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August 2018 Industry News


Portable barrier systems from Delta Scientific were selected to protect people attending the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The games featured 4,400 athletes from 70 Commonwealth nations competing in 19 sports.

Security planning began years prior to the games. Perimeter security measures were aligned with the recently implemented Australia and New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee strategy for the protection of places of mass gatherings, which includes implementation of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) measures at key locations. As the Australian partner of Delta Scientific, Knight Brothers Pty. Ltd. secured the contract for the vehicle barrier systems and liaised with organizers to ensure that specific security measures could be achieved.

Barriers protected major event venues, including the main games stadium, Gold Coast Convention Centre, the Athletes Village, and critical streets. Portable barriers enabled access for emergency and authorized vehicles during the event.  At the games, standalone battery-operated hydraulic systems with supplementary solar power charging and remote-control operation activated the barriers and kept traffic moving.


Acuant announced a strategic integration with Okta to provide enterprise customers with reliable, seamless authentication.

AITHERAS is partnering with V5 Systems to expand public safety with U.S. federal and state agencies, local law enforcement, and school campuses nationwide.

Ashridge Group is working with VPS to provide security for a major energy provider as it recommissions two compressor stations in Cambridgeshire, England.

The LaHaye Fitness and Recreation Center at Liberty University is using Boon Edam Speedlane 300 turnstiles for secure access control.

Preferred Office Properties selected Datawatch Systems, Inc., to integrate access and security technology at Three Ravinia, a 31-story office building near Atlanta.

EMERgency24 is integrating the SecuraTrac Mobile Defender into its mass notification system to enable two-way dialogues about emergency events.

The FIDO Alliance announced that Facebook was appointed to its board of directors to help reduce reliance on passwords by using stronger, simpler authentication.

Hanwha Wisenet devices are integrated within Arteco NEXT Video Event Management Software and include embedded video and audio analytics applications.

HID Global was appointed the official ticket producer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, delivering more than 3 million secure RFID tickets for the 64 matches held in 11 host cities of the Russian Federation.

IDEAL Networks and Mayflex have formed a distribution partnership.

Just Add Power announced that its 3G Ultra Over IP platform is delivering content to the new video wall system installed in the atrium of the University of Indianapolis Health Pavilion, allowing the school to share information across campus.

Oncam partnered with BDF Sicurezza Latina to provide the company's full suite of products as Italy's first Oncam distributor.

Pivot3 expanded its relationship with HyTrust to deliver secure, compliant video surveillance infrastructure solutions with high levels of data protection.

PSA announced that Active Risk Survival, Inc., joined its Business Solutions Provider program to provide tactical awareness training for sales professionals representing security integrators and manufacturers.

RTI and Channel Vision Technology integrated Channel Vision's Elite Series SI-8000 front door station with RTI control devices featuring intercom capabilities.

Shieldox is collaborating with Microsoft Information Protection to extend the protection capabilities of information collaboration within the walls of an organization and beyond, while in motion.

Thales extended its distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics to bring data security solutions and services to more territories in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Maecenas Fine Art, a blockchain-based art marketplace, adopted Thomson Reuters World-Check to meet due diligence obligations and mitigate financial crime risk.

Vicon Industries, Inc., implemented its end-to-end Valerus video management system at the Greek American Institute in Bronx, New York.

Video Mount Products named Ascheman Marketing Group its new Central Midwest Representative.

Vietnamese telco VinaPhone is partnering with German security specialist Secucloud to protect customers' Web interactions.


American Signal Corporation has been contracted by the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to retrofit the county's 57 sirens with protection against activation tampering.

Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company, was selected by the Long Beach Housing Authority to improve safety for its residents in Long Beach, New York.

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that Canadian subsidiary GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. was awarded a contract from STX Engine Co. to deliver its Underwater Sound Source System and software package to the Republic of Korea Navy.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International won a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a fire safety awareness campaign that targets older adults.

Hikvision USA, Inc., and ADT/Protection 1 provided a security system upgrade for Battleship North Carolina, a veteran memorial in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Ionic Security Inc. was awarded a Phase 4 contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's Silicon Valley Innovation Program to commercialize data security for the Internet of Things.

The European Commission Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme awarded MazeBolt Technologies a grant for its Non-Disruptive DDoS Testing Technology.

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced that Alleghany County Public Schools in North Carolina will be using NAPCO's Trilogy Networx Series Locks.

The U.S. Air Force awarded a contract to Raytheon for its all-digital radar warning receiver.

Seal Network was selected by the European Commission to co-create a blockchain-based anticounterfeiting platform for Europe.

