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July 2017 Industry News


The Council of Europe is an international organization that was created to promote democracy and protect human rights and the rule of law in Europe. Located in Strasbourg, France, the organization focuses on issues such as child protection, online hate speech, minority rights, corruption, and judicial reform.

The headquarters campus has five distinctive buildings, including the Agora (pictured here). The video surveillance systems throughout the campus needed updating, and security managers called on Securitas and ENGIE Ineo to design and implement a new system. ENGIE Ineo partnered with Milestone Systems for video management software and Axis for network cameras. The team replaced the analog system with a full network video surveillance solution that delivers better performance, ease of access to video assets, and flexibility in tailoring how different locations are secured. The work was done with a minimum of disruption and completed early in 2017.​


Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, North Carolina, deployed 3xLOGIC thermal cameras to increase security for the store. Sonitrol Carolinas installed the cameras and now oversees the video monitoring.

AMAG Technology and CodeLynx integrated AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control software and CodeLynx’s ARIES Mixed Reality platform.

Amika Mobile announced that the Amika Mobility Server platform for critical communications is now integrated with the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System from Shooter Detection Systems.

Point Blank Enterprises will distribute ARMORVENT systems to the U.S. commercial and law enforcement markets.

ASSA ABLOY announced the integration of its Aperio wireless lock technology with ProdataKey’s pdk io cloud managed access control solution. 

V5 Systems is partnering with Axis Communications to create a self-powered solution to protect people outdoors.

Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation are partnering in sales, marketing, and technical collaboration for video security solutions.

Brivo and Mercury Security integrated the Authentic Mercury open platform into Brivo’s flagship OnAir access control system.

CBC AMERICAS Corp. announced a strategic business alliance with CrucialTrak to introduce CrucialTrak’s range of products to Japan, Australia, North America, and Latin America.

Centerra Group, LLC, was selected as the protective services contractor at URENCO USA’s site in New Mexico. 

Checkpoint Systems is implementing electronic article surveillance systems at approximately 2,800 Dollar General retail locations. 

Delta Scientific provided temporary vehicle barriers to restrict vehicle access to Bourbon Street in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Flexera Software is working with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center to offer verified software vulnerability intelligence alerts to critical sector entities worldwide.

Genetec integrated gunshot detection technology from ShotSpotter in its Security Center.

Huawei is collaborating with Honeywell to create smart building offerings and make them sustainable, secure, and energy efficient.

HySecurity commercial, industrial, and antiterrorist automated gate systems are now available to PSA Security Network integrators.

Ergos Group and IndigoVision worked together to improve surveillance at the stadium of the Santos 

Futebol Clube in Santos, Brazil.

Netsurion was named a Fortinet MSSP Platinum Partner.

Free2Move, a mobility app for car-sharing providers, including companies such as Car2Go, Flinkster, Multicity, Zipcar, and DriveNow, selected Jumio Netverify Trusted Identity as a service to verify customers’ driver’s licenses.

Kentec gas extinguishing fire safety panels are helping protect Specsavers’ new West Midland manufacturing and distribution center. The new fire safety system was designed and installed by Leader Systems LLP. 

Lenel and Everbridge, Inc., announced an alliance to interface their leading solutions for comprehensive security management and critical communications.

March Networks announced a strategic partnership with Oncam for its banking, retail, and transportation solutions.

Mount Airey Group, Inc., is partnering with Acuant to launch a comprehensive authentication solution for border control and to minimize the acceptance of fraudulent passports.

Henry County Hospital in Ohio is using the Netwrix Auditor from Netwrix Corporation.

A collaboration between nuPSYS and Bosch Video Management System integrates the nuPSYS 3D-mapping solution to allow assets, sensors, alarms, and critical points to be plotted onto a 3D mapping surface.

Park Assist was awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for the University of Texas at Dallas in its new garage.

Deutsche Telekom entered a strategic partnership with Radiflow to collaborate in securing industrial networks. 

Raytec LED lighting improved security at a multisite installation for the National Bank of Romania. 

SALTO Systems hired Warren Associates to sell SALTO’s security products in northern California, northern Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Idaho. Bassett Sales Corporation will represent SALTO in the Southwest United States and Hawaii.

Semafone is partnering with Australian compliance specialist SecureCo to protect customer payment data.

Sharp Robotics Business Development appointed U.S. Security Associates as an authorized guard services reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle.

Suprema announced that its SFU-S20 fingerprint modules are integrated in BioWolf LE rugged tablet PCs from BioRugged.

London development New Ludgate chose Tyco Security Products C·CURE 9000 Security and Event Management system to unite building management, access control, and video surveillance systems.

Vanderbilt integrated its award-winning Lite Blue and Bright Blue access control solutions with Allegion’s Schlage NDE series wireless locks with Engage technology.

An official partnership agreement was signed by SMR Links Consultants and VSTEP, making SMR Links the exclusive partner of the NAUTIS maritime simulators and RescueSim Incident Command Simulator in the United Arab Emirates region.​


American Public University was selected by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration Institute of Higher Education to provide academic programs to up to 20,000 TSA employees at 147 airports nationwide.

Fredericton Police Force in Canada is testing Axon body cameras.

The U.S. Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority selected AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. 

BioTrackTHC partnered with the Hawaii Department of Health to deploy a live seed-to-sale cannabis traceability system in a FedRAMP authorized environment. 

Bittium received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network system products.

Edesix is the body-worn camera provider of choice for Her Majesty’s Prison Service throughout the United Kingdom.

Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., was awarded a new contract with the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Sheriff’s Department to provide its Vortex ballistic vest.

