June 2018 Industry News

Security by Industry
June 2018 Industry News
 

​CRIME DETERRANCE

The Armadillo is a repurposed armored truck that the Utica Police Department in New York uses to discourage crime in the area. The vehicle is deployed to problem locations based on community complaints, largely for quality of life issues. It is also used in locations where shots have been fired or where gun violence is likely to occur based on historical data and police information.

Hikvision USA Inc. worked with integrator TAS Electronics to furnish a full-scale surveillance system for the vehicle. The companies provided high-resolution cameras that can see in the dark and can be remotely controlled through a smartphone app.

Six Hikvision turret cameras and two Hikvision pan-tilt-zoom dome cameras were installed on the vehicle for comprehensive panoramic surveillance. To provide 65 days of video storage and recovery, TAS installed a 32-channel Hikvision Pro-Series DS-9616NI-I8 NVR with 12 TB of storage.

The collaboration resulted in a resource that improves crime monitoring and deterrence, making the streets safer for the citizens of Utica.

 

PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS

NLP Logix deployed 3xLOGIC integrated video and access control at its Jacksonville, Florida headquarters, with the help of Bates Security.

Ashridge Group will manage and deliver security services for ENGIE, which will include guards, executive protection, event security, and countersurveillance.

ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware provided more than 200 HES KS200 Server Cabinet Locks for the Forsythe Data Center in Illinois.

Atris Technology and Advanced Fraud Solutions established a partnership to deliver instant, automated check fraud prevention at banks.

Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh worked with Synaptic Security Resources to develop a comprehensive security program that includes BluePoint Alert Solutions.

Bold Technologies contracted a second data center with CoreSite in Los Angeles, California, for its hosted Cloud solution, Manitou Cloud Services.

Vitek Industrial Video Products signed with Captis Intelligence as a preferred manufacturer integration and sales partner.

Identiv, Inc., is partnering with Corvus Integration to enhance border control security through a combined biometric and smart card solution.

Cynerio announced that Rambam Health Care Campus is piloting Cynerio's cybersecurity technology to protect its medical device ecosystem from cyberthreats.

DRONE VOLT extended its commercial network in Germany through a partnership with Germandrones GmbH.

Duo Security and DrFirst announced integration of Duo's two-factor authentication with DrFirst's e-prescription system for controlled substances.

Jabil Inc. will leverage GoPro, Inc., technology under a global technology and equipment license.

Hikvision entered a partnership with Corinthians, the São Paulo-based Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A football club. Hikvision will provide AI-powered facial recognition cameras, DarkFighter cameras, and Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras, as well as access control equipment.

Kentec fire safety control panels have been chosen for use on the Red Funnel Ferry Group's vehicle ferries that operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom.

Luxul entered into a distribution agreement with Herman Pro AV.

Metal Defender worked with AGB, Chicago Police, and U.S. Secret Service to provide security for an Obama Foundation event.

Leonardo and Nozomi Networks partnered to provide Nozomi monitoring and threat detection capabilities to Leonardo's comprehensive Cyber Protection Program for Industrial and Critical National Infrastructures.

OnSSI welcomed SP DYNAMIC as a manufacturer's representative for Canada.

PSA added Treeno Software to the PSA Business Solutions Program.

RiskIQ announced an integration partnership with Flashpoint.

SALTO Systems hired Timarron Partners, Inc. to market SALTO products in Texas and the Southwest.

Sielox LLC appointed Bassett Sales Corporation as its representative in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii.

Senstar worked with Faith Group LLC and installer Standard Electric to deploy a multilayer intrusion detection system for an airport.

Vanderbilt announced that its SPC intrusion system now integrates with Dutch company Triplence Technologies' Aperium box.

VerifyMe, Inc. announced a reseller agreement with eAgile, which will offer its clients VerifyMe-enabled HP Indigo Security ElectroInk. VerifyMe also announced a marketing and selling agreement with S-One Labels & Packaging.

VirTra, Inc., received delivery orders for law enforcement simulators under a contract by the U.S. Department of State.

Yubico and Duo Security announced a joint solution that allows government agencies and contractors to accelerate IT modernization efforts while complying with the most stringent level of federal digital identity and authentication requirements.

 

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Virginia Beach Police Department purchased 1,060 Axon body and in-car cameras for agencywide deployment.

Mexico's Cancun Airport operator ASUR selected Bosch cameras for its new video surveillance system.

CNC Technologies was selected by the Ontario Police Department in California to deploy an airborne mission suite for transmission of video and data to fixed and mobile sites.

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. reported on a U.S. Department of Defense customer order for its tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform.

Endeavor Robotics received an order for its Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles from the U.S. Marine Corps.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Army Geospatial Center awarded General Dynamics a contract for research, integration, development, and support.

An agreement to promote research, knowledge exchange, and innovation within the information and communication technologies sector has been signed by Italtel and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy's national research council.

Metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur installed a safety barrier along the Promenade des Anglais that was made by Maccaferri and J&S Franklin.

