Manufacturing Company in fabricating security entrances and revolving doors.

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Making the Best of a Challenging Situation: Engaging Employees Through Training

By helping employees to feel productive and sharpen skills through training, ADT Commercial has hit upon an innovative way to ease collective stress during uncertain times.

SecurityTrax Unveils Customizable CRM Platform

Major Platform Upgrade Includes All-New User Experience, Data Resources, and Powerful Integrations and Customizations

Arcules and RAS Watch Partner to Optimize Global Security Operations Center Management

Arcules announces a strategic partnership with RAS Watch to deliver a fully managed and outsourced (GSOC) solution

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World Health Organization Sees Dramatic Uptick in Cyber Attacks

Nearly 450 active email addresses and passwords used by WHO staff have been leaked online, and the public has received email scams from people posing as staff.

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“COVID-19” Thermal Cameras Start to Hit the Marketplace

As video surveillance companies look to recover lost revenue, temperature detection capabilities have become a hot commodity.

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Top Eight Methods to Secure DevOps Pipelines

In order to address vulnerabilities and risks, security teams must enable privileged access management and automate security tools, among other tips.

LenelS2 OnGuard System Approved for Federal Government Use

Embedded validation software available from HID Global

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Industry Groups Push For More Cybersecurity Funding In Future COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation

With high numbers of ransomware attacks and increased threats due to teleworking, advocacy groups want Congress to prioritize cybersecurity funds to local and state governments.

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New York State Responded to Cyber Attack on Government Servers Weeks Before Coronavirus Pandemic Hit

Officials handled an attack that disabled access to state agency databases just a few weeks before the state became the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis.

Security and Safety Things Opens App Challenge for Developers

Winners of the challenge will be eligible for a cash prize of 10 000€ each and will have their solution showcased.

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New Government Strategy for 5G Security Sets Stage for Domestic Rollout

Franco Zaro of Valid breaks down new government efforts to establish a 5G security strategy and public paranoia about the wireless infrastructure.

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Sony to Discontinue Branded Video Surveillance Presence

The company is also ending its partnership with Bosch, which began in 2016.

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Wilson Bank & Trust Upgrades to Hanwha Techwin Cameras and Recorders to Better Serve Customers

Forty bank locations have been outfitted with Hanwha cameras that can mitigate cybersecurity risks

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New Tool Uses Video Surveillance Feeds and Computer Algorithms to Track Social Distancing Behaviors

A MIchigan company is monitoring traffic in typically busy areas to show how locals are following stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus crisis.

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Lawsuit Blocks Baltimore From Launching Surveillance Plane Program to Investigate Crimes

Activists and ACLU lawyers succeeded in stopping a six-month trial run of an aerial surveillance program funded by private philanthropists.

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Apple and Google Team Up For Coronavirus Tracing App, Sparking Privacy Concerns

The app will make it easier for individuals and public health officials to track the spread of COVID-19, but privacy rights groups are pushing for transparency.

Allied Universal Seeks to Increase Workforce by 30,000 Over Next Two Months

Security services provider continues to fill essential roles during COVID-19 pandemic

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How to Enhance Public Safety With Emerging Technologies

Security leaders are investing in advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, biometric solutions and advanced communication networks.

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ISC West Moves 2020 Conference to October Due to Coronavirus Threat

Due to the stay-at-home orders in place and the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISC West organizers have rescheduled the security conference and expo for the second time.

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Airport CEO Believes Health Tests for Passengers Will Become More Common

Airlines may require passengers to take temperature tests or other measurements of health before they can board, according to the CEO of London's Heathrow Airport.

Quantum Reorganizes Engineering Division with General Managers Leading Primary and Secondary Storage Businesses

The positions will enable Quantum to expand its leadership in storing video and other unstructured data

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COPS Monitoring Donates Laptops to Help Reunite Quarantined Veterans With Their Families and Loved Ones

Alarm services provider made the donation to the Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, N.j.

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CentralSquare Names 30-Year Gov Tech Veteran David Zolet as Chief Executive Officer

Zolet brings decades of proven expertise to lead one of the largest public safety and public administration software companies

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Google Facing Lawsuit Over Collection of Facial Scans, Personal Data From Children

School districts are increasingly turning to Google for online classroom tools during the coronavirus pandemic, but the company has faced scrutiny for the data it collects on students.

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Baltimore Approves Six-Month Aerial Surveillance Program To Address Violent Crime

Three private surveillance planes will take images of Baltimore neighborhoods to be used in criminal investigations, an effort that will be studied to see if it lowers the crime rate.

