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Industry News April 2009


Where is the security industry headed in these troubled economic times? The Security Industry Association offers some answers in its United States Security Market Report and Economic Impact Study.

Based on executive interviews, an online survey, research into standards and regulations, and market analysis, this report identifies market opportunities and predicts the economic future for the electronic security industry in the United States. Among other things, the study reports on how new technologies and government directives are driving purchase decisions.

Other topics discussed include convergence of physical, operational, and logical security systems, demand for aftermarket products, and how the greater U.S. economic structure supports the security industry. The study also delivers a 10-year economic forecast that takes into account current financial conditions.

See a free fact sheet and the report’s executive summary at the association’s Web site.


Canberra Stadium in Australia has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to monitor patrons.

Axis Communications, Inc.; Reach Systems Inc.; and Secure-i are partnering to deliver integrated access control and IP video as a managed service.

Cooper Notification has signed an agreement with ArCom Systems that makes ArCom a Mass Notification System Channel Partner.

The intelligent video management platform from 3VR Security, Inc., is now integrated with intrusion and access control solutions from Digital Monitoring Products.

EDB is collaborating with Encap to launch a new solution for secure banking log-on using a mobile telephone.

The Pebble and Dualys card printers from Evolis are now supported by ExpressDigital, a provider of software and services for photographers and labs.

Murco Petroleum Limited of the United Kingdom is using a wireless network from Extronics and Firetide Inc. to monitor off-site operations that house flammable gases and liquids.

Fluidmesh Networks has been approved as a supplier partner by PSA Security Network.

Grenoble Stadium in France has chosen an IP video surveillance solution from Genetec to monitor its analog and IP cameras. NEC France is the integrator.

Honeywell has selected Guardian Systems as an authorized dealer for its commercial security systems.

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is providing Schlage HandKey II hand geometry readers to India’s National Technical Research Organization and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.

Mate Intelligent Video provided its video detection unit as part of a CCTV system upgrade for Pellerin-Milnor, a Louisiana manufacturer. United Security Alarm, Inc., performed the system upgrade.

General Mills has installed a NOTIFIER intelligent fire alarm network at its Minneapolis research and development facility. Low Voltage Contractors was the system integrator.

On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc., is partnering with D-Link Systems, Inc., to deliver its video software solutions to D-Link’s customers.

Pelco is collaborating with Hirsch Electronics to integrate Pelco digital recorders with Hirsch’s security management system.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched the Rave Guardian personal mobile alarm system from Rave Wireless to offer a direct connection to campus police.

North Park University in Chicago has chosen an access control system incorporating products from SALTO Systems to secure a dormitory.

Secure Global Solutions has announced that Brink’s Home Security Holdings, Inc., is using its alarm call monitoring software.

Monext France has selected Verizon Business security solutions to help its bank payment services meet industry compliance standards.


The Securities and Exchange Commission is using forensic solutions from Guidance Software for computer and network investigations.

The license plate recognition system from Hi-Tech Solutions Ltd. has been chosen for vehicle access control in Tel Aviv, Israel, municipal parking lots, which are operated by the Ahuzot Hahof municipal company.

Smiths Detection has received an additional order for chemical agent detectors from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Southern Research has won a subcontract from Black & Veatch for a biological threat reduction program in the Ukraine sponsored by the DoD.

Telos has won a contract to provide Common Access Card printer consumables through the U.S. General Services Administration for the Defense Manpower Data Center.

UPM Raflatac is supplying passive UHF RFID tags to the Finnish Road Administration’s vehicle identification pilot for car ferry traffic.

Vuance, Ltd., announced that Massachusetts’ Southeast Homeland Security Region and Chester County, Pennsylvania, have expanded their use of its RAPTOR System to manage skills of first responders.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources honored ABB New Berlin for its commitment to environmental protection through the Green Tier program.

Military Advanced Education has selected American Military University as one of America’s Top 20 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities for 2008.

Frost & Sullivan named Columbitech the 2008 recipient of the Global Market Strategy Leadership Award in the mobile virtual private network product category.

Health Data Management Solutions has earned the Verizon Security Management Program Cybertrust Certification.

HireRight has received a 2008 CustomerSat Achievement in Customer Excellence Award from MarketTools, Inc.

IndigoVision won the Royal Bank of Scotland Award for Outstanding International Achievements at the annual ScottishCouncil for Development and Industry Awards for Exports and Enterprise.

Security Sales & Integration named the iSee Video EOP surveillance unit from Napco one of the top 30 technology innovations for 2008.

ReadiMinds was selected as a finalist for the Red Herring Global 2008 Award. The company was also a winner of the Red Herring Asia 2008 Award.

