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May 2018 Industry News


The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona, displays instruments collected from around the world and offers concerts and performances in addition to its conventional and interactive installations.

To enhance the security of its exterior spaces, the museum recently worked with integrator IES Communications to upgrade its outdoor surveillance system. MIM implemented a variety of Bosch cameras to provide high-quality images of the museum's outdoor areas, which include two parking lots, a courtyard at the main entrance, an additional courtyard at the student entry, an outdoor café, and a seating area. The video system also monitors outdoor special events. Supported by new exterior LED lights, cameras produce full-color images throughout the night. Built-in video analytics alert the museum's security operators to possible risks, such as objects left behind or the gathering of large crowds that may create congestion in an area.

The museum selected Altronix Pace Ethernet solutions for video transmission over existing cabling and Security Center from Genetec for management and monitoring.​


Ted's Pawn in Norwood, Ohio, is using video verification technology from 3xLOGIC, Inc., to reduce false alarms and catch intruders.

Auth0 was selected by Coinsource to provide authentication for its ATMs.

Dallmeier security technology is protecting drivers and goods at premium parking areas of Euro Rastpark to combat the theft of vehicles, cargo, and fuel.

Delta Scientific barriers have been installed at Atlanta's new stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons. The barriers were installed by Tusco.

Detection Technology announced that its x-ray detectors helped provide security at the Olympics in Pyeong­chang, South Korea.

NASCAR named Digital Ally Inc. a Preferred Technology Provider. With this new designation, Digital Ally will provide cameras to enhance security, safety, and the officiating process.

The ScotRail Alliance purchased Edesix body-worn cameras for frontline staff.

Honeywell announced that its Xtralis VCA suite of security software is integrated into the Axis Camera Application Platform from Axis Communications Inc.

Australian law firm Clayton Utz selected the Intapp business acceptance solution as part of its risk management and compliance programs.

Integrated Biometrics announced that Grupo Neoyama will serve as its primary distributor for Brazil.

Florida Atlantic University selected the Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform from Johnson Controls. The platform will be used to secure the university's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

OnSSI appointed Warren Associates as its manufacturer's representative for northern California and northern and central Nevada.

Pelco by Schneider Electric and Ipsotek integrated their products to create a solution for managing video and analytics.

ProSource added two vendors, ICE Cable Systems and MantelMount; the company added Centricity as a group exclusive service partner.

Guardian Protection Services selected the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 as its next-generation platform following a one-year evaluation period.

Rackspace collaborated with Cisco to provide advanced protection against evolving threats in the multicloud environment.

A new partnership between SALTO Systems and Phunware will provide integrated mobile access control platforms with applications for multifamily residential properties.

Rubicon Labs joined the open source EdgeX Foundry project to unify the IoT market.

SmartMetric, Inc., appointed Hogier Gartner CIA S.A. as distributor for its biometric security cards within South America.

Speco Technologies integrated its IP cameras into Synology's Surveillance Station.

TagMaster North America, Inc., installed readers and hang tags in conjunction with ATS Traffic parking barriers and equipment for the VIP parking at Grey Eagle Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Tangent Academy announced a Pro Partnership with 5.11 Tactical, in which 5.11 Tactical will become the official apparel of Tangent Academy.

Tech Electronics is partnering with Blue Line Technology to provide threat detection, access control, and concierge applications.

Transition Networks, Inc., partnered with Milestone Systems to integrate its switches with software into the Milestone Systems XProtect VMS.

Xtera completed interoperability testing with Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks.​


Axon Public Safety Australia sold 11,000 Axon Body 2 cameras to the Victoria Police in Australia.

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. delivered its multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform to the U.S. Army.

The U.S. Coast Guard has conducted approximately 100,000 search-and-rescue operations since 2006 with support from the Rescue 21 Coastal system built by General Dynamics Mission Systems. 

IndraSoft, Inc., was awarded a multiyear task order by the U.S. Census Bureau to conduct end-to-end fingerprinting and identity proofing of selectees.

InstantEye Robotics received an order from PMA-263, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office, for additional systems to support deployed Marine infantry squads.

Mt. Vernon School District in Indiana is deploying the Security Alert Messaging system from iSIGN Media Solutions Inc.

J&S Franklin's DefenCell products were installed in two separate areas in South Australia for environmental applications including ground stabilization, flood protection, and erosion control.

Gallant Technologies Inc. successfully transitioned the technology for a non-detonable explosives training aid developed and licensed from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory under funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate.

Vicente López, one of the 135 districts that make up the Buenos Aires province, is using cameras made by Pelco, Bosch, and Axis Communications, as well as Milestone XProtect Professional video management software, as part of its surveillance system, which was integrated by Exanet S.A.

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced that its Continental Access division products are being used in a project for the Albany County Schools in Wyoming.

Optim LLC was awarded a five-year, sole-source contract to supply its FreedomView Videoscope to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to search for illegal contraband hidden in vehicles, containers, and other conveyances.

