Industry News October 2012
Anew laboratory for information technology research and collaboration has been launched by Sandia National Laboratories on the grounds of the Livermore Valley Open Campus in Livermore, California. The Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory(CTRL) provides an open, controlled venue where cybersecurity professionals can meet and discuss critical cyber research issues.
The CTRL will enable professionals to run experiments in a wide range of areas with collaborators from government, academia, and industry, and from national and international organizations. The uniquely controlled environment allows researchers to monitor cyber activity in the building, and they will be able to work outside the restrictions normally associated with government laboratories.
Administrators expect the CTRL to foster the science and foundations for cybersecurity research, develop relationships to help understand technical threat concerns, develop and implement cybersecurity approaches in real-world situations, promote technical domains that advance cybersecurity, foster political and social awareness of cyberthreats, and disseminate research and solutions.
The CTRL will also house Sandia’s Center for Cyber Defenders program, which has trained hundreds of college students in cyber defense.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
A.F.Y. Security Distributors, Inc., has added the Integra32 access control system from RBH Access Technologies to its offerings.
Aiphone Corporation has named Cornell Communications as the primary and preferred distributor of its IS Series Rescue Assistance System and NHX-Nurse Call System.
American Dynamics has integrated its Illustra IP camera line with the Genetec Omnicast video management solution.
Lotte Department Store in Busan, Korea, has installed Arecont Vision cameras to control liability claims in the parking area.
Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, is securing its facility with Avigilon surveillance solutions.
KeyLink by BuildingLink was selected by Western Rim Property Services for key management in 13 Texas luxury properties.
DRS Technologies, Inc., announced that its Watch-Master IP Elite thermal imaging camera is compatible with March Networks’ video management system.
Exacq Technologies has become an AMAG Technology Certified Partner.
Fluidmesh Networks announced that MSA Datacom will represent the Fluidmesh line in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa.
General Dynamics and EADS North America are working together to deliver border protection and security systems.
Halon Security has joined the Virtual Computing Environment Company as a technology partner.
Lenel Systems will resell EasyLobby visitor management software from HID Global as part of a solution integrated with Lenel On-Guard access control.
Honeywell welcomed several new dealers: Albemarle Sound and Security, Pacific Alarm Systems, Floyd Total Security, and National Industrial Communications Inc.
I.D. Systems, Inc., has received an order from Detroit Diesel Corporation to deploy its vehicle management system on a fleet of industrial trucks.
Cameras from Intellio are protecting the new headquarters of K&H Group Hungary.
IQinVision cameras have been deployed by Ellwood Group, Inc., to monitor and improve manufacturing processes, as well as for security purposes. Compass Network Services is the integrator on the project.
ISS will deliver facilities management services to Barclays Bank operations around the world under a new global partnership.
Jenne, Inc., has signed a distribution agreement with ViewZ, a monitor manufacturer.
NextAlarm will expand its services in the German market by collaborating with emergency and service centers operated by KOETTER Security.
Lumidigm fingerprint sensors are being implemented by a Brazilian bank via partners Diebold Brazil and Griaule.
Standard Water Control is using the MobileCamViewer from mobiDEOS to monitor its surveillance cameras.
Norman ASA will supply its SCADA protection system to Kongsberg Maritime of Norway to protect oil, gas, and maritime industrial environments.
ObjectVideo, Inc., has signed a global patent license agreement with VIVOTEK.
Opgal Optronic Industries has appointed KB Video systems GmbH as an authorized reseller of its imaging products in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Optosecurity and Smiths Detection are partnering to provide EU standard-compliant threat detection technologies for worldwide airports.
OSS Inc. will provide security guard services to Valley-Care Health System of Ohio.
Rossendales has purchased body cameras from Reveal Media Ltd. for use by bailiffs.
NetApp is using the Send Word Now automated notification and response system to communicate with employees around the world in emergencies.
Senstar is partnering with PSA Security Network to provide its perimeter sensors to PSA members.