Serco Inc. won a contract to provide life cycle sustainment, acquisition, and integration support for Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Naval Electronic Surveillance Systems for U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command and other Department of Defense agencies; the Department of Homeland Security; Marine Corps; and other government programs.

Smiths Detection reports that the Airports Authority of India placed an order for its CTX 9800 DSi systems.

TagMaster North America, Inc., in conjunction with International Controls and Equipment, deployed a parking solution for law enforcement and emergency service vehicle access for the Sterling Heights Municipality in Michigan.

Emergency callers to 911 benefit from streamlined public safety call handling from Total Response, which is being used by the Norwalk Police Department in Connecticut.

Unisys Corporation announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, part of the Department of Homeland Security, selected the company to develop, operate, and manage systems used for risk assessments of people and cargo entering the United States.

Denbigh High School in Virginia purchased a RescueSim aviation system from VSTEP Simulation to teach students about safety standards and emergency readiness in the school's Aviation Academy. The purchase was made through FAAC.


ASSA ABLOY announced that several of its products were named 2017 GOOD DESIGN award winners from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

Boon Edam Inc. announced that its Speedlane Swing and Open optical turnstiles are certified to conform with UL standards 325 and 2593, and CSA 22.2 for Canada.

Conduent Incorporated won a challenge prize from the U.S. Department of Justice for crime forecasting using technology to predict where the larger concentration of street crimes would occur in Portland, Oregon.

DERMALOG set a new world record by matching 3.6 billion fingerprints per second, which was certified by SGS-TÜV Saar.

Feenics participated in CA Technologies' Veracode Verified and received the seal of Verified by Veracode.

The International Card Manufacturers Association gave IDEMIA an award for redesigning the California Department of Motor Vehicles REAL ID compliant driver's license and ID card.

Jumio announced that its Netverify solution was named Best Product in Biometrics and Hot Company in Fraud Prevention at the 2018 InfoSec Awards created by Cyber Defense magazine.

March Networks is Cyber Essentials Canada certified by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Masergy was named the Most Innovative Managed Security Service Provider in the 2018 InfoSec Awards based on enhancements to the Unified Enterprise Security managed detection and response platform.

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

MOBOTIX was named a Platinum Technology Partner by Genetec.

Securitec Screening Solutions won the Rising Star award for its modern court data software from the Roanoke–Blacksburg Technology Council.

Suprema ID announced that its BioMini Plus 2 fingerprint authentication scanner received a UIDAI Registered Device Level certification from the Government of India Standardization Testing & Quality Certification.


ASSA ABLOY will acquire Concept Frames, Inc., a manufacturer of custom-made steel doors and frames.

Axon acquired VIEVU, the public safety camera provider and a subsidiary of the Safariland Group.

Biamp Systems announced a consultant program that will streamline the process of identifying and specifying audiovisual solutions.

Convergint Technologies acquired Integrators Australia, a systems integrator based in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and French systems integrator Astrec Security, based in suburban Paris.

Edesix opened a new office in the United Arab Emirates.

Everbridge, Inc., completed its acquisition of Unified Messaging Systems ASA.

Myanmar Strategic Holdings Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Myanmar Strategic Services Pte. Ltd., has exchanged contracts for the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of EXERA.

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited announced that sales of the Fujitsu Biometric Authentication PalmSecure palm vein authentication series have exceeded one million units.

Holland & Knight established a cybersecurity, data breach, and privacy team within the firm's litigation section.

IndigoVision, Boston Networks, and Dell Technologies provided a security system to Social Bite, whose mission is to end homelessness in Scotland.

Brevard Nam Knights and INTELLEO combined resources to donate 15 cooling vests to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit in Florida.

LogPoint established its base for North American operations in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mission 500 raised $113,000 at its ninth annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk at this year's ISC West.

Mitek Systems, Inc., acquired A2iA, SAS, a leader in artificial intelligence.

Nortek Security & Control LLC acquired IntelliVision Technologies Corp.

The North Dakota State University Department of Computer Science announced the launch of four new cybersecurity-enhanced graduate degree programs.

ONVIF is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

SafeToNet Limited acquired Toronto-based VISR Inc., which specializes in using artificial intelligence to help detect the emotional well-being of children online.

TruTag Technologies was part of the Hawaii Pavilion representing Hawaii Life Sciences at the BIO International Convention.

Valiant Integrated Services completed the purchase of Cubic Global Defense Services.

VisioLogix Corporation is off­ering a free cloud-based evidence management service to U.S. law enforcement agencies.