Industry News February 2011
Surveillance cameras on display in the exhibit hall at the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas last October proved their value and foiled thieves when some exhibitors discovered that electronic devices were missing on the second morning of the event.
The Milestone Systems booth had cameras set up to demonstrate the company’s IPvideo management software. What they ended up with was a real-life demonstration of how security cameras can make a difference. As a part of the array, an Axis Communications camera was pointed at the Moog QuickSet booth. That proved fortuitous as it captured video of two individuals stealing a laptop computer. The video surveillance helped authorities positively identify the suspects as members of the cleaning crew; they were confronted and admitted to the crime. It turned out this was not the only event the suspects had victimized. In addition to items taken from the ASIS exhibit, others stolen from a previous trade show at the Dallas Convention Center were in the pair’s possession and were retrieved.
Other surveillance companies also assisted: BriefCam used its software’s search capabilities (integrated in the Milestone setup) to review 10 hours of video in minutes, presenting a summary of the culprits’ entry and movements with exact time stamps. And Rimage’s Surveillance Publisher solution was used to export those sequences to DVDs.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Garner Transportation Group has purchased the VeriWise Track & Trace System from Asset Intelligence for improving efficiency and security of its fleet.
CNL has implemented a technology interface to the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System.
G4S has been retained by Extell Development Company to design and deploy the security infrastructure for the International Gem Tower now under construction in New York City.
HID Global and Sony Corporation have entered into a strategic partnership to develop an embedded contactless smart card reader platform for the global PC marketplace.
The Latin American Security Association has joined the Global Security Industry Alliance. International SOS has established a strategic alliance with RMSI, which will provide medical services to its clients in hostile environments.
IPVideo Corporation’s PSIM was chosen by Con Edison as the incident management platform for security operations.
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. and Lenel Systems International, Inc., have entered into a licensing agreement allowing integration of the companies’ technologies for contactless identification.
Banorte, one of Mexico’s largest banks, has chosen March Networks software and hardware to upgrade surveillance systems in more than 1,100 branches.
NICE Systems and Intrado will integrate their 911 technologies to create solutions and services for emergency communication centers.
OSS, Inc., has contracted with the Parker-Hannifin Gear Pump Division to provide security guard services for the manufacturer.
Purdue Pharma L.P. and the National Community Pharmacists Association have joined forces to help prevent pharmacy burglary.
Dome cameras from Rainbow CCTV were installed in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center near Chicago by Omni-1 Electronics. Windy City Wire was the distributor in the project.
Schreiner ProSecure has joined Original1 to work against counterfeits and for protection of brands.
SG Systems UK Limited is providing John Lewis department stores with its EAS tagging technology.
ING Direct bank has deployed Silver Tail Systems forensics and mitigation products to thwart online fraud.
BAE Systems Military Air Solutions has chosen the VESE visitor management system from SISYS to control visitor access across four of its sites.
Sonim Technologies and SafeLinQ have collaborated on a monitoring system for workers in isolated areas working alone.
Tyco Security Products is partnering with Security-Net to offer integrated security solutions to national and global clients.
VASCO Data Security International, Inc., has signed a distribution agreement with Dubai-based Secureway.
XceedID and NEDAP have formed a partnership to provide vehicle and building access using a single credential.
Munich Airport in Germany has expanded the use of the Aimetis Symphony video management software to Terminal 2.
Myrtle Beach International Airport chose AMAG Technology’s security management system and intelligent field hardware, integrated with an OnSSI video management system.
The Raleigh Police Department in North Carolina is expanding the deployment of its Brivo access control system, with ASG Security as the project’s integrator.
The Long Beach Police Department in California has chosen a cellular-based locator system from EmFinders to aid in search-and-rescue efforts for citizens who are prone to wandering away.
Gatwick Airport in Great Britain chose Human Recognition Systems to support innovative technology trials for airport security.
San Antonio, Texas, awarded a contract to i2 to deliver and implement COPLINK for the participants in the Southwest Texas Regional Fusion Center.
I.D. Systems, Inc., has entered into an agreement with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences to deploy its wireless vehicle management system for material-handling equipment at the Red River Army Depot.
Infinova has supplied Porto Alegre, Brazil, with cameras for traffic monitoring. The surveillance system was created in tandem with Digi-Fort.
Integrated Microwave Technologies will supply a statewide long-range-microwave video platform for Pennsylvania’s emergency response systems.
The Suffolk County Police Department in New York will deploy Intergraph incident management and mobile dispatch software.
Knight Security Systems has installed cameras and security management systems at 12 state-supported living centers in Texas.
L-3 Security and Detection Systems was awarded a contract by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to supply x-ray systems for screening carry-on baggage.
Mountain Secure Systems has shipped wireless routers to Avrio RMS Group for use by the Chicago Police Department’s video surveillance system.
