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Industry News January 2017 


Allied Universal provided physical security at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida. Allied Universal security officers and the company’s new robots patrolled the exhibit hall to help ensure a safe and secure environment. 

Partnering with Allied Universal for security for the ASIS conference was Dan Taylor & Associates, LLC, a firm that specializes in trade show security. The companies have worked together for five years to provide security for the event. 

Allied Universal is working with Knightscope to provide its new Machines as a Service program. The Knightscope K5 and K3 Autonomous Data Machines operate within a geofenced area and provide alerts generated by video cameras, thermal imaging, license plate recognition, audio recording, two-way intercom, and more. Shown here, Stacy Stephens of Knightscope (center) chats with two attendees.​


Altronix appointed Thomasson Marketing Group to represent its power and transmission solutions in California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Arizona.

SMARTair wireless access control from ASSA ABLOY is in use at Córdoba, Spain’s new Red Cross building.

Axis Communications will market network video products from Canon Inc. in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, plus North America. 

BriefCam announced a technology integration partnership with Digifort, enabling users to extract data collected on their surveillance systems and achieve better security and operational management.

Computer Products Solutions, a division of Panasonic System Communications Europe, and FusionPipe Software Solutions Inc. formed a partnership for Panasonic to sell and support FusionPipe’s patented QuikID authentication solutions.

Digi Security Systems partnered with March Networks to offer customers more electronic security products tailored specifically to the retail and banking markets. 

DirectView Holdings, Inc., installed a comprehensive surveillance, alarm, and access control system for Primary at its flagship location in New York City.

New partnerships for exacqVision include integrations with Commend intercom systems and Hartmann Controls Web-based access control systems.

Handheld mobile reader systems using Farpointe reader modules are now available from Cypress Integrated Solutions. 

Galaxy Control Systems is introducing a hosted access control partnership program. The first partners are Bold Technologies, Dynamark, and Advanced Access Security.

GET Group North America is partnering with Speed Identity to offer biometric, live capture solutions for identity, credential, and access management to the North American market.

Hanwha Techwin America announced that its SRM-872 mobile NVR now integrates with the Genetec Security Center 5.5 SR1 security platform, allowing its use on trains, buses, and other modes of public transportation.

South Africa’s Western Province Blood Transfusion Service contracted installer Verivision to develop a hybrid security solution. Verivision chose products from Hikvision as the basis for the system.

Morphean is hosting its management platform for content analysis videos and incident detection in Interoute’s Virtual Data Centre.

March Networks integrated its Searchlight for Retail software with high-performance RFID technology from Zebra Technologies.

Netwrix Corporation announced that Bank of the South chose Netwrix Auditor to secure customer data and facilitate compliance with regulatory standards.

OffSite Vision Holdings, Inc., played an integral role in the 2016 Texas Night event hosted by the ASIS Houston Chapter at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Orlando. The EmergenZ People Pass System helped streamline the entry process for authorized attendees. It incorporated technologies from multiple security vendors including Orion Entrance Control, Inc.; Genetec; and Blue Line Technology.

The integration between OnSSI Ocularis 5 and Hitachi Visualization Suite software and Video Management Platform provides a public safety solution that supports safer communities through connected intelligence. 

Regroup Mass Notification and Lexco Security Systems entered a partnership that will provide organizations with the technology and thought leadership necessary to improve on-premises security and employee safety. Regroup is also partnering with Singlewire Software for an integrated notification solution.

RiverSafe is a partner of the ThreatQuotient Threat Alliance Partner program, providing both technology and consulting services to protect data and IT systems. 

Plastilam will purchase millions of Smartrac PRELAM inlays for contactless access cards over the next three years. 

Quantum Corp. announced joint development initiatives with four video management system providers: Aimetis Corp., OnSSI, Qognify, and Verint Systems Inc. have joined the Quantum Advantage Program.

Securonix formed a partnership with ThetaPoint, Inc., to deliver security solutions that predict, prevent, and detect cyberthreats to enterprise security.

PSA Security Network and Sensera Systems formed a partnership to distribute Sensera’s solar/wireless/cloud site camera solutions.

Sensory Inc. and Samsung SDS announced a global partnership to provide customers with authentication services. 

Sopra Steria announced a new partnership agreement with Sybenetix to enable investment firms to integrate behavioral management and compliance solutions.

Talkaphone added PLG Security as a manufacturer’s representative for Canada and Intelligent Marketing Inc. to represent the company in the eastern and southeastern United States.

ZKAccess welcomed Associated Engineering Systems, Inc., as an authorized partner.​


BlackBerry’s secure tablet, integrated with government-grade MAM technology, was approved by the German Federal Office for Information Security at the “classified—for official use only” security level. 

Buffalo Computer Graphics announced that its DisasterLAN Incident Management Software was recently used during the Vigilant Guard exercise administered by the Vermont National Guard and Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to test the state’s emergency response. 

Working with Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West, the Building Skills Partnership, passenger services contractor G2, and American Airlines, Los Angeles World Airports will develop a pilot training program for passenger service workers at Los Angeles International Airport in emergency response and situational awareness.

CNC Technologies was selected by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas to deploy a mission-receive site to support the agency’s airborne policing and public safety operations. The system will enable personnel to receive encrypted data and video streams from department and partner agency aircraft.

