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International Academia Visit to Dahua Technology

On the afternoon of May 9th, 2017, a group of distinguished guests from Belarusian State University and Zhejiang Shuren University visited Dahua technology, to gain in-depth understanding of Dahua’s engineering establishment and seek cooperation with Dahua. Mr. Michael Chen, Dahua Vice President, General Manager of Overseas Business, hosted the reception.

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Rare Picasso Exhibit Secured by Milestone Video

Milestone XProtect, the leading open platform IP video management software (VMS), was selected to provide a 24-hour video security solution to protect a unique Pablo Picasso exhibit at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Tomie Ohtake Institute covers 2,300 square meters, divided into seven gallery areas. For the Picasso exhibit, two large galleries measuring 300 square meters each were used. According to the systems integrator, the security objective for the Picasso exhibit was to make sure that there were no surveillance camera blind spots of the exhibit space.

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Singapore Welcomes a RoboCop Car Equipped With its Own Drone

It looks as if nearly every country around the world will soon have its own robot police officer. In Singapore, things are a bit different. Their RoboCop car is quite interesting to note. A robotic security car is not something we see all that often. However, do not underestimate this vehicle, as it is armed with a drone capable of chasing suspects.

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How Real are the IoT Security Concerns?

While there are real consequences for neglecting IoT security, it’s a mistake to feel as though nothing can be done about it. Users, network administrators and developers alike can take steps to make sure their assets are protected in the age of the IoT.

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Lighthouse is a Smart Security Camera That Can Recognize Visitors and Even Interact

Security cameras nowadays provide users with information regarding movement and sound, but can never really tell who the person is. With the Lighthouse security camera, users will now be able to know who actually is present in the vicinity of the camera, thanks to the device’s own ID-proofing techniques.

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ievo to Exhibit at Smart Security Technology SST2017 Exhibition in Rotterdam

ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems are to exhibit at the Smart Security Technology (SST2017) event held in Rotterdam on 1 June.

Organised by Smart SD, ievo’s sole local distributor and one of the largest and most successful Benelux distributors of camera security solutions, access control, burglary and fire detection equipment with offices in both Holland and Belgium. The company has built its enviable reputation on providing and integrating th every best certified equipment from global manufacturers and tailoring individual solutions to clients’ varied and specific security challenges.

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Biometrics: Authentication Silver Bullet or Skeleton Key?

A BBC reporter recently opened an HSBC bank account and signed up for its voice recognition ID service. His fraternal twin brother then called the bank. Putting on his best imitation of his twin, he easily skirted past the security test, which involves saying, "My voice is my password."

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The Next Frontier: How Robotics are Changing the Security Industry

Critical infrastructure sites, corporate campuses and educational facilities all have one thing in common: wide, expansive spaces that require continuous protection. For many of these locations, security can be a challenge to achieve because of logistical, situational and cost reasons. Critical infrastructure sites, including utilities, are often found in remote locales that require protection 24/7. Enterprise clients with challenging surveillance needs are obligated to constantly evaluate and consider new solutions. .

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Border Biometrics A Work in Progress, Former FBI Executive Says

Finding the right mix of biometrics to best secure America’s southern border is a work in progress, according to KeyLogic VP of National Security and Chief Information Officer J. Kevin Reid.

His extensive career in IT engineering, financial and program management with CJIS and other FBI projects culminated with Reid serving as the Assistant Director of the IT Infrastructure Division of the FBI. He now helps KeyLogic provide high-end engineering, professional and research services to 13 agencies across the federal government, as well as commercial customers.

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Are Smart Homes Safe From Hackers?

There are criminals out there looking to exploit smart thermostats and Wi-Fi cameras. Hackers can remotely disable a thermostat and demand a ransom to return it to working order, or gather sensitive information about its owner. It's the risk of anything wireless and convenient. Cybersecurity researchers fight back by dissecting smart hardware and finding weaknesses for manufacturers to fix before the bad guys get wise. We asked a few of these researchers to assess whether some common smart appliances left their figurative doors unlocked.