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October 2017 Industry News: Supporting the Troops

Podwidz, Poland, is the site of a new 1,000-person turnkey military camp, which was deployed in just 18 days last summer. The U.S. Army Europe, along with the Polish Ministry of National Defense, Allied Forces, and NATO chose the site, which will be used for reception, staging, and onward movement integration.

Alaska Structures, Inc., in collaboration with KBR, produced, shipped, and deployed the base. The military shelter systems provided by Alaska Structures are equipped with lighting, electrical, and power distribution systems, as well as an energy-saving insulation system. The camp includes billeting shelters, containerized shower and latrine facilities, water systems, kitchen and dining facilities, and generators. The gym and a few other facilities have hard flooring.

For the past three years, the U.S. military has been a growing presence in Poland. The Army views Poland as the strategic hub from which friendly forces can move with speed in the event of a crisis along NATO’s eastern edge.​


Cash Saver stores in Memphis, Tennessee, installed 3xLOGIC NVRs and cameras in three locations.

Alertus Technologies provided critical emergency mass notification support for the Twin Cities Pride Festival via the Alertus Mobile App. 

AMG Systems’ Ethernet switches are part of the IP CCTV system for two campuses of St. Christopher’s School, a British curriculum school in Bahrain.

ASPIDER-NGI announced a partnership with OT-Morpho to deliver joint solutions, including remote subscription provisioning.

Axis Communications will integrate HID Global’s Mobile Access with its AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller and AXIS Entry Manager to support mobile-enabled workforces. 

Beyond Security is partnering with LogPoint Security to accelerate EMEA regulation competencies.

ByteGrid Holdings LLC announced that Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore selected ByteGrid for its secure and compliant hosting and data center solutions. 

Diebold Nixdorf and Samsung SDS America are teaming up to integrate mobile technology and the self-service channel for enhanced security and an improved consumer experience.

Iris ID announced that its iCAM 7000 system was selected to compile employee time-and-attendance for Beijing-based Tongrentang.

Kentec fire control panel technology is helping protect Ten Square Hotel in Belfast, Ireland.

Kilopass Technology Inc. announced that Cista Design Inc. licensed its technology for use in a new CMOS Image Sensor.

NEC Corporation provided a facial recognition system to Seoul Sky, an observatory in Lotte World Tower, a skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea.

OnSSI appointed B&T Sales LLC as manufacturer’s representative for its Rocky Mountain territory.

Promise Technology announced that its Vess A-Series Network Video Recorders are certified for use with Bosch Video Management System software.

The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center entered into a partnership with Perch Security to bolster members’ abilities share threat intelligence data.

Qognify expanded the integration of Bosch network video security cameras and Qognify’s Situator and VisionHub.

S2 Security and Allegion announced integration between S2 NetBox and Allegion Schlage NDE Series wireless locks.

A video surveillance solution implemented by SCATI in the headquarters of Telefonica-Movistar in Mexico includes more than 200 recording platforms, located in different buildings around the country. 

TagMaster North America, Inc., and SKIDATA MEXICO’s Parking Access Revenue Control Systems deployed microwave LR series readers in conjunction with SKIDATA parking control barriers and Easy Cash stations for Parque Toreo Central.

Westcon-Comstor announced that the full portfolio of network solutions from Ixia is now available to solution providers in Canada.​


American Signal Corporation was chosen by Shelter Cove, California, to design and implement a tsunami warning system for the city.

Bittium will supply the Finnish Air Force with its Tactical Wireless IP Network system.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced that the U.S. Department of Defense purchased mobile digital x-ray systems from Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon company, for use by the U.S. Army.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation won a contract from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to provide persistent surveillance, intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance technology research and development services. 

Delta Scientific announced that the Fremont City Council in California chose Delta portable vehicle barricades for events such as the Fremont Festival of the Arts, Niles Antique Faire and Flea Market, Festival of India, parades, and other affairs that attract large numbers of people in confined locations.

The city of Mumbai chose Fortinet to provide wireless Internet access to citizens.

Frontier Services Group Limited was selected by South West State of Somalia as the project management organization for its new Free Zone Investment Authority.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Geological Survey awarded Hexagon U.S. Federal, formerly Intergraph Government Solutions, a purchase agreement to provide access to geospatial products and solutions.

Integrated Defense and Security Solutions announced that its government-certified advanced checkpoint scanner, the DETECT1000, was installed at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Mission Critical Partners, Inc., will provide public safety technology and facility consulting services to Philadelphia.

NC4 won a contract with the California Department of Public Health to support California’s public health and medical emergency response activities.

Passport Systems, Inc., is selling SmartScan scanners to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Persistent Systems, LLC, received a prime award on a contract to support the FBI’s Operational Technology Division with the MPU5 communication system.

Working under a contract on behalf of London’s MET Police, Safetell was appointed as security specialist for physical security and accessibility solutions.

The European Union selected Sensofusion to be an industry partner in Project SECOPS, an integrated security concept for drone operations.

