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Raytec Win Innovative Achievement Award for VARIO2 IP Hybrid

Raytec’s VARIO2 IP Hybrid Network Illuminator has won an award for Innovative Achievement (Video Surveillance) at the Detektor International Awards 2017 that were held in Stockholm, Sweden.

As the first and the only IP-enabled Hybrid Network Illuminator in the market, VARIO2 IP Hybrid represents all of the best Raytec technology integrated into a single platform. It combines 4 key technologies, namely Infra-Red, White-Light, PoE and IP connectivity into a single networked package - which makes it the most advanced illuminator in the security market today.

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Suprema to Showcase BioMini Slim 2S Fingerprint Scanner at Trustech 2017

Suprema ID., a leading global provider of biometrics and ID solutions, today announced that the company will reveal its ground-breaking fingerprint authentication scanner featuring ultra-slim sensor and wireless technology at Trustech 2017 on November 28.

The new FAP20-compliant BioMini Slim 2S fingerprint scanner provides a number of industry-leading features under its sleek design. Featuring range-leading powerful 1.0GHz CPU, BioMini Slim 2S provides high-speed extraction and matching of fingerprints on the scanner.

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Dahua Cameras: Tough Test Standards for Ultimate Reliability

Widely used in over 180 countries and regions around the world, Dahua’s products and solutions must be able to meet the demands of tough environments such as snowy mountains, plateaus, deserts, wetlands, rainforests and coastal regions. In order to achieve robust performance in the environment for which they were designed, Dahua’s products have undergone rigorous tests to meet very tough standards which in most cases exceed the normal industry practice and the datasheet specifications. The purpose is to provide sufficient margins to ensure the product provides the utmost reliability expected of Dahua products when performing in the field.

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Qognify Wins Again at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2017

Qognify, the leader in big data solutions for physical security and operations, today announced, that it has been presented with Security & Fire Excellence Award for a second consecutive year, with Qognify Extend winning Communication Product of the Year 2017.

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'Smart’ Surveillance Cameras Should Set Off Privacy Alarms

The cameras that become the electronic eyes of airports, train stations, sidewalks, malls and parks are now developing their own digital brains, letting them go beyond counting cars and people to recognize and track individuals.

The advances in machine vision I saw at a two-day event held by Nvidia (NVDA) in Washington last week could bring faster, surer responses to crime—but may also dump far more of our everyday activities into databases that may not see much accountability.

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Singapore Tourism Eyes "Smarter" Hotels with Facial Recognition at Check-In

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Thursday announced a raft of initiatives that focuses on business transformation, job redesign and a shift towards smart hotels.

These initiatives, in the coming year, are part of STB's ongoing efforts with industry partners to transform Singapore's hotel industry for sustainable growth.

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Genetec Announces Security Center 5.7 Open Architecture Platform

Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced a new version of Security Center, an open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic licence plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics.

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China's SenseTime Plans IPO, U.S. R&D Center as Early as 2018

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up SenseTime Group, valued at more than $2 billion, is planning an IPO and aims to open a U.S. research and development center as early as next year, its founder told Reuters.

The Hong Kong and Beijing-based deep learning firm founded by Tang Xiaoou, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a leader among Chinese AI start-ups that are enjoying fast growth amid demand from the government and private sector for their facial recognition technology.

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Fingerprints Partners with IDEMIA on Biometric Cards

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprints and identity tech solutions company IDEMIA are partnering on biometric contactless payment cards.

The firms have combined their capabilities and knowledge to create a miniature biometric sensor in a payment card. The chosen sensor is the recently announced T-shape module which is part of the FPC1300-series by Fingerprints.

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Suprema FaceStation 2 Takes Top Prize at the Detektor International Awards 2017

Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security solutions, was recognized with the 'Best Product Award' in the ID & Access Control category at the Detektor International Awards 2017, presented at the Stockholmsmassan (Stockholm International Fairs and Conference Centre) in Stockholm, Sweden on November 21.

Detektor Best Product Awards were presented to the top companies of the year in each of four categories; Suprema in ID & Access Control, Axis in Alarm & Detection, Bosch in Video Surveillance and Genetec in IoT Security.