The Rise of IT and Integration with ID Management

Convergence has been a continual trend in the security industry for over a decade. It began with simple integrations of similar types of security equipment such as adding video cameras to an intrusion system or break-glass detectors to an access control system. The level of integration, however, has quickly evolved – now physical security is being integrated with systems designed with functionality outside of security applications. End users are no longer satisfied with a lack of return on investment from security equipment. Rather, their priorities have shifted from wanting to…

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INTERPOL: Wildlife Crime

An international operation against the illegal trade in wildlife and timber has seen hundreds of seizures worldwide as well as suspects arrested. Code named Thunderstorm and targeting the people and networks behind global wildlife crime, the operation involved police, customs, border, environment, wildlife and forestry agencies from 92 countries and resulted in millions of dollars-worth of seizures. The month-long (1-31 May) operation has so far brought 1,974 seizures and the identification of some 1,400 suspects, triggering arrests and investigations worldwide. Further arrests and prosecutions are foreseen as ongoing investigations unfold.…

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Security and Fire Expo – South India 2018

UBM India is all set to bring in the fourth edition of ‘Security and Fire Expo (SAFE) South India’ for the first time at Hitex, Hyderabad during 28 – 30 June 2018. The expo aims to bring together renowned Indian and international brands from video surveillance, access control, entrance and home automation, and perimeter protection industry to interact, network, view latest innovations, and source and gather business solutions  and invaluable expert supports – all under one roof. SAFE South India is supported by the Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI) and Asian Professional Security Association (APSA).  Highlights: Security…

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Gemalto Automated Border Control in Colombia

Gemalto and INCOMELEC SAS, a Colombian partner, are transforming the immigration and border crossing in Colombia through biometric iris verification implemented by Migración Colombia, the country’s border control agency. This innovative solution was launched in February with a pilot program at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. The Automated Border Control (ABC), known locally as ‘BIOMIG,’ is benefiting both citizens and border officials. Gemalto’s ABC speeds identity authentication and significantly reduces bottlenecks in the immigration process while maintaining strong security control for each traveller. Gemalto ABC Iris solution secures and speeds…

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