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Industry News December 2012


As companies continue to exploit the potential uses of the cloud, six security-focused companies have come together to create an integrated online intelligence service that operates via the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud. The Vigilance Federation delivers technology, information, and analysis from all six companies fused together as a service. It offers the kind of security intelligence tools and capabilities usually available only to government agencies or multinational corporations.

Led by Pinkerton Corporate Risk Management, the federation uses TIES software from Swan Island Networks as its common technology platform. Other companies partnering in this venture are Iveda Solutions, a managed video services provider and surveillance technology innovator; Breadcrumb, LLC, a location-based services company that specializes in location and tracking; Advantage Factory, a professional software development and consulting firm; and Detecta Chem, which offers a hand-held explosive and drug detection system.

Already used for the G8/NATO Summit in Chicago and at both the Democratic and Republican political conventions, the service has also been employed by commercial customers for tracking cargo, providing all-hazards alerts for weather and crime events, and coordinating surveillance. The program is available for organizations of any size, and even individuals.


Emergency alerting from Amika Mobile and Red Oxygen was deployed at the annual Little League Baseball World Series.

Al Nabooda Automobiles in the United Arab Emirates is using cameras from Arecont Vision to protect its properties.

Bosch Security Systems has integrated its MIC Series cameras with MG Squared’s Lowering System for installing and maintaining pole-mounted cameras.

Brivo Systems LLC has entered into a partnership with Integrator Support, enabling Integrator Support dealers to access Brivo’s cloud-based ACS WebService.

CNL Software is partnering with RADiFlow to enable detection, resolution, and management of both cyber and physical attacks in a single solution.

Diebold employees are staffing the in-house central station at Regions Financial Corporation to monitor alarm, video, and other systems.

An anonymous tipping system from e2Campus has been implemented at Siena Heights University in Michigan.

Envysion, Inc., will provide video-driven business intelligence to Boddie-Noell Enterprises, an operator of more than 330 Hardee’s locations, to improve loss prevention, operations, and profitability.

EPG Security Group provided protective services for senior elected officials and special events surrounding the Republican National Convention through Epiphany Productions, Inc.

Cayman Chemical and FLIR Systems, Inc., have joined to create a gas chromatograph mass spectrometry system that can identify even the newest designer drugs.

Access control solutions and readers from HID Global were selected for use at First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University in China.

Hikvision network video recorders support the newest network cameras from Pelco by Schneider Electric.

Identive Group, Inc., provided contactless entry and payment solutions at the Olympic Club and the Alexandra Palace during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Future Security Plc. chose a video surveillance system from Intellio Technologies Plc. to protect the headquarters of Sága Foods Plc. in Hungary.

ISS will supply facility services to Novartis sites in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia.

Dubai Aluminium has deployed the MetricStream-enterprise risk management solution.

Morse Watchmans key control solutions are in use at the United Airlines Jet Rebuild and Test Facility in San Francisco.

North American Video is implementing video surveillance and security systems at the Valley Forge Casino in Pennsylvania.

Spectrum Tracking Systems, Inc., has granted a license for its location-based services patent portfolio to FreightWatch International.

SightLogix,Inc., has appointed TaylorLong and Associates, Inc., as manufacturer’s representative for the Northwestern United States.

TASER selected the Samsung GALAXY Player as an add-on portable monitor for the AXON Flex system.


The Amika Mobility Server from Amika Mobile has been deployed at City Hall in Quinte West, Ontario, Canada, for critical and emergency alerts.

Animetrics and partner DataWorks Plus have been selected by the Pennsylvania Justice Network to provide facial biometrics technology for the state’s police and sheriff’s departments.

Arecont Vision is providing cameras with license plate recognition to the city of Uljugun, South Korea. Daesung Net Co., Ltd., is the installing dealer.

A visual display solution from Christie Digital Systems USA was chosen by Whit lock for the Dallas Police Department’s Fusion Center.

Delta Scientific provided the U.S. Secret Service with its mobile crash barriers for use at both the Republican and Democratic conventions.

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency selected ESi to implement a new crisis management system.

The Latvian Ministry of Transport has commissioned Giesecke & Devrient to manufacture and supply driver’s licenses.

GTSI Corporation will upgrade the Miami International Airport surveillance systems and infrastructure, using technologies from NICE Systems.

HID Global will supply the U.S. Department of Defense with FARGO card printer/encoders.

New York City Police Department has teamed with Microsoft to develop a system to aggregate and analyze public safety data in real time.

The Stanwood-Camano School District in Washington is using the MobileCamViewer from mobiDEOS to monitor surveillance cameras.

ObjectVideo, Inc., has been awarded a contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop geolocation technology.

Onset Technology is providing its priority messaging solutions to the Lee County Emergency Medical Services in Florida.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a contract to a team led by Rivada Port Graham Solutions and 308 SYSTEMS for tactical communications products, infrastructure, and services.

