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Australian Senate Inquiry Hears Smoke Alarm Practise Inadequate

An Australian Senate inquiry into smoke alarms has heard from fire services around Australia, who say current smoke alarm practice is inadequate and residents have a false sense of security, particularly when it comes to use of ionisation smoke sensors. Recommendations from fire services include that photoelectric smoke alarms be hardwired to power, as well as…

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Protect your contactless credit and debit cards.

Following its 2015 debut, Armourcard was demonstrated at CES for the first time. The wallet-sized device aims to protect your contactless credit and debit cards, smartphones, and passports from skimmers by using micro-jamming technology. The Australian company says its technology can prevent attackers from drive-by-scanning, which can be used to clone cards and steal bank…

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QKey

Qkey aims to revolutionize how we pay for things online. After chip-and-PIN finally made it to the US, it has yet to make it to the desktop. That’s where tech firm uQontrol wants to step in. The Qkey plugs in like a USB stick, turning your computer into a payment terminal. The device promises to…

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Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlock

This Bluetooth-enabled outdoor padlock doesn’t need a set of keys to unlock. The lock works by detecting an approved Bluetooth phone with the company’s app. That makes it easier and more convenient to unlock, but it’s not the only way in. The padlock also comes with a directional touch-pad for manual unlocking — in case…

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Retina scanning for everyone

Wink, and you’re in. That’s the hope of one firm that builds iris-recognition technology, EyeLock, whose newest iris module can be embedded in almost anything. The company demonstrated at CES how an eye-scan can unlock anything — including devices and computers, as well as authenticate payments, and sign into ATMs.

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Sony Releases STARVIS Back-Illuminated CMOS CCTV Sensor

Sony’s STARVIS sensor technology increases the sensitivity of back-illuminated CMOS image sensors for security cameras. STARVIS increases the light utilization efficiency over a wide range of wavelengths, enhancing sensitivity not only in the visible light region but also the near infrared light region that is often used by security cameras. As a result, STARVIS achieves…

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24-7 Introduce LightSYS™ 2

The LightSYS™ 2 professional hybrid security system now offers even more! LightSYS™ 2 supports RISCO Group’s revolutionary live video verification solution, VUpoint, a cloud-based platform that utilizes IP Cameras to provide real-time video streaming in response to alarm triggers or on demand. LightSYS™ 2 with VUpoint offers an unrivalled and cutting edge security solution for…

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