Industry News November 2008
What worries first responders? What worries ordinary people? It turns out that the two groups aren’t on the same wavelength. A survey conducted by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) and Motorola found that public safety officials worried most about natural disasters, while a separate survey of consumers performed by Opinion Research Corporation for Motorola found that regular folks were more concerned about crime.
Drug trafficking and drug possession held the most concern for approximately one-third of consumer respondents, and nondrug-related crimes registered highest for another quarter of the group. Only 19 percent rated natural disasters as their main concern.
On the other hand, natural disasters topped the lists of nearly two-thirds of first responders, with drug- and nondrug-related crimes totaling another 21 percent. Fear of terrorist attacks was cited by fewer than 10 percent of the respondents in both groups.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
AMAG Technology, Codebench, and Datastrip have partnered to develop an integrated, government-approved authentication application.
Andrews International and TranSecur have formed a strategic alliance to provide security and risk management services to their customers, using the expertise and resources of each organization.
Arxan Technologies has joined the Federation Against Software Theft, and it will make its Yellow Team Service available to other Federation members.
ATG Access and Calpipe Security Bollards have signed an exclusive manufacturing license agreement, which will allow ATG to bring its bollards to the U.S. market.
Axis Communications is providing network cameras to Grambling State University in Louisiana to protect students and property. CameraWATCH Technologies installed the campus-wide surveillance system, which also includes a video management system from Genetec.
The Conejo Homeowners Association has chosen a remote management system from Brivo Systems, LLC, as the main interface and access control system for its security upgrade, which is being installed by Absolute Security & Technologies.
Seletar Shipping (Scotland) Limited is working with Chubb Security to secure its buildings at Aberdeen’s Waterloo Quay. Chubb also installed a security solution for the new Barton Grange Garden Centre.
A video surveillance system from Dallmeier is protecting the Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort in Florida.
Digital Acoustics and SureView Systems have integrated their products so that remote guards can talk to, hear, and view intruders or visitors over the Internet, regardless of location.
The Canadian Bureau of Investigations and Adjustments has purchased and installed the integrated access control and video surveillance IP solutions from Genetec for its new office in Montreal.
GVI Security Solutions, Inc., has been selected to provide the video surveillance solutions for the Estadio Banco Pichincha, home of the Barcelona SC soccer team in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and the Estadio Casa Blanca in Quito, Ecuador.
HID Global has announced that its EDGE family of IP-based access control products will be incorporated into the eAXxess security system from MAXxess Systems, Inc.
GoDaddy.com has deployed the SecureSphere Web Application Firewall from Imperva as part of its overall security measures to protect its Web site and customers.
IndigoVision IP video technology is in use in the digital surveillance system at Wythenshawe Shopping Center in southern Manchester, United Kingdom.
Bethany College in West Virginia has upgraded to Von Duprin XP99 exit devices on its dormitory doors to withstand greater abuse. The devices are manufactured by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.
Kuty & Associates, LLC, has entered into a joint venture with KLX Group, LLC. KLX will specialize in sales, training, marketing, and other promotional services for the electronic security industry and parallel the services provided by Kuty for other parts of the security industry.
LRA Worldwide, Inc., and FJC Security Services Inc. have partnered to enhance service through training and performance measurement programs for FJC’s agents.
MerchantLink, LLC, has installed its credit card security product, TransactionVault, on MICROS 3700 point-of-sale systems at 330 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations nationwide.
Moravian College in Pennsylvania has selected Webgate appliances from Mi5 Networks to protect the campus network from Web-borne threats such as malware.
The Rhode Island Convention Center is upgrading its surveillance system to a networked open platform using Milestone IP video management software. Danetech Inc. is installing the system.
Weather Decision Technologies has selected the intelligent notification platform from MIR3, Inc., for instant weather communication worldwide.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Imaging Products Division has announced an agreement with DICE Corporation to integrate Misubishi’s 4700 and 5000 Series digital video recorders with DICE’s central station monitoring system.
Orsus and Verint have formed a partnership to integrate Orsus’s Situator with Verint’s video management software and other products.
Pelco has integrated its Endura IP video management system with TAC Continuum security/access control and building automation system, allowing users to manage building alarm events efficiently.
Secure Computing Corporation is providing its secure firewall to EOS Payment Solutions for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
Telezygology Inc. has received a purchase order from Intexion for deployment of its new Intevia Enterprise data center equipment cabinet security management solution.
The University of Leeds has deployed the VerintNextiva Enterprise IP video solution to protect students and facilities on campus and other locations in West Yorkshire, England.
Global Crossing has implemented BrightSite remote security guard technology from Vigilos, Inc., to streamline security monitoring and incident response times.
Webroot has expanded its client portfolio. Trader Media Group is using Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition.
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has partnered with Siemens Building Technologies to install AMAG Technology’s Symmetry homeland security management system throughout the airport.
ARINC Incorporated has installed a high-speed data network for the Bermuda Department of Immigration to streamline the screening of airline and cruise ship passengers traveling to Bermuda.
Atos Origin and Sagem Sécurité have been selected by France’s National Secure Credentials Agency to manage the implementation and deployment of the biometric passport system.
