COVID-19 Update

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Going Back to Work—or Anywhere—Could Soon Come with a Price: Privacy

Temperature scans and social distance monitoring means we’re going to be watched by technology more than ever in a whole new way.

Solutionz, Inc., Launches SecureAV Cybersecurity Service for AV Environments

SecureAV ‘addresses vulnerabilities inherent to AV equipment and the increase of sophisticated automated hacking across the IoT environment.’

The Long-Term Benefits for AV—No, Really—of the Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak

Building a generation of work-from-home experts and an increased focused on network security will be long-term positive outcomes of the global pandemic.

Inspired Technology, Boys & Girls Club MetroWest

Massachusetts Nonprofit for Children Outfitted with New Security, Audio Systems Courtesy of Inspired Technology and Communications

Inspired Technology and Communications outfits Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest with new security, audio systems to help improve efficiencies.

ISC West

Reed Exhibitions Postpones ISC West Until July Over Coronavirus Concerns

Rising concerns over coronavirus outbreaks led postponement of ISC West, with Reed highlighting need to ‘prioritize health and safety of everyone involved.’

UCLA Facial Recognition

UCLA Nixes Campus Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

A group ran over 400 pictures of UCLA athletes and staff through facial recognition software and found 58 were incorrectly matched with database mugshots.

Smart City

Global Smart City Spending to Hit $124B in 2020

Global spending on smart city initiatives will total $124 billion this year. That’s good for an 18.9% increase over 2019. Should AV integrators take note?

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NSCA Winter 2019 Electronic Systems Outlook Shows Flat Construction Spending

NSCA and FMI Electronic Systems Outlook shows flat construction growth but corporate, lodging and government sectors remain relatively strong.

Facial Recognition investing

Be Wary Of Investing Too Heavily In Facial Recognition

Recent legislative bans and criticisms of facial recognition technology should give integrators pause when they consider offering it to customers.

Iran, Iran cyber threat, Iran cyberattack

Homeland Security Warns U.S. Officials About Potential Iranian Cyberattack

No credible threats of Iran cybersecurity breach in DHS bulletin, but possibility exists in the wake of U.S. airstrike that killed Iran Gen. Soleimani.

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