Police’s facial recognition technology only accurate three quarters of the time

A police force’s use of facial recognition technology requires “considerable investment” to deliver consistent results, a study has concluded. Crashing computer systems and poor quality images are among the challenges South Wales Police officers have faced since rolling out the technology. The force first deployed automated facial recognition (AFR) at the 2017 Champions League final and…
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Can smart home security measures prevent burglaries? Ring claims 100 arrests from video doorbell

In a smart move designed to promote its video doorbell system, smart home security company Ring has just released video footage captured by its device of burglars caught in the act. Using footage from Ring video doorbells as criminal evidence, it claims that police have made approximately 100 arrests in the past year. Suffolk Police…

Samsung report warns businesses to ‘wake up’ to digital technology

A new report commissioned by Samsung which examines the impact that changes in society and technology will have upon the future of the workplace, warns that businesses have three years to embrace digital technologies or risk getting left behind. The report claims that businesses must adjust to the fast changing digital landscape in which a…

Hi tech solutions to protect your stuff. More smart padlocks on the way, including IoT Mobilock

The Mobilock is billed as the world's first smart padlock with IoT connectivity Seems like smart security is one of the fastest growing tech sectors at the moment. Rather than using a key or an easily hackable combination lock to protect your valuables, several manufacturers are introducing smart padlocks which use…