Industry News October 2021
PHYSICAL ENTERTAINMENT SECURITY
Round1 Entertainment—a company offering indoor multi-entertainment that includes arcade games, billiards, bowling, karaoke, and other activities—selected Hanwha Techwin as a video security solutions partner to secure several of its facilities based in the United States. Hanwha’s cameras, NVRs, and Wisenet WAVE VMS can improve protecting the company from a recent increase in litigation from visitors making injury claims. Round1 opted to increase its facilities’ data retention requirements, allowing staff to access and review footage from as far back as two years, which can help determine the validity of any claim filed against the company. As of the end of August, Round1 has migrated seven locations to WAVE, including a facility at the Cumberland Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, which helps manage bandwidth, retrieve pertinent video footage, and isolate relevant images.
Mergers and Moves
Convergint//Premier Security Group
The acquisition will strengthen Convergint’s capabilities and expertise in the financial sector, incorporating PSG’s services, which range from design and installation to commercial electronic security and banking equipment maintenance.
SGT Capital//Utimaco Verwaltungs GmbH
The acquisition from the EQT Mid Market Europe Fund will enhance SGT’s abilities to provide cybersecurity and compliance solutions and services to customers.
Following its recent acquisition of Pivot3’s surveillance business assets, Quantum’s acquisition of EnCloud assets will allow for an expansion of its video surveillance portfolio.
Dallmeier recently accomplished two expansions, opening branch offices in Vienna, Austria, and Milan, Italy, expanding its full portfolio offerings of video security technology to customers in these regions.
The Security Industry Association named six recipients for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, with each honoree receiving a $10,000 award for continuing education and professional development.
Allied Universal was recently awarded a security services contract for the new government headquarters for Bernalillo County, New Mexico, which has offices for more than 900 county employees.
Black Kite launched its Aviator partner program, which enables IT solutions providers to bolster their cyber risk services portfolio and help customers secure supply chains.
Unbound Security partnered with HashiCorp to offer customers a fully integrated encryption key management solution for customers and enterprises, protecting data across multiple clouds, systems, and endpoints.
Offering Middle East businesses a new way to approach increasing cyberthreats, ColorTokens and Finesse have partnered to protect IT systems with a ZeroTrust Platform.
Alcatraz AI partnered with Switched On Space to bring autonomous access control to international market facilities, aimed at creating safe spaces in buildings in the United Kingdom and Europe with facial authentication solutions.