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Too Many False Alarms for Population-Wide Facial Surveillance:NEC

While NEC continues to roll out facial recognition systems around the world, the company says the spectre of real-time surveillance is a non-starter.

There is no technical reason why a nation could not load its population into a watchlist and attempt to track them constantly in real time, but NEC Europe head of Global Face Recognition Solutions Chris de Silva says such a system would throw out too many false positives.

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Facial Recognition Needn’t Infringe Our Privacy as the CCTV Commissioner Fears

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter has written to police chiefs warning that use of facial recognition technology poses a grave risk to our privacy – and threatens to undermine public trust in the police.

But facial recognition could ultimately give the public more, not less, confidence in law enforcement. This advanced technology forms part of a new era of artificial intelligence (AI), a whole different world that could accelerate our understanding of people’s behaviour and, crucially, identify criminals quicker than ever before.

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Yale Door Locks' Parent Company to Buy August Home

ASSA ABLOY, parent company of Yale locks, is acquiring August Home, the companies announced Thursday.

The company that owns Yale locks will buy August Home, a DIY smart home security company, the businesses announced Thursday. August Home has expanded their line of smart locks over the last few years. The DIY smart home security company currently has three generations of smart door locks and two generations of video doorbells. Its well-performing locks like the Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro feature DoorSense, an intelligent sensor that can tell you if your door is open or closed.

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NEC Defines the Future of Travel at FTE Asia EXPO 2017

Showcasing a range of public safety solutions for a seamless passenger experience

In recent years, the escalation of terror threats is redefining security at airports, resulting in massive waiting times for passengers due to additional layers of checking and screening. NEC will present its Smart, Secure and Seamless Travel concept, which consists of an integrated suite of biometrics and advanced video analytics that seek to deliver a frictionless passenger experience by improving airport security and operational efficiency from check-in to arrival.

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Emirates NBD Entrusts Gemalto with Mobile Security

Gemalto , the world leader in digital security, has supplied Emirates NBD, a leading Middle East banking group, with Gemalto Mobile Suite that offers robust security and an enhanced end user experience across all its digital channels.

Highlights of the Gemalto platform include the 'Smart Pass' service, which speeds the authentication of digital banking transactions by eliminating the need for customers to wait for a OTP (One Time Password) via SMS.

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Agent Vi Leadership Among Security.World’s Top 12 Global Market Influencers for 2017

Agent Video Intelligence CEO Itsik Kattan, and CTO and video analytics pioneer Zvika Ashani, are credited with “creating a veritable shift in the surveillance industry” with a move towards cloud-based SaaS

Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi™), the leading global provider of video analytics solutions, today announced that CEO Itsik Kattan, together with CTO and Co-founder Zvika Ashani, have been named among the Top 12 Physical Security and Video Surveillance Market Influencers for 2017 by industry publication Security.World. Readers were polled on “who they thought had great insight into the physical security and video surveillance markets, and whose market advice should be followed.”

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Honeywell’s Smart Home Security System Gives You an Easy Way to Guard Your Home

Keeping yourself and your loved ones safe shouldn’t be a complicated endeavor, especially with the plethora of smart home devices on the market today. But as useful as many of these products may be, setup can sometimes be something of a doozy. Not so with the self-installed Smart Home Security System from Honeywell, an Alexa-enabled defense system that just about any homeowner can figure out and use.

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EU to Collect Biometrics of all Visitors, Could Include Post-Brexit UK citizens

The European Parliament has approved a new entry/exit system (ESS) to store the biometric information of all non-EU citizens visiting in and out of the EU Schengen area, which could also include British citizens, post-Brexit, according to a report by Computer Weekly.

As part of the Smart Borders package, the electronic system will comprise of a central database storing the name, travel document, fingerprints, facial image, date and place of entry, exit and entry refusal of every third-country national – including visa-exempt travellers – coming to and from the EU Schengen area.

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Honeywell Building Technologies To Aid Rajkot Smart City and Surveillance Goals

The project for Gujarat’s fourth-largest city includes more than 450 integrated closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) and Wi-Fi at 13 key public places, supported by software and servers across 107 strategic locations in the city.

Honeywell, a global leader in Connected Buildings, announced its project with Rajkot Municipal Corporation and Rajkot Police to implement a smart city command-and-control center along with a citywide surveillance system. The project for Gujarat’s fourth-largest city includes more than 450 integrated closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) and Wi-Fi at 13 key public places, supported by software and servers across 107 strategic locations in the city.

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Hikvision Boosts Video Surveillance System Performance with New DeepinView Camera Series

Hangzhou, China - Hikvision, the world's leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has followed up its launch of the world's first Deep Learning NVRs with a new series of IP cameras. The new "DeepinView" IP Camera Series delivers power and intelligence to boost the value of surveillance system performance across a broad range of security and management applications.