Industry News November 2016
The Fond-du-Luth Casino, owned and operated by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Minnesota, planned an upgrade to an IP-based video surveillance system. With the help of North American Video, the casino chose the American Dynamics victor video management system from Tyco Security Products as the core platform for the new system, which includes hundreds of Illustra IP cameras and several VideoEdge network video recorders.
Casino staff can view and manage video through a single intuitive user interface or a Matrix switcher keyboard. Surveillance operators can quickly identify security issues using victor’s Command Center feature with its Virtual Matrix, which lets operators view live and recorded video, select cameras, and communicate quickly among security operator workstations. Staff can search video history in seconds and search across multiple recorders simultaneously when performing investigations.
Illustra Pro IP pan-tilt-zoom cameras provide high-resolution video and fast positioning speed—up to 512 degrees per second—enabling surveillance officers to identify suspicious activity at distances of up to 1,000 feet from a camera. The casino plans to add more cameras and integrate its access control system with victor in the near future.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Newpointe Community Church deployed 3xlogic Intelli-M Access Corporate access control at four church locations across northeastern Ohio.
Aeriandi and Proxy Networks announced a new strategic partnership. Proxy Networks’ screen capture technology will be incorporated into Aeriandi’s secure payment and recording solutions.
Argus Cyber Security was chosen by representatives from Daimler AG, Plug and Play, University of Stuttgart, and ARENA 2036 to participate in the Startup Autobahn program.
Avwatch signed a formal alliance agreement with New Zealand–based Martin Aircraft Company to introduce Jetpacks to the North American market.
BICSI signed a memorandum of understanding with the Lima, Peru–based lnstituto Nacional de lnvestigacion y Capacitacion de Telecomunicaciones de la Universidad Nacional de lngenieria to further their mutual goals through collaboration and information sharing on events, education, marketing, and standards development.
Serco invested in a new network security system from Chemring Technology Solutions. Chemring’s Perception will be rolled out across Serco’s global operations.
ControlByNet joined forces with Colosseum Online Inc. to offer Colosseum’s customers a cloud-based video surveillance solution.
The Libman Company subscribed to the COPsync911 threat-alert system to increase the safety and security of its facilities and employees.
Deloitte Advisory cyber risk services formed an alliance with ThreatConnect to integrate its threat intelligence platform into Deloitte Advisory’s threat intelligence and analytics services.
DFNDR Armor is using Honeywell Spectra Shield ballistic composite materials to create light, high-protection body armor plates.
ISONAS Inc. selected ThinkReps to represent the company in northern New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area.
Lumeta Corporation announced that its flagship product, Lumeta ESI, is now integrated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator.
Milestone Systems collaborated with Oncam and AsPro Security to deliver a cost-effective security solution to a logistics company in the United Kingdom.
The new Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy, North Carolina, has an IP video surveillance and security system that was designed and built by North American Video in consultation with Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos.
OnSSI named EOS Australia Pty Ltd., supported by Brassets International Pty Ltd., to manage wholesale sales activity for OnSSI across Australia and New Zealand.
OnSSI’s Ocularis video management software is now represented in Latin America by INFINITEXUPREME.
Princeton Identity Inc. licensed its patented iris recognition technology to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., for use in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and other mobile devices.
Safetell announced a preferred supplier agreement with Gunnebo.
SCADAfence joined Gigamon’s ecosystem partner program to provide a joint cybersecurity solution.
Sielox teamed up with CM3 Building Solutions to provide an offering to enable schools and other facilities to have a safer and more secure environment.
Tosibox Inc. entered into an exclusive distribution partnership in Canada with Westburne, a Rexel company.
Tufin announced integration of the Tufin Orchestration Suite with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure to deliver unified security policy management across physical and public, private, and hybrid cloud networks.
Tyco Security Products expanded its Connected Partners Program to multiple brands, including integrations with products from American Dynamics, Kantech, and Illustra, in addition to Software House.
Ripon College in Wisconsin worked with La Force Inc. and Vanderbilt to design, implement, and test a new and effective lockdown solution.
Axon, a business unit of TASER International, announced that California’s San Jose Police Department purchased 963 Axon Body 2 cameras.