Genetec Announces Immediate Availability of AutoVu™ SharpZ3 Next-Generation Mobile License Plate Recognition System

Edge-based mobile ALPR brings new insight and accuracy in vehicle analytics and situational awareness

Genetec Releases Access Control Feature to Help Identify People at Increased Risk of Contact With Contagious Individuals

“Contagion/Contaminant Proximity Report” available free of charge to any Genetec Security Center Synergis™ access control customers

Fortem Technologies Announces Shipment of New DroneHunter F700

New interchangeable countermeasure system can be customized on the fly for varied interdiction scenarios

scDataCom Launches New "SafeCity Initiative" With Partnerships with Security Manufacturers

Local security company offers free CCTV to Savannah business community

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Washington State Adopts Legislation Regulating, Restricting Facial Recognition Use

The law, which will go into effect next year, will require law enforcement to use facial recognition software only to investigate serious crimes and issue public accountability reports.

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Video Conferencing Software Zoom Faces Scrutiny Over Hacks, Abusive Behavior During Meetings

The spread of “Zoombombing,” or hijacking a meeting room with abusive images or speech, has grown in scope as more Americans turn to teleconferencing for classroom instruction and workplace meetings.

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Security Industry Groups Call For Alarm Response, Security Services to Be Classified as “Essential” During Coronavirus Pandemic

SIA, ESA and TMA have penned a letter to public safety officials calling for governments to exempt alarm response centers and companies that serve them from shelter-in-place orders.

Arcules Expands Sales Leadership by Appointing New Senior Director of Sales

Bruce Nisbet joins Arcules from Hanwha Techwin America with over 30 years of experience in the industry

STANLEY Security Names Chadi Chahine as Chief Financial Officer

The news comes on the heels of the announcement of Kara Pelecky as Chief Information Officer

Sielox Awards Certified Integrators of the Year for 2019

MCM Integrated Systems named Sielox National Certified Integrator of the Year for 21st consecutive year

Camden Introduces CX-12 PLUS Door Interface Relay

New product is designed for easy interconnection of automatic doors

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Facing Down Cybersecurity and Operational Challenges Caused By Coronavirus Crisis

Businesses will have to tackle issues with supply chains and staffing in the coming months. Here’s how to make sure your organization can withstand the COVID-19 crisis.

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Why Facial Recognition Systems Could Rise In Popularity During Coronavirus Pandemic

Security companies are updating their technology to recognize people wearing masks and measure temperatures, showing how facial recognition could become widely sought as a global security solution.

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Israel Moves to Track Cell Phone Location Data To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

The U.S. and tech companies are contemplating a similar step, though the American version of cell phone tracking would likely include aggregated data and more privacy protections.

Continental Access Adds New Regional Sales Manager To Support Midwest Integrators

Rob Etmans takes over after working for Continental integration partner in Wisconsin area

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Trump Administration Preparing Executive Order to Ban Use of Foreign-Made Drones by Government Agencies

Chinese manufacturer DJI, which accounts for about 70 percent of the global drone market, stands to lose the most from a ban, which is based on national security concerns.

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New Dates Set For Rescheduled ISC West Conference

The original show was postponed in March due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that has spread globally.

Milestone Systems CEO Resigns After 17 Years

Lars Thinggaard will leave the company in April and promote his new book

Sielox Names William Meekins as Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Meekins, who previously worked at Open Options, Salient Systems and more, will be responsible for growing sales in the east

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ISC West Postpones Conference Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Show organizers are planning to hold one of the security industry’s largest conferences in July after several companies indicated they would not send employees to the show.

STANLEY Security Appoints Kara Pelecky as Chief Information Officer

Technology executive and business transformation specialist joins majority-female C-suite

USA Security Services Inc. Acquires Advanced Security Systems Contracts

Advanced will become a division of USA Security, both of which are based in New Jersey

Alcatraz AI Names Security Industry Vet Josh Jackson as Regional Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Jackson joins the company after serving as regional vice president of RightCrowd Software

ISC West Unveils SIA Education@ISC Program Focused on Today’s Biggest Converged Security Issues

ISC West, the largest converged security event in the U.S., today introduces the lineup for its 2020 SIA Education@ISC sessions, in collaboration with premier partner the Security Industry Association (SIA).

Boon Edam to Introduce the Speedlane Compact Optical Turnstile at ISC West

Boon Edam recently announced they are unveiling a new optical turnstile addition to their security entrance portfolio at the ISC West Exhibition in Las Vegas, March 18-20, 2020 in booth #8037. This will be the first opportunity for show attendees to see the Speedlane Compact, which is scheduled to be available in the fall of 2020.

