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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ohio senator proposes facial recognition technology for casinos

June 19, 2013SSN Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Republican state Sen. Bill Cowley proposed a last-minute amendment to Ohio's budget that would grant authority to the Ohio Casino Control Commission to make facial recognition technology part of the mandatory surveillance equipment in the state's gambling establishments, according to an article from ADI News. The senator's primary aim is to scuttle any attempt by those who intend to use Ohio's legal gambling facilities for illicit activities such as money laundering. The software...

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