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26th August 2020 Issue no. 522
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Hanwha Techwin has launched AI deep learning based video analytics Social Distance Measuring application which, in a COVID-19 affected world, helps businesses to implement their social distancing policies.
Developed by A.I Tech, Hanwha Techwin's award winning technology partner, the server based Social Distance Measuring application is able to accurately measure the distance between people in a camera's field of view and will generate an alarm if social distancing rules are not being complied with. Users can also be alerted if the number of people within an area exceeds a specified threshold.
In today's landscape where reduced touch-points and low operating costs are nothing short of paramount, security expert Mul-T-Lock is offering a tailored access control solution to all hotel, holiday park and short-break property owners.
SMARTair is a modular and fully scalable access control system that offers an intelligent, yet simple, step up from keys. For hotels and home rental properties in particular, SMARTair will replace inconvenient keys with a wireless locking system operated by smartcards and even smartphones when used in conjunction with Mul-T-Lock's Openow app.
On the news that a cross-party group of more than 20 MPs has accused the UK's privacy watchdog of failing to hold the government to account for its failures in the NHS test-and-trace programme and are demanding the government change the programme, Toni Vitale, Head of Data Protection at JMW Solicitors LLP, says:
"The Department of Health conceded last month that its initiative to trace contacts of people infected with Covid-19 was launched without carrying out an assessment of its impact on privacy. The failure to carry out a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) means the NHS and the government is in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018. This type of audit is key for projects that process personal data, particularly sensitive data such as
While access control is a fundamental element of security in higher education, many aging access control systems urgently need to be upgraded, according to a survey of 1,800 higher education security and IT professionals. While organizations are ready to embrace new technology, they are looking to go "beyond the door" and integrate with other security and operations systems.
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