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Industry News March 2017


Visitors to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego experience a floating city at sea with exhibits, flight simulators, restored aircraft, a gift shop, and more on its 18 decks. The aircraft carrier was an important tool in the U.S. military missions during the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War. Each year, 100,000 visitors come aboard to learn about the ship and its history.

A recent security upgrade included improving the museum’s video surveillance system. Integrator Layer3 Security Services selected cameras from VIVOTEK for the entire installation. The wide range of cameras used includes fixed domes, pan-tilt-zoom models, and box cameras. Units that withstand inclement weather and vandalism protect the outer areas of the museum. Speed dome cameras are used in the parking lots and on the deck. The cameras operate with ExacqVision software from Tyco Security Products.​


Orchard Place, a provider of children’s mental health services, is using infinias access control from 3xLOGIC, Inc., for most of its facilities.

Pensacola Christian College installed 12 waist-high turnstiles from Boon Edam Inc. to manage entry into two of its dining halls. 

Covenant Security Services and Covenant Aviation Security formed a strategic partnership with the Risk Services Division of HUB International Limited to provide sophisticated risk management services.

Criterion Healthcare Security will help members of Vizient, Inc., achieve a standardized security approach in compliance with industry and regulatory standards.

JRN, Inc., a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee in Tennessee, reduced employee theft after partnering with Delaget, LLC.

DSI Security Services and Viewpoint Monitoring are partnering to provide a wider array of security services for clients across all industries. 

A global collaboration between Evidence Talks and Schatz Forensic will enable investigators to create forensic images using the SPEKTOR forensic intelligence product suite.

IPC joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

LaView entered a partnership with InstallerNet.

Nuvias Group became a member of the HID Advantage Partner Program.

Praetorian became a global auditing partner with Microsoft under the new Security Program for Azure IoT.

PrecyseTech Corporation teamed with Blackhawk Imaging, LLC, to launch the InPALM Enhanced Video Exchange for law enforcement and security applications.

RiskIQ is working with Evry as a key reseller in the Nordic region. 

Many DVRs and NVRs from Speco Technologies are now integrated with Immix CC and CS platforms from SureView Systems.

Security-Net, Inc., formed a strategic partnership with Vector Firm to develop an enhanced sales training program.

Sony Corporation signed a partnership agreement with Bosch Security Systems to develop pioneering video security applications.

Suprema entered into partnership with Egis Technology Inc. to produce mobile fingerprint authentication for smartphones.

The University of Washington, Seattle, is using the unified parking management platform from TagMaster North America, Inc., and T2 Systems. 

Hult International Business School is implementing Touchless Biometric Systems 3D technology to record class attendance in Dubai, London, Boston, and San Francisco.

Tyco Security Products helped Kiwanis Village Lodge in British Columbia upgrade to an IP-based access control system using Kantech EntraPass Security Software and KT-1 Door Controllers.

Universal Security staff working at Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway Airports received active shooter response training from Archway Defense. 

Dutch mobile-only bank bunq partnered with Veridium to provide secure mobile banking using Veridium ID hand recognition software.​


BICSI signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Engineering Institute of Thailand under H.M. The King’s Patronage to develop engineering practices and solve national problems in engineering through collaboration and information-sharing on events, education, marketing, and standards development.

BICSI also signed an MOU with La Asociación Mexicana de Empresas del Ramo de Instalaciones para la Construcción (AMERIC) in Mexico.

Montgomery County Public Schools in Virginia will implement the COPsync911 threat-alert system.

Farpointe Data announced that its proximity/keypad reader was installed by Cameras Networking and Security of Vermont at the Morristown Fire and EMS building, also in Vermont.

Magal Security Systems Ltd. announced that Senstar, its North American subsidiary, delivered perimeter electronic security systems to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for its rapidly deployable military camps.

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., was chosen by the Houston Independent School District to supply security motion detection in all its schools. 

Parabon NanoLabs won a U.S. Department of Defense contract to develop a software platform for forensic analysis of DNA evidence.

Qognify, formerly NICE Security, announced that the Navi Mumbai Metro selected its mass transit solution to ensure the safety and security of passengers and assets.​


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted Safety Act designation protections to Databuoy Corporation for its ShotPoint shooter localization system.

The DERMALOG AFIS was confirmed as the fastest automated fingerprint identification system in the world by test body SGS-TÜV Saar; the software allows the processing of almost a billion matches per second.

Farpointe Data announced that three of its card readers with keypads meet the impending requirements for two-factor authentication as described by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Galaxy Control Systems received new FICAM certification for its System Galaxy Software and its CS Infrastructure System Galaxy Software, now listed on GSA’s approved product list.

GhangorCloud was named DLP Solution of the Year-2016 and won the Editor’s Choice Award from Computing Security Magazine.

The New Jersey Tech Council named Lumeta Corporation the winner of its Innovative Technology Company award for 2016. The council selected Princeton Identity Inc. to receive the Outstanding Technology Development Company Award for 2016. 

Reltio earned HITRUST CSF certification status for information security from the Health Information Trust Alliance for its Reltio Cloud. 

Send Word Now was awarded a U.S. patent for the technology inherent in SWN Direct, its new mobile app for alert recipients. 

Winners of the 2016 Detektor International Awards included ILOQ NFC in the access control category; SpotterRF A2000 drone detection in the alarm and detection category; and Sony SNC-VB770 camera in the CCTV category. Suprema, Inc., won the Innovative Achievement Award with BioEntry W2, a fingerprint access control device.​


Allied Universal purchased Source Security & Investigations of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

AT&T and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are researching traffic management solutions for unmanned aircraft systems. 

Boon Edam Inc. is expanding its training programs to include factory trainings, roadshow trainings, and technical workshops.

Carnival Corporation announced that it will be the first maritime company to partner with INTERPOL for advanced security screening across its global operations.

Confidex Ltd. opened a new office in Nice, France, to better serve its global customers.

International SOS and Control Risks launched the Travel Risk Map for 2017. 

Mesker Openings Group will be acquired by dormakaba to increase product offerings in North America. 

Hitachi, Ltd., established an open laboratory within the Yokohama Research Laboratory to conduct prototyping and proof-of-value. 

Insurance Bureau of Canada participated in Project Cyclone, a joint auto theft investigation involving York Regional Police, Peel Regional Police, the Toronto Police Service, and Canada Border Services Agency, which led to 24 arrests, seizures of property, and recovery of 60 stolen vehicles.

The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance released a paper to help businesses within the healthcare industry better understand how to deal with medical identity fraud. 

Middle Atlantic Products is participating in UL’s Standard Technical Panel for UL 2416, helping develop future requirements of the standard for audio/video, information, and communication technology featured in cabinet, enclosure, and rack systems.

Nortek Security & Control will expand its manufacturing capacity by 25 percent.

OneLogin acquired Sphere Secure Workspace, Inc., to help provide a unified endpoint management solution for enterprises.

PSA will expand its market footprint to include the professional audio-visual and communications market. 

Smartrac is selling its Secure ID & Transactions Business Division to the Linxens Group. 

SOS Security LLC acquired Eastern Security Inc. of Waltham, Massachusetts. 

The University of California-Berkeley School of Information is partnering with 2U, Inc., to deliver cybersecurity@berkeley, a new online master of information and cybersecurity program.

Vertx announced the winners of its 5 Days of Thanks campaign: Concerns of Police Survivors; the Special Operations Warrior Foundation; K9s for Warriors; the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund; and the Sua Sponte Foundation. ​