New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas was given a Level 2 Special Event Assessment Rating by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A record crowd of more than 300,000 revelers attended the 2016 festivities. Large public events like this present special challenges to law enforcement and private security, and their ability to communicate with each other becomes critical.
On New Year’s Eve, 12 Las Vegas-area law enforcement agencies and 52 casinos used an encrypted communication platform from Secured Communications to send more than 50,000 voice, image, video, and text messages while patrolling the event. In addition to connecting disparate organizations, visual messaging augmented the police radio network, which can be difficult to hear during large events.
The fully encrypted messaging platform allowed agencies to communicate across boundaries and with outside organizations. The secure connectivity enabled the rapid sharing of investigative information and departmental alerts, while protecting citizen privacy and investigative integrity. Las Vegas Police and other agencies also used the system during the October 2016 U.S. Presidential Debate in the city.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Arteco and SANS Technology formed a technology partnership to ensure that the Arteco Video Event Management System is optimized for use with the SANS-Syneto storage appliance.
Boon Edam Inc. announced that Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon, installed a BoonAssist TQ revolving door in its Steelhead Lounge. I-5 Design completed the project.
Brivo and Savance partnered to create an integration between physical security systems and solutions for payroll management, electronic visitor check-in, emergency preparedness, and staff tracking.
Dashlane is collaborating with Intel to deploy Intel Software Guard Extension technology with Dashlane’s password manager.
WHISHWORKS will offer DgSecure from Dataguise to its customers in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Digi Security Systems is partnering with Gallagher to offer a suite of professional services using the Gallagher Command Centre access control solution.
G4S deployed Avigilon Corporation high-definition surveillance solutions for Hard Rock Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins, the University of Miami football games, and other events.
Identiv, Inc., partnered with NXP Semiconductors N.V. to provide RFID badges to all 170,000+ attendees at the CES show presented by the Consumer Technology Association.
International SOS and Control Risks launched the Global Risk Management Program, a service for clients in the Americas.
ADI Global Distribution will offer Louroe Electronics Verifact microphones, ASK-4 Kits, and other audio security solutions.
MobileIron announced that Brother Industries, Ltd., adopted MobileIron’s enterprise mobility management platform.
Highland Springs chose Nedap TRANSIT automated access control for securing its gated community. Federal Protection was the integrator.
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, worked with integrator North American Video to install OnCam cameras.
Pedestal PRO entered into a partnership with PSA Security Network, which will distribute Pedestal PRO’s pedestals, housings, and hoods for the security industry.
Rasilient Systems Inc. is now a partner with Milestone Systems to enhance their IP video recording and management solutions.
Scalability Solutions joined the PSA Security Network Business Solutions Program.
Security Innovation is partnering with Autotalks Ltd. to supply its Aerolink secure communications software for the Autotalks Vehicle to Everything communications solutions.
Sensory Inc. and innerCore announced a global partnership that will help financial institutions worldwide bolster security of mobile apps.
ThreatQuotient announced a deal with Sopra Steria to support cybersecurity offers for security operations centers.
Pennsylvania State University is using a new video and access control solution from Tyco Security Products at eight of its Commonwealth Campuses. It is using the Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system and the victor video management system. The project also includes STANLEY Wi-Q wireless locks and Illustra cameras.
Swimlane announced an integration with HPE Security ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager.
ZKAccess announced the integration of its ZKBioSecurity software with ConvergenceTP, Inc.
Arktis won a contract at the Port of Antwerp for seven radiation portal monitors to be fully integrated into the port’s infrastructure.
CertiPath will provide services for the U.S. General Services Administration Federal Identity Credential and Access Management (FICAM) Program.
CNL Software announced that its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution was used at the 2017 U.S. Presidential Inauguration.
A threat alert system from COPsync911 was chosen for use by Roanoke City Schools in Alabama.
Critical Response Group, Inc., and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police formed a strategic partnership aimed at first responder planning and response during emergency situations.
