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Industry News: Los Angeles International Airport Invests in Safety Doors for People Mover

Airtram Security Solutions

With renovations underway in anticipation of the 2028 Summer Olympic Games, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has invested in upgrading and modernizing its infrastructure. One aspect of this initiative is the installation of Platform Screen Door Systems from Horton Automatics. This solution is designed to make the LAX Automated People Mover—an electric train system that offers transportation between the central terminal and rental car facilities—more convenient, efficient, and safer. The doors will improve passenger safety by preventing objects or people from falling onto the tracks and keeping windblown debris from entering train compartments. The doors will also reduce noise pollution and support temperature control inside the cars.

­Mergers & Moves


Sourcepass made its seventh acquisition within the past 12 months with the purchase of Proxios, a Virginia-based technology and solution provider. The acquisition will allow Sourcepass to expand its presence in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.


With the acquisition of Toronto-based Storagepipe, Thrive—a cybersecurity, cloud, and digital transformation services company—is expanding its operations in North America, leveraging Storagepipe’s data centers in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

ASRC Federal//Broadleaf, Inc.

ASCR—a service provider for federal civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies—acquired information technology services company Broadleaf. The acquisition will expand ASRC’s presence with U.S. Department of Defense agencies, plus add almost 600 employees at various U.S. Army commands.


NightDragon purchased vArmour, a cloud application security company, supporting the cybersecurity firm’s global growth in its application security offerings and increased demand for its software-as-a-service product.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently awarded its SAFETY Act DT&E Designation to BEST Crowd Management, a GardaWorld company.


Blackwatch International Corporation received a five-year, $68 million contract to support the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to provide engineering, operations, and maintenance support for more than 13,000 servers.


ONVIF announced two milestones for the company: more than 25,000 ONVIF-conformant products are now available to systems integrators, end users, and consultants, plus the organization is celebrating its 15th anniversary.


Crash Testing

North Carolina-based Barrier1 announced a master licensing agreement with Perimeter Protection Group to sell, distribute, and eventually manufacture PPG’s security barriers and products.

SASE Packets

A partnership between NetWitness, a threat detection and response technology and incident response services company, Palo Alto Networks, and Croadcom/Symantec will launch Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) packets integration with several SASE vendors.

Hygenic Protection

Hospeco Brands Group partnered with Monarch Brands to expand their market reach, with portfolios that include cleaning and protection products for janitorial, industrial supply, automotive, foodservice, healthcare, and hospitality customers.