Industry News June 2011
Technology is making life trickier for criminals who prey on vehicles. Reports from purveyors of crime fighting technology offer examples.
When a thief stole a customer’s SUV from his driveway, Track-it & Company accessed the Rocky Mountain Tracking Smart Tracker GPS device in the vehicle. The operator was able to locate the vehicle and remotely disable its starter. The local sheriff’s department recovered the SUV in minutes.
LoJack Corporation has helped Southern California law enforcement close down 400 chop shops, where stolen cars are altered for resale or sale of parts. In a recent case, a silent LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System signal allowed police to recover a stolen Acura parked in a residential yard. After obtaining a search warrant they discovered clues leading to two chop shops and seven arrests.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Capital Health has installed AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Security Management System at its new hospital in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. EDI Ltd. consulted on the design, and Johnson Controls installed the system.
CMC Markets Plc has deployed the AvigilonHD Surveillance System to protect people, secure customer information, and ensure regulatory compliance.
Cameras from Basler Vision Technologies are helping protect Jerry’s Nugget Casino in Las Vegas. Networked video recording solutions from TimeSight Systems are also included in the Nevada Gaming Commission-certified installation.
BIO-key International, Inc., and Lumidigm, Inc., partnered to provide an authentication solution for eprescriptions for Genesis HealthCare System.
Codebench, Inc., has integrated its PIVCheck Plus software with Pinnacle access control software from Sielox to offer a fully compliant HSPD-12 solution.
Data Management, Inc., and Databac have formed a strategic partnership to distribute Visitor Pass Solutions in Europe via Databac’s bases in the United Kingdom and Spain.
FIRETECH Engineered Systems designed and installed a fire and life safety system, including NOTIFIER systems and System Sensor devices in the new residential high-rise 360 State Street in New Haven, Connecticut.
FLIR Systems, Inc., teamed with Sonardyne International Ltd. to provide a perimeter and coastal protection solution for a facility in the United Arab Emirates.
Fluidmesh Networks and LENSEC have entered into a technology partnership to create an enhanced surveillance solution.
G4s Plc and PPM 2000, Inc., have introduced an end-to-end solution for situation management and incident reporting via integration between the Secure Trax system and Perspective software.
Gemalto has integrated its smart card technology with MicrosoftU-Prove for enhanced security.
H.264 compression cards from Hikvision are being used by CEVA Logistics in the Americas.
An Infinova fiber optics video system is monitoring activities at Romania’s Rompetrol Rafinare refinery.
Cameras and recorders from JVC Professional Products Company are used by Regent University to protect its people and facilities.
Matrix Systems and On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. have formed a partnership to expand intelligent IP video management options for the Matrix Frontier Universe access control system.
NetVision, Inc., and eB2Bcom have entered a reseller agreement through which eB2Bcom will sell and support NetVision’s solutions in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the Asia Pacific.
Perimeter E-Security is working with Secunia to deliver threat intelligence to customers.
Thales hardware security modules have been integrated into ImprivataOneSign.
VideoIQ and IPVision Software have developed a joint cellular 4G solution that allows customers to access live and recorded video.
American Science and Engineering, Inc., received a research and development contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to combine its Z Backscatter technology with a portable platform for screening general aviation aircraft.
DHS has awarded a contract to ATS Corporation to support DHS initiatives to secure national borders.
CNL’s IPSecurityCenter software will be delivered by ProTech Security for use by the Cleveland Water Department.
The Israeli Ministry of Defense selected Criterra Technology from BSEC Planning Corp., through Israeli affiliate DefenSoft, for optimizing surveillance of the Israel-Egypt border.
A Pelco video surveillance system is providing access to video from multiple sources at the Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 911 Center.
Science Applications International Corporation received a contract from the U.S. Army, Engineering and Support Center, to provide physical security and force protection systems.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Balfour Technologies LLC has received a Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for its situation data and information-sharing application four-Dscape.
CustomVault announced that the U.S. General Services Administration has approved its Mobile Armory Building (MAB) after testing by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for portable armory specifications.
HireRight won a 2011 MarketTools CustomerSat Achievement in Customer Excellence Award.
The eXaminer SLB explosives detection system from L-3 Security & Detection Systems has passed the European Union Commission Regulation Standard 3 for Aviation Safety under the European Civil Aviation Conference Common Evaluation Programme of Security Equipment. The system was tested by Service Technique de l’Aviation Civile.
Mer Security announced that its Secure-M PSIM technology was named 2010 Global New Product Innovation by Frost & Sullivan.
Simeone Award Established, Nominations Sought
The ASIS International Law Enforcement Liaison Council (LELC) has established the Matthew Simeone ASIS Award for Public-Private Partnership Excellence. Administered by the ASIS Foundation, Inc., the award will recognize outstanding achievement by a private organization and a law enforcement agency in the advocacy, development, implementation, and practice of public-private cooperation for public safety.
