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Industry News: Finnish Hypermarkets Select IDIS for New VMS Solution

Hypermarket Surveillance Solution

IDIS, a large manufacturer of South Korean-made video technology, was selected by a chain of hypermarkets in Finland to implement a video surveillance upgrade. With the upgrades, Prisma—which consists of 71 stores offering groceries, clothing, and home accessories—aims to tackle shrink and improve system usability with a hybrid solution that integrates third-party products. With more than 150 third-party analog cameras across multiple locations, operating the surveillance system had become difficult. With the installation of the IDIS Solution Suite VMS, Prisma can utilize the solution’s live video streaming, management, and administration tools—all integrated with the existing cameras.

­Mergers & Moves

IDIS CO., Ltd.//Costar Technologies, Inc.

IDIS purchased Costar for $23.2 million, and the merger agreement will increase IDIS’s market reach, including into government and intelligent transportation sectors.


With the acquisition of GuardRFID, HID is expanding its portfolio offerings of real-time location services hardware and software solutions for healthcare settings.

Checkpoint Systems//Alert Systems

Checkpoint Systems, a producer of RFID and RF technology solutions, acquired Internet of Things (IoT) company Alert Systems—deepening its portfolio of solutions that identify methods that members of organized retail crime groups use to steal items from stores.

EQT//SK Shieldus Co Ltd

EQT purchased SK Shieldus Co Ltd, a company that provides central monitoring and dispatch services to 680,000 commercial customers.


The Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Products & Solutions Awards Committee named Bosch Security Systems as this year’s recipient of its Merit Award. This award recognizes innovative security products, services, and solutions.


General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) received the $1.7 billion Flight School Training Support Services contract to support the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence by upgrading virtual flight simulators and providing training services.


CybeReady, a security awareness training organization, announced that its Remote Workforce CISO Training Toolkit is available for free download. The toolkit applies to home-based work environments, co-working spaces, and other remote workspaces.


Surveillance Kiosks

Cozaint Corp, an intelligent surveillance solutions producer, has partnered with WGS Group, Inc., a security guard services company, to deliver the Bobby physical security kiosk system to its customers. The kiosk system provides non-stop situational awareness as a stationary robot with 2-way audio and video capabilities.

OT Operations

A partnership between OTORIO, a provider of operational technology, cyber, and digital risk management solutions, and Compugen, a large privately-owned IT solution provider, will protect customers against industrial cyber threats to operational technology (OT) environments.

Passwordless Authentication

Carrefour Belgium partnered with OwnID to make secure and convenient passwordless authentication by providing passkeys to its online customers.