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Industry News September 2016

Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China, experienced rapid growth over the past few years to become the fourth-busiest airport in China, handling more than 30 million passengers each year. Part of the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, which integrates air, rail, subway, and bus transportation, the airport is also the country’s fifth-busiest air cargo transit point.

The airport implemented a video management system from Qognify (formerly NICE Security) seven years ago. The video surveillance solutions have helped keep the airport secure, as well as ensuring smooth airport operations. The system monitors and manages more than 1,500 video cameras, collating high-resolution video feeds from the gates, the airport apron, the parking lots, the airfield, and parts of the transportation hub. The central operations center employs the enhanced video technology, including visual parameters optimization and camera-tampering detection.​


March Networks and AMAG Technology integrated the March Networks Command Enterprise video management solution with AMAG’s SymmetryAccess Control system.

In migrating to IP surveillance, Camp­bell University consulted with Accu-Tech and chose Arteco eMotion software.

Bittium and Air-Lynx launched a public safety LTE evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Solution, which can deliver large amounts of data even in a congested network environment.

CNL Software partnered with ATEC Fire and Security to present education sessions at IFSEC International.

COPsync, Inc., announced that its COPsync911 threat-alert system is deployed at the Archdiocese of Boston Pastoral Care Center in Braintree, Massachusetts. 

Daon and Gulf Bank Kuwait announced a partnership to provide biometric authentication within Gulf Bank Kuwait’s new mobile banking application.

Fiber SenSys, Inc., partnered with ela-soft GmbH, to integrate Fiber SenSys Fiber Defender sensors with ela-soft’s GEMOS platform.

Fluidmesh announced two new manufacturers’ reps: Osborn Sales Solutions will cover the Pacific Northwest, and Intelligent Marketing, Inc., will handle the Southeast region.

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute and Comba Telecom Limited will jointly establish the ASTRI-Comba Joint Research and Development Laboratory to focus on smart city and smart home technologies. 

Soteria Intelligence and iSheriff Inc. announced a joint partnership to integrate Soteria’s platform for social media threat assessment into the iSheriff Complete platform.

Louroe Electronics signed Gulf Atlantic Marketing Group, Inc., to be its representative in Florida.

 Lumeta Corporation joined the Carbon Black Connect partner program as a Technology Alliance Partner. 

Milestone Systems partnered with Axis Communications and The Consulting Group to create a security solution for Hamilton Family Center in San Francisco, California, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and the homeless.

Building Protection Systems, Inc., entered into an exclusive master distributor relationship for the United States and Canada for the Naebula Security Fog Generation Machines.  

Norbain added BioConnect biometric products to its product portfolio.

NuData Security announced a partnership with the National Anti-Organ­ized Retail Crime Association to work against global organized retail crime.

OSS Inc. is providing security guard services for the LORD Corporation.

Qognify (formerly NICE Security) integrated Vanderbilt’s SPC Intrusion Detection system with its Situator situation management solution.

RockDove Solutions announced that Fluidmaster is using its crisis management solution, In Case of Crisis, for business continuity and emergency response plans.

Sielox LLC partnered with three new organizations to serve as manufacturers’ representatives. KLM Marketing will represent the company in the Mid-Atlantic, Thomasson Marketing Group in the West, and Pinnacle Marketing in the South Central United States.

Thales announced that its payShield 9000 hardware security modules are being used by Swiftch to help secure its self-certified mobile card payment acceptance solution throughout the United Arab Emirates.

The Threat Alliance Program launched by ThreatQuotient is creating new partnerships with companies, such as Riversafe, Guidepoint, and HelpAG.

Tyco Security Products announced that Millworks Custom Manufacturing in Toronto, Canada, installed a security solution using DSC PowerSeries Neo to integrate a wireless intrusion system throughout its facility.

Veridocs was named a Key Account by 3M, giving it access to additional 3M product lines.

Vicon Industries, Inc., is partnering with two new manufacturers’ representative firms: E-Connect in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee; and Coaxial Systems Associates for Florida and the Caribbean.​


Boon Edam Inc. provided Turnlock 100 full-height turnstiles for APM Terminals Callao as part of a physical security upgrade at the Multipurpose North Terminal of the Port of Callao in Peru.

Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Red Cross signed a memorandum of understanding for information sharing, personnel exchanges, research, and more.

Colbert Police Department in Oklahoma joined the COPsync communication and information sharing network.

CYREN was awarded a grant by the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry as part of an ongoing initiative that encourages the development of technological solutions in cybersecurity.

CyberPoint International, LLC, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Borders and Maritime Security Division to participate in the Container Security Device Technology Demonstration for the US/EU Global Supply Chain Pilot Project. 

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems to build and deliver digital modular radios for new Navy surface vessels and submarines.

 MorphoTrak and SNAP, Inc., will provide LiveScan Jumpkits to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for biometric acquisition in austere environments.

Siemens implemented an integrated physical security solution throughout Port Manatee, which is located at the entrance to Tampa Bay.

