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March 2019 Industry News


A new rail freight hub, iPort Rail, opened in South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, with 6 million square feet of space across 337 acres. The new iPort Rail terminal features an 800-meter reception siding and two 400-meter handling sidings, with storage for 1,500 shipping containers. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd. worked with Daemon Fire & Security to implement the video surveillance system for the perimeter of the enormous terminal. The company chose Bosch cameras and video management, towers from Altron, and an Ethernet switch network from AMG Systems. 


Senstar received the Fixture Seal of Approval from the International Dark-Sky Association for its Senstar LM100 perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system. The seal recognizes lighting that minimizes glare, reduces light trespass, and doesn’t pollute the night sky.


USmax Corporation was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. USmax will provide technical security services for intrusion detection, access control, CCTV, emergency notification, explosives detection, and IP-based security systems.


ProdataKey released a free white paper, Safely Invisible: The Powerful Security of Cloud-Based Access Control,​ to help dealers and end users understand the risks and benefits of cloud-based access control.


Biometric Access
Auburn University installed IDS software and Access200 iris readers from Princeton Identity to secure athletic facilities.​

Ernst & Young LLP and Symantec Corporation formed a strategic alliance to address intellectual property and data protection.

Fraud Prevention
ACI Worldwide joined forces with BioCatch to protect customers from online banking fraud. 

Texas A&M University-San Antonio deployed the SafeZone indoor positioning solution from Critical-Arc for detailed views of buildings in emergencies.

Mergers & Moves

ACRE & Open Options
ACRE strengthens its access control business and product portfolio.

Qognify & On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc.
Qognify becomes one of the largest video management, video analytics, and critical incident management companies in the world.

Identiv Inc. & Viscount Systems, Inc.
This strategic step furthers Identiv’s vision of converged, secure access to places and information.

Bold Perennial & SIMS, Inc.
The acquisition signifies continued growth and innovation, as well as expanded products and services for both companies’ customers.