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Delegates of BRICS Communication Ministers Conference visited Hikvision

web-post September 29, 2017

Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, recently welcomed the delegates from the BRICS Communications ministers conference to its head office in Hangzhou, China. Cynthia Ho, VP at Hikvision, and Keen Yao, VP at Hikvision international business centre, hosted the reception, and introduced Hikvision’s latest technology innovations to the delegates…. Continue Reading »

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Brits give thumbs up to in-store biometrics

web-post September 28, 2017

Nearly two thirds of Brits want to be able to use a biometric scan to authorise payments in-store, according to a WorldPay survey. Fingerprints remain the most popular biometric method, with 69% of the 2500 people quizzed by WorldPay saying that they would be open to settling up with a digit. This week a Costcutter… Continue Reading »

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Global control room market to reach $7.6B by 2020

web-post September 27, 2017

The command and control room and public safety answering point (PSAP) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.1 percent from $5.4 billion in 2015 to reach $7.6 billion in 2020, according to IHS Markit. Major factors spurring market growth include national public safety initiatives like Firstnet and NG911 in… Continue Reading »

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Malaysia sets new rules for private security companies

web-post September 26, 2017

Armed private bodyguards must undergo a two-tier training pro¬g¬ramme to renew their “carry and use” firearms permits starting January next year. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced this and several other initiatives aimed at improving the private security industry. He said the new requirements were aimed at helping to prevent misuse… Continue Reading »

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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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