Security Forces, Inc., has been awarded U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation.

SimplexGrinnell has earned certification under the SAFETY Act for its security, fire, and life safety systems integration services.

Sportlite, Inc., was selected for the 2008 Phoenix award in the Lighting Fixtures category by the U.S. Local Business Association.

AlliedBarton and G4S Wackenhut were named to Training magazine’s Top 125 list for excellence in training and development.

Verizon Business has earned ISO/IEC 20000 certification for its Government Network Operations and Security Center.


Alarm Lock sales literature is available for free download

The European Security Systems Association (ESSA) has opened an office in Moscow to support ESSA members’ entry into the Russian market.

Honeywell has published the Fire Alarm Cable Conversion Guide, a handbook that details cables required for systems from Honeywell, Firelite, Silent Knight, Gamewell, and Notifier.

IndigoVision has joined the Open Network Video Interface Forum and the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance to support the development of IP video open standards.

Prestige Protection has acquired the assets of Command Security, Inc.

S2 Security Corporation has expanded its facility to include a new support center in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Securitas has acquired the Agency of Security Fenix (ASF) in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Securitas has also acquired Grupo Guardias Blancas in Mexico.

Strix has established a new engineering organization in India to accelerate development of wireless mesh networking products and services.

Video Mount Products has redesigned its Web site with new search options

Walden Security has acquired the Atlanta office of Admiral Security Services.


Online PCI Review Program Initiated The ASIS international Professional Certified Investigator ® (PCI) Online Review—a practical training tool to help security professionals master the key content areas covered on the PCI exam—is now available. The PCI designation is awarded to security practitioners who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings.

The PCI Online Review consists of nine standalone, self-paced modules that cover the core competencies of security management tested on the PCI exam. Each interactive module takes about one hour to complete. The online format offers the flexibility to progress through the material at one’s own pace. The PCI Review is intended to supplement other exam preparation activities, and practice test questions are not actual questions used on the exam.

“Professional certification bestows credibility on the individual and the profession,” says Gene F. Ferraro, CPP, CFE, PCI, author of the PCI Online Review. “The bar has been raised in the security profession and employers, contractors, governments, and even clients are now taking additional steps to ensure that they are hiring or working with the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the industry.”

For more information about the PCI and other ASIS board-certified credentials, send e-mail to:[email protected], or contact customer services by phone: 703/519-6200.

PCB Announced

ASIS International is pleased to announce the 2009 Professional Certification Board (PCB). This group is dedicated to the oversight of ASIS’s three internationally accredited professional designations: the Certified Protection Professional ® (CPP), the Professional Certified Investigator® (PCI), and the Physical Security Professional® (PSP).

“During challenging economic times, ASIS offers value to individuals and their organizations through its certification programs,” says Darryl Branham, CPP, president of the PCB.

“ASIS-certified security practitioners differentiate themselves from others in the industry,” says Branham, who is regional security systems director for Travelers Insurance Company of St. Paul,


The certification also helps employers to ensure that “their security professionals are competent on an initial and ongoing basis,” he says.

Other PCB members are: Vice President Kenneth M. Freeman, CPP, general manager of SOC Los Alamos, Los Alamos, New Mexico; Colonel Keith Blowe, CPP, command provost marshal, U.S. Army, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Patrick C. Bishop, CPP, general manager of the Profile Group of Companies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Christina M. S. Duffey, CPP, security consultant at Paragon Security, Toronto Ontario, Canada; Lieutenant Cheryl D. Elliott, CPP, PCI, Emory University Police Services and Public Information, Atlanta; James W. Ellis, CPP, PSP, physical security planner for Principal Financial Group of Des Moines, Iowa; Alfredo Iturriaga, CPP, vice president, Ejectivo, RacoWind Consultores Ltda., Santiago, Chile; Sheila D. Johnson, CPP, PSP, security manager at Science Applications International Corporation, Richmond, Kentucky; Richard Lisko, CPP, vice president, Business Development, Allied Security, Houston; Emblez Longoria, CPP, PSP, security specialist at Verizon Security of Lambertville, New Jersey; Roger B. Maslen, CPP, district manager of G4S Security Services Canada Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Murray D. Mills, CPP, regional emergency management advisor for the Ministry of Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand; David J. Moitzheim, CPP, PCI, PSP, security specialist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Owen J. Monaghan, CPP, deputy chief of the Transit Bureau, New York City Police Department, Brooklyn, New York; and Allan R. Wick, CPP, PSP, security manager for Midwest ISO of Carmel, Indiana.