Security issues considered in a world depression

ISIO (image)Security issues considered in a world depression | #TpromoCom #Security #GreatDepression | The Security Industry must consider the implications on security implications that took place in the 1930’s during the great depression

In 1929 the great depression brought the world into a time of despair that lasted 10 years. Covid-19 is the root cause which surmounts the issues even more so. This dynamic of the ‘perfect storm’ will create calamities and shifting crime into different directions causing the security industry to shrink in some areas and grow in others.

This period gave rise to certain types of crime being the birthing of the organized crime gangs dealing in bootlegging and prostitution, besides the entry of the ultra-right wingers where xenophobia led to the murder of millions.

The manufacturing industry industry took a major blow during the depression, the banks had their issues along with other sectors in the economic machine took its toll. Now, with the 4th industrial revolution is on the rise and will have its own unique issues and crime related.

Call TpromoCom for web design and content (image)The physical security will have to contend with issues that will increase dramatically. We comprehend that there has been a distinctive increase in migration over the past few years, whereas, the vulnerability landscape has changed dramatically. Polarized neighborhoods have grown in size and various countries experienced increased support for pro-nationalist parties. The crime related in cross cultural attacks of grievously bodily harm, rape and murder has increased along with demonstrations and riots breaking out periodically. This work is not going to research right now the crime and damages related to all of the above and other issues, however, one cannot fathom the possible outcomes related to this scenario in theater. [Ref Critical Thinking the X Factor in Criminology, Security & Risk by Juan Kirsten 2018]

Man’s basic need of food, shelter and drink [alcohol – (prohibition crime in the 30’s)] besides medicine or medical support will be heightened and calling for all related buildings and logistic services related as soft targets. This comprehension of this knowledge will give direction to the security industry whereas, security consultants, companies, risk managers, investigators and trainers must comprehend their position, predict the changes in their location and field of interest to survive this debilitating period

This scenario will impact on the skills required now which must be relevant with distinct purpose. There may be a rush by educators to make certificates available but all-the-information is not in just yet and therefore, the most important step is to rapidly disseminate information in short bursts with short predictions within days and weeks. The educators and regulators consider protocols for emergency and disaster first before promoting modules and upgrading on existing skills for relevancy. Some of these protocols can be found in ISIO because this is not a one size fits all kind-of-thing. There are standard protocols and then there are uniquely designed protocols for distinct sectors and using specific tech or equipment.

Crime related to covid-10 [Juan Kirsten 2020] predicted issues that have occurred recently which is based on [Criminology and Security Investigation Management Ref Juan Kirsten 2019] which uncovered new crime, uncovered evolving copycat crime and opportunities(methods) to limit or mitigate the collateral damage. This knowledge is now being used to comprehend the economic depression impacting the world in this moment in time in-keeping with calamities and crime.

The International Security Industry Organization [ISIO] is such a body that will be providing pertinent and relative information to its member base covering all sectors. It calls upon serious like-minded practitioners to participate in its quest.

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HID collaborates with Fidesmo on access control wearables

HID, access control, security (image)HID collaborates with Fidesmo on access control wearables | #Verdafero  #AccessControl #Security #Trends2020 | HID Globa has entered into a collaboration with Fidesmo, a provisioning company that makes it possible to connect contactless services to wearables. Fidesmo has integrated HID’s next generation Seos credential technology into secure element chips that are used in a wide variety of wearables.

“As wearables grow in popularity, organisations of all types will be confronted with the need to support new form factors for physical access and other popular applications,” said Steve Currie, VP and Managing Director of Extended Access Technologies with HID Global.

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Parks Associates announces Advisory Board and Topics for third annual Future of Video

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Parks Associates announces Advisory Board and Topics for third annual Future of Video | #TpromoCom #ParksAssociates #Entertainment #Event | Board members include executives from A+E Networks, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, MediaKind, Reelgood, TiVo, Tubi, Verizon Digital Media Services, Viacom International, and The Walt Disney Company

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the Advisory Board for the third annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, including executives from A+E Networks, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, MediaKind, Reelgood, TiVo, Tubi, Verizon Digital Media Services, Viacom International, and The Walt Disney Company.

