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Allied Universal’s 10 retail shopping safety tips to keep holiday heists and christmas criminals from ruining the magic of the season

With a rise in looting, smash-and-grabs, active assailants, and other security-impacting incidents in malls and retail locations, shoppers are concerned about their safety this upcoming holiday season. Allied Universal®, the world’s pioneering security and facility services provider, knows better than most that the holidays mean an uptick in crime, with the severity and frequency of these incidents almost certainly heightened in November and December. Author's quote “Retailers...

Morse Watchmans showcases lineup of innovation asset management solutions at Secutech Thailand 2023

Morse Watchmans, the industry pioneer in key control and asset management systems, is showcasing its line of top-performing asset management solutions at Secutech Thailand 2023, November 1-3 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Most notably, Morse Watchman’s SmartKey® Locker Touch System for the storage and management of laptops, cash trays, wallets, cell phones, hand-held radios, and other valuables, will be on display and available for demonstration at...

Secutech returns in April 2024 with a strong focus on artificial intelligence and IoT

The dates are set for the return of Secutech, Asia’s ultimate business and technology platform for security, loT, and AI integration. Together with facial recognition, big data, 5G, or cloud computing, these security technologies continue to advance at a rapid pace and Secutech remains one of the most influential platforms to reflect these trends. The 25th edition will be held from 24 – 26 April 2024 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre. More than 300 local and international exhi...

Suprema unveils BioStation 2a, the revolutionary world’s first deep learning-based fingerprint recognition solution

Suprema, a global pioneer in access control and biometrics, has launched ‘BioStation 2a’, the world’s first deep learning-based fingerprint recognition solution providing powerful access control features.  Suprema has pioneered fingerprint recognition technology based on deep learning for the first time in the world. BioStation 2a The cutting-edge AI algorithm based on deep learning is embedded in BioStation 2a. This innovation was achieved through Suprema's expertise i...

IDEMIA partners with Iowa Department of Transportation to launch next-generation Mobile ID Technology

IDEMIA, the world-renowned secure identity solutions provider, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), has launched the next-generation of Mobile ID. Iowa residents can download the Iowa Mobile ID app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and start using it immediately to verify their identity from their mobile phone at TSA PreCheck® checkpoints at both the Des Moines International Airport and Cedar Rapids Municipal Airport, in addition to other participating...

G4S: 9 in 10 security chiefs say AI will have the biggest impact on physical security operations over the next five years

9 in 10 (90%) of Chief Security Officers (CSOs) at large, businesses operating in the UK agree that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have the biggest impact on physical security operations over the next five years, according to G4S. The finding comes from G4S’s first-ever ‘World Security Report’-a survey of 1,775 Chief Security Officers from 30 countries with total revenue of more than $20 trillion USD. G4S has published the findings ahead of the UK hosting a two-day AI...

Amthal approved as channel partner for Gallagher Security

Amthal Group, an independent integrated fire and security systems specialist, has become an approved Gallagher Security channel partner. The specialist partnership network selects independent security companies to operate in partnership and deliver total protection and customer excellence, with expert technical capability and best-in-class guided product installation. Compliance, security, and quality Amthal joins a network of experts across the UK, representing Gallagher Security, with...

Aiphone unveils new office in Tampa, Florida to support company growth and innovation

Aiphone, the international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, announced it has opened a new office in the Tampa, Florida, USA, a further testament to the company's position as an industry pioneer and continued growth within the security industry. The new office marks Aiphone’s first location in the South, and fourth overall in North America. Aiphone currently has offices located in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Laval, QC. The corporate office is locat...

Carlisle celebrates 23 years of continued service with Tottenham Hotspur

Carlisle Support Services celebrates 23 years of continued service with Tottenham Hotspur, whose stadium was recently awarded the World Football Summit’s Best Venue Award and is home to the world-renowned Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, as well as NFL, and countless other world-class concerts and leisure events.  Having delivered staffing and stewarding solutions to White Hart Lane for 18 years, Carlisle Support Services was awarded full security oversight across the Tottenham Hotsp...

Allegion and Quext collaborate to enhance renter experience and improve NOI for multifamily owners and operators

Allegion US, a pioneering provider of security products and solutions, and Quext, a smart technology and services company for the multifamily industry, announced a planned alliance to improve multifamily resident experience while providing owners and operators an opportunity for differentiation and operational efficiencies. The multifamily technology and access control providers will debut the integration at OPTECH, November 1-3, offering multifamily housing professionals from around the world...

