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Industry News: Security Management Platform Eases Friction at Brazilian Airport

Genetec Helps Brazil’s Floripa Airport Minimize Friction Between Security and Traveler Ease

Brazil’s Hercilio Luz International Airport in Floripa selected Genetec’s unified security platform, Security Center, to help manage the airport’s physical security infrastructure and provide operational insights. After an expansion project, the airport reopened in October 2019 and is one of the nation’s most modern airports, able to accommodate up to 8 million passengers annually. Security Center was selected for its ability to integrate with the airport’s critical operations and new hardware and analytics tools. Within the airport, the platform manages more than 500 cameras and 210 doors, and its analytics tools support various tasks, such as identifying and tracking unaccompanied luggage and alerting security staff to the issue. The interface creates a single platform that can manage and display information from cameras, doors, license plate recognition software, intercoms, and access credentials for staff and contractors.

Mergers & Moves

Motorola Solutions//IPVideo

Motorola’s acquisition of IPVideo includes the HALO Smart Sensor, an air-quality monitoring and vape detection device—expanding Motorola’s portfolio in sensors for various markets, including schools, healthcare, hospitality, and businesses.

Assa Abloy//Leone Fence

Assa Abloy completed its acquisition of Leone Fence—a Canadian manufacturer, distributor, and installer of fencing products—which will allow the company to grow its portfolio in perimeter security in the Canadian market.

Allied Universal//J E Security Systems & Services Inc.

Allied Universal’s proposed acquisition of the guarding and technology provider based in Barbados is part of the company’s international expansion, this time for clients in the Caribbean.

Taggr AB//Trackntrace Svenska AB and Trakk Telematics Solutions AB

Taggr, a Swedish asset intelligence company, is increasing its footprint in the asset intelligence space with the purchase of two more Swedish asset intelligence organizations that have served the Nordic market for approximately 15 years.


St. Mary’s County Health Department and Full Sail Media’s gun safety campaign won the Silver Award in the General-Public Service and Activism category for the 19th Annual Davey Awards—a competition for smaller creative agencies. The video, “Don’t Play Games With Gun Safety,” is a PSA concerning gun safety and violence in southern Maryland.


A U.S. energy company headquartered in Houston, Texas, awarded Blackline Safety Corp. with a four-year, $2.7 million contract, specifically for cloud-connected wearable devices and cloud-connected area monitors.


AU10TIX, which focuses on identity verification and management, published its 2023 Global Identity Fraud Report, identifying that professional fraudsters are now more focused on digital payments instead of the crypto industry.


Data Storage

Seagate Federal and KLC Group announced a strategic partnership that will allow them to offer customers Data-at-Rest solutions that are compliant with the U.S. National Security Agency’s standards for securing classified information.

Banking Security

Convergint Financial and Genetec are collaborating to mitigate against a surge in ATM thefts and other security challenges, specifically by using an advanced video management system with behavioral analytics and event management.

IoT Device Data

ONVIF announced an agreement with the Open Security & Safety Alliance to create a new ONVIF metadata working group responsible for the development of data ontology and metadata specifications—enabling the physical security industry to share and use data generated by analytics applications operating on IoT devices.