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Industry News May 2015

​Securing the Arts

A state-of-the-art access control system is protecting the new Silesian Museum in Katowice, Poland. All exhibition space in the new museum is underground, with glass tower skylight extensions visible from above. It houses more than 100,000 items from different fields of art.

The AC2000 access control and security management system was made by CEM Systems, a Tyco business unit, and delivered by reseller Samaxon. It was installed by IB Systems and Budimex. CEM and Samaxon developed a software interface between the access control and the Avigilon video management system. The system also integrates with the Honeywell Galaxy intrusion detection system. These integrations allow for central alarm monitoring and dynamic, real-time information on alarms and events.

Security personnel can design and customize ID badges for staff and visitors, and visitor movements can be monitored and controlled. Integrated fingerprint card readers have been installed on high-security doors throughout the building; these readers offer triple authentication with a card, PIN, and fingerprint.


Agrippa wire-free fire door holders were installed at Fairfax Academy in Birmingham, United Kingdom, to keep doors open until triggered to close by a fire alarm.

Axis Communications and Solink are working together to deliver a contextual analytics program, allowing Axis IP cameras to work with the Solink platform and its banking and retail applications.

Camwatch and Human Recognition Systems (HRS) have partnered to offer construction customers a full site access and security solution that works with the HRS workforce management reporting solution.

Exacq Technologies, part of Tyco, has integrated its video security system with the VoloForce Real Cadence retail execution solution to expand the use of video for more than security purposes.

EyeLock Inc. has worked with Wistron NeWeb Corporation to create a laptop computer with EyeLock ID technology embedded in the device.

GBGroup has partnered with CAMS, LLC, for identity verification solutions to prevent identity fraud and theft in online gaming.

Identiv is providing its uTrust credentials and readers to Humana for improved access control.

The Bank of Albania has implemented a security solution from IndigoVision that includes cameras, NVRs, and control center management software.

A Kentec fire alarm control panel is part of the new fire safety system at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne in the United Kingdom. The system was supplied by ADI Global distribution partners and installed by Red Alert Ltd.

Taminco USA is using IP video management technology from Milestone Systems to manage employee safety and uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials.

VARIO illuminators from Raytec have been selected as part of a mobile, solar-powered video surveillance system deployed across multiple locations in Germany by G&G Sicherheitstechnik GmbH.

SmartTek Systems, Inc., has granted OnWatch PTY, Ltd, exclusive distribution rights in Australia for its central station-based smartphone apps for personal security and fleet tracking.

The Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center and ThreatStream have executed an agreement to enable ICS-ISAC members to use the ThreatStream platform for information sharing and collaboration.

Tyco Integrated Security will expand its services to AEG by serving as the official security provider to the Staples Center and L.A. Live.​

Axis Communications partnered with Aimetis and Innercalc to install an IP video solution in Viracopos Airport in Brazil.

Royal Boon Edam has received an order for installation of Airport Swinglane self-boarding security lanes for Xiamen International Airport in China.

CGI Group, Inc., collaborated with the IT and Development Center of the Estonian Ministry of the Interior, the Estonian Emergency Response Center, the Estonian Rescue Board, and the Estonian Health Board to implement an emergency response system designed to speed response times.

IMPRES Technology Solutions, Inc., has received a contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to modernize 15 port of entry sites around the world with laptops, desktops, and fingerprint and passport scanners.

Eight cities around the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have connected their video surveillance systems using Milestone XProtect video management software. Pro-Tec Design facilitated the program for Shoreview, Farmington, Brooklyn Center, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Edina, and Minneapolis. Also included in the “ring of protection” are the Minnesota Department of Trans­­porta­tion, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and Minneapolis Convention Center.

MorphoTrak announced that Hawaii’s MorphoFace Investigate mugshot system is being expanded to all counties in the state. The system is hosted by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center.

RADWIN video cameras are installed throughout Herzliya, Israel, and connected to the police headquarters as part of the SAFE CITY video surveillance project. Mer Systems was in charge of project design and implementation.

