Intelligent World - GIT SECURITY News March 2018

 
 

Dear Reader,

When video analytics was introduced into the security market many years ago, the first phase was quite frustrating for end-users, installers and system integrators. A lot of promises were made by software developers about how easily security can be improved by just adding some clever software to the existing security cameras. Plug-in tools were installed directly on the cameras or the software was run on the server side to analyse the data on a central system. In those early years, most projects failed, could not deliver and caused a lot of trouble within the industry. Too many false alarms, frustrated end-users and endless discussions about who is responsible for poor performances were the result.

The products were not robust enough, processing power at that time was mostly limited and the mindset of the industry was too self-centered. Integration and partnerships between companies were not standard.

As of 2018, the situation has dramatically improved. Many projects and installations use all kinds of video analytics tools and most users are happy with the performance. Provided that a proper integration is done, the sky seems to be the limit. People counting, video fire detection, virtual tripwires, face recognition, heat maps, advanced searches and other applications finally made the life of security officers and business managers easier.

Now the question is, are we ready for the next round of innovation? Are we ready for Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Are we ready to create an intelligent world? Just recently we gave you an insight on the AI vision of Hikvision and their view on Deap Learning. Dahua's focus is on AI, too. Creating an intelligent world was not only a big topic at the Milestone MIPS events in Barcelona and Las Vegas in February, but AI was also in the centre of a lot of presentations at Intersec Dubai. At the Bosch ConnectedWorld forum for the IoT industry in Berlin, more than 70 exhibitors demonstrated what is already possible with IoT in Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Driving, Cyber Security, Connected Devices and a vision of the future.

When we look at the history of video analytics in our industry, one may say that talking about AI is too much of a marketing talk and it will take years until we see AI and Deep Learning applied in our industry. I don’t think it will take that long. Things have changed dramatically since the launch of video analytics. The biggest difference is that large companies with extensive resources in research and development have taken the lead here, in contrast to the small software start-up companies as seen in previous years. Users will have the choice to select between proprietary systems from one vendor with the advantage of having the integration work done by one single company or best-of-breed systems that combine the strength of all companies involved.

The mindset in the industry has changed, too. More and more companies develop systems together, partner with IT companies and experts from other industries. Some of the big players in security can rely on technologies they use in other parts of the industry like Bosch, who use sensors and algorithms from their automotive sector for applications within the security industry.

If there is one factor that may slow down AI development within the next years, I think it will be data protection initiatives especially in those European countries that have strict regulations or that have privacy protection as a big topic. 

No solution and no project can be developed without state-of-the-art products. GIT SECURITY AWARD is going into the next round now and is a great opportunity for the industry to introduce products to an international audience and to test how popular their products are.  If you work for a vendor of security or safety products we would like to invite you to apply for GIT SECURITY AWARD already now and submit your product entry. The registration page is open until March 31.

Best regards

Heiko Baumgartner for GIT's safety and security team

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Features

 

French Care Home Entrusts Wireless Access Control from Assa Abloy

 

Residential care homes often find a major renovation is the ideal time to upgrade or replace an outdated access system, whether based on mechanical keys or an obsolete wired technology. ...

 
 
 

Bosch and Genetec. End-to-end security, day after day

 

As the way we live and work becomes increasingly sophisticated, complex and connected, the benefits are clear to see as things get more streamlined and intuitive with every passing day. But whilst many enjoy the open connectivity that the ...

 
 
 

The new Geutebrück Patch Management service: Proactive avoidance of security loopholes

 

Pop-ups constantly remind you when it's time to update your software to the latest version. During your hectic day-to-day working life it is often hard to find the time to analyze the various points and carry out the update as quickly ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Topstories

 

Interview with Bosch and VdS on the Certification for Video Fire Detection Products

 

The VdS, a German certification body, has developed a demanding test procedure for video-based fire detection software e.g. as the new Bosch Aviotec, incorporating the established VdS 2203 guidelines.

