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ISC East 2020 canceled, going virtual

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ISC East 2020 canceled, going virtual

September 2, 2020SSN Staff

NEW YORK—ISC East 2020, scheduled for Nov. 18-19, 2020, in New York City, has been canceled due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and continued restrictions on large events. While ISC East cannot convene in person for 2020, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association), announced that ISC East, in partnership with ASIS NYC Chapter, will collaborate to host a virtual event on Nov. 18. The ISC East 2021 event will take place at the Javits Center on Nov. 17-18. ISC...

conferences in-person conferences, COVID, Don Erickson, ISC East, Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Reed Exhibitions, Security Industry Association


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Touchless security solutions are here to stay

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Touchless security solutions are here to stay

September 2, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—“Touchless security.” This has become a major buzzword phrase — due to COVID, of course — as end user customers are seeking reliable, easy-to-implement security solutions that eliminate touch points. While some companies are designing new solutions, others are choosing to retrofit solutions to support this touchless world that is unfolding before our very eyes. Aiphone has begun to look at how it can retrofit its solutions so that they support touchless...

access control, Aiphone, COVID, COVID-19, sensors, touchless


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Alcatraz releases new features, unveils new website

August 14, 2020SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Alcatraz, developer of secure touchless access control products, has released the Rock 3D facial authentication with new features that include tailgating and mask detection to help companies comply with increasing statewide mask mandates. In conjunction with the new product release, Alcatraz has unveiled a new website that offers the latest information on their solutions.  “The latest features we’ve added to the Alcatraz Rock make it possible for businesses to replace...

access control, AI, Alcatraz, Alcatraz AI, artificial intelligence, Coronavirus, COVID, facial biometrics, physical access control, Vince Gaydarzhiev


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OSSA creates harmony now and into the future

August 12, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) members have been quite productive since the Alliance publicly opened its door in 2018, with the goal of shaping a more simplified, collaborative space for the IoT and security space. Comprised of diverse industry leaders, influencers and innovative organizations from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, over the past 20 months, the Alliance has achieved a series of accomplishments that encompass the organization’s...

Bosch Building Technologies, Convergint, Convergint Technologies, Coronavirus, COVID, Diversity, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Open Security & Safety Alliance, OSSA


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Brivo’s new Facility Safety Features help to safely return to work

July 21, 2020SSN Staff

BETHESDA, Md.—As implementing formal COVID-19 safety protocols becomes necessary for resuming economic activity around the world, Brivo, a global leader in cloud-based access control and physical security platforms, introduces the Brivo Facility Safety Features to its portfolio of security products. Included automatically in Brivo Onair, Brivo Visitor, and Brivo Mobile Pass, Brivo’s Facility Safety Features are designed to support the management of COVID-19 safety protocols for facilities...

Brivo, Brivo OnAir, Cloud, cloud based security system, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Steve Van Till


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Biometrics in the COVID-19 Era

July 17, 2020Mohammed Murad

Access control is undergoing significant changes in the COVID-19 era. It’s no longer enough for public and private organizations to provide access to buildings, critical infrastructure and more based solely on the possession of a plastic access control card.With infections rising in many states, employers want “ and need “ to know who has contracted and recovered from the virus. This group of immune employees, vendors and customers may return to work without social distancing. The...

biometrics, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, facial biometrics, fingerprint biometric, fingerprint readers, Iris ID Systems, iris recognition, iris scanners


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Touchless airports a reality

July 15, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—It’s no secret that COVID-19 essentially halted air travel: the sky quiet from grounded planes; airport terminals eerily silent and empty; travel industry furloughs and job loss. From Jan. to present date, 7.5 million flights have been cancelled; demand for air travel has decreased 54 percent and total losses for the air travel industry estimated for this year are predicted at $84.3 billion, according to the International Air Transportation Association (IATA). While this is...

airport security, biometrics, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Cybersecurity, facial biometrics


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ISS releases advanced face mask detection analytics

July 9, 2020SSN Staff

WOODBRIDGE, N.J.—Intelligent Security Systems (ISS), supplier of intelligent video management system (VMS) and analytics for security and business intelligence applications, released the new SecurOS Face Mast Detection (FMD) solution. The solution is designed to help organizations safely and quickly restore, maintain and further protect operations by automatically detecting when individuals attempt to enter a facility without wearing a face mask, where required, and alert administrators. “ISS...

Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, facial recognition technology, Intelligent Security Systems, ISS


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Monitoring Matters

Zoom “zooms” up its lax security

July 1, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

COVID has taken the physical world virtual. As stay-at-home orders abounded, and quite frankly, should still be observed, along with wearing masks, social distancing and washing of hands, colleagues, family, friends, clubs and other groups hit the virtual world to do business, stay connected and attempt to have some sort of calmness amid pure chaos. At the same time, threat actors and cybercriminals were at the ready, armed with a playbook of schemes to run interference.  The platform of choice...

COVID, COVID-19, cyber security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, online events, phishing, Ransomware, Zoom


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Commercial

Build predictable recurring revenue in unpredictable times

July 1, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The “as-a-service” business model and approach is designed to help build recurring revenue for integrators; it’s no longer feasible to simply install a system, have the customer pay for the system outright, and then move on to the next customer. As-a-service is a powerful enabler to integrators to approach business in a new way, pivoting and being nimble, while embracing what customers are asking for, and in return, reaping the rewards of consistent revenue. “What’s...

Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Paul Metzheiser, recurring monthly revenue, RMR, sales as a service, TAMCO


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