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April 2018 Industry News

​Video for Hamburg Landmark

ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG houses three world-class concert halls, a hotel, private apartments, a restaurant, a parking garage, and a public viewing area with a 360-degree view of Hamburg, Germany. Recently renovated, it is built on the foundation of the Kaiserspeicher building, which was erected in 1875 and served as a warehouse into the late 20th century.

A buildingwide video security system protects people and assets. In the parking area, the system guarantees orderly traffic flow and secure parking spaces. Weatherproof Dallmeier infrared cameras are located strategically to keep watch over all the entrances and levels of the car park and deliver high-resolution video images, even in darkness.

The public plaza area is covered by intelligent video analytics, which can count visitors and detect abandoned packages, for example. More than 300 Dallmeier camera systems, including Panomera multifocal sensors, are located throughout the building and controlled by Dallmeier's SeMSy III video management system. The full-IP system was planned and installed by DEKOM Video Security & Network GmbH.​


Auth0 was selected by JDA Software Group, Inc., for identity and access management.

Georgia Southern University deployed a Boon Edam Inc. Trilock 60 tripod turnstile with Iris ID IrisAccess solution for its new recreation center.

Bravatek Solutions, Inc., formed a joint venture with AmbiCom Holdings to market its solutions to government and telco markets.

IPSecurityCenter from CNL Software was selected by Gasunie, a Dutch natural gas company. Mactwin Security will be supporting the new system.

Galaxy Control Systems announced an integration between its access control products and the Perspective VMS from LENSEC.

Gallaher was tapped by Dover Development to provide fire alarms, camera surveillance, security, and more for the new Hyatt Place Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.

HID Global was selected by French co-working space provider Deskopolitan to power its access control system.

ISONAS Inc. integrated its Pure Access software application with the Ocularis platform from On-Net Surveillance Systems.

Elmhurst Care Home in Ulverston, England, upgraded its fire safety system with a Kentec Taktis 2 loop fire control panel.

The School of Information and Communication at the University of the Republic of Uruguay selected a Milestone Systems IP video management system, which was implemented by Foxsys.

Morse Watchmans expanded its dealer network, adding Grinta Iberica of Barcelona, Spain.

Netwrix Corporation announced that Tax Executives Institute, Inc., is using the Netwrix Auditor.

Open Options partnered with Telaeris for more functionality in mobile access control.

Orion Entrance Control, Inc., joined PSA Security Network to offer its speed lanes to the PSA marketplace.

Ipsotek partnered with Pelco to integrate its video analytics platform with Pelco's VideoXpert video management system.

Qolsys expanded the availability of its IQ Panel 2 in Canada through 30 branches of Graybar Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.

ResilientGrid integrated the industrial cybersecurity capabilities from Radiflow into its ResilientGrid Map solution.

Rivetz Corp. announced a partnership with CRIP.TO to enable interoperability between CRIP.TO devices and the Rivetz Trusted Application.

Senstar worked with integrator Kratos Public Safety and Security Solutions Inc. and installer W-Industries Inc. to secure the perimeter of the U.S. headquarters of a major oil company.

Sequrest formed a strategic partnership with Banking Systems Ltd. of Panama for cybersecurity.

SmartMetric biometric credit cards are available to banks in the United States through SmartMetric's industry distributor, PROTEC Secure Card.

Sogou AI Open Platform and Kneron announced an edge AI solution that integrates Sogou's speech interaction and Kneron's visual recognition technologies.

TagMaster North America, Inc., installed its readers in conjunction with FlashParking parking access and revenue control equipment for the Aspen Airport in Colorado.

Worthington Christian Schools in Ohio installed Threat Extinguisher protective devices in its schools.

ULIS announced that its Thermal Activity Sensor was selected by Irlynx for integration in its advanced smart building device, People Sense.

Vicon Industries, Inc., provided a surveillance solution for Major Health Partners in Indiana. Open Control Systems installed the Valerus VMS software. Company, a nutraceutical manufacturer. The TruTag solution is covert and edible.​


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in North Carolina chose 3xLOGIC hybrid NVRs, installed by Sonitrol of the Triangle.

The Auto-ISAC signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to collaborate and improve vehicle cyberthreat information sharing and analysis.

IDEMIA was selected by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to supply TAP cards for use on buses and trains.

Isosec launched a virtual smart card for the United Kingdom's National Health System trusts and clinicians that is being used by Barnsley Hospital.

MacAulay-Brown, Inc., is partnering with Zel Technologies, LLC, to provide the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command with intelligence, surveillance, and other services.

