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August 2015 Industry News

​Campus Safety

The University of South Australia recently implemented the SafeZone distributed command-and-control solution from CriticalArc to improve campus safety, situational awareness, and emergency notification and response. The fast-growing institution is just 24 years old and has more than 34,000 students. The university needed a solution that would work across its multiple campuses—from inner-city to outback locations—and keep its security team informed at all times. 

Students and staff can use an intuitive app to call for immediate assistance, first aid, or general help. The app pinpoints the exact location and shares situational awareness across the whole security team, giving responders access to live operational intelligence and incident visibility in real time.

SafeZone also provides mass notification, allowing security staff to send alerts to all staff and students, or to tailor alerts to specific groups or locations. Shown here (inset): Campus Facilities Manager Dominic Marafioti explains the system to a student.​


AMAG Technology is partnering with Salient Systems, Inc., to offer Salient’s video management system and other products under the Symmetry brand.

Community Christian School in Norman, Oklahoma, is implementing a rapid emergency response system from BluePoint Alert Solutions.

CNL Software announced that Edge360 integrated its Search360 with CNL’s IPSecurity Center to offer enhanced situational awareness.

Under a new global dealer agreement, Convergint will add Open Options access control products to its global security integrations.

DirectView Holdings announced that its body-worn camera will be integrated with xG Technology’s xMax private mobile broadband technology.

D-Carr Investments is using Envysion technology to leverage video from cameras at 10 KFC stores to reward employee behavior and train employees, resulting in a better customer experience and decreased theft.

StorageCraft joined the ESET Technology Alliance, giving ESET customers the option to add StorageCraft backup and disaster recovery to their layered security strategy.

Exacq Technologies announced that its exacqVision video management system is integrated with Mango DSP + Mate Viper license plate recognition.

Fingerprint Cards will provide its touch fingerprint sensors to World Peace Industrial Group for use by smartphone manufacturers in China.

Brazil’s Grupo Haganá is partnering with FST Biometrics to improve security for its customers.

Honeywell named Superior Quality Security Company, Alarm Systems/Falcon Security, and Firequest Fire Alarm Service Associates as authorized security dealers.

ID Experts announced that Blue Cross of Idaho, Health Alliance Medical Plans, and New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation are using its RADAR data incident response management software to simplify compliance.

Implant Sciences Corporation shipped explosives trace detectors to Kuehne + Nagel for deployment in 10 U.S. air cargo screening facilities.

Intercede is working with Good Technologies to launch a mobility management system for securing Android devices.

Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group will install Iveda’s Sentir software platform in its data center and launch the service countrywide.

Jamison RFID is partnering with Active Identity to deliver smart RFID solutions for multiple markets.

Retailer Tommy Bahama is using a loss prevention solution from March Networks to improve its loss prevention and operations at 130 stores.

Endurance has engaged NetDiligence to provide enhanced cyber risk assessment and data analytic services.

NextLabs signed a global reseller agreement with SAP, which will resell NextLabs solutions.

NICE Systems is providing upgrades to the financial crime solutions portfolio of Singapore’s DBS Bank.

Nok Nok Labs and DDS, Inc., formed a strategic partnership to drive adoption of Nok Nok Labs products in Japan.

The Jem Mall in Singapore is using SharpEye flame detectors from Spectrex.

SPIE Scotshield installed a new fire safety system at New South Glasgow University Hospital.

SRN, Inc., announced that OnTarget Industries will sell its products.

Fujitsu SSL will add SSH Communications Security solutions to its portfolio to enable Japanese organizations to respond more quickly to security incidents.

STANLEY Security has a contract with Arizona State University to install and support security systems across multiple campuses.

Suprema and Genetec integrated their systems to offer identity management using Entertech Systems’ BioConnect identity management platform.

TagMaster North America announced that Mid-Atlantic Entry Systems is providing TagMaster’s UHF XT-3 readers to the Colonial Heritage community in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Thales announced that Verifone is using its nShield hardware security modules for payment encryption.