Secutech Thailand returns after three-year hiatus

The long-awaited trade fair for security and fire safety will open its doors from 1 to 3 November at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), shining a spotlight on cutting-edge solutions for various sectors including manufacturing, smart cities, the commercial sector, transportation, and hospitality. Spanning 7,500 square metres of exhibition space, the show features over 200 exhibitors from Canada, China, India, Israel, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the Uni...

Introducing Monitoreal secure guard app: A comprehensive surveillance solution on the go

In a world where safety and security are paramount, Monitoreal is proud to announce the launch of the Monitoreal Secure Guard App, allowing Monitoreal users to see what matters most in and around their properties, right from their pockets. Modern living demands modern solutions, and the Monitoreal Secure Guard App is designed to meet the needs of individuals and businesses alike. This all-in-one, comprehensive surveillance app offers on-the-go accessibility, making it easier than ever to protec...

Allegion Ventures invests $20M in Ambient.ai to improve threat detection

Allegion Ventures, the corporate venture fund of Allegion plc has made a $20 million investment in Ambient.ai, the artificial intelligence (AI) powered computer vision intelligence (CVI) company that’s transforming enterprise security operations to prevent security incidents before they happen. Developing seamless access Based in San Jose, California, Ambient.ai applies AI and CVI to existing security camera infrastructure allowing their platform to deliver near human-level visual percep...

SailPoint closes Osirium acquisition

UK subsidiary of SailPoint Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in enterprise identity security, completed its acquisition of Osirium, a UK-based security company dedicated to solving complex access needs. This acquisition will feed into the company’s vision to unify visibility, oversight, and protection across all types of access, both regular and highly sensitive, into one solution.  Clarity and real-time control “Enterprises don't have time to sort through access rights across di...

Dallmeier presents SeMSy® Mobile Client

More and more security managers are asking for video management functions that can be operated as comprehensively as possible from a mobile device. With the “SeMSy® Mobile Client” for its Domera® and Panomera® cameras, Regensburg-based manufacturer Dallmeier is now launching a solution that combines the functional and security requirements of professional organisations with the user-friendliness and simplicity of consumer apps.  SeMSy® Mobile Client Security...

Elevating security with Matrix Face Recognition: The power of Face Liveness Detection

In the ever-evolving realm of biometric technology, face recognition solutions have surged to the forefront, showcasing remarkable advancements. They offer a seamless and highly secure method for identity verification, capitalising on the distinct features of users' faces. These solutions harness the might of artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms, meticulously analysing and identifying unique facial attributes, from the nuances of facial structure to contours and proportions. Thi...

Bosch Building Technologies to focus on systems integration business

Bosch is realigning its Building Technologies division: in the future, the division is to focus on its regional integrator business, with solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency, and building automation. Building Technologies division The company plans to sell most of the Building Technologies division’s product business. This includes the Video, Access and Intrusion, and Communication business units, and affects some 4,300 associates at more than 90 locations wo...

Vector Firm and Lanier Rep Group (LRG) announce strategic partnership

LRG, inc., an independent manufacturer's rep firm serving the electronic security industry, and Vector Firm, a professional sales and marketing consulting and training business focused on system integrators, are very pleased to announce their newly formed partnership. The alliance was forged by LRG Founder Chris Lanier and Vector Firm Founder and President Chris Peterson. Author's quote Challenges facing any size company with regards to hiring, training, coaching, and retaining top talent &ld...

United Kingdom (UK) schools must bolster cybersecurity amid rising cyber-attacks and threats

As the new academic year rolls on, school leaders across the United Kingdom (UK) are facing a stark and unsettling reality: the rising threat of cyber-attacks looms large. Recent reports of cyber-attacks targeting institutions such as Highgate Wood School in Crouch End, St Augustine Academy in Maidstone, and Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, UK have highlighted the pressing need for schools to fortify their cybersecurity defences. In this blog, Advantex explores how outdated infrastructure a...

Hikvision introduces industry’s first 2 MP analogue cameras with F1.0 aperture for 24/7 colour imaging

Hikvision, a world-pioneering manufacturer and supplier of security products and solutions that deliver the ideal combination of high performance and extreme value, introduces the industry’s first 2 MP analogue cameras featuring an F1.0 aperture with the debut of the ColorVu Fixed Turret (DS-2CE70DF0T-MF) and Bullet (DS-2CE10DF0T-F) Cameras. These groundbreaking cameras provide high-quality, around-the-clock colour imaging with HD over analog cabling for easy upgrade, 3D Digital Noise Red...

