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Industry News December 2015


Nearly four years after a tornado destroyed St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri, the new Mercy Hospital Joplin opened its doors to patients earlier this year. The 2011 tornado resulted in 161 fatalities, more than 1,000 injuries, and billions of dollars in damages, including demolition of the former hospital. 

The new $465 million structure features state-of-the-art medical technology, plus an up-to-date security system. C&C Group, a member of InsideIQ Building Auto­mation Alliance, was selected to provide, program, and commission the video surveillance and access control systems within the new facility. The company provided more than 400 IP cameras and access control for nearly 700 doors, plus panic buttons, elevator controls, integration with the baby monitoring system, and 200 terabytes of video storage. Other features of the system include a security command center, photo badging station, and iris readers for access to critical areas.

The new hospital was built with storm-resistance in mind. For example, builders installed wind-resistant windows, and concrete finishes and a concrete roof help protect the exterior. Mechanical equipment resides in hurricane-proof areas at the top and in the basement of the hospital. Utilities are partially underground and inside 12-inch concrete walls covered with brick. Emergency generators can keep the hospital operating for up to 96 hours.  ​


Advanced Digital Institute (ADI) worked with Innovia Systems to develop a device to detect suspicious and counterfeit currency in the United Kingdom.

Advanced Fire Systems Inc. provided intelligent fire alarm and suppression control panels to Lincoln Castle, a historic United Kingdom structure that houses a copy of the Magna Carta.

Alert Systems Group, LLC, teamed with Global Security Systems to build an automation and mass notification controller that provides early warning alerts to public safety responders, civilians, and radio stations.

The Bronisze Wholesale Agricultural Market in Warsaw, Poland, is using a camera solution from Arecont Vision to improve security and increase situational awareness. The system was installed by Wimax Sp.J.

Atmel Corporation is collaborating with Intel to bring secure Internet of Things applications to market and improve secure cloud provisioning.

Computop will provide merchants with an integrated online payment and fraud prevention solution powered by ACI Worldwide’s ReD Shield.

EnCirca is partnering with Return Path to help community banks achieve better e-mail authentication and online security.

Exacq and Axis integrated exacqVision’s new cameralinks feature with the Axis A8004 network video door station for a video intercom access control solution.

The ZUK Z1 Android smartphone features a touch fingerprint sensor from FPC.

Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust is using Agrippa door holders from Geofire for safety in fire situations.

Geutebruck and Southwest Microwave announced that their video monitoring and perimeter detection products are integrated for complete communication.

Hackett Security formed a strategic partnership with Potomac River Group, LLC, to provide video and audio records from body-worn cameras.

HID Global is using IC chips from NXP Semiconductors for its electronic ID cards.

Identiv, Inc., entered a partnership with PSA Security Network, which will distribute Identiv’s uTrust TS premises readers and credentials.

Idesco Corporation is the exclusive U.S. dealer for the neXus XCR100 2.0 ID card printer from neXus ID Solutions.

Iveda executed a licensing and reselling agreement for its IvedaHome system with Vietnam-based FPT Telecom, Inc.

Kaspersky Lab and iovation will pair their solutions to help defeat fraud for financial services companies.

Lenel contributed technology, supplies, service, and expertise to help protect the 69th Annual Little League World Series.

MegaChips Corporation announced that its VoC technology is integrated into the Xingtera Ethernet-to-coax converter.

MetTel is partnering with Herjavec Group to provide security coverage for its Security Incident Event Monitoring (SIEM) customers.

OnSSI announced that Diebold and Fiserv have integrated its Ocularis video management software into teller terminals and ATMs.

OSS Inc. is providing security guard services at Hot Metal Flats apartments in Pittsburgh.

Promisec is partnering with TD Azlan to offer agentless endpoint detection and remediation services to the French market.

Security-Net welcomed three new member companies: A.C. Technical Systems of Toronto; CONTAVA of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and A3 Communications of Columbia, South Carolina.​


Battelle moved into the second phase of its installation of the SiteGuard Active Shooter Response system at a Reynoldsburg City Schools high school in Ohio.

Centerra Group LLC has again won the U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve Operations Protective Force Service contract.

Pentonville Prison in London awarded Chemring Technology Solutions a contract to supply its VehicleScan surveillance technology, which enables vehicle number plate detection and full images of the underside of a vehicle.

Contemporary Services Corporation partnered with the U.S. Army West Point athletics to provide crowd and event management. 

Elbit Systems will install its perimeter security system alongside the pipeline of Israel’s national water company Mekorot.

Implant Sciences Corporation sold desktop trace detectors to airports in Austria.

