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September 2020 Industry News

Video Security Solution

A strategic partnership between Interface Security Systems and OpenEye will allow enterprises to leverage the power of a 24/7 virtual monitoring system and access and management of video through a cloud-managed solution. Interface, a managed services provider delivering multiple surveillance and intelligence solutions, also offers retail, restaurant, and hospitality customers an interactive video monitoring solution. OpenEye’s Web services platform includes cloud-managed solutions for enterprises seeking video security, business intelligence, and loss prevention systems. The partnership now offers clients advanced video and audio monitoring by life safety experts,
real-time intelligence, streamlined investigation capabilities,
advanced mobile features, and easy-to-use video management.

Mergers & Moves

Allied Universal // Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc.
The acquisition will expand Allied’s technology services division in Illinois and throughout the United States.

STANLEY Security // Evolv Technology
STANLEY’s investment in Evolv expands its portfolio, with security screening of concealed weapons that relies on artificial intelligence and allows for social distancing.

Trustworthy Accountability Group // JICWEBS
The two anti-fraud and brand safety organizations agreed to a merger that will extend to Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

GlobalSCAPE, Inc // HelpSystems, LLC
The merged companies will focus on providing security and automation solutions to customers all over the world.

Leica Geosystems was awarded the Security Industry Association’s 2020 Best New Product Award for its Leica BLK247 at the virtual ISC West tradeshow. The real-time reality capture sensor monitors 3D environments with features that include thermal imaging.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation selected NEC Corporation of America and Infrared Cameras Inc. to provide thermal temperature screening and facial recognition at the U.S. state’s public airports.

TRU-Vu Monitors offered a free guide on cleaning and disinfecting touch screens without damaging the screens, while Genetec made its digital evidence management system, Clearance, free to organizations in need of managing and distributing digital video evidence.


Emergency Response
AI weapons detection platform ZeroEyes partnered with emergency response data platform RapidSOS to enable sending of threat information directly to 911.

Emergency Alerts
BlackBerry Limited partnered with Vodafone to offer BlackBerry AtHoc, a real-time emergency alert and crisis communications solution.

Video Management
Arcules partnered with Milestone Systems to deliver the Arcules-XProtect Hybrid VMS Solution, combining video surveillance as a service with video management software.