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Provigil Social Distancing AI Suite

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Pro-Vigil announces social distancing AI suite

September 14, 2020SSN Staff

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Pro-Vigil, a provider of remote video monitoring, management and crime deterrence solutions, announced its Social Distancing AI Suite, which focuses on helping retailers, manufacturers, schools and other organizations restore stakeholder trust in the safety of their work environments. Pro-Vigil accomplishes this by using artificial intelligence (AI)-driven video monitoring technology to measure compliance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 prevention guidelines...

AI, Pro-Vigil, remote video monitoring, social distancing


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Kastle Systems expands video-based remote security program

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Kastle Systems expands video-based remote security program

September 9, 2020SSN Staff

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—As office locations and business districts nationwide remain at low occupancy and multifamily properties operate at near record levels 24x7, Kastle Systems has introduced KastleSafeVideo, a remote video platform to help these facilities maintain security while also reducing operating costs. "With a longer timeframe for a full return to normal office activity and a growing concern about crime and security during this delay, we reshaped our existing video services to meet...

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Christopher Sterle

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Five Questions with Christopher Sterle

September 9, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS—Founder and CEO of Acoustic Design Systems, Christopher Sterle, started skateboarding at 40. Daring, huh? We think so! Learn more about his family, how he got started in the industry, his favorite books and more. ARE YOU MARRIED? ANY KIDS? ANY PETS? I am in a long-term, happily committed relationship of 14 years. I have a daughter, 19, and my partner has a son, almost 20. We have two dogs who have become our new kids and serve as unofficial company mascots by hanging out in the...

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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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Brivo unveils all-in-one reader and controller

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Brivo unveils all-in-one reader and controller

September 1, 2020SSN Staff

BETHESDA, Md.—Brivo, a global leader in cloud-based access control and smart apartment automation, announced the launch of the ACS100 all-in-one reader and controller. Designed to lower hardware costs and make installation easier and faster, the ACS100 is used with Brivo Onair, Brivo Mobile Pass and secure physical credentials to deliver better affordability and broaden the application for access control at more doors. A key feature of the ACS100 is Fluid Access, which allows users to...

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Steve Teig

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Shifting from sensors to 'perceivers'

August 26, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Motivated to find a way to take cloud-level analytics, which are useful to do face recognition, object detection and voice understanding, and put that ability at the edge, Steve Teig, CEO of Perceive, and his team went to work using machine learning and neural networks to build and deploy software, tools and a tiny chip, Ergo, that makes it possible to keep digital analytics at the edge. “The objective of my effort, Perceive, is trying to upgrade the whole idea...

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Gil Briman

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BriefCam appoints Gil Briman as CEO

August 26, 2020SSN Staff

BOSTON—BriefCam, a provider of Video Content Analytics and Video Synopsis solutions, recently announced the appointment of Gil Briman as its Chief Executive Officer. “Gil is a stand-out international technology executive with an impressive track record of market-leading business growth, operational excellence and innovation,” Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, CEO and General Counsel of Canon USA, Inc. and chairman of BriefCam, said in the announcement. “His strategic...

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Milestone names Thomas Jensen as new CEO

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Milestone names Thomas Jensen as new CEO

August 18, 2020SSN Staff

COPENHAGEN—After an extensive search for the right candidate, the Milestone Systems’ Board of Directors announced Thomas Jensen has accepted the role as new company CEO.  “Milestone is a strong company with a strong leadership team,” Lau Normann Jørgensen, chairman, Milestone Group, said in the announcement. “Adding Thomas’ broad experience in strategy and execution puts us in a great position to achieve our goal of long-term sustainable growth...

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HID Global acquires Access-IS

August 17, 2020SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global announced that it has acquired Access-IS, a provider of miniaturized reader devices that combine a number of key technologies ideal for mission-critical environments.Access-IS’s technology and solutions broaden HID Global’s technology portfolio, accelerate its vertical market expansion, and add new product offerings that help meet customers’ evolving needs for integrated, digitized solutions.“Access-IS solutions are a good fit for HID,” HID Global CEO Björn...

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Genetec breaks silence on patent trolls

August 11, 2020SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL—“We don’t negotiate payment with patent trolls,” Pierre Racz, president of Genetec Inc., said, as the company announced that a patent infringement lawsuit initiated by a non-practicing entity (NPE) was withdrawn by the NPE at an early stage in the proceedings. In a rare result, the NPE paid an undisclosed sum to Genetec.Genetec understands that legal attacks from NPEs are an unfortunate part of the technology business, representing a reported 90 percent of high-tech patent litigation...

Genetec, Jean-Yves Pikulik, non-practicing entity, NPE, patent troll, Pierre Racz


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