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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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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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Monitoring Matters

Passwords … mind over matter

July 8, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I’m always fascinated when I see articles stating that the top passwords of the year were “password” “1234” or “qwerty” or even “abc” in conjunction with the millions of articles about data breaches that offer easy-to-do actions for people to take to protect their personal data, either personal or work. Why are the exact same, weak passwords being used over and over when people know and understand that data can and most likely will be hacked? I recently attended “The Psychology...

biometrics, cyber security, Cybersecurity, facial biometrics, fingerprint biometric, phishing, secure passwords


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SIA, other organizations urge Congress to consider facts, benefits of facial recognition

October 21, 2019SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—As part of a coalition of organizations and trade associations, the Security Industry Association (SIA) issued a letter to Congress outlining its concerns regarding potential bans on public-sector uses of facial recognition technology. The letter authors encourage the federal government to collaborate with all stakeholders to address concerns about the use of facial recognition technology and recommend that federal leaders provide a consistent set of rules across the United...

Congress, Don Erickson, facial biometrics, facial recognition, facial recognition technology, SIA


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Look for SIA's 'Top 8' technology advancements on the ISC West showroom floor

March 27, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Times are exciting and abuzz here at Security Systems News, with thoughts of ISC West and preparation taking place for booth visits, video interviews, happy hours and dinners, and connecting/reconnecting with industry professionals to learn about new trends and offerings available for security. Personally, I enjoy talking about industry trends, new technologies and where people predict the industry to be heading in the future. It's quite fascinating when you stop to think about just 10 years ago...

5G, 5G LTE, AI, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, Cloud, facial biometrics, ISC West, Mobile Credentials, robotics


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