Controversial Facial Recognition Company Clearview AI Has Counted ICE FBI and Private Companies Among Its Clients

Controversial Facial Recognition Company Clearview AI Has Counted ICE FBI and Private Companies Among Its Clients

Clearview is also piloting a video surveillance camera with live facial recognition capabilities and has tried to expand into other countries in the Middle East and Asia.

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

As the city began strategically deploying surveillance cameras throughout Atlanta, APF invested $350,000 to create the cuttingedge Loudermilk Operation Shield Video Integration Center (VIC).

Deep Learning Advances and Cybersecurity Highlighted By IDIS at ISC West

Korea’s largest video tech manufacturer will be demonstrating the latest AI-driven metadata filtering capabilities.

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Cincinnati Police Become First City To Install Body Cameras With Live-Streaming Capability

Police officials hope that the new software will allow them to better handle crisis situations in real time and speed up the filing of police reports.

Mitch Fagundes Joins Alcatraz AI as Vice President of Global Accounts

Fagundes will oversee business development and strategic growth for the Globe.

Adept Audio Launches Innovative New Loudspeaker Brand at ISC West

Adept begins shipping its line of home theater, whole-house and indoor/outdoor speakers in March.

Washington State Senate Adopts Legislation To Regulate Facial Recognition Statewide

While a senate bill would largely ban government agencies from using facial recognition for ongoing surveillance, other legislators are pushing for a full moratorium on the software.

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Ring Announces New Security Protocols After Customer Complaints of Account Hacks

The security company is making two-factor authentication mandatory and is considering allowing users to opt out of sharing their data with third-party companies.

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Maine Legislators Working On Bill To Make Law Enforcement Use of Surveillance Tech More Transparent

Law enforcement in Maine have cited a 2013 law stating they are not required to disclose if they are using facial recognition or cellphone signal interceptors. Two lawmakers hope to change that.

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How Ready are IT Professionals for Attacks on IoT Devices?

Less than half of cybersecurity professionals are prepared for cyber attacks on their own IoT devices, according to one study.

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New Senate Bill Would Place Moratorium on Federal Use of Facial Recognition

Two Democratic senators want to temporarily pause the government’s use of facial recognition technology while a commission develops regulations.

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After Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents, New York City Adds Cameras and Officers in Jewish Communities

The increase in video surveillance has not come without criticism, but many Jewish leaders are supporting the increased security efforts.

Chicago Signs $74.9 Million Contract for CentralSquare Computer Aided Dispatch Software

The partnership enables Chicago police and fire departments to seamlessly share critical information during emergencies, cut response time

Interoperability Demo of Dynamic Identity Management Specification Set for ISC West Expo Floor

Security industry professionals can register online for the PLAI Experience through March 16

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South Dakota Lawmakers Decline to Pass Legislation Regulating Police Body Cameras

The state is only one of a few not to have a statewide law regulating how police body camera footage is maintained and released to the public.

William Foos Named Director of Security & Safety Services

Colorado company elevates vice president to director position

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House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Expresses Opposition To Moratorium on Facial Recognition

At a Thursday hearing, Rep. Bennie Thompson said he is not on a “moratorium route” but supports regulation of the software, which has been found to have accuracy issues for people of color.

Security Industry Association Names Janet Fenner as Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year

Fenner, a SIA Board of Directors Member and Committee Chair, will be honored at ISC West 2020

Nortek Security & Control Names Christopher Larocca CEO and Darren Learmonth CTO

Larocca will lead the company’s 700 employees across its Security, Control, Access and Digital Health business units

DICE Corporation Welcomes Executive Vice President Avi Lupo

Lupo comes to DICE Corporation from Kent Technologies in Miami, Florida

Security Industry Association Names Kathleen Carroll as Committee Chair of the Year

The award recognizes individuals for excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives

Going My Way

Going My Way

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to be a hot topic in the security industry. While true AI (a computer’s ability to think and act like a human) is still decades away, subsets of AI such as deep learning and machine learning have enabled computers to make significant strides.

The Role of Video Security

The Role of Video Security

The security industry is being pressed to do more with less while dealing with the compounded issue of managing new internal and external threats on a daily basis.

LifeSafety Power Promotes Matt Virga to VP Sales-North America

Physical security and access control provider adds new member to top leadership team

Cam-Dex Security Names Dan Krumme President

Krummer previously served as branch manager in St. Louis

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Coalition Pressures Government Agency To Recommend Ban on Government Use of Facial Recognition

Over 40 groups sent a letter to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on Monday asking the agency to recommend that the executive branch put a moratorium on facial recognition.