The Cincinnati Police Department has purchased TASER next-generation smart weapons and conducted electrical weapons. Police departments in Cleveland, Ohio; Tampa, Florida; and Scotts­dale, Arizona, have purchased TASER’s AXON flex and body cameras, as well as subscription to to store and manage digital evidence.

The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program was awarded a pilot grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop solutions for information sharing for emergency personnel.

Xtralis is working with the London City Police to explore solutions that will allow live transmission of audio and video from central monitoring locations of police vehicles and officer vests.​


VIGIL Trends, a business intelligence solution from 3xLOGIC, has been named a Security Sales & Integration magazine Top 30 Security Innovation for 2014.

AlliedBarton Security Services was named to Chief Executive magazine’s 2015 Best Companies for Leaders for the second year in a row.

Automatic Systems was selected by Government Security News as winner of the 2014 Homeland Security Award for Best Perimeter Protection Product for its SlimLane speed gates.

Emisoft received the Top Product of the Year award from AV-Comparatives for its antivirus products.

G4S India won the Security Knowledge Leader award from the NRI Institute.

A recent audit determined that Guardsmark, LLC, continues to meet the ISO 9001:2008 Standard for service, service design, and employee selection. The company has been registered to an ISO standard for quality since 1999, and to ISO 9001:2008 since July 2009.

IBM was awarded more U.S. patents (7,500+) than any other company for the 22nd year in a row, with many patents related to security.

Implant Sciences Corporation announced that its desktop explosives and drugs trace detector has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The detector has also been approved for use in Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan under the Customs Union Declaration of Conformity certification.

Intercede has received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.

Lynden Training Center (formerly Alaska West Training Center) is now accredited by the Alaska Training and Education Bureau for national and international hazardous materials response training.

NAPCO Security Technologies announced that its iBridge technology was named among Security Sales & Integration magazine’s Top 30 Security Innovations for 2014.

Software House, part of Tyco, announced the certification of its iSTAR Edge and iSTAR Ultra door controllers under the U.S. Federal Information Processing Standards Publications 140-2 program.

21st Century Distributing is going on the road to visit dealers in six cities with its Integration Innovation Roadshow in late May and June.

The Center for Domestic Prepared­ness offers news on courses and networking via its LinkedIn account.

CompTIA and LifeJourney are collaborating to bring cybersecurity education to the nation’s middle and high schools.

Credit Sesame and the Identity Theft Council have launched a nationwide campaign focusing on identity theft prevention and consumer security through education.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division has launched the Curtiss-Wright Bicycle Shop, an internal incubator for next-generation technologies.

Dallmeier has introduced its Promo­App, an application for tablets and computers that offers information about video surveillance and video security technology with free tools and product data.

Fitch Surveillance Systems Inc. has changed its name to Fitch Security Integration Inc.

The Health Information Trust Alli­ance and Deloitte are holding cyber preparedness, education, and simulation events in major cities across the United States.

Hikvision has established Hikvision Canada Inc. to focus on the video surveillance market in Canada.

Scientists from IBM Research and Mars, Incorporated, have established the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, a food safety platform.

Identiv is launching an Internet of Things idea incubator, Identiv Labs.

Risk management firm iJET International, Inc., has opened new headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.

InfoArmor has acquired Intel Crawler to form a new enterprise threat intelligence business unit.

MRIGlobal has launched the CBRNE Tech Index, a comprehensive database of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive detection equipment.

Nexusguard has opened headquarters in San Francisco.

Open Options has upgraded its website at

PFP Cybersecurity is a new company aimed at protecting the supply chain and critical infrastructure.

The Raytec Hazardous Area Division has a new website at

Salto has moved to a new location in Norcross, Georgia.

Samsung Techwin has launched an online training portal for its reseller partners.

Tyco has acquired Shanghai Jindun Firefighting Technology Company, Ltd., in China.

Conyers Police Department of Georgia used its Vigilant license plate reader system and analytic software to identify and apprehend a person suspected in 35 armed robberies.