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Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Global hackers raid Verkada’s clients’ video surveillance data

Global hackers raid Verkada’s clients’ video surveillance data | #TpromoCom | More than 150K #security #cameras are breached in a bold cyber-attack on the cloud-based platform (Steve Lasky)

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In yet another jolting reminder of the potential vulnerability of end-point security devices in general and video surveillance cameras in particular, 
Verkada, a cloud-managed and edge-based software platform that integrates video security cameras, access control solutions and other sensor-rich technology, found itself the victim yesterday of a massive breach of its video network as more than 150,000 surveillance cameras were hacked.

A group of hackers accessed and published live video feeds from the likes of Tesla and Cloudflare, along with videos and images apparently taken from a variety of other Verkada clients, such as offices, warehouses, factories jails, psychiatric wards, banks, and schools. Bloomberg News, which first reported the breach, said footage viewed by a reporter showed staffers at Florida hospital Halifax Health tackling a man and pinning him to a bed. (read more)

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

IoT Makes Fire Detection Systems Smarter

IoT Makes Fire Detection Systems Smarter | #TpromoCom #IoT #FireAlarm | A combination of cloud computing, sensors, and an IoT gateway provide valuable intelligence for firefighters before they get to an emergency.

For years, first responders relied on paper maps to reach a fire in an apartment building or office. Incomplete information would delay firefighters from arriving at an emergency, and false alarms would set them on the wrong path altogether. Dispatchers in 911 centers would receive erroneous information on a problem with a smoke detector rather than a sprinkler switch.

“It gets to the point where you don't even trust the data,” said Dick Bauer, fire chief for the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company in Killingworth, Connecticut.

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Verdafero Expands SaaS Data Analytical Platform to Include IoT 
| #Verdafero #IoT #Security | Verdafero Inc., a provider of cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service), announced the expansion of its analytical service to include IoT sensors and related services. Learn more:

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Verdafero Simplifies Environmental Monitoring

Verdafero Simplifies Environmental Monitoring | #Verdafero #Utilities #IoT #Integrators | The need for real-time monitoring of environmental elements--such as water  level, temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, and others--is fundamental in a variety of applications. This includes industrial manufacturing, water control, energy conservation, museums involving delicate objects of antiquity, and many more.

Verdafero offers the means whereby System Integrators can easily monitor any number of conditions through IoT (Internet of Things) devices that collectively connect to one or more Dataloggers. The Datalogger, in turn, sends detailed time-sensitive data from each device to Verdafero's  Cloud-based analytical SaaS for careful monitoring. 

In short, what happens is Verdafero's processing center, using machine-learning, establishes what is "normal" so when something goes awry, the high-level, high-speed processing computers know about it. An alert is then sent to a security integrator's Central Monitoring Station (CMS) who in turn will act according to a predetermined menu of priorities, much as they already do for commercial clients with respect to video verification and general burglar and access control functions. 

Utility Monitoring

Another benefit of Verdafero's IoT Cloud-based SaaS is the ability to track energy usage on a Client's monthly basis, even real-time if needed. 

For example, using Verdafero, management of the Hilton Concord, a hotel located in the suburban community of Concord in the East Bay of San Francisco,  now has the ability to track, analyze and report on all of the hotel’s overhead utility expenses at the touch of a button. 

"Analyzing large amounts of electric, gas, water, waste data and Carbon Footprint for a large hospitality property on a monthly basis can be very challenging. Individual utilities have inconsistent billing periods and operate on varying billing cycles further complicating the reporting process. Add into the equation different utility providers supplying the same resource, it becomes an even greater challenge" ( 

Another example is the need to monitor the quality and quantity of electrical energy that feeds a  high-priced machine in manufacturing. By using Verdafero's SaaS, it's possible to detect problems well ahead of an actual breakdown, thus saving the client money in additional costly repairs. This allows the client to determine when it's the best time to disrupt production for routine maintenance.

To learn more about Verdafero's Cloud-based analytical processing service, download "Monitoring Utilities and IoT," available here: