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Klamath Falls City Schools adopt ZeroEyes A.I.-based gun detection platform

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Klamath Falls City Schools adopt ZeroEyes A.I.-based gun detection platform

January 26, 2023SSN Staff

PHILADELPHIA – ZeroEyes, the creators of the only A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFETY Act Designation, have announced that their platform is being introduced to the Klamath Falls City Schools to provide proactive protection. The Oregon school district is utilizing the solution against potential gun violence by layering it on top of the schools existing security camera system. There it can identify brandished guns...

A.I.-based, biometric data, Education Week, facial recognition, gun detection technologies, Keith Brown, Klamath Falls City Schools, Mike Lahiff, safety personnel, security camera, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, video analytics platform, ZeroEyes, ZeroEyes Operation Center (ZOC)


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Axis announces AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion-Protected Bullet Camera

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Axis announces AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion-Protected Bullet Camera

January 17, 2023SSN Staff

DUBAI –Axis Communications announced its new explosion-protected bullet camera designed for Zone/Division 2 hazardous areas at the 2023 Intersec conference. The AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion-Protected Bullet Camera is the world's first explosion-protected camera designed specifically for Zone/Division 2 hazardous areas Axis communication stated in its product announcement materials. In particular the camera is designed for Zone 2, 22 and Class I/II/III Division 2 according to international...

2023 Intersec conference, Axis Communications, AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion-Protected Bullet Camera, camera, explosion protection, Jesper Olavi


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Cancun announces multiparty deal to bring advanced biometrics to popular vacation spot

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Cancun announces multiparty deal to bring advanced biometrics to vacation spot

January 10, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

CANCUN, Mexico – Digital infrastructure company GigNet announced what it called a unique multiparty agreement to bring advanced biometrics to the Puerto Cancun development. GigNet has invested a considerable amount of resources into fiber optics in the area of Puerto Cancun, and is partnering with Pangiam to utilize their Trueface product, facial recognition software that uses photos and videos taken in real-time to match against a temporary gallery of client images for the purpose...

biometrics, Digital Infrastructure, facial recognition software, fiber optics, GigNet, identity verification, Mark Carney, Omar Sánchez Rodríguez, Pangiam, Puerto Cancun, Security, Shaun Moore, Trueface


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Milestone Kite

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Milestone Kite officially launches

January 10, 2023SSN Staff

BRONDBY, Denmark—Milestone Systems, a provider of open video management software, has announced the official takeoff of its new Kite cloud solution. Effective immediately, Milestone Kite is available in North America, the European Union (EU), Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the UK and will be introduced in the Asia Pacific region and Latin America during 2023. Powered by Arcules, Milestone Kite is a simple, secure, and scalable video security as a service (VSaaS). The cloud-based solution...

Arcules, Jan Lindeberg, Milestone Kite, Milestone Systems


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Policy change sees older Arlo security cameras losing support beginning in April

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Policy change sees older Arlo security cameras losing support beginning in April

January 4, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Wireless surveillance camera company Arlo Technologies is stirring discontent among customers this week following a policy change affecting its products. On Jan. 1, Arlo released an update for its End of Life (EOL) policy that will be sunsetting support for a number of its products. Two cameras in particular, the Arlo Wire-Free Camera (VMC3030) and the Arlo Pro Camera (VMC4030) will reach EOL on April 1, 2023. Several other products, the Arlo Pro 2 (VMC4030P), Arlo...

Arlo Technologies, cloud storage, End of Life (EOL), Eufy, Matthew McRae, Wireless surveillance camera


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Akron Public Schools to install over $3.5 million in security equipment

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Akron Public Schools to install over $3.5 million in security equipment

December 15, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

AKRON, Ohio – On Dec. 12, the Akron Public School (APS) district announced it would be spending more than $3.5 million in safety and security upgrades during a six-hour-long Board of Education meeting. In addressing the board, Reva Link, a part-time family liaison for APS, told members that cell phones had become a problem for security at the school as students were using the devices to organize fights. She implored the board to address the issue by banning or putting tight restrictions...

Akron Public School (APS), bag x-ray machines, door alarms, metal detector, N.J. Akbar, Reva Link, Security, Stephen Thompson, surveillance camera, weapons detectors


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Baton Rouge school employs next-gen weapons detection system

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Baton Rouge school employs next-gen weapons detection system

December 7, 2022SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas – As shootings and other forms of violence continue to rise within the American education system, some have stepped up to provide security and safety in the interest of student welfare. One such group is Athena Security, which most recently deployed its Athena Security Weapons Detection System at Hosanna Christian Academy in Baton Rouge, La. Athena Security’s frictionless detection systems have a slim footprint for screening people as they enter buildings. That,...

Athena Security, Athena Security Weapons Detection System, frictionless detection system, Hosanna Christian Academy, metal detection, Russell Marino, school shootings, threat detection


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China vows to protect companies as US moves forward with ban

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China vows to protect companies as U.S. moves forward with ban

December 5, 2022SSN Staff

BEIJING – Following tighter restrictions imposed by the U.S. in the ban on Chinese telecom equipment, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has indicated it will safeguard the rights of its firms. In late November the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) introduced expanded restrictions on Chinese telecom equipment, naming five companies that will be subject to the ban including Huawei, Dahua, Hikvision, ZTE Corporation, and Hytera Communications. Last week during a...

Dahua, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Hikvision, Huawei, Hytera Communications, Katherine Tai, Meng Wanzhou, Shu Jueting, Wang Wentao, ZTE Corporation


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FCC expands ban on Chinese monitoring devices in unanimous vote

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FCC expands ban on Chinese monitoring devices in unanimous vote

November 28, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Nov. 25, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to expand its existing ban on telecommunications and monitoring equipment from Huawei and several other Chinese companies, citing unacceptable national security risks. Original limitations and bans on equipment sales for the companies began as early as late 2019 under the Trump administration and the Biden administration has thus far seen fit to expand those bans which include last Friday’s vote....

Dahua Technology, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, Huawei, Hytera Communications, Jessica Rosenworcel, monitoring equipment, supply chain, Telecommunications, ZTE Corporation


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AvantGuard acquires Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers

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AvantGuard acquires Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers

October 11, 2022SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah – AvantGuard, a professional monitoring solutions provider, has announced the acquisition of Canadian based Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring. The move also sees AvantGuard pick up Armstrong’s monitoring centers and officers in Dartmouth, Montreal, Edmonton, and Moncton. The acquisition now gives AvantGuard eight different monitoring centers spread across the United States and Canada. "We are excited to add Armstrong's people and locations...

Armstrong's National Alarm Monitoring, AvantGuard, Barry Epstein, Becklar, CANASA, Gary Armstrong, Justin Bailey, monitoring solutions, The Monitoring Association (TMA), Vertex Capital


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