Industry News February 2014
York Regional Police of Canada has successfully squelched an international crime ring that was stealing high-end cars in Canada and shipping them overseas via U.S. and Canadian ports. The perpetrators presented counterfeit documents verifying false identities to lease expensive cars from BMW, Mercedes, Acura, and other dealerships. By the time lenders were aware that payments weren’t being made, the cars had been shipped out of the country.
With the cooperation of LoJack Canada’s Law Enforcement team, covert vehicle tracking devices were placed inside some of the vehicles stolen by the theft ring. The LoJack devices helped investigators gather intelligence on the suspects and their accomplices, follow the trails of stolen vehicles, establish and confirm their plans, and gather evidence against the members of the organization. Over the course of the investigation, Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police, Canadian Border Services, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security became involved. The criminals stole 124 vehicles, worth an estimated $5.4 million in assets; 89 of them, worth about $3.2 million, were recovered, and 14 suspects have been charged.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
AMAG Technology has announced that Building Intelligence, Inc., is a Certified Partner of AMAG’s Symmetry Extended Business Solutions Program.
AMG Systems and Meyertech have formed a technology partnership to integrate AMG-Panogenic PanoCam360 cameras into Meyertech’s FUSION-Core-Solar video management software.
ASSA ABLOY has announced that its Aperio wireless lock technology is now integrated with Vanderbilt Industries’ Security Management System and the TX3 system from Mircom Group Companies.
PhotoFax chose the Azuga G2 cloud-based fleet tracking solution to pinpoint driver locations and keep accurate mileage records for fuel reimbursement.
Brivo Systems LLC is partnering with Source AV, which will represent the Brivo product line throughout Canada.
Family Dollar Stores will deploy electronic article surveillance solutions from Checkpoint Systems, Inc., in all of its 7,900 stores, following successful pilot testing.
CNL Software has partnered with Western Advance to provide an integrated PSIM solution for a large liquefied natural gas project in Australia.
Diebold Incorporated is helping secure a gold mine in the Dominican Republic operated by the Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation.
DuPont Authentication, Inc., is working with Brother Industries, Ltd., on a global initiative to protect Brother’s laser and inkjet supplies from illegal counterfeiting.
Fiserve, Inc., has selected iovation’s ReputationManager 360 service to prevent fraud and other financial abuses.
Penn Terminals has chosen Danella Integrated Solutions and Fluidmesh to implement a wireless IP camera surveillance system.
Through an extended partnership, Computerlinks will distribute gateprotect products in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, in addition to Italy, Austria, Greece, Malta, and Cyprus.
China Rose restaurant in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is using a cloud-based video surveillance system from Genetec.
Under an enhanced partnership agreement, iJET International and AXA Assistance will deliver a combined security and medical response solution to enterprises in more than 200 countries, sharing offices in more key regions.
Koorsen Security Technology has installed a video surveillance solution from Exacq Technologies and IQinVision for Indianapolis-based Community Health Network.
JVC Professional Products Company announced that Resorts World Casino New York City is using its IP-based security cameras.
FireEye, Red Hat, and Splunk Inc., have joined the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance to collaborate on solutions.
Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort are using key control systems made by Morse Watchmans and installed by Genesis Resource, Inc.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced that its Gemini Security System is protecting the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.
Optellios, Inc., has added Thomasson Marketing Group and PukNet Group to its team of sales and marketing representatives.
Miller Transportation Inc. has chosen Toshiba IP video cameras as part of its surveillance system, which was designed and installed by Indatus.
The Exploratorium in San Francisco has selected video and access control technologies from Tyco Security Products.
VideoIQ has recognized The Protection Bureau as a Platinum Partner.
Tri-Ed Distribution will sell the Liberty access control system from Viscount Systems at its 65 North American branch locations.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board has selected BioTrackTHC, a division of Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc., to provide a legal marijuana traceability system.
Blighter Surveillance Systems has won a contract to supply the South Korean Armed Forces with electronic scanning radars for long-range ground surveillance of the Demilitarized Zone.
