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Industry News April 2017


As part of the celebration of Finland’s 100th anniversary as an independent state, the Centenary World Championships in Lahti were held in February and March. The Lahti2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships featured more than 700 athletes from 60 different countries competing in 21 disciplines.

Lahti city’s public transport committee, Lahden Seudun Liikenne, selected Confidex Ltd. to deliver smart tickets for use by tourists, suppliers, and volunteer staff for transportation and admission during the championships. The smart ticket for the championships could be purchased for one to seven days for both admission and transportation. It facilitated the estimated increase of 8,000 daily trips.

Confidex previously supplied a Waltti travel card solution to Lippu-ja maksujärjestelmä Oy, the publicly owned company that oversees public transportation throughout Finland. The Waltti travel card system, currently in use in 13 cities and three rural transportation areas in Finland, is compatible with the cards used during the championships and will be used for future special events.​


Intelligent fire panels from Advanced were chosen to protect the National Theatre in London as part of its renovation. Tri-Management designed and implemented the system.

AMAG Technology and Microstrategy Incorporated collaborated on a next-generation physical access control solution combining Microstrategy’s Usher and AMAG Technology’s Symmetry access control.

Dahua Technology USA and PSA Security Network announced a partnership to distribute Dahua’s video surveillance solutions to the security industry.

DataDirect Networks partnered with Synergy Solutions Management to offer organizations access to a facility near Vancouver, Canada, where users can plan, design, and test video surveillance solutions and conduct training. 

Generali Global Assistance partnered with The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Identity for education, research, and advocacy initiatives in the identity protection arena.

Canadian Pacific Railway selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for managing incidents and responses.

Interfocus Technologies formed a partnership with Cylance Inc. to integrate its endpoint management solution and Cylance’s endpoint malware prevention product.

NEC Corporation conducted trials for cashless payment services utilizing NEC facial recognition technology in cooperation with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; and Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd. 

Netwrix Corporation announced that Tesica Services chose Netwrix Auditor to secure customer data and comply with government requirements.

Ocularis 5.2, OnSSI’s VMS software, now integrates with Software House C•CURE 9000 v2.40 and v2.50 security and event management system from Tyco Security Products.

Princeton Identity implemented an iris recognition system for access control at Brevillier Village residential retirement facility in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Razberi Technologies is partnering with ScanSource Networking and Security; ScanSource resellers in North America will now have access to Razberi ServerSwitchIQ video surveillance appliances.

ShadowDragon and DeliverFund are partnering to track criminals and free victims of sex trafficking.

Sielox LLC today announced a partnership with Milsk Company to serve as its manufacturer’s representative for the Ohio Valley region.

Tyco Security Products announced that Software House C•CURE 9000 now integrates with Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System by Shooter Detection Systems.


Axon, a business unit of TASER International, announced that it received orders for its Axon Body 2 cameras from the Louisiana State Police, the Chattanooga Police Department (Tennessee), the University of Cincinnati Public Safety Department, and others.

The Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy contracted with CH2M to design and deliver infrastructure and facilities enabling Kazakhstan to more effectively combat the illegal drug trade.

Digital Barriers plc. secured a contract with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to enhance the capability of the Thruvis solution for detecting weapons and explosives concealed under clothing.

Hesco won the tender to become the sole supplier of 1-meter-high temporary flood defenses for the United Kingdom’s Environment Agency.

McMurdo, Inc., won a contract from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service to provide fourth-generation search and rescue ground stations.

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Raytheon multiple contracts to research and develop technologies to detect and respond to cyberattacks on the U.S. power grid infrastructure. The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a contract for next-generation encryption devices to safeguard military tactical data transmissions.

California Public Utilities Commission approved a San Diego Gas & Electric proposal to construct the South Orange County Reliability Enhancement project that will improve electric reliability to its customers while enhancing public safety.

Utility, Inc., announced that the Fulton County Police Department in Georgia will equip its officers with its BodyWorn body cameras.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded an interoperability testing support contract to Valytics.

The Columbus Police Department in Ohio is deploying body-worn cameras from WatchGuard.​


AMICO Security announced that its ANC fence system received an M5.0 security rating in compliance with the ASTM F2781-10 standard.

Arteco announced that its Open Connector is on the list of the Top 30 Technology Innovations from Security Sales & Integration Magazine because of its excellence in intuitive event management.

ChemImage Sensor Systems received a Platinum 2016 Technology Innovation Award for its VeroVision portable shortwave infrared hyperspectral imaging detection system from Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace publications.

Convergint Technologies was named the 2016 National Systems Integrator of the Year by Axis Communications.

EyeLock LLC released test results from Novetta certifying EyeLock performance supporting planned global deployments of its iris technology across IoT market segments.

The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland recognized Galaxy Control Systems as a Champion of Maryland Manufacturing. 

MetricStream was named Industry Innovator of the Year by SC Magazine in the category of Risk Management and Policy Management.

NC4 was recognized as an Emergency Incident Management Systems champion by Info-Tech Research Group.

NEC Corporation of America took the honors as the Company of the Year at the Frost & Sullivan 2016 Growth, Innovation and Leadership Awards gala.

SMP Robotics announced that its S5 Security Robot won awards at ISC East in the Tech Tank and Featured New Product contests.

Tyco Fire Protection Products was honored by American Security Today with two ASTORS Homeland Security Awards. The SIMPLEX ES-Enabled Fire Alarm System was a Platinum winner for Best Fire & Safety System and a Gold winner for Best Mass Notification System. 

Veracity won a Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland 2016 Environmental Product or Service Award recognizing the company’s contribution to the environment through its products and approach to product lifecycle management.

Viakoo was awarded a U.S. patent for validating retention times of surveillance data.

A new patent for Virtual StrongBox recognizes its end-to-end enterprise IT–level security for financial institutions and other high-risk firms.​


Betafence announced a rebrand of its corporate name to PRÆSIDIAD following its acquisition of Hesco.

Bitdefender joined the No More Ransom initiative supported by Europol, contributing to the global fight against ransomware. Bitdefender is offering free decryption tools to victims.

Chubb is offering an expanded suite of cyber loss mitigation services to help its U.S. and Canadian policyholders reduce the impact and likelihood of a cyber incident.

COPsync, Inc., launched a new corporate website at

Certain Mechanical Security businesses from Stanley Black & Decker will be purchased by dormakaba under a new agreement. 

The European Commission is proposing to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers. The ETIAS will gather information on visa-free travelers to allow for advance irregular migration and security checks. 

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will collaborate to establish an Asia Pacific Regional Intelligence and Analysis Centre to encourage regional cybersecurity information sharing within the financial services sector.

HID Global acquired Bluvision, a Bluetooth Low Energy provider in the enterprise Internet of Things market.

Security Line, the official publication of the Metropolitan Burglar & Fire Alarm Association of New York, is no longer in print but is exclusively an online publication for members.

Napco Security Technologies released a new catalog.

SnapAV acquired video surveillance company Visualint. 

SOS Security LLC acquired Total Safety Inc. to expand into the local patrol, response, and other markets.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law created two new online master’s degree programs primarily for nonlawyers: a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law and a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law.​