TransTech Systems and Medic-Vault are partnering to provide new security solutions in the medical field.
Vicon Industries Inc. announced that FVR Security will serve as manufacturer’s representative in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile.
Vumii Imaging, Inc., announced that its Clariti cameras are now integrated with Nextiva video management software from Verint Systems.
Arecont Vision Cameras have been deployed by the police department in Monroe, New York, to protect the department from liability claims and to monitor prisoners.
Bosch Security Systems is providing security and safety equipment for PT Pelabuhan Indonesia, which handles containers at Indonesian ports.
Hirsch Identive has received an order from an agency in the U.S. Department of Justice for its credential-based access control system.
IndigoVision has upgraded security at Villa Devoto, the seat of local government in Sardinia. Partners SNT srl and Zerotecnica integrated the existing surveillance system by converting it to video over IP and by introducing video analytics.
Milestone XProtect IP video software has been implemented in government judicial buildings in Costa Rica.
Morphix Technologies was awarded a contract for its chemical detection unit by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
ObjectVideo, Inc., announced that its video analytics software is being used for training by the nuclear security engineering department of Sandia National Laboratories.
SpectraRep LLC announced that its IncidentOne datacasting technology was used during the Sailabration in Baltimore for communications with law enforcement and other public safety groups via Maryland Public Television transmitters.
Team Veteran Corps is providing emergency search and rescue equipment to the U.S. Air National Guard Readiness Center.
Texas A&M University System was awarded a contract to develop a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing for biosecurity preparedness.
Vimicro International Corporation has entered into an agreement with the Fuzhou, China, government to develop, produce, and market surveillance products. The new venture is named Fuzhou Vimicro.
The West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is integrating the RescueSim virtual training platform from VSTEP into its incident command training.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Actividentity was named the 2012 Complementary Solution Partner of the Year by Temenos Group AG. The company was chosen as the authentication partner of choice.
AT&T has earned Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness in the
All new Basler IP cameras are ONVIF compliant, and legacy cameras with “BIP2” in the name can be upgraded to ONVIF compliance with a simple update.
CEIA USA, Ltd., has won a 2012 Department of Homeland Security Small Business Achievement Award. The company was honored for development and deployment of a bottle and liquid scanner.
Commercial Integrator named Brivo Systems’ ACS WebService the best access control solution in its BEST Product Awards.
Garda Security Solutions has acquired McKinnon Services of Quebec City, Canada.
Two Honeywell products won 2012 Maximum Impact Awards at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). MAXPRO Cloud was awarded the prize in the category Best Services: Security as a Service, and the 58160D wireless transmitter won for Best Alarm Equipment: Intrusion Sensors and Detectors.
IdentiSys Inc. has acquired the Identification Division of Claritus Inc.
Metis Secure Solutions won the 2012 Maximum Impact Award at ESX for Best Alarm Equipment: Annunciators, Sirens, Strobes.
ReD received the 2012 HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Award for Innovation for its ReD PRISM fraud prevention solution.
Sentina Inc. has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its reusable, tamper-evident cargo covering.
AlliedBarton Security Services has launched a new employment Web site: Jobs.AlliedBarton.com.
Defenshield, Inc., is celebrating its 10th year in business, manufacturing bullet-, blast-, and fragment resistant equipment.
The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice has released a pamphlet on law enforcement officer safety and wellness, which is based on science. The pamphlet is available at ncjrs.gov/
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the University of Maryland have launched an honors program for cybersecurity professionals.
Oberthur Technologies is opening a new card personalization center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The BAM Chase Team is using Ocularis video management software from OnSSI as part of its storm chasing video system.
Shred-it set a Guinness World Record for most paper collected in 24 hours (463,028 pounds) at the annual 9NEWS Shred-a-thon in Denver, Colorado. The event was part of a benefit event for Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.
UBM DeusM has launched TheMobilityHub.com, an online community focusing on enhancing security of mobile devices and applications in the workplace. Good Technology is the exclusive sponsor of the site.