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HID Global Names Björn Lidefelt President and CEO

Lidefelt was previously CCO at ASSA ABLOY

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New Security, Video Surveillance Requirements For Illinois Gun Dealers Go Into Effect

The regulations originally required gun retailers to have a backup of all video surveillance feeds, but has since been changed.

Infusion Direct Announces New Partnership With Security Network Associates

PR firm in the security industry expands its services in 2020, selected by SNA to help grow sales for IPVideo Corporation’s HALO IOT Smart Sensor in Florida

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European Union Contemplates Banning Facial Recognition For Three To Five Years

While the ban is on the table, EU leadership ultimately says it would be a “far-reaching measure” with the potential to stifle the development of the technology.

Report: Rise Of “Conversation-Hijacking” Phishing Attacks Threatens Businesses

Because the technique involves impersonating a trusted employee, the hacking method has the potential to be unusually effective.

New Minnesota Law Allows Families to Install Internet-Connected Cameras In Senior Care Facilities

The new policies, meant to protect elder privacy, have also drawn criticism because of the requirement that families notify care facilities before they install the camera.

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Why Artificial Intelligence Is The Smart Way to Form Real Bonds With Customers

AI isn’t going to replace us, but it will make it easier to deliver services that keep people safe.

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Washington State Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Regulating Data Privacy, Facial Recognition

The data privacy bill would give consumers the right to access and delete data collected about them, while the facial recognition legislation would regulate government use of the software.

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Cambridge Becomes Fourth Massachusetts Community To Ban Municipal Facial Recognition Use

A bill is currently before the state House that would ban government use of biometric technology until the legislature regulates how agencies can adopt it.

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More Than One Billion Medical Images Remain Unprotected On The Web

Some security experts and lawmakers have criticized the Department of Health and Human Services for failing to enforce privacy laws and fine organizations that did not protect patient records.

Neal Katz Appointed Central Regional Sales Manager For ZKTeco USA

Katz, who has been with ZKTeco since 2018, was promoted this month

Peter O’Neil of ASIS International Joins Mission 500 Advisory Board

“I look forward to working with the Board to help Mission 500 continue to grow and help those in need," O'Neil says

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The IoT Rundown For 2020: Stats, Risks, and Solutions

Weak passwords, insecure network services and a lack of secure update mechanisms top the list of risks for companies utilizing IoT technology.

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Group Sues New York City MTA For Records On Facial Recognition Use in Subway Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority maintains that it has not used facial recognition on riders, but privacy advocates want records related to the technology the agency purchased.

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Ring Responds to Hacking Reports With New Privacy Options In Mobile App

The company has faced complaints, and a lawsuit, from customers that hackers were able to take over accounts and speak to children through the doorbell camera’s speaker.

Securitas Electronic Security Acquires Customer Contracts of iVerify

Ohio alarm monitoring and systems integration security company made announcement on Jan. 1

SALTO Systems Names Matt Hanert as Regional Sales Manager for the Great Lakes Region

Sales manager oversees growth in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and more

The Will-Burt Company Appoints Richard Lewin Chief Executive Officer

Lewin will take over as CEO of the 102-year-old company on Jan. 1

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Ring Faces Intense Scrutiny After Reports That Thousands of Users’ Information Was Leaked Online

The security camera company owned by Amazon says that there was not a breach of its servers and blame the issue on lax cybersecurity practices by users.

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Second Massachusetts Town Bans Government Use of Facial Recognition

The vote marks the fourth town that has banned facial recognition this year, following Somerville, Mass. and San Francisco and Oakland in California.

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Hackers Have Developed Software To Break Into Ring Security Camera Accounts, And It’s Working

A Mississippi family had their Ring account hacked, allowing a man to speak to their eight-year-old daughter through the speaker.

Ojo Technology Names New Vice President of Services

Chris Krajewski previously served as general manager for Ojo's Central Valley office

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Study: One Billion Surveillance Cameras Expected to Be Installed Globally By 2021

China is home to more than 54 percent of those cameras, and the most growth is expected in developing countries like India and Brazil.

PPSS Group Launch Next Generation Body Armor

U.K.-based company will begin offering the product in January 2020.

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ESA Opens 2020 Scholarship Applications for Children of First Responders

The first-place winner will be honored with their parent at the ESA Expo in June.