Sperian Respiratory Protection and its distributor, L.N. Curtis & Sons, have won a contract to provide self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) from the Southern California Area Personal Protective Equipment Consortium through
Los Angeles County. VEGA Group PLC has been awarded a contract to provide specialist support to Government Connect, a strategic partnership that supports better collaboration among central and local governments in England and Wales.
Acxiom Corporation has joined the EVI-Advantage Partnership Program so it can offer private-label versions of e-VERIFILE.com’s solutions.
ADI-Burtek will offer IP-based products from i3DVR International Inc. throughout Canada under a new agreement.
Wick Hill has been appointed the first United Kingdom distributor for ArcSight.
Avatier has announced a User Provisioning Integration Partner Program with five founding members: The Edgeworth Group, iDENTITY AUTOMATION, Mycroft, Synapse SE, and Synthasys.
Dakota Security Systems Inc. has joined PSA Security Network.
EVT Technologies Ltd. has become a full member of the ObjectVideoOV Ready Application Partner Network.
Genetec has opened a sales office in Madrid, Spain.
The Best Guard LLC has joined the Honeywell Authorized Dealer for Commercial Security Systems program.
Imperva has opened a new operations logistics center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and appointed a sales team there.
IndigoVision has opened a new regional sales and support center for the Middle East in the Dubai Internet City in the United Arab Emirates.
Nedap Security Management will partner with Shanghai Utis Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd. in the Chinese market.
On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. has appointed Structured Innovations as its manufacturer’s representative for Michigan.
Reconnex and ZINFI Technologies have announced a channel development partnership that will bring the Reconnex Data Loss Profiler appliance to ZINFI’s channel partners.
All American sales and marketing of Samsung Techwin products will be handled through Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc.
SECCAS LLC has partnered with Catlin Underwriting Agency U.S. Inc. to offer a compliance solution to Catlin’s insureds at a preferred rate.
Four new members have joined SecurityNet: Access Control Technologies, Access Systems Integration, Intelli-Tec, and MidCo.
TOA Electronics, Inc., has selected SecureTek to represent its line of security products in the Rocky Mountain region, including Colorado, eastern Idaho, eastern Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
Tri-Ed Distribution will distribute OpenEye surveillance products to its dealer base under a new agreement. Tri-Ed has also added Napco security products to its offerings.
Tufin Technologies has named Nexum to its list of value-added resellers for firewall auditing and security automation solutions.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Adesta, LLC, was included in the top 20 of a recent ranking of the nation’s top security systems integrators sponsored by Security Distributing & Marketing magazine.
AirTight Networks was rated “Positive” in Gartner’s “MarketScope for Wireless LAN Intrusion Prevention Systems” report. Convergint Technologies was named System Integrator of the Year by Axis Communications.
Convergint was also honored by Volunteer Calgary as 2008 recipient of the Leaders in Business Award for its contributions addressing environmental, safety, and security issues.
Guidelines Updated, Draft Released
The ASIS International Commission on Standards and Guidelines has released the second editions of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and the Threat Advisory System Response (TASR) Guidelines. Additionally, the commission has released a draft of the Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline.
CSO. The CSO Guideline is a model for organizations developing a leadership position for a comprehensive, integrated security strategy that contributes to the viability and success of the organization. The reference section of the CSO Guideline incorporates new research papers, a “Next Generation Security Leadership” model developed by the Security Executive Council through interviews with business leaders, and a comprehensive 2007 salary study that includes information on the scope of the CSO’s position, reporting relationships, a model profile chart, and the job’s key responsibilities and accountabilities. It also provides the competencies necessary for the CSO, experience that should be considered when hiring, and education required.
The CSO Guideline applies to both private- and public-sector environments, both of which constantly evaluate and respond to the changing risks organizations are experiencing worldwide. It is also the basis for the proposed CSO Organizational American National Standard being developed by ASIS’s CSO Standards Committee. The first CSO Guideline was published in 2004.
TASR. ASIS developed the TASR Guideline to provide private-sector organizations with security measures they might implement during elevated alert levels announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The TASR Guideline is divided into four major sections that correspond to threat levels. Each section includes three subcategories: emergency response/business continuity, personnel protection, and physical protection.
The guideline’s detailed worksheet format will help security managers determine which of the steps apply to their organization’s specific security environment. This expanded TASR Guideline includes details, such as preparations for people with special needs or disabilities, and the inclusion of specifics on training protocols and emergency equipment, such as first-aid kits.
The new edition of the CSO Guideline is available at www. asisonline.org/guidelines/inprogress_published.htm#cso; the TASR guideline may be downloaded atwww.asisonline.org/guidelines/guidelinesthreat.pdf.
Facilities. The new Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline’s purpose is to describe the main types of physical security measures that can be applied to minimize a facility’s security risks. The guideline assists in the identification of physical security measures that can be applied to safeguard or protect an organization’s assets—people, property, and information. It is not aimed at a specific occupancy, but facilities and buildings in general.
The draft guideline is available viewing at www.asisonline.org/guidelines/guidelines_fpsm_draft.pdf.
ASIS uses a voluntary, nonproprietary, and consensus-based process to write its guidelines, and relies not only on the knowledge, experience, and expertise of ASIS members but also on those nonmembers who volunteer their time to the guideline creation process.
All ASIS guidelines are reevaluated and updated, if necessary, every three years. The Commission on Standards and Guidelines was established in 2001 in response to a concerted need for guidelines regarding security issues in the United States.