NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

facial recognition, FAA, airlines (image)#NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers | #TpromoCom #FacialRecognition #Airline #Security | The opt-in platform will allow passengers of Star Alliance’s member airlines to move through various checkpoints without the need for a passport or a boarding pass, using only biometric authentication to enter lounges or pass through boarding gates and check-in kiosks at participating airports.

The proposed system is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020. Star Alliance members will be able to let their passengers use a mobile device to enroll in the program, and the latter will only need to do so once to enable biometric authentication when flying with any Star Alliance airline at an airport that supports the biometric technology.

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TV antenna usage in US broadband households jumped to 25% in 2019

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March 26, 2020

TV antenna usage in US broadband households jumped to 25% in 2019 and is expected to grow more as COVID-19 keeps consumers at home

#Consumer research study finds #TV #antenna use has increased | #TpromoCom | predicts more widespread usage as people shelter in place from Parks Associates finds that 25% of US broadband households use an antenna to watch local broadcast TV channels, up from 15% in 2018. 360 Deep Dive: Today’s Broadcast TV also reports that roughly one-half of antenna users do not subscribe to any pay-TV services, either traditional or vMVPD services.

The study, conducted in the third quarter of 2019, examines the demand for broadcast TV, including pay TV, over-the-air, and online sources. The survey finds households that watch over-the air TV channels watch more video overall than average broadband households.

The study, conducted in the third quarter of 2019, examines uptake and perception of broadband services among US households.

“Local news matters to most households—local broadcast channels are the most preferred channel types, and news is the most preferred broadcast content,” said Steve Nason, Director of Research, Parks Associates. “These content preferences shape the access habits of consumers, so antenna usage is increasing as households look to meet these needs, and we will see these trends increase as more shelter-in-place orders take effect and households look for inexpensive content options to offset lost wages.”

Overall 78% of US broadband households watch live TV channels. As households look to cut expenses, their reliance on antennas for information and entertainment will likely increase.

“Penetration of broadcast TV and antennas increased markedly in 2019,” Nason said. “Thirty percent of US broadband households report owning a TV antenna, and we expect upward trends both in ownership and usage to continue, especially as we face this public health crisis keeping people at home.”

360 Deep Dive: Today’s Broadcast TV, a Quantified Consumer study, profiles consumers of live content and ownership of TVs and antennae among live TV viewers. The research quantifies the shift in live content to online platforms and the role that live TV plays in the lives of connected consumers.

Parks Associates is launching multiple surveys in April 2020 to quantify the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on consumer behaviors, purchasing, and usage of connected devices and services, titled COVID-19 Impact on Communications and Entertainment and COVID-19 Impact on Telehealth and Independent Living. For more information on Today’s Broadcast TV and these other studies, contact sales@parksassociates.com

To request data or an interview, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company’s expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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News on RMR Utility Monitoring Opportunities by Verdafero

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Mistakes do happen where it comes to your commercial client’s various utilities. Common utilities include:

    • Electricity
    • Natural Gas
    • Water
    • Fuel Oil
    • Propane
    • and others

One way to combat mistakes and downright fraud when it happens is to get your calculator out and add up all the numbers, or sell your clients “Utility Monitoring.” Not only will they save money, but you’ll adopt a new RMR income stream, right along with the monthly income you derive from their fire and security systems.

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WHO, coronavirus testing lab hit by hackers as opportunistic attacks ramp up

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#WHO, coronavirus testing lab hit by #hackers as opportunistic attacks ramp up | #TpromoCom #COVID19 | The World Health Organization has reportedly seen attempted cyberattacks double since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and a vaccine testing facility has also been targeted with ransomware.

According to Reuters, WHO has seen a marked increase in attempted cyberattacks – with one of the most recent reportedly perpetrated by a hacker group called DarkHotel. The unsuccessful attack spoofed a webpage to look like a login portal for agency employees in an attempt to steal passwords.

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#Security Integrators and #Alarm Dealers looking for new sources of #RMR | #Verdafero #Energy | Verdafero of San Jose is a 3rd party service provider, offering Cloud-based utility monitoring to commercial and industrial clients through companies like yours. If you’re looking for a new source of RMR, look no further–here it is: https://bit.ly/3adrBa1

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N95 Masks and the Coronavirus: More Production Underway

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N95 #Masks and the #Coronavirus: More Production Underway | #TpromoCom #Pandemic | To address growing demand of masks during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Honeywell is quickly ramping up production and making millions of the N95 masks in the United States.

