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July Marketplace 2021

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July/August 2021 Marketplace

johnson-controls.pngAccess Control

Johnson Controls introduced the Tyco Illustra Insight, a facial recognition camera that allows authorized personnel to pass through an access control point without disrupting the flow of people. It does not require physical contact with a credential reader or keypad. Powered by artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms, the camera leverages access control management software to simultaneously recognize multiple people. Integrated LEDs and audible messaging inform people whether they are authorized to enter an area.

flir-systems.pngTemperature Screening

FLIR Systems announced the FLIR Elara FR-345-EST, a fixed-mount radiometric thermal security camera that measures elevated skin temperature without contact or the need for a reference temperature source. Applicable for high-traffic airports, stadiums, commercial buildings, and manufacturing facilities, the camera automatically focuses on the body part that most closely correlates to core body temperature, accurate within 0.5 degrees Celsius, while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Whether used as a standalone system or integrated into a broader system, the camera’s improved AI capabilities mean a faster assessment time, with an average of one second per person.

aiphone.pngGuard Station

Aiphone introduced the new IXG-MK IP Video Guard Station for screening visitors and improving security measures for multitenant and commercial spaces. The solution allows visitors to call a building’s concierge, receptionist, or security guard directly from an entrance. Once safe intent is determined, calls can be transferred to the appropriate unit or the door can be unlocked for deliveries. A seven-inch touchscreen allows for clear video, and the station enables communication between guard stations, call recording, and call forwarding to tenants. The IXG-MK can have up to 9,999 units in its address book and maintains a history of calls received.


Body Cameras

Panasonic I-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation introduced the BWC4000, a body-worn camera that offers law enforcement a solution with a 12-hour field-swappable battery. Other features include the ability to tag videos with metadata with a user-friendly LCD menu; MP4 file recording; H.264/H.265 video compression to maximize recording capacity; and 1080p, 720p, or 360p HD resolution in either a 16:9 or 4:3 ratio. Able to be used even in harsh conditions, the BWC4000 was built to meet MIL-STD 810H military testing standard with an IP67 weather-resistant rating. The new camera also offers built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.


Facial Recognition

SAFR from RealNetworks, Inc., announced improved face detection and recognition accuracy for both masked and unmasked faces with the release of SAFR 3.0. The latest version introduces a new default high sensitivity face detector, which boasts a 95.1 percent detection rate and 98.85 percent recognition accuracy rate for faces covered by PPE face masks—including non-surgical fabric masks of varying patterns—in surveillance-style videos of faces in motion. Detection efficiency was also improved when multiple faces are simultaneously in the field of view to ensure detection and recognition speeds remain high.