Delta Scientific announced that 20 Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers were ordered by the U.S. Secret Service through Global Access Control Systems for use at the 2017 U.S. Presidential Inauguration.
Europol and the Global Cyber Alliance signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on improving Internet and cybersecurity throughout Europe and beyond.
Video management software from Milestone Systems was chosen by the Phoenix Police Department for use during regional events.
Mosaic451 was awarded a master agreement by the State of Arizona to provide cybersecurity services.
Safran Identity & Security was awarded a five-year contract by the National Electoral Institute of Mexico for its multibiometric identification system and related services.
SFC Energy received an order for its EFOY Pro fuel cells from Oneberry Technologies Pte Ltd. to provide reliable off-grid power for integrated security and surveillance solutions to be deployed for public security in Singapore.
SICPA is partnering with Yolo County, California, on a medical cannabis control solution.
TASER International will provide TASER Smart Weapons to the New South Wales Police, the Queensland Police Service, and the New Zealand Police.
TRI-COR Industries, Inc., has been awarded a J6 Enterprise Technology Services IDIQ contract by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Brickcom OB and VD Series cameras have gained UL certification under the UL60950-1 standard.
CENTRI was named IoT Enterprise Security Platform of the Year in the Industrial and Enterprise IoT category at the IoT Breakthrough Awards.
FICO was accepted into the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield program, which requires FICO to comply with EU data protection requirements.
Level 3 Communications, Inc., announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, Level 3 Comunicações Do Brasil Ltda., received the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System compliance certificate for the services provided in its data centers in Cotia/São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Middle Atlantic Products announced that its DC Power Distribution solution was selected for TechHome’s Mark of Excellence Disruptor Award and Sound & Video Contractor’s 2016 Innovative Product Award.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., was included in the Newsday Long Island Stock Index winners list for 2016.
OffSite Vision Holdings, Inc., was named a winner for the best asset tracking and pairing technology by Government Security News as part of its Homeland Security Awards Program.
Pulse Secure announced that Pulse Connect Secure 8.2 and Pulse Policy Secure 5.3 have been certified for inclusion on the U.S. Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Approved Products List.
Sqrrl was named a Top Innovator in the Next Generation Security Analytics category by SC Magazine.
Insights Success magazine named Trianz among its 10 Fastest Growing Security Solution Providers.
The Dutch Safety Institute granted approval for use of RescueSim software from VSTEP in the Dutch firefighting exam.
Dahua Technology USA is offering a free intelligent video system analytics upgrade for all its Pro, Super, and Ultra Series network fixed cameras and all NVRs and HCVRs.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission released new versions for its 18 accreditation programs.
To accommodate its growth and better serve its customers, Hanwha Techwin America is expanding to a new state-of-the-art facility in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Keeper Security, Inc., expanded its secure cloud infrastructure with Amazon Web Services in Dublin, Ireland.
The Kudelski Group launched its Internet of Things Security Center of Excellence.
Napco Security Technologies introduced its Free for All Program, which now includes communication tradeup incentives applicable to old POTS landlines, old radios, and new installations.
Peerlyst kicked off a new initiative designed to spur the development of tools that will help information security professionals succeed in their daily work. The company will pay up to $10,000 to information security experts who improve an existing open-source solution or create a new tool that will make security management easier.
Qognify is opening its new corporate headquarters office in Pearl River, New York.
Raytec moved to a bigger facility in Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom.
RiskIQ completed the acquisition of brand threat project management company Maccabim.com Ltd.
The Safariland Group completed the acquisitions of Pacific Safety Products Inc., Aegis Engineering Limited, and LBA International Limited.
Securitas Electronic Security, Inc., donated $7,200 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The company had pledged to donate $2 for every visitor to the company’s booth at ASIS 2016.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) created the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board to develop and promote guidelines related to the security of personally identifiable information, protected health information, and other sensitive data.
SOS Security LLC acquired the operating assets of New Horizon Security Services, Inc., a security services company in Virginia.