Modesto City Schools in California has replaced locks that were vulnerable to vandalism with SARGENT 11-Line locksets from ASSA ABLOY to deter criminals.


The Australian Security Industry Association Ltd. bestowed the first prize of the Security 2012 Exhibition’s New Product of the Year Award to the Jaguar mega pixel camera from Innovative Security Designs. Other winners were Guide CPN gloves, which protect the wearer from cuts, punctures, and needles; and TruWitness from DVTEL, Inc., which turns smartphones into surveillance cameras.

BearCom was designated the North American Radio Solutions Dealer of the Year by Motorola Solutions.

The U.S. Patent Office has granted Business Controls, Inc., a patent for its method of handling anonymity for users of whistleblower and other hotline services.

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has certified Digital Defense, Inc., as an approved scanning vendor for the seventh consecutive year.

The CyberCat platform with integrated voice messaging from Fike is compliant with the UL 2572 Standard for Mass Notification Systems.

FutureNet Security Solutions announced that its 16-foot-wide SW1900 wedge vehicle barrier has passed crash test certification for ASTM F2656-07 M50 P1 standard.

IQinVision announced that its most popular IQeye camera models have achieved UL Listed status in the United States and Canada.

Lenel Systems International, Inc., was awarded the 2012 W. Howard Harman Friendship Award by Little League International in recognition of its contributions to the Little League Baseball World Series. Lenel has provided security technology and equipment for access, alarms, and video systems for 14 years.

Network Box USA has upgraded to triple certification status with ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2005 certifications for its managed security services.

Yougetitback was awarded a U.S. patent for systems and methods for detecting the loss, theft, or unauthorized use of a mobile device and for altering the device’s functionality in response.


Altronix has redesigned its Web site at with new resources and functionality.

The American Red Cross has launched the Hurricane App for use on iPhone and Android platforms. Besides providing real-time weather information, it will help people contact family and friends during emergencies.

American Science and Engineering, Inc., has expanded Middle East operations with a new branch office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Animetrics has opened an office in Washington, D.C., to focus on research and federal business development as well as strategic partnerships.

Complete Pixel has launched a manufacturer representative group based in the United Arab Emirates, providing sales and support for products in the Middle East, Africa, India, Pakistan, and Turkey.

Elsevier has launched a new quarterly journal, the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, which is affiliated with the Global Risk Forum. Content will be available free until August 2013 at

Firetide, Inc., joined with Lenel Systems International and Axis Communications to contribute wireless video surveillance for the 66th annual Little League Baseball World Series.

LG Electronics has launched a new line of surveillance products for the U.S. market. They are available via Observint Technologies.

Medeco has redesigned its Web site with easier navigation and more product information.

The National Society of Executive Fire Officers and Congressional Fire Services Institute have released a firefighter code of ethics.

Protection 1 has launched a new customer service app that allows security equipment at national account locations to be viewed remotely by customers.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, in partnership with the University of Arkansas and with support from Checkpoint Systems and Ernst & Young, will study loss prevention risks associated with emerging point-of-sale technology.

Sears is working with a coalition of more than 55 antibullying organizations on Team Up To Stop Bullying, an initiative that aims to provide a trusted place for students, children, victims, parents, educators, schools, and communities to find bullying solutions.

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., has become a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission Initiative, a group of 55 companies committed to hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020.

SMS Security Systems has launched a new Web site at

TeleEye Group has established TeleEye Bangledesh Limited in cooperation with ICEL Private Limited to
serve the South Asian market.


Board Management Committee Announced
The ASIS International Board of Directors will be led in 2013 by five security management professionals who make up the Board Management Committee and hold the positions of chairman of the Board, president, president-elect, treasurer, and secretary. The latter was decided during an election by the full Board of Directors held at the ASIS 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Philadelphia in September.

Chairman. Eduard J. Emde, CPP, ASIS’s president in 2012, assumes the role of chairman of the Board of Directors in 2013. Emde has degrees from Rotterdam’s Erasmus University and from the University of Lancaster, located in the United Kingdom. His previous security and risk management experience was gleaned at companies such as KPMG Holding NV, Interseco, and the European Space Agency, of which he was head of safety and security in the research and testing center for three years. Today, Emde runs his own consultancy, BMKISS Europe.

Emde began his affiliation with ASIS in 1990 as a student member of the former European Chapter. He earned his Certified Protection Professional ® (CPP) designation in 1998.

President. Geoffrey Craighead, CPP, ASIS’s president in 2013, began his security career in Hong Kong in 1980 and held security management positions with various security service firms during the following 27 years. He is currently vice president, professional development, for Universal Protection Service of Santa Ana, California.

Craighead received a bachelor of science from Australian National University. He was admitted as member of the Institute of Industrial Security in Devon, England, in 1981; completed the Fire Safety Director’s Course, in 1982; and finished the Building Security Certified Professional Preparation Course in 2007.

