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September 2018 Industry News

​Preserving the Dream

"If you build it, he will come." Those words inspired a farmer to create a baseball diamond in the midst of an Iowa cornfield in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. The set of that movie is now a tourist attraction that draws 110,000 visitors to rural Iowa each year.

In January, vandalism caused thousands of dollars of damage to the site, including destruction of an irrigation system. In response, Control Installations of Iowa and 3xLOGIC, Inc., teamed up to donate a complete video surveillance system for the location.

The installation includes an eight-channel V250 NVR; a thermal imager, pointed at the bridge leading to the site entrance; a mini-dome to cover the retail sales area; and two cameras covering the field itself. The recording equipment is installed on a shelf in the retail store.

"We hadn't really thought much about security, because for 29 years we had no incidents," says Denise Stillman, manager of the site. Now that the system is in place, she can keep tabs on the field at all times via the mobile app, View Lite II.​


AMAG Technology welcomed TagMaster to its Symmetry Preferred Partner Program.

Arteco video event management solutions integrate with the Paxton Net2 networked access control system to give users insights into potential risks or incidents.

Cognitious, an Ashridge Group company, is providing health and safety services to Delapré Abbey, including risk assessment and security surveys.

Air Tahiti Nui installed RFID tags

on life vests on its aircraft using the EAM RFID TagControl Solution on its entire fleet of A340-300 aircraft.

Gallaher is providing fire alarm, access control, video surveillance, and burglar alarm infrastructure for the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville, Tennessee.

ISONAS Inc. joined Entrust Datacard as a Technology Alliance Partner to provide a solution that supports both access control and ID credentialing software. ISONAS is also partnering with Genetec Inc. to give customers choices in access control software solutions.

Napco Security Technologies, Inc., is providing Trilogy Networx Locks for use on the Malibu, California, campus of Pepperdine University.

NEC Corporation is providing facial recognition software for use in Stream System smartphones from Algerian electronics manufacturer Bomare Company.

PSA announced that Active Risk Survival, Inc., joined its Business Solutions Provider program with tactical awareness training for sales professionals, risk assessment, and policy reviews for all-hazard preparedness.

RiskIQ chose Precise Technologies as its distributor in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa market, excluding South Africa.

The Royal Bank of Canada is investing in research at Ben-Gurion University's Cyber Security Research Center to support the development of adversarial artificial intelligence.

RTI announced seamless integration with the modular 2N IP Verso and compact IP Solo IP intercoms, allowing them to be used with any RTI control device featuring video intercom capabilities.

Physical security solution provider Safetell entered into a partnership with Abbey Protect to distribute the SECURABLINDS product line.

A Senstar LM100 hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system will be coupled with layers of video analytics and surveillance cameras to protect a brewery. Senstar worked with installer EON Solution SA de CV on the project.

Thycotic and Logicalis are collaborating to bring identity and access management solutions to businesses globally.

Uplift Data Partners is the preferred commercial drone provider for 3DR, which will help customers capture 2D and 3D imagery using Site Scan drone software.​


Altibase is providing the Korean National Police Agency with database technologies.

Axon and its United Kingdom subsidiary, Axon Public Safety UK Limited, announced that Cumbria Constabulary is using Axon Citizen for Officers and purchased Axon Body 2 and Flex 2 cameras.

CenturyLink, Inc., was awarded a contract through the Houston-Galveston Area Council for 911 equipment and emergency call management solutions.

DetectaChem has a contract with the U.S. Department of the Navy for its SEEKERe Explosive Detection Kit.

IDEMIA and the Iowa Department of Transportation rolled out a newly designed driver's license and state identification card with security features that thwart counterfeiting and decrease the possibility of identity theft.

Intellisense Systems, Inc., is working with the City of Torrance Office of Emergency Services in California to evaluate its flood detection system and advanced weather sensor products for real-time notification of hazardous road conditions and washouts created by flash floods.

