Industry News May 2016
SECURING ORLANDO’S EYE
The Orlando Eye complex in Florida includes the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and a SEA LIFE aquarium. Operated by Merlin Entertainment, the complex called for tight access control in the ride area, garage parking, and electrical rooms, while extending a welcoming atmosphere to tourists.
Signature Systems of Florida was enlisted to provide a full-scale solution to secure the venue. The company chose Milestone Systems’ XProtect Enterprise video management software and more than 250 Axis Communications video cameras for the surveillance portion of the system, and it implemented DNA Fusion access control software from Open Options along with Mercury Security access hardware.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
AMAG Technology has integrated its Symmetry Access Control with the DMP XR550 Intrusion Panel from Digital Monitoring Products.
Argus Cyber Security Ltd. will partner with Check Point Software Technologies to reduce threats and risks for connected cars.
Argyle Security Group and SteelCell of North America, Inc., entered into a strategic manufacturing and sales relationship extending SteelCell’s product offerings to the western United States.
Chubb launched a partnership with Crawford & Company as it continues to invest in building cyber enterprise risk management capabilities.
Control Technologies installed video monitoring and access control at 32 substations and other sites across western Texas for the South Plains Electric Cooperative.
Dataguise partnered with Trace3 to deliver the company’s data-centric security solutions to the enterprise.
Drone Labs is partnering with FTG Security and Netvision360 Security Group to distribute its Drone Detector in the Northeast and the rest of the United States, respectively.
Exacq and Inex/Zamir announced an integration of exacqVision video management software and Inex/Zamir license plate recognition software.
UGI Energy Services tapped integrator CSi to improve security at its sites. CSi chose Genetec Omnicast IP video surveillance as part of the unified security platform.
The Laura Ashley Manor Hotel in Elstree, United Kingdom, procured Agrippa Pillow Fire Alarms from Geofire for hard-of-hearing guests.
Hikvision is partnering with Control4 to bring cutting-edge video surveillance technology to the Smart Home market.
Telekom Srbija telecommunication facilities in Serbia are protected by fire systems using Kentec fire alarm control panels. Fire safety systems were designed and installed by TVI d.o.o.
LemonFish Technologies and LIFARS are partnering to deliver data breach expertise using data analytics and external data detection practices to find lost content and leaked data on the deep and dark Web.
Lowe’s will offer professional monitoring services for its do-it-yourself Iris smart home solution via a partnership with United Central Control, Inc.
Cole Haan selected a video solution from March Networks and Diebold Incorporated to help reduce shrink, enhance security, and resolve liability claims in 117 North American locations.
NICE Actimize was selected by SunTrust Banks, Inc., for its Enterprise Risk Case Management solution.
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company was chosen by the Atlanta Braves to partner on securing its new ballpark, SunTrust Park.
Point Blank Enterprises and Protactic entered into a joint venture to develop and manufacture products for military, law enforcement, and security sectors in Mexico.
Quatrro Processing Inc. formed a strategic partnership with Emailage for fraud prevention and transaction approval.
Lynwood Care Center in Ascot, United Kingdom, is using Sateon Enterprise to manage its access control system. The system was recommended by FTL Secure Solutions and Grosvenor Technology.
The Vormetric Data Security Manager is now secured with Thales nShield hardware security modules.
Vocalcom will partner with Aeriandi to provide a solution that eliminates telephone-based card data from Vocalcom’s and its customers’ infrastructure.
Anviz Global is partnering with Shpresa-AL Group to develop a biometric access control system for the Kuwait Embassy in Albania.
The Los Angeles Police Department used Genetec’s Federation-as-a-Service to connect cameras from multiple stakeholders and build a centralized command center for the 2015 Special Olympics.
The San Diego Police Department selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for emergency call handling, officer dispatch, and incident management.
Hikvision USA teamed with the Memphis Police Department to deploy cameras and recorders throughout the city.
Implant Sciences Corporation received an order from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority for QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detectors to be deployed to Canadian airports for passenger and baggage screening.
MorphoTrak and Spectrum Systems will provide technology enabling tribes to participate in national criminal justice information services through a contract with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Panasonic Corporation of North America will partner with Denver and a number of local private entities to improve community engagement, energy efficiency, water conservation, public safety, healthcare, and other public services.
SFC Energy announced that its EFOY Pro fuel cells are being integrated into the video surveillance systems of the French Ministry of Defense. The installation is being implemented by 4G Technology.
Siklu Communication Inc. announced that its wireless radios were deployed in Vail, Colorado, to extend the municipality’s underground fiber infrastructure for communication and surveillance. Aspen Wireless Technologies deployed the system.
Unisys Corporation announced the implementation of its facial recognition system at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection identify imposters attempting to enter the United States using fraudulent passports.
Utility, Inc., announced that the Atlanta Department of Corrections has deployed its BodyWorn police body cameras.
The Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate chose Veridos to supply Latvian driver’s licenses and their personalization.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AFL was awarded three patents for new technologies used in its Optical Connectivity and Apparatus products.
AlliedBarton Security Services was named one of the Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine.
Anixter received the 2015 Customer Satisfaction Award from Johnson Controls.
Axis Communications named Avaya its 2015 Technology Partner of the Year.
The MorphoWave Tower, a contactless biometric solution from Morpho Safran, was named Access Control Product of the Year by IFSEC International and FIREX International.
The Z-Wave Alliance announced that Nu Tech Software Solutions, Inc., is the winter winner of its global IoT developer competition.
Quantum Corp. received the Innovative Security Products award for the new Xcellis tiered storage solution at the 2015 Top 10 Innovative Security Products Award Ceremony, which is sponsored by the Shenzhen Security and Protection Industry Association and recognizes companies advancing storage technologies designed to enhance security.
The Safariland Group announced that the Aurora Police Department in Colorado purchased VIEVU LE4 body-worn cameras.
Viscount Systems, Inc., announced that its Freedom Access Control was selected as Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS-201 by Government Security News in its Homeland Security Awards.
Bloomberg acquired the intellectual property, patents, and engineering assets of Netbox Blue.
FireEye, Inc., acquired iSIGHT Partners to create a comprehensive private cyberthreat intelligence operation.
Global Guardian added Honduras to the list of countries where it provides personnel tracking, security, medical support and transportation, travel intelligence, and emergency response services.
IBM acquired IRIS Analytics, a company specializing in real-time analytics to help combat payment fraud.
ISONAS Inc. launched the ISONAS Certified Integrator Program and free online training.
LOUD Security Systems merged with Nash Security, combining two Georgia security providers into a larger firm.
The National Fire Protection Association introduced NFPA Xchange, an online community for learning about fire protection systems, standards, and more.
PPM 2000 Inc. combined operations under Resolver Inc. following the acquisition of the two companies by Klass Capital.
Raytheon|Websense unveiled its new company name, Forcepoint, as well as new products to address cybersecurity and regulatory challenges.
Samsung Techwin America is operating under the name Hanwha Techwin America following its acquisition by Hanwha Corporation.
SOS International LLC acquired New World Solutions, a defense and intelligence contracting firm.
Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products launched a program to help schools find affordable video surveillance options.
TRI-ED opened a new branch location in Memphis, Tennessee.
Tyco International plc completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a global provider of analytics for the retail industry.
Vicon Industries, Inc., opened an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.