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Industry News July 2016


Tampa Bay AirFest 2016 offered a chance for visitors to examine military aircraft, watch aerial demonstrations by military and civilian performers, and learn more about the military personnel and equipment MacDill Air Force Base uses to carry out its missions.

Advanced security technology helped keep participants safe. PlateSmart Technologies, in partnership with Sentry View Systems, provided its ARES automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) video analytics solution to monitor vehicles. The solution was connected to strategically placed cameras on utility poles and trailers. License plate numbers from vehicles passing by the cameras were compared to law enforcement databases to check for persons of interest. In addition to reading number and jurisdiction of license, the solution also recognizes vehicle make, color, and type. 

The ALPR system produced many alerts, giving base security leads to investigate further. In 2014, a smaller deployment at AirFest scanned more than 11,000 plates and produced 199 alerts.​


Amika Mobile is working with Tracer Technology Systems to offer Shot Tracer, a hosted service for gunshot detection.

Avalon Document Services joined forces with DIGITS LLC to provide law firms and corporate legal departments with services to support the full lifecycle of litigation.

BluBØX Security Inc. announced a partnership with PSA Security Network to distribute its Web-cloud security system, enabling PSA integrators to build security systems using the latest cloud, Web, mobile, and biometric technologies.

Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc., has installed a Boon Edam Tourlock security revolving door at its new corporate office in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Checkpoint Systems, Inc., announced that more than 3,000 retail stores are now protecting Procter & Gamble’s Gillette razor blades with its iS AutoPeg Tag.

Australian law firm M+K Lawyers adopted the Commvault Data Platform and Pure Storage FlashArray to drive savings, speed, and security in managing information assets.

MasterCard is using the Daon IdentityX Platform as one of the authentication technologies behind MasterCard Identity Check.

LifeSafety Power Inc. announced a partnership with DAQ Electronics, LLC, to provide the Authentic Mercury Security access controller hardware platform and integrated power in a seamless and easy-to-install enclosure.

DirectView Holdings, Inc., was selected by LBU Group to provide complete surveillance systems for its nine retail locations throughout Florida. 

Everbridge and RockDove Solutions formed a strategic technology partnership to enable mobile crisis management. 

Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc., entered into an agreement with Interlogix to distribute Ecolink security sensors through Interlogix sales channels.

EyeLock LLC is part­ner­ing with PSA Security Net­work to offer integrators EyeLock’s iris biometrics products.

Galaxy Control Systems appointed TaylorLong & As­­sociates as its representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

GhangorCloud and Huawei are combining hardware and software technologies to create a new appliance to stop malicious or accidental data breaches.

A new integration from March Networks and SpeedLine Solutions is helping pizza restaurants and other delivery operators reduce losses.

OnSSI announced that its Ocularis 5 Video Management Software fully integrates with RS2 Technologies’ Access It! Universal.NET v5 access control software.

Purple Parking improved operations and increased efficiency at London’s Heathrow Airport using Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher key management system.

North American Video completed Phase 1 of an analog-to-IP surveillance system conversion for Snoqualmie Casino in Washington state, encoding 700 channels of analog video to a fully digital Dallmeier SRS video management system.

PlateSmart announced the success­ful integration of its ARES video ana­l­yt­ics platform with XProtect open plat­form IP video management software from Milestone Systems.

Publishers Clearing House is using RiskIQ to monitor and protect its enterprise digital footprint from fraudulent mobile apps that threaten its brand and customers.

The British Heart Foundation will implement payment security software from Semafone to protect supporters who make donations over the phone. 

Polytec France SAS will represent Serstech on the French market, with a strong focus on the security segment, under a new agreement. 

SpotterRF announced that it completed a Spotter radar-protected ski resort road system by GEOPRAEVENT in Zermatt, Switzerland. The system monitors two avalanche gullies along the road and triggers automatic road closure when it detects an avalanche.

Distributor Apogear chose VIVOTEK cameras to protect Tungnan University in Taiwan.

Viscount Systems, Inc., and Digital Monitoring Products agreed to allow for the integration of the Freedom access control platform with products from DMP’s suite of alarm management and monitoring technologies. 

Xura, Inc., is working alongside SpeechPro to pilot biometric technology and offer enterprise customers secure facial recognition and voice authentication within a mobile app.

ZKAccess teamed up with industry leaders, including Lenel, Amag, RS2, and Schneider Electric, to provide advanced integrated biometric solutions.​


Avon Protection received an order for its M50 respiratory protection mask systems from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Cambium Networks supplied a PMP 450 wireless broadband communications network to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, Florida, in support of its Eye on Crime video surveillance initiative.

The European Commission, through the European Asylum Support Office, awarded Greece funds to purchase Crossmatch L Scan palm scanners for use at the Greek border to ensure proper identification and registration of migrants.  

DERMALOG is supplying fingerprint scanners for refugee registration in Germany. Its LF10 scanner will be used to produce the refugee identity cards. 

