NEC National Security Systems (NEC NSS), a leading provider of biometric identity and artificial intelligence (AI) technology for federal government agencies in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and homeland security, is pleased to announce it has received Three Nominations for the companies innovative and extraordinary product offerings in the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
NEC NSS, a Multiple Homeland Security Award Winner in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, has been recognized for the last Five Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs, respectively.
NEC NSS deploys groundbreaking solutions for government use, including end-to-end systems for access control and security, Next Gen identity verification, scene processing, advanced analytics, and intrusion detection.
The NEC NSS Intelligent Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (IPIDS) combines NEC’s global expertise in transoceanic fiber cable with advances in machine learning-based artificial intelligence to create a cutting-edge perimeter security system.
IPIDS can detect physical intrusions and disturbances above ground, underground, and underwater. The optical fibers are connected to a centrally located interrogator, which sends and receives light to the optical fiber.
Physical intrusions like fence climbing or digging create vibrations, which the interrogator interprets as changes in light. Then, the machine learning-based AI classifies and locates the physical intrusion and sends an alert to our customizable graphical user interface.
The machine learning-based AI can differentiate between anomalies like digging, fencing climbing, fence cutting, human walking or running, vehicles moving, and low-flying aircraft.
It can also pinpoint where the anomaly occurs within 1 m (3 ft). The tuning of these alerts creates a highly accurate alerting system with a low nuisance alarm rate.
In addition to accuracy, NSS IPIDS offers a reliable perimeter security system with a low cost of ownership.
IPIDS performance is invariant to seasons and remains consistent in various field conditions, including strong wind, heavy rain and snow, dense fog, and lighting and explosive atmospheres.
This durability provides a significant reduction in maintenance costs.
Additionally, IPIDS is immune to electromagnetic interference and requires no electrical power in the field, making it ideal for monitoring both near and remote areas.
One interrogator can detect anomalies along up to 160 km (100 mi) of optical fiber, contributing to low equipment and installation costs.
Overall, NEC’s Intelligent Perimeter Intrusion Detection System provides the best accuracy, the highest probability of detection, and the lowest nuisance alarm rate over the longest distances of any perimeter security solution to date.
This system combines NEC’s number-one-ranked face recognition technology with its number-one-ranked iris recognition technology to create a highly accurate (false acceptance rate of 1 in 10 billion) identity verification system.
(NEC has been awarded as the market leader again in the Frost Radar: Biometric Authentication Solutions 2022 by Frost and Sullivan. Hear from Masato Yoshikawa, the senior director of the Biometrics and Visual AI Platform Department for NEC, about how NEC has expanded its capability, use cases, and thought leadership to push the industry forward as the leader. Courtesy of NEC Corporation and YouTube.)
In addition to high accuracy, the NEC Face/Iris Capture system quickly authenticates registered users by simply standing in front of the terminal.
Even under conditions where individuals may be wearing masks, goggles, or gloves, the NEC Face/Iris Capture is capable of maintaining its high accuracy, ensuring convenience to the user without compromising security.
The NEC Face/Iris Capture system can be integrated into various access control and payment systems as an added layer of security without disturbing existing workflows.
Main features of the new NEC Face/Iris Capture solution include the following:
1. Highly accurate certification with a false acceptance rate of one in 10 billion
By combining the world’s No.1 face recognition technology with the world’s No.1 iris recognition technology, NEC has achieved a high authentication accuracy with a false acceptance rate of one in 10 billion.
In addition to strict access control in critical facilities and high-security areas where passwords are required, it can be applied to a wide range of usage scenes where it is difficult to introduce biometric authentication alone, such as payments used by large numbers of people.
2. Fast and convenient multimodal biometric authentication
Acquiring both face information and iris information at the same time enables speedy multimodal biometric authentication.
To accurately capture iris information, which has been difficult to acquire in the past, the camera automatically changes positions according to the user’s height, and the iris position can be identified accurately and quickly by using face detection.
As a result, users can be quickly authenticated just by standing in front of a terminal.
The solution is also capable of contactless authentication when individuals wear masks, goggles, sunglasses, hats, and gloves or when both hands are occupied by luggage.
3. Smooth deployment and reduced operational workload
The NEC Face/Iris Capture solution can be implemented smoothly because it does not require complicated design, such as parameter settings and optimization verification of the imaging environment unique to biometric authentication.
Also, because it supports REST API, it can easily link with various systems, such as access control, reducing the installation cost and time required.
In addition, this solution can reduce the workload of system administrators by introducing it in cases where multiple authentication methods are required, such as cards and PIN codes. This solution’s biometric authentication enables a shared ID to accelerate seamless collaboration among numerous services and contributes to creating new customer experiences and services.
Potential applications of the NEC Face/Iris Capture solution include identity verification at large-scale sporting events, immigration services, etc.
Also, high-security access control facilities such as research laboratories, areas dealing with sensitive matters, important government facilities, data centers, etc.
Additionally, access control facilities that require the use of masks, hats, and gloves, such as food factories with dress restrictions, clean rooms in factories, medical sites, etc.
NEC Face/Iris Capture would also be ideal for quick, hands-free store payments and identity verification for ATM transactions.
NEC’s Gateless Entry solution combines the global No. 1 face algorithm with proprietary person re-identification technology to allow fast and reliable entry control ‘at speed’ for groups of people.
NEC’s Gateless Entry technology provides for accurate matching, even if people are facing away from the camera or their bodies are occluded.