 
 
 

Best-of-Breed in Fire Detection

In August 2017 Charles Lombard has taken over the role as the new Managing Director of Apollo Fire ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

News

 

Reducing false alarms with Deep Learning

 

The Deep Learning phenomenon continues to excite the IT world, with computing power now at the level where it can be properly used in practical applications. Hikvision has been at the forefront of applying the technology in the ...

 
 
 

Light + Building 2018: focus on safety and security technology

‘Connected – Secure – Convenient’ is the motto of Light + Building, which ...

 
 
 

Security Essen 2018 Focuses on Digitalization and Networking

This year's edition of the global fair for civil security will focus on innovative, digital ...

 
 
 

IoT expert to head up Bosch Building Technologies

Effective July 1, 2018, the IoT specialist Dr. Tanja Rückert will be joining the Bosch Group. ...

 
 
 

Vivotek and Trend Micro Announce Strategic Partnership in Cybersecurity

Vivotek and Trend Micro a strategic partnership to offer cutting-edge cyber-defense solutions. With ...

 
 
 

Optex integration to Genetec Security Center

Laser scanning technology from Optex, can now be integrated with the Genetec Restricted Security ...

 
 
 

Artificial Intelligence Roadshow through Europe

Hikvision will be touring Europe with its new artificial intelligence (AI) experience from February ...

 
 
 

Wavestore appoints new Sales Director

Wavestore has appointed Simon Shawley as its new Sales Director to oversee the company’s ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Products

 

Metal Mesh Specialist Expands Physical Security Range

 

The Expanded Metal Company has bolstered its offering to the physical and perimeter security sector with the introduction of a new high security gate solution. The company has launched a new SR2 Gate system, which forms part of its ExMesh ...

 
 
 

Hikvision Expands Support for Thermal and Speed Dome Cameras in Milestone XProtect

Hikvision announces a new plug-in for its thermal and speed dome cameras as a result of continuing ...

 
 
 

New Rubber Barrier and Steel Fence HVM System

Two pioneers of perimeter protection have joined forces to launch the latest in mobile hostile ...

 
 
 

Dahua H.265 XVR: Stronger Performance, Better Compatibility and Lower Costs

Combining cutting-edge H.265 video compression with unique HDCVI technology, Dahua ...

 
 
 

Hochiki Europe showcases intelligent life safety solutions at Light + Building

Hochiki Europe is exhibiting a range of intelligent emergency lighting products on Stand A85 in ...

 
 
 

Assa Abloy: Easy-to-integrate Wireless Access Control

The new Aperio H100 packs the power and flexibility of wireless access control into one slim door ...

 
 
 

TeleEye Starlight MP2300 Series IP Cameras Meet the Budget of SME

TeleEye is pleased to announce the introduction of the new MP2300 Series starlight network camera ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Whitepaper

 

Latitude VMS for the Safety of Patients and Staff

 

As one of the world's leading children's hospitals, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was faced with an outdated, legacy CCTV system, requiring an upgrade to IP-based cameras in a challenging and busy 24/7 environment. In order ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Webcasts

 

Bosch Connected World 2018: Event Review

 

At the Bosch ConnectedWorld forum for the IoT industry in Berlin, more than 70 exhibitors demonstrated what is already possible with the internet of things, and how it will improve people’s everyday lives in the future. GIT SECURITY ...

 
 
 

Synergis IP Access Control System by Genetec

The Synergis IP access control system (ACS) heightens the security of your organization and ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Events

 

Light & Building 2018

Date:
Mar. 18 - Mar. 23, 2018
Place:
Frankfurt, Germany
Website:
http://light-building.messefrankfurt.com
 
 
 

Securex 2018 in Poznan

Date:
Apr. 23 - Apr. 26, 2018
Place:
Poznan, Poland
Website:
http://www.securex.pl
 
 
 

IFSEC 2019

Date:
Jun. 18 - Jun. 20, 2019
Place:
ExCeL Centre in London, UK
Website:
https://www.ifsec.events
 
 
 

SECURITY Essen 2020

Date:
Sep. 22 - Sep. 25, 2020
Place:
Essen, Germany
Website:
https://www.security-essen.de
 
 
 
 
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