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Industry News: VMS Platform Offers Utah School District Future Flexibility


Utah’s Granite School District—one of the largest in the United States, with roughly 60,000 students and 7,500 staff—selected the CompleteView Video Management Platform from Salient Systems. The platform was deployed in more than 130 schools, administrative offices, and other district facilities to help the school district manage its security and surveillance operations. The platform connects more than 5,000 cameras across the facilities, providing the district’s security practitioners with an organization-wide view of its security operations. The platform will allow the district to use a variety of camera vendors, analytics providers, and other third-party elements that it may want to implement in the future.


Tagmaster//Image Sensing Systems

A subsidiary of Tagmaster agreed to acquire Image Sensing Systems’ radar division for approximately $4.8 million.

IDIS//Costar Technologies, Inc.

IDIS announced the completion of its acquisition of Costar in August, allowing both companies’ products to expand across sales teams throughout the United States and Canada.

Sentry Enterprises//X-Core Technologies

The two companies completed a merger that will create a global identity company and will allow Sentry Enterprise to offer card manufacturing technology and products to a global market.


Edge360 received a gold-level award from the Secure Campus Awards in the Video Surveillance Solutions category. The awards honor outstanding achievements in the advancement of campus security.


Quanery Solutions, Inc., was selected by a large California city to improve pedestrian safety throughout the municipality’s underground railways.


Shooter Detection Systems recently joined the ZeroNow alliance to help fight against school violence and create safer environments for students and staff.



NCC Group, a cybersecurity consulting firm, collaborated with the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport and the Transport Technology Forum to create the Manual for Smart Streets, a guide on road infrastructure for organizations designing and implementing smart street systems.


The Community Security Service and the Orthodox Union have partnered to build awareness around volunteer security opportunities, programs, and training. The new alliance aims to promote and enhance security awareness among the Orthodox Union’s network and support more constituents wishing to become involved in protecting synagogues and related events.


Vector Flow announced a new partnership with Nedap that will allow the Vector Flow platform to integrate with AEOS physical access control systems—allowing enterprises of all sizes the ability to automate physical access tasks.