Industry News March 2012
As criminals increasingly operate without regard to international borders, crimefighting organizations must also act globally. A recent collaboration between 3VR’s CrimeDex online network and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) expands the network’s reach to six continents.
CrimeDex is a criminal investigation collaboration network that allows law enforcement and business communities to share business-related crime information. Alerts are created and sent to the network to identify criminals wanted for various crimes. Investigators can search and contribute to the database, upload images from 3VR’s SmartRecorders, and share information via alerts and discussion boards.
Adding IAFCI members to the network makes it truly global. The association’s 4,500 members come from law enforcement, banking, retail, insurance, mail-order, airlines, telecommunications, and other industries that span international borders every day.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Accertify will layer its fraud prevention solution over the payment processing system from Tik Tek Solutions for banks in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Gallagher Command Centre is being integrated with Aperio wireless locks from ASSA ABLOY.
Pennsylvania’s Bear Creek Mountain Resort has deployed a high-definition surveillance system from Avigilon to protect its assets and guests.
Aware, Inc., has supplied Cambridge Assessment with a biometric verification solution to enhance the security of its exams.
Barix AG and Milestone Systems have integrated the Barix Audio over IP device with Milestone XProtect IP video management software.
Brivo Systems LLC announced that Amneal Pharmaceuticals has installed Brivo ACS WebService at four sites for access control.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., is partnering with Books-A-Million, Inc., to reduce shrink and enhance customers’ experiences via electronic article surveillance.
Dallmeier HD cameras now integrate into building and security management systems by Schille Informations systeme GmbH using the ONVIF standard.
Western Star Security is now a Honeywell Authorized Dealer for Commercial Security Systems for western Texas.
IndigoVision has provided an IP video solution to Chronopost International to protect and streamline operations at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
IQinVision announced that a McDonald’s restaurant in Dublin has deployed its cameras to improve safety and operations. Arrestec installed the surveillance solution, and GVD helped design the system.
KSW Microtec AG and MELZER are collaborating to produce a multilayer UHF label for access control and asset tracking applications.
LEGIC Identsystems and BQ Smart System have entered a partnership to distribute LEGIC advent technology in Asia.
Summits Sports Inc. is using the MobileCamViewer from mobiDEOS Inc. to monitor activity at its distribution center.
OnSSI has announced a technology partnership with DataDirect Networks to enable scalable storage solutions that can deliver real-time video.
OSS Inc. will provide security services for a Cleveland high-rise building managed by Optima Management Group LLC.
Japan-Nakasu Syotengai, a Japanese shopping mall, selected a QNAP video monitoring and recording solution.
Smiths Detection and ANP Technologies, Inc., have formed a partnership. Smiths will market ANP’s Nano-Intelligent Detection System through its global distribution network.
Toshiba IP video cameras are protecting a high-rise condominium building in Chicago. The system was installed by Dbats, Inc.
VASCO Data Security International, Inc., is providing its DIGIPASS technology to Caixa Geral de Depositos, a Portuguese bank.
Secure Marketing Solutions will represent Video Mount Products in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and part of Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Navy has awarded a sustainment agreement to At Hoc, Inc., for its AtHoc IWS Alerts software in support of Wide Area Alert Notification requirements.
NASA has awarded a contract to Excalibur Associates Inc. for protective services at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana. NASA awarded a contract to The Whitestone Group, Inc., to protect its Langley Research Center.
Fleet Management Solutions was selected by the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons to equip its fleet vehicles with a vehicle tracking and mobile resource management system.
Calgary Transit has installed the Omnicast video surveillance system from Genetec on its light rail transit system. Contava-managed the design and installation of the system, which includes cameras from Panasonic.
HID Global announced that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is using the assetDNA asset intelligent solution from Relegen, which includes HID RFID technology.
Rio de Janeiro is working with IBM to improve the city’s emergency response system.
Virtual Fusion software from IDV Solutions was chosen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to consolidate emergency response information from multiple sources for a Virtual City pilot project on the northern border.
Infinova cameras and equipment are being used by the California Prison Industry Authority at Folsom Prison to monitor strategic locations inside and outside the buildings.
Quantum Secure has deployed its SAFE physical identity and access management software solution for Cape May County, New Jersey.
The Naval Ordnance Test Unit at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is using a new surveillance system based on Samsung technology and designed by Millennium Communications.
Los Angeles World Airports has awarded a contract to Unisys to upgrade the asset control and alarm monitoring system at three Los Angeles airports.
Verint Systems announced that the G.D. Goenka Public School in Vasant Kunj, India, has deployed the Nextiva IP video solution to enhance safety and security. Kochhar Security Solutions designed and integrated the system.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Fiber Optic PoE Midspan devices from American Fibertek, Inc., have been certified by Axis for use with its outdoor pan-tilt-zoom cameras.
Brivo Systems LLC was named Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS-201 Compliance by Government Security News.
