Industry News: July 2014
RFID ENABLES ACTION SHOTS
At Princeville Ranch Adventures in Kauai, Hawaii, nine zip lines send visitors gliding over treetops and across spectacular terrain. To help visitors capture the experience, Princeville works with Snapsportz Media, Inc., a company that specializes in using RFID technology to create images of people engaged in active pursuits.
The harsh environmental conditions at the ranch—intense sunlight, heat, winds, and heavy rain—combine with the remote terrain and strong sanitation procedures to make Snapsportz’s usual RFID solutions fail. The company worked with A.C.C. Systems and HID Global to find a durable RFID tag that would trigger cameras positioned along the course and enable the software to sort images for each guest. HID Global SlimFlex tags with thermoplastic elastomer housings are now riveted onto the helmets of visitors and provide excellent performance.
In addition to increasing revenue for the ranch—both from photo sales and from having satisfied clients post the photos on Facebook and review sites—the application of this technology earned Snapsportz a runner up award for Most Innovative Use of RFID from RFID Journal.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Blighter Surveillance Systems has appointed Liteye Systems, Inc., as a North American distributor.
Data Sciences International is partnering with Blueforce Development Corporation to introduce a system for law enforcement and military K9 safety in dangerous conditions.
DVTEL, Inc ., announced that its Latitude video management system is integrated with C-CURE 9000 from Software House.
The ECR Shrinkage Group and Checkpoint Systems have collaborated on an online Benchmarking Tool to enable retailers to understand how well they manage shrink.
Elpas, part of Tyco Security Products, has announced the interface of its tracking and alarming software with Impinj Speedway RFID readers.
Enlightened, Inc ., will partner with Resilience Technology Corporation to produce advanced cybersecurity solutions.
HID Global is providing access control and readers to the National University of Singapore Suzhou Research Institute.
Genetec is supporting the ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology in its Synergis access control solution.
Hikvision and Solink have integrated Hikvision’s recording devices with Solink’s event-based video discovery platform.
Inovonics and Mercury Security are partnering to deliver a PSIA-based integrated access control and area control gateway with enterprise mobile duress capabilities.
Leidos will provide information technology, security, and facilities support for a multitenant secure facility via a contract with Boston Properties and Konterra Realty.
Total Wine & More has chosen a retail video surveillance solution from March Networks for security and loss prevention across 100 outlets.
Milestone Systems has signed an agreement with the Latin America RepGroup to represent its products throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Marc O’Polo has installed the uPASS Access reader from Nedap Security Management.
Raytec , Mobotix, and Farson Digital Watercams have teamed up to provide a system to monitor river conditions in the United Kingdom.
An alerting service from Send Word Now has been chosen by Imprima for rapid response notification in urgent situations.
Speco Technologies announced that its Full HD 1080p ONSIP IP camera series is now integrated with Exacq video management software.
TenCate Advanced Armor is teaming with Air Cargo Containers, LLC, to manufacture lightweight air cargo containers.
Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic is using WatchGuard’s unified threat management platforms to secure its network and manage access to online resources.
Y3K and Anviz have signed a distribution agreement for Y3K to introduce access control products from Anviz in the United Kingdom.
Axis Communications was selected by the Los Angeles Police Department to provide network cameras for video security and situational awareness along the red carpet at the Academy Awards.
CSX Transportation has agreed to share operational information regarding the movement of hazardous materials in the state with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
Eid Passport, Inc., is partnering with the Study for Employment Retention of Veterans program to improve the health of veterans in Oregon. The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Elbit Systems of America, LLC, will supply its Peregrine border security system to Customs and Border Protection through a contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Leidos won a contract from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to conduct research and development to combat weapons of mass destruction.
Lumidigm fingerprint sensors are being used to track vaccination histories of children in Benin.
KeyWatcher systems from Morse Watchmans are being used at Paine Field Airport in Connecticut.
The Houston Airport System has chosen cameras from Oncam Grandeye for security checkpoints, gate areas, and other public spaces at its Hobby and Bush Airports.
PureTech Systems is providing perimeter surveillance for Pima County, Arizona, water reclamation facilities.
A SOTER through body scanner has been installed at a detention center for illegal immigrants in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
STOPit has signed up schools in New Jersey’s Kenilworth School District for its anti-bullying mobile app.
Vigilant Solutions announced that its license plate reader system was used by Texas’s Bexar County Constable’s Office for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Von Duprin concealed vertical cable exit devices from Allegion PLC have met Florida Building Code requirements for hurricane wind protection.
BlackBerry Limited announced that its BlackBerry 10 has received Full Operational Capability to run on U.S. Department of Defense networks from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency.
Dell has won the TRACE Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award for its third-party due diligence and monitoring program.
G4S Secure Solutions has been named Supplier of the Year by General Motors.
Implant Sciences Corporation announced that its QS-H150 hand-held explosives trace detector has received regulatory certification in China from the Chinese Ministry of Public Security.
Kings III Emergency Communications’ SoloProtect division was a Gold Award Winner in Safety and Prevention at the Connected World Conference.
NEC was awarded the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership.
PROMISE Technology, Inc., announced that its Vess A2000 NVR storage appliance has been certified by Milestone Systems for interoperability with XProtect video management software.
The Protection Bureau has renewed its CSAA Five Diamond Certification from the Central Station Alarm Association. The designation recognizes that all of its central station operators have achieved proficiency and certification.
Olive Group FZ-LLC has been awarded accredited certification against the PSC1 standard for private security companies.
Frost & Sullivan has recognized Waterfall Security with a 2014 Award for New Product Innovation Leadership for the Waterfall FLIP solution.
CPA Detective has rebranded as Forensiq to highlight its expanded services and commitment to fighting online advertising fraud.
HID Global has released a survey that reveals attitudes about best practices for physical access control.
Homeland Security Solutions has introduced its new Business Emergency Management Operations Center—or BEMOC—program.
ID360 is a new company that identifies potential identity fraud and offers comprehensive investigative and recovery services.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada is joining forces with the Canadian Trucking Alliance and Peel Regional Police to launch a national program to combat cargo theft.
Kalamazoo Secure Solutions in the United Kingdom has introduced an online sales channel for its customers at Kalamazoodirect.co.uk.
Napco has launched an updated Web site at napcosecurity.com.
The Secure Domain Foundation is a new nonprofit, community-driven organization devoted to identification and prevention of Internet-based cybercrime.
Somebody Save Me Foundation has announced the Hero Key Program, which will provide advanced panic devices to potential victims of sexual assault in India.
Speco Technologies has opened a new distribution center in Reno, Nevada.
StationDigital, Inc., has acquired a controlling interest in Alarming Devices, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., has opened a text-to-911 capable TCS ESInet Interoperability Lab.
TUV Rheinland has acquired Risktec, which offers risk and safety services, as well as technical training.
Tyco Security Services Korea Co. Ltd. and its subsidiaries have been sold to the Carlyle Group.
UBM Tech has redesigned darkreading.com, a Web site that offers cybersecurity news, editorial, and community perspective.
Universal Protection Service has acquired Hannon Security Services, Inc.
The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events has introduced a new safety and emergency preparedness program called the USC Community Emergency Preparedness Project.