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Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will launch a new series of pilot programs in cities across the country to bring together community representatives, public...
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FBI Director James B. Comey has named Terry Wade special agent in charge of the criminal division at the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. Mr. Wade most recently served as section chief of the...
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More than 20,000 security professionals from 80 countries are expected to attend the ASIS International (ASIS) 2014 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits taking place 29 Sept.-02 Oct. at the Georgia World...

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RoboGuard is an agile surveillance robot that travels on a monorail, constantly patrolling along a secured perimeter to ensure the integrity of the fence. It can promptly respond to a suspected intrusion detected by one of Senstar’s innovative perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) sensors. A complete system consists of autonomous robots, each covering up to 1 km (0.6 mi) and docking stations every 1 to 2 km (0.6 to 1.2 mi) that provide two adjacent robots with replacement batteries, spare battery recharging and Wi-Fi communication.

Hikvision USA, North America’s leading manufacturer of award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, is thrilled to announce that its 3MP 360 Fisheye Camera has been declared New Product of the Year by Security Products magazine in the IP Camera Wide Dynamic Range category. This honor attests to Hikvision’s unparalleled dedication to research and development of cutting-edge technology.

With rising curiosity surrounding the use of drones, Americans are fearful of the dangers that may be created by these unmanned aerial vehicles, according to a study conducted for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Close to three-fourths (73%) of survey respondents are concerned that drones could damage property by crashing into a house. Fifty-five percent said drones could injure people by poking out an eye or cutting a finger.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced that Tripwire vulnerability management solutions detect all known variants of Backoff malware.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated a cybersecurity alert on Friday, August 22, 2014, warning that over one thousand major enterprise networks and small and medium businesses in the U.S. have been compromised with malware designed to infect point-of-sale (POS) systems.

Houston, TX-based Safety Vision, a provider of mobile video surveillance solutions since 1993, has donated wearable and hand-held recording systems to the Ferguson Police Department in an effort to protect both law enforcement and the public with the capture of evidence. The onboard recording veteran provides solutions to a breadth of fleets including law enforcement and homeland security, mass transit, pupil transportation, and private fleet transportation sectors.

StereoVision Imaging (SVI) recently demonstrated its latest mobile, hand-held 3D binocular technology to government officials in the Los Angeles, CA area at ranges greater than 200 meters from point of use. The patented SVI technology allows users to view "persons of interest" through binocular optics and then capture a 3D video clip.

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog (DW), a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, has announced expanded support for integrated security applications by partnering with SureView Systems.

Newark, NJ-based Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, has announced a new Full HD 1080p outdoor vandal resistant and waterproof Fixed Dome Network Camera (WV-SFV631LT). As the latest addition to its 6 Series i-PRO camera line, the new Fixed Dome Network Camera is IP66 rated water and dust resistant and features a built-in long-focus variable-focal lens providing advanced functionality.

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Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.

When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.

By John Convy

Video harvesting is the process of delivering access to many dissimilar video systems in a standardized form, so that you can ingest any video feed into a master video system of any kind.

An example of an environment where video harvesting might be valuable is a Safe City project, with a diverse mix of many different digital and analog video streams. Some of these might be state of the art and some could be older, legacy systems.

By Richard Brent

It’s 2014 and time for a new way of thinking when it comes to security. It’s kind of like our five senses, we have each one for a reason and they are all equally valuable. We need to start giving audio the same amount of attention that we give video when it relates to security. Both audio and video should be on the same playing field but the present reality is that our industry remains focused on video only systems.

The New York City Marathon is the largest in the world. After the 2012 race was canceled due to Superstorm Sandy, a record number of runners turned out for the return of the marathon in 2013. More than 50,000 people finished the race, the most ever in any marathon. In addition to the runners, more than two million onlookers lined the 26.2-mile route as it wound through all five of New York City’s boroughs before concluding in Central Park.

 

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Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Vumii, the Atlanta, GA manufacturer of thermal imaging and illuminated IR cameras, was awarded a Winner’s trophy for “Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras” at the 2012 awards dinner. Primary markets for the cameras, according to President and CEO Randall Foster, are facilities with large, outdoor perimeters to protect, such as airports, seaports, utilities, government sites and military bases.

Kris Pearson describes VIEVU as the world leader in body-worn video technology, with 23,000 customers worldwide. One of the reasons that police officers are now wearing surveillance devices, he asserts, is to capture their interaction with the public through audio and video so that they can prove what they’ve been doing when they’re out of range of the in-vehicle video, which only captures what’s in front of the car.

Eric Ivers gives a demonstration of the RoboteX robot and indicates that they are sold mainly to law enforcement agencies, the military, SWAT teams, Army rangers and the company is presently developing a new market with special ops. He estimates that the RoboteX models are the best priced robots on the market, with a service contract that enables the buyer to have a robot that works all the time.

Peter Onruang explains that the Wolfcom 3rd Eye is more than a body camera -- it’s a multi-purpose, multi-functional tool that is the officer’s best friend, because “it allows you to see what you can’t see”. Because it can see and record what the officer sees, the 3rd Eye can save a lot of expense arising from false allegations. Its 16 megapxiel camera has a high-resolution recorder that can capture up to 17 hours of video, including 6 hours of continuous operation. It also has an audio recorder that can create 500 hours of audio, along with an optional battery that lasts 20 hours.

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