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Biometric integrations with new networking and imaging tech on display at GSX 2019



Biometrics and other security professionals from around the world have gathered at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 event, hosted by security management and technology professional association ASIS International.

Some 20,000 participants and 550 technology and solutions providers from 132 nations are attending the event, and retired 4-Star General and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday.

HID exhibits ultra-wideband and biometric technology

HID Global is presenting a range of products, including its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology, HID Mobile Access and credential technology Seos at GSX. HID is part of the FiRa Consortium, which was recently launched to grow the UWB ecosystem.

The company is also demonstrating its iCLASS SE RB25F fingerprint reader for physical access control, which was released earlier this year, and the new integration of HID SAFE Enterprise with HID FARGO Connect, which deliver on-boarding and credential issuance to the centralized identity management platform.

Dahua biometric cameras on display

Several cameras with biometric facial recognition and enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE) or low-light technology are being shown by Dahua Technology.

Two new 4MP ePoE Network cameras with the company’s Analytics+ software are on display at GSX, featuring deep learning algorithms for facial recognition, facial blurring for privacy protection, facial attributes, perimeter protection and people counting, according to a company announcement. Dahua is also demonstrating its HDCVI Night Color and Starlight+, as well as three new Wi-Fi products: a two-way talk doorbell with PIR detection, a 1080p floodlight camera for motion-activated lighting, and a 1080p active alarm camera with two-way talk.

“As we continue to invest in the North American market, we are looking at GSX as an opportunity to connect with our customers in person and share our latest innovations with them,” says Dahua USA Genreal Manager Tim Wang. “We strive to keep our customers competitive and up-to-date on market trends.”

Dahua is also previewing two new IP panoramic cameras at the show.

Boon Edam integrates biometrics to stop tailgating

In addition to being the turnstile sponsor for GSX, Boon Edam has a series of integrated physical access control technologies for tailgating mitigation on display at the show.

The Lifeline Speedlane Swing Optical Turnstile with Idemia’s MorphoWave touchless fingerprint technology for high throughput and the new Lifeline Boost Access Control Pedestal, featuring an Essex credential reader and support for HID’s Mobile Access solutions complements the Lifeline turnstile series, according to the announcement. The company is also showing off its Tourlock 180+90 Security Revolving Door, Circlelock Mantrap Portal, and BoonConnect Software.

Hanwha launches new facial recognition cameras

Video surveillance company Hanwha Techwin America has announced a new line of artificial intelligence-powered cameras at GSX 2019, featuring facial and license plate recognition and other video analytics capabilities.

The company is offering the PNO-A9081 series and PNO-A8081 cameras for 4K and 5MP resolution, respectively, and both come with 2.2x zoom and motorized varifocal lenses. The new AI algorithms implemented in the cameras can support advanced rules for car and people movement within the same image, the company says.

“When speaking to end users about analytics, many still don’t take full advantage of them,” says Ray Cooke, vice president of products, solutions and integrations at Hanwha Techwin America. “Often, this is because of the false-positives with previous generation technology, or previous generation alerts not being selective enough for what they need to know from their cameras. With deep learning and neural networks, we have achieved a new level enhanced analytics and data gathering.”

CNL and Cepton partner

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software provider CNL Software has announced a partnership with 3D sensing solutions developer Cepton Technologies at GSX 2019. The companies will work together on automated real-time threat detection, tracking, and escalation using PSIM, LiDAR and video assessment technologies, according to the announcement.

The collaboration will leverage Cepton Technologies’ Helius system, a smart lidar network that uses edge computing for detection, tracking, and classification in real-time. It controls networks of laser-powered sensors for high resolution object imaging, with integrating software enabling browser-based monitoring and configuration without additional software installations.

“CNL Software is committed to working with new and innovative technologies that will give our customers improved security and greater efficiency. Cepton’s lidar sensor technology brings the technological leaps that have taken place in autonomous vehicles to the security industry, especially in the government and critical infrastructure markets where we are experiencing growing demand for the integration of multiple different security system and sensor technologies,” comments CNL Software CEO Keith Bloodworth. “When integrated with IPSecurityCenter, Helius further enhances the industry’s most comprehensive PSIM system solution, providing users with access to more of the tools they need to quickly see, understand, assess and properly resolve perimeter security and surveillance incidents, consistently.”

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