Wyze Camera Breach Allowed 13,000 Customers See Into Others’ Homes

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SEATTLE — Smart home and wireless camera company Wyze says it let customers down when it was victimized by a breach that briefly allowed 13,000 customers to see into others’ homes, according to a report by The Verge. Wyze company leaders apologized to customers in a letter entitled “An Important Security Message from Wyze,” pointing some of the blame at …

Snap One Expands Security Line With New Luma NVRs, VMS Platform

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Adding more Luma NVRs to its lineup, Snap One has launched its new Luma 420 Series and 820 Series network video recorders (NVRs), offering dealers 16-channel and 32-channel NVR options with enhanced processing and up to 144 TB of storage. The global company states these products can be used for large residential and commercial projects. Derek Webb, Snap One …

ZeroEyes Closes 2023 With 300% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

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PHILADELPHIA — AI-based gun detection video analytics platform ZeroEyes recently announced 2023 year-over-year revenue growth of 300%, along with an 18% increase in employee headcount, according to a company announcement. The company “achieved rapid expansion across multiple verticals, including the K-12 education market, commercial sectors including retail, gaming and healthcare, and the U.S. Department of Defense,” the announcement says. ZeroEyes …

Motorola Solutions Acquires Specialized, Long-Range Camera Provider Silent Sentinel

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CHICAGO – Motorola Solutions has acquired Silent Sentinel, a provider of specialized, long-range cameras based in Ware, United Kingdom. Silent Sentinel’s thermal cameras “offer clear visibility in the complex and extreme environments associated with military, aviation, maritime and critical infrastructure,” according to the joint announcement. The company’s cameras “can identify anomalies from up to 20 miles away (30 km) to …

Security-by-Design Aims Fall Short, Adding Up to 20% to Construction Costs

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BETHESDA, Md.—Global cloud-based access control and smart building technologies platform Brivo today announces the results of its research into integrated physical security in building design by architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) practitioners. The report finds that, despite an increased commitment to “security-by-design” principles, the industry is still spending significant time and money post-build to fix security issues, risking dire retroactive …

Phison Electronics Introduces S12DI and S17T SSD Hard Drives

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—With the advent of high-resolution video and surveillance systems, the demand for stable performance and power loss protection in SSD hard drives continues to rise among video recording equipment and surveillance system integrators. Supporting these applications, Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND controllers and NAND storage solutions, has announced the launch of specialized SSD storage solutions for video …

Axis VP Fredrik Nilsson Releases Latest Edition of Intelligent Network Video Guide

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Fredrik Nilsson, VP of Americas for video surveillance solutions manufacturer Axis Communications, in conjunction with Taylor & Francis Group’s CRC Press, has released the third edition of Intelligent Network Video: Understanding Modern Video Surveillance Systems (Intelligent Network Video). Since the first edition was launched in 2008, “technology has advanced at an accelerated pace, profoundly impacting the way …

ClareVision Smart Video Doorbell Complements Smart Home Environments

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Snap One has announced the immediate availability of a new flagship security product, the NDAA-certified ClareVision Smart Video Doorbell. The latest product from ClareVision is designed to give dealers and their customers a self-contained, subscription-free solution to monitor and record activity at the front door 24 hours a day. According to Clint Choate, senior director of the security market …

Verkada Introduces New Products and Platform Updates

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SAN MATEO, Calif.—Verkada states that its customers often have a place where they would like to deploy a Verkada device—such as a parking lot, construction site, or remote area—but find it hard to do so due to a lack of internet connectivity. The company admits however, trenching Ethernet wire to these locations can be cost-prohibitive, while cellular deployments are complicated …

How AI and Machine Learning Are Transforming LPR Tech

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are rapidly transforming business processes across all sectors, enabling greater personalization, automation and insights in diverse areas. The world’s top organizations are investing heavily in developing next-generation AI solutions, sparking an innovation race across every industry. AI promises to revolutionize everything from manufacturing and healthcare to retail, education and cities as organizations look …

i-PRO to Showcase X Series of Cameras at ISC 2024

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HOUSTON—At ISC West 2024 in booth #10037 this upcoming April 9-12, i-PRO Co., Ltd. (formerly Panasonic Security), a global manufacturer of professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, will showcase its newly released X Series camera line for the first time. Using AI onsite learning, the new X Series line enables users or integrators to teach the camera about specific …

