Watching Over the Race
The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon was a mammoth event, with more than 50,000 runners and another 2 million onlookers. Sponsored by Tate Consulting Services (TCS), it was organized by New York Road Runners. The race course wound through Central Park, where runners were often hidden from view by trees and buildings.
The organizers depended on a team of security partners to deploy a wireless surveillance network along the route. Sony cameras and Network Video Technologies transmitters were linked with Firetide wireless mesh nodes to the Race Command Center, where a Milestone XProtect Smart Wall displayed 36 simultaneous camera views. Centennial Security Integration assisted with installation, and VIRSIG LLC configured and deployed the network.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
The University of Southern California is using software from Armorway to enhance planning for campus security. The software applies game theory to analytics to generate unpredictable security plans.
Blue Coat Systems will integrate machine learning analytics from Prelert into its portfolio of security solutions to detect abnormal behaviors.
Boon Edam has installed a revolving door for access to the Burj Khalifa At the Top Sky observation deck in Dubai.
CertainSafe has announced a partnership with Express Notary Services to provide data protection for mobile notaries.
Diebold, Incorporated, and Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., have formed a strategic alliance to deliver cloud-based video services.
The law firm Updike, Kelly & Spellacy P.C. is using a solution from Good Technology for mobile security, productivity, and compliance.
Honeywell has named Apex Investigation & Security Inc. and Symon Systems, LLC, authorized Honeywell security dealers.
Kramer Electronics has entered into a global distribution agreement with HighSecLabs.
Unified Compliance and MetricStream are collaborating to create a cybersecurity hub.
The University of Oregon Law Library has chosen MN8 Foxfire for its photoluminescent emergency exit system.
Nedap has integrated Commend intercoms into its AEOS security management solution.
Next Biometrics is collaborating with Authasas to integrate its fingerprint scanner into Authasis authentication solutions.
Baylor University is using NiceVision from NICE Systems to manage video in its new football stadium.
OSS Inc. is providing security guard services for The Vindicator, an Ohio daily newspaper.
Samsung Techwin America and AMID Strategies are partnering to support the technology needs of architects, engineers, and security consultants.
STANLEY Security has enhanced its partnership with D. Stafford & Associates and the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals in the development of resources for colleges and universities.
TagMaster North America, Inc., RFID systems for automatic vehicle identification were installed at Duke University by T2 Systems.
TRI-ED announced that Axis Communications and Fluidmesh Networks are new vendor partners.
Situational awareness products from Amika Mobile were selected for a Canada Border Services Agency project on testing critical alerts and responses.
CGI was chosen to develop a national security vetting solution for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence. The solution will perform more than 200,000 vetting requests per year, including financial status, address verification, and criminal record checks.
A fireproof vault from Firelock is protecting critical documents at the new Town Hall in Lyme, Connecticut.
L-3 Security & Detection Systems has received an order from the German Ministry of the Interior for more than 100 ProVision Security Scanners.
National School Control Systems has provided its BEARACADE Systems to Mentor Public Schools in Ohio.
Neology, a subsidiary of SMARTRAC Technology Group, has entered into a patent license agreement for licensed products with the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
ADI selected Hikvision as Vendor of the Year for the United States, and Honeywell Cable for Canada.
Carousel Industries was named Commercial Partner of the Year, Americas by Juniper Networks.
HomeWAV was awarded a patent for its Web-based remote visitation system for correctional facilities.
The Medeco M100 Aperio Cylinder with Prox earned the 2014 GOOD DESIGN Award for Protective Equipment from the Chicago Athenaeum. Other winners in the category included the HES KS100 Server Cabinet Lock, the Securitron R100 Surface Mounted Wireless Reader, the Hacker AG Access Control System ASD300, and the VieVu2 from VieVu, Inc.
Milestone Systems has certified BCDVideo’s Nova Server and Storage Series for use with XProtect.
Sennheiser was awarded Preferred Partner Status by NACR.
U.S. Security Care has been approved as a provider of school police by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools.
Wick Hill has earned Government Cyber Essential certification, part of the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Strategy.
ADI has opened a new ADI Express branch in Charleston, South Carolina.
AlliedBarton Security Services hired more than 5,000 military veterans and reservists in 2014, working toward its goal of 25,000 hires in five years.
Automatic Systems has introduced an extended warranty for its pedestrian products; the new warranty period has lengthened from two years to five years.
CNL Software has opened its Middle East Centre of Excellence in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.
A home security system from DSC Intrusion Security was featured on Designing Spaces on the Lifetime television network.
The Federation Against Software Theft has launched a new membership program to help protect software developers in the United Kingdom.
Risk management firm iJET International, Inc., has opened an office in Singapore to support its global network.
Kimberlite Corporation announced that its Fresno, California, central monitoring station assisted law enforcement in 1,081 apprehensions in 2014, for a new record of assists.
Larson Electronics has donated rechargeable LED spotlights to the Lion Guardians conservation in East Africa.
ONVIF has published the Release Candidate for Profile Q, which gives end users and systems integrators tools to connect systems and devices.
Razberi Technologies has moved to a larger headquarters in Farmers Branch, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Securitas Security Services USA added 6,829 veterans to its employee base in 2014 in support of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies that committed to hire 100,000 veterans. So far, the companies have hired more than 217,000 veterans, with a new goal of 300,000.
Securus Technologies has launched a new brand and Web presence in support of its expanding product and service offerings.
Sonim Technologies has formed a Public Safety Advisory Board to ensure that first responders have the best communications tools to do their jobs.
TRI-ED has opened a new branch location in Columbia, Maryland, to serve the Baltimore area.
The Trustworthy Accountability Group, an advertising industry initiative, has launched the Brand Integrity Program Against Piracy to help advertisers avoid damage to their brands.
Vanderbilt has established its international headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany.