Industry News February 2017
Two universities in Utah partnered with Stone Security to upgrade their existing surveillance systems. Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College both had standalone analog systems with few cameras that could be monitored from only one location. Both schools chose to implement open platform, IP-based solutions built with Milestone XProtect VMS and network cameras from Axis Communications. Axis encoders integrate older analog cameras into the system, allowing the schools to continue using them.
Utah State University has campuses in every county in the state, and nine of those locations are integrated with the Milestone system. Video data is fed to the main campus in Logan, Utah.
Better video monitoring has improved coordination with campus police, reducing the time for incident response, as well as mitigating theft in the campus bookstores. The video system has also been leveraged to include watching over livestock in an animal science department, so researchers can respond when a birth is imminent, for example. Another innovative way officials are using the video is to prioritize snow removal based on the accumulations seen in the images.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
ADT announced a new affiliation with MetLife Auto & Home for small business customers in New Jersey and California.
Dell EMC chose BlueTalon to deliver data security and governance for the newly announced Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module.
G4S will deploy ThruVis from Digital Barriers at major events in the United Kingdom.
Federal Signal Corporation’s Safety and Security Systems Group formed a strategic partnership with Edesix Ltd. to offer IndiCue products that collect, distribute, and manage video evidence.
FinalCode, Inc., appointed DNA Connect as its distributor for Australia.
Genetec and Point Blank announced a direct integration between the IRIS CAM body-worn camera and the Genetec Clearance case management system.
Hanwha Techwin America formed a partnership with Security-Net Inc., allowing Security-Net’s partners to source the full line of Hanwha Techwin’s surveillance solutions as a gold level dealer.
ISONAS Inc. selected two new manufacturers’ representatives: Wilens Professional Sales, Inc., in New York and The Tronex Group in Florida.
Kwikset formed a partnership with Horizon Global to expand its SmartKey security to the automotive accessories industry, including hitches, fifth wheels, ball mounts, bike racks, cargo management products, and more.
Louroe Electronics signed with Tech Sales & Marketing and expanded its partnership with Thomasson Marketing Group to strengthen its presence across the United States.
Oceanscan is using iland’s DRaaS with Veeam to reduce incident response time.
OnSSI integrated its Ocularis 5 Video Management System with Vidsys’s Converged Security and Information Management software.
OnX Enterprise Solutions and Splunk collaborated on the new OnX Security Intelligence Appliance that implements both the hardware and software needed to combat attackers.
Open Options partnered with Mercury Security to offer two new bridge technology integrations with Software House iSTAR Pro and Vanderbilt SMS.
Red Hawk Fire & Security U.S. announced that Affiliated Monitoring will manage central station monitoring for Red Hawk customers.
SeQent has been accepted into the Schneider Electric/Wonderware Technology Partner program.
FC TecNrgy will market SFC Energy’s defense and industry portfolio of off-grid power sources to the Indian defense, homeland security, and oil and gas markets.
ZKAccess retained manufacturers’ rep firm ISM Southeast.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission selected AMAG Technology and its Symmetry Homeland Access Control System to secure its Office of the Executive Director.
Convergint Technologies and BriefCam announced that Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas expanded its use of BriefCam Syndex.
For the Las Vegas presidential debate, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department deployed a drone detection and counter-drone solution from Dedrone. Dedrone also joined forces with Nassau County Police and Hofstra University to protect the first presidential debate in New York.
The Payne County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma selected Digi Security Systems to design and install a new video system for its jail and courthouse.
Electronic Control Security, Inc., received an award from prime contractor Hudson Valley EC&M Inc. for an entry control system and support services for the Sullivan County and Eastern Correctional Facilities in New York.
Exiger was chosen by the University of Cincinnati to act as the independent monitor of its police department.
Port St. Lucie, Florida, worked with SecurPoint to install a wireless, IP-based video surveillance system from FLIR.
Johnson Controls announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help secure critical infrastructure.
Leidos won a prime contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide systems administration and maintenance services for x-ray and imaging technology.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. will provide space-based synthetic aperture radar capabilities for the Canadian Department of National Defence.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced that the San Diego Unified School District will use NAPCO’s Continental Access control system.