Panasonic Presents New Company Roadmap at Partner Summit

Security head and CEO showcase facial recognition and other products at event in Arizona

Video and IoT Megatrends to Accelerate into 2020

Video and IoT Megatrends to Accelerate into 2020

As we wind down 2019 and look forward to a new decade, it is time to reflect upon the year and the megatrends that have started to influence video surveillance and the physical security industry.

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Tips for Increasing Security in Your Smart Home

On their own, smart home devices do not protect themselves. Users must take action to protect their privacy and data security.

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FBI: Auto Industry Has Been Key Target of Cyber Attacks Since 2018

Auto companies are set to face a wider range of threats thanks to the rise of internet-connected vehicles, the FBI said in a recent report.

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New Bill Would Require Federal Law Enforcement To Obtain Warrant Before Using Facial Recognition

The bipartisan legislation would prevent “abuse” of the surveillance tool by federal authorities, according to Sens. Chris Coons and Mike Lee.

Research: 5G Networks Still Vulnerable to Location Tracking, Downgrading Attacks

A group of researchers found 11 flaws, several of which would expose a device’s location and when a user calls or sends texts.

Gun Manufacturer Could be Held Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting

Gun Manufacturer Could be Held Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to shield a major arms manufacturer from potential liability in the 2012 school shooting that left 26 students and educators dead in Newtown, Connecticut.

G4S Named 2020 Military Friendly Employer

G4S was ranked eighth among the 290 employers who were recognized.

Ring Doorbells Had Security Bug That Exposed Wi-Fi Passwords To Hackers

Ring Doorbells Had Security Bug That Exposed Wi-Fi Passwords To Hackers

Researchers found that the Wi-Fi passwords were sent over the network in plain HTTP rather than being encrypted.

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Los Angeles Police Plan to Review Body Camera Footage for Instances of ‘Biased Policing’

The new approach to reviewing officers’ footage comes as researchers question how much impact body cameras have had on police behavior.

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Security Tech Company Raided, Charged With Selling Chinese-Made Equipment to Federal Agencies

Seven current and former employees at Aventura Technologies are facing federal charges for falsely claiming their products were manufactured in the U.S.

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Commerce Secretary: Licenses For Companies to Sell Exports to Huawei Are Coming “Very Shortly”

The government has received over 200 requests from American companies to continue doing business with Huawei.

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Booker Introduces Legislation to Ban Facial Recognition From Federal Public Housing

The senator and presidential candidate says that the technology needs “better safeguards” before it is deployed in housing.

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Interior Department Grounds Entire Drone Fleet Due to Chinese Cyberattack Concerns

All of the drones used by the department were either manufactured in China or use parts that were made in the country, sparking concerns about potential hacking threats.

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ACLU Sues Justice Department, FBI For Records Showing Agencies’ Use of Facial Recognition Software

The ACLU’s lawsuit is the most recent development in a growing debate over regulation of facial recognition use by law enforcement.

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Major Casino Game Company Will Add Facial Recognition Software to Machines, Adding Security Capabilities

Konami plans to roll out facial recognition software on its machines in the next six to nine months.

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FBI Reconsidering Body Camera Policy Amid Tensions With Local Police Departments

Police chiefs want their officers to wear body cameras at all times, but officers serving on federal task forces are forbidden from doing so.

PSA President Ric McCullough Joins Executive Council for the Security Industry Association

McCullough, who has over 35 years experience in the security industry, has been with PSA for over seven years and was promoted from the role of chief operating officer to president in July of this year.

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Arcules Announces New Addition to Senior Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Revenue Officer

Sales and technology veteran hired to drive the next stage of sales growth at Arcules

Allied Universal Hires Former FBI Leader as Senior Vice President of Risk Advisory and Consulting

Joshua Skule will be responsible for enhancing this division as a national and global provider of differentiating consulting, investigations and protective services.

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Why CEOs of Small Businesses Are Prime Target for Hackers

Cyberattacks are targeting corporations and individuals alike. Here’s how companies can stay more secure on the web.

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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.

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Panasonic Unveils Next Generation Body Worn Camera at IACP 2019

Panasonic will showcase its new compact and lightweight body worn camera at IACP.

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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.

Alarm.com Acquires OpenEye to Expand Commercial Solutions

Video Surveillance-as-a-Service Offering Creates Growth Opportunities in Enterprise Market for Service Providers

How These Web Application Security Vulnerabilities Could Be Affecting Your Business

How These Web Application Security Vulnerabilities Could Be Affecting Your Business

When companies don’t follow basic security practices, they leave themselves vulnerable.

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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.

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Border Patrol May Give Body Cameras To Agents at Certain Checkpoints

Customs and Border Protection is asking vendors to describe their ability to provide body cameras, video management, facial recognition technology and more.