IPVideo Corporation was selected by the Plainfield Police Department in Illinois to help upgrade its current interview recording system.

Louroe Electronics, in partnership with Cardinal Peak, developed new audio recording hardware for the FBI to use in interviews and interrogations.

The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is working with Senso­fusion to develop a ground-based mobile counter-UAS solution based on Sensofusion's AIRFENCE.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Ohio is using STANLEY IntelAssure to assess surveillance data streams and alert security personnel with actionable information on how to quickly solve detected problems.

StreamWIDE was selected to supply its Team On Mission solution to the French Ministry of the Interior to establish broadband radio communications and deploy tactical networks via a converged platform.

The U.S. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board awarded TalaTek a contract to perform network risk and vulnerability assessment services, including penetration testing and a social engineering educational campaign for its workers.

Threat Sketch released The Nonprofit Guide to Cybersecurity, which was developed with funding and support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate.


ANDE Corporation announced that its ANDE Rapid DNA Identification System received National DNA Index System approval from the FBI.

BUILDINGS magazine named EcoFlex Exit Trim from ASSA ABLOY Group brands SARGENT and Corbin Russwin as a 2018 Money-Saving Product winner.

Crystal Group Inc. is one of 15 recipients of the 2018 U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, which honors employers for their support of U.S. National Guard and Reserve employees.

Dedrone announced that its team of Echodyne Corporation, Squarehead Technologies, and Battelle won first place at ThunderDrone's outdoor demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base.

Dortronics Systems, Inc., announced that its training courses have been recognized by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits.

The Essence Care@Home Communicator won the ESX Innovation Award for PERS Systems.

ICU Medical, Inc., is the first medical device manufacturer to obtain certification under the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program, a new cybersecurity management program from UL.

Metalcraft received its ISO 9001:2015 certificate from Intertek, affirming that the company adheres to the standard for quality management.

Middle Atlantic Products announced that the new L7 Series Lectern and DC Power Distribution solutions were honored at InfoComm 2018.

Napco Security Technologies, Inc., announced that its Napco FireLink Integrated 32Pt Fire Alarm Control Panel & Dual Path Cell/IP Communicator was chosen as ESX 2018 Innovation Award Winner in the Fire Controllers & Control Panels category.

At the 2018 North American Retail Fraud Awards, Oncam and its part­ner VAS were recognized by Retail Risk for their retail-centric Cloud Searching Dashboard.

Qolsys, Inc., announced that its IQ Panels with PowerG have earned the UL Listed Mark.

Vanderbilt announced that its cloud-based access control and video management solution, ACT365, was chosen as a 2018 Money-Saving Products Award winner by BUILDINGS magazine.​


BluePoint Alert Solutions formed the Institute of Proactive Responsibility, a new service focused on helping schools, businesses, communities, and local law enforcement better prepare for emergency situations.

Dallmeier is celebrating 15 years of market presence in North America this year, including more than 60 large casino installations.

The FIDO Alliance announced a mutual liaison relationship with India PKI Forum.

Walmart, Nestle, Kroger, and Tyson Foods are working with IBM Food Trust to construct a blockchain to track food across the globe, identify issues, and support speedy recalls.

Travel intelligence firm iJET Inter­national, Inc., changed its comp­any name to WorldAware, Inc.

Mission 500 announced that its third service trip will be in Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 31–November 4, 2018, where volunteers will work with local partners to help families in need.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association introduced a new technical Standard, NEMA TS 8-2018, Cyber and Physical Security for Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The Protection Bureau awarded educational scholarships to seven children of company employees.

Smiths Detection opened its first Customer Experience Centre in Asia Pacific in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

True Security Design launched a new division, Pangaro Training Services, to evaluate vulnerabilities and security threats in a customer's existing security system.

Vigilant Solutions acquired the assets of ShotCaller Global Inc.

WatchGuard, Inc., opened its new worldwide headquarters in Allen, Texas.

Williams Data Management introduced, a certified mobile document and hard drive shred­ding service for southern California. ​