Aid for Smiling Angel

On May 28, the Yangtze Finless Porpoise Conservation Project was launched in central China’s Hubei province. As a part of this project, Hikvision joined forces with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the One Planet Fund (OPF) to provide advanced products and technologies for protection of the Yangtze Finless Porpoise, the only aquatic mammal left in China’s longest river. When talking about endangered species in China, most people may immediately think of the Giant Panda. However, the Yangtze Finless Porpoise (renowned as ‘smile angel’ for the iconic perma-grin,…

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Delta Scientific DSC501 Prevents 2 Vehicle Attacks 8 Days Apart at Naval Station

Mayport Naval Station (Fla.) stops both intruders from penetrating grounds On June 3, 2019, when a man couldn’t produce credentials at Mayport Naval Station, he gunned his engine and attempted to enter. The security staff activated their vehicle access barrier, a Delta DSC501, to pop out of the ground. The vehicle crashed into it and was brought to a standstill. The violator was taken to the hospital and died two days later. Eight days later, on June 11, a man, driving a Ford F-350 truck, also tried to get on…

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HID Global Helps Put ID Cards and Documents into the Hands of Millions Throughout Africa

It is essential that governments be able to issue identification credentials so citizens can exercise their civic rights and duties, access programs and services, and travel freely to and from other countries. HID Global® has enabled numerous African countries to issue millions of these credentials as the company helps to propel a variety of initiatives across the continent aimed at providing ‘identity for all.’ “Secure issuance is a key part of our identity portfolio that is helping nations in Africa and other emerging economies close a big gap between citizens…

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Avigilon AI Technology Selected to Protect Independent Express Cargo

Avigilon was selected to help protect the security of Independent Express Cargo Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland. Independent Express Cargo is one of Ireland’s largest pallet delivery operators, serving as a national transport network hub and full third-party logistics supplier with 25 depots across the country and over 1,000 active clients. To improve security throughout its Dublin site, which consists of 180,000 square feet of warehouses on a nine acre site, Independent Express Cargo worked with integrator Usee.ie to install a complete Avigilon security solution. The new system features Avigilon Control…

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360 Vision Technology Helps Felixstowe Coastwatch Save Lives

The high-performance Predator Ultra HD PTZ video surveillance camera from UK CCTV manufacturer, 360 Vision Technology, has entered service at the National Coastwatch Institution’s (NCI) Felixstowe lookout station, to help protect lives along the coastline of the River Deben estuary. Felixstowe Coastwatch is a charity funded, volunteer-based organisation with over 50 highly trained volunteers available to man lookout shifts. It’s also part of the NCI, a voluntary organisation established in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores after many small Coastguard stations had been closed. “Originally, the first…

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Gemalto Identity Management System Empowers the World’s Citizens with Secure and Unique Identities

Users retain full control over their private and personal data Gemalto, a Thales company, is launching its Identity Management System (IDMS) that can help governments address the challenges posed by a world in which over one billion people have no official ID. Using the latest biometric capture and identity verification techniques, Gemalto’s solutions enable public authorities to empower citizens with a fully secured and trusted foundational identity. This system supports people identification and authentication so they can securely access online and offline services such as education or healthcare, and proves…

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Safe and Smart: The Differences and Similarities in IoT and Security Deployments in Global Cities

From the power of AI-enabled solutions to increased mobility through smart devices, the idea of the connected world is being shaped by the increased demand for and adoption of transformative technologies. These networked devices and platforms are having a significant impact on our daily lives, changing how we interact with each other, how we do business and how we communicate. Furthermore, these solutions are converging – allowing people and businesses to think about interacting with once separate entities in new and exciting ways. Most discussion around the connected world is…

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The Network Gets Smarter, Simpler and More Secure with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Cisco has recently announced software innovations designed to make managing and securing networks easier. As today’s businesses increasingly invest in digital technologies, IT teams are struggling under the amplified workload. To alleviate this burden and allow IT to focus on delivering innovation, Cisco is introducing new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to allow IT teams to function at machine speed and scale through personalized network insights. As part of its broadened capabilities offering, Cisco is also unveiling innovations to more effectively manage users and applications across the entire enterprise…

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NIST Updates SP 800-171 to Help Defend Sensitive Information from Cyberattack

An update to one of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) information security documents offers strategies to help protect sensitive information that is stored in computers supporting critical government programs and high-value assets. The document, entitled ‘Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171 Revision 2: Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations,’ now has a new draft companion publication, NIST SP 800-171B, that offers additional recommendations for handling controlled unclassified information (CUI) in situations where that information runs a higher than usual risk of exposure. CUI includes…

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Dallmeier HEMISPHERE Integrates with AnyVision Facial Recognition for Security and Business

German manufacturer Dallmeier announces a development partnership with AnyVision, a pioneer in AI-based facial, body, and object recognition. The aim of the cooperation is to integrate AnyVision’s facial recognition technology into the Dallmeier HEMISPHERE. The HEMISPHERE software platform offers customers from various industries a wide variety of modular solutions for security applications and business process optimisation. From the optimisation of marketing activities to forensic evaluations, the use of facial recognition technologies is becoming increasingly important for customers of video technology solutions. The integration of AnyVision’s technology will enable Dallmeier customers…

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