Wayne County, New York, selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Intergraph.

The U.S. Navy ordered FirstLook robots and accessories from iRobot Corporation.

Leidos won a prime contract from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to provide transportation security capabilities for the Office of Security Capabilities.

Milestone Systems IP video management software is in use in the San Diego Unified School District.

NICE Systems is expanding its support for the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications in association with the city’s Emergency Communications Transformation Program.

Professional Systems Engineering, LLC, is providing fire protection consulting and design services for the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Rave Panic Button from Rave Mobile Safety will be implemented in all public schools in Arkansas as part of the state’s 2015 School Safety Act.

The ARINC Advanced Information Management security platform from Rockwell Collins was selected by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to provide security for the Rancho Seco nuclear facility’s spent fuel storage site.

Siklu was selected to provide wireless connectivity for a parking deck project contracted by the Wilkes-Barre Police Department in Pennsylvania. Precision Integrators and Platinum Networks partnered to execute the project implementation, which will help provide seamless monitoring from cameras in various parking garages.

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute received an assistance to firefighters grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to advance firefighter knowledge and reduce injuries.​


Agiliance, Inc., received three Stevie Awards in the 12th Annual International Building Awards: Computer Software Company of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year for Software Security Solutions, and Best New Product or Service of the Year for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Solutions.

The industrial division of Curtiss- Wright Corporation was given the Supplier of the Year Award 2014 Europe from Southco Manufacturing.

D-Link won two TWICE VIP Awards in the Smart Electric Plug and Video Security Cameras categories.

Electric Guard Dog was named to South Carolina’s roster of Best Places to Work by Best Companies Group.

HID Global and DGM Sistemas LDA were recognized by Government Security News Magazine for the Most Notable National ID Card Program in the Airport, Seaport, and Border Security Awards. The companies were honored for the critical proof-of-identity infrastructure implemented in Angola.

MorphoTrak announced that its tattoo recognition algorithm placed first in the Tattoo Recognition Technology– Challenge evaluation conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

NC4 was named a Microsoft 2015 U.S. State and Local Government Solution Partner of the Year for its NC4 Street Smart solution.

Northrop Grumman M5 Network Security was awarded the Defence Science and Technology Group Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia. The Eureka Prizes are presented by the Australian Museum.

Real-Time Technology Group announced that its Real-Time Verification technology was awarded SAFETY ACT designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Speco Technologies received the 2015 Award for Stellar Service for Exceptional Training from Security Sales & Integration.​


Appriss, Inc., acquired The Retail Equation to create solutions to help the retail industry combat organized crime and fraud.

Boon Edam announced that 75 turnstiles installed in the Grand National Transport Terminal in Panama have operated at a high level of performance for 20 years.

The IT Security Assessment Wizard is a free tool from CompTIA that will help organizations identify cybersecurity strengths and shortcomings.

Global Digital Solutions Inc. launched a leasing program to assist agencies in acquiring its Mobile Command Center Vehicles.

Hilbert College and St. Bonaventure University in New York are collaborating to offer bachelor’s degrees in cybersecurity beginning in fall 2016.

Hypersocket Software Limited is offering a free access solution, the Hypersocket Single Sign-On.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries released a video aimed at helping law enforcement address metal theft. Fighting Metals Theft: Perspectives from Law Enforcement and Industry was produced in association with the National Sheriff’s Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Anne Arundel County Police Department of Maryland.

Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association are joining forces to bring a national cargo theft reporting program to Atlantic Canada.

Intelligence provider iSIGHT Partners, Inc., opened a threat analysis center and sales office in Sydney, Australia. 

K2 Intelligence opened a new office in Geneva, Switzerland.

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., sponsored the 1st Security Industry Softball Game benefiting Mission 500.

NICE Systems agreed to sell its physical security business unit to Battery Ventures.

Perrigo Animal Health and Walmart partnered with Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., to provide protective vests for dogs of the Tampa Police Department and the St. Louis Police Department.

The Protection Bureau opened a new branch office in Richmond, Virginia.

PSA Security Network is hosting monthly cybersecurity webinars from September 2015 through April 2016.

Securus Technologies, Inc., will acquire JPay Inc. to provide a platform for digitized payments and more in the correctional space.

TASER is offering its Axon body camera and digital evidence management solution to police agencies across Canada.

Verify Smart Corporation has acquired 55 percent of Surf Smart Solutions, LLC.

The VTV Family Outreach Foundation released an integrated framework for improving campus safety, the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative, which offers online self-assessment tools that schools can use to improve their safety programs.