Accidental Deaths Hit Highest Number in Recorded U.S. History

The National Safety Council is grieving over the new CDC data showing the number of deaths from unintentional, preventable injuries – commonly known as ‘accidents’ – rose 5.3% between 2016 and 2017. Preventable deaths have now reached their highest number in recorded U.S. history – 169,936. Of the three leading causes, preventable injuries was the only category to experience an increase, largely driven by the opioid crisis. An American is killed accidentally every three minutes, by a drug overdose, a motor vehicle crash, a fall, a drowning, a choking incident…

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Johnson Controls partners with Civic Technologies to Provide Secure Building Access to Enterprise Buildings

Johnson Controls has recently partnered with Civic Technologies, the global digital identity provider, whereby Johnson Controls will integrate the Civic Secure ID Platform (SIP) with C-CURE 9000 security and event management systems from Software House to provide visitor management with greater data privacy and protection, enabling building visitors to securely present their verifiable identity using the Civic App. This partnership will enable properties secured by C-CURE 9000 a more convenient and secure solution for processing visitors at point of reception, and ensure Johnson Controls remains a leader in secure access…

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3xLOGIC VIGIL Client Lite VIGIL Client Lite Chosen as 2018 Top 30 Innovative Product

3xLOGIC VIGIL Client Lite software solution, released just months ago, has been awarded the distinction of Top 30 Technology Innovation for 2018. In a company’s pecking order, everyone appreciates technologies that can make their job easier or more productive. Security Sales & Integration’s annual Top 30 Technology Innovations identifies just such products that stand out in making security practitioners that much better at their jobs. A security-related innovation can be as simple as a more clever mounting bracket or as complex as an algorithmic breakthrough. For dealer and integrator companies,…

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NIST Evaluation Shows Advance in Face Recognition Software’s Capabilities

Between 2014 and 2018, facial recognition software got 20 times better at searching a database to find a matching photograph, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) evaluation of 127 software algorithms from 39 different developers – the bulk of the industry. The findings, together with other data in a NIST recenty published report point to a rapidly advancing marketplace for face-based biometric matching algorithms. The new publication, NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8238, Ongoing Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), updates the agency’s previous evaluations of facial recognition…

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