Universal Surveillance Systems raised $40,000 for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via its charity golf tournament.
Vector Security has changed its logo to reflect its updated business strategy.
VideoIQ has established a new regional office in Hyderabad, India.
Vormetric, Inc. has established operations in the United Kingdom to meet growing demand for its data security products in Europe.
Yale Locks and Hardware has introduced the FlashShip Program for faster shipping of selected products.
Simeone Award Bestowed
The ASIS International Law Enforcement Liaison Council (LELC) and the ASIS Foundation are pleased to announce that the winners of the 2012 Matthew Simeone ASIS Award for Public-Private Partnership Excellence are the Greater Orlando Chapter and its public-private partnership partner, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Established in 2011, the Matthew Simeone ASIS Award for Public-Private Partnership Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement by private organizations and public agencies that partner to address crime prevention, antiterrorism, public safety issues, and other difficult challenges.
Matthew Simeone was a distinguished 24-year member of the Nassau County, New York, Police Department (NCPD). Prior to his untimely death in 2009, he was the commanding officer of the Police Commissioner’s Community Affairs Unit and a highly respected private-sector liaison. An active LELC member, he spearheaded the NCPD Security/Police Information Network (SPIN) by working closely with ASIS business and security leaders, the ASIS Long Island Chapter, and the NCPD, NYPD, and Suffolk County Police. SPIN, a two-way e-mail communications network, brings together the public sector (law enforcement and non-law enforcement governmental agencies) and the private sector (vetted private security directors and nonvetted community-based organizations).
“Public-private partnerships are vital to safeguarding our communities. The concept of these partnerships is not only critical to those of us here in the United States but throughout the world. This award highlights the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors in fighting crime and terrorism. The incredible response we have had in applications also underscores the Global Footprint ASIS International has within both the security and law enforcement communities. I am proud to be the 2012 Chair of the LELC and to work with our domestic and international partners to help bring this award to the forefront,” says Brian H. Reich, CPP.
A selection committee consisting of representatives from the LELC, ASIS, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Private Sector Liaison Committee selected the winners from among nine applications.
In their application, the Orlando-based organizations acknowledged reluctance for law enforcement to share “information, crime trends, strategy and training techniques” with the private sector. The solution for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the private sector evolved over the course of many years. The sectors “purposefully and diligently” worked to establish an environment of mutual trust.
“We take great pride in the partnership between the public and private sectors. The Simeone Award is symbolic of years of trust building and risk taking culminating in a model strategy aimed at protecting and preserving the Orlando/Orange County Brand,” says Greater Orlando Vice Chair Gregory Moore, security director of the Mall at Millenia. “Orlando/Orange County saw 55 million visitors in 2011, making this partnership a critical factor in the success of the region.”
In cooperation with the private sector, local law enforcement developed specialized units known as Tourist Oriented Police Services to protect, educate, and serve Orlando’s tourist population.
“We are honored to receive this award. Every day we see the positive results of community partnerships with the attractions, hotels, and restaurants in Orange County’s tourist corridor. The evidence is clear that we accomplish more together than we do apart,” states Sergeant Doug Sarubbi, Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The partnership has seen participation grow steadily over the 16 years since it was established. All parties have equal input and opportunity to voice concerns, recommendations, and feedback. Information flows in both directions, and meetings are steered by leading members of both the public and private sectors.
“Walls of silence and the silo mentalities of yesteryear are no longer acceptable to anyone who holds a highly responsible position of security within their community. Security leaders in both sectors recognize that rapport, reciprocity, and cooperation to share appropriate intelligence and help foster and facilitate strategic alliances with essential stakeholders within the law enforcement and private security community through the exchange of ideas and information. The Simeone Award recognizes the outstanding partnership efforts taking place nationally and internationally,” states Oksana Farber, chair of the Award Selection Committee.
One representative from the private and public sector received an all-expenses paid trip to attend the ASIS 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Philadelphia, where the award was formally presented at the Wednesday, September 12 networking luncheon honoring law enforcement professionals.