Motorola Solutions was awarded a Customs and Border Protection contract to upgrade security communications on the northern U.S. border.
SightLogix video systems were chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy for its National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.
Blair Oaks School District in Missouri partnered with Wren to upgrade its video surveillance system.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Applied Visual Sciences has received a U.S. patent for image analysis technology used in airport screening.
Admiral Security Services was given the Leadership in Safety Award by CNA Insurance Companies.
Avigilon announced that its Control Center was awarded the Innovative Achievement Award in the category of CCTV at the annual Detektor International Awards.
The Transportation Security Administration honored the International Parking Institute with a 2010 Partnership Award for its counterterrorism training program for parking professionals.
Middle Atlantic Products was awarded ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management Systems.
Morpho won a Security Innovation Award for its finger vein and fingerprint device at Security Essen 2010 in Germany.
Proximex was granted a U.S. patent for its EZ Track technology, which allows subject tracking across multiple camera views.
Harmony Series integrated Wiegand locks from SARGENT Manufacturing have received UL 294 certification from Underwriters Laboratories.
Universal Services of America was named one of the top ten places to work by the Orange County Business Journal.
Clovis-Associates LLC is a new product marketing, engineering, and process management consulting company launched by former executives from Pelco.
CrimeReports.com has released Neighborhood Central, a free online social utility that facilitates information and video sharing among citizens, businesses, and law enforcement. The San Jose
(California) Police Department and Logitech are working with CrimeReports.com to support the technology.
PlantCML has released a self-registration portal Web site.
Silent Knight provided a two-day training session for firefighters in Rochester, New Hampshire. The company provides ongoing free training for the general public, fire alarm technicians, first responders, and architects and engineers.
UTC Fire & Security is reintroducing the Interlogix brand for its security and life safety business. It will offer intrusion, video surveillance, access control, and transmission systems for small- to medium-sized commercial enterprises. The company’s three other brands are Lenel, Supra, and Onity.
Underwriters Laboratories is announcing a new training program to help educate law enforcement, regulatory authorities, and private-sector investigators on intellectual property crimes. The program was developed in partnership with INTERPOL.
CSO Roundtable Announces New Advisory Board
Kevin P. Donovan, vice president of security for Johnson & Johnson, and Richard Gunthner, vice president, global corporate security, MasterCard Worldwide, became the new cochairs of the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International on January 1. The pair replaced Timothy S. Weir, senior director, global asset protection at Accenture, and Timothy Janes, CPP, vice president and corporate security officer for Capital One, who have concluded their terms on the board.
CSO Roundtable Advisory Board members serve three-year terms, with four members rotating in and four rotating out every year. The four new board members for 2011-2013 are: Thomas Tidiks, CPP, group chief security officer, Zurich Financial Services; Ed McDonough, CPP, senior director, global security, Tyco International; Bryan Fort, CPP, manager, corporate security, McCormick and Company; and Russell S. Cancilla, vice president and chief security officer, Baker Hughes.
Other members of the 2011 Advisory Board of the CSO Roundtable are Brian J. Allen, CPP, senior director of corporate security for Time Warner Cable; Chris V. Berg, senior director of global security for Symantec; Edward G. Hallen, CPP, manager of safety and security services, Asia Pacific, Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Mark P. Hargraves, CPP, PSP, head of physical protective security, HSBC; Petri J. Lillqvist, director of risk management, Digita Oy; and Timothy L. Williams, CPP, director of Global Security, Caterpillar.
The CSO Roundtable became its own membership organization in 2008 to gain recognition for and enhance the standing of the CSO position; to assist CSOs in job performance, leadership, and professional development; and to develop the next generation of corporate CSOs. It fulfills this mission by creating networking opportunities, holding high-level conferences, and offering a password-protected Web site that delivers a discussion blog, thousands of documents including a dynamic inventory of policies and procedures, and a number of free resources and tools provided by partners. The site also carries CSO-relevant news and a private-messaging function. For more information, visitwww.csoroundtable.org.
Add Your Expertise
ASIS International invites you to share the insights you’ve gained throughout your security career as a speaker at a future conference. The process to take the podium as a presenter is simple: Go towww.asisonline.org, scroll down the left navigation bar to the “Call for Presentations” link under Education, and follow the straightforward instructions.
You’ll be asked to fill out an online form outlining the specifics of your presentation and its target audience. Submissions are screened by the ASIS Review Committee. Criteria include overall quality, relevance to general security management, a well-defined focus, the speaker’s presentation experience, and the practical application of the proposed content.
Two presentation opportunities are open: First, the ASIS 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, to be held September 19-22, in Orlando, Florida. The submission deadline is March 1. Second is the ASIS 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Conference, December 5-7, 2011, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The submission deadline is April 22.