NC4 announced that the Fulton County Police Department in California chose NC4 Street Smart to help fight crime.
Palo Alto Networks signed a memorandum of collaboration with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to exchange ideas, insights, and expertise on cybersecurity.
Saab announced that its Airport Surface Surveillance Capability is operational for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration at San Francisco International Airport.
Salient CRGT, Inc., won a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to provide development, integration, and evaluation in support of BorderRITE.
SDI Presence LLC is a key subcontractor to Saab Sensis in deploying an advanced event management system for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
TASER International received an order for 900 TASER X2 Smart Weapons from the Kentucky State Police.
Unisys Corporation won a contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to modernize the agency’s technology for identifying people and vehicles entering and exiting the country.
Veridos is providing the Republic of Kosovo with ePassports in addition to a solution to personalize the ePassports. Veridos is responsible for data management, as well as service and maintenance for the software and hardware infrastructure.
Veteran Corps of America will perform contractor logistics support for the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) system.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AMAG Technology announced that its Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM)/FIPS 201–compliant solution was approved by the U.S. General Services Administration.
Legrand North America achieved Excellence within the Industry Data Exchange Association’s data certification program.
Middle Atlantic Products secured a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Essex QAR Series Rack.
Passport Systems, Inc., received the Security Innovation Award from Massachusetts Port Authority for helping to revitalize the Port of Boston with state-of-the-art detection systems.
Qognify received Lenel Factory Certification Under Lenel’s OpenAccess Alliance Program.
Safran Identity & Security announced that its Airpass mobile payment solution, with a cryptographic security component, was certified by Visa and Mastercard.
SecurityScorecard received the Most Promising Company Award for its sophisticated technology and strategic implementation during PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Inaugural Cyber Security Day.
Tosibox won the Finnish Security Company of the Year award. The Turvallisuus ja Riskienhallinta magazine annual award was presented at the Finnish Security Awards.
As part of its product rebranding, 3xLOGIC launched an updated website.
Aite Group’s report, Biometrics: The Time Has Come, examines biometrics capabilities that are deployed across the globe.
Allied Universal announced the purchase of FJC Security Services of Floral Park, New York.
Anixter International Inc. is opening a customized flagship facility in Houston, Texas.
Illinois Joining Forces, a public-private network of veteran and military service organizations, received a $125,000 grant for veteran outreach from Boeing.
CGL Electronic Security, Inc., moved its corporate headquarters to Westwood, Massachusetts. The new facility includes a customer training area, demonstration space, warehouse, and testing area.
CNL Software expanded its U.S. operations with new regional offices and a demonstration area in Ashburn, Virginia.
College Choice published its 2016 ranking of the safest large colleges in America.
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center established the Financial Systemic Analysis & Resilience Center to mitigate risk to the U.S. financial system.
Modern Tools To Achieve Excellence In Video Security is a new white paper from Geutebrück.
Implant Sciences will sell its explosives trace detection assets to L-3 Communications where they will be integrated into L-3’s Security & Detection Systems Division.
Milestone Systems is making its XProtect Essential 2016 R3 available as a free download to users worldwide.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association published NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard.
Safran Identity & Security opened a location in the Silicon Valley that features an innovation center with a specific focus on digital payment, digital identity, and the Internet of Things.
Nonprofit SecureTheVillage (STV) launched a weekly news podcast, SecureTheVillage’s Cybersecurity News of the Week, available on the STV website, iTunes, SoundCloud, and other podcast sites.
SightLogix published a new design guide to assist integrators, architects, and engineers in planning, selecting, and installing video-based security systems. Securing Outdoor Assets with Trusted Alerts offers practical advice about using outdoor video.
The Smart Card Alliance released a mobile payments workshop video for understanding mobile wallets.
The Tyco Security Products Cyber Protection Team is offering security advisories on its website. The team generates a security notification about which products might be vulnerable, along with mitigation steps.
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget will create a new privacy office to oversee the development and implementation of new federal privacy policies, strategies, and practices across the federal government.