Industry News May 2010
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has produced a cyberbullying video to underscore the damage inflicted by cruel words in cyberspace. The online video, created in partnership with Google/ YouTube and ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi, shows an adolescent making a YouTube video who reacts to a hurtful comment during his video. It then directs the viewer to the YouTube Safety Center for more information.
The video is part of the NCPC’s new initiative, Circle of Respect, which aims to foster respect as a way of protecting youth from bullying and cyberbullying. It seeks to change the commonly held belief that bullying is a rite of passage and, instead, to portray it as unacceptable behavior. The education campaign features outreach materials, public service advertising, and partnership efforts.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Building Protection Systems, Inc., has named TDIndustries its exclusive distributor and service provider for Texas and Arizona.
A CCTV system from Chubb Security is protecting the newly built Wright Robinson College in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Dallmeier electronic GmbH & Co. and initPRO are collaborating within the Network for Innovative Logistics to integrate RFID data into video images.
Dynamic Systems and Cyberspace Solutions have formed a partnership to expand customer engagement and bring IT solutions to intelligence community customers.
Doosan Infracore Portable Power has appointed Air Compressor Sales of Macon, Georgia, as an authorized dealer of its Ingersoll Rand brand of equipment for central Georgia.
Omega Group has upgraded its Crimemapping.com Web site using GIS technology from ESRI.
Fluidmesh Networks has entered into a distribution agreement with Graybar, which will distribute wireless solutions in North America.
Surveillance and access control systems from Genetec are protecting the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.
HID Global’s iCLASS contactless smart card technology is a key component in U.S. Bank’s PayID card program.
I.D. Systems, Inc., has received a purchase order from American Eagle Airlines, Inc., to expand deployment of its wireless vehicle management system at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
IP video from IndigoVision is part of a security upgrade at Mohican North Star Casino in Wisconsin. The system was designed and installed by Reliable Security Services.
Milestone Systems software is in use by Pan Pacific Hotels Group as it upgrades from analog to IP video systems.
Parabit Systems has installed its infant protection systems at Good Samaritan Hospital in New York.
The Net2 access control system from Paxton Access now integrates with the DS ConneX camera software from Pelco, bringing a new access control/CCTV solution to the market.
RAE Systems Inc. announced that its MeshGuard wireless gas-detection system was selected by Yuxi Xianfu Iron & Steel Co., LTD, in China.
SAFER Systems has named Safety Technologies as its Mexico sales agent.
Samsung Techwin America and GVI Security Solutions are establishing a strategic partnership to provide security solutions to both companies’ customers.
Graphic Security Systems Corporation (GSSC) and Sun Chemical have signed a license agreement that combines Sun’s proprietary security solutions with GSSC’s technologies to increase protection against counterfeiters.
The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has implemented a network video recorder platform from Time-Sight Systems.
Tri-Ed and Xanboo Inc. announced that Tri-Ed will distribute the Xanboo Enhanced line of security products throughout the United States.
London Overground Rail Operations Ltd. is implementing the Nextiva video solution from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions. The project is facilitated by Amey.
Swisscom has chosen the Verizon Business Professional Security Services team to develop a new security operations center and a new security management center in Zurich.
AES International Corporation will serve as a subcontractor under Siemens Government Services, Inc., assisting with the maintenance of Access Control Point equipment for the U.S. Army.
Applied Technical Systems will build and manage the common digital sensor architecture core system for the above-water sensors used by the U.S. Navy.
St. Cloud, Florida, has deployed network cameras from Axis Communications Inc. to protect its water supply.
Winter Park, Florida, has selected DigitalPersona, Inc., to help address the two-factor authentication component of Criminal Justice Information System mandates.
The New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has chosen a solution from ESPONDER to help improve information sharing during emergencies.
The German Federal Police has ordered explosives identifier kits from IDenta Corporation for use at 11 international airports in Germany. The order was received through PMC company, an IDenta representative.
GE Security Inc. is working with Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland to develop an integrated video surveillance system for 63 schools.
HDT Engineered Technologies has won the Collective Protection Shelter Systems contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence to protect against CBRN threats.
Aberdeen Harbor in Scotland has upgraded its CCTV recording capability with a new solution from IndigoVision.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will deploy public safety solutions from Intergraph for incident prevention and response efforts.
Mer Security is deploying physical security information management technology for Israel’s Ashdod Port.
Mobile Concepts has delivered a high-tech, communications-ready tractor-trailer to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for use as a mobile processing center that can also double as a mobile command center.
Pixim technology in Video IQ surveillance cameras is helping Birmingham, Alabama, protect its downtown. ION Interactive Video Technologies selected the system and monitors the cameras.
Under a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Raytheon Company is developing panels that can scan rail cars to detect nuclear weapons and other hazards.
SimplexGrinnell has installed an IP-based security system for the new Franklin County Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio.
Unisys was awarded a task order to help the U.S. Special Operations Command develop solutions for secure data storage, retrieval, and sharing.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AlliedBarton Security Services has won the Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association award for its EDGE eLearning system.
AMAG Technology was a winner in the 2009 Waste Reduction Awards Program from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.
