Industry News September 2015
PROTECTING A WRIGHT HOUSE
The Rosenbaum House is the only home in Alabama designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Now a museum operated by the City of Florence, Alabama, the house was owned by the Rosenbaum family from 1940 until 1999. The house has been restored and is open to the public.
Among the significant Wright features of the house are its flat roofs with low, overhanging eaves. The cantilevered roof over the driveway was designed for cars of a different time. More recently, drivers who pulled into the driveway sometimes hit that iconic roof with their larger vehicles. Officials turned to ParkingZone, a division of Pacific Cascade Corporation, for a solution.
ParkingZone installed Gorilla Posts to keep motorists from entering the drive. The bollards use neodymium magnets to lock onto metal base plates when needed, and they can be removed for special events or photography sessions. The posts were custom-designed to blend into the environment, so they do not detract from the beauty of the home.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Secured Alarm Systems is installing access control equipment from ACT at a development project in Swansea, Wales, undertaken by Coastal Housing Group.
Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems joined forces to develop an anti-UAV defense system to combat the threat of malicious drones.
Hofstra University is installing turnstiles from Boon Edam at entrances to its residence halls for access control.
Brady announced that its Brand Protection business has created a customized product authentication system to protect Element Case phone and tablet accessories from counterfeiting.
CNL Software entered a technology partnership with Automatic Sea Vision to bring ASV maritime video analytics software editor together with the CNL IPSecurityCenter PSIM situation management solution.
Deloitte and IBM are creating a series of risk management and regulatory compliance solutions via a strategic partnership.
ActiveIRIS technology from Delta ID Inc. powers the iris recognition system of the ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone from NTT DODOMO, INC.
DirectView Holdings, Inc., completed a security and surveillance installation for the Kennesaw Fruit and Juice Company.
Preferred Technology Solutions worked with Hill Country Memorial Hospital to install D-Link cameras as part of a new surveillance system.
Dynetics and Lockton Companies formed an alliance to provide Lockton’s clients with Dynetics’ QuickLook cyber risk assessment service.
The exacqVision video management system from Exacq Technologies now integrates with the Sensormatic anti-theft system from Tyco Retail Solutions to improve loss prevention efforts.
Digicel Business chose Genetec’s Stratocast cloud-based Video Surveillance as a Service to power its Digicel Eye surveillance service.
North Hennepin Community College is using the Good Enterprise Suite from Good Technology to provide a secure mobile BYOD solution.
The West African Examinations Council in Nigeria has adopted a mobile ID system developed by HID Global and Botosoft to authenticate test takers.
IPVideo Corporation and ISONAS entered into a strategic partnership allowing IPVideo to sell ISONAS products to its dealer network.
The Central Bank of Albania, including a new Numismatic Museum, is protected by a fire safety system that includes a Kentec fire alarm control panel.
KISI Inc. partnered with Cushman & Wakefield to roll out KISI’s mobile access technology at C&W’s New York headquarters.
LIFARS, LLC, is partnering with Kaspersky Lab to combat digital threats faced by enterprises.
Video management software from Milestone Systems is central to the mobile event incident command unit developed by Unified Command.
OSS Inc. is providing security guard services for Bakery Square in Pittsburgh.
Sanofi implemented the Immix Command Center software platform from SureView Systems to integrate its security systems.
Triangulate Distribution is the new United Kingdom distribution partner of United Security Providers.
Vormetric is partnering with Adistec to bring its products to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Wick Hill was appointed United Kingdom distributor for KnowBe4’s integrated security awareness training program.
CCTV.Net will distribute the ZKAccess line of physical security products.
Eagle Hill Consulting was selected to provide program management, training, exercise, and risk-based security planning solutions for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration.
The U.S. Army awarded a contract to Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., for Defense ID authentication technology to be used at Fort Irwin in San Bernardino, California.
Intergraph won a contract to design and implement an integrated traffic monitoring system in Toronto, Ontario, from the 407 ETR Concession Company Limited.
The Bay Area Incident Management Task Force of California worked with Monsoon Company to develop a mobile application to streamline critical exchange of traffic incident information between first responders and other agencies.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is expanding its Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas to include 55 new locations. Fingerprint-based background checks will be provided by MorphoTrust USA.
NC4 is providing its Cyber Threat Exchange to improve cybersecurity and sharing at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center.
One Resonance Sensors signed an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to evaluate the company’s MobiLab ES checkpoint security scanner for explosives detection.