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Baltimore Considers Deploying Aerial Surveillance Planes to Fight Crime

While the program has substantial public support and funding promised by philanthropists, the police commissioner has expressed doubts about its effectiveness.

Incident Response in the Age of Intelligent Bots

Incident Response in the Age of Intelligent Bots

How security teams can improve their defense strategy by integrating bots

AES Announces New Vice President of Operations

AES Corporation announced the appointment of Corey J. Carter to the position of vice president of operations.

ADT Launches Mobile Security Partnership with Lyft

ADT Launches Mobile Security Partnership with Lyft

With ADT’s mobile safety platform, Lyft seeks to give riders and drivers more peace of mind

Study: 66 Percent of Small Businesses Worldwide Have Faced Cyberattacks in The Past Year

Study: 66 Percent of Small Businesses Worldwide Have Faced Cyberattacks in The Past Year

For the third year in a row, SMBs are reporting big increases in the frequency of cybersecurity attacks.

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.

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Valley Alarm Opens New Headquarters in San Fernando

Grand opening ceremony attended by local officials and industry icons

CentralSquare Partners with Genetec Inc. to Enable First Responders to Connect with Cameras

Partnership will enable law, police and EMS to quickly connect with the nearest public camera and respond smartly based on the specific situation, potentially preventing more than 2,000 homicides.

Hikvision, Dahua Technology Among Chinese Companies Added to U.S. Government Blacklist

Hikvision, Dahua Technology Among Chinese Companies Added to U.S. Government Blacklist

The Trump administration has added 28 more Chinese organizations to its entity list, which forbids American companies from selling their products to foreign companies without government permission.

One Year After Pledge, More Than 5,000 Hotel Properties Have Deployed Safety Devices For Employees

One Year After Pledge, More Than 5,000 Hotel Properties Have Deployed Safety Devices For Employees

Large hotel chains adopted new measures to combat sexual harassment and increase safety for workers in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Umbo Computer Vision Raises $8M Post-A Round to Accelerate Company Growth and Global Expansion

Umbo will use the investment to help accelerate its global sales expansion and improve its portfolio of AI-powered security products.

Razberi Technologies Raises $5.8 Million in Funding

Razberi will apply the funds to building out its market coverage and continuing to deliver products.

Camden Promotes David Price to Vice President Communications and Corporate Development

Price will continue to manage all internal and external corporate communications.

Changing the Look of Security

Changing the Look of Security

Video analytics have been around almost as long as CCTV itself, rescuing security operators from the nearly impossible task of continuously and effectively monitoring video surveillance feeds.

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Wyoming Surveys K-12 Principals

Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow is making an effort to better understand how the state’s 48 school districts’ are protecting their students.

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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.

ABLOY USA Hires Shayne Spears as Oil & Gas Vertical Market Manager

ABLOY USA is adding more support staff and has hired Shayne Spears as the new Vertical Market Manager for Oil & Gas.

Tech Sales Expert Mike Taylor Joins Razberi Technologies as VP of Sales

Mike Taylor joins Razberi Technologies as VP of Sales to accelerate its growth in the video surveillance security arena.

 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.”

House Lawmakers Introduce Bill Offering Refunds to Small Companies Moving Away From Huawei Tech

House Lawmakers Introduce Bill Offering Refunds to Small Companies Moving Away From Huawei Tech

The bill is part of an ongoing saga between China-based Huawei and the federal government, which believes Huawei is collaborating with Chinese spying efforts.

Chinese Scientists Develop Camera That Can Capture Thousands of Faces in

Chinese Scientists Develop Camera That Can Capture Thousands of Faces in 'Perfect Detail'

The new system may advance the country’s widespread use of surveillance technology in public spaces.

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.

Mission 500 Security Softball Game Raises $41,000 for Charity

Mission 500 announced that it raised $41,000 at its fifth annual Security Softball Game.

ONVIF Suspends Huawei

ONVIF Suspends Huawei

Huawei has been “suspended,” and effectively expelled, from ONVIF so long as U.S. sanctions remain on the mega Chinese manufacturer, according to a report released by IPVM.

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.

Aspen Police Department to Equip Officers with Body Cameras

Aspen Police Department to Equip Officers with Body Cameras

The police department will fund the body cameras through its savings account.

Police Departments Across Nation Ask Citizens to Register Security Cameras

Police Departments Across Nation Ask Citizens to Register Security Cameras

Officers will still have to get permission to view the footage, which they say can not only help to fight crime but assist them with tracking down missing people.

