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Protecting Fine Art and Other Industry News


Thousands of visitors enter El Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid each day to view the museum’s priceless masterpieces. To safeguard the precious art, the museum recently switched from analog video surveillance to an IP-based system. Bosch Security Systems helped the museum create a single integrated security system with a Bosch Video Management System and IP cameras that provide recording and storage of images, in addition to video analytics.

A special “museum mode” enables administrators to predefine a perimeter around an artwork, creating a virtual, invisible protective barrier. When the perimeter is breached by, say, an attempt to touch an artwork, an alarm is sent to the control center and security’s mobile devices, so personnel can quickly take action. This virtual barrier is a convenient alternative to conventional infrared barriers.

For those exhibits displayed in low-light conditions, the museum selected Bosch IP cameras with starlight technology. These cameras ensure that dimly lit areas can be properly monitored without additional lighting, and the museum need not compromise artistic concepts and ambience for security reasons.​


BriefCam video analytics embedded in Milestone’s video management platform are making efficient video investigation possible for Massachusetts General Hospital.

Bristow U.S. LLC won a contract from Hess Corporation for medevac services in the Gulf of Mexico.

Disaster recovery service provider Databarracks has announced that it is now a corporate partner of the Business Continuity Institute.

EyeLock LLC entered into a partnership with STANLEY Security to deliver EyeLock’s suite of access control solutions to North America.

Hikvision will help secure the iconic Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach.

BSE (formerly the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.) selected IBM Security to design, build, and manage a cybersecurity operations center.

IDSecurityOnline entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with ScreenCheck for its new line of durable ID card printers.

Lexmark International, Inc., announced that its Secure Document Monitor uses Intelligent ID’s Endpoint ID.

XProtect IP video management software from Milestone Systems was selected to protect a Picasso exhibit at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo, Brazil.

Scania AB is using a Morse Watchmans key control and management system. 

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., will supply Pepperdine University with its Trilogy Networx Locks for use on the Malibu, California, campus.

OnSSI is integrating its Ocularis 5.3 with S2 Security Corporation’s NetBox software.

Quantum Corp. announced that Zhejiang Uniview Technologies Co. Ltd., will become a Quantum value-added reseller and strategic alliance partner. 

Razberi Technologies will embed CylancePROTECT software from Cylance in Razberi ServerSwitchIQ appliances.

Security Door Controls added Ascheman Marketing Group to its national family of security industry sales and support centers.

Siklu Inc. signed a distribution agreement with ALLNET, which will carry Siklu’s complete line of millimeter wave wireless radios.

TierPoint, LLC, is partnering with Compass Datacenters to build a new facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.​


American Traffic Solutions won a contract from the Houston-Galveston Area Council for traffic control, enforcement, and signal pre-emption equipment.

ASPIDER-NGI and SURFnet, the Dutch National Research and Education Network, are partnering on eSIM to develop applications with an initial focus on identity management and authentication.

Axon announced that the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in California purchased Axon Body 2 cameras and a five-year license.

An updated Disaster Resilience Scorecard was developed for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction by AECOM and IBM with support from USAID and the European Commission.

Mosaic451 was awarded a contract for technology products and related services from the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The STRATTON U.S. Coast Guard cutter recently deployed with a small unmanned aerial system, the Insitu ScanEagle, which helped in four interdictions—seizing more than 1,676 kilograms of illicit contraband and apprehending 10 suspected drug traffickers.

Nextdoor social network for neighborhoods is partnering with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to support its mission to help communities prepare for and mitigate all hazards.

UL received a grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for cybersecurity testing of Internet of Things (IoT) gateways for industrial control system applications to help mitigate security risks.​


Forbes named Allied Universal to its America’s Best Employers list for 2017.

ByteGrid Holdings LLC was awarded FedRAMP Ready status by the U.S. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

ClearDATA was granted EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation was recognized as a 2017 Best for Vets employer by Military Times.