Delta Scientific announced that Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers were ordered by the U.S. Secret Service for the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia and the Republican Convention in Cleveland.
Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded a contract from the Maldonado District Administration in Uruguay to provide a Safe District project that will span six municipal authorities.
NETCOM designed a visitor control solution for Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools, maximizing the efficiencies of IP surveillance camera technology by integrating a two-way audio monitoring product from Louroe Electronics.
The South Los Angeles Industrial Tract Business Improvement District tapped Metro Video Systems, Inc., to improve its IP video surveillance.
Raytheon Company signed a commercial logistics contract with RUAG Switzerland Ltd. to service the ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receiver for the government of Switzerland.
TASER received an order for 1,210 TASER X26P Smart Weapons for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision.
Teleste will deliver its S-VMX video management solution to upgrade and expand the video surveillance system of the Paris Prefecture de Police and IRIS, the contractual partner operating and managing the system.
Utility announced that Georgia’s DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of 600 BodyWorn wearable body cameras to outfit its entire uniform division to enhance transparency, accountability, and officer safety.
Vencore Labs, Inc., was awarded a prime contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to deliver research in enhanced cyber defense.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan awarded Veridos a contract to produce and deliver its passports for the next few years. The passports are machine-readable and meet the requirements laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organization for international travel.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The ASIS Accolades awards for security’s best new products were given at the ASIS 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando. Wireless CCTV, LLC, took both the Judge’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award for its WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect). The camera provides live transmission from the wearer’s location to control rooms and mobile devices. Other winning companies were AlertEnterprise, Gibraltar, Hanwha Techwin America, Medeco, NVT Phybridge, RightCrowd Software, SpotterRF, Stratfor, and Vismo. For more information on the winners, visit SM Online.
Identity Guard was named in the Online Trust Alliance’s 2016 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll for its leadership in consumer protection, data security and responsible privacy practice.
LaaSer Critical Communications earned a U.S. patent for its proprietary caller location determination technology.
SecurityScorecard was awarded several U.S. patents for calculating an entity’s security risk score and other technologies that enable SecurityScorecard to produce accurate security ratings.
SuperCom announced that its subsidiary Safend was awarded strategic patents for encryption and other safeguards for external media drives and virtual machines.
AFA Protective Systems, Inc., expanded its fire protection services in the Florida market to include sprinkler system inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair.
Albany Law School will launch an online Master of Science in Legal Studies (MSLS) in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in January 2017.
Delta Risk LLC acquired Allied InfoSecurity to expand its managed security services and consulting practice.
The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices as a proactive measure to enhance vehicle cybersecurity throughout the industry.
Boon Edam Inc. announced that its entrance solutions are now available to architects, designers, and contractors as Building Information Modeling (BIM) files on the Autodesk Seek library at seek.autodesk.com.
CEDIA members will be able to access discounted security training through a new partnership with SecurityCEU.com.
CNC Technologies opened a new service center to provide comprehensive service for large scale aerial surveillance, microwave downlink, and wireless transmission solutions at New Jersey’s Linden Airport.
Duo Security launched Duo Insight, a free tool that lets IT teams run internal phishing simulations that can identify potential security weaknesses.
The EMV Migration Forum will change its name to the U.S. Payments Forum; it will continue to support chip migration while also broadening its focus to other new and emerging payment technologies in the United States.
Galaxy Control Systems published a new white paper that explores the potential of access control systems to help organizations improve the efficiency and effectiveness of physical and virtual security.
IOActive, Inc., introduced its Advisory Services practice, offering strategic security consulting that leverages its testing and research expertise to help customers better align their security programs with business objectives.
KnowBe4 Inc. released its Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training in 26 language versions.
Larson Electronics donated remote- controlled spotlights and handheld LED spotlights to the Wounded Warrior Anglers nonprofit organization.
Organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions, the inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will take place in May 2017 at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
Per Mar Security Services acquired Neighborhood Patrol, Inc., of Urbandale, Iowa.
Scoop News Group announced CyberScoop, a digital newsletter featuring articles and events related to protecting electronic data.
The Smart Card Alliance released a new white paper, Contactless EMV Payments: Benefits for Consumers, Merchants and Issuers, which answers questions about the adoption of contactless payments.