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Trends that will shape the security industry in 2022 - Help Net Security

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Entering 2022, the world continues to endure the pandemic. But the security industry has, no doubt, continued to shift, adapt, and develop in spite of things. Several trends have even accelerated. Beyond traditional "physical security," a host of frontiers like AI, cloud computing, IoT, and cybersecurity are being rapidly pioneered by entities big and small in our industry. By all appearances, the security industry is in a stage of redefining itself.


3 Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Buy Right Now

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Artificial intelligence (AI) services can help companies analyze data, optimize their businesses, craft targeted ad campaigns, and even pilot autonomous machines and vehicles. That ongoing shift could enable the global AI market to grow at a compound annual rate of 40.2% from 2021 to 2028, according to Grand View Research. But that secular trend can also be confusing, since too many companies rely on AI as a buzzword instead of a business model. So today, I'll simplify that search process for investors by highlighting three reliable tech companies that will likely benefit from the long-term growth of the AI market. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), the parent company of Google, generates most of its revenue from online ads.


Save on home security equipment ahead of Black Friday

Mashable

You might want to upgrade your home with security equipment that can serve as an extra set of eyes and ears. Here happen to be 15 options to choose from, all on sale for an extra 15% off ahead of Black Friday with code SAVE15NOV. Have an extra pair of eyes in any area you want to keep secure with the Oco HD Security Camera. It's usually $99, but you can get it on sale for $38.24 with code SAVE15NOV. Feel at ease and take your home security to the next level with the Cave Smart Home Starter Kit.


Traveling for the holidays? Invest in a security camera -- a few from Blink are on sale.

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BEST FOR OUTSIDE: Blink Outdoor three-camera kit -- $169.99 (save 32%) BEST FOR INSIDE: Blink Indoor camera -- $59.99 (save 25%) BEST FOR APARTMENTS: Blink Mini indoor camera -- $24.99 (save 29%) If you're planning on traveling to see family this holiday season, you should prep your home for your absence. One step to take is investing in a security camera, so you can have some peace of mind and actually enjoy your vacation -- or at least get through the holidays without any extra stressors. To see what's going on around the outside of your house, grab this three-camera kit and hang them up in areas you want to keep an eye on. If you don't have a video doorbell, it's probably smart to install one of these cameras near your front door. The Blink Outdoor cameras are wireless, have night vision, and are built to withstand bad weather.


US retailers stop selling security cameras made by some Chinese companies

Engadget

Home Depot and Best Buy have pulled the products of Chinese tech surveillance makers linked to human rights abuses from their shelves, according to TechCrunch. Both US retail giants have stopped selling products from Lorex and Ezviz, while Lowe's no longer carries products by the former. Lorex is a subsidiary of Dahua Technology, whereas Ezviz is a surveillance tech brand owned by Hikvision. As TechCrunch explains, the US government added Dahua and Hikvision to its economic blacklist in 2019 for their role in the mass surveillance of Uighur Muslims in the province of Xinjiang. Earlier this year, Los Angeles Times published a report detailing how the facial recognition software developed by Lorex owner Dahua was being shopped to law enforcement as a way to identify Uighurs.


Google's adorable new smart cam brings Pixar vibes, great value

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Setting up the Nest Cam is quick and easy in the Google Home app. Setting up the camera took me about five minutes. Plug it into a power outlet, open the Google Home app, and follow the in-app instructions. Drywall anchors, screws, and a base with a built-in mounting bracket are also included in the box. The Google Home app is where you can view and manage notifications, as well as toggle video recordings settings.


Privacy experts aren't thrilled by Amazon's rolling surveillance robot

Mashable

Maybe don't put an autonomous, internet-connected, mobile video camera inside your home. That's the advice of security experts responding to Amazon's new roving surveillance robot, dubbed Astro. While pitched as a plucky new addition to the household that customers can think of as "part of their family," the $1,499.99 As envisioned by Amazon, Astros will move "autonomously" around customers' homes to act as security cameras, and can assist with "[looking] out for loved ones" possibly via a remote dial-in feature called Drop In, or Live View. This sends up major red flags for Matthew Guariglia, a policy analyst with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


Amazon launches home robot Astro and giant Alexa display

The Guardian

Amazon has launched its long-awaited home robot, named Astro, that can autonomously drive around your home packed with cameras and a screen. Astro can map your home's layout, recognise objects and check on loved ones and pets remotely using a series of cameras and a display on its front, featuring a set of expressive animated eyes. The robot can handle video calls, recognising you and coming to find you when someone calls, and provides all the features of Alexa on wheels. But Dave Limp, head of Amazon's devices and services, said "customers don't just want Alexa on wheels so we've embodied it with a unique persona that's all its own". Moving at up to one metre a second, Astro can also act as a security robot.


3 Low-Risk AI Application Areas For Smart Cities

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Certain systems powered by AI in smart cities may be expensive to incorporate or may need to comply with several regulations before implementation, making them'high-risk' AI applications. Using such risk criteria, here are some of the low-risk AI application areas for smart cities. Smart cities around the world are littered with advanced and interconnected technologies. The high level of automation and data flow allows such cities to optimize various public operations such as waste disposal and traffic regulation effectively. While the concept is still fairly new, several countries, like the US (New York, Santa Cruz), England (London, Manchester), and Spain (Madrid, Barcelona), include multiple highly automated and digitally interconnected cities today. Additionally, the smart city industry is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years due to its popularity and effectiveness in delivering the results expected from it.


Nest Cam review: A great security cam, indoors or out

PCWorld

With this completely new and battery-powered iteration of the Nest Cam, Google's smart home division continues to raise the bar when it comes to security cameras, setting a standard for usability (especially during setup) that most other device manufacturers can only dream of. From a hardware perspective, the Nest Cam is a radical refresh of the old teardrop-shaped Nest Cam Indoor, designed with a tough, plastic, cup-shaped housing that adheres magnetically to its surface-mountable base (it looks very similar to the now-discontinued Nest Cam IQ). It's reasonably weather resistant, carrying an IP54 rating (meaning its enclosure will keep out enough dust to prevent failure and that it's protected from water sprayed from a pressure washer at a reasonable distance), so it can be used indoors or outdoors. The 2021 version of the Nest Cam carries an IP rating of 54, meaning its enclosure will keep out enough dust to prevent failure and that it's protected from water sprayed from a pressure washer at a reasonable distance. The new Nest Cam can run on battery power, and Google says it should deliver between 1.5 and seven months of run time before it needs to be recharged, depending on usage.