ISS launches SecurOS FACT Check

ISS (Intelligent Security Systems), a pioneering provider of video intelligence and data awareness solutions, announced the launch of SecurOS® FACT (Faces As Credentials Technology) Check for aviation environments. Leveraging industry-pioneering FaceX facial recognition technology, FACT Check enables airports to turn their existing security infrastructure, including surveillance cameras and card readers, into a full-featured facial authentication solution for access control. Security use...

Vigitron is awarded patent for its camera installation tools

Vigitron, Inc., the pioneering manufacturer of networking products designed for security applications, is pleased to announce it has been awarded patent US 11,777,752 B2 for its product line of PoE test equipment. The patent covers the Vi0021, Vi00021U, Vi00022, Vi00023, and Vi000023L Camera installation tools. The Vi0021 and Vi00021U provide a reliable method for displaying PoE voltage and power to a PoE Camera. They use the network PoE power and provide a wired connection for viewing video. T...

HID opens new Logistic Centre in Shannon, Ireland

HID, a worldwide pioneer in trusted identity solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Logistics Centre in Shannon, Ireland. The new facility is HID’s second-largest Logistics Centre, supporting 55 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The occasion was marked with an official ribbon-cutting and a visit from local government and business pioneers, as well as HID’s operations leadership team. The new 4,157 m2 Logistics Centre is double the si...

Global legal GRC solution provider Exterro expands in India through partnership with mh Service to address critical challenges in the Indian forensic system

Exterro, a recognised provider of legal Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions, is strategically expanding its presence in India through a partnership with mh Service to address pressing challenges in the Indian forensic landscape. This partnership reflects Exterro's commitment to expanding its influence in markets, with a particular focus on India's dynamic forensic ecosystem and growing technology adoption. Exterro's strategic expansion Exterro's strategic expansion in India invol...

TDSi launches updated GARDiS web embedded access control unit

Integrated Access Control and Security manufacturer TDSi announces an update to its GARDiS Web Embedded Access Control System, which includes up to 12 Doors as standard thanks to a firmware update.  Firmware version 3.9 enables the inclusion of 12 doors (up from eight previously) without the need for a licence dongle, while only one dongle is now required from 12 doors up to the control unit’s maximum of 44 doors. New, improved configuration This new, improved configuration is appl...

Versa transforms branch and campus networks with industry’s first software-defined LAN to natively provide Zero Trust and IoT security

Versa Networks, the global pioneer in AI/ML-powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) announced Versa Secure SD-LAN, the industry’s first software-defined branch and campus Local Area Network (LAN) solution to deliver Zero Trust and IoT Security natively at the LAN Edge. This software-defined approach makes campus and branch networks more agile and integrated, and Zero Trust improves the security posture. Operational challenges For years, enterp...

GoTo announces nearly 60 powerful security features, new integrations, and AI advancements to meet evolving digital workplace needs

GoTo, the company making IT management, support, and business communications easy with flagship products GoTo Resolve, GoTo Connect, and LogMeIn Rescue announced nearly 60 new product updates across its portfolio.  The updates are the third in a tri-annual release showcase from GoTo highlighting product innovations to help support business productivity and growth for customers while continuing to deliver simple and secure solutions. Hybrid work model According to Gartner, 96% of business...

Interface shares best practices to fight retail crime

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) latest National Retail Security Survey, retail crime represented $112.1 billion in losses in 2022. To bring attention to this crucial issue, October 26 has been designated as ‘Fight Retail Crime Day’. In support of the NRF’s initiative, Interface Systems offers retailers best practices to fight retail crime. Increase software budgets As retail crime continues to evolve in scope and sophistication, so do retailers&rsqu...

Fingerprints becomes Premium Partner of Infineon Technologies

Renowned biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints™), has extended its collaboration with Infineon Technologies, a pioneering provider of semiconductor products, to become a Premium Partner. This builds on the pair’s existing work to drive collaboration, development and innovation in bringing biometric technologies for authentication into payments, broader IoT applications and beyond. Infineon’s Partner Ecosystem is a highly selective network of specialised engine...

New Genetec research shows cybersecurity concerns continue to rise among physical security professionals

As October brings cybersecurity awareness month into the spotlight, new research conducted by Genetec Inc., a pioneering technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, reveals that cybersecurity remains a key concern for physical security experts. Based on insights from over 5,500 physical security pioneers from around the world, the research shows that while organisations are putting in place new processes to protect themselves, the lev...