The firm’s COVID-19: Impact on Consumer Behavior and Spending reveals that the percentage of US broadband households subscribing to an OTT service increased to 76% in Q1 2020, while adoption of pay-TV services has flattened to 73%.

Parks Associates will host the third annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, December 14-16, 2020, in Marina del Rey, California, featuring perspectives from analysts and industry leaders on viewer behaviors and preferences, the impact of economic downturns, and challenges for the video industry in meeting the expectations of today’s connected consumers.

“At this year’s event, we will be in a unique position to talk about the consumer shifts in video consumption as a result of the current public health crisis, as well as strategies moving forward as shelter-in-place and work-from-home mandates are lifted,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Ramped-up promotional offers, free trials, historic levels of consumption, and cancellation of sporting and other live events have greatly impacted the video streaming and pay-TV markets.”

2020 advisory board:

  • Lisa Aussieker, VP, Marketing and Communications, MediaKind
  • Paul Cabana, EVP, Multiplatform Programming, A+E Networks
  • Mary Kay Evans, CMO / VP, Marketing, Verizon Digital Media Services
  • Andrea Clarke Hall, VP, Business Development, Tubi
  • Kase Niles, Sr. Manager, Strategic Research and Market Intelligence, TiVo
  • Dan Reich, SVP, Global Multiplatform Product Development, Viacom International
  • David Sanderson, Founder & CEO, Reelgood
  • Elana Sofko, COO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
  • Nicolas Beraudo, Chief Revenue Officer, Reelgood
  • Kimberly Wilson, VP, Multiplatform Marketing, The Walt Disney Company

“We are looking forward to sharing our consumer and industry research tracking and quantifying the market changes as a result of the pandemic,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “Our consumer research this year focuses on pricing trends, new ways consumers are using video devices, and shifts in content consumption and preferences as well as pricing expectations following the bevy of free trial offerings. Our industry research and discussions examine the impact of changes in ad spending, changes in content windowing, and challenges in original content production.”

2020 Topics for Future of Video:

  • The Next Phase in the Streaming Wars
  • OTT Engagement Strategies
  • Shift to Hybrid Business Models
  • Short-form Video: Mobile First
  • Video Livestreaming: An Exploding Market
  • vMVPDs: Finding Success Between Traditional Pay TV and OTT
  • Piracy’s Impact on Service Providers
  • Rising Cost of Licensing and Distributing Content
  • The Age of Video Aggregation
  • Impact of 5G on Video and Gaming Services
  • Data and Decision Making in Video Services
  • Impact of Connected Devices on the Video Experience
  • Rise of Ad-based OTT Services
  • Traditional Pay TV’s Online Video Services: Shifting Revenues
  • OTT Bundling Partnerships
  • Video Distribution and Marketing to the Consumer
  • Retention and Churn in OTT

At Future of Video, Parks Associates highlights in-depth consumer and industry research on OTT services, the value of content, technology innovations, and best strategies for building successful video services.

About Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media

Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media brings together senior leaders to share insights on new trends in the video and connected entertainment industries, with insights on consumer adoption, churn, and spending. The event provides insight into successful OTT strategy deployments, challenges for pay-TV providers, the role of connected CE in the growth of video viewing, new content formats, and the overall impact to the video market.

Future of Video addresses new strategies for cableco, OTT, and mobile service providers to provide high-quality customer service, retain subscribers and attract new customers, and design bundled options through new distribution strategies.

Future of Video takes place December 9-11, 2019, at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California. For more information, visit www.futureofvideo.us.

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Tech Companies, National Security, Trade Secrets, and the Increased Controls on the Export of Emerging Technologies

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Earlier this year, the President signed into law. H.R. 4998, the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (‘the Legislation”), which prohibits certain Federal subsidies from being used to purchase communications equipment or services from Huawei and other providers that are deemed to pose a risk to national security.

