The Value of Intelligent Solutions For Hospitality Security

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving. Hotels focus on leveraging technology to enhance the user experience, which includes streamlining processes and adding additional amenities that draw repeat visits. At the same time, efforts to maintain the safety and security of individual hotels and hotel chains face a sea change. Although security began as a property protection function, it has broadened to include plans to mitigate several types of threats, ranging from fraud and malfeasance to terrorism to response to major events including natural and manmade disasters. It is clear from…

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New NIST Forensic Tests

Data found on a suspect’s computer, cell phone or tablet can prove to be crucial evidence in a legal case. A new set of software tools developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) aims to make sure this digital evidence will hold up in the court. The software suite, referred to collectively as federated testing tools, is designed to help law enforcement and forensic practitioners with a critical early step in evidence collection – making a copy of the data from a seized electronic device. Because a…

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Industry CEOs Comments on 2017 at a Glance

2017 witnessed various ups and downs across business communities in India, including Private Security Industry, in pursuance of multiple reforming policy and regulatory initiatives taken by the Government of India. While calls for Make in India, Digital India and Skill India, Safe City and Smart Cities, and other critical infrastructure development projects have opened far-reaching opportunities for the industry to flourish, demonetization and implementation of GST have been ordered to keep a hold on the unaccounted transactions, corruption, and other malpractices during business deals. The private security industry is one…

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DIY Security Systems & the Future of the Professional Installer

By Anna Sliwon – Research Analyst, Building And Security Technology, IHS Markit In 2016, the global market for DIY security equipment reached $60 million, with the great majority of gear – 85 percent – sold in the Americas. The American market for DIY intruder alarms is forecast to grow at a CAGR of more than 20 percent over the next five years. In recent years, the residential security market has seen an influx of DIY intruder alarm system providers from internet service providers such as Deutsche Telekom and consumer electronics…

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