Industry News December 2013
Counterfeiting can affect more than a company’s reputation and bottom line—it can result in deaths when sham pharmaceuticals or airplane parts, for example, are used instead of the real thing.
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., provides botanical DNA-based security and authentication solutions that cannot be copied and provide a forensic chain of evidence that can be used to prosecute perpetrators.
The company is working with Nissha Printing Company of Japan to expand its Sig-Nature inkjet solutions to protect food, apparel, cosmetics, electronics, and more. In one example, Nissha uses the DNA-based ink to help secure the fresh fish supply chain for the Oita Fisheries Cooperative. Each fish is weighed, measured and marked with a unique identifier to verify that the product is what it claims to be.
In cooperation with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, Applied DNA Sciences has created a method of detecting counterfeit goods for the military. The agency now requires that certain components be marked with a DNA-based substance. After it is applied to the device, the marking can be identified using ultraviolet light. It cannot be altered or washed off, so items that are missing the appropriate marks are immediately identifiable.
Other applications to foil counterfeiting for retailers, manufacturers, and financial institutions include adding the DNA markers to packaging, electronics, fabrics, and cash degradation dyes.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution implemented ACR Personal Locator Beacons from ACR Electronics, Inc., for its lifeboat crews that save lives in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
CNL Software is partnering with Condortech Services, Inc., to promote PSIM projects in the United States and Latin America, and with Tiburon, Inc., to provide complete situational intelligence for first responders.
Munich’s Allianz Arena converted its video surveillance system to Dallmeier technology with Panomera multifocal sensor technology to ensure order in the stadium.
Fluensee, a radio-frequency identification asset tracking provider, has deployed Jasper soft as the reporting engine that powers results for its RFID-enabled enterprise asset tracking.
G4S Technology is installing Axis high-definition cameras to support its existing security system at Mylor Yacht Harbour in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Olympiastadion Berlin, the second largest football stadium in Germany, signed a contract with Identive Group, Inc., to provide cashless payment services.
Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers is using IndigoVision’s IP video security solution to implement human resources policies, carry out staff training, and increase security investigation in its New Zealand locations.
InStore Logic, Inc., has agreed to a global license of all of ObjectVideo, Inc., video analytics patents.
ISCA is entering a distribution agreement with Singapore-based communications consultant Lissome Systems to deploy Lissome’s ISC8’s solutions in Southeast Asia.
Lakeside Software is adding Citrix XenClient to its SysTrack analysis toolset, aiding IT professionals in efforts to collect and use environmental and user data to improve virtual desktops. Lakeside has also entered integration agreements with GreenBytes, NComputing, NVIDIA, and Teradici.
Leiszler Oil, which operates the Short Stop chain of convenience stores and gas stations in Kansas, has invested in Toshiba IP video technology to protect its employees, customers, and products.
NetIQ is partnering with Altran to offer NetIQ’s identity and access management and security products to companies in Norway.
Schneider Electric completed its installation of integrated management and security systems at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas.
System Development Integration, LLC, acquired X7 to further specialize in critical infrastructure intensive environments.
The University of Fairfax (UoF) signed an agreement with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to allow
DAU students to receive credits towards a master’s or doctoral degree in cybersecurity from UoF.
VideoIQ announced a patent license agreement with ObjectVideo, Inc., giving it a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-bearing license to its patent portfolio.
Wombat Security Technologies is entering a global reseller agreement with RSA, the Security Division of EMC, which will help organizations leverage security awareness training.
API Technologies Corp. is providing the U.S. Department of Defense with power entry panels for use in its operations mobile command and control shelters.
The Bryn Mawr Fire Company of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, ordered two new fire trucks with E-ONE’s ProTech system featuring collision warning, electronic stability control, occupant detection, and a camera system for perimeter protection.
Under the direction of Security Networks and Bundesdruckerei, Cognitec Systems has begun installing facial recognition software and hardware for integration at electronic gates at all major German airports as part of the German Border Police’s EasyPASS project.
Caterpillar, Inc., was chosen to supply standby power generation for New York City’s Grand Central Terminal to protect the state’s critical infrastructure.
Carroll Independent School District in Texas is using safety devices from eTrak to create a safer school environment and to provide a quicker response if an emergency occurs.
