The Security Buzz: April 20, 2018

Alarm Systems

Industry News

SIA awarded top honors to IPConfigure for Best New Product in the 2018 SIA New Product Showcase. IPConfigure was recognized for the Orchid Core VMS for Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP), and the award was presented on stage during the ISC West 2018 tradeshow. The Orchid Core VMS is said to provide local and remote access to live and recorded video through an intuitive Web browser interface, with the same user experience on both workstations and mobile devices. See the full list of award winners.

Electronic Security Specialists (ESSC), a licensed low voltage contractor that installs and services electronic security equipment spanning burglar and fire alarm systems, CCTV systems and access control systems, purchased commercial fire alarm accounts from neighboring company Frase Protection.

Wired Magazine tackled the story of smart cameras with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities The article examined how AI capabilities could potentially offer a multitude of new conveniences, like a phone notification that a child just arrived home safely, or that the dog walker really did walk the dog.

In the male-dominated world of cryptocurrency, here’s a surprise: IBM’s blockchain team is led by women. The company’s 1,500-member blockchain team is led by Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president of global industries, platforms and blockchain.

EarthNow, a new satellite project with some high-profile benefactors, aims to cover our entire planet in detailed, real-time video surveillance. The firm revealed the project will be backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, and Airbus.

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