July 7, 2020 Edition

Q&A: Covid-19, Masks And Their Impact On Facial Recognition Technology

The discussion around masks and how they impact facial recognition technology has ramped up in recent weeks.

As anyone who has been out in a public space has seen, masks are now almost everywhere – and they likely will be for many more months to come. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing masks or other facing coverings to stem the spread of Covid-19.

But masks pose a challenge for facial recognition technology, which is increasingly used for public safety and security in many public spaces, and this development is forcing facial recognition developers to adapt with updates to solutions and new algorithms to adjust to widespread mask use...

Report: Asia-Pacific Region Poised To Outpace Others In Smart Home Growth

The Asia-Pacific smart home installed base will grow from 66 million in 2020 to 316 million (a 30 percent CAGR) between 2020 and 2026, according to figures from ABI Research. In the same period, the smart home installed base in the United States will grow 3.6 percent. The research is part of the firm’s The Emerging Influence of Asia-Pacific Smart Home application analysis report...

DOD Seeks Vendor Input For Comply-To-Connect

The Department of Defense is continuing to develop its Comply-to-Connect (C2C) platform by issuing a Request for Information to vendors interested in the program. Launched in 2013, the C2C is a comprehensive cybersecurity framework of tools and technologies designed to increase cybersecurity across DoD’s current and emerging....


Solutions For The New Normal That Support Tomorrow" Webinar

ISC News and Axis Communications hosted a webinar discussing technology solutions which can help the world today. The panel of experts talked about video surveillance for temporary structures and new operational challenges. As healthcare systems around the world struggled to keep pace with the rapidly growing number of patients, Axis Communications was contacted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help. Hospitals were getting crowded. Provisional hospitals, tents, convention centers and even parks are taking on the overflow. This is where deployable video surveillance and audio solutions are invaluable... Read More.
Be on the lookout next week for more details on the next ISC News Webinar – featuring James A. Gagliano, law enforcement analyst and policing methodology expert.