A member of ASIS since 1985, Craighead held numerous offices with the Los Angeles Chapter. He chaired the ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council and participated on the Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline Committee. Craighead was also a member of the Professional Certification Board (PCB) for five years, rising to the position of president in 2003. He earned his CPP in 1983.

President-elect. Richard Widup, Jr., CPP, who becomes president-elect in 2013, has been senior director for security operations/corporate security for Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, Connecticut, since 2005. He has served in security management positions for 25 years, working in the global pharmaceutical industry and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division (CID). He received a masters of science in public administration from Central Michigan University and has earned numerous CID credentials and certificates.

A member of ASIS since 2000, Widup is currently affiliated with the Southern Connecticut Chapter. In addition to his term on the ASIS Board of Directors, Widup has been vice president of the ASIS Foundation and a council vice president. He chaired the Transportation Security Council for two years and was honored as Council Chair of the Year in 2003. He became a CPP in 2003.

Treasurer. Serving as treasurer in 2013 will be Dave N. Tyson, CPP, of Tyson Security Risk Advisory, San Jose, California. Before creating his own enterprise security risk advisory practice, Tyson was with Apollo Information Systems, a security-focused, value-added reseller located in Los Gatos, California, and before that, Tyson was the chief information security officer for Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco. He began his security career as an executive protection specialist and has held increasingly responsible security management positions during a 28-year career.

A member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Tyson joined ASIS in 1997. In addition to the ASIS Board of Directors, Tyson has served on the PCB, been a regional vice president, and chaired the Information Technology and Security Council. He was certified as a CPP in 1996.

Tyson has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2005 Security Pioneer Award bestowed by the Canadian Chapters of ASIS, and has been an active participant in various information security professional organizations.

Secretary. David Davis, CPP, has been director of division security for Northrop Grumman, San Bernardino, California, since 1990. He began his security career in 1974 and has accumulated 23 years of experience in security management, including several years in international and export businesses as well as the entertainment, retail, hotel, and service industries.

Davis joined ASIS in 1999 and is affiliated with the California Inland Empire Chapter, which he chaired from 2003 to 2005. In addition to completing his first term on the ASIS Board, Davis is a member of the ASIS Defense and Intelligence Council and served as president of the ASIS Foundation from 2007 to 2009. He earned his CPP designation in 2006.

He has also been a member of the Contractor SAP/SAR Working Group, the Industrial Security Working Group, the Aerospace Industries Association, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Phoenix Rising
The ASIS International Foundation has announced the winners of a new award that grants two full tuition scholarships to the University of Phoenix. Each scholarship allows a student to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree through the university’s College of Criminal Justice and Security. Recipients may choose to complete their studies on campus or online. The 2012 winners are ASIS members Wade Meadows, Jr., and Brett Smith, PSP.

Delaware Chapter member Meadows is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is currently a site security leader at DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington. He will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Phoenix University. In three essays written as a part of the application process, Meadows pointed out the complex role of security in the future. “While physical threats remain a concern,” he wrote, “they have been joined by virtual and systemic threats that previous generations could not have conceived of.” Noting that security has become an integral part of a company’s ability to compete in the global marketplace, Meadows acknowledged that “education in security and criminal justice today is an absolute necessity for those who wish to protect both the public and private sectors.” Meadows hopes that his bachelor’s degree will help him gain a new skill set aside from what he learned in the service. “To me, safety and security are the most important issues in my community and the world around me,” he wrote. “I recognize the global need for the protection of both people and assets.”

Canadian Pacific Chapter member Smith is a security officer at The Fairmont Express Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Smith will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Security and Management. While he has been in the security field for 14 years, Smith realized that he needed that degree to move ahead. In his essays, Smith noted that “people in charge of security [must] have an appropriately positioned security focus stemming from relevant education.” He looks forward to the opportunities that a degree will provide.

“The whole industry is under scrutiny for any event that occurs, no matter where located or how isolated,” he continued. “An education from the University of Phoenix will allow me to get more out of my work and, in turn, give back to my work and profession.”

“Partnering with the ASIS Foundation to offer two full-tuition scholarships is an exciting development for the College of Criminal Justice and Security. Like ASIS, we believe in the safety and security of our communities, and it is our goal to provide access to education for our criminal justice and security leaders as they work to protect our community’s infrastructure,” says Dean James Ness, College of Criminal Justice and Security. “We are equally honored to join the ASIS Foundation’s network of esteemed security management experts.”

ASIS is committed to the success of security professionals and their overall growth in the field. The recipients were chosen by an ASIS panel, which evaluated applications and essays submitted by scholarship candidates. Applicants were required to be a member of ASIS for two consecutive years to be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients may attend class online or at one of University of Phoenix’s over 200 locations.