This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the first commercial contactless biometric payment card, prisons as smart buildings, cameras in vehicle market and more…
First commercial contactless biometric payment card
“We now have extensive agreements in place with some of the world’s leading card manufacturers, paving the way for commercial deployment with banks over the course of 2018.” Zwipe’s card manufacturing partners represent over 40% of the global smart card market, per volume shipped per the Nilson Report. Zwipe has entered into seven new agreements with both card manufacturers and payments ecosystem partners with a focus on meeting escalating commercial demand for biometric smartcard solutions.
(Security World Market, 05/10/2017)
Prisons = smart building?
Smart technologies can help buildings cut energy costs, increase their value and help them be better at whatever they are trying to do. “A smart corrections facility creates a performance infrastructure that embraces emerging technologies to enable a safer environment for corrections officers and inmates. These emerging technologies include improvements to perimeter lighting and fencing and the ability to intercept illegal mobile phone calls and drone activity, deterring criminal activities directed from within a corrections facility”.
Cameras in vehicles market
According to the latest research by IHS Markit, combining high-definition cameras and displays in place of – or to complement – traditional mirror designs offers a compelling case for automakers to improve on fuel efficiency and battery range, while increasing visibility and safety with high-value technology-driven content. The new analysis shows that rear-view and side-view mirrors on new vehicles will begin to see major changes over the next decade. A substantially wider field of vision also contributes to improved driver comfort and awareness.
(Security World Market, 05/10/2017)
20 million new cameras in China
China has installed more than 20 million cameras across the country as part of a new surveillance system. Dubbed the world’s “most advanced video surveillance system”, the cameras are reportedly part of China’s Sky Net operation, an effort to track down fugitives and criminals. The cameras will use artificial intelligence to identify pedestrians and motorists. The information will be shared with police if it matches descriptions of criminals.
Atkore is acquiring Calpipe Industries LLC
Atkore International Group Inc. has just announced that its acquisition of Calpipe Industries, LLC., a market leader for electrical conduit systems for corrosive environments and security bollards for high security, access control and architectural environments. “We’re excited to have Calpipe join the Atkore family and provide enhancements to our product portfolio with stainless steel and PVC coated conduit systems that provide superior corrosion protection”
(Business Wire, 02/10/2017)
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