Nortek Appoints Nathan Richardson CI Regional Sales Manager for Southern California

Richardson replaces Scott Osborne, who has taken over the Florida territory.

ADT Commercial Announces New Executive Leadership Team

Company unveils next phase in its evolution at Global Security Exchange in Chicago

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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.

5 Common Phishing Attacks and How To Protect Yourself Against Them

5 Common Phishing Attacks and How To Protect Yourself Against Them

Phishing scams continues to be a widespread problem for businesses and individuals alike. But there are several ways to recognize that you could be getting scammed.

Technology Where Worry Free High Performance Video Surveillance Begins

Technology Where Worry Free High Performance Video Surveillance Begins

The peace of mind that comes with the IDIS Total Solution begins in Seoul, Korea. IDIS’s ground-breaking DirectIP™ technology is at the heart of the IDIS Total Solution for video surveillance.

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.

Nashville Police To Roll Out Body Cameras For Entire Department in Coming Weeks

Nashville Police To Roll Out Body Cameras For Entire Department in Coming Weeks

The department faced outcries of support for mandatory body cameras and dashcams after two black men were killed by police officers within two years.

Democratic National Committee Rejects Plans To Hold ‘Virtual Caucuses’ in Iowa and Nevada, Citing Security Concerns

Democratic National Committee Rejects Plans To Hold ‘Virtual Caucuses’ in Iowa and Nevada, Citing Security Concerns

Facing criticism over low voter turnout and barriers to caucusing, party officials planned for remote caucuses in 2020. But the national Democratic Party said the methods would expose the process to high cybersecurity risks.

3 Major Internet Privacy Issues and How to Avoid Them

3 Major Internet Privacy Issues and How to Avoid Them

Information mishandling, snooping and location tracking are often the ways in which users find their privacy violated online.

Video Systems Provide Security

In the past few years, tragic events have increased awareness for educational institutions across America. This recent spike has reminded educators and security officers alike that it is the responsibility of schools to ensure the safety of their students and employees and protect school property and equipment from theft or damage, encouraging them to invest in security systems.

The Access Solution

The Access Solution

Providing security, managing budgets, gaining efficiencies— these are just a few of the many objectives that facility managers have to balance at once.

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Doorbell Camera Company Ring Has Partnered With Over 400 Police Departments

Law enforcement agencies who have partnered with Amazon-owned Ring can request videos from residents and interact with users on its app, Neighbors.

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Hong Kong Protesters Take Down ‘Smart Lamps’ Amid Growing Fears of Chinese Surveillance Tech

The pro-democracy demonstrators have used several tactics to avoid being identified through facial recognition technology, including masks and laser pointers.

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Ontario Plans to Spend $3 Million on Expanding Toronto's Police Surveillance Camera System

The announcement came as Toronto experiences a wave of gun violence, some of which has been blamed on gang turf wars.

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European Union Considers Policy to Regulate Use of Facial Recognition Technology

As countries across Europe grapple with the consequences of facial recognition software, EU officials are seeking to limit what the technology can collect and how the data is used.

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Huawei Has Another 90 Days To Do Business With American Companies

The Trump administration has granted a 90-day extension for American firms to find alternatives to the Chinese telecommunications corporation.

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Amazon’s Facial Recognition Software Can Now Detect Fear, Company Says

Rekognition could already detect “happy,” “sad,” and other emotions. Now, the software is capable of analyzing people’s faces for fear.

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The Dangers of Open-Source Vulnerabilities, and What You Can Do About It

Neglecting basic security practices exposes companies to long-standing security threats.

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Las Vegas Tests Cameras, Sensors To Measure Collision Patterns on One-Way Streets

The city partnered with Dell, NTT and the Nevada state government for a year-long pilot program to help reduce vehicle accidents.

Paxton Welcomes New Senior Product Manager

Jeremy Allison will be working to develop Paxton’s leading brands Net2, Net2 Entry and PaxLock

Allied Universal Ranks #1,619 on Inc. Mag's List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

Leading Security Services Company Makes the 2019 List with a Three-Year Revenue Growth of 255 Percent

San Diego Police Expand Use of Streetlamp Camera System To Catch Violent Criminals

San Diego Police Expand Use of Streetlamp Camera System To Catch Violent Criminals

The department has used video footage from the 3,200-camera system in over 140 cases in the past year, calling the program “game changing.”