Avigilon Corporation has earned two BC Export Awards—Top Exporter in the Advancing Technologies category and Exporter of the Year. The Awards are presented by the Government of British Columbia and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters with support from annual sponsors.
The Dallas Morning News named Hawk Security Services one of the 100 best places to work for the third year in a row.
HID Global announced that its Security Identity Object technology has won a CARTES & Identification 2011 SESAME award for the most innovative solution of the year.
Videx won the Best Building System Security Product award for its CyberLock Flex System Door & I/O module at the Worship Facilities Conference & Expo.
Basler AG has updated its company logo, corporate design, and Web site.
Identive Group, Inc., has launched new product branding. SCM Microsystems, Arygon Technologies, Smartag, TagStar, and ACIG Technology will now be offered under the Identive brand. Hirsch Electronics will adopt the brand Hirsch Identive, and Identity as a Service offerings will continue under the idOnDemand and Multicard brands.
In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, with TV systems in more than 5,500 hotels, is showing public service announcements encouraging those who observe suspicious activity to report it.
Mission 500, a security industry-related charity that encourages child sponsorship through World Vision, is hosting the 2012 Security 5K in conjunction with ISC West on March 29.
The National Retail Federation has launched a new Web site at LPInformation.com.
Panasonic System Networks Company of America is offering products manufactured in energy-efficient facilities using fewer hazardous materials and emitting less carbon dioxide. The company is also simplifying system designs, using less material in manufacturing, and reducing the power consumption of its products.
Razberi Technologies is a new company in Carrollton, Texas, that will focus on IP video technology based on the razberi recorders, formerly sold by GVI Security.
Safer Places Inc. recently celebrated its seventh anniversary.
ASIS International’s France Chapter has conducted the first French Security Management Income Barometer. The Barometer focuses entirely on private security management income.
The number of security manager positions in France is estimated to be between 3,000 and 5,000. APEC, the French state-run employment agency for managers, has highlighted a 46 percent increase in the demand for managers in the security sector. However, private security management is relatively new in France, and the role is often mixed with maintenance or facility management positions. The vast majority of managers work for private security providers (71 percent), but only 4 percent of the total are in senior management positions, while on the clients’ side, 2 percent of managers are actually chief security officers.
Nicholas Le Saux, chair of the ASIS France Chapter, states that this is a first attempt to quantify security management positions and earnings in France, and “there will certainly be adjustments in future publications of this yearly barometer.” The chapter hopes to make the survey an annual occurrence and for it to become “an annual feature of the French security community landscape.”
The survey was produced in partnership with Lincoln Associates and Atao Consulting.
Key results from the survey are:
Forty-six percent of the respondents earned a gross salary of more than €80,000 per year. One-third of remunerations were below €60,000 a year; 18 percent ranged from €60,000 to €80,000; 36 percent fell between €80,000-120,000; and 10 percent were above €120,000.
The sectors offering the highest incomes were consulting and financial services, with an average salary of €115,000-120,000. Retail and private security company management positions earned an average salary of €74.000.
More than two-thirds of respondents had a military background (77 percent).
Academic training levels among respondents were high, with 39 percent reporting that they held a master’s degree and only 13 percent stating that they had a high school or below education.
European Conference to Feature Kendry
Adrian Kendry, senior defense economist and head of defense and security economics at NATO Headquarters will be the opening keynote speaker at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference and Exhibition which will take place in London on April 15-17.
Between 1996 and 2000, Kendry held the Admiral William Crowe Chair in the Economics of the Defense Industrial Base at the United States Naval Academy, focusing upon transatlantic, U.S., and international policy developments concerning the defense and aerospace industries. Concurrently, he also held a visiting professorship in economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 1999. During the period 2000-2001, he worked in an aerospace and defense consultancy in Washington, D.C.
From 2006, Kendry has played a crucial role in developing the conceptual framework for NATO’s role in energy security outlined in the Riga, Bucharest, Strasbourg-Kehl, and Lisbon Summits, and, in this context, was responsible for preparing and delivering speeches and presentations on energy security in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere.
The current global financial and economic crisis creates continuing widespread uncertainty and instability. Such instability poses major challenges for international security and, as a consequence, international business security. Kendry’s keynote will focus on steps being taken to address these challenges and the prospects for global business set against the backdrop of the changing balance of international economic power. In particular, the opportunities and threats confronting European business will be examined and discussed.
The conference and exhibition will kick off Sunday, April 15, with a President’s Reception. During the following two days, delegates will be able to attend 33 high-level educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks.
Other keynote presentations will be provided by: Sir Ian Andrews, chair of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, U.K.; James Brokenshire, MP, minister for crime and security, U.K.; and Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond, patron of the ASIS United Kingdom Chapter.
For more information or to register, visit the Society’s Web site,www.asisonline.org.