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May 2021 Industry News 

ACCESS CONTROL

The Flemish government selected Nedap’s AEOS access control solution for securing its sites throughout multiple European countries, including Belgium. The six-year framework contract, which began in September 2020, includes a partnership between Nedap and G4S. G4S is tasked with replacing the technology for more than 4,000 doors with the AEOS system, which can accommodate up to 50 software users.

The system will also feature several integrations—including automatic number plate recognition, mobile readers, QR code readers, and visitor management—as part of a larger government effort to streamline its systems and processes. The open system allows the client to select which technology it integrates and which installers it works with.

MERGERS & MOVES

Allied Universal Security // Integration, Inc.
The acquisition allows Allied Universal to leverage technology across the organization, and in California, where Security Integration had various customers.

Intraprise Health // HIPAA One
The merger allows Intraprise to offer integrated cybersecurity and compliance software solutions to healthcare customers.

PayPal, Inc. // Curv
Curv, a cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security provider, will allow PayPal to expand efforts to support cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Smith Micro Software, Inc. // Avast PLC
The acquisition expands Smith Micro’s portfolio of white-label digital safety solutions in family safety Software-as-a-Service.

AWARD

Krystal Porter, lead engineer for Leidos’ Airborne Reconnaissance Low-
Enhanced program, received the Dr. Wanda M. Austin Legacy Award at the 35th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards, which also recognized 36 other Leidos employees.

CONTRACT

The U.S. General Services Administration awarded a five-year Multiple Award Schedule to Quzara LLC for its commercial expertise in Security Operations
as-a-Service and other cybersecurity services.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Security Industry Association (SIA) released an updated version of its Open Supervised Device Protocol, an access control communications standard aimed at improving interoperability among access control and security products.

PARTNERSHIPS

Supply Chain
A new partnership with SecurityScorecard will support security along Exiger’s supply chains along industries including defense, healthcare, and other critical infrastructure.

Immigration
As part of its partnership, Botswana’s Ministry of Nationality, Immigration, and Gender Affairs placed an additional order from Veridos for ePassports, or electronic travel documents.

Public Health
Clorox announced the Safer Today Alliance, a partnership with Cleveland Clinic and the CDC Foundation for research and guidance of public health and safety for shared public spaces.

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