Industry News December 2016

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Industry News December 2016
 

​Little League Safety

The Little League Baseball World Series took place in August in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. All-star teams of 11- to 13-year-olds from across the United States and around the world competed in the tournament.

As it has for the past 18 years, Lenel had a hand in keeping the games safe and secure. Lenel mobile apps allowed on-site officers to monitor and share video, and Interlogix technology helped protect the on-site police station. 

Upon arrival, each player, staff member, volunteer, and vendor enrolled in the Lenel OnGuard system and received a photo identification badge for use during the series. The personalized badges allowed entry to selected areas of the facility. Only players and select staff were allowed access to the dormitory areas. The access control system tapped into the video system, presenting a live video feed and the cardholder’s database photo for easy identification by security guards.

Idesco provided its XXL 2.0 ID card printer for the event. The oversized ID badge printer printed more than 700 ID badges so security staff could visually identify members of the media.​

PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS

Texas Health Huguley Hospital is using access control from 3xLOGIC and planning to expand the system to cover 170 doors and 1,800 users.

Appiphany Technologies provided anti-counterfeit device units for the Major League Sports Association’s licensed apparel vendors.

ASSA ABLOY announced the integration of its Aperio wireless lock technology with all editions of Tyco Security Products Kantech EntraPass Security Software 7.0. 

Avigilon Corporation announced that its video surveillance cameras, network video recorders, and video management software helped monitor the 2016 Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Cliff Lodge and Spa at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah replaced its former double sliding door entrance with a Boon Edam Duotour automatic revolving door. 

Digi Security Systems partnered with Axis Communications to offer customers a wider range of video security camera products across all industries and applications.

DirectView Security was chosen by Accumulators, Inc., to install a surveillance and security system for a new manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas.

Dortronics Systems Inc. appointed two new sales organizations: Repworks for the New England territory and Campion Sales for Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Flashpoint integrated its Flashpoint Business Risk Intelligence with IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis to leverage data, tools, and expertise for a safe view of the risks emanating from the Dark Web.

GIACT Systems and Emailage Corp. formed a business partnership that will enhance fraud and payment risk management solutions.

International SOS and Everbridge announced a strategic partnership to deliver critical information to employees and mobile workforces.

ID Solutions selected the Kantech hattrix cloud-based access control service to remotely manage its multistate network of properties. The hattrix service allows ID Solutions to outsource security system support and maintenance to its systems integrator, California Commercial Security.

LaaSer Critical Communications formed a strategic alliance with West to improve location determination and call routing for the 911 ecosystem.

Safety technology company NaviGate Prepared partnered with Clever to make it simpler for schools to use its school safety application.

BT Skyrise, a developer of IT solutions for smart cities, chose Nedap vehicle identification and detection systems to improve parking. The new Parkanizer platform was introduced in the Polish city Piekary Slaskie.

Designed and built by North American Video, a surveillance system upgrade puts the LCO Casino, Lodge, and Convention Center on the path to an IP system.

Nuctech security scanners were used to protect the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Ocularis 5 from OnSSI is now compatible with Pelco Optera Multi Sensor panoramic cameras. 

Open Options announced an integration with Allegion’s Schlage NDE series wireless locks with ENGAGE technology.

PSA Security Network and Welbeck Secure entered into a partnership to distribute Welbeck’s network connection and management solutions for the security industry.

RADA Electronic Industries will provide its CHR-based RPS-10 radar system to Artis LLC. for integration with its Iron Curtain close-in active protection system.

React Mobile announced that Seat­tle University implemented the React Dispatch Console to help security professionals quickly identify incidents, shorten response times, and document events. 

The Boston Globe renewed its use of the In Case of Crisis mobile app from RockDove Solutions.

SecurityScorecard is collaborating with Columbia University’s Data Science Institute on various data science and machine learning projects to build breach prediction models.

Securus Technologies expanded the terms of its marketing agreement with Corrisoft, LLC, and can now offer Corrisoft’s smartphone-based offender monitoring solution to its customers.

TradeMaster announced an integration partnership with reporting and records management software company Emergency Reporting.  

ZKAccess received Lenel factory certification and has joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.​

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Hamilton School District in Hamilton, Montana, installed the 3xLOGIC Intelli-M Access browser-based access control management solution at all of the district’s buildings.

ChemImage Sensor Systems announced that it will design, fabricate, and test sensors designed to detect and locate chemical warfare agents for the U.S. Army.

Franklin County Public Schools in Virginia will implement the COPsync911 threat-alert system. 

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., signed a contract with Erie County, Pennsylvania, to upgrade and manage its radio network.

Uttar Pradesh Police in India selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infra­structure to enhance call handling, officer dispatching, and agencywide reporting in India’s most populous state. 

McMurdo, Inc., was awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard to supply personal locator beacons to enhance crew safety in the event of emergencies.

