Active Shooter Gunshot Detection Guide: When Seconds Count | #TpromoCom #GunShot #Shooter #Police | Early detection can trigger a host of responses including alerting occupants to the location where shots were fired while triggering building alarms.
Over the past decade, the number of active shooter incidents in the United States has grown exponentially. According to fbi.gov, there were 214 fatalities from active shooters in 2016, which jumped to 729 just one year later. Most of these shootings (62.8%) occurred in businesses and schools.
However, the reality is active shooter incidents can happen anywhere at any time – meaning no place is immune to an active shooter event. While it is impossible to prevent every active shooter event from occurring, new technology is helping first responders and law enforcement mitigate the threat faster to help reduce the number of casualties.
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NAPCO Security Technologies Announces School Security Project at Tyler Independent Schools in Texas | #ESC_LLC #NAPCO #School #Security | NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. today announced that its products are being used in a school district security project at the Tyler Independent Schools in Tyler, Texas.
AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NSSC), one of the world’s leading solutions providers and manufacturers of school safety lock down systems, Internet of Things (IoT) connected home, video and fire systems, as well as enterprise-class access control and door locking products, today announced that its products are being used in a school district security project at the Tyler Independent Schools in Tyler, Texas. The district has approximately eighteen thousand students.
The project includes the installation of NAPCO ‘s Continental Access division Access Control products at the district’s two new high schools, Robert E. Lee High School and John Tyler High School. The access control system will control access to over sixty doors in both schools utilizing the new CA4K software and associated hardware. Features of the CA4K software program include the fastest processing times currently available on the market today, rapid door opening times, full data downloads in minutes, email and SMS alerts and control of up to 32,000 doors. It is a truly one box solution that is easy to use, program, deploy and maintain.
Richard Soloway, CEO of NAPCO commented “We are very happy to report another school security project at the new high schools in Tyler, Texas. NAPCO continues to grow its presence in the school security vertical and we expect that the growth opportunity remains robust in this area. We have seen new legislation passed which directs funding to schools for security which we believe will be a positive tail wind for us. We would like to thank the Tyler Schools for choosing our products.”
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An Outdoor Video Surveillance System that Thinks and Acts Like a Human | #Memoreyes #TpromoCom #VideoSurveillance #AI | I’d like to tell you about a new, revolutionary outdoor CCTV product that is like none other. I use the word “revolutionary” because it is just that. It leverages the use of quality Megapixel/HD quality, pan-tilt-zoom cameras with machine learning and an entirely newly developed series of audio, thermal, and radar-oriented sensors. Add to that an AI (Artificial Intelligence)-based learning control platform and you have an almost human-like control system with Big Data analysis. http://bit.ly/2KKKhEc
The focus of this new tech is outdoor protection. It uses thermal, sound, and radar to focus in on moving targets, along with a Smartphone app that stakeholders can use to alert the system when there’s a potential problem of an immediate nature. Cameras automatically follow targets, which is not entirely new, but that’s just the beginning of the story.
The uniquely developed sensors allow the system to hear, see, and detect what the camera cannot see using a variety of unique sensors that truly makes this system revolutionary. Interaction between this interactive, integrated video surveillance system and stakeholders is audio/visual in nature, further deterring would-be assailants.
Currently the system operates using a unique machine learning system, but an AI (Artificial Intelligence) processing system is now in the works and will soon be incorporated, giving the system the ability to react with even more speed and intelligence. Through Big Data analysis, over time the system will learn the habits and trends associated with each camera within each specific setting, thus enabling the system to quickly identify departures from the norm. There’s more.
I’d like to propose a complementary story on the tech with a short interview with the developer, who happens to be John Collings, the former inventor and developer of Uplink. A sidebar will delve into the advancements in AI and how they will be leveraged to make this new technology a must-have for office complexes, shopping malls, multiple-tenant housing, industrial complexes, chain stores, etc.
New Class of Vulnerabilities Leak #Data From Intel Chips | #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #Information | Millions of computers powered by Intel processors are affected by vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors to obtain potentially sensitive information. Intel and other tech giants have already released patches and mitigations.
The side-channel attack methods, named ZombieLoad, RIDL (Rogue In-Flight Data Load), and Fallout, are similar to the notorious Meltdown and Spectre, which researchers first disclosed in January 2018. At the time, experts accurately predicted that other similar speculative execution attacks would be discovered.
The attack methods work against both PCs and cloud environments, and they can be launched against most Intel CPUs made in the past decade. The techniques can be used to get applications, the operating system, virtual machines and trusted execution environments to leak information, including passwords, website content, disk encryption keys and browser history.
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San Francisco could ban #government agencies from using facial recognition #technology | #TpromoCom #AccessControl | City would be first in US to ban official use of technology. Supervisor: ‘We don’t want to live in a police state.’
San Francisco could become the first city in the country to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology.
The “Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance” would prevent government agencies, including police, from using facial recognition in law enforcement. The bill passed unanimously in a committee vote on Monday and will move to the San Francisco board of supervisors for a final vote on 14 May.
The legislation is meant to address concerns about the accuracy of technology and put a stop to creeping surveillance culture, said supervisor Aaron Peskin, who introduced the ordinance.
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Restaurant Fires Can Mean the End of a Thriving Business | #TpromoCom #Restaurant #Fire #ESC_LLC | Over the past week or so there have been more commercial kitchen fires across the United States than you could ever imagine, and many of them will end up closing forever. What a shame when you consider that they were all once thriving businesses.
“If you own a restaurant, it’s important that you understand how
unfortunate that a devastating fire can be, not only for you, but also
for those men and women who work for you,” says John Larkin, Senior
Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio.
Your employees earn their living through the work they do in your food establishment. Through their job, food makes it to their family’s table, cars and trucks are purchased on a regular basis, kids eventually go to college, and retirements are often bolstered. Unless you do your homework now by having the right insurance; attending to ongoing maintenance issues; performing routine inspections; and having a quality, well-installed kitchen fire suppression system installed, all of this could go up in flames without any prior notice.
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When Seconds Count, ESC’s Shot Detection System Responds | #ESC_LLC #Shooter #Safety #Police | In an active shooter situation, it’s not an exaggeration to say that every second counts. “ESC’s Detect360 system combines leading gunshot detection with advanced notification technology to provide immediate notification as soon as a shot is fired,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner. Law enforcement, onsite security personnel and building occupants alike are alerted to the unfolding situation as quickly as possible.
In an active shooter situation, it’s not an exaggeration to say that every second counts. That’s why having access to accurate information within seconds is so critical. The Detect360 system combines leading gunshot detection with advanced notification technology to provide immediate notification as soon as a shot is fired.
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Ontario Schools Test New Access Control Measures | #TpromoCom #School #Security #AccessControl | Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute is now using a key fob entry system for interior doors. The schools already required a swipe card with the user’s photo and job title for access to exterior doors.
All teachers and instructional staff at Westgate are required to use the cards. Students are able to exit classrooms, but someone must open the door to let them inside.
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Who Is In The Facility? | #TpromoCom #accesscontrol #visitor #security | Effective integration of access control and visitor management is one tool in tracking building occupants. Author Allan Colombo explains the difference between access control and visitor management and how both run on the same platform. Published in Facility Executive magazine, this is a must read for those who are contemplating incorporating both features in the high rise, building(s), or corporate enterprise. To read this timely article, go to http://bit.ly/2sgn7vx. To send questions to the author, Allan Colombo, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 330-956-9003.