COPsync, Inc., announced that the Bennington Oklahoma Police Department has joined the COPsync communication and information sharing network. 

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey selected Hanwha Techwin IP video surveillance cameras for security in its new parking structure and renovated police services building.

Hikvision USA Inc. provided Becker Public Schools in Minnesota with a security upgrade to protect students, staff, and facilities. 

The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of London Police to formalize their solidarity in fighting for intellectual property rights. 

Milestone Systems is helping the Topeka School District in Kansas with a video surveillance and integration platform for a systemwide upgrade. Integrator ISG Technology installed the system, which includes Axis network cameras and S2 Security access control.

MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran Identity & Security, deployed an automated biometric identification system in the cloud for the Albuquerque Police Department.

As part of a safety plan program organized by the Tennessee Department of Education, in conjunction with the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents and several Tennessee school districts, NaviGate Prepared is offering its customized Safety Plan Wizard to all K-12 Tennessee schools.

Qognify, formerly NICE Security, announced that Hefei Xingiao International Airport in China is expanding use of its video management system.

Siklu Inc. was selected by the Oakham Council in the United Kingdom to provide a wireless connectivity solution for Oakham’s new high-definition surveillance system. 

Sopra Steria announced that four police forces within Yorkshire and Humberside collectively invested in a STORM Command and Control system to support the first collaborative crime scene investigation operation in the United Kingdom. West Yorkshire Police is the lead force in this collaboration.

TASER International received an order for TASER X2 Smart Weapons for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

Vigilant Solutions is providing fixed cameras to the La Verne Police Department in California to improve the safety of the community.​


Allied Universal was awarded the Brandon Hall Gold award for the Best Launch of a Corporate Learning University.

Geoswift has obtained TRUSTe Enterprise Privacy Seals in both English and Simplified Chinese for the Geoswift website and PayTuitionNow portal.

Global Technical Systems gained status as a National Security Agency Trusted Integrator for Commercial Solutions for Classified Programs.

Halton Regional Police Service of Ontario, Canada, has been named a 2016 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award honoree for its use of Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure software in innovative Big Data initiatives. 

The Hikvision PanoVu Panoramic Camera won a GIT SECURITY Award for its simple design, superior image quality, and easy installation.

At the CTIA conference, Smartvue Corporation won the IoT Emerging Company of the Year Award for the Consumer Market.

SPHERE Technology Solutions received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents Educational Organization.

Veridos announced that its ID smart card system was recognized with an Asia Pacific Smart Card Association Radiant Award for its smart technology. announced that its data centers and cloud infrastructure have been validated for PCI DSS 3.1 compliance. 

Frost & Sullivan presented Wurldtech, a GE company, the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership.


The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response announced that ADT has joined the organization as a full industry member. 

Axon Public Safety Canada Inc., a subsidiary of TASER International, announced a partnership with the Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence to support the organization with access to technology including Axon body-worn cameras.

Cambridge Pixel is offering a free software tool to assist commercial security and defense integrators, installers, and developers to select the optimum location for a radar or other sensors.

Canadian Pacific Railway has introduced a new Web page that showcases its dangerous goods–

re­sponse capabilities, training avail­able to first responders, and other online resources.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters. 

COPsync, Inc., announced that Amber, Silver, and Blue alerts will be distributed via the COPsync Network to the thousands of officers using the system across the United States. 

Eyewitness Surveillance secured an investment from LLR Partners to support the company’s expansion of its services and growth into new geographic and vertical markets. 

Galaxy Control Systems offers an online video library on its website, including professional videos that provide answers to its eight most common tech support questions.

Hoyos Labs rebranded as Veridium, heralding a new corporate strategy and the launch of its end-to-end biometric authentication solution VeridiumID.

The Imaging Source Europe GmbH moved into new corporate headquarters in Bremen Überseestadt, Germany.

IntellCorp is making its services available in Portuguese-speaking nations around the world. 

March Networks introduced a Security Audit tool to help systems integrators evaluate and improve the security of their video installation configurations and provide additional assurance to their customers.

OpenSesame is partnering with publisher Ed4Online to distribute a free Zika Virus Prevention Course worldwide.

Parabon NanoLabs is calling for participants in a research study, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, in which DNA samples from distant relatives will be analyzed to improve familial matching. The research will assist in the identification of deceased service members.

Raytec launched a redesigned website dedicated to helping customers deliver the best lighting solutions for video surveillance.

To demystify pandemics, Send Word Now developed a new eBook: Is Your Organization Ready for a Pandemic? 

Vulsec, LLC, unveiled a new YouTube video that details how companies can become vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks and what they can do to prevent and protect themselves from such attacks.

Weir-Jones Engineering Ltd., and SGS Canada Inc., will bring affordable Earthquake Early Warning System technology, known as ShakeAlarm, to countries with high seismic risk that currently do not have systems in place to protect lives in the event of a major earthquake.

Wombat Security Technologies updated its platform to provide users with flexible training via the release of seven mobile-responsive modules.

ZKAccess was a sponsor of the first annual Greystar Charity Golf Event to help raise funds for the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Foundation of America.