Operator Control Challenges and Solutions

Control rooms are very hectic places. Maintaining a bird’s eye view of what is going on at all times is critical. Paradoxically, technology is both part of the problem and the solution. Guarding over public safety, security and other important things, operators need to have any situation under control at all times. Visual integration is the key because it greatly impacts the human-machine interface, which, in turn, enhances the operator’s situational awareness. In reality, however, the control room workspace is often part of the problem, lacking in efficiency, structure and…

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Aiming High – Aiming Safely

Working at high altitudes is considered to be extremely dangerous. Fire services, for instance, need to conduct safe rescue operations, yet they are by no means the only ones. Safe working conditions are equally vital for anyone working at solar or wind farms, in the forestry industry or at a brewery. Technical regulations are therefore in place, ensuring the provision of suitable equipment and training. Transmission poles, bridge pylons, industrial stacks, giant trees, rescue operations in the mountains – it may well seem that the higher a person has to…

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Autonomy & Safety Technology for Vehicles

New research on consumer preferences for full autonomy in new vehicles finds the technology is not yet popular among a broad audience, according to analysts at IHS Markit. Ironically, the same audience ranked it among the very features they would be willing to pay the most for in their next new vehicle purchase. The IHS research findings demonstrate a wide variety of viewpoints from consumers across leading global markets. Blind spot detection ranked highest as the most desired features among all audiences, young and old, and propensity to pay for…

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Smart City Solution

Ever expanding, cities today must pay more attention to protect their people and properties. It is evident to anyone with access to global news that now even the most developed cities are faced with huge safety threats, ranging from terrorists’ attacks aiming at well-populated areas and historically significant places to road accidents that keep increasing with the number of automobiles. A smart and integrated system for urban security is an urgent need, which Dahua is competent to provide. Time to do it smartly Boasting its AI technologies and highly integrated…

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Deepening the Value of Surveillance

Deep Learning has swept through the IT industry, bringing benefits and better classifications to a number of applications. Inspired by the way the human brain works, the technology uses a layered learning process to enable the computer to classify, store and access data, which it can then refer to for learning. This means it can use a whole image to recognise, rather than relying on separate elements of that image. This is a cumulative process – the more elements it has to draw on, the better the classification – thus,…

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State of Security Training in India

The Private Security Sector (PSS), which employs the second largest manpower in India after the agriculture sector, is a moderately motivated sector of the country. The sector engages approximately seven million people today and is growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent. But unfortunately, majority of job-seekers and already employed members of the sector are found unwilling to adopt security profession and resort to it as their last option. The employment normally comprises youth who lack in education and training, and hail from the weaker sections of the…

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Paradigm Shift in the Security Threat Landscape

With the evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) the security challenges for industrial security are increasing exponentially. The 25 billion globally connected devices in 2015 are expected to double by 2020. On an average, each individual is expected to be connected to six things online in terms of sensors, smart objects and device clustered systems. Under this scenario, and given the fact that the weakest link will continue to define the robustness of any organizations security architecture, security vulnerabilities are poised to increase manifold, in terms of the scale, intensity…

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How to know Access Control in The Cloud is Secure?

Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) has grown into a mainstream product offering from many access control manufacturers, and it is gaining significant growth in the market. With the adoption of this technology, end users and integrators need to ask several pertinent questions. It is extremely important to understand the security of the communications, the quality of service, who the provider of the cloud service is, the redundancy of the servers, disaster recovery, scalability of the platform, and finally the stability and availability of the service. With this information end…

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Change Approach to Vulnerability Management

Skybox™ Security has announced the availability of threat-centric vulnerability management (TCVM) for the Skybox™ Security Suite, signalling a fundamental shift in the approach to managing and prioritizing vulnerabilities. TCVM changes vulnerability management from an exercise of trying to patch ‘everything all the time’ to focused, intelligent action that considers real-world threats. TCVM does this by correlating multiple factors to determine vulnerability risk, including: The context of an organization’s environment such as potential attack paths and security controls in place, each asset’s exposure and importance to the business, and details of…

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Critical Infrastructure Security and Smart Cities

Recently there have been several policies, simulations, active designing and implementation of smart city concepts in several locations around the world including India. Today, the world is talking about connecting everything to the internet. The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), a term used to draw together cyber-physical systems, the Internet Services and Internet of Things (IoT), has started to revolutionize projects such as smart grids and smart cities. There is no universally accepted definition of a smart city, with different schools of thoughts describing this concept in terms of annotations…

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