Industry News: October 2014
MOBILE VIDEO SECURITY
A+ Technology and Security Solutions deploys its Mobile Command Vehicle for monitoring special events held in open areas and off-site locations. For example, it was there watching over the health and safety of the more than 7,000 people who attended the 2014 graduation ceremonies for City College of New York.
The vehicle is equipped with 12 mounted high-definition and remote cameras, and it includes an onboard command center with video management system recording and video surveillance. Here, President David Antar of A+ monitors video from the interior of the command vehicle.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Access Control Technology readers and cards are being used as part of a marine access control solution for buildings run by Irish Ferries. The installation was performed by 911 Security Systems.
AccessData worked with PIA Anderson, LLC, to protect intellectual property during international arbitration.
AVer Information has completed full camera integration with Video Insight video management software.
Cameras from Axis Communications were chosen by Marine Japan and AShip Corporation to monitor ships in Japan’s domestic waters. AIS Live Japan LLP was the Axis partner on the installation.
Brivo Labs and HotelTonight have partnered to combine the searching and booking of hotels with secured access control solutions that do not require keys.
Canon Europe has announced a partnership with DIGIEVER that will enable Canon’s network cameras to be supported by DIGIEVER’s NVR range.
Cognia and Semafone have created a partnership to reduce security and compliance costs of handling customer payment information.
Confer and MITRE Corporation have joined forces to accelerate threat sharing and operationalize threat intelligence.
Datawatch Systems has been tapped to install turnstiles and an upgraded access control and CCTV system for 222 Broadway in New York City, a building owned by L&L Holdings.
Diebold, Incorporated, is implementing advanced video technology for Washington Trust Bank.
DigitalPersona, Inc., announced that its fingerprint reader solution has been implemented to authenticate employee identities at Workers’ Credit Union.
ELERTS Corporation and the ALICE Training Institute have entered into a partnership for school safety.
Honeywell announced that its VISTA security alarm panels are compatible with an automation system from Key Digital.
Intercede has become an authenticator partner with Good Technology.
IQinVision has named Altron AG its distribution partner in Switzerland.
Naftoport Ltd., a port in Poland, is using NICE Situator and NiceVision intrusion detection video analytics from NICE Systems to protect critical resources.
Fisher College is using a new phone app from Life Button 24 to protect students both on and off campus.
The Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel has deployed key control systems from Morse Watchmans.
Leeds Metropolitan University has selected 360-degree surveillance cameras from Oncam Grandeye as part of its surveillance system.
Optosecurity and Smiths Detection have signed an agreement for developing and distributing an enterprise software solution for security checkpoints.
P&L E-Communications, LLC, has integrated the DINION IP imager 9000 HD from Bosch Security Systems with its AVT234 Reconisense video motion detection platform.
PSA Security Network has announced new vendor partnerships with Windy City Wire and Eagle Eye Networks.
Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC is supporting the South Shore Bank Financial Center with NCR technology.
Secura Key has integrated its access control software with Hikvision video management software.
SMARTRAC N.V. and its affiliate Neology will distribute hard tag and specialty label products from Confidex Ltd. in the United States.
STANLEY Security and 3xLOGIC have entered into an agreement where 3xLOGIC will assume ownership of research and development, technical support, and some marketing activities for Sonitrol brand products.
TeleCommunication Systems is collaborating with Cisco to demonstrate technology that can provide indoor location information in emergencies.
Tri-Ed will promote the SmartTek line of virtual services and distribute SmartTek’s CommBadge hardware under a new agreement.
UniKey and MIWA Lock Company have integrated keyless entry technology with hospitality door locks so they can be opened via smartphone.
St. James School in Stratford, Connecticut, is using video management software from Verint Systems, Inc.
Vicon Industries Inc. has partnered with ARCAT to create building information specifications that will make security solutions easier to specify.
Absolute Software Corporation announced that its Computrace and Absolute Safe Schools programs have been implemented by Southern Kern Unified School District in Rosamond, California.
Amika Mobile is providing its emergency communications platform to the Albany Veterans Administration Medical Center in New York. The system was delivered in partnership with Condortech Integrated Security Services.
Storage arrays from Dot Hill Systems Corporation are in use by the Bakersfield School District in California for districtwide video management and storage.