The application deadline for sending nominees to be considered for the award is May 20. Two winners will be selected—one from a private organization and one from law enforcement; as part of the award, they will receive free accommodations at and free transportation to the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida, where they will be presented with the award on Wednesday, September 21.
The new award has been created to honor the memory of Matthew Simeone, a distinguished 24-year member of the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) in New York. Prior to his untimely death in 2009, Simeone was the Commanding Officer of the Police Commissioner’s Community Affairs Unit and a highly respected private sector liaison.
An active LELC member, Simeone spearheaded the NCPD Security/Police Information Network (SPIN) by working closely with ASIS business and security leaders, the Community Oriented Policing Services, the ASIS Long Island Chapter, NCPD, New York City Police Department, and Suffolk County Police. SPIN, which is a two-way email communications P3 network, brings together the public sector (law enforcement and nonlaw enforcement governmental agencies) and the private sector (vetted private security directors and nonvetted community-based organizations).
A committee consisting of the LELC, an ASIS executive staff leader, and a representative from the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Private Sector Liaison Committee will select the winners.
Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.asisonline.org/simeone. An accompanying narrative describing the P3 program must meet the award criteria guidelines. For more information, contact Barbara Buzzell at [email protected], or LELC Award Committee Chair Oksana Farber at [email protected].
ASIS and (ISC)2 Join Forces in September
(ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, will co-locate its first annual (ISC)2 Security Congress with the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida, September 19-22. The events, which together are anticipated to draw more than 20,000 attendees from around the world, will combine to offer dynamic educational programs, interactive networking forums, and a massive exhibit hall of more than 700 security product and service displays. General education sessions, networking events, and the exhibit floor will be open to registered attendees for either event.
Three days of focused education programs, developed and delivered by ASIS and (ISC)2, will offer attendees new perspectives and expert insights into current and emerging best practices for the protection of life, property, and information. Informal social events hosted by both organizations will provide a productive and effective forum for network-building as practitioners from across the security industry gather to engage in thoughtful dialogue and discussion. A new area on the exhibit floor will be dedicated to innovations in information security solutions.
ASIS certification reviews will be offered September 16-17 for the Certified Protection Professional®, Professional Certified Investigator®, and Physical Security Professional® examinations. On September 17-18, a series of (ISC)2 credential clinics are scheduled for that organization’s designations, as well as an official two-day review seminar for two of them.
The decision to present a co-located conference and exhibition event evolved from a memorandum of understanding signed in late 2010 by the two global organizations. Both organizations seek to advance the total security landscape and the convergence of traditional and logical security by leveraging their individual capacities and abilities—ultimately enhancing the value of membership for both bodies.
“This agreement reflects the rapidly evolving, converging roles of the information security and traditional security professionals within the global business marketplace,” states ASIS President Raymond T. O’Hara, CPP. “By strategically aligning our organizational resources, our combined memberships of more than 100,000 professionals gain access to core knowledge and best practices across the full spectrum of information and traditional security. The opportunity to connect with one’s security counterpart and to build a solid practitioner network is one of the most valuable benefits to be derived from this relationship.”
“It is clear that the certification and education bodies must work together to better serve this growing security profession,” said W. Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)2. “Our goal in working with ASIS is to develop high-quality programs for the broader security community that will further develop a workforce whose skills are in great demand.”
In addition to the cross-promotion of each organization’s respective professional certifications, ASIS and (ISC)2 will engage in shared educational programming, develop research, and work cooperatively on legislative issues of mutual interest.
For more on the Seminar and Exhibits, visit www.asisonline.org.
Bush, Fox, Rutan to Keynote at Seminar and Exhibits
Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, and Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will be keynote speakers at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, to be held September 19-22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
As the 43rd Governor of the state of Florida, Bush’s achievements include education reform and tax cuts, which helped Florida lead the nation in job growth. Coauthor of Profiles in Character, a book profiling 14 of Florida’s civic heroes, Bush currently heads his own consulting business and is chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. He will speak on Tuesday, September 20, at 8 a.m.
A visionary leader with a deep understanding of the economic and social challenges facing Latin America, Fox is one of the world’s most important voices on the contemporary geopolitical landscape and the role of business in the developing world. In his autobiography, Revolution of Hope, Fox outlines his vision of hope for the future of the Americas and the role of business in the developing world. Fox will address attendees on Wednesday, September 21, at 8 a.m.
On Thursday, September 22, at 12:00 p.m., entrepreneur and designer Burt Rutan will address attendees at the Seminar and Exhibits’s closing luncheon. Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Inc. Magazine and described by Newsweek as “the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer,” Rutan is a visionary with a passion for the advancement of technology. Some of his recent projects include the White Knight and SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately funded manned spacecraft.