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British Police deploy giant futuristic nets to stop vehicle attacks

web-post September 22, 2017

Scotland Yard is deploying the latest in anti-terrorism equipment designed to thwart vehicle attacks – a futuristic net bristling with tungsten steel spikes that security forces can quickly lay down like a carpet on a roadway. Called “Talon” by London’s Metropolitan Police, the barbs are designed to puncture and grip the tires, while the plastic… Continue Reading »

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Fraud detection and prevention market gains traction

web-post September 22, 2017

The fraud detection and prevention market or FDP is expected to grow from USD 16.62 billion in 2017 to USD 41.59 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 20.1%, according to newly published findings from Marketsandmarkets. The demand for solutions, which can help enterprises detect the fraudulent activities and prevent them from… Continue Reading »

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New Texas school buses must have seat belts

web-post September 21, 2017

Some Texas students will soon be getting a safer ride to and from school. A new law requires that any new school buses bought in Texas must include three-point seat belts. That means that school kids of all ages will finally have to buckle up on all rides, due to Senate Bill 693, which went… Continue Reading »

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Pittsburgh plans to expand its surveillance camera system by 30 percent

web-post September 21, 2017

The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department plans to spend $5 million to improve its citywide system of surveillance cameras and expand it by 30 percent, officials said. City Council gave preliminary authorization for a three-year, $1.25 million contract with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to cover software upgrades, maintenance and replacement of most of Pittsburgh’s 225 surveillance cameras…. Continue Reading »

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Identiv partners with Zwipe on biometric payment cards

web-post September 20, 2017

Identiv, Inc. has partnered with biometric technology company Zwipe for access control card formatting services and will be presenting sample of the Zwipe’s biometric cards during ASIS 2017. Identiv’s U.S.-based card service bureau is programming the radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in Zwipe’s biometric credential line, providing all physical access control system (PACS) formats from… Continue Reading »

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Could the iPhone X pave the path for Biometrics at the Airport?

web-post September 20, 2017

Of the many bells and whistles that Apple showed off at its product release keynote, the biggest talker may have been the new face-scanning capabilities of the iPhone X, which replaced the Touch ID technology in earlier iPhones. Biometrics aren’t completely new, however, and folks who aren’t ready to shell out $1,000 for an iPhone… Continue Reading »

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Chicago City Hall to cover Chicago Public Schools security costs

web-post September 15, 2017

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making plans to pick up security guard costs for Chicago Public Schools to help reduce a remaining district budget hole of about $119 million. To do that, Emanuel plans to include $70 to $80 million in spending on CPS security in his proposed 2018 budget that he’ll introduce later this… Continue Reading »

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UK bin men may start wearing body cameras

web-post September 15, 2017

It goes without saying that both the public and BusinessWaste are fully aware of the need for police to wear body cameras as they work, with allegations of police misconduct a constant threat. But the UKs waste management agency BusinessWaste.co.uk have made a case that the same technology should also apply to bin men, and… Continue Reading »

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London Police’s Facial Recognition a massive failure at recent carnival

web-post September 14, 2017

London’s Metropolitan Police had very little luck with its automated facial recognition (AFR) technology at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival. Billed as Europe’s largest street festival, 2 million people attend the free celebration of the city’s Caribbean communities over the course of the long weekend. For the second year in a row, police deployed AFR… Continue Reading »

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ADT promotes COO Jim DeVries to President

web-post September 13, 2017

ADT, the leader in security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, has just named Jim DeVries as President. DeVries, who previously served as ADT’s Chief Operating Officer, will continue to report to ADT Chief Executive Officer, Tim Whall. DeVries joined ADT in May 2016 from Allstate, where he last served as… Continue Reading »



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