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority awarded Identive Group, Inc., a three-year contract to supply smart chip-based transit tickets for the country’s rail network. Infineon Technologies AG will supply the chips for the tickets.
The International Airport of Sochi in Russia is using the Broadway 3D Face Recognition System from Artec Group to identify airport employees.
Midlothian Independent School District in Texas has installed the Rapid Responder Crisis Management System from Prepared Response, Inc., in its schools.
MorphoTrak, Inc., has partnered with Identity One to deliver BIOGUARD, a fingerprint identification system, to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona.
The Chickamauga National Military Park Visitor Center in Georgia is using Adaptive Dual Technology Microwave/PIR detectors from NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., to fight false alarms and detect intruders.
NICE Systems coordinated with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas to implement NICE Situator and NiceVision Net to secure the Houston Ship Channel.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has adopted KeyWatcher key control cabinets from Morse Watchmans to protect its keys.
The Port of Richmond, Virginia, has deployed RADWIN’s wireless surveillance network to enhance its port facility. RADWIN partnered with CelPlan to design and implement the surveillance network.
Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., is providing instructors to support the training needs of the Royal Saudi Air Force after being awarded a subcontract by Merlin RAMCo, Inc.
The U.S. Postal Service is implementing SecureKey’s cloud-based authentication infrastructure in the new Federal Cloud Credential Exchange, which allows users to securely access online services at federal agencies using a single password.
Setronics won the Massachusetts Operational Services Division’s Statewide Contract for security, surveillance, and access control systems to provide security systems to state, municipal, public service, and nonprofit agencies.
The Swiss Armed Forces awarded a five-year contract to Revision Military for its all-purpose ballistic Sawfly Military Eyewear kits.
The Deer Park Police Department in Texas is using Vigilant Solutions’ license plate recognition systems and online investigative tools.
The Port of Entry in Van Buren, Maine, is using Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ SuperWall system to help meet the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s security requirements and meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold criteria.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AlliedBarton Security Services won the Seven Seals Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in New Jersey and Missouri.
Business Optix, a cloud-based platform provider, attained ISO 27001 certification from the International Organisation for Standardisation after independent external assessments.
Honeywell welcomed Marshall Alarm Systems, a full-service electronic security provider, as a Honeywell Authorized Dealer for Commercial Security Systems.
Monitor America, LLC, a New Jersey company specializing in security monitoring services technology, was awarded the Central Station Alarm Association Five Diamond certification.
Moxa received an Underwriters Laboratories certification of its VPort 36-1MPIVA-T surveillance camera for Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous locations, meaning the camera can be safely deployed in locations where flammable gases or vapors are present.
Oncam Grandeye won the Retail Mobile Security Application New Product of the Year award from Security Products magazine for its OnVu360 downloadable iOS mobile surveillance app.
Schneider Electric’s Pelco Endura Enterprise 2.0 video management system has been recertified with the Lenel OnGuard access control system 6.5 and 6.6.
Viscount Systems received FIPS 201 certification for its new Freedom VeriCert software from the U.S. General Services Administration.
The Armored Group is introducing its new Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport (BATT) to provide safety features and tactical capabilities in the field for deployment, extraction, and medic services.
The Journal of Fire Protection Engineering and Fire Technology announced that they will merge effective January 1, 2014, under the title Fire Technology.
Global Strategies Group is moving to new offices in Singapore to accommodate its expanding work force that provides technical, operational, and specialist support to clients across the Asia Pacific region.
Lenco Industries, Inc., sponsored the 2013 Connecticut SWAT Challenge hosted by the West Hartford Police in Connecticut.
Maryland’s Energy Administration launched “Fuel Up Maryland,” a service station resiliency grant program to provide funding for service stations to prewire for backup-power generation in the event of a major power outage.
Paxton Access, Inc., has relocated its headquarters from Orlando, Florida, to Greenville, South Carolina.
Pop-A-Lock’s PALSavesKids program has rescued more than 350,000 children who were accidentally locked in an automobile for free since its creation in 1991.
Verizon Wireless provided additional network coverage and support to emergency personnel battling the Plumas Lightning Complex Fires in Taylorsville, California, enhancing wireless voice and data coverage for emergency personnel. Verizon provided the same support for the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.