UL and Codenomicon collaborated to develop and perform security testing on network-connected devices.

Viakoo is joining the Lyteship Group, a physical security industry association formed by N2NSecure to help organizations transition to networked security technologies.​

Government Contracts

Kingston Public School District in Oklahoma implemented D-Link IP cameras, storage solutions, and software to deter vandalism and improve safety. 

Hikvision USA and Eagle Eye Networks have partnered with the Lawrence, Massachusetts, Police Department to create a mobile video surveillance system.

Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., won a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide its identification verification and access awareness solution.

Nuctech-Panama supplied mobile inspection systems as part of the security solution for the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama City.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation used FINDAR ground-penetrating radar from Sensors & Software Inc. to locate the body of a homicide victim three years after her death.

The Mobile, Alabama, Police Department purchased 300 AXON Flex body cameras from TASER.

The Whitehall, Ohio, Police Department is using commercial license plate reader data from Vigilant Solutions. ​


AlliedBarton Security Services was named a Gold LearningElite organization by Chief Learning Officer magazine. The company was also named to the Leadership 500 by Leadership Excellence magazine.

AMAG Technology announced that its Symmetry security management system was approved as a Federal Identity Credential and Access Management/PIPS 201 compliant solution by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

Avwatch was named to the Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetters list for 2015, a designation of the region’s 70 fastest-growing businesses.

Barrier1 was named to SC Magazine’s Hall of Fame for Industry Innovators for Perimeter Security.

Darktrace was honored by Info Secu­rity Products Guide as Best Security Company of the Year.

Decision Sciences International Corporation completed testing by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office to assess system readiness and effectiveness. 

NICE Suspect Search from NICE Systems was named to Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards.

Quintron Systems, Inc., received FICAM approval for its AccessNsite access control system, which now resides on the GSA Approved Products List.

Four Security-Net member companies are included in the Fast50 rankings of Security Dealer & Integrator. They are Firstline Security Systems, Koorsen Security Technology, CGL Electronic Security, and Intertech.


BT launched BT Assure Ethical Hacking for Vehicles, a new security service to test the exposure of connected vehicles to cyberattacks.

Centerra Group, LLC, acquired Gregg Protection Services, Inc., a leader in the protection of high-threat national security targets.

CipherCloud acquired technology from Anicut Systems to provide a cloud security platform that enables enterprise cloud adoption.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate released two ambulance safety resources to improve the design of ambulances and best practices.

Emergency Essentials established Shakeout Basecamp in South Jordan, Utah, an earthquake survival camp that will educate people on dealing with earthquakes.

Global Guardian added Turkey to the list of countries where it provides travel support services.

Iluminar is offering certified training on specifying and installing LED lighting.

Milestone Systems opened a new United Kingdom headquarters in Green Park, Reading.

Mircom Group of Companies acquired A1 Fire and Security in Florida. The new branch is Mircom Engineered Systems Florida.

NC4 is supporting the Defense Security Information Exchange with its Cyber Threat Exchange Solutions.

North America Video opened a new office in Everett, Washington.

Nuspire Networks acquired Security Confidence, a provider of business IT security and disaster recovery solutions.

ONVIF released its first client test tool for testing conformance to ONVIF’s Profiles S, G, and C.

Parabit Systems, Inc., opened new satellite offices in Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

John E. Reid & Associates launched a new app that includes core principles of the Reid Technique, plus resources for interrogation and investigation.

Securus Technologies is acquiring JPay Inc., a company that facilitates payments, e-mail, and more for the corrections market.

SMARTRAC launched the VALUE PLUS Partner Program to strengthen cooperation and marketing with selected partners.

Speco Technologies is expanding into the Latin America and Caribbean markets.

Vicon Industries, Inc., introduced a new channel partner program for North America.

Westport Pharmaceuticals is sponsoring the training and redeployment of dogs to help local sheriffs and school districts combat meth labs via nonprofit K9s4COPS.

ZKAccess transitioned into an independent company called ZKAccess, LLC.