We are expanding manufacturing operations in a factory in Smithfield, Rhode Island, which also produces UVEX safety glasses.

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Alarm Companies Play Major Role in Protecting Corporate Utilities | #Verdafero #AlarmSystem #Security #PowerFailure | Building security and management is becoming an ever increasing challenge as hackers and other bad actors grow in their ability to penetrate IT networks. Monitoring a variety of building utilities augments building management efforts while assuring the security and well being of critical business data. Find out more by watching this video: https://youtu.be/wPkRlZgGGe4

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Terror and mass shooting risk drives campus security market

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#Terror and mass #shooting risk drives #campus #security market | #TpromoCom | The latest information from Homeland Security Research Corp. predicts that the global school and campus security market will grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2018 -2025, driven by increasing rates of terror attacks, mass shootings and other fatal incidents that have targeted civilians in the past decade, highlighting the rising need for implementation of security solutions.

School and campus security technology refers to tools and systems that are used to monitor campus activity, to detect irregular/worrisome behavior and/or individuals, to deploy physical protective solutions at the time of a dangerous incident, and to communicate with all stakeholders in such situations.

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Alarm Companies Play Major Role in Protecting Corporate Utilities | #Verdafero #AlarmSystem #Security #PowerFailure | Building security and management is becoming an ever increasing challenge as hackers and other bad actors grow in their ability to penetrate IT networks. Monitoring a variety of building utilities augments building management efforts while assuring the security and well being of critical business data. Find out more by watching this video: https://youtu.be/wPkRlZgGGe4

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Genetec to hold live virtual trade show

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Genetec to hold live #virtual trade #show | #TpromoCom #Event #Security | Following the postponement or cancellation of various conferences and trade shows due to the measures to try to combat COVID19, Genetec has decided to host a live stream 3-day digital experience online bringing its technology and expertise directly to physical security professionals worldwide. 

This virtual trade show is called Connect’DX and will be taking place from April 20th – 22nd, 2020.

Genetec has designed Connect’DX to connect physical security professionals from around the world directly to Genetec experts and industry leaders. In what would normally be a busy conference calendar including such events as ISC West, Ifsec and Intertraffic, all postponed due to COVID-19, the business wants to be sure to engage and support its customers as they normally do in-person.

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Incident Management Protocols – Covid19

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Incident Management Protocols – Covid19 | #ISIO #COVID19 #EmergencyManagement | Regardless of size of the region of interest, be it a country or company, the HR and Security must work together by assessing their own incident reporting from the ground to fully comprehend their own narrative.

Security success to limit the Covid19 collateral damage will depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground and their reaction speed. The security officers on the ground are first line of defence.

Furthermore, they are also the ones that gather information from the people on the ground.

1. Find a person of concern
2. Establish who they have been in contact with

Considerations for Protocols

    • The HR manager may be notified of a person that is on sick leave.
      The reason of the sickness needs to be qualified and validated.
      Hopefully, the person discloses the truth of their sickness.
    • If the person has contracted covid19, then, the security manager
      must now use access control and cctv to trace the interactions
      the person had with others.
    • One may need to install analytical software with facial recognition
      software to assist in the search.
    • There may be thermal detectors installed in the cctv software but that
      will only be effective once a person’s condition goes into full-blown
      status. The objective of the tracing of others is to detect the social
      interaction chain of people!
    • The cctv and access control records of the last 14 days since the sick
      person reported must be viewed
    • The tracking must be from entry from just outside perimeter
      security. Perhaps, the person arrived at work with different people
      from different departments and separated once they walked through
      perimeter security
    • The people that interacted with the person of interest, now have to be
      put on the top of the health monitoring list for at least 14 days.
    • The Security Manager cannot simply rely on the cctv or access
      control technology because not all areas are under surveillance. They
      would need to go on the ground to critical situational interview
      possible people of concern that interacted with the sick person.
      However, people may not be forthcoming with information for
      various reasons mentioned herein.

Getting the most out of incident management software or incident reporting

The practitioner must read the situation using critical thinking outside and inside the box. The mission is to gather all-the-information from the people on the ground which calls for deception detection and critical situational interviewing because people do lie, hide information for a number of reasons. Quick Situational Security Awareness interviewing using critical thinking is key!

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