Park Assist is partnering with Associated Time & Parking Controls to help the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport improve its parking system.

RJN Investigations, Inc., was awarded a prime contract by the World Airports of Los Angeles.

The Dutch Ministry of the Interior renewed and expanded its contract for secure communications with Sectra.

Track Group, Inc., announced that Gendarmería de Chile, the Republic of Chile's uniformed prison service, signed a new agreement with the company to provide electronic monitoring products and services.

The Canadian Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is funding the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment at the University of Regina, facilitating training in a program delivered by the Canadian Armed Forces that will help prevent and raise awareness of post-traumatic stress injuries in public safety officers across Canada.

Utility, Inc., announced that the West Lafayette Police Department in Indiana has deployed BodyWorn police cameras and Rocket IoT in-car video recording and communications systems.

VITEC was awarded a contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence for MGW Diamond TOUGH encoders.​


Altronix announced that its Trove1M1 and Trove2M2 enclosures and backplanes are now UL Listed.

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, presented ASSA ABLOY with a 2017 GOOD DESIGN award for Attack Resistant Openings in the Building Materials category.

Bay Dynamics won the 2017 Government Security News Homeland Security Platinum Award for Best User and Entity Behavior Analytics.

Dahua Reliability Laboratory was certified by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment.

The Loss Prevention Certification Board granted approval to the FirePro condensed aerosol technology fire suppression.

Genetec Security Center was granted Security Safety Act Designation and Certification by the U.S Department of Homeland Security.

Hikvision USA Inc. received the award for Best Sales Support North America 2017 from ADI Global.

Middle Atlantic Products announced that its Select Series PDU with Racklink was recognized with a 2017 Most Innovative Product Award by Sound & Video Contractor magazine.

Netsurion Managed Security for Distributed, Multi-Location Businesses has been recognized as a Trust Award finalist in the Best Managed Security Service category for the 2018 SC Awards.

Senstar announced that its FlexZone fence-mounted intrusion detection sensor was certified to protect critical assets at U.S. Air Force bases worldwide.

Synectics received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.

TÜV Rheinland extended its global independent inspection, testing, and certification credentials in India and China.​


Aeroturn LLC, a turnstile manufacturer, announced that the company is included on the ARCAT website.

The nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, trained every Tennessee Highway Patrol officer and cadet in safeTALK via a comprehensive three-hour suicide prevention program.

Nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews announced the publication of the inaugural volume of the Annual Review of Criminology, its 48th journal title. The first volume includes 23 articles addressing more than 20 topics across two main themes: the nature of crime and societal reactions to crime.

Boon Edam announced availability of Building Information Modeling content for its products through BIMsmith.

Camden Door Controls announced that its 2018 catalog and price lists are now available in both U.S. and Canadian editions.

Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., merged with KDH Defense System.

Digital Gateway to Europe, a public-private initiative based in the Netherlands, announced a cooperation agreement with to accelerate knowledge sharing across the international data center industry.

A new dormakaba USA Inc. website features product and market information specific to the North American market.

DroneDeploy, a drone mapping software startup, introduced its App Market, which hosts apps to help those working with drones.

Innovative Systems, Inc., is opening a new office in Dubai to accommodate the company's rapid growth in the Middle East.

InstantEye Robotics opened a new facility in Andover, Massachusetts, dedicated to the development and manufacturing of its tactical unmanned aerial systems.

International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection announced its newest certification course, the Certified Visitor Relations Specialist.

JCB Co., Ltd., announced that it is running a trial of visible light palm authentication in at JCB headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, in collaboration with Universal Robot Co., Ltd., and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

Kastle Systems International acquired Urban Alarm, a Washington, D.C.-based security provider.

KPMG LLP agreed to acquire the Identity and Access Management business of Cyberinc.

NAVEX Global is offering a free white paper, "Ten Steps to Create an Organizational Culture of Ethics, Integrity & Compliance."

SALTO Systems redesigned its hospitality website.

Securitas acquired all shares in the security solutions company Süddeutsche Bewachung in Germany and the electronic security company Automatic Alarm in France.

Summit Companies acquired Arizona-based Alliance Fire Protection Co. and Alliance Fire Protection Special Systems, Inc.

Talkaphone is joining forces with two Midwestern private equity funds: Capital For Business and Northcreek Mezzanine.

Trillium Secure, Inc., launched its European Operations & Development Center in Brno, Czech Republic, and moved its worldwide headquarters to the United States.

WatchGuard Technologies acquired Percipient Networks.