Qognify VMS Adds Cloud Capabilities, Investigation Features

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PEARL RIVER, N.Y.—Qognify, a provider of video and enterprise incident management solutions, has launched the second release of its video management software (VMS), Qognify VMS. The latest software version — Qognify VMS 7.2 — comes with extended support for body worn video, additional functionalities to support investigations and a new web client architecture. “After the initial launch of Qognify VMS …

Genetec’s 2022 State of Physical Security Report Shows Future Is Hybrid

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MONTREAL, Canada — Genetec has shared the results of its 2022 State Physical Security report. Based on insights from over 3,700 physical security leaders worldwide (including end users and systems integrators/installers/providers), the report looks at the security strategies organizations are putting in place to effectively navigate the realities of a changing landscape. Below are its key findings: The future of …

Service from a Distance: How Integrators Can Make the Most of Remote Monitoring

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Visits to commercial job sites to troubleshoot issues cost valuable time and money. Remote monitoring systems management solutions can and should be an installer’s go-to when managing complex projects and addressing issues on-the-fly that may arise. This new download, “Service from a Distance: How Integrators Can Make the Most of Remote Monitoring,” offers steps to choosing the right management solution …

How the 2022 FIFA World Cup Is Being Secured With ISS’ Under Vehicle Surveillance System

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WOODBRIGE, N.J. — ISS (Intelligent Security Systems), a pioneer and leading global provider of video intelligence and data awareness solutions, announces its SecurOS UVSS (Under Vehicle Surveillance System) solution is being deployed to protect stadiums and other venues throughout Qatar that are hosting matches and events as part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In partnership with the Supreme Committee …

Top 10 Security Stories From November 2022: Latest Hikvision/Dahua Ban, ADT Establishes AI Director

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November was shaping up to be a relatively quiet month in terms of major news stories in the security industry … until the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an equipment ban the day after Thanksgiving. The ban prohibits communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security from being authorized for importation or sale in the U.S. The …

FCC Bans New Equipment Sales of Hikvision, Dahua

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announces it has adopted new rules prohibiting communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security from being authorized for importation or sale in the U.S. Hikvision and Dahua are among the China-based companies cited in the ban. The FCC calls this the latest step to protect the nation’s communications networks. …

Pennsylvania Transportation Authority to Pilot ZeroEyes AI-Based Gun Detection Platform

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PHILADELPHIA — ZeroEyes, a developer of an A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), have announced that SEPTA has selected ZeroEyes for a pilot program designed to reduce the likelihood of gun-related violence on train platforms. ZeroEyes was founded by a group of …

The Multiple Benefits of Thermal Technology for Physical Security & Continuous Operations

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Critical infrastructure describes the physical and cyber systems and assets that are so vital to society that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety. As our economy continues to evolve, we are consuming more technology that is requiring the expansion of critical infrastructure facilities, especially data centers …

Finding the Right Video Analytics Solution: The 5 Types of Classifications Explained

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Video analytics may have gotten a bad reputation in the past, mainly from spurned users who were promised the moon with little to show for it. A high false alarm rate and the inability to gather sufficient security insight caused many video analytics customers to turn them off completely. But analytics have come a long way in terms of capabilities, …

CHeKT to Release Alarm Automation Rules

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SHREVEPORT, La. — CHeKT announces it is preparing its long-anticipated release of Alarm Automation Rules. Dealers interested in evaluating a beta version of the release can do so by request. Many camera manufacturers tout the functionality of active deterrent cameras, CHeKT claims. However, the company notes that utilizing these cameras in practical applications and managing these systems on scale has …

How Sonny’s CarWash Factory Utilizes ALPR to Enhance Customer Experience

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MONTRÉAL — Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has announced that Sonny’s The CarWash Factory has integrated Genetec AutoVu Sharp V ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) cameras into its point-of-sale (POS) solutions. Genetec explains this solution is used by car washes to create a frictionless retail experience for consumers, new marketing opportunities and more …

Arcules Adds Forensic Video Search to its Open Platform

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IRVINE, Calif. — Arcules, a provider of scalable multi-site video management solutions-as-a-service, announces the addition of Forensic Video Search to its open platform. Forensic search analyzes and identifies valuable data from video surveillance devices to provide users with unparalleled situational awareness and operational intelligence, according to the company. Forensic Video Search, built into the Arcules Cloud-based video service, leverages advanced …

How to Record More Home Video Surveillance Sales

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The home security market has historically seen steady growth over the years, but the COVID-19 pandemic propelled that growth to a whole new level. The sudden stay-at-home orders undoubtedly drove demand as countless people began spending much more time in their homes than they ever had before. From general security surveillance to alarm verification, doorbell cameras to nanny and pet …

3xLOGIC Adds Edge-Based Analytic Cameras to IP Line

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FISHERS, Ind. — 3xLOGIC, a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, has announced the release of new edge-based analytic cameras, which adds to its diverse line of IP cameras. The company states that businesses of all sizes that seek a higher level of insight into their day-to-day operations in order to streamline their efficiencies and better understand their customers’ needs …

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Thieves Perform $2.15M Jewelry Heist

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In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos… You know what they say, diamonds are a thief’s best friend. Wait, is that not right? It sure seems that way with the amount of smash and grabs we’ve seen caught on surveillance video over the years. The latest high-value theft occurred at a jewelry store in the Bronx. Surveillance footage shows a man …

Axis Communications Opens New Experience Center in Vancouver

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Axis Communications celebrated the opening of its newest Axis Experience Center (AEC) in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Located in the heart of the city, this new facility is Axis’ third AEC opening in the second half of 2022 and its second location established in Canada. Axis says Vancouver was a natural choice to support …

Dedrone Integrates Axis Cameras Into Airspace Security Solution

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STERLING, Va. — Dedrone, a developer of smart airspace security solutions, has announced that it has formed a partnership with Axis Communications to incorporate Axis network cameras into its command and control (C2) platform, DedroneTracker. According to the company, with the Axis camera integration, Dedrone is now the first counter-UAS (cUAS) company to provide proven artificial intelligence (AI)- and machine …

IDIS Expands Enterprise Line With 64-Channel NVR

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COPPELL, Texas — IDIS, a South Korean-based developer of video technologies, has enhanced its range of enterprise-class network video recorders (NVR) with the launch of a powerful new 64-channel model: the DR-8564. The NDAA-compliant 4K recorder delivers high transmission speeds and high levels of quality using the latest Intel chipset technology. The new DR-8564 NVR provides an incoming throughput of …

Verkada Introduces New Multisensor Camera, Air Quality Sensors, Door Controller

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SAN MATEO, Calif. — Verkada, a developer of Cloud-managed enterprise security and management solutions, has announced the availability of new products and solutions to drive scale and simplicity for the enterprise, including a new multisensor camera, a new line of air quality sensors, a new 16-door access controller, and low-bandwidth mode. The company states these new solutions were developed to …

Illinois Police Department Strengthens Investigations, Community Collaboration With Genetec Clearance

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MONTREAL — Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has announced the Naperville, Ill. Police Department is closing investigations more quickly and has strengthened community collaboration by modernizing its operations with Genetec Clearance and by launching a Community Camera Registration Program. As part of a project to streamline investigations and evidence sharing, the …