Archive for May, 2012

Report says biometrics market to top $11 billion by 2015

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:28 Be the first to comment

By Rich Miller Government action to fight increases in illegal immigration and terrorism will push the global biometrics market from $4.2 billion in 2010 to $11.2 billion in 2015, according to a new report from the research firm MarketsandMarkets. “Global Biometrics Technology (2010-2015), Market Forecast by Products, End-User Application and Geography” estimates CAGR of 21.6 [...]

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Iris recognition trumps facial recognition, report says

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:19 Be the first to comment

By Whit Richardson WASHINGTON—Iris recognition technology’s performance in one-to-many applications is getting faster, it’s more accurate than facial recognition, and five organizations are leading the pack in terms of quality, according to what the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) says is the first public and independent test of commercially available iris recognition software. [...]

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Specifically Speaking: Louis T. DeStefano

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:15 Be the first to comment

Name: Louis T. DeStefano Company: Louis T. DeStefano Inc. Location: Springfield, Pa. You recently did some more work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., which was one of the first jobs you completed in the ’70s. How has specification work for museums changed in the meantime? My initial work at the National [...]

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Specifically Speaking: Lorna L. Chandler

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 11:07 Be the first to comment

Name: Lorna L. Chandler, CPP Title: CEO Company: Security By Design Location: Pacheco, Calif. When was Security by Design founded and what is the company’s focus? The firm was founded in 1974 as Easter Company. In 1982, we incorporated as Asset Protection Consultants Inc., and in 1987, we officially changed our name to Security By [...]

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Guest Commentary: Bryan Lawrence

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 10:55 Be the first to comment

Name: Bryan Lawrence Title: Attorney and co-chairman of the Security Alarm Practice Group at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Company: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Location: Pittsburgh Is e-contracting right for your company? It can reduce labor, costs and be more secure, but it’s not cost-effective for every company, and there are important legal issues [...]

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IMS: Video surveillance storage shifting from internal to external

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 10:40 Be the first to comment

By Rich Miller Growth in the market for external platforms for video surveillance storage will surpass growth for internal platforms by 16 percent during the next four years, with external displacing internal as the dominant platform in 2014, according to a new report from IMS Research. The report, “World Market for Enterprise and IP Storage [...]

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