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Industry News February 2016


When a 2014 research project on excellence in the security field revealed that perceptions of security at the highest levels of organizations is key to improving security performance, a global awards program was created to facilitate that idea. The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) provide an opportunity for outstanding performers to be recognized and their success to be celebrated, according to OSPAs founder Martin Gill.

The criteria for the awards are based on extensive research into factors that contribute to outstanding performance. Standardizing the award categories and criteria gives organizations in different countries the opportunity to create their own OSPA programs and maintain an ability to compete on an international level in the future. So far, Germany, Norway, and Australia have launched OSPA programs, and the first U.S. awards will be hosted at ASIS 2016 in Orlando, Florida, this September.

Shown here are a few winners at the Australian OSPAs (from left): Sally Jaeger of ASG Integracom, David Gavan of Chubb Electronic, and Tami Gilchrist of ASG Integracom. Visit SM Online to read the research that led to the OSPAs and to find out more about applying for awards in your locale.​


Butler University in Indianapolis deployed Arecont Vision megapixel panoramic cameras for video surveillance.

North American Partners in Anesthesia partnered with Arrowsight, Inc., to implement a remote video auditing program at North Shore-LIJ Health System. The system is credited with increasing hand hygiene compliance and improving patient safety and efficiency. 

Utah Valley University installed three Boon Edam Swinglane 900 optical turnstiles in its student life center.

A touchscreen and mobile app from ButterflyMX are at the core of the security system at 221 Bergen in Harrison, New Jersey, which is managed by Coldwell Banker New Homes.

Dahua Technology and OzVision worked together to bring a cloud-based video recording platform to market.

DirectView Holdings, Inc., was chosen by Heels n More to provide surveillance systems for its new retail locations.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., and NextNav LLC successfully integrated their products to provide advanced wide-area indoor and vertical location for the public safety communities.

Performance Truck is using installations from Electric Guard Dog to protect six of its truck and trailer dealership locations.

Exacq announced that its exacqVision is integrated with Quintron access control systems for faster response to critical events.

Farpointe Data announced that Schneider Electric is using its long-range reading solution for access control at its Espoo, Finland, location.

The Willow Lane Trading Estate in Surrey, England, is using wireless solutions from Fluidmesh Networks for its video surveillance system.

G4S is designing and implementing a security solution for the renovation of Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.

Emmaus Trust Care Home in Cumbria, England, is using radio-controlled fire door safety system from Geofire.

Milestone Systems’ XProtect Access Control Module is being used by Turvatiimi Oyj, a Finnish security company.

MobileIron joined the Intel Security Innovation Alliance partner program.

MorphoTrak worked with Microsoft Corporation to develop a cloud service for Morpho’s biometric identification solution.

The headquarters of 1+1 Media Group in Ukraine is using the Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher Touch key control system.

Phoenix Managed Networks announced a partnership with D&S Communications to help customers needing managed security services for regulatory compliance such as for HIPAA.

Riello UPS signed Enviro-Energy as Canadian distributor of its uninterruptible power supplies.

Rsignia Inc. entered into a research partnership with Rutgers University on cyberbullying.

Sielox LLC partnered with Legacy Marketing Reps for support of its products in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.

Spectra Logic and HauteSpot Networks Corporation integrated their products to offer a digital evidence management system with a private cloud.

VerifyMe, Inc., is using KeyLemon’s advanced biometric technologies in its new ID Services platform.​


Alaska Structures provided shelter systems to the U.S. Air Force.

Allot Communications Ltd. was selected by the Telecommunications and Information Technology Center of the Generalitat de Catalunya to protect Catalonia’s elections from distributed denial of service attacks.

Blighter Surveillance Systems won a contract from the Paraguay National Civil Aviation Administration to supply its radar solution for the country’s two busiest airports. Omni S.A. is the local system integrator for the project.

Crash barriers from Delta Scientific helped police and security personnel protect Pope Francis during his visit to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Barriers were provided by Global Access Control Systems.

