December 2018 Industry News
The borough of Runnymede, about an hour from London, contracted service provider Safer Runnymede to improve safety for the area. Working with Nottinghamshire-based systems integrator Central Security Systems, the experts installed a platform combining public safety technology with personal safety services such as care solutions for the elderly.
All connected solutions are consolidated in a control room where three operators monitor security feeds from more than 500 security cameras deployed around the district, as well as in schools, hospitals, and other public buildings.
The video security system originally used hardware from several manufacturers. Aiming for a future-proof and scalable system, officials asked Bosch to design a fully IP-based security camera architecture. Because the system already included a Bosch monitor wall plus encoders, cameras, management system, and storage devices, integrators could leverage the initial investment into a full suite of Bosch solutions. Migrating to an integrated IP network has proven effective.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
ABP Technology is distributing end-to-end environmental monitoring and access control solutions from Kentix.
ACRE and its subsidiaries formed a strategic alliance with AlertEnterprise to expand and diversify technology options for customers.
Amika Mobile and Dell EMC announced an OEM partnership for critical and emergency communications relating to FirstNet.
AT&T and Ericsson are joining forces to help safeguard IoT devices from growing cybersecurity threats.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc. joined forces to improve transport safety as the unmanned sector of aviation grows.
Critical Response Group, Inc., and Capita Secure Solutions and Services formed a strategic partnership to bring Capita’s 911eye emergency video streaming service to the United States.
Exiger announced that Transparency International UK will adopt its artificial intelligence solution.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., is partnering with Ontrack to offer data erasure services.
LaSorsa & Associates is partnering with Tony Scotti’s Vehicle Dynamics Institute for specialized driver training.
LumenVox LLC and SmilePass Ltd. are making voice-based biometric authentication available in the SmilePass Identity and Authentication Platform.
NetDiligence formed a strategic alliance with InfoArmor.
Artificial intelligence technology from Onfido is helping Remitly prevent fraud and financial crime.
OnSolve and RockDove Solutions are working together to improve secure crisis communications.
PSA is partnering with Brivo to offer its members opportunities for increasing recurring monthly revenue.
Qualys, Inc., announced a new integration with Microsoft Azure Stack for security and compliance.
RapidSOS is partnering with Google to deliver 911 caller location information to public safety agencies nationwide.
Spear, Incorporated, and LexisNexis Risk Solutions are working together to broaden and secure public access to U.S. federal agencies using Login.gov.
Systech and FarmaTrust are working on a blockchain-enabled solution to ensure product authenticity for the pharmaceutical industry.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., teamed up with Trusona to provide Trusona’s login solution to financial institutions and large enterprises throughout Japan.
Trident Manor Limited announced a partnership with Newcastle International Airport Training Academy to deliver a range of security training programs.
Trillium Secure, Inc., partnered with the University of Michigan TechLab at Mcity program to conduct research on defending vehicles from cyberattack.
The City of Fort Lauderdale chose Agile Interoperable Solutions to provide integrative communications technologies for its first responders and public safety managers.
Ava Group announced that its solution was selected to protect a major military closed data network from the threat of tampering and tapping in support of India’s Ministry of Defence.
The Boston Police Department contracted with Axon for a body-worn camera program.
Bittium will supply tactical radios to the pilot vehicles of the Spanish Army’s VCR 8x8 vehicle program.
Cubic Corporation announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems division has signed a contract with the San Francisco Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission to deliver next-generation fare payment technology and operational services.
IDEMIA will provide its Universal Enrollment Platform for statewide applicant fingerprinting to the agencies and citizens of Colorado.
Integrated Defense and Security Solutions announced that the Transportation Security Administration acquired additional advanced DETECT 1000 screening systems.
Arlington, Texas, selected Knight Security Systems as its primary security integrator, partner, and long-term architect for a security infrastructure overhaul.
Miami International Airport and San Jose International Airport were selected by the Transportation Security Administration as test sites for perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence.
Smiths Detection announced the sale of its screening devices to several Chinese airports managed by Yunnan Airport Group.
Trumbull County, Ohio, has a new public safety call-handling solution from Total Response.
Valiant Integrated Services was awarded a key contract to support the U.S. Army National Guard and provide training services.
With support from the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Veridos is building an identity document factory in Baghdad for electronic ID cards and passports.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
ASIS International presented its Innovative Product Awards, formerly known as Accolades, at GSX 2018 in Las Vegas in September. Among the winners are MorphoWave Compact by IDEMIA; FaceDetect by Verint; UNG52 Speech Protector by Santor Security Inc.; IntelAssure powered by Viakoo by STANLEY Security; Halo IOT Multi-Sensor by IPVideo Corp.; Fortem SkyDome by Fortem Technologies; AXIS Device Manager by Axis Communications; PMN – 9000VQ by Hanwha Techwin America; Pivot3 Large-scale Surveillance Solution by Pivot3; and Verkada Security Cameras by Verkada.
Delta Scientific was awarded SAFETY Act certification by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Edesix was named in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, which highlights the fastest-growing private technology companies in the United Kingdom.
Nok Nok Labs announced that its award winning Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite is FIDO2 certified by the FIDO Alliance.
Pivot3 infrastructure solutions for mission-critical IoT, safe cities and smart building environments are certified for operating with Milestone Systems video management software.
SCI Technology, Inc., announced that its AeroGuard CUAS (Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems) product was named the 2018 Drone Security New Product of the Year by Security Today magazine.
TruTag Technologies received the 2018 Best for Pharmaceutical Brand Protection award from GHP Magazine.
V5 Systems won the SSI Security Solutions Award for its V5 Acoustic Gunshot Sensor with Video.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the American College of Emergency Physicians will jointly develop a mental health and suicide prevention national awards program.
ASSA ABLOY and its brands have launched a digital library for fast access to production information.
CenTrak, Inc., acquired select assets of Elpas Solutions Ltd., an indirect subsidiary of Johnson Controls International Plc.
Check Point and Dallas-based El Centro College will offer a free cybersecurity curriculum for more than 12,000 students.
The Cloud Security Alliance is opening a new CSA Europe headquarters and creating a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Center of Excellence for cloud computing in Berlin.
The Committee to Protect Journalists released a Safety Kit that includes safety notes to help journalists prepare for assignments, first aid videos, an updated Journalist Security Guide, and an expanded resource center.
The Electronic Transactions Association announced the ETA Self-Regulation Program, which seeks to improve security and reduce risk in the payments industry.
The FIDO Alliance announced its Biometric Component Certification Program.
G4S launched a new Security Risk IQ tool to help clients measure potential risk to an organization. The tool is part of G4S’ new online magazine, Security Risk IQ.
Magos Systems is expanding into the North American market.
Marquee Security opened a new U.S. headquarters in Morris Plains, New Jersey.
The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) changed its name to the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC).
Sevatec announced a new partnership with George Mason University to help prepare the next generation of students for careers in information technology.
TEAM Software announced a strategic investment from Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm.
Veratad Technologies, LLC, joined the New Jersey Tech Council.
VMD Systems Integrators has rebranded as VMD Corp to bring the company’s name in line with its current work.