Industry News November 2015
BB&T Ballpark is a new, state-of-the-art baseball facility located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and home of the Charlotte Knights. The 10,200-seat stadium features a view of the city’s uptown skyline, 975 club seats, and 22 luxury suites.
Before construction began, management tasked Vertex Technology Consultants with developing the specifications of the new security system. The stadium’s aim was to promote an open feel while keeping an eye on strategic locations and limiting access to more sensitive areas, such as ballpark management offices, loading docks, and cash handling rooms.
Security101, the integrator, built the system around the Genetec Security Center. The security platform unifies video surveillance, access control systems, and license plate recognition systems with third-party systems and plugins. The installation includes Axis network cameras, HID Global access readers and controllers, and Bosch intrusion detection panels.
On game days, local police officers handle active surveillance, monitoring video of seating areas, entry gates, and other key locations from a security control room equipped with wall-mounted and desktop monitors. Already, the system has succeeded in identifying instances of employee theft and providing video evidence for expelling unruly fans.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Agent Vi event detection and video search software is helping protect artwork at Tulsa University. JTI Security deployed the system, which includes Axis cameras and an OnSSI recording and viewing application.
Avwatch signed a memorandum of understanding with Martin Aircraft to introduce Martin’s Jetpacks to the North American market.
Aaron’s, Inc., is using a GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution from Azuga to improve safety and efficiency.
Boon Edam Inc. announced that four Tourlock security revolving doors were installed at Empresas Públicas de Medellin, a public utility in Medellin, Colombia.
Sheridan College purchased Buffalo Computer Graphics’ DisasterLAN Emergency Manager Edition with GIS to help train students in incident management.
EiQ Networks is partnering with Abacode to make EiQ security solutions available to Abacode customers.
Suprema biometric devices now work with Access Control Technology Ltd. access control software through Entertech Systems BioConnect identity management platform.
EPG Security Group provided security guards for the Electric Forest Festival in Michigan and the Eaux Claires festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Equifax Inc. formed a partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin that will help students and researchers understand identity management issues.
Fingerprint Cards received an order from distributor World Peace Industrial Group for touch fingerprint sensors to be used by Asian smartphone manufacturers.
Galaxy Control Systems has four new manufacturer’s reps: Bongiorno & Associates, Inc., in parts of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania; Integrated Solutions Resource, Inc., in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, southern Illinois, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming; Repworks in New England; and SVC Marketing in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.
Genesis Background Screening Services, Fast Workforce, and Celayix Software introduced an integrated solution to help HR professionals recruit, interview, check backgrounds, hire, and onboard new employees.
Salamander radio-controlled fire door holders from Geofire were installed in the Whitehouse Apartments in London.
Midwest Wholesale Hardware is selling the full line of products from STANLEY Security.
OpenLegacy is partnering with Seis Delta to improve integration in the Latin American market.
OSS Inc. is providing security guard services at Hotel Monaco, part of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, LLC.
Promisec announced a partnership with Blue Coat Systems, Inc., to provide integrated endpoint detection and response.
IBM and Rochester Institute of Technology are collaborating to give students real-world experience of combatting today’s cybersecurity threats.
Sielox LLC is partnering with Security Reps to represent its solutions in the Southeastern United States and with Connsec Products and IAVI Canada for the Canadian security and education markets.
Current Builders is using the forensically traceable liquid theft deterrent from SmartWater CSI at several construction sites throughout the United States to deter theft of tools and equipment.
SkyTouch Technology is integrating the Guest ID from Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., into its SkyTouch Hotel OS to authenticate identification documents and expedite check-in.
Tyco Security Products is expanding a strategic global partnership with Alarm.com that will enable smart interactive services for residential and small-to-medium commercial customers.
U-Haul International, Inc., became an official Red Cross Disaster Responder, giving the American Red Cross access to its trucks, storage, and more in times of disaster.
Pharmacies in Cyprus are using the Aegate authentication model to comply with the European Union’s Falsified Medicines Directive.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was selected by the Transportation Security Administration Office of Intelligence and Analysis Program Management for a proof-of-concept pilot of the FBI Rap Back Service, which monitors the criminal history of workers in real time.