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., part of JVCKENWOOD Corporation, implemented an ATLAS P25 system solution to provide countywide critical communications for Lewis County, New York, including the sheriff’s office, dispatch center, fire and emergency services, local police, state police, and forest rangers.

The U.S. Social Security Administra­tion completed integration with Equifax Inc. to supply identity proofing and account, address, and mobile device verification.

When the City of Stockholm enabled its workers with mobile apps and devices, it turned to MobileIron to securely manage almost 60,000 employee devices.

MorphoTrust USA announced a partnership with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles to enhance customer service and deter fraud.

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management engaged the services of NC4 and expanded usage of the E Team solution for information sharing.

RELM Wireless Corporation received an order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for KNG series portable radio accessories.

Sonim Technologies provided 75 Sonim XP7 Android smartphone devices to local public safety, fire, and EMS first responders throughout the course of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

TSG Solutions, Inc., won a contract from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to provide consulting services for the Massachusetts Task Force on Campus Safety and Violence.

Vigilant Solutions announced that the Joplin Police Department in Missouri solved two recent hit-and-run cases with the assistance of its license plate reader data.​


Blancco Technology Group was awarded a U.S. patent for the method by which its Blancco 5 product erases data from solid state drives.

Blighter Surveillance Systems Limited received the 9/11 Transportation Security Enterprise Award from InterPortPolice, the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police.

Boon Edam gained TravelSky Certification in China, which reassures airports that Boon Edam’s Airport Swinglane entrances meet the standards of the industry.

Clari received ISO 27001 accreditation for its information security management system.

DAQ Electronics announced that its credential management and access control solution achieved full certification through the U.S. Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) program of the U.S. General Services Administration.

Alliance Security won the 2016 Mission 500 Corporate Social Responsibility Award, which honors companies in the security industry that dedicate time and resources to help those in need.

Cylance achieved certification in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and is designated an approved Third Party Assessment Organization.

Gigamon Inc. achieved National Information Assurance Partnership Common Criteria certification for its GigaVUE family of products.

Open Options announced that DNA Fusion access control software and the SSP-D2 intelligent controller are now registered on the U.S. General Services Administration Approval list under the PACS Infrastructure category.

OnSSI was awarded the 2015 Partner of the Year Award from Hanwha Techwin America, highlighting its ability to integrate with Hanwha’s product line.

Redwall Technologies was awarded a patent for a security monitor that is embedded into IoT devices including industrial controllers. 

The Sielox 2015 Business Partners Award was given to MCM Integrated Systems of Van Nuys, California.

The winner of the eleventh annual ADS Security Innovation Award is Symetrica for its Discovery Radiation Portal Monitors for vehicle and cargo screening.​


Camden Door Controls is now offering two-day air shipping to all cities in the United States at the same cost as standard ground delivery.

CenturyLink, Inc., acquired netAura LLC, a security services firm that specializes in engineering, developing, and consulting on managed security technologies. 

A new government-backed initiative to encourage young people into careers in cybersecurity is being implemented by CREST, the U.K. body representing the technical cybersecurity industry.

Dataguise expanded its international operations with the opening of offices in London.

Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., funded the Drako Cloud Security Grant for Schools, which provides a security camera system at no cost for 1 year. 

Global Guardian launched the Sentry division to provide remote video surveillance monitoring solutions. 

HAUD opened a new office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in collaboration with leading technology consultancy, MS Consultora.

Honeywell agreed to acquire Xtralis, a provider of aspirating smoke detection along with advanced perimeter security technologies and video analytics. The company also acquired RSI Video Technologies.

ID Experts is opening a new Washington, D.C., office.

Iluminar Inc. has joined Axis Communications’ Technology Partner Program.

K2 Intelligence opened a Los Angeles office.

Security Dealer Network launched a new website to provide alarm dealers and others with information on the company’s DragonFly video surveillance and monitoring system.

Middle Atlantic Products unveiled the second phase of its Web-based configuration tool with added functionality, an improved interface, and overall enhanced website user experience.

The National League of Cities released a guide for city officials, Policing in the 21st Century.

Tutela Inc. opened an office in Sunrise, Florida.

Milestone Systems launched the Learning & Performance Program to build greater expertise in designing, installing, and configuring solutions that meet customer needs. 

Security On-Demand developed the Cybersecurity Internship Program in partnership with National University.

SSH Communications Security opened a new office in Singapore to support the company’s high growth trajectory in the region. 

Thycotic announced the release of Secret Server Free, a no-cost version of the company’s fundamental security layer that protects against cyberattacks.

TRI-ED’s 2016 Stadium Tour offers free training and product demos, plus networking at the ballgame in cities including Houston, Boston, New York City, Chicago, and more.

Tyco opened innovation centers aimed at solving broader customer problems while championing startups in security, fire protection, and smart connected technologies in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, with more centers planned later this year.

The University of Leicester was awarded five new scholarships by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom for students to pursue a master’s course in risk, crisis, and disaster management by distance learning. 

U.S. Security Associates announced the acquisition of McRoberts Protective Agency, Inc.

Western Governors University offers an online master’s degree program in cybersecurity and information assurance.