This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the growth of global smart stadium market, how to pay more attention to safety in Intelligent Buildings, new smart camera technology developed & more…
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Smart stadium market is growing
According to the latest research by Marketsandmarkets, the global smart stadium market size is estimated to be worth $4.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $12.50 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22.1% during the forecast period. Such an impressive growth is mainly driven by the upcoming national and international sporting events, stringent security regulations by sports governing bodies, and increasing adoption of IoT technologies for efficient management of stadium infrastructure.
(Security World Market, 11/04/2018)
How to pay more attention to safety in Intelligent Buildings
Our new smarter world promises unprecedented efficiency, automation and control over our urban environment but is also fraught with risk. Researchers recently highlighted this fact by hacking two of the leading building networks with relative ease. They chose the KNX network of a Marriott hotel to validate the attack, and once they acquired access succeeded in controlling the lighting, air conditioning, curtains and other equipment in the target hotel room. “The responsibility and solution to the cyber security issues in our increasingly connected world go beyond cyber security professionals to developing a new culture of security across society”.
New smart camera technology developed by a university
Light Invariant Video Imaging (LIVI) software technology, developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, will significantly improve picture clarity in sub-optimal lighting and enhance object recognition. It eliminates the effects of background or dynamic lighting conditions, thereby delivering shadow-free images with constant colour output and improved contrast. The new software will enhance many smart camera applications, including facial recognition for security and augmented reality.
(Security World Market, 09/04/2018)
Project Servator is now covering London
The UK policing tactic used to deter, detect and disrupt terrorism and other crime, called Project Servator, began officially operating across London on Thursday, April 5. Project Servator sees the deployment of both highly visible and covert police officers, supported by other resources such as dogs, Mounted Branch, firearms officers, vehicle checkpoints, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and CCTV. The tactics used have been developed and tested at the UK official Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) with the City of London Police.
(Professional Security Magazine, 06/04/2018)
Analysis of GDPR and cyber security
“We are seeing a lot more attacks and hacking attempts so I think the security industry now has to be more serious about what is happening and I think they understand there is an educational piece to this as well.” Memoori’s market analysts says security has a huge part in smart buildings where IoT devices can collect and analyse data to create buildings that have more beneficial effects for the people using them.
(Security World Market, 12/04/2018)
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