South East Water, based in Melbourne, Australia, upgraded its monitoring systems with a video surveillance platform from Milestone Systems and network cameras from Axis Communications.

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced that Paoli Community School System in Indiana selected NAPCO’s ArchiTech Series Locks to be installed in its schools. 

Newtown Public School District in Connecticut implemented a cloud-based school safety system from NaviGate Prepared.

The Procurement Office of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior signed an agreement with Rohde & Schwarz for 300 R&S QPS200 security scanners to be used everywhere that the German Federal Police Force performs security checks.

Shelby Township, Michigan, implemented PowerPhone’s Total Response solution for 911 call handling. 

The Safariland Group provided equipment to the New York City Police Department to protect law enforcement personnel from ballistic threats.

Siklu was selected to provide a wireless connectivity solution for a citywide surveillance system in downtown Fort Myers,  Florida.

USmax Corporation was awarded General Services Administration Schedule 84 listing to provide services in security systems integration and design services and law enforcement/security training.

Utility, Inc., announced that the Clayton County Police Department of Georgia will deploy its BodyWorn body cameras, as well as Rocket IoT-X devices for in-car communication. 

The Mato Grosso State Court of Justice in Brazil is conducting a pilot program using a Vision-Box portable solution to improve personal identification processes in criminal hearings. 

Witt O’Brien’s is working with the Texas Department of State Health Services to develop preparedness plans to mitigate risks associated with high-consequence infectious diseases.​

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Open Connector video event management software and event-driven intelligence tool from Arteco is a recipient of this year’s Campus Safety magazine BEST Award in the category of video surveillance solutions.

The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs named Dallmeier one of Bayerns Best 50 for the third consecutive year.

Delta Scientific announced that its HD2055 barrier met the criteria of the U.S. Department of State for continuous operations of 1 million cycles. 

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, won the Most Notable Border Security Program Award from Government Security News for the Integrated Fixed Tower deployment to the U.S. Border Patrol. 

Galaxy Control Systems received approval from the American Institute of Architects as a provider of education classes under the organization’s continuing education system.

GET Group North America received FIPS 201 Certification for its CP500 Identification Card Printer.

HALTER (Horse and Livestock Team Emergency Response), a Sonoma County, California–based grassroots initiative, is a recipient of the 2016 Federal Emergency Management Administration Individual and Community Preparedness Award in the awareness to action category.

Medeco Security Locks won a Cam­pus Safety BEST Award. Its Medeco XT Data Analytics was recognized in the access control and identity management category. 

SignalSense was a Gold Winner in the security software—innovations category in the 2016 Golden Bridge Awards. SignalSense was also named the Silver Medalist in the Puget Sound Business Journal list of Washington’s Best Workplaces in the category of businesses with 10 to 49 employees. 

Tyco Security Products announced that its C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform was honored as the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2016 winner in the access control (software) category by Benchmark Magazine in the United Kingdom.

The newest security keypad and smart card readers from XAC Automation Corporation successfully passed the PCI-PTS 4.1 certification requirements.​

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Canada’s railways released a promotional video about TRANSCAER—the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response initiative—led by the Chemistry Industry Associa­tion of Canada and the Railway Association of Canada to inform communities about the products being transported through their area and provide free training to emergency responders on how to handle a transportation incident involving dangerous goods. 

CoventBridge Group Ltd., the firm created by the merger of GlobalOptions and ICS Merrill, acquired R-ISC Investigation & Surveillance Company Ltd.

Eagle Eye Networks awarded $1.25 million in Drako Cloud Security Grants to schools throughout the United States, providing a camera system at no cost for one year.

Flir Systems, Inc., acquired Armasight, Inc., a developer of precision sporting and military optics products.

Hikvision Canada Inc., launched a new website at www.hikvision.ca.

IoT solutions company home2net GmbH introduced its new brand name h2n to reflect its increased focus on industrial customers. 

IBM Security announced the formation of IBM X-Force Red, a group of security professionals and ethical hackers whose goal is to help businesses discover vulnerabilities in their computer networks, hardware, and software applications before cybercriminals do. 

Mars Petcare and Whistle are donating Whistle GPS Pet Trackers for all K-9 officers in the Greenwood Police Department, Fort Smith Police Department, and Sebastian County Sherriff’s Department in Arkansas.

Midwest Alarm Services has acquired Electric Specialties Company of Omaha, Nebraska.

Nestlé opened the Nestlé Quality Assurance Center in Dublin, Ohio, which is designed to improve the verification of food safety and quality standards and provide support for the implementation and maintenance of food safety programs. 

ONVIF release Profile Q, the specification that features quick and easy discovery, set-up, and configuration of ONVIF-conformant devices.

Princeton Identity Inc., formerly a line of business of SRI International marketed under the SRI Identity brand, launched operation as an independent company.

Tyco signed a definitive agreement to sell its security business in South Africa, which operates locally under the ADT brand, to Fidelity Security Group.