While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute.
The rise in terrorist and criminal activities around the world has caused the demand for high definition security cameras to grow by the day. High clarity surveillance videos are not only important for legal evidence in post-incident investigations, with the aid of intelligent video analytics technology, they are also effective tools for crime prediction.
There is little doubt that security technology is evolving rapidly. One area that seems to be experiencing significant change is that of access control. The introduction of newer and more effective biometrics, mobile access and data analytics has seen a myriad of interesting products emerge.
Amazon, the world’s leading online retailer company, recently announced the arrival of their latest smart product, the ‘Amazon Key’. The Amazon Key is a security camera paired with a smart lock system that enables customers to unlock their homes remotely for couriers to deliver goods inside.
Traditionally, security assessments in factories have been focused on the inside of the premises and not to the more exposed perimeter of the actual factory or plant, including the perimeter wall of the structure and the fence line.
Latest release of video technology taps Internet of Things, building connectivity and open standards to improve operator efficiency, drive deeper insights and speed response times
The 22nd annual Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence – an ASIAL initiative, and the 3rd annual Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), again shared a prestigious Awards Ceremony & Dinner in front of a sell-out crowd at Crown Melbourne on 19 October.
The growing sophistication of analytics in video surveillance brings the opportunity to apply devices beyond just security and into business intelligence and decision-making. The insight provided into business operations has multiple applications, leading to significant potential cost savings and the promotion of sustainable business practices.
The worldwide biometrics market is growing at a rapid pace because of the need for increased security and fighting the rising scenarios of identity theft, data hacking, and security breaches. Businesses and governments are all looking for authentication technologies that provide security that can be relied on.
This quote from Stanley Kubrick’s famous sci-fi film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (1968) depicts a dystopian future where a spaceship computer becomes self-aware, attempting to kill its crew. Although the dates might have been a little off (we are yet to achieve long distance space travel and it’s already 2017), we do have some darned clever machines running many aspects of our lives.