Marketplace: Self-Service Kiosks, ONVIF Add-On, Security Scanners, and More
What security solutions entered the market recently? Security Management collected a selection of new or updated solutions that you should be aware of.
Self-Service Access Kiosk
A new collaboration between HID and Olea Kiosks integrated HID’s U.ARE.U Camera Identification System with facial recognition technology into the Olea HYPERMODULAR Kiosk to address a rising demand for flexible, customizable ID authentication and verification across vertical settings. Facial recognition-based access enables on-the-spot verification, reduces wait times, minimizes shared touchpoints and related health risks, and reduces the need for dedicated staff who would check IDs. The modular kiosk design can also accommodate fingerprint readers, barcode scanners, ticket and ID document readers, RFID readers, card printers, and other HID offerings. Learn more at www.hidglobal.com or www.olea.com.
ONVIF Profile Add-On
ONVIF announced a TLS Configuration Add-on to increase the security of communications between physical security devices and software clients. The add-on—which is not a full new ONVIF profile but a complementary specification to address a specific use case or end user need—supports the configuration for Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption, enabling a conformant video management system to initially configure or update TLS settings in a conformant device like a camera to support encrypted communication between the device and client, boosting cybersecurity and resilience. Learn more at www.onvif.org.
Walk-Through Security Scanner
Rohde & Schwarz’s QPS Walk2000 walk-through scanner was developed to address high-volume security screening in a range of applications that require rapid and accurate screening for metallic and non-metallic threats, contraband, explosives, drugs, ceramic guns, blades, and other prohibited items. The system offers a simple user interface and does not require the removal of jackets, belts, shoes, or most clothing items that would slow the screening process, making it effective for employee screening and surges in traffic. In December, the company announced that Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida contracted to procure and deploy up to eight of the scanners to screen employees entering the secure area of the airport. Learn more at www.rodhe-schwarz.com.
Network Video Recorders
March Networks launched its Essential Line Network Video Recorders (NVRs) in January 2024. The new series of recorders is tailored for multi-site businesses requiring up to 16 cameras per location, and both models (EL08 and EL16) come fully licensed for all channels. The cost-effective NVRs are compatible with March Networks’ Command Enterprise VMS software and are integrated with Searchlight Cloud for central management and data analytics. They can run either as part of a cloud-managed video surveillance system or a traditional on-premise model. Learn more at www.marchnetworks.com.
Vape Detection and Alert System
The completely redesigned FlySense FS300 system from Soter Technologies is meant to help school administrators reduce vaping and deter bullying. The IoT device was built on a scalable platform to allow for a slimmer design, the addition of multiple sensors (including light, room occupancy, and enhanced vape/air quality sensors, and alert protocols), a new solid-state drive and operating system, a redesigned backend, and security upgrades. Enhanced algorithms can now detect flavored, THC, and nicotine vape. Learn more at www.sotertechnologies.com.
Unified Security Platform
Version 5.12 of Genetec’s Security Center unified security platform now takes a continuous delivery approach, ensuring customers can stay up to date with the platform’s latest features and security updates with less disruption. The new version also brings mapping enhancements, including a new map widget for dashboards and improved zoom behavior, providing a smoother experience for operations especially in large deployments. Learn more at www.genetec.com.
Over-the-Door Connected Security Camera
Iris ID Systems, Inc., announced that its new remo+ DoorCam 3+ LTE over-the-door connected smart security camera is available with AT&T reliable and secure connectivity, enabling it to function like a cell phone with affordable storage data plans. This coverage enables customers in more places to leverage the system, so if Wi-Fi goes down or is unreliable, cellular service kicks in to provide uninterrupted access to security and video. The camera provides visibility and control over key entry points, and it offers remote monitoring, motion detection, recorded footage for evidence, and intruder deterrence. Learn more at www.remoplus.co.
Push-to-Talk Accessory Line
PRYME Radio launched a new line of enhanced push-to-talk (PTT) accessories for two-way radios and cellular devices, including a heavy-duty wireless PTT button, waterproof/dustproof amplified remote speaker microphone, smart PTT switch, and desktop microphone for dispatch consoles. The Storm Trooper SPM-4200 Series Amplified Remote Speaker Mic (pictured) is available with USBC or Lightning connectors, and it is compatible with leading PTT over cellular applications, transforming cell phones and tablets into two-way radio communication tools. Learn more at www.pryme.com.
Fire and Life Safety System Management
KES Mobile from Kidde Commercial is a cloud-based service productivity tool that grants service providers access to real-time data, allowing them to optimize the management of individual systems, sites, and site groups to make more informed decisions and optimize resources. The system provides live system monitoring, streamlined troubleshooting through remote diagnostics, real-time reporting, and access to a comprehensive panel history for compliance reporting. Learn more at www.kidde-esfire.com.
Two new lower-cost single-channel 4K60 AVC/HEVC encoders from Matrox Video offer low-latency, high-quality, low-bitrate encoding of single high-resolution HDMI sources for audio and video streaming, contribution, and collaboration. The models in the Maevex 7100 series are designed for low-bandwidth applications requiring high levels of compression, and they support give streaming protocols—RTSP, MPEG2-TS, RTP, SRT, and RTMP. Learn more at video.matrox.com.
The DBolt Touch smart deadbolt from SALTO offers a retrofit and smart locking solution for upgrading mechanical deadbolt locks in multifamily residential applications. Secure smart keypad access supports a wide range of access control methods for keyless entry while also supporting smart RFID key cards. The deadbolt also enables mobile access use via SALTO’s JustIN Mobile digital key solution. Learn more at www.saltosystems.com.