Industry News January 2016
The 2015 European Games, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, was an international sporting event for athletes representing the National Olympic Committees of European countries. This inaugural event tested 6,000 athletes from 50 countries competing in 20 sports. More than 250,000 people attended the competition.
To ensure the safety and security of the attendees and athletes, organizers implemented an RFID-based system that enabled event managers to monitor attendance, locate individual attendees, and view video feeds from a zone where a person of interest was located. Mojix supplied the Mojix Secure and Safe Event Experience, which is based on its ViZix IoT platform. Working with partner Main Development, the company implemented an RFID reader network with more than 1,400 RFID antennas.
Visitors registered at self-service kiosks, which took photos and scanned passports, extracting identification information and programming RFID-enabled tickets. RFID readers verified tags at entries and exits, and the antenna network could monitor attendance levels by location and zone. Rules could be set to alarm on patterns, such as unauthorized access to an area, and rules, zones, and alarms could be reconfigured instantly.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
AirWatch and Pradeo are collaborating to provide better solutions for mobile app security.
Allegion and Sielox are integrating Schlage NDE Series wireless locks with Pinnacle event management software.
Arecont Vision cameras are being used to increase situational awareness at City International Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
ASSA ABLOY announced that its door service router 5.0 software integrates with the C-CURE 9000 v2.30 security management system from Software House.
BT and Rajant announced a partnership that allows BT’s global network coverage to extend to remote areas, such as mines and industrial sites, for data transfer from sensors, cameras, and more.
Control Risks and Oxford Economics launched a risk management enterprise for customizable political and economic risk forecasting.
The Co-operative Group selected Eckoh to provide a secure payment solution.
The exacqVision video management software from Exacq has a new native integrated solution with the Kantech EntraPass access control system.
G4S and Viakoo formed a strategic partnership to integrate Viakoo’s operational intelligence technology into the G4S security service offering.
Honeywell and Fiber SenSys, Inc., integrated Honeywell’s security platform with Fiber SenSys’s fence-mounted fiber-optic sensor system.
Idesco Oy is cooperating with Sarus Technology in the Eurasian economic market, providing sales and marketing support across the zone.
The Mintz Group selected entellitrak case management software from MicroPact, Inc., to help manage investigations.
Nortek Security & Control is offering the Numera Libris mobile personal emergency response systems through Affiliated Monitoring, A.P.I. Monitoring, and Security Central.
OnSSI announced a new integration of its Ocularis 5VMS with Samsung Techwin America’s new WiseNet Lite line of cameras. The Ocularis 5 VMS also integrates with Spectra Logic’s Verde NAS storage platform.
Open Options announced that its DNA Fusion access control software now integrates with products from Veristream, Vingtor-Stentofon, Bosch, and Axis Communications.
OSS Inc. is providing security guard services at 11 Stanwix Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Quantum Secure is an industry technology partner to the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center at Capitol Technology University.
Online Tech selected an attack mitigation system from Radware to help protect data centers from network security threats.
RSI Video Technologies is partnering with PSA Security Network to distribute its Videofied wireless cameras and alarm systems.
Samsung Techwin America is partnering with SmartVue so end users can deploy edge applications on its cameras.
Siklu is a technology partner with Axis Communications in North America. It is promoting its EtherHaul wireless systems for high-capacity rooftop and street-level IP video surveillance network connectivity.
Thales and ADD Grup announced that Thales’s keyAuthority is being used to protect credentials in smart meters.
Emergency Notification Solutions chose an access control system from WatchNET Inc. to provide access control for Memory and Company, an Alzheimer’s health club.
ZKAccess video surveillance and access control technology was chosen by SelectCom Products to provide access control and monitoring for a client’s chicken coops.
American Science & Engineering, Inc., was awarded a contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for it mobile scanner.
Little Elm Independent School District in Texas is using a new communications tool from Anonymous Alerts to report bullying and other issues, as well as safety problems.
Ardent Management Consulting was awarded a task order in coordination with CBP and the U.S. Border Patrol for GIS support to the Geospatial Service Center.