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd. won a contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defense to supply advanced systems—including audio and data radio, specialized displays and C4I capabilities, and vehicle systems—for soldiers in the Benelux countries.
Helinet Technologies was selected by the Nassau County Police Department in New York to deploy a solution that will enable real-time transmission of HD video and data from the department’s helicopter fleet to ground-based receivers.
Implant Sciences Corporation sold desktop explosives and drugs trace detectors to eight correctional facilities in Mexico.
The California Military Department purchased the Defense ID system from Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., to secure a number of California Army National Guard facilities.
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory awarded a prime contract to Leidos to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance concepts research and development.
The Fort Wayne Police Department in Indiana used the Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service from Parabon NanoLabs, Inc., to reveal new clues in a 27-year-old murder case.
SRN, Inc., participated in Kansas City International Airport’s mock disaster drill, deploying its SRN2000 system barrier to protect the privacy of victims in a simulated airplane crash.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded a contract to Tactical Medical Solutions Inc. as a prime vendor of individual first aid kits.
The First Circuit of Florida State Attorney’s Office signed a five-year contract with TASER International for its Evidence.com platform, which enables prosecutors to manage digital evidence.
Safariland announced that the Stockton Police Department in California deployed VIEVU body-worn cameras for it officers.
Vimicro International Corporation announced that its joint venture, Shanxi Zhongtianxin Science and Technology Co. Ltd., won contracts to provide video surveillance cameras and traffic control and monitoring systems to the Traffic Police Detachment of Taiyuan City, China.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AFL received four new patents for fiber optic cable design and connections.
ASSA ABLOY campus access control locks won a 2015 Commercial Integrator BEST Award.
Codeproof Technologies received a U.S. patent for its software-as-a-service-based mobile device management technology.
Datum Datacentres achieved ISO 27001:2013 accreditation.
Icontrol Networks received four U.S. patents that define the use of video in connected home systems.
JENSEN HUGHES subsidiary RJA Fire Protection Technology Consulting received certification as a fire protection consultant from the Shanghai Fire Department, allowing the company to provide services throughout China.
Lynx Technology Partners announced that Network Products Guide named the Lynx Risk Manager a Gold winner of the 10th Annual 2015 IT World Awards for the Best Governance, Risk, and Compliance Product.
NICE Actimize from NICE Systems was ranked as the Best Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Solution in Waters Magazine.
Samsung Techwin America is the recipient of the 2015 Security Sales & Integration Supplier Stellar Service Award.
Verint Systems Inc. was a gold winner in the New Products, Upgrades, Solutions, and Innovations category of the 2015 Customer Service and Sales Awards.
ADI launched new mobile websites in Canada and Puerto Rico to help dealers shop and order from mobile devices.
AlienVault launched an updated version of Open Threat Exchange (OTX), an open threat intelligence community that enables collaborative defense with community-powered threat data.
DocuSign, Inc., expanded its Chicagoland Research and Development Innovation Hub in Warrenville, Illinois.
Hikvision opened a Canadian branch office near Montreal.
ID Global Solutions Corporation acquired MultiPay SAS of Bogota, Colombia.
Morphix Technologies created an instructional video with step-by-step instructions on how to use its TraceX Explosives Detection Training Kit. The video can be found on YouTube.
STANLEY Security established a new Vertical and Centralized Operations Team and a supporting Network Operations Center to tailor its offerings to the needs of each respective vertical market.
Telgian Corporation moved its headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona, doubling the size of the previous office.
The Inspired Careers website (www.inspiredcareers.org) was launched to aid the cybersecurity skills shortage by attracting people to the field. The site was developed with funding from the U.K. Department for Culture, Media and Sport as part of the government’s National Cyber Security Programme and supported by CREST, the body that represents the technical information assurance industry.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched an online collection of federal resources and capabilities available to mitigate the health impacts of emergencies. The “HHS Response and Recovery Resources Compendium” can be found at www.phe.gov/emergency/hhscapabilities.
Walden University was designated by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
Williams Mullen created a new practice to advise businesses on protecting digital corporate assets, including personal data, intellectual property, and sensitive commercial information.