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22nd May 2019 Issue no. 458
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With the ever-growing demand for reliable people to fit traditional security products and, increasingly, smartware, ERA identified the importance of installers and wanted to commit to a meaningful business relationship supporting their work.
Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so. The emerging technology will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, such as the city's transport authority, or law enforcement.
Additionally, any plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology must now be approved by city administrators. Opponents of the measure said it will put people's safety at risk and hinder efforts to fight crime.Full Story
Vanderbilt, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, announced today that they will jointly attend this year's IFSEC International with sister-company ComNet. The 2019 tradeshow takes place between June 18-20, at ExCeL London.
In addition to their flagship products and prominence in open platforms and integrations, both companies, under the ACRE banner, will also highlight their ability to aid customers in every step of their security journey.
Answer the doorbell with your smartphone from anywhere; you can ask the delivery man to hide a package or leave with a neighbour.
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Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed, according to BBC reports.
WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a "select number" of users and was orchestrated by "an advanced cyber-actor." A fix was rolled out and WhatsApp urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution.
The way people access buildings has changed drastically over the years. Only a few years ago, simply having a key which fitted the corresponding lock used to do the trick. To enhance security and ensure only authorised people could access the building, this simple key system quickly evolved into a photo-badge method checked by a security officer for entry.
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New research has found that 40% of homeowners in Britain have some form of security camera on their property, primarily to deter potential thieves, use as evidence in case of a crime and monitor who is coming and going.