Conformance Technologies announced that its InConRadar offering received the Electronic Transactions Association’s PayPal Tech Innovation Award for best risk solution.

Crowe Horwath has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor by HITRUST. 

At KuppingerCole’s recent European Identity & Cloud Conference in Munich, Germany, the Danfoss IoT security framework project was recognized with an award in the Best IoT Security Project category.

EventTracker announced that SC Magazine awarded EventTracker SIEMphonic with a perfect five-star rating in the 2017 UTM/SIEM/NGFW annual product Group Test review.

EyeLock LLC received a U.S. patent for enabling a single camera to acquire iris biometrics, as well as a face image, by providing suitable illumination for both.

FreeWave Technologies, Inc., announced that its ZumLink 900 Radio Series and Industrial IoT Programmable Radio were named bronze award winners by the American Business Awards and the IT World Awards, respectively.

G2’s Payment Laundering Detection was named a 2017 Pay Awards winner in the Fraud Fighter category. The selection was made by a panel of payment industry experts assembled by Paybefore.

The G4S North America Training Institute was named one of the best organizations for learning and development by Chief Learning Officer magazine for the fourth consecutive year.

Hikvision announced that its DS-2TD4035D-25 Bi-Spectrum PTZ Camera System was named the 2017 ESX Innovation Award winner in the video 

surveillance category.

Hillard Heintze announced that it achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 information security certification from the BSI Group.

NAPCO Security Technologies announced that its StarLink Connect was awarded a 2017 ESX Innovation Award in the intrusion systems category.

OpSec Security gained ISO 14298 security standard accreditation for its Washington and Leicester facilities.

The Protection Bureau announced that The Monitoring Association renewed its TMA Five Diamond Monitoring Center designation.

Zenitel Group announced that TMC named Vingtor Stentofon’s TCIV-6 IP SIP Video Intercom a 2017 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award winner.​


Boon Edam Inc. announced that a new production line for its Lifeline Optical Turnstiles is now operational at the company’s Lillington, North Carolina, factory.

Continental Access, a division of NAPCO, launched a newly revitalized website at

The Cross-Cultural Institute introduced Badges2Bridges, a new training program that helps police officers and law enforcement professionals work effectively with minority communities.

DataPath, Inc., expanded operations in the Washington, D.C., area to complement its existing Maryland office. 

Detection Technology Plc. completed the expansion of its Beijing factory, with a larger production floor and new investments in automation and technology.

Frontier Services Group Limited acquired 25 percent of the International Security and Defense College in Beijing, becoming the largest private security training school in China.

F-Secure acquired Digital Assurance, a U.K.-based security consultancy firm.

The former Giesecke & Devrient Banknote business unit is now the Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology independent subgroup.

Sheriff’s agencies will use the Lockheed Martin Indago quadrotor small unmanned aerial system to perform search-and-rescue operations as part of the Project Lifesaver International program that supports clients with autism, Down syndrome, and dementia.

The Master Lock Company relocated its headquarters to a newly renovated campus in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Point Blank Enterprises acquired Gould and Goodrich.

PSA Security Network acquired USAV, a team of audio-visual integrators, and its affiliate CI Edge. 

The Security Industry Association (SIA) established the SIA Public Safety Working Group to develop recommendations to improve the safety, security, and sustainability of cities.

Security On-Demand Inc. acquired Infobright Approximate Query technology and intellectual property assets from Infobright Corporation.

Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code released two best practices documents to help combat growing security vulnerabilities. One is on threat modeling, and the other is about third-party components.

Tyco Security Products is partnering with the mayor of Boston and the Boston Women’s Workforce Council in a program designed to close the gender wage gap for women in the Boston area.

In a team-building exercise, Vector Security’s managers and senior executives constructed travel-version wheelchairs for donation to the Keystone Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Vision-Box reinforced its support to border control officials in Portugal, sponsoring the Conference “SEF and the Economy.” ​ ​