VideoSurveillance.com is expanding its Community-Cam intiative, a free crowdsourced security camera map, to San Francisco.
President’s Awards of Merit
Four members who have been major contributors to a variety of programs under the ASIS International umbrella have been selected by ASIS President Geoffrey T. Craighead, CPP, as recipients of this year’s President’s Awards of Merit. Each received their awards during a luncheon at the ASIS 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Chicago.
The first of the four is Mohammad Al-Shammary, who was selected because of his tireless efforts to motivate, inspire, and support ASIS members in the Middle East. As the area’s senior regional vice
president, Al-Shammary’s leadership has resulted in membership growth and the creation of new chapters. Al-Shammary is general manager for international security operations at Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
F. Mark Geraci, CPP, was recognized for his years of leadership in ASIS management positions, including ASIS president, ASIS Board of Directors member, and council chair. For the last five years, Geraci has chaired the Standards and Guidelines Commission. His experience in the profession, along with his significant leadership skills, has provided ASIS with enhanced visibility and credibility in creating guidelines and standards that are leading to consistent practices in the security discipline. Geraci is vice president and CSO for Purdue Pharma LP in Stamford, Connecticut.
Joseph J. Gulinello was honored for his unwavering volunteer service with ASIS councils since 1997. Gulinello was tapped as a council vice president (CVP) in 2006. In that role, he has provided insightful leadership to the council structure. For the last three years, he has served as senior CVP. Gulinello is executive vice president with Emergency Management Initiatives, Staten Island, New York.
Gary M. Moore, CPP, received the award because of his many years of membership in and dedicated service to chapters and regions. As he assumed various leadership positions, Moore exemplified the best in volunteer leadership. Moore is vice president of Contact Security, Inc., in Brea, California.
Criscuoli Award Bestowed
The ASIS International Annual E. J. Criscuoli Jr., CPP, Volunteer Leadership Award has been given to David B. Toon, CPP. The award specifically recognizes a member who deserves special recognition for volunteer leadership at the chapter level.
Toon joined ASIS in 2001. During his 12 years as a member, he has shown remarkable dedication, perseverance, and commitment, which has catapulted him up the volunteer leadership ladder. Within two years, he was treasurer of the Phoenix Chapter and within five years, he was the chapter chair. By 2010, he rose to become the assistant regional vice president for Region 4B.
According to those who have worked with him, Toon embodies what it means to be a dedicated leader. The Phoenix Chapter’s stellar success owes more than a little to the tireless work he performed. The Criscuoli Award also recognizes Toon’s interest in fostering the programs of his chapter and region and in developing the security visions of their members.
The Criscuoli Award included complimentary registration, transportation, and accommodations at this year’s seminar and exhibits, plus a significant donation to the ASIS Foundation and the recipient’s chapter in his name.
Gilmore Wins Bordes Award
David H. Gilmore, CPP, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Roy N. Bordes Council Member Award of Excellence. ASIS International President Geoffrey T. Craighead, CPP, presented Gilmore with the award at Wednesday’s Networking Luncheon at the ASIS 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits.
The Bordes Award recognizes a member of the Society who has exhibited devotion as a volunteer, emphasizing significant contributions at the council level over an extended period of time.
Gilmore certainly meets those criteria. He has been actively involved in all aspects of council activity for 20 years. Specifically, he has been the guiding force behind the Academic and Training Programs Council for many years, serving as chair or vice chair at least 11 times. While in these leadership positions, Gilmore promoted security management as an academic discipline at the high school and college levels, promoted ASIS student memberships, and served as a subject matter expert, Web master, and guidelines resource.
President of Colonial Safeguards in Arlington, Virginia, Gilmore has also been in the forefront of the planning and program design for the Academic/Practitioner Symposium since its inception. The symposium has provided a forum for dialogue between companies seeking the security managers of the future and the academic institutions charged with preparing students to take on the profession’s demands.
This award is named after another dedicated council volunteer. For more than 30 years before his death, Roy N. Bordes was a leader on the Physical Security Council and ultimately served as a council vice president. Bordes was a regular speaker at ASIS educational programs and frequently led sessions at the annual seminar.