December 2019 Industry News
WIRELESS ACCESS CONTROL
Corning High School in Corning, Arkansas, increased its security and enhanced lockdown capabilities with ProtodataKey’s io wireless access control system. The multibuilding campus’s open style prompted the installer, Blue Sky Technologies, to select the wireless system, which also features around-the-clock accessibility, redundancy, and automated updates. The platform allows for automated locking and unlocking of exterior doors for all classroom buildings and additional locations, with the ability to secure new doors in the future solution through its wireless mesh network. “Student fobs” permit classroom and building entry during school hours, while locking out unauthorized people. The doors can be programmed for special schedules, such as lockdown conditions.
Parsons Corporation was awarded the 2019 Robert W. Campbell Award from the National Safety Council for successful integration of environmental, health, and safety management with business operations.
Iridium Communications Inc. was awarded a $738.5 million seven-year contract with the U.S. Department of Defense for unlimited satellite services from its Low Earth Orbit constellation.
NetDiligence published its ninth annual Cyber Claims Study, a report on actual losses for data breaches and other cyber-related events covered by leading cyber insurance carriers.
A partnership enables InterDev’s customers to access FortifyData’s cyber-risk management platform.
Cobalt Robotics incorporated Slack’s collaboration platform for effective, real-time anomaly alerts.
Carbyne and Google partnered to provide Android Emergency Location Services to roughly 60 million Mexican citizens, which includes emergency location and expedited incident resolution for 911 calls.
MERGERS AND MOVES
K2 Intelligence Financial Integrity Network
Purchasing the Washington, D.C.-based strategic advisory firm will enhance K2 Intelligence’s portfolio.
Converge Technology SolutionsEssex Technology Group, Inc.
The purchase of Essextec expands Converge’s cloud, cognitive, and cybersecurity solutions portfolio in the northeast United States.
Raytheon Company United Technologies Corp.
Combining United Technologies’ aerospace business with Raytheon will create Raytheon Technologies Corporation.
Huron Capital SmartWatch Security & Sound LLC
The purchase will increase Huron Capital’s fire detection and integrated solutions presence in Florida and expand its resources there.