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Headphones and earphones likely to experience initial sales spike with work at home, home schooling, and entertainment-in-place

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Headphones and earphones likely to experience initial sales spike with work at home, home schooling, and entertainment-in-place | #TpromoCom #Audio #ParksAssociates | Research highlights need for enhanced user experience to aid with device integration as audio market shifts from whole-room home theater system to standalone connected devices

Parks Associates research from Smart Product Market Assessment – Audio Devicesfinds that 44% of US broadband households own speakers, 37% own headphones bought separately from a phone or music player, and 33% own a separate set of earbuds. Purchase intentions were flat prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, due in large part to the emergence of smart speakers, but demand for headphones and earbuds will likely experience an initial spike with work-at-home and entertainment-in-place now the standard for many households. This new demand will not diminish consumer expectations for advanced functionality, so device manufacturers still need to prioritize app development and software enhancements to enhance the user experience.

Smart Product Market Assessment – Audio Devicesaddresses future growth in the connected audio device market, including market drivers and inhibitors, identification of key players, consumer purchasing decisions, and user experience.

“Everyone in the household now needs their own headphones and earbuds for privacy during this time of shelter-in-place orders and work-at-home mandates,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “Following this initial wave of purchases, users will look to integrate these standalone products with their smart speakers and other connected devices in the home. This trend was already underway with the gradual dissolution of the ‘home theater system’ concept, and now households feature a collection of different audio products, brands, and devices that must work together to deliver a seamless user experience.”

Soundbars are now a prominent standalone product category in the audio device landscape, with adoption at nearly one-fourth of US broadband households. It is the most likely audio device to be connected to the TV, so soundbars have not been as impacted by smart speakers and displays as other audio products. However, growth has remained flat. Adoption of more niche audio devices such as internet-connected audio visual receivers and multiroom music systems has remained low.

“Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the traditional audio device category was at a crossroads,” Nason said. “Adoption and usage of devices such as wired/wireless speakers without voice assistants, audio/visual receivers, home theater systems, and multiroom music systems had waned. While consumers are making purchases now to accommodate work-at-home and home schooling needs, manufacturers need to maintain their emphasis on innovation, particularly the integration with voice assistants, so that their devices can have value beyond the initial stop-gap usage.”

Parks Associates notes device manufacturers and voice assistant providers alike have to better market and communicate the value that integrated voice control brings to audio devices. Increased integration of audio devices and use of high-resolution and 3D audio with the most-used CE video device, smart TVs, will also raise the profile of the audio category.

For more information on Smart Product Market Assessments or to request an analyst interview, contact Rosey Ulpino, rosey@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0233.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, 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, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

http://www.parksassociates.com

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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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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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The NJELSA Annual Symposium Is Still On!

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You may have heard that ISC West is being postponed. There are a lot of international companies represented at ISC. Several large companies were not able to attend and exhibit due to travel bans. Many attendees go to ISC specifically to see said companies so it was in the best interest for ISC West to be rescheduled. THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE FOR THE NJELSA ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM.

The NJELSA Annual Symposium will still be held!

Harrahs and other Atlantic City Casinos have enhanced their cleaning protocols. There will be an increase in hand sanitizer dispensing stations in high traffic areas and they are increasing the frequency of disinfectant procedures.

I will be there and I look forward to seeing you at the Annual NJELSA Symposium at Harrah’s Casino Resort in Atlantic City. It’s not too late to register! www.njelsa.org

Editor’s Note: Ken is providing Business Relations expertise for M2M Services. He will be at Booth #59 at the NJELSA Symposium. Stop by, say “Hi” and learn how M2M´s Alarm Communicators can maintain an active cellular communications for your customers as the deadline for 2G and 3G Sunset date rapidly approaches.  Learn more about M2M Services by visiting their website.

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