Canada granted funds from its Community Resilience Fund to support a Ryerson University research initiative working to evaluate approaches to countering radicalization to violence in Canada.

The Republic of Kosovo is rolling out a nationwide mobile driver's license solution based on the VeriGO DriveID platform from Veridos.

VSTEP delivered NAUTIS simulators to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force in cooperation with DAMEN and Alphatron.​


AFL received patent awards for developing products and technologies within the accessories, optical connectivity, and fusion splicing divisions.

Akoustis Technologies, Inc., announced that its headquarters facility received ISO 9001:2015 certification, completing certification for all company facilities.

Allot Communications Ltd. was awarded Best Mobile Security Solution in the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

CNH Industrial's Ulm plant in Germany has achieved Bronze level certification in the World Class Manufacturing program.

Crestwood Technology Group earned the Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program accreditation AC7402 for supply chain management.

At Mobile World Congress 2018, Evolved Intelligence was named best supplier of mobile network security solutions.

G4S announced that its North America Training Institute won three Training and Leadership Awards from and Leadership Excellence and Development.

Genetec Inc. was named one of the top employers in Montreal, Canada, by the editors of Mediacorp Canada Inc., for the eleventh consecutive year.

Just Add Power earned a Top New Technology Award for Video Wall Solutions at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam.

Jumio announced that its Netverify solution was named the gold winner in the Best Fraud Protection category by the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

MacAulay-Brown, Inc., renewed and updated its Quality Management System certification for ISO 9001:2015.

Oncam completed the retesting and documentation of its 360-degree solutions with Milestone XProtect open-platform IP video management software.

Securonix won multiple awards in multiple categories at this year's Cybersecurity Excellent Awards, including Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company and Best UEBA Product.

Sielox LLC recognized MCM Integrated Systems as National Business Partner of the Year.​


Anixter Inc. is expanding the footprint of its North American flagship distribution Center in Illinois with 30 to 40 percent more storage capacity and new automation technology.

ASSA ABLOY acquired Phoniro to further develop verticals and scale solutions internationally.

A group of leading companies launched the Better Identity Coalition to develop policy initiatives that promote the adoption of better solutions for identity verification and authentication. Founding members include Aetna, Bank of America, IDEMIA, JPMorgan Chase, Kabbage, Mastercard, Onfido, PNC Bank, Symantec, US Bank, and Visa.

BGN Technologies announced that researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev developed a new Light Invariant Video Imaging software technology that can significantly improve picture clarity of cameras in sub-optimal lighting.

Bosch Security Systems changed its name to Bosch Building Technologies to reflect greater portfolio breadth.

Bravatek Solutions, Inc., acquired HelpComm, Inc.

Broco Rankin acquired long-time client Chamberlain Security.

Camden Door Controls celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018 with a new rebranding look, spanning a new logo, website, and design of product guides and other collaterals.

The Cloud Security Alliance released Using Blockchain Technology to Secure Internet of Things, a white paper that explores the capabilities of blockchain technology in facilitating and improving the security of the Internet of Things.

In support of the #MeToo movement, Continuum GRC is allowing organizations to create a free custom anti-­harassment policy using its IT Audit Machine GRC software.

Erin Harrington Communications launched a new website at

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2), launched the Florida CyberHub, a virtual environment and shared cybersecurity resource center to support cybersecurity education, workforce development, information sharing, and research across the state.

Galaxy Integrated Technologies announced that it will provide complimentary, no-charge security assessments for all schools in its service area in New England, New York, and New Jersey.

The Gaming Standards Association and Gaming Standards Association Europe created a new Technical Committee dedicated to blockchain use.

Idesco Corp. is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the company. launched a new STEM Scholarship Program in 2018 to help shape the leaders of tomorrow.

IEC Electronics will open a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newark, New York.

Iron Mountain Incorporated opened a secure, state-of-the-art federal records center in Suitland, Maryland.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., acquired VioPoint, Inc., a company specializing in intelligent cybersecurity.

In 2017, Legrand employees volunteered more than 2,000 hours of their time, as part of the company's Better Communities program.

Miami-Dade Aviation Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection hosted a ceremony to celebrate Miami International Airport's newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international arrivals. The facility provides expedited passport screening via facial recognition.

Nortek Security & Control introduced a Technician Certification Training Program for dealers, technicians, and integrators.

The Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization. Initial signers of the charter are NXP, Siemens, the Munich Security Conference, Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, SGS, and Deutsche Telekom.

Speco Technologies added new videos to its website regarding its Digital Deterrent.

TEAM Software, Inc., launched a new Volunteer Time Off program to encourage its employee owners to give back to the community.

Viakoo joined Spiceworks and is sponsoring the Physical Security Group.

Vigilant Solutions, announced that a law enforcement agency used its facial recognition and license plate recognition technology in a kidnapping case that helped to locate the missing person and get her to safety. ​