Police in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum was held, employed a drone defense system from Dedrone to monitor critical airspace above the area.

Boise Airport updated its security infrastructure with Genetec Security Center to manage cameras, access control points, and video analytics software.

The City of Deagu, South Korea, is using Hikvision cameras in an integrated atmospheric information system.

J & S Franklin Ltd. delivered DefenCell MAC geotextile lined metal gabions to the Tunisian authorities for deployment on the Tunisian-Libyan border.

Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software was installed at JFK International Airport. 

Mutualink and Rave Mobile Safety announced a technology deployment in Warwick, Rhode Island, public schools as an effort to help save lives through enhanced collaboration with the local police, fire departments, and hospitals. 

Colquitt County Jail in Georgia worked with local systems integrator Ace Technologies to deploy a new video system from Pelco by Schneider Electric. 

Safran Identity and Security supplied a facial recognition solution to the National Police of The Netherlands.

SRC was awarded a U.S. Army contract to deliver, integrate, and sustain 15 counter-UAS systems. 

SuperCom announced that its M2M division was selected by the Czech Republic Ministry of Justice to deploy its PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring Suite.

Total Recall Corporation will work with the City of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Police Department to provide a citywide safety solution that includes CrimeEye-RD-2 rapid deployment portable video systems.

Vialseg combined forces with Vivotek’s local distributor Selnet and LPR software partner Neural Labs to provide red light enforcement systems for Argentinian cities.

Zenitel is providing IP-based security systems for Oslo Schools.​


ByteGrid achieved the SOC2+ HITRUST designation, to go along with its EHNAC accreditation.

The office of the Ohio Secretary of State certified that Verity voting from Hart InterCivic meets all state requirements to ensure fair and accurate elections.

IBM announced that its scientists have been granted a patent around a machine learning system that can dynamically shift control of an autonomous vehicle between a human driver and a vehicle control processor in the event of a potential emergency.

Intelligent Protection International Limited was granted Conseil National des Activités Privées de Sécurité status and is licensed for Close Protection activities in France. 

Frost & Sullivan recognized Karamba Security with the 2017 North American New Product Innovation Award for the Automotive Industry.

Milestone Systems was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine.

PinPoint Initiative from PinPoint won a Platinum Govie award from Security Today in the category of User Authentication/Identification/Credentialing and Management.

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd. achieved new quality management standards for design, construction, and management of data centers. The new accreditations are SOHSAS 18001:2007 (ISO 45001), ISO 14001:2015, and BN ES ISO 9001:2015.

Sielox LLC recognized MCM Integrated Systems of Van Nuys, California, as its National Business Partner of the Year.

Snap Surveillance achieved the status of Milestone Certified Solution with its integration to XProtect Corporate IP video management software. 

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security was named to the Cybersecurity 500, a global compilation of leading cybersecurity solutions and service companies.

Tosibox won the Industrial and Security Category Awards at the IOT/M2M Innovation World Cup.

Tyco Security Products announced that its Innometriks Cheetah high assurance physical access reader achieved UL 294 certification, and the complete Innometriks Infinitas FICAM solution is now listed on the U.S. General Services Administration Approved Product List.

Vinson Guard Service, Inc., and company president Christine Vinson were honored with the James J. Coleman, Sr., Corporate Partner Award at the Annual Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans Awards Luncheon. 

Virtual StrongBox, Inc., was named a finalist for a Blue Diamond Award, which recognizes the best technology in the greater Charlotte area.​


ASSA ABLOY completed an additional seven Environmental Product Declarations, third-party reports that document the ways in which a product affects the environment.

Blancco Technology Group opened a new office in Beijing, China. 

The Community Security Service is launching a new app, the Jewish Security Application, allowing individuals to report suspicious activity and document anti-Semitic incidents quickly and accurately from their smartphones.

Constellis entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Centerra Group, LLC, and its subsidiaries.

DNA Labs International relocated to a larger laboratory near its current facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

A new shipping facility for eDist Security in Dallas offers more space.

Intelligent Protection International Limited opened an office in Paris on the Champs-Elysées.

MorphoTrak will donate access to MorphoCloud to West Virginia University. The donation will support research and education in biometrics and forensics.

The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors is welcoming online distributors and retailers within the law enforcement, public safety, and military markets to its general membership.

NEC Corporation and Infosec Corporation established Infosec America, Inc., as a security operations center in Santa Clara, California.

Pelco by Schneider Electric launched a new informational website for the security industry:

Red Hawk Fire & Security acquired  two companies: Alarm Tech Solutions of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and Integrated Systems of Florida.

RiskIQ revealed that its intelligence and external threat investigation system was used by the Citizen Lab in the discovery of commercial spyware that targeted the mobile phone data of United Arab Emirates human rights activists.

The Security Industry Association established the SIA International Relations Committee to engage with international trade officials, to facilitate education for SIA members on topics related to trade/export programs, and to collaborate with global security trade associations.

SecurityScorecard launched the Risk Ratings Alliance Program aimed at developing strategic partnerships to help the world’s companies become more secure through collaboration and trust. 

Security Innovation’s security division, OnBoard Security, is placing all of its NTRUEncrypt patents in the public domain, so that they may be freely used under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal License.

The Smart Card Alliance is changing its name to the Secure Technology Alliance.

Tyco Security Products launched a new partner portal to enhance the third-party integration process with its brands.

Unisys Corporation plans to launch the Unisys Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence, allowing users to gain free access to online tools to help them develop capabilities in advanced data analytics.

ViSTA Networking Solutions announced that its network video recorder configuration tool is now available for download. ​