City of Chicago Department of Aviation selected SDI Solutions LLC to provide support for its access control, video surveillance, public safety, and aviation security functions at Midway International and O’Hare International airports.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Oregon’s secretary of state certified the ClearVote voting system from Clear Ballot for use in the state.
Dahua Technology announced that its 12-megapixel panorama camera and 128-channel NVR won awards at the 2015 Secutech Excellence Awards.
The electronic security division of Diebold, Incorporated, was named Installer of the Year at Security Sales & Integration’s annual SAMMY Awards.
FireKing Security Group was awarded a patent for its Centrally Controlled Safe Management System.
Honeywell announced that its newest generation of Vindicator Command, Control, and Display Equipment has been certified by the U.S. Air Force for use on its bases.
Huawei received a 10-Year Excellence in Information Security Testing Award from ICSA Labs.
Implant Sciences Corporation was granted three new patents related to its trace detection technologies.
Interface Security Systems renewed its Central Station Alarm Association Five Diamond Certification for its St. Louis operations center.
Medeco High Security Locks received GreenCircle certification for 10 of its locking systems from GreenCircle Certified, LLC, a certifier of sustainability claims.
Nanotech Security received patents from the U.S. and European patent offices for creating plasmonic color images, a technology targeted to the bank note market.
Oberthur Technologies won an American SESAMES Award for a payment card integrating Dynamic Security Code, which replaces the static code on card backs with a miniscreen that refreshes the code periodically.
Paragon Systems, Inc., received the Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé of the Year Award for its work with American Eagle Protective Services. Paragon is a division of Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services.
TRI-ED won Distributor of the Year awards from both Samsung Techwin and Milestone Systems.
ZKAccess was honored with the ESX Innovation Award for the Readers/Keypads category at the Electronic Security Expo.
Aeroflot partnered with the Burnazian Biophysics Center to study dogs in the Aeroflot Aviation Safety Department Canine Unit to determine the process for canine detection of explosives and dangerous substances.
AT&T Digital Life is working with Habitat for Humanity in five U.S. cities to rebuild and revitalize communities.
Avigilon Corporation is building centers of excellence in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Boston, Massachusetts; and Dallas, Texas.
Courion acquired Bay31 AG to enable the company to extend technology leadership in identity analytics and role-based access control.
CSA Group has established a new office in Taichung City, Taiwan.
The Defense Security Information Exchange has officially incorporated as the Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing and Analysis Organization.
DORMA Americas now offers 10-year warranties on Crane revolving doors’ manual speed control and stainless steel floor grilles.
The Federation for Internet Alerts announced that AOL, AppNexus, Rocket Fuel, and xAd have joined as partners. The group uses commercial online and mobile advertising technology to broadcast AMBER Alerts and local hazard warnings.
Integrated Research announced the acquisition of IQ Services, which will expand the company’s cloud, hybrid, and traditional unified communications and collaboration.
Jensen Hughes and ERIN Engineering and Research, Inc., have completed a merger agreement to enhance risk and specialty consulting services for the nuclear power and energy industries.
The chairman of Kings III Emergency Communications and SoloProtect announced that all workers’ minimum wage would be increased to $17 per hour. Other wages will be increased proportionally so that all employees will earn a living wage.
The National Association of Realtors has expanded its Realtor Safety Program with new classes and materials to protect members and their organizations.
Northwestern University scientists have invented sophisticated fluorescent inks that can be used to authenticate products that are often counterfeited.
PSA Security Network announced its new platform to bring real-time integrator search and mapping capabilities online to PSA integrators.
Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners completed a joint venture transaction creating a new company that combines Websense and Raytheon Cyber Products. The new entity will be known as Raytheon|Websense.
Razberi Technologies launched a channel partner program for integrators.
Spain-based video company SCATI is expanding internationally with a new sales office in Argentina and an official repair service in Brazil.
Securus opened a new Technology Center in Dallas, Texas.
SST, Inc., offers a free e-book on active shooter research, strategies, and more. It can be downloaded at www.shotspotter.com/secure-campus.
The Department of Homeland Security and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory developed a search-and-rescue technology called FINDER. Prototype devices were deployed to the site of the April earthquake in Nepal, where they helped find four victims buried under rubble.
Universal Protection Service purchased the three companies that make up Northwest Protective Service.
Vigilant Solutions reached an agreement with MVTRAC that will enable law enforcement to have greater access to commercially generated license plate reader data.
ZKAccess is offering a free course in advanced biometric access control. For more information contact [email protected].