Arecont Vision cameras are in use at Flour Bluff Independent School District in Texas.
CLEAR expedited traveler service is being implemented at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.
Incheon International Airport Corporation purchased desktop explosives trace detectors from Implant Sciences for use at Incheon Airport Korea.
Kentec fire alarm control panels help protect the Archive of Serbia. The system was designed by TVI Belgrade.
Knowledge Center provided its incident management system to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency for use during the pope’s visit to the state.
Keelung Detention Center in Taiwan is using LILIN IP surveillance technology for enhanced security.
The MIDAS Alliance announced that it is working with the United Kingdom government to develop a pilot that combines payment applications with the government’s identity assurance program.
Video management software from Milestone Systems is being used by Aalborg municipality in Denmark.
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is using NC4 Street Smart to fight crime in the area.
Owl Computing Technologies, Inc., deployed a full-motion video cybersecurity solution for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation selected SpotterRF as the standard for compact surveillance radar for reservoirs, spillways, and dam approaches.
STAR Systems International partnered with Thomas Copel to sell 1.2 million headlamp transponders to the Dominican Republic’s Internal Revenue Office or DGII.
Memphis Police Department in Tennessee ordered 2,000 Axon Flex body cameras from TASER International.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services chose the University of Hertfordshire to study responses to chemical incidents by U.S. first responders.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The ASIS International Accolades awards for security’s best new products were given at the ASIS 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim. The winning companies were Amika Mobile Corporation, ASSA ABLOY, KT&C, MicroPower Technologies, NICE Systems, Quantum Technology Sciences, SpotterRF, SRI International, and Stabilitas. For more information on the winners, visit SM Online at www.securitymanagement.com.
Crossmatch announced that its Verifier Sentry handheld was awarded the Biometric Identification Device of 2015 by Government Security News.
Eyelock, LLC, received a patent covering the use of a biometric reader to ensure the provenance of passengers at transportation facilities.
Galaxy Control Systems announced that its System Galaxy has earned FIPS 201 Certification and is now on the GSA approved products list.
InteliSecure was named Top Company in Technology in the ColoradoBiz magazine 28th Annual Top Company Awards.
International SOS won the Most Innovative Use of Technology award from the Forum for Expatriate Management.
The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance was honored for promoting underground utility safety in the Technical Standards and Safety Authority Public Safety Awards.
Arecont Vision opened its new Technical Assistance Center to enhance support capabilities.
CNL Software was a key sponsor at the IXG Aviation Security Conference.
Contemporary Services Corporation provided event services for the 2015 World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit.
COPS Monitoring and Mission 500 teamed up to donate school supplies to students.
Dryad Maritime was featured in a special television program, A Maritime Nation, which was commissioned by the U.K. Chamber of Shipping.
Eid Passport changed its name to SureID.
EiQ Networks opened an office in Vancouver, Canada.
Global Guardian added El Salvador to the list of countries where it provides security services.
Hikvision pledged to raise $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., acquired an intellectual property portfolio of four patents involving identity verification from the estate of Joseph Cipriano.
The Internet of Things Security Foundation is a new organization that aims to respond to concerns surrounding cybersecurity challenges in the Internet of Things.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to provide firearm safety education and free gun locks through its Project ChildSafe program.
Opus Global acquired Alacra, Inc., to create a combination of compliance data and third-party management excellence and information exchange.
Parabon NanoLabs announced that its Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service was used on the TNT network’s crime series Cold Justice.
Revision Military established a new United Kingdom facility.
Secure Infrastructure & Services launched a partner portal on the Internet to support its Partner Program.
STANLEY Mechanical Security opened a new Innovation Center at its Indianapolis headquarters.
The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable created the 2015 Border Patrol Industry Academy, a program designed to strengthen industry collaboration and knowledge of the border security mission.
Waterfall Security Solutions launched a new test facility at the Toshiba development center in Japan. Industrial ICT Solutions Company, part of Toshiba, is working with Waterfall to ensure that secure solutions are deployed at customer sites.