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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.

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Dahua HDCVI PoC Simplifies Installation and Reduces Cost

With continuous and rapid innovation, Dahua Technology’s industry leading HDCVI technology always manages to bring added values to the users, higher resolution, easier operation, etc. This time, it brings simplicity by introducing PoC technology into its HDCVI products and solutions.

Power over Coax (PoC) transmits both video and electrical power over a single coaxial cable, eliminates separate camera power supplies and further simplifies system deployment with true Plug & Play, benefiting Dahua customers and end users.

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Surveon Ensures The Safety of Malaysia’s Healthcare Services Provider with Reliable E2E Solutions

Surveon Technology, the complete megapixel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that one of Malaysia’s leading healthcare services provider has deployed Surveon’s solutions as their partner for security application. With Surveon’ s end-to-end surveillance solutions, including 32 cameras with three different form factors, two professional NVRs with RAID protection for 30 days recording, and Surveon Enterprise VMS (CMS) with video analytics for active alarm, the offices, warehouse, cold storage, and the perimeter of factory are under solid surveillance protection to ensure safety and the services can be delivered with best quality.

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TeleEye Releases pictureMAX Solution Delivering Ultra-High Definition Video Images

TeleEye, the global leading supplier in video surveillance systems, is pleased to announce the introduction of pictureMAX Solution. This solution brings a revolutionary enhancement to the image quality of TeleEye’s products. After the achievements in its WQHD (2560 x1440 px) cameras and DVRs, TeleEye continues to expand its MP series cameras with the introduction of the 4K IR network cameras, the MP800 series, with built-in Auto Focus. Meanwhile, the GN series DVRs is also expanded with the introduction of the 4K DVRs, the GN8 series.

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The ‘Third Eye’ – Growing Market for Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras have made life easy for entrepreneur G Sriram, who runs a guest house in the city, and his wife S Padmapriya, a gynaecologist, who practices in the same building.

Nearly 20 cameras provide them live feed of entire building, which has their residence on the first floor.“We can access live video footage from these cameras from any part of the world. We can also keep an eye on the movement of our two young children,” said Sriram, who spent nearly ₹75,000 in setting up the surveillance network.