DLRS Limited joined forces with HID Global Ireland Teo­ranta, Absolute Graphics, and Purple Pod to implement the Irish Passport Card project.

General Dynamics completed field deployment and testing of the Remote Video Surveillance System upgrade for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection.

The Fort Sill U.S. Army installation awarded a contract to Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., for additional units of its defense ID solution.

The French High Committee for Civil Defense used SWORD, MASA’s automated simulation solution, for a two-day training exercise in emergency preparedness.

Milestone Systems provided its open platform IP video management software to the Mission Consolidated Independent School District in South Texas. American Surveillance Company Inc. assisted with the project, which includes cameras from Arecont Vision.

Raytheon Company will continue mission support for the U.S. Air Force Distributed Common Ground System under a new contract.

Siklu backhaul radios were selected by the Bethlehem Police Department to help secure and protect the Hoover Mason Trestle. Axis Communications and Let’s ThinkWireless, LLC, also participated in the project.

A consortium led by Unisys Corporation was awarded contracts to enhance border control and data security for the European Union.

Unisys was also awarded a contract to manage and maintain the New Zealand Fire Service national automatic fire alarm messaging system.

Dutch Railways is equipping railway guards with bodycams from Zepcam.​


APTEC, LLC won the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year—North America—in Security and Identity Management.

Axis Communications won the Good Design Award 2015 for its AXIS 61-E PTZ Dome Network Camera Series from the Japanese Institute of Design Promotion.

Computop was awarded PCI P2PE (Payment Card Industry Point-to-Point Encryption) Solution Provider certification.

HID Global announced that its Activ­­ID Tap Authentication solution was named the best new software/IT product by Security Products magazine.

NAPCO Security Systems is now a Crestron Certified Integrated Partner. 

Secure Infrastructure & Services was given the Best Cloud Solution award at ITEXPO.

Zimperium received the San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology, part of the 2015 SPIFFY Awards from the Service Provider Innovation Forum of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley.​


AccelOps announced its commitment to educate the industry on the importance of network security and compliance at Angelbeat seminars.

Automatic Systems is now a member of RIBA NBS Plus, a library of manufacturers’ technical product information.

Boon Edam opened a new subsidiary company in Milan, Italy, to be called Boon Edam Italia.

CBC AMERICAS relocated its corporate headquarters, warehouse, and production facilities from New York to North Carolina.

Dallmeier introduced new online tutorials on its YouTube channel to help customers use its products.

Digital Guardian acquired Code Green Networks to focus on protecting data at the endpoint, on the network, and in the cloud.

Global Guardian opened global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, to accommodate a growing staff.

IndigoVision launched a new website at

Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., revitalized its corporate identity and relocated its headquarters to Jericho, New York.

Intergraph’s Security, Government and Infrastructure division has rebranded as Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure to align with its parent company Hexagon.

Mobotix provided cameras for the movie The Martian. Footage from the cameras appears throughout the film as transmissions from Earth and from Mars.

The National Tactical Officers Association updated its SWAT Standard.

ONVIF launched its Release Candidate for Profile A, establishing an interface for access control clients.

Parabon NanoLabs received a grant from the National Geographic Society Expeditions Council to fund a study of the company’s Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service.

Per Mar Security acquired Northern Safety and Security to increase the company’s customer base in Minnesota.

PSA Security Network was a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which was coordinated by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Raytheon Company acquired Foreground Security, which will be called Raytheon Foreground Security.

RiskIQ acquired PassiveTotal to expand its portfolio into threat analysis.

Security Specialists, LLC, redesigned its website with more information on product and service offerings and streamlined navigation.

Securonix joined the National Security Alliance and the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology.

Securus Technologies acquired Guarded Exchange, LLC.

U.S. Security Associates’ acquisition of Entourage Security Management establishes a foothold for the company in Europe.

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., entered into an agreement to acquire Silanis Technology, Inc., a provider of electronic signature and digital transaction solutions. released a white paper titled Venue and Event Security 2015, which is available free from its website.