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Industry News July 2015


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is installing Boon Edam turnstiles at a number of rides to improve crowd management, ensure accurate customer counts, and improve revenue collection.

The only major seaside amusement park on the U.S. West Coast, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk is located along a scenic, mile-long public beach. The entertainment complex features rides, midway games, video game arcades, a miniature golf course, and a laser tag arena, along with restaurants and food outlets.

The facility recently upgraded to a cashless card system, creating the opportunity to improve ride entrance technology. Stored-value cards are now used for the arcades, the midway, and the rides. Boon Edam’s Trilock 60 turnstiles have been installed at several of the rides, and plans are in place to add them to more rides and attractions, including Laser Tag, Lazer Maze, Mini Golf, and Fright Walk.​


Agent Vi video analytics software is integrated into a variety of Samsung Techwin America and Hikvision network cameras.

Altronix appointed B&T Sales to represent it in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming, and Parallel Solutions in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Barix named LineQ its distribution partner in the United States. Previously, LineQ operated under the name of Barix Technology.

Buffalo Computer Graphics formed a strategic partnership with Early Alert, Inc., to provide emergency management consulting and extreme weather services.

Western Union launched a public bug bounty program on the Bugcrowd platform.

CNL Software integrated its IPSecurity Center with the ANPR range of products from Candid Security Solutions LLC.

Calpian Commerce and United Merchant Processing Association have chosen solutions from Conformance Technologies for PCI compliance and taxpayer identification number matching.

Crossmatch announced that its U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Readers are being used by Goorin Bros. in its retail stores.

Deloitte and Verizon Enterprise Solutions formed a strategic alliance to deliver security and risk management solutions to help businesses mitigate cyberattacks.

UBS AG is teaming with Diebold, Incorporated, to design and deploy self-service, in-branch banking solutions in Switzerland.

DirectView Holdings, Inc., was selected by Evergreen Properties, LLC, to complete a security and surveillance installation at three facilities in Colorado.

Dortronics Systems, Inc., appointed Wilens Professional Sales as its manufacturer’s representative for upstate New York.

DRS Technologies is working with Beth-El Industries to develop improved chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threat protection systems.

ENTERTECH SYSTEMS announced that Suprema biometric devices are providing access control at Aphria, a supplier of medical marijuana. The solution was installed by Security ONE Alarm Systems.

Exacq Technologies combined its exacqVision video with Brickstream LIVE sensor from Nomi Corporation for advanced retail loss prevention.

Farpointe Data announced that its receiver is being used to gain admittance to the main gate of the Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort in Hawaii.

Toronto’s Granite Club implemented a solution from FST Biometrics to secure access to the club as part of its multimillion dollar expansion.

Interface Security Systems Holdings, Inc., was selected by Family Dollar, Inc., as its IP managed service provider.

The video planning tool from JVSG now supports products made by Dall­meier.

Mirasys Ltd. integrated its video management system with the Honeywell Galaxy Alarm Panel.

The UCNE ONVIF-compatible surveillance platform from mobiDEOS now integrates with Ocularis 4.1 video management software from OnSSI.

NW Systems provided an advanced IP video system to Wirral Hospitals’ School, Joseph Paxton Campus, in Birkenhead, United Kingdom.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., partnered with Dahua Technology to produce the LeChange home camera.

OSS Inc. is providing security guard services at Chatham Towers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Community Memorial Health System in Santa Maria, California, selected Quintron’s AccessNsite physical access control system for its facilities.

Security Mentor and the Center for Internet Security are making Security Mentor’s security awareness training available to state and local governments.

Software House is offering a higher level of protection using Stratus Technologies everRun business continuity solutions for C-CURE 9000 and C-CURE 800/8000 access control platforms.

SRN, Inc., is partnering with Crime Scene Investigation Equipment Ltd. in the United Kingdom and Hamisco Industrial Sales in Canada to distribute its portable barrier system.

Tri-Ed is now offering Arecont products throughout its North American branch network.

UniKey’s smart access control app is integrating into the Samsung KNOX enterprise mobility solution for keyless, cardless access.

ZK Access entered into a distribution partnership with Accu-Tech.

