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Industry News June 2016


The new Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS) readiness center, which was built for the Minnesota National Guard, earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Contributing to its sustainability and security goals, the project features Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ blast hazard-mitigating curtainwall and window systems, plus thermal entrance systems from Tubelite Inc.

The facility houses two units of the 834th Aviation Support Battalion, which specializes in maintaining Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters. Architects at Burns & McDonnell found inspiration in the helicopter motor and blades for the aesthetic and functional design of the facility.

While blast hazard mitigation was the major requirement for the window systems, they also contribute to green building goals by admitting daylight and offering high thermal performance. Wausau’s BHM Series products are designed and tested for compliance with U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Defense requirements. The windows and curtainwalls dissipate energy when they encounter the extreme pressures released by an explosive mass.​


NRG Stadium at NRG Park in Houston chose 5 Bars to build a carrier-grade Wi-Fi system for communications and security.

Brady announced that its brand pro­tection business was selected as the brand protection, anti-counterfeiting labeling supplier for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Electronic article surveillance solutions from Checkpoint Systems, Inc., are being used by Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion, S.A., at 2,600 retail food stores in Spain.

Cognitec’s face recognition technology was selected to strengthen physical security measures in major Macau casinos. In partnership with Melco Crown Entertainment, Cognitec supported the design and implementation efforts. 

Middle East Rail is using the IPSecurityCenter from CNL Software to improve passenger safety, accelerate accident response, and thwart terrorist threats.

Galaxy Control Systems announced a new distribution partnership with Anixter for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Sydney Trains awarded a five-year CCTV upgrade contract to Indra, which will use the Genetec Security Center for unified video management. 

Cirque du Soleil is using a Kentec fire alarm panel and wireless fire safety system, designed and installed by Fire Systems Ltd., to protect its 3,000-seat big-top tent as it tours the world.

Lumeta Corporation and Qualys Inc. announced a partnership to enable organizations to improve vulnerability management and cyber threat identification via integration of Lumeta IPsonar with Qualys Vulnerability Management.

OnSSI named Rodo Group its manufacturer’s representative for eastern Canada.

OSS Inc. will provide security guard services for Pittsburgh Glass Works.

Raytec announced that its VARIO IP Network Illuminators are now fully integrated with the Avigilon Control Center and can operate in conjunction with Avigilon HD video security cameras and other network devices. 

Regroup Mass Notification and PurePoint International entered into a partnership that will combine award-winning mass communications technology with experienced security consulting.

Resolver, Inc., completed an integration between its Perspective incident management s​oftware and Software House C•CURE 9000 v2.30 security and event management solution from Tyco Security Products. 

SRI Identity announced an exclusive license and supply agreement of iris-reading technologies to Samsung for use in mobile B2B products.

Tyco Security Products announced that Camosun College deployed an integrated access, video, and intrusion solution based on Tyco products.

Vicon Industries, Inc., added GP Marketing to its sales force to cover Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana.

WIN-911 announced a partnership with National Instruments to integrate its alarm notification software with National Instruments’ LabVIEW system.

Jacksonville State University selected Zebra Technologies to overhaul its campuswide wireless network.​


When Barrow, Alaska, upgraded its city­wide surveillance, it selected Gene­tec Omnicast IP video surveillance. The town enlisted Arctic Fire & Security for installation and maintenance.

Kelvin Hughes announced the successful installation of its new SharpEye upmast radar system on four new vessels commissioned by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. Dedicated primarily to surface search and surveillance to counteract illegal activity, the radar will also be used to support the vessels’ navigational magnetron radar.

With the help of Milestone Systems XProtect video management software, San Lucido in southern Italy entered the first phase of its Smart City initiative. It has deployed a new network video management system.

The National Tactical Officers Asso­ciation, along with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., won a Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center Grant to develop general police standards and equipment standards for Presidential Executive Order 13688.

The Flint Police Department in Michigan chose NC4 Street Smart to help track crime and to enhance the safety and security of people who live, work, and visit the city. NC4 Street Smart is also being used by the Wilmington, Delaware Police Department to bring together all of Wilmington’s computer systems and to help make its real-time Crime Center a reality. 

ODSecurity will provide three more SOTER RS Through-Body Scanners to U.S. correctional facilities in Wood County, Ohio; Carroll County, Kentucky; and Newport News, Virginia.​


AlliedBarton Security Services was named a Leadership Excellence award winner by Leadership Excellence Essentials magazine for the outstanding use of a learning management system.

Government Security News recognized the Memphis Police Department in Tennessee with a Homeland Security Award. The department’s video surveillance solution from Hikvision was a factor in the award.

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission finalized the criteria for its Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program and accredited three cloud-computing vendors: FIGmd, Inc.; HealthcarePays Network, LLC; and MedicaSoft.

Giesecke & Devrient was certified by NXP Semiconductors for MIFARE DESFire EV1, enabling secure remote provisioning and management of MIFARE-based services.

Healthcare Fraud Shield achieved certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance.

Lingacom Ltd. was awarded a €1 mil­­lion contract by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 SME Instru­ment for the development of an advanced vehicle-scanning solution.

Mercury Systems, Inc., facilities in Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Hudson, New Hampshire; Manteca, California; and Cypress, California, received Superior security ratings in recent vulnerability assessments conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Morpho (Safran) announced that its biometrics authentication solution was certified by the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance.

Owl Computing Technologies, Inc., received a patent for technology to protect industrial control networks from cyberattacks.

Point Blank Enterprises received BA 9000 certification from a third-party registration organization, enhancing its ISO 9001:2008(E) certification.

Siklu wireless radios are certified as third-party network solutions for Milestone Systems XProtect 2016 video management software.

Telco Systems won the Global Excellence Award in the Best Security Products and Solutions for Telecommunications category. The awards program was organized by Info Security Products Guide.


Access announced the acquisition of EnviroShred NW, Inc., a secure document shredding company located in Portland, Oregon.

ADS Security of Nashville, Tennessee, acquired customer accounts from Security and Fire Equipment Co. of Northport, Alabama. 

AlliedBarton Security Services announced that it hired more than 5,000 military veterans and reservists in 2015 as part of its commitment to hire 25,000 veterans over five years.

ASSA ABLOY completed the acquisition of the ADAEZ Pro line of specialty door operators from EDMIT Industries.

Axis Communications introduced the AXIS Site Designer app to help customers design surveillance solutions. 

The Bosch AVIOTEC fire and smoke detection solution is the 5,000th device to be supported by Milestone Systems video management software.

Consumer Media LLC acquired and relaunched The updated website includes interviews with law enforcement, advice from industry experts, company reports, and consumer reviews and complaints.

Dallmeier now offers an international Facebook channel for its English-speaking customers.

Databarracks created a free disaster response tabletop testing simulator that allows businesses to test preparedness. 

IBM Security will expand its security operations and incident response capabilities by acquiring Resilient Systems, Inc.

Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC purchased System Sales Corporation to strengthen its fire and security services in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware.

Rigby Private Equity opened a new office in Vienna, Austria, in support of distributors Wick Hill and Zycko. 

The Smart Card Alliance opened a new training center in Crystal City, Virginia, and published a white paper, Healthcare Identity Authentication and Payments Convergence: A Vision for the Healthcare Industry.

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation announced a five-year partnership that will cover call costs for the Childline service, update Childline’s technologies and service infrastructure, and offer additional resources, including Vodafone’s Be Strong Online Program.