Siklu was selected by the City of Cambridge, England, to provide wireless connectivity for the city’s CCTV surveillance system. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona selected Tribridge’s Offender360 solution to replace its in-house jail management systems.

Utility, Inc., announced that the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Pascagoula Police Department in Mississippi have selected BodyWorn police cameras and Rocket IoT in-car video recording and communications systems.

The Allen City Council in Texas approved the police department’s request to purchase 4RE In-Car Video Systems and VISTA WiFi Body Cameras from WatchGuard Video.​


Altronix received the Superstar Award from PSA Security Network based on outstanding customer service, ease of doing business, and product quality.

Amika Mobile announced that the U.S. Veteran’s Administration approved the Amika Mobility Server platform for critical and emergency communication. In addition, Amika Mobile was certified as an International Women-Owned Business by WeConnect International. 

Camden Door Controls announced that its burglary-resistant electric door strike models CX-ED2079, CX-1079L, and CX-ED1079DL are UL1034 Certified.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation was chosen for a Defense Security Service James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.

Electric Guard Dog is on the list of Best Places to Work in South Carolina, a program created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.

Koorsen Fire & Security chose Hikvision to receive the Koorsen Fire & Security Circle of Excellence Award. 

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Integrated Mission Solutions office in Dallas received a 2017 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. 

LaaSer Critical Communications was issued a patent for its technology that accurately locates mobile phone callers who dial 911 and routes them to the most appropriate emergency services response center.

Medeco Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY, announced that GreenCircle Certified, LLC, certified 12 products and recertified nine products.

NEC was honored with the 2017 Asia Pacific Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan.

The Boston Business Journal named ObserveIT to its 2017 list of Best Places to Work in Massachusetts.

PureTech Systems was granted a patent for tracking aerial targets via video.

RiskIQ was named Grand Prize Winner in the Security Product category of Interop’s Best of Show awards. 

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners Background Screening Credentialing Council announced that Sentinel Background Checks has demonstrated compliance and is recognized as BSCC-Accredited.

The winner of the 2016 Industrial Fire Protection Section Fire Prevention Week Award is Siemens Building Technologies. Siemens partnered with Marvel Comics to produce a digital and printed comic poster and related materials.​


Altronix launched a mobile-friendly, easy-to-navigate website with a powerful search engine.

Allegion Canada took part in Habitat for Humanity Canada’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which built 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. In addition to supplying volunteers, the company donated locks for all 150 homes.

Artentika (Pty) Ltd. filed for patents on two technologies that can help authenticate artworks.

ASSA ABLOY acquired Atlantic Door Control, a pedestrian door distributor in Maryland and Virginia.

AT&T and the Air Force Association hosted CyberCamps to teach teens basic cybersecurity skills and interest them in science and technology.

Axon and Washington State University announced their intent to form a strategic partnership for research into law enforcement training and police-community relations.

Camden Door Controls announced a new website order tracking system.

Dynetics is launching Observation Without Limits (O.W.L.), a commercially focused company that will deliver technology solutions for critical infrastructure customers.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University developed a program for professionals targeting cybersecurity challenges specifically for the aviation and aerospace industry.

Equifax Inc. agreed to acquire ID Watchdog.

Farpointe Data posted an RFID Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and end users to use to protect their access control systems from hackers.

Georgia Power, a southern U.S. utility company, introduced a video surveillance and security tool, offered as part of the company’s growing menu of optional services.

Hanwha Techwin America launched the Wisenet Professional Certification Program for the company’s STEP Partners. 

Researchers at India’s Jaypee University of Information Technology developed a faster and more successful way to detect copy-move forgery in photographs. 

NAPCO Security Technologies and its divisions, Alarm Lock, Marks USA, and Continental Access, launched the new SAVI School website at

Enterprise Ireland announced the opening of a new Chicago operations center by client company, Netwatch. 

Highways England, a U.K. government entity that operates England’s motorways, is adopting an ONVIF-centric open standards approach to video technology for the continued expansion and management of its national highway CCTV and traffic system. 

Salto Systems S.L. acquired the remainder of shares in Clay to become sole owner of the company. Salto also purchased a significant equity share in Poly-Control, the manufacturer of Danalock. 

The Security Industry Assoc­iation established a political action committee, SecurityPAC, to bolster its advocacy efforts within the U.S. political process on matters affecting the security industry. changed its name to

STANLEY Security partnered with Mountain States Health Alliance to benefit a major pediatric and general wellness initiative throughout northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.  

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group launched the ExacqVision Trade-in Program. Through the end of 2017, existing ExacqVision customers will receive a 20 percent discount on a Toshiba Percept network video recorder equipped with Surveillix Web Services when they trade-in an ExacqVision appliance or server, regardless of age.

DXC Technology acquired Tribridge, which will now be known as Tribridge: A DXC Technology Company.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration released a briefing guide for first responders and a video that outlines the threat personnel face when coming in contact with fentanyl and its analogs.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating the 5G Test Network Finland (5GTNF) ecosystem, which has formed around four national 5G test network projects.