Ekahau Inc. announced that three California Department of State Hospitals are using its location-aware safety alerting solution.
RentPrep from Fidelis Screening Solutions has partnered with the City of Cedar Rapids and its police department to provide tenant background checks as part of a program to help landlords.
Marcomm Systems Group used Genetec open architecture to build customized video surveillance, biometric access control, and more for the City of Toronto Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex.
Giesecke & Devrient has received a contract to provide the U.S. Department of Defense Defense Manpower Data Center with identification and access cards compliant with FIPS 201.
I.D. Systems, Inc., will deploy its PowerFleet Wireless Vehicle Management System for equipment at a U.S. Marine Corps facility in Albany, Georgia, under a contract with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.
Long Island MacArthur Airport has increased security with IPVideo Corporation’s Sentry VMS system, which integrates existing technology into the digital system.
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is using automated exit lane devices from Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas.
Mulligan Security has joined the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
RF Technologies is providing its Safe Place Infant Security Solution to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Gricignano, Italy.
The City of Pasadena, Texas, has signed a contract to continue its public safety partnership with Tiburon, Inc.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AlliedBarton Security Services won the Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Custom Content for its training courses.
ASSA ABLOY has updated the Lenel factory certification for the interface of its IP-enabled locks with the Lenel OnGuard 2012 and 2013 platforms.
AVAYA Government Solutions has been named 2013 Cybersecurity Organization of the Year by the Information Systems Security Association.
Eid Passport, Inc., has achieved cross certification with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority and is a U.S. Department of Defense-approved external PKI provider.
G4S Technology was named Integrator of the Year by SDM magazine.
HID Global and Software House (part of Tyco Security Products) have announced that their combined access control systems are certified FICAM-compliant by the General Services Administration.
Industrial Scientific was named Advanced Manufacturing Company of the Year in the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Awards.
Transactis won Best Overall Product and Most Innovative Cross Functional Product at the 2013 Retail Fraud Awards hosted by Retail Knowledge Media.
Universal Services of America has placed first on Inc. magazine’s Hire Power Awards list, which lists companies that are adding jobs and helping to rebuild the economy.
Verint Systems Inc. earned a 2013 Retail Fraud Award in the category of Most Innovative In-Store Surveillance Solution.
AMAG Technology has opened a new office in McLean, Virginia.
ASTM International has introduced two new standards for point chemical vapor detectors.
Astrophysics Inc. has established a new office in Crystal City, Virginia.
Elite Investigations Ltd. has opened its New England regional headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut.
The National Association for Information Destruction is offering online training for secure destruction professionals who wish to become Certified Secure Destruction Specialists.
The Secure Identity Alliance has welcomed three new members: HID Global, American Banknote Corporation, and Trüb AG.
SecureKey has completed the transfer of its hardware security token group to Kili Technology Corporation.
Spectra Systems Corporation will acquire Inksure’s brand protection and tax stamp authentication assets.
Thales Communications has changed its name to Thales Defense & Security to better represent its focus and offerings.
Verint Systems Inc. has acquired Victrio to strengthen its fraud and risk analysis capabilities.
Vision-Box has opened a new office in São Paulo, Brazil, to serve the Latin American market.
Watchful Software has signed a distribution agreement empowering Tellumat to sell and support Watchful’s products in South Africa.
Board Members Announced
Three new members of the ASIS International Board of Directors began serving as of January 1. They are: Christina Duffey, CPP; Godfried Hendriks, CPP; and Richard Lisko, CPP. They will serve on the Board through 2016.
Duffey. For the past five years, Christina Duffey, CPP, has been vice president of operations for Paragon Security, in Toronto, Canada. She began her security career in 1990 and has held increasingly responsible positions in security services. Before moving into a security career, Duffey completed a three-year tour as a member of the Canadian Forces, Army Reserve. She earned a B.S. in Commerce from DePaul University in 2004.
Duffey joined ASIS in 1996 and earned her Certified Protection Professional® (CPP) designation in 2001. A member of the Toronto Chapter, Duffey is currently a member of the Women in Security Working Group, and served on the ASIS Strategic Planning Committee in 2012. Previously, she was a member of the Professional Certification Board (PCB) from 2007 to 2010 and served as its chair in 2011. She also participated on the ASIS Private Security Services Council from 2004 to 2009 and was its vice chair in 2006 and 2007.
