It is an unfortunate reality that the odds of you or someone you know having been sexually assaulted are quite high. Such a sobering realization makes it all the more important for us to shed light on this subject— and there’s no better time for it than Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For nearly two decades, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center has been running campaigns every April to raise awareness and education on sexual assault. This year’s campaign theme is “Embrace Your Voice,” which promotes the prevention of sexual assault and harassment through the clarity and conviction of words. To learn more about SAAM or how you can get involved in raising awareness in your community, check out the NSVRCwebsite.
Facial recognition technology is a relatively new feature available for public consumption, and it is quickly becoming a vital tool for increasing security and limiting unwanted access. Nest, a company that uses the Internet of Things technology to connect home devices such as security systems and thermostats, has recently introduced its Cam IQ facial recognition camera to European retailers. After being launched to rave reviews in the United States last year, the high-resolution, weatherproof camera that sends alerts you of unrecognized faces within range of your property, is testing the waters of the international market and will surely have an impact on home intrusion rates around the world. Learn more about the Cam IQ and its international reach in this recent article.