Avigilon Corporation was named to Rocket Builders’ 2010 “Ready to Rocket” list, which recognizes privately held British Columbia companies that are expected to grow quickly.
Digital Defense, Inc., has earned validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for conforming to the Security Content Automation Protocol.
The SigniFire video smoke detection system from Fike has received listing under Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) new 268B standard for video smoke detection.
The wireless EchoStream smoke detector from Inovonics has received residential UL listing and California State Fire Marshal approval.
Kaba Ilco Inc. has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Montreal manufacturing facility; the certification was granted by Intertek.
Security Sales & Integration magazine chose Winsted Equipment Layout Software as one of the 2009 Top 30 Technology Innovations.
Xtralis announced that its VESDA and ICAM aspirating smoke detectors have passed the requirements of the new China National Standard GB15631-2008 for Special Type Fire Detectors.
ABnote North America is relocating its secure plastic card production to its facility in Boston, Massachusetts.
Access Information Management has acquired CDI Vaults.
Andrews International has acquired A&S Security.
ComCam International, Inc., has completed its acquisition of Pinnacle Integrated Systems, Inc.
Conscious Security, Inc., has moved its corporate headquarters to the Quantico Corporate Center in Stafford, Virginia.
CPS Security Solutions has completed the acquisition of D & M Communications, Inc.
G4S has acquired Nuclear Security Services Corporation. Genetec has launched a new Professional Services Department to offer additional support to customers.
Matrix Systems has moved to a new headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio.
MorphoTrak has acquired tattoo-matching technology developed by Michigan State University to use for identification of criminals and victims.
Motorola has acquired SecureMedia.
Murdoch Security Group has opened a maritime division to supplement the international effort to curb piracy.
NIKSUN has purchased Sandstorm Enterprises.
Oberthur Technologies has acquired the payment card personalization assets of Dyetron S.A. in Colombia.
Porta-King has expanded its line of prefabricated structures to meet enhanced security requirements for chemical and water facilities.
Revere Security has joined AIM, the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility.
Safeguard Security has merged with Protection Systems.
SALTO Systems has launched a new Web site that provides specifiers with information on the technology and capabilities of the company’s locks.
SCM Microsystems and Bluehill ID AG have combined their businesses. SCM Microsystems is doing business as Identive Group and Bluehill ID is changing its name to Identive Group AG.
Texecom Limited has integrated Klaxon Signals Limited into the company. Both are subsidiaries of Halma p.l.c.
Tri-Ed is opening two new branch locations in the Washington, D.C., area and in Long Island, New York.
Tyco International Ltd. will acquire Brink’s Home Security Holdings, now operating as Broadview Security, for combining with Tyco’s ADT security business.
Xtralis donated an ADPRO remote video surveillance and perimeter protection solution to the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service in the United Kingdom.
ASIS Standard Adopted by Netherlands
ASIS International’s American National Standard for Organizational Resilience has been adopted as a national standard in the Netherlands. The ANSI/ASIS SPC.1-2009 American National Standard, “Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems–Requirements with Guidance for Use,” was published as a Dutch National Standard (NEN 7131) by the Netherlands Standardization Institute in January. This follows the publication as a Danish National Standard (DS 3001) in September 2009 by Danish Standards.
The ASIS Organizational Resilience Standard is being translated into several languages for publication by other national standards bodies. The internationalization of the ASIS Organizational Resilience Standard provides a common basis for addressing the risks associated with disruptive events. The compatibility with other ISO standards, such as the ISO 31000 standard on risk management, enables a seamless, business-friendly integration with tested and popular international management system standards.
The ASIS Organizational Resilience Standard is the only one of three preparedness standards proposed for inclusion in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s PS-Prep Program that takes an enterprise-wide view of risk management, enabling an organization to develop a comprehensive strategy to prevent when possible, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from a disruptive incident.
“Resilience recognizes that managing the risks of disruptions is a business concern and must be addressed in a comprehensive fashion consistent with the organization’s overall risk management strategy,” says ASIS President Joseph R. Granger, CPP. “Businesses cannot afford to stovepipe risks. In today’s economic environment, organizations need to optimize their strategies to cost effectively minimize both the likelihood and consequences of a disruption.”
“ASIS is pleased at the record pace at which the Organizational Resilience Standard is being adopted by various countries,” says Mark Geraci, CPP, chair of the ASIS Commission on Standards and Guidelines. “Our intention in spearheading this effort was to provide organizations worldwide with a business-friendly tool to improve their preparedness performance.”
As a complement to this effort, ASIS is offering a two-and-a-half day class on Organizational Resilience: Implementing and Auditing the ASIS American National Standard. It will be held in Philadelphia, May 17-19. Attendees will learn to implement the ASIS standard, identify necessary steps to establish and maintain an organizational resilience management system, use a phased-maturity model approach to fit their organization’s business realities, and establish an effective internal auditing program based in the ISO 19011 to evaluate and improve performance.
To download the ASIS Organizational Resilience standard or learn more about the educational course, go to the ASIS Web site,www.asisonline.org.