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John Acosta, The Clarient Group

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Specifically Speaking with John Acosta

September 16, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

What is your role at the company? I am the Lead Security Consultant for The Clarient Group (TCG). I design and specify all the security systems required in a project, and work with my teammates to integrate the security systems with other building systems, to the greatest extent possible. What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? I have been very fortunate to be in positions to design the full gamut of security systems both physical and...

biometrics, Cybersecurity, facial recognition, physical security, Security Consultants, Specifically Speaking

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Facial Biometrics

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SIA speaks out on Portland's rigid facial recognition ban

September 10, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) said that the decision by the Portland, Ore. city council to ban facial recognition technology use by businesses in places of public accommodation starting January 2021 and to prohibit all city government use of facial recognition technologies are shortsighted decisions that do not consider effective and beneficial applications of facial recognition. “Turning back the clock on technological advancement through a complete ban...

facial recognition, facial recognition technology, Security Industry Association, SIA

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Alcatraz and Boon Edam partner

May 8, 2020SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— Alcatraz, developer of secure frictionless access control products, and Boon Edam a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, have announced an integration that delivers touchless access control with facial recognition for mantrap portal circlelock units, and similar entrance solutions used in a variety of industries. “The Boon Edam and Alcatraz technology partnership is huge,” said Boon Edam Vice President of Technology and Product Support...

Alcatraz, biometrics, Boon Edam, facial recognition, frictionless access, Kurt Measom, Vince Gaydarzhiev

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Security industry goes virtual during crisis

March 25, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As more and more city-based governments across the U.S. order residents to “shelter-in-place” and “non-essential” businesses to close, not only is security considered an “essential” business that can and must remain open and functional, but it's been quite refreshing to see that the industry has transitioned to the virtual world, almost frictionlessly and seamlessly. Of course, “shelter in place” roughly translates to “work...

access control, AI, Alcatraz AI, artificial intelligence, Axis, Axis Communications, Body Cameras, Cloud, facial recognition, false alarm

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SIA applauds NIST's facial recognition performance report

December 23, 2019SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) offered sincere gratitude to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for its thoughtful and diligent work in producing a report evaluating the performance of current facial recognition technology across demographic groups. Because facial recognition is a fast-advancing technology in a constant cycle of improvements and is widely adopted across the public and private sectors, reports from non-biased organizations, like...

facial recognition, facial recognition technology, NIST, Security Industry Association

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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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Despite privacy concerns, readers bullish on biometrics

August 23, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the debate on biometrics and data privacy heating up, and more and more states seeking to regulate the collection, use and retention of biometric data, this month's News Poll focuses on the future of biometrics and its role in security.Interestingly, despite privacy concerns, readers are bullish on biometrics. While a whopping 94 percent of respondents feel there should be biometric laws in place, an overwhelming number, 76 percent, think facial recognition will continue...

biometrics, facial recognition, Identity, News Poll, privacy

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Monitoring Matters

Is banning biometrics the answer to safety and security in public housing?

August 7, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Some people are calling it “social control,” some believe it's exploiting the poor; others are saying it will “criminalize and marginalize” residents, while Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley mentions “rampant biases” especially with “women and people of color.” Sounds like “it” should be banned, right? Well, what if I told you I am talking about facial recognition biometric technology? Would that influence your decision to ban or not to ban...

biometrics, Department of Housing and Urban Development, facial recognition, HUD, No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act

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Synectics and AnyVision launch promising partnership

May 6, 2019SSN Staff

MANCHESTER, England—Synectics has established an integration partnership with AnyVision, a pioneer in AI-based facial, body and object recognition that allows Synectics' systems users to incorporate facial recognition data within the Synergy 3 command and control platform, leveraging site-wide, sub-systems data via intelligent automation capabilities. Combining and analyzing data from multiple systems in tandem with AnyVision's technology will result in a more refined level of actionable intelligence.“Synectics...

AI, AnyVision, artificial intelligence, Boris Gokhman, facial recognition, Greg Alcorn, John Roessler, Synectics

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Joe Roberts of Nortek Security and Control predicts industry trends

April 1, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

CARLSBAD, Calif.—The countdown to ISC West 2019 is in full force. Industry professionals are predicting trends that will be prevalent on the showroom floor as well as giving little hints as to what their specific brand will introduce at the show. Soon the world will meet products and services never before seen in the security industry.Security Systems News spoke with Joe Roberts, executive VP of marketing and innovation, Nortek Security & Control, about upcoming trends he expects to see at...

facial recognition, ISC West, Joe Roberts, Nortek, Nortek Security & Control, predictive analytics

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