Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Essential Security Trends For Facility Managers

From the August 2021 Issue of Facility Executive Magazine

Security in this day and age is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity whether it involves physical or logistical protection. For a facility manager, it’s important to understand the common risks, uncommon security threats, and cyber security issues, along with the most efficient and available solutions. Although it seems as though the sky’s the limit, so far as the number of concerns involving the security challenges we face today, the following five trends appear to be foremost. These include:

  • Multi-tenant building security
  • The proliferation of mobile devices
  • Touchless operation
  • Advanced forms of integration
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in security
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    Essential Security Trends for Facility Managers

Within each one lies several areas of concern. As we progress through these, we’ll look at underlying issues and solutions that security integrators have employed.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

ReddWare Inc. and ProHawk Technology Group Announce Strategic Alliance

#ReddWare Inc. and #ProHawk Technology Group Announce Strategic Alliance | #TpromoCom | VPEC removes or accentuates elements in your recorded video to improve image clarity, reduces particulates or elements such as rain, snow, fog or sand in your recorded surveillance video to... 

Apopka, Florida – September 22, 2021 – ReddWare Inc. and ProHawk Technology Group  announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance. Combining ProHawk Vision software with Reddware’s world class video stations, this now allows the end user to perform forensic investigation on recorded video. 

“Our partnership with ProHawk Technology Group gives our customers access to the most advanced computer vision technology for recorded video improvement and forensic review. Noisy, obscured, or unclear recorded video is transformed into sharp, clear video with intricate details.” said Rommel Roberts, CEO ReddWare Inc.  

With every purchase of ReddWare Hardware, customers will receive special access to ProHawk’s Vision software known as VPEC under the ReddWare brand (Video Playback Enhanced Capability). This limited version of the ProHawk Vision aka VPEC dramatically enriches the quality of playback video files providing "CSI" quality recorded video improvement tools bundled with every ReddWare workstation and server. 

VPEC removes or accentuates elements in your recorded video to improve image clarity, reduces particulates or elements such as rain, snow, fog or sand in your recorded surveillance video to increase image quality. Results in many cases improves the ability to see through storms,  identify subjects through tinted windows and reveal lost details hidden in the darkness and shadows. 

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ReddWare Inc. offers custom designed hardware to seamlessly integrate ProHawk Vision’s innovative software for a wide range of professional security applications ensuring that our customized hardware meets each ProHawk Vision System's specific requirements and application needs. 

“While traditional products manipulate the full image, ProHawk Vision’s algorithms reveal each pixel’s true representation based on light, and the reflection and refraction of particulates,” said Bob Brown, CEO ProHawk, “That is just one of our secret sauces producing live video that is intelligible for humans and computers.”  

About ProHawk Technology Group, Inc. - ProHawk focuses on creating a better world through higher standard of operation from people and computers. Vision is a critical component for automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. In the absence of quality images, we have humans and systems that fail to operate at optimal levels. To achieve superhuman performance, computers and machines require superhuman vision. ProHawk is committed to bringing that vision to all corners of the transformation revolution. ProHawk more than meets the eye. For more information, visit

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Friday, October 1, 2021

What's New: Security and Fire Buy or Sell Forum

If you're a Security Integrator, Locksmith, or an Alarm Dealer in the security industry, you know what it's like to have more equipment at the end of a job than places to install it. After time, all this expensive equipment becomes nothing more than junk taking up precious space in your crowded stockroom. 

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35 x HID iClass SE R40
We have the solution: list it on Security and Fire Buy or Sell, a Facebook forum for low voltage technicians! 

How about your occasional need for an older part, new or used, usually required when you encounter a  problem with an older system. What do you do when the original manufacturer says, "Sorry, that part is no longer available." Again, we have the solution: Security and Fire Buy or Sell, a Facebook forum for low voltage technicians!

The following are only a smidgen of the items on sale today on Security and Fire Buy or Sell on Facebook! Be there! 
  • Fiber Optic Test Equipment
  • Fire lite ECC-50DA voice evac amp
  • Telguard Verizon TG7 fire alarm
  • Klein Tools Network Tester Kit - Bundle
  • Hanwha Wisenet 6mp Fisheye IP Camera 2x available
  • Keyscan CS259 two door controller
  • Honeywell parts new and used
  • 2013 Ford Transit Connect XLT Van 4D
  • Alarm communicators
  • 35 x HID iClass SE R40
  • Avigilon 3 x 3MP IP camera H4 Multisensor
  • Hanwha WRN-1610 NVRs - Deal of the Day!!! ( Atlanta )
  • Vista128BPT
  • Access Control Wire
  • Galaxy controllers
To check it out, click here. Be sure to answer all the questions to gain access. This is a private forum, for professionals only. 

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You can purchase a certificate if you pass the final examination. This is not merely a certificate of attendance, but you must know the subject matter after taking a real final test. 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Video Surveillance at Six Flags to Reveal Instigators and Victims After Fight Night

Crowds Turn Violent At Six Flags America Over The Weekend | #TpromoCom #Violence #SixFlagsAmerica | It was a chaotic weekend at Six Flags America in Prince George's County after several fights broke out in the parking lot (baltimore.cbslocal).

"The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify those who were victimized by acts of vandalism that occurred this weekend at Six Flags Amusement Park. We are reviewing video and attempting to identify tag numbers and victims as well as potential suspects. Once we identify the suspects then the States Attorney’s Office can determine potential charges," says a Prince George County Police Department representative. 

