Industry News March 2014
MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR DP WORLD IS CONSTRUCTING A MAJOR deep-sea container port that will include the largest logistics park in Europe. The London Gateway terminal is on the north bank of the Thames River in Essex. CHQ Security Services is the security and risk-assessment consultant on the project, ensuring that the construction will meet and exceed the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. CHQ has designed a perimeter intrusion detection system, integrated access control, and a surveillance strategy, among other things.
In an effort to help campuses prevent and combat violence, Video Insight will donate more than $250,000 in video surveillance software and hardware to schools and colleges nationwide in 2014. Each month a school will be chosen to receive 48 video management software licenses, 16 IP video cameras, a video encoder, 10 years of software upgrades, and one year of the company’s Customer Assurance Program. Schools can apply for the Video Insight Security Grant at the company’s Web site.
Meanwhile, STANLEY Security is continuing its Together for Safer Schools Grant Program. In 2013, the company gave a $200,000 grant to Faith Christian Academy in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. Three runners up were awarded grants of $100,000 each; they were South Pointe Elementary School in Miami Beach, Florida; Montessori School of Dayton in Kettering, Ohio; and Pioneer Elementary School in Auburn, Washington. Awardees for 2014 will be chosen based on a contest held in the fall.
ASIS International presents an annual grant for security upgrades to a school in the area where the Annual Seminar and Exhibits is held—this year, Atlanta. Last year, an award amounting to $42,250 was given to Spencer Technology Academy in the Chicago Public Schools. Part of the award funding came from ASIS, while the rest was raised by the Seminar Host Committee and the ASIS Foundation.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Severn River Crossing PLC has chosen smart-card technology from Access Control Technology to control access to two bridges that cross the Severn River between England and Wales.
Alarmax will distribute Moxa IP network video surveillance products and Ethernet solutions under a new agreement.
AMG Systems and Ibam Systems have enhanced the security system at the 250-store Sahara Mall in the United Arab Emirates.
Vicon Industries Inc. and Axis Communications have formed a partnership for full interoperability of Vicon’s video management system and Axis cameras.
Document Security Systems, Inc., (DSS) and Express Mobile, Inc., have formed a sales and licensing partnership that makes DSS the exclusive channel partner for Express Mobile’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform in the anticounterfeit and fraud-detection market.
Honeywell has named Globelink Security Systems a Honeywell Authorized Dealer for Commercial Security Systems.
NY Waterway ferries are now protected by a video surveillance system that includes Interlogix IP and analog cameras, a Fluidmesh Networks wireless mesh network, and dashboard control software from Pantascene. The system integrator is A.A.S. Technologies. The solution was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Fiserv, Inc., has selected the ReputationManager 360 service from iovation to be integrated into its authentication and fraud control solutions.
B’IOTA Laboratories in Istanbul has added cameras from IQinVision to its manufacturing facility. Bilge Security Systems is the distributor and installer for the project.
ISM, working with installation partner SSCI Alphatrack, has upgraded the door entry systems for two London tower blocks under the aegis of Lambeth Living, a London housing association.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which features mixed martial arts, enlisted A&B Security Group to design an access control system for its office. Together they selected Keyscan Access Control Systems to secure the office.
DVS has signed a distribution agreement that will allow it to offer video surveillance products from LG Electronics to U.K. installers and integrators.
Lumeta Corporation and Prolinx Ltd. have announced a new managed security services partnership. Prolinx will offer the Lumeta product suite to its clients.
Nedap Security Management has expanded its business partner network in Kuwait with Gulfnet Communications Company.
Orphans Village in Delhi, operated by Orphans in Need, is using cameras from Oncam Grandeye to protect children and staff.
OSS, Inc., provided security guard services at the Mylan Classic Golf Tournament at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
SecureKey announced that ING DIRECT has become a Trusted Sign-In Partner participating in the Secure- Key Concierge service, which brokers the authentication process between an individual, a bank, and Canadian government online services.
SMARTRAC N.V. has entered into a license agreement with Round Rock Research LLC.
WatchGuard Technologies was the official Unified Threat Management solution provider to the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show.
City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, is using thermal and pan-tilt-zoom cameras from Axis Communications to protect unmanned power substations from copper wire theft.
The International Airport of Vienna has ordered 33 EMILI 2 liquid scanners for its security checkpoints. The liquid scanners were developed by EMISENS and Globes Elektronik in Germany and Link Microtek in the United Kingdom.
Guardly was selected by the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto as a strategic partner to bring a crime prevention and reporting platform to the City of Toronto, Canada.
Meyertech Limited, as sub-contractor to Scottish Communications, has helped upgrade and replace a CCTV system for the Grampian Police Authority in Scotland.