(Learn how a Digital ID-based (DID-based) Visitor Management solution improves the visitor experience by reducing wait times and streamlining check-in. Visitors can use existing digital identity credentials (e.g., mobile phone or government-issued ID) for quick registration and facility access. Real-time updates on visitor location and status can enhance communication and coordination. Austin Park, the Director of Technical Solutions and Software Development for NEC NSS, explains how this cost-effective and scalable solution automates registration, provides easy access to visitor data, and generates reports and analytics, reducing staff workload and improving efficiency. It is a game-changer for enhancing security, streamlining management, and improving the overall visitor experience for government agencies and organizations. Courtesy of NEC America and YouTube.)
NEC’s Gateless Entry innovation allows for the removal of traditional or guarded security gates, reducing bottlenecks and wait times without affecting the security of a site or event.
NEC’s Gateless Entry allows many people to be authenticated simultaneously, smoothly, without stopping. If a person whose face image has not been registered in advance enters the area, an alert can be displayed above their head or on a security monitor nearby.
U.S. Government agencies trust NEC NSS technology to identify threats, secure access to restricted sites, and recognize suspicious patterns in data.
NSS‘ integrated hardware and software solutions support some of the U.S. government’s most critical missions, including those of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State (DOS), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).
NEC NSS is a subsidiary of NEC Corporation of America. NEC Corporation invests an estimated $1.01 billion annually in R&D, holds 47,000 patents, and has more than 110,000 employees in 160+ countries.
NEC NSS operates under a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the US Government as a FOCI-mitigated entity, free of foreign ownership, control, and influence. It provides full-service solutions for large agencies using the intellectual property and resources of the global NEC brand.
NEC Corporation is a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $27 billion in revenues.
To learn more, please visit www.necnss.com.
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Eighth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
AST is pleased to announce that the 45th Police Commissioner for the City of New York, Keechant L. Sewell has agreed to participate in the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon as a guest speaker.
Please join AST in Welcoming Former Commissioner Sewell to the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony Luncheon on Thursday, November 16, 2023 in New York City.
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The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will highlight the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2023 and the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. Because #MentorshipMatters.
So be on the lookout for exciting upcoming announcements of Speakers, Presenters, Book Signing Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon on Thursday, November 16, 2023 in New York City at ISC East!
(See some highlights of the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in New York City during ISC East at the Javits Center. Courtesy of AST and YouTube.)
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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Homeland Security remains at the forefront of our national conversation as we experience an immigration crisis along our southern border and crime rates that are dramatically higher than before the Pandemic across the United States.
These challenges have become a national priority with an influx of investments in innovative new technologies and systems.
Enter American Security Today, the #1 publication and media platform in the Government Security and Homeland Security fields, with a circulation of over 75,000 readers and many tens of thousands more who visit our AST website at www.americansecuritytoday.com each month.
The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony Luncheon Banquet, an exclusive, full-course plated meal event in the heart of New York City.
The 2022 exclusive sold-out ‘ASTORS’ luncheon featured representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders who came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come.
Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.
The keynote address was provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, who described the changes to CBP through the tragedy of 9/11 and the relentless commitment to its mission and ongoing investment in the latest technologies and innovations to protect our borders and Homeland.
The resounding theme of the DEAC’s remarks was her pride in the women and men of the CBP and their families who support them.
AST was also joined by Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton, who spoke about his love for the City of New York, the Profession of law enforcement to which he has dedicated his life, and for which he continues to drive thought leadership and innovation.
New York City Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, came out to address Luncheon attendees and shared some of his experiences and the changes in policing he’s witnessed over his more than three decades of service.
FDNY Chief Joseph Jardin honored the men and women of the FDNY, not only those who currently serve but all of those who have selflessly served, with special recognition of those lost on 9/11.
Chief Jardin spoke about the continuing health battle of many following 9/11 with cancer and respiratory disease, yet now knowing the full consequences, would not have made a different decision to respond.
As Chief Jardin noted, mission-driven service is the lifeblood of every firefighter, volunteer, and sworn member, and has been so throughout the history of the Fire Service.
Former head of the FBI’s active shooter program, Katherine Schweit joined AST to sign complimentary copies of her book, ‘STOP THE KILLING: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis,’ thanks to the generosity of our 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Sponsors.
The 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by Platinum Event Sponsor: NEC National Security Systems (NSS)
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In 2022, AST was pleased to welcome the esteemed New York City Fire Department (FDNY), the New York City Police Department (NYPD), and the NYC Hospital Police, as well as Executive Management from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and many other DHS agencies, Federal law enforcement agencies, and private/public partnerships such as the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), the 30×30 Initiative, a coalition of professionals advancing the representation of women in policing; and Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) (rail safety advocates).
The prestigious Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
In 2022 over 240 distinguished guests representing Federal, State, and Local Governments and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields.
Each year, to keep our communities safe and secure, security dealers, installers, integrators, and consultants, along with corporate, government, and law enforcement/first responder practitioners, convene in New York City to network, learn and evaluate the latest technologies and solutions from premier exhibiting brands at ISC East, the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo (NDEM EXPO), and the ASIS NYC Expo.
ISC East is the Northeast’s leading security & public safety event, hosted in collaboration with sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC.
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their Legacy of Wins, include:
Advanced Detection Technologies, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Cellbusters, CornellCookson, CyberArk Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, High Rise Escape Systems, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Select Engineering Services LLC, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and West Virginia American Access Control Systems, just to name a few!
Why American Security Today?
The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old-school basics to what is Today – a fast-changing security landscape.
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government and firms allied to the government.
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‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’
AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, which is essential to meeting these new challenges.
Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
These experts are from Government at the federal, state, and local levels as well as from private firms allied to the government.
AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
To learn more, please see the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2022 ‘A Year in Review.’
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition reviews ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
The 2022 CHAMPIONS serves as your Go-To Source through the year for ‘The Best of 2022 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today – and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware, and Networking Security – to name a few), the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also features guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders and recognized firms in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
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