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There are folks who do not believe that public video surveillance is a good thing for the citizens of their locale. Of course, there are those who believe it is. The situation described in this news story is definitely one that will get sorted out only by the use of on-site video surveillance. Without it, police would probably find it impossible to figure out who did what and to whom.
--Al Colombo 
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Security Magazine: We are at war; a cyber war

We are at war; a cyber war | #TpromoCom | Not only does the quantity of breaches go up, so too does the damage, including monetary loss. In 2021, the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Survey shows a 10% increase in the average total cost. 

The average total cost of a ransomware breach costs $4.62M versus the average data breach of $4.24M.  Attacks come from all over the world. The most significant attacks are those perpetrated by APT's or Advanced Persistent Threats. (read more)

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Friday, August 20, 2021

How Successful Is Security In Reducing Crime Rates?

How Successful Is #Security In Reducing #Crime Rates? | #TpromoCom #CrimeRates #CrimePrevention | Case studies have proven that having a video surveillance system can deter a significant amount of crime.

For example, the University of North Carolina (May 2020) found that half of all the surveyed burglars would flee the area after discovering cameras. The obvious presence of security systems can... (read more)
So is there a direct connection between alarm systems and crime prevention? The short answer is "Yes!"  The mere presence of an outside siren in a protective box, or an outdoor camera in an environmental housing--even a couple of small outdoor-rated bullet cameras--is enough to send a would-be criminal down the street looking for another possible victim. --Al Colombo, 45-year security professional

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Boon Edam Entrances Now Available on BSD SpecLink

Boon Edam Entrances Now Available on BSD SpecLink | #TpromoCom #LRG #BoonEdam #AccessControl #Security | The market leader’s revolving doors and security turnstiles are now available to efficiently create specifications on the SpecLink cloud-based platform

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that its most in-demand entrance products are now available on SpecLink, an online specification platform to help architects, engineers, specifiers, building owners and designers simplify and improve their approach to creating and collaborating on building project specifications.

Efficient Specification Creation and Workflow

SpecLink is a cloud-based tool created by Building Systems Design, Inc. that streamlines workflow, improves collaboration and increases productivity by bringing stakeholders in the building design process together through a common specification document. The process of creating a building specification is simplified by presenting a comprehensive, generic specification template that allows users to specify by simply “turning on” content to be included in the specification and selecting the manufacturer’s products and options.

SpecLink allows users to:

  • Add, modify, or delete text without affecting the master content
  • Create new paragraphs or sections in the specification using built-in templates
  • Create custom templates
  • Export a specification to a word processing or PDF file format

SpecLink is unique in the market in that it enables “editing by selection”, which can reduce spec production time by up to 70%. There are over 820 sections already included in SpecLink which can be expanded or collapsed, and included or not included in a spec, to provide outline, short form, and full construction specs, without the need to start over at each phase of the project. There are also hundreds of links out to manufacturer websites enabling specifiers to quickly get access to detailed drawings and brochures on products, AIA educational sessions, and more in a single click.

Currently, SpecLink has over 23,000 users across North America.  

Boon Edam Revolving Doors and Security Entrances on SpecLink

  • Boon Edam has recently uploaded several best-selling entrance products onto SpecLink, including:
  • The BoonAssist TQ manual revolving door, which offers a power-assist drive, speed control and door wing positioning, as well as several security options.
  • The Crystal TQ all-glass, manual revolving door, an ever-popular choice among architects for its beautiful, transparent aesthetic that complements any building style from historical to post-modern.
  • The Tourlock 180 Security Revolving Door – the best-selling security revolving door in the industry worldwide that offers high throughput along with tailgating and piggybacking prevention.
  • The Circlelock Solo mantrap portal – used worldwide in sensitive locations such as datacenters and government buildings to prevent piggybacking; ensuring only one person and the right person enters a secure area.  
  • The Turnlock full height turnstile series – all of Boon Edam’s popular full height turnstiles: the Turnlock 100, 150 and 200, are used at the perimeter of secure campuses, parking areas, regulated infrastructure industries and more.
  • The Lifeline Series and Compact optical turnstiles – The Speedlane Swing, Slide and the new Compact optical turnstiles are deployed in supervised lobbies to deter and detect tailgating in a wide variety of applications and industries.

Design professionals and building owners that are interested in more information about SpecLink are encouraged to visit:

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems Market 2021 Global Trend, Segmentation and Opportunities, Forecast

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Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems Market 2021 Global Trend, Segmentation and Opportunities, Forecast | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Marketing #MarketReport | Future Market Insights has recently published a market research report on Global Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems market (globalbankingandfinance).

With the onset of COVID-19, there has been a significant impact on the technology sector. Disruptions of electronic supply-value chain and raw material supply have adversely impacted the technology industry. 

However, there has been a positive impact on the industry with the adoption of remote working. Rapid focus on integrating digital techniques and big data analytics in IT services and technology industry are expected to result in a healthy outlook. (read more)

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Security Today: Always Surrounded

Security Today: Always Surrounded
| #TpromoCom | Technology counts on AI to authenticate and identify people - by Brian Baker. An article about AI in physical security.

Not long ago, artificial intelligence was viewed as science fiction. Today, it routinely makes our lives more secure and convenient. AI surrounds us in our everyday lives. Online entertainment providers use it to suggest movies, TV shows and music we might enjoy. Retailers try to influence our current buying decisions based on previous purchases. Chatbots help us make appointments with service providers.

The security industry also deploys artificial intelligence in many ways. Facial recognition counts on AI to authenticate and identify people by the shapes of their faces and features. Robots and drones patrol perimeters looking for anomalies, leaving human officers free to handle other potential threats and events. AI-based software checks feeds from central video monitoring stations to filter out false alarms.

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