IDIS Announces New Selection of Edge AI Cameras

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COPPELL, Texas—IDIS, a South Korean manufacturer of video technologies, is expanding its range of Edge AI cameras, making it easier for a wider range of customers to benefit from deep learning video analytics. The company explains the new AI Edge cameras can be used across commercial premises, public spaces, and perimeters to reduce the nuisance of false alarms, while providing …

NAPCO’s Record-Setting Second-Quarter Earnings Triggers Stock Surge

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AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Electronic security manufacturer NAPCO‘s stock surged almost 19% as the company saw its recurring monthly revenue jump 25% to $18.5 million for the three-month period ending Dec. 31, 2023, up from $14.9 million. NAPCO’s net sales also reached record levels in the second quarter of fiscal 2024, spiking 12% year-over-year to $47.5 million, the highest quarterly mark …

AMG Systems Announces New Fiber Optic System Products

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BIGGLESWADE, U.K.—AMG Systems has introduced a new fiber optic video, data and contact closure line of products. AMG states the application for these new products include the support a new generation of multi-megapixel coaxial cameras with the need for high security. The AMG Fiber optic transmission line is not IP-based, which its says avoids any potential security risk to the …

RGB Spectrum Releases “Better Ergonomics and Workflow for Emergency Communications Centers eBook

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ALAMEDA, Calif.—RGB Spectrum a manufacturer of mission-critical video for real-time decision support systems, has announced the release of its latest eBook, “Better Ergonomics and Workflow for Emergency Communications Centers.” The global company states this new comprehensive eBook delves into the crucial role of ergonomics in enhancing efficiency and productivity within Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs). Stressing better ergonomics for improved workflow …

Snap One Demonstrates Smart Home Capabilities at ISE 2024

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BARCELONA—During the annual ISE 2024 show Snap One will demonstrate how its Control4 and OvrC ecosystems with expanded KNX support can help international dealers grow their smart-home and commercial business projects. Show attendees will also experience Control4 CORE controllers that provide comprehensive smart home control, as well as new real-time surveillance benefits of the AI-powered Luma Insights solution, and Control4 …

Snap One Demonstrates Araknis, Luma, ClareVision Interoperability at ISE 2024

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BARCELONA—At ISE 2024 Snap One will demonstrate how the latest high-speed, high-power solutions from Araknis, Luma and ClareVision provide high levels of performance while simplifying labor through native integration with other Snap One systems including Control4 and OvrC. “One of the benefits of being a Snap One Partner is having access to a full slate of integration solutions that are designed to work better together, …

N.J. Officials Duped Into Using COVID Funds on Banned Dahua Surveillance Cameras

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Federal prosecutors have charged Tamer Zakhary, CEO of Lyndehurst, N.J.-based surveillance company Packetalk, with three counts of wire fraud and a separate count of false statements for repeatedly lying to state and local officials in the Garden State about the origin of his company’s surveillance cameras. Related: U.S. Lawmakers Charge Costco with Selling More Banned Security Products The criminal complaint …

Ring Eliminates Police, Government Access to Neighbors App Content

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ATLANTA— Ring, the popular line of video doorbell products from Amazon, will no longer share captured video with police and government agencies through its Neighbors App, according to a CNN report. The move by Ring to keep that content from local and federal authorities is being hailed as a win for privacy rights advocates. In the story, CNN says police …

ISC West Opens Call for Entries for 2024 SIA New Products and Solutions Awards

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SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West have released details for the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards at ISC West 2024, including the awards submission and presentation schedule. The SIA NPS Awards competition, which launched in 1979, is presented in partnership with ISC West, scheduled for April 9-12 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. “Participating in the SIA …