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Industry News: Upgrading Surveillance at Opryland


The largest Marriott property in the world, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, selected Hanwha Techwin for an upgrade to its surveillance system. The decision came after Ryman Hospitality, which owns the Gaylord Brand Hotels, conducted a risk assessment of its properties and found that all of its video surveillance systems were lacking. The Gaylord Opryland, operating as the company’s model test case, purchased 1,500 cameras, including 182 indoor and outdoor dome cameras with infrared, 145 high-definition cameras with video analytics, and more than 20 multidirectional cameras. The cameras were installed in high-traffic areas, sections that lacked surveillance, and spots popular for theft or other issues identified by internal data. Providing improved security for staff and guests, the system tracks people of interest throughout the property and counters false claims and potential lawsuits, providing a return on investment for the resort.


Mergers and Moves  

Fishtech Group & Herjavec Group
The merger will create a new entity that will offer customers managed detection and response capabilities, professional services, and identity offerings with six security operations centers (SOCs) worldwide.

11:11 Systems & iland
The acquisition of iland and Green Cloud Defense expands 11:11’s cloud hosting portfolio with infrastructure, disaster recovery, and backup all offered remotely as a service to clients.

Brivo, Inc. & Crown Proptech Acquisitions
The merger of the cloud-based access control and smart building technologies company with the special purpose acquisition firm will result in Brivo becoming a publicly listed company.

Johnson Controls & Foghorn
The acquisition of the Edge AI software developer expands Johnson Controls’ presence in the smart and autonomous buildings sector, offering clients industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) application solutions.



Haystack Analytics issued 2022 Haystack Pioneer Awards to European companies Bought By Many, Forto, Luscii, and Unibuddy for their respective improvements to software development cycle time.


SuperCom announced a new electronic monitoring contract with an adult and juvenile probation agency in Wyoming, which will use the company’s PureTrack GPS smartphone products to monitor its caseload for location compliance.


Carrier joined the International Society of Automation Global Cybersecurity Alliance, aiming to help develop industry standards and advocate for increased cybersecurity awareness.



Industrial Digitization
The partnership will expand Saudi Aramco’s operational analytics strategy, with its engineers and SMEs able to access Seeq Corporation’s self-service analytics, predictive modeling data analytics, and visualization tools.

Identity Governance
Omada announced a strategic partnership with ITC Secure meant to simplify and strengthen identity governance in hybrid, cloud, and multi-cloud environments, expanding Omada’s UK market presence and ITC’s capabilities.

Resecurity, Inc., partnered with SecureIT to expand Resecurity’s AI-powered cybersecurity services in Nordic countries.