Vision-Box S.A. has equipped the new departures terminal at Lisbon International Airport with its Automated Border Control eGates.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Brivo Systems LLC has announced that its physical access system with high assurance readers and certificate path validation software has been approved as a fully-compliant FICAM solution by the U.S. General Services Administration.
EPS Security was recognized by First Alert Professional, a Honeywell dealer program, with five honors, including the top Marketing Excellence Award.
KONE Inc. was granted membership in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
STANLEY Security has received Green- Circle Recycled Content Certification for its EL Series Electronic Lock.
ABNote has formally relaunched its Web site at www.abnote.com.
Electric Guard Dog has announced that its customer service will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, with 24-hour on-call tech support for customers during the week and won weekends.
Ten global health organizations have united in a worldwide campaign to protect patients from fake medicines. Among them are the International Council of Nurses, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, and the International Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines. Learn more at the Web site www.fightthefakes.org.
IBM has acquired Fiberlink Communications, a mobile management and security company. Fiberlink’s cloud-based offerings will support IBM’s expanding vision for enterprise mobility management.
(ISC)2 has launched a new certification, the HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner, a global standard for assessing both information security and privacy expertise.
Kastle Systems has acquired Mutual Central Alarm Services and Stat-Land Security Systems from ADT.
NSF International has acquired Bioensaios Analysis and Environmental Consulting Laboratory Ltd. of Brazil. It will be known as NSF Bioensaios.
The Secure Identity Alliance announced that the Emirates ID Authority has joined the organization in the role of advisory observer; this is the first government entity to join the alliance.
TeleEye has opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Universal Protection Service has acquired IPC International and THRIVE Intelligence.
Universal Surveillance Systems has developed and donated two state-of-the-art customized tracking canine vests equipped with wireless video surveillance and GPS location technology to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
ASIS European Security Conference
The ASIS International 13th European Security Conference and Exhibition will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands, April 1-3. More than 500 senior security professionals are expected to attend and the educational roster will include 44 high-level educational sessions delivered by industry leaders. This unique conference will address a full spectrum of topics in security management, including supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, intellectual property, oil and gas security, maritime piracy, terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, cybersecurity, investigations, due diligence, and global business issues. The keynote address on April 3 will be given by EUROPOL Director Rob Wainwright on the topic of “Organized Crime: The Scale of the Challenge Facing Europe.” The effects of globalization in society and business led to the emergence of significant new variations in criminal activity: criminal networks that exploit legislative loopholes, the Internet, and conditions associated with the economic crisis to generate illicit profits at low risk. These new developments are changing the nature of organized crime to a model based around a networked community of heterogeneous, international groups. These groups are no longer defined by their nationality or specialization in one area of crime but by an ability to operate on an international basis, with a focus on maximizing profit and minimizing risk
Lines of Hope Campaign
The ASIS Foundation-sponsored Lines of Hope is an annual campaign to raise funds to provide vital support services for wounded U.S. soldiers. In 2007, ASIS member Kevin T. Doss, CPP, PSP, began the effort at the chapter level by raising funds to purchase prepaid calling cards for the soldiers so that they could keep in touch with their families. In 2012, the focus changed to providing support for other worthy programs that assist soldiers recovering from traumatic injuries.
Since 2009, ASIS members and chapters, as well as corporate sponsors, have given more than $91,000 for support, services, and training to recovering troops and their families. The types of support and programs funded have evolved to meet the changing needs of the wounded warriors. This has included the prepaid phone cards, support for the Walter Reed Soldier and Family Assistance Center, the Warrior Transition Brigade, and Operation Second Chance.
In 2012, Lines of Hope provided 50 portable DVD players and headsets to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center in response to their request. Support was also provided to the Warrior Transition Brigade’s service dog training program that employs soldiers in transition and touches the lives of scores of others on base and in the community. The program cannot accept direct donations, so the Foundation has provided needed equipment.
Donations to the campaign will be accepted online through the Foundation Web site, www.foundation.asisonline.org, as well as by mail. Individual members and friends, as well as organizations, are encouraged to give at any time throughout the year.
Each December, product or service donations will be presented to soldiers and their families in treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Major contributors will be invited to attend the presentation.
Those wishing to submit donations by mail, may send them to Director Barbara Buzzell, ASIS Foundation, 1625 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Degrees and Courses in Security
The ASIS International O. P. Norton Information Resource Center at ASIS headquarters has compiled a listing of various academic institutions in the United States and abroad that offer courses and degrees in security. This list can be found and downloaded in PDF format in the Academic and Student Center of the ASIS Web site, www.asisonline.org. The PDF contains a clickable world map that takes users to a listing of available courses and degree programs. Full contact information for the colleges and universities is provided.