As a member of the ASIS Board of Directors, Duffey intends to “quicken the pace” of participation in the Society among young professionals and women in security. She believes in equipping these members with the tools, resources, and mentors that will increase their credibility, visibility, and participation within the Society. In her view, a diverse membership, including those from outside the United States, fosters the sharing of knowledge and different points of view. A firm supporter of ASIS certifications, she will work to ensure that the Society’s existing designations remain relevant as professional credentials.
Hendriks. Godfried Hendriks, CPP, has been managing director/consultant for GOING Consultancy B.V. in Zeist, The Netherlands, since 2002. He has held security management positions for 24 years. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Amstel HTS, Amsterdam, and an M.B.A. from Henley Business School, Henley-on-Thames, England.
A member of ASIS since 1992, Hendriks currently holds three ASIS volunteer leadership positions. He is cochair for the Eastern Hemisphere of the Senior Regional Vice Presidents Group, a member of the Advisory Council on Public Policy, and a member of the European Advisory Council. He has served with regional vice presidents as well as on strategic planning and awards committees. He has been a member of the Bene lux Chapter since 2005.
Hendriks has been honored with the following ASIS recognitions: the 2005 PCB Award of Achievement for service to the ASIS Certification Program at the chapter and regional levels; the 2008 Outstanding Regional Vice President of the Year; and the 2001 Outstanding Senior Regional Vice President of the Year.
As an ASIS Board of Directors member, Hendriks intends to advance the value of membership and actively participate in ASIS programs. He feels that attracting, developing, and retaining volunteer leaders is essential for the future of the Society. He is committed to using innovative technology to improve efficiency and the effectiveness of each volunteer’s time and efforts.
Lisko. In January 2013, Richard Lisko, CPP, became vice president of business development with AlliedBarton Security Services in Dallas, Texas. With 32 years of experience in security management positions, Lisko has been with AlliedBarton in various positions since 2002 and in other security management positions in financial services, defense, and manufacturing for the previous 18 years. Lisko holds a B.A. in criminology and business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in human resources administration and industrial relations from St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania.
Lisko joined ASIS in 1979 and is currently a member of the North Texas Chapter. He has held leadership positions with the PCB, serving as its president in 2012. He was an assistant regional vice president from 1993 to 2003, council vice president from 2000 to 2002, and chair of the Banking and Finance Council from 1998 to 2000. He was a regional vice president in 1994 and a chapter chair in 1986.
Lisko identified three initiatives that he intends to move forward as a member of the ASIS Board of Directors. He sees that new organizational expectations are requiring sectors that do not traditionally employ security professionals to deliver comprehensive security programs. As a result, he sees a need for ASIS to further collaborate to deliver the expertise and best practices common within the security profession. He also believes ASIS should continue to promote opportunities for security professionals to understand emerging market changes, shape work-force patterns, and deliver new programs. He also intends to develop and deliver programs aimed at young professionals. As a board member, Lisko expects to stay abreast of security industry and market trends, as well as global opportunities and challenges to keep ASIS as the leading organization for security professionals worldwide.
Board Management Committee Selected
The 2014 Board Management Committee of the ASIS International Board of Directors has been announced. This year’s president is Richard E. Widup, Jr., CPP, senior director of corporate security for Purdue Pharma LP of Stamford, Connecticut. The president-elect is Dave N. Tyson, CPP, senior director of global information security, business process and technology, S. C. Johnson & Son, of Racine, Wisconsin. The treasurer is David C. Davis, CPP, senior manager, Northrop Grumman of San Bernardino, California, and the secretary is Thomas J. Langer, CPP, vice president of security, BAE Systems, Inc., of Arlington, Virginia. Geoffrey T. Craighead, CPP, the Society’s 2013 president, is now the chairman of Board of Directors. He is vice president of Universal Protection Service of Santa Ana, California.