Zwipe joined the aptiQ Alliance Program, which supports Allegion’s smart card technology.​


Ardent Management Consulting was awarded the Geospatial Architecture Development Support Task Order by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to support information sharing among first responders.

Automatic Systems was awarded a contract by Abertis Autopistas to supply barriers for toll applications in Spain.

Liberty Public School District in Missouri deployed a security solution from Avigilon Corporation for access control and video surveillance.

Buffalo Computer Graphics’ DisasterLAN System was chosen by University Health Network as the emergency management communication tool for the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games.

Carousel Industries was chosen to implement a next-generation 911 system for the Contra Costa County Fire Department in California.

Decision Sciences International Corporation won a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to build a new type of portable electronics scanner for threat detection.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deployed a MorphoTrak mobile identification solution that allows officers to check fingerprints from any location.

Optosecurity and Smiths Detection are deploying a solution for remote screening of hand baggage at Toulouse- Blagnac Airport in France. 

RADWIN and MaximaTelecom completed an onboard Wi-Fi deployment for the Moscow Metro.

A number of law enforcement agencies ordered AXON body cameras from TASER International, including Henrico County Police Department (Virginia), Tucson Police Department (Arizona), and Ada County Sheriff’s Office (Idaho).

Assurity Trusted Solutions was selected by the Singapore government to provide SingPass users with the ability to secure their e-government transactions using a two-factor authenticator developed by VASCO Data Security International, Inc.​


Arecont Vision was recognized by Milestone Systems as its 2014 Camera Manufacturer Partner of the Year.

ASSA ABLOY’s New Haven, Connect­icut, manufacturing facility received certification for sustainable manufacturing practices from GreenCircle Certified, LLC.

CH2M HILL was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company. MSA Safety Incorporated also won the designation.

The digital transaction management platform from DocuSign, Inc., is certified as compliant with the international SAFE BioPharma Association digital identity and signature standard.

G4S Security Services in Denmark won the IoT/M2M Evolution Business Impact Award from Essence.

Morse Watchmans received updated factory certification from Lenel Systems International, Inc.

The Security Industry Association honored products from its New Product Showcase at the ISC West trade show. Chosen as the best new product was the MorphoWave from Safran Morpho. The Judges’ Choice Award went to the IC720 360x360 Video Surveillance Camera from IC Realtime. Another 23 products won in categories from access control to video surveillance. The judges chose an additional six products for honorable mention awards. See the complete list of winners at

Sterling Global Operations became the first American company to earn worldwide certification under ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012, an international standard for private security company quality management systems.

The government of Belgium certified VASCO Data Security International, Inc., as a Trusted Authentication Provider for Belgian citizens accessing any e-government application.


Allot Communications Ltd. acquired Optenet to bolster its security solutions portfolio.

Boon Edam Inc. opened a full-service office in New York City.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice teamed up to offer information on how to select, wear, and care for body armor at The site is hosted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center.

Butchko, Inc., is offering a new line of professional services focused on chief security officers and their programs.

Credit Sesame and the Identity Theft Council collaborated on “100 Cities in 100 Days,” a campaign for identity theft prevention and improved consumer security through education. Other supporters included Malwarebytes, Lookout, the Identity Theft Resource Center, and more.

CSX made a grant to the Hazardous Materials/CBRNE Training Facility in York County, Virginia, to enhance training for first responders.

FleishmanHillard launched a global practice on Privacy and Cyber Risk.

Global Guardian added Israel and the West Bank to the list of areas where it provides security, emergency, and medical support

Metropolitan Edison Company conducted emergency readiness exercises to test its service restoration process.

MidCap Equity Partners, LLC, acquired MSA Systems Integration, Inc. 

Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, released a new firearm safety video, which is available at 

Open Options moved into new, larger headquarters in Addison, Texas.

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center expanded the capabilities of its Retail Information Sharing Analysis Center with the establishment of an intelligence sharing portal.

Tri-Ed opened a new branch in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Vanderbilt established its international headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Vicon Industries, Inc., announced a new strategic focus that will empower its partners.

Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania will offer a master’s degree in criminal investigation beginning in the fall.