ONVIF Hosts 23rd Virtual Developers’ Plugfest

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SAN RAMON, Calif. – May 20, 2021. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, in April hosted its 23rd ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest, and second virtual event, testing implementations of six ONVIF profiles as well as two profile release candidates for access control and metadata. In attendance were 27 developers and engineers from 18 ONVIF member companies. Participants gathered…


Aiphone introduces a touchless sensor for gesture-activated calling

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Redmond, Wash. – May 5, 2021 – Aiphone, the leading international manufacturer of intercom and security communication products, is announcing a touchless sensor that allows a way for visitors, vendors, and employees to initiate a contactless call with a simple gesture.


Johnson Controls adds powerful, cloud-based access control to Cloudvue platform for seamless security management

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MILWAUKEE — (MAY 5, 2021) — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, is introducing Cloudvue with access control, with the Tyco Kantech KT-1 one-door controller. This powerful technology collaboration enables centrally managed cloud video surveillance and access control across an entire organization from a single browser, part of the Johnson Controls commitment to providing technology so customers can maintain safe building environments, healthy business operations and seamless occupant experiences.


Tyco Kantech strengthens intrusion support, mobile and cybersecurity applications in latest version of EntraPass software

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(MILWAUKEE, April 30, 2021) – Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, and architect of the OpenBlue digital connected platforms, has released the newest version of the Tyco Kantech EntraPass security management software. EntraPass version 8.30 features additional support for Tyco DSC PowerSeries intrusion alarm panels, including a fully functional virtual keypad, enhanced support for EntraPass web macOS functionality,…


Intelligent Video Analytics: Providing Flexibility for Parking Management

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MUNICH — 22 April, 2021 — Just like other industries around the globe, the patience of parking operations management has been tested as the usage of parking facilities in urban and suburban settings fluctuated widely over the past year due to local health and safety and occupancy restrictions. As the overall industry looks to spring back from COVID-19 levels, it is also simultaneously looking to transition from traditional analog and on-premise managed operations to solutions that digitize parking operations and provide a more contactless experience.


ONVIF Reaches Milestone of 20,000 Conformant Products

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SAN RAMON, Calif. – April 14, 2021. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that more than 20,000 security products are now conformant to its various profiles. This new milestone underscores the strong market demand for interoperability of hardware and software offerings and the relevance of ONVIF as a leading driver of open standards within physical…


Security & Safety Things launches second App Challenge for development of creative customer solutions

MUNICH – 25th March, 2021 — Security and Safety Things GmbH has announced the launch of its second App Challenge to spur additional creative development in video analytic applications. Through 26th April, participating developers have the opportunity to submit proposals for apps to address specific security, safety and business optimization use cases in the retail, transportation, stadiums and entertainment, and healthcare verticals.


Three ways healthcare can improve patient experience, increase privacy and reduce costs with smart cameras

Munich, 17 March, 2021 —In the past year, hospitals, elder-care and other healthcare facilities have found themselves overwhelmed with new patients, COVID-19 regulations and other side effects of the pandemic. As efforts focused on the mitigation of pandemic health risks for both patients and staff, routine and elective procedures were halted, only to seesaw back and forth as conditions shifted around the globe. Now, decision-makers for healthcare facilities find themselves in search of solutions to help navigate the new healthcare landscape and protect bottom lines.


Catholic New Jersey high school enhances security and operational efficiency

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Redmond, Wash. – March 4, 2021 – Aiphone, the leading international manufacturer of intercom and security communication products, has installed its IX Series intercom system at the Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey. Roselle, like many educational facilities across the country, found itself relying on outdated technology and the inability to communicate from classrooms to a main office or centralized…


ONVIF Announces New Chairman

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SAN RAMON, Calif. – February 24, 2021. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Leo Levit as the new chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee. Levit serves as Director of System Integration at Axis Communications and brings to the chairman’s role a strong technical background and more than a decade of…