HID Global access control solutions have been deployed by Norway Post at its Robsrud Terminal, which handles more than 60 percent of mail in Norway.
Coimbatore, India, has applied for a United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction scorecard, which was developed by IBM and AECOM to help cities prepare for disasters.
The Brazilian Ministry of Work has deployed dome cameras from IndigoVision to increase security at its storage sites.
Lexington School District One in South Carolina has deployed MOBOTIX Corporation IP surveillance solutions across 32 schools and administration buildings.
Raymax infrared illuminators from Raytec have been deployed at Alexander the Great Airport in Skopje, Macedonia, for perimeter security. The installation was facilitated by Sensormatic and Y3K.
Vimicro International Corporation and Shanxi Zhongtianxin Science and Technology Company, Ltd., have won contracts to provide video surveillance products for traffic control in Taiyuan City, China.
An automated border control solution designed by Vision-Box is being tested at Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The M908 handheld mass spectrometer from 908 Devices has successfully completed chemical testing to validate its performance. Testing was conducted by MRIGlobal.
The Tourlock 180-90 revolving door and the Circlelock security mantrap portal from Boon Edam have been certified to conform with UL Standards 325 and 2593, and CSA22.2#247.
The newly designed Irish electronic passport won the Regional ID Document of the Year Award at the High Security Printing Conference in Milan. HID Global, DLRS Group, and X INFOTECH designed and produced the passports. The award was presented to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.
Hikvision won a Maximum Impact Award in the Digital Recording Systems category for its NVR at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Honeywell announced that its Enterprise Buildings Integrator and its Digital Video Manager have been recognized by UL and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, respectively, as meeting performance criteria for critical applications.
IdentiSys was named a 2014 Top Workplace in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.
Moxa announced that the Florida Department of Transportation has added its EDS managed-field Ethernet switches to the state’s approved product list.
The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.
Smartvue Corporation won a Maximum Impact Award for best Video Surveillance System at ESX. The company also won the Commercial Integrator Award for its Smartvue S9M Cloud Surveillance Server from Commercial Integrator magazine.
Tagetik has received ISO/IEC 27001 certification for information security management.
Utica College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Xtralis won awards for its fire detection systems at the ESX and the IFSEC/FIREX International trade shows in England.
Access has acquired Shred Biz of California; records storage accounts held by Commonwealth Warehouse, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio; Vital Records Management of Springfield, Massachusetts; and The File Connection in Pearl City, Hawaii.
Agent Vi has launched a free online training and certification program for its video analytics platform.
The Cloud Security Alliance is expanding its CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge training program, awarding the Master Training Partner designation for China and Japan to HP.
CNL Software has opened a new U.S. head office in the Washington, D.C. area.
Diebold, Incorporated, has reached an agreement to acquire Cryptera A/S to help the company expand its ATM security solutions and drive future innovation.
Fortress Security has expanded its business to Houston, Texas, and plans to expand to Austin, San Antonio, and Oklahoma in the near future.
Halo Maritime Defense Systems has opened a new Technical Development Center in Newton, New Hampshire.
Hikvision has moved its headquarters to a new facility in Hangzhou, China.
Hughes Associates and the RJA Group have merged to form a global consulting practice in fire protection and security engineering.
IdentiSys has acquired Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Levantine Group is a new geopolitical risk and research consultancy based in the Middle East.
ONVIF has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Security Industry Association for cooperation in the development of standards for physical access control.
SecureAlert, Inc., has acquired Emerge Monitoring, Inc., as part of its plan to establish international market leadership in electronic monitoring technologies, manufacturing infrastructure, and research and development capabilities.
Securitas has acquired 24 percent of the shares of Iverify, and Iverify has purchased all the shares of TransAlarm, strengthening the Securitas technology offerings in the United States.
TorchStone Global has opened an office in Los Angeles.
Tri-Ed has acquired wholesale security distributor SecurityPro Warehouse.
Universal Protection Service has acquired Houston-based Industrial Security Service Corporation. Related division Universal Protection Security Systems has acquired City-Wide Electronic Systems, Inc.
U.S. Security Associates, Inc., has opened a new office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to support contracts with Volkswagen and other area clients.