DirectView Holdings, Inc., teamed with TACLENS, LLC, to deploy its DVX1 body-worn cameras to the Hawk Cove Police Department in Texas.

TASER International and its Canadian subsidiary, Axon Public Safety Canada Inc., announced that Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal is using Axon body-worn cameras and the digital evidence management solution  

The University of North Georgia recently earned designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. 

Utility, Inc., announced that the Biloxi, Mississippi Police Department has officially approved the deployment of BodyWorn body cameras and Rocket in-vehicle wireless routers for its officers.

Vigilant Solutions announced that Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in California is expanding the use of its FaceSearch facial recognition solution.​


Bold Technologies is UL 827 listed for its Manitou Cloud Services Data Center.

Implant Sciences Corporation was selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to receive the 2016 DHS Small Business Achievement Award.

Iluminar Inc. joined the Arecont Vision Alliance Program, and all of its LED illumination products are Arecont Vision MegaLab certified.

International SOS achieved certification to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security Management.

ISONAS Inc. honored WESCO International, Inc., with its 2015 Distributor of The Year Award.

Nationwide Building Society has been awarded the Retail Banking Security Innovation of the Year award for a behavioral biometrics prototype it developed with Unisys Corporation and BehavioSec to improve security and user experience for mobile banking customers. 

NextLabs was granted three additional patents for enhancing capabilities of the policy-based authorization platform to make information sharing more secure.

ObserveIT was named an IDC Innovator in the behavioral analytics and identity awareness market by International Data Corporation.

PSA Security Network gave the Superstar Award, its highest vendor honor, to two companies, Altronix and Windy City Wire. Other vendors winning a variety of awards from PSA included Allegion, AMAG Technology, Arecont Vision, Bosch Security Systems, Exacq Technologies, March Networks, Milestone, Hanwha Techwin America, Seneca, Salient Systems, HID, CSC, LifeSafety Power, and OpenEye.

The Qvarn Platform for managing digital identities was awarded the prize for Best Approach on Improving Governance and Mitigating Risks at the European Identity & Cloud Awards 2016, organized by KuppingerCole.

Sielox LLC named System Solutions of Afton, Minnesota, as its 2015 Rep of the Year.

Telco Systems won a Cybersecurity Excellence Award in the category for SDN/NFV Security in a program sponsored by the Information Security Community on LinkedIn.

Thales announced that its nShield hardware security modules received Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ certification.​


Agenda Screening Services teamed with local businesses, police, and Hull University Business School to form the Humber Business Resilience Forum to explore cybersecurity issues.

Ankura Consulting Group launched its Risk Advisory and Management practice, focusing on critical infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Champion Group of Companies created a new corporate website at  

Educational videos on critical cybersecurity topics relevant to any organization have been produced by a group of security experts and leading members of CompTIA. 

Courion changed its name to Core Security to reflect the company’s strategic vision following the recent acquisitions of Core Security and SecureReset.  

Elite Investigations Ltd., a New York–based national security guard services provider, is expanding into the Virginia market.

FLIR announced a free radiation guidebook to provide tips for evaluating and investing in the right tool for a deployment program: 10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Handheld or Belt-Worn Radiation Detector.

G4S security teams in Alberta, Canada, provided assistance to evacuees displaced during a wildfire in the region.

Honeywell expanded cellular coverage for its LYNX 5210 and LYNX 7000 self-contained control panels, giving security dealers more options to expand their businesses in alternative cellular coverage areas. 

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, is rolling out a new security testing program to provide assurance testing for Internet of Things devices and sensors. 

Ilitch Charities and the Detroit Tigers Foundation partnered to donate three Vapor Wake explosives detection canines to local law enforcement agencies, including the Michigan State Police, Wayne State University Public Safety Department, and the Detroit Police Department. 

ISONAS Inc. launched a new webinar series aimed at educating participants on access control and its ISONAS Pure IP solution.

Kathrein acquired noFilis, allowing the company to offer RFID hardware and software expertise from a single source.

Mercury Systems, Inc., completed the acquisition of the embedded security, RF and microwave, and custom microelectronics businesses from Micro­semi Corporation.

ONVIF created a new internal working group to monitor the physical security market. The Use Case Working Group will help shape ONVIF specifications, develop future profiles, and maintain ONVIF’s technical roadmap. is exiting its consumer business to focus on workplace productivity, collaboration, and security. The company’s products will now be called TeamData, but it will retain the Personal, Inc. corporate name.

Proficio opened a new headquarters and security operations center in Singapore.

Sharp Electronics Corporation, founding sponsor of the Robolliance program, announced the launch of an initiative focused on ground-based security robotics. 

SANS Institute will participate in the White House Joining Forces Initiative, pledging to train at least 200 transitioning veterans over the next four years through its VetSuccess program.

Vivid Learning Systems launched a free, online training experience for active shooter response.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. developed an economic evaluation procedure, RESEC, to enable authorities, urban security planners, and risk management professionals to evaluate the costs and benefits of security solutions for urban environments.