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Nonprofit Emily's Place Is The First Beneficiary Of The IDIS "Create A Better World" Effort

IDIS America’s donation of technology from its next-generation video surveillance Total Solution supports the facility’s efforts to provide a safe environment for those looking to escape domestic abuse and transform their lives

London Theatres Outfit Staff With Body Cameras to Handle Rowdy Attendees

London Theatres Outfit Staff With Body Cameras to Handle Rowdy Attendees

After experiencing a rise in aggressive behavior from guests, theatres in London’s West End are using body cameras to deter audience members from being abusive toward staff.

Sargent and Greenleaf Announce Palmer's Security Solutions As Its Authorized Global Service Center

As a primary element to this partnership, PSS will also provide technical training to S&G’s customers for S&G 2890B pedestrian door lock, and S&G’s government approved combination lock, S&G 2740B.

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How Deception Technology Can Help You Detect Threats Early

Deploying automated decoys can help protect your network and reduce IT costs.

St. Louis County Police Department To Become Largest In Missouri With Mandatory Body Cameras

St. Louis County Police Department To Become Largest In Missouri With Mandatory Body Cameras

By April, the county police department will outfit nearly 700 officers with cameras. But the city’s department of 1,300 does not have a parallel program in the works.

State and County Fairs Increase Security Measures in Wake of Mass Shootings

State and County Fairs Increase Security Measures in Wake of Mass Shootings

Fair organizers in New York, Los Angeles and Wisconsin are responding to safety concerns with assurances that their events are well-protected.

Rebuilding Trust After Cybersecurity Lapses

Rebuilding Trust After Cybersecurity Lapses

Promising to prevent a re-occurrence is not nearly enough to repair the damage with clients.

MOBOTIX Obtains the CNPP Trust Passport For Video Surveillance Cameras

MOBOTIX is first manufacturer in Europe to obtain the French “CNPP certified” product certification for its cameras.

Russian Hacking Group is Targeting Corporate IoT Devices, Microsoft Researchers Say

Russian Hacking Group is Targeting Corporate IoT Devices, Microsoft Researchers Say

The state-sponsored hackers, best known as Fancy Bear, attempted to compromise popular IoT devices like office printers and a VOIP phone.

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IoT Security: Current Threats and How to Overcome Them

Connecting devices to a 0G network is a simple fix to seemingly insurmountable challenges.

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Cisco Agrees to Pay Over $8 Million For Selling Video Surveillance System with Technical Flaws

Experts believe Cisco’s payout to a whistleblower could set a precedent for future lawsuits against vendors who sell products with security vulnerabilities.

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10 Simple Steps to Take Right Now to Secure Your Business WiFi Network

Conducting regular maintenance and updates are the easiest ways to secure your corporate WiFi network

At Cyber:Secured Forum, Cyber and Physical Security Professionals Tackle Integration Challenges

One topic seemed to dominate this year’s conference: the ongoing challenges of integrating physical security technologies with cybersecurity products.

A Winning Security Plan

A Winning Security Plan

In the world of sports, oftentimes there’s as much action in the stands as there is on the floor. That’s why the Milwaukee Bucks felt it was so important to design their new stadium with a network of security cameras to safeguard the welfare of players and fans alike.

Moving to the Door

Moving to the Door

Biometrics have rapidly expanded into our daily lives, as millions of people use fingerprints to unlock their mobile phones, access cash through ATMs, and verify their identity in a growing range of use cases.

Doyle Security Products provides Midwestern presence for ABLOY USA’s Distributor Network

The Minnesota locksmith wholesale company is the latest to join the ABLOY USA distributor network.

Encrypted USB Drives

The term “bad actor” once only referred to someone making a living in Tinsel Town. Now governments have used those words to describe rogue operators who carry out missions or perform actions with the intent to weaken or harm a country for the good of another.

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How Police Forces Are Using Drones to Keep Officers Out of The Line of Fire

California law enforcement is praising the use of drones and high-definition video surveillance to track suspects and strategize police responses.

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Pivot3 Delivers Real Time Access and Control to Mission-Critical Video Surveillance Environments

Major update offers security teams higher video stream density as well as reduced cost per desktop and video stream resulting in lower TCO and improved situational awareness.

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Orlando Police Department Ends Facial Recognition Pilot Program With Amazon

The city was never able to get the software, Rekognition, to consistently work with its video surveillance cameras over the course of 15 months.

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Illinois Law Creates Camera Program To Investigate Expressway Shootings in Chicago

Following a rise in expressway violence, law enforcement will add about 35 cameras to look into shootings that are notoriously difficult to solve.

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Dahua Technology Releases New StereoVision People Counting Camera

The camera uses advanced image processing technology for improved depth perception

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