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DEC 2018

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briefs December 2018 S ec U r ITY SYST em S N e WS suppliers 20 OpenEye, Connected Technologies announce new integration MONUMENT, Colo., and LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—Connected Technologies LLC and OpenEye announced a new integration between OpenEye Web Services and Connect ONE. Connect ONE by Connected Technologies is a cloud-hosted inte- grated security management platform which provides a single user inter- face to control intrusion, access con- trol, critical environmental monitoring, energy management and video sur- veillance. OpenEye OWS is an online video management solution that com- bines the performance and reliability of local recording with the convenience and flexibility of the cloud. Now, the OpenEye NVR and the Connect ONE cloud platform are accessible directly through the OWS cloud. "We're excited to offer this capability to OpenEye and Connect ONE users," Rick Sheppard, chief executive officer of OpenEye, said in a prepared state- ment. "OpenEye is committed to offer- ing integrated solutions that add value and enhance functionality for our cus- tomers through strategic partnerships such as this one." The integration eliminates the need to connect to an IP address or open an inbound port on the end-user's net- work firewall, the announcement said. Once connected, Connect ONE users can retrieve and configure OpenEye cameras, view live video, record snap- shots upon an event from the Intrusion/ Access System for video verification or review a 10-second pre-event and up to 45-second post-event video clip. Another future feature release will include the ability to receive OpenEye NVR health status reporting as well as motion or input trigger events through Connect ONE. FLIR announces new Firefly camera family WILSONVILLE, Ore.—FLIR Systems announced the FLIR Firefly camera family, a deep learning inference- enabled machine vision camera. The FLIR Firefly, which integrates the Intel Movidius Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit, is designed for image analysis professionals using deep learning for more accurate decisions, and faster, easier system development, the company said. "Automated analysis of images cap- tured by machines is a key part of our day-to-day lives that few of us think about," James Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR, said in the announce- ment. "With the FLIR Firefly powered by Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU, we are enabling the designers of these sys- tems to leverage deep learning faster and at lower costs." Women in Security: Jessica Burton of Seagate ReconaSense opens new NYC office, demo center By SSN Staff TYSONS, Va.— announced a newly deployed Artificial Intelligence archi- tecture and video analytics service, a platform that can monitor video streams in real- time and alert property owners about important events, while ignoring routine movement. The new service is available now for residential and busi- ness subscribers. "'s AI architecture and video analytics program are defining the next gen- eration of smart home and business innovations," Dan Kerzner,'s chief product officer, said in the announcement. "We've been able to rapidly grow our data analytics program, thanks to the scale of our platform and the depth of our research and development efforts. Alarm. com's commitment to AI will enable our service provider partners to continue to deliver an unmatched smart home and business experience to millions of subscribers."'s video analytics engine is optimized to address a wide variety of smart security applications with cost-effective video cameras on the edge, the company said, noting, "Alarm. com's computer vision research team trained the AI engine with millions of frames of video donated from field-deployed cameras, and extensive feed- back from service provider partners and beta program participants.'s video analytics engine provides an intelligent new layer of security and awareness for home and business owners." Object classification and object tracking technology can distinguish between people, vehicles and animals, deter- mine an object's direction of movement, and measure the duration of activity. subscribers can selectively con- trol and manage notifications and assign virtual zones and multi-directional "tripwires" so they can monitor their properties for highly specific activity, including vehicles coming and going, lingering visitors, pet protection, auto- mated deterrence and vendor validation. SSN By SSN Staff A U S T I N , T e x a s — ReconaSense, a provider of intelligent security manage- ment systems, announced its expansion into New York City with a new office and demo center located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. President and CTO John Carter said the Manhattan office provides an ideal, centrally located demonstra- tion and solution center for collaboration between end- users, consultants, and sys- tem integrators, and helps t h e c o m p a n y t o " b e t t e r serve" its expanding cus- tomer base in the Northeast region. "After 30+ years of physi- cal security and artificial neural network experience, we decided to bring a much- needed brain to physical security systems," Carter said in the announcement. "ReconaSense fulfills our vision of converting the physical security industry from reactive to proactive, where tragic events can sometimes be preempted." To do this, he said, "You need a system with the deep intelligence to detect anoma- lies, then automate your desired responses via next- generation access control. Large customers are also extremely interested in final- ly having the ability to seam- lessly integrate data from the many security sensors and building systems. This is a significant breakthrough." R e c o n a S e n s e u s e s t h e c o m p a n y 's N A S A , a e ro - space and physical secu- rity experience to provide a n I n t e l l i g e n t S e c u r i t y Management System that "leverages A.I. to flip physi- cal security from a world of post-event forensics, to real-time prevention," the company said. ReconaSense offers various solutions including access control and AI platforms. R e c o n a S e n s e i s a s i s - ter company of Smarter Security, a provider of IP speedgates. SSN launches new video analytics By Paul Ragusa CUPERTINO, Calif.—Jessica Burton has more than 10 years of experience in IT storage, and is currently the global surveillance product marketing manager at Seagate Technology, where she has been for the past two years. Prior to her current position at Seagate, she was the worldwide product marketing manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, working on the storage, server and cloud portfolios. She also previously worked for HP as the global business planning and product manager. At Seagate, her responsibili- ties include everything from developing launch, training and awareness materials to helping support web design and messaging regarding trade shows, portfolio positioning and messaging. " B u t w h a t i s re a l l y f u n about my job is crafting use case studies with our sys- tems integrators and custom- ers who use our products in the field in their different environments, whether it be smart cities, healthcare, or banking," she said. "So, understanding how the data is flow- ing, how much they are using. With the industry growing so rapidly, I also work with our ecosystem partners to make sure we have close inte- grations with them. And then, finally, I talk with our systems integrators and customers, understanding their challenges and opportunities, and how we can make it easier on them, such as providing storage cal- culators on our websites and apps you can download onto your phone." While the security industry seems to be more male domi- nated, "the times are definitely changing," said Burton. "At Seagate, for example, we have a very diverse workforce with several women in upper man- agement and executive lead- ership roles. I know that is not the case with all technology companies but I do see a gradual move- ment to more women in leadership roles. Also, in going to trade shows, I am seeing more women at those as well." In regard to getting more women involved in security, Burton believes "it really starts with raising girls not feel- ing that they are stereotyped for certain roles or careers for their future," she said. "It really means getting girls involved in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] activities at an early age and encouraging learning and experimentation. From my experience, and I have several friends who are teachers, you are seeing STEM integration of curriculum starting even in daycare, which is really good to see and good for the next gen- eration." S h e c o n t i n u e d , " G i r l s s h o u l d b e guided with a more g r o w t h m i n d s e t and believing that intelligence can be developed over time through practice, failure, and learning, which is incredibly important to help them develop determi- nation to help them overcome those gender stereotypes and jump into more of these tech- nology roles." Jessica Burton Bu RTON see page 21

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