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Industry News: May 2014


When international security company G4S moved its Estonian operations into a new complex in Tallinn, a fire system designed around Kentec fire control pan­els was chosen to protect the facility. The architecturally innovative building is designed for practicality and efficiency. It accommodates more than 800 employees with a mix of meeting and recreation areas, plus a terrace café.

The fire system, supplied and installed by Estonia’s Alarmtec AS, centers on two Kentec Syncro addressable control panels and a Sigma XT extinguishing control panel. The system is supported by Argus Vega protocol fire data communications with more than 430 devices, including intelligent smoke/heat sensors, call points, and microprocessor-controlled modules.


Alarm Lock, a division of Napco Security Technologies, Inc., announced that its Trilogy Networx Wireless PIN and Pro Access Locks and Keypads are integrated with the Lenel OnGuard access and video platform.

American Infrared Solutions is collaborating with AIM Infrarot-Module GmbH to bring new high-performance, cooled infrared imaging solutions into the U.S. marketplace.

Automatic Systems supplied 85 vehicle barriers for use at the Sochi Olympic Games.

National Security Technologies selected an Avaya unified communication and video solution. 

Buffalo Americas announced that its new LinkStation 420 network video recorder has embedded support for AXIS Camera Companion.

DuPont Authentication, Inc., and Professional Coin Grading Service are collaborating on a global initiative to use holographic coinholders to prevent the counterfeiting of rare coins.

The FIDO Alliance announced that RSA, the security division of EMC, has joined the board of directors and FIDO’s membership in the quest for strong authentication standards.

Westcon is offering the FireEye virtual machine-based security platform to its North American customers.

HID Global provided its iCLASS SE access control platform to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

The Mamajuana Café in Paterson, New Jersey, is using an addressable system from Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell. The system was designed and installed by High End Electric.

G4S Secure Solutions AS deployed a new access control system built around Idesco readers for Rikshospitalet, the National Hospital in Oslo, Norway.

Implant Sciences Corporation has received a follow-on order for desktop explosives trace detectors for Mercury Air Group’s air cargo screening facility at Los Angeles International Airport.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Cloud Security Alliance are bringing together the IAPP’s Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress in September, providing more education and networking opportunities for members of both groups.

Ellemarken Condominiums of Køge, Denmark, has deployed a surveillance system using IQinVision cameras and Milestone video management software.

Lifesafety Power products for security, surveillance, and access control are now available from ADI.

NXT-ID is working with students at Sacred Heart University to assist with the marketing rollout of its next generation smart wallet.

Starwood Hotels is piloting a program in two locations enabling guests to use cell phones as room keys via OpenWays and OKIDOKEYS technology.

Pensio and ReD are partnering to offer a fraud screening solution to Pensio’s customers.

Security Identification Systems Corporation has a contract to deliver its life safety/mustering solution to Norwegian Cruise Line’s two new ships.

Oslo law firm Simonsen VogtWiig is using Zwipe biometric cards for access to doors and printers.


The Wyoming Military Department is using an emergency notification system from AtHoc.

Diebold has designed a video wall for the Panama Canal Authority’s Marine Traffic Control Center.

Miaxis Biometrics Company and Shan­dong Synthesis Electronic Technology Company are using a sensor from Digital Persona for the China Resident Identity Card.

Hikvision technology is protecting facilities and staff at the Coroner’s Complex in Toronto.

Kelvin Hughes has been contracted by VisSim to supply its radar sets to protect offshore facilities in Azerbaijan.

Magal S3 is working with the city of Ramat Ha’sharon in Israel to build a safe and smart city project.

Milestone Systems video management software is helping monitor river traffic in Jefferson County, Texas.

MorphoTrust USA will provide employee screening and badging services at seven airports under a contract from the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

New Horizon Security Services, Inc., was awarded a contract to provide security officers in multiple government buildings and parking facilities by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The U.K. Border Force will deploy next-generation e-Gates from Vision-Box under a new contract.


AlliedBarton Security Services has been named one of the 2014 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine.

DAQ Electronics announced that its En­­tro­Watch access control system was selected for a 2014 Top Products Award by Building Operating Management magazine.

Designed Security, Inc., was awarded the Best New Product Attendees Choice Award at ISC East for its Slimline Series.

Digital Monitoring Products announced that its DMP XR150 and XR550 have earned UL 864 certification as a slave communicator transmitting via network or cellular communications in commercial fire installations.

The City of Chicago has approved CyberCat fire alarm systems from Fike Corpora­tion for use in high-rise applications where two-way voice communications are required.

Medizone International, Inc., has been granted a patent for its enclosed space room disinfection system for use as a response to biological attack.

Omnilert announced that its e2Campus product suite was selected as a Readers’ Choice Top Product for 2013 by University Business magazine.

SecuGen announced that its Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint reader has been approved by the General Services Administration for use in the FIPS 201/PIV program.

Spectra Logic was named 2014 Storage Visions Visionary Company for its Deep Simple Storage Service.

TeleEye was recognized as a Consumer Caring Company by GS1 Hong Kong.

VeriFirst Background Screening, LLC, has been certified as an employer agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Automatic Systems has expanded its North American industrial site in Brossard, Quebec, Canada, increasing its manufacturing capacity by nearly 40 percent.

BAE Systems Detica has changed its name to BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

BlackBerry will invest in a new security innovation center in the Washington, D.C., area to collaborate with key government customers and other partners.

D4, LLC, has completed a new facil­ity in Chicago to house its Midwest regional headquarters and forensic lab.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is launching the College of Security and Intelligence at its Prescott, Arizona, campus.

Iveda Solutions, Inc., is rebranding as Iveda.

Matrix Systems has created two new strategic business channels. Frontier will deliver the Frontier access control platform and design an integrated video and access solution, while Xentry Systems Integration will focus on integration services for end users.

Nedap AVI has changed its name to Nedap Identification Systems.

NICE Systems has opened a new cloud hosting facility in the United Kingdom.

OPENERS & CLOSERS is celebrating 25 years in the business of secure locking systems.

Securitas Security Services added 6,706 veterans to its employee base in 2013. AlliedBarton Security Services hired more than 5,000 veterans last year.

Security Solutions International has expanded its training programs to cover threats against national transit hubs and was a participant in the Transportation Security Administration’s motor coach exercise at the invitation of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.

Brady Corporation has divested the STOPware business unit to its prior owner and founder, Paul Terschuren.

Symbiotics Ltd. is delivering its BTEC Level 4 CCTV Training Course internationally.

TeleEye has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Teleste Corporation has opened a sales office in Dubai.

Tri-Ed Distribution has opened a new branch in Pittsburgh and has launched a new Web site.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is opening the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center to offer advanced detection and response capabilities.

Viscount Systems has released free online training for its Liberty access control platform.

Vivint has contributed $10,000 to support the Electronic Security Association Youth Scholarship Program for children of first responders.

Wilson Security has acquired the commercial security business of ISS Security in Australia and First Security Business in New Zealand.

Zebra Technologies Corporation has acquired Hart Systems.