Milestone Systems video management software is protecting the Port of Antwerp, Belgium.

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced that Pepperdine University ordered Trilogy Networx Locks for use on its campus in Malibu, California.

NC4 announced that the Fort Myers Police Department chose its Street Smart to help in the fight against crime.

Charleston International Airport selected Pivot3 hyperconverged solutions for IT and security infrastructure.

Rasilient announced that Fairbanks International Airport upgraded its video surveillance system with Rasilient forensic-grade servers and storage.

Raytheon Company built two small satellites for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Millennium Engineering and Integration. The satellites have flexible radio frequency receivers to help teams locate emergency beacons in remote areas, such as the Arctic.

Lexington-Fayette Waste Water Management upgraded its toxic and combustible gas detection systems to technology from Sierra Monitor Corporation.

SOC LLC, a Day & Zimmermann company, has a protective force contract for the Nevada National Security Site under the U.S. Department of Energy.

ThreatQuotient participated in the annual DEFNET exercise hosted by the French Cyber Command. ThreatQuotient's threat intelligence platform was used by all delegations' military personnel throughout the 10-day event.

 

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

AFL received the 2017 Spartanburg Community College Economic Visionaries Award.

BlackRidge Technology International, Inc., announced that a Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation certificate was awarded to its Cryptographic Module by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

British Standards Institution certified Hitachi Consulting to a new standard of excellence in data protection, privacy, and security under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Critical Start announced a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Threat Analytics.

Crossmatch announced that its mobile NOMAD 60 Wireless Reader received the FBI Appendix F and Mobile Identification FAP 60 certifications.

Dahua Technology received an iF Design Award for its Eye in the Sky Robot from iF International Forum Design.

ILC Dover announced that its Flex-Wall dry floodproofing solution completed rigorous testing to Factory Mutual standards.

Johnson Controls announced that its VideoEdge network video recording platform from American Dynamics is certified as meeting the highest level of third-party cybersecurity standards from UL.

Middle Atlantic Products was awarded the Excellence in Product Innovation Awards Grand Prize from the National Systems Contractors Association for its Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate.

MSA Security was granted a U.S. patent for its innovative explosive screening process, Advanced Alarm Resolution.

Radiflow won a Cybersecurity Excellence Award for its iSID Industrial IDS solution in the category Critical Infrastructure Security.

TrustedGate from Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity was honored with the Network Computing Award in the category Security Product of the Year. The awards are presented by Network Computing Magazine.

Seclore announced that Info Security Products Guide named Seclore's Enterprise Rights Management solution a winner in four categories of its Global Excellence Awards.

SecurityMetrics was presented with a Silver Stevie Award in the Contact Center of the Year category.

Trace Eye-D received ISO Certification 9001:2015 from BQC Certifications.

VITEC announced that its MGW Ace Encoder received certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command of the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Accellera Systems Initiative formed a Proposed Working Group to define security assurance requirements for IP.

Turnstile manufacturer Aeroturn LLC has had a 100 percent customer retention rate for more than 15 years.

Allegiant Fire Protection acquired the inspection and fire alarm assets of Valley Fire Protection Services of Batavia, Illinois.

Allied Universal acquired Covenant Security Services, Ltd., a Philadelphia-based security firm.

ASSA ABLOY launched ASSA ABLOY Academy, a consolidation of its training programs for security professionals.

British Standards Institution launched third party verification and certification to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's

Cybersecurity Framework.

Conformance Technologies expanded its Reno, Nevada, headquarters facility and workforce.

Convergint Technologies acquired Utah-based Alphacorp.

Dahua Technology is releasing consumer products with the brand Lechange.

Dataguise joined the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Eastar (HK) Ltd. shipped its 25 millionth fire notification product.

Elite Investigations, Ltd., a national security guard services provider based in New York City, celebrated its 38th year in business.

The FIDO Alliance expanded its certification program to include multilevel security evaluations for authenticators such as physical security keys and biometrics in mobile devices and PCs.

Hanwha spun off its security business, making it a separate accounting entity that is owned by the same parent company. It retains the Hanwha Techwin corporate name and Wisenet product branding.

Helix TCS, Inc,. signed a merger agreement with Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc., doing business as BioTrackTHC.

IOActive, Inc., expanded its global lab and research facilities in Madrid.

Janus Global Operations found and cleared a daily average of 172 explosive remnants of war, unexploded ordnance, and other explosive devices throughout 2017 in conflict or post-conflict sites.

Lamperd Less Lethal is opening a new assembly facility for Pepper Blast that will operate under the authority of E.J.C. Security Services, Inc.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Board of Governors expanded the trade association's scope to encompass transportation systems powered by the U.S. electroindustry. NEMA also published the 2018 edition of Electrical Standards & Products Guide, a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards and technical documents.

PrivacyRules, a professional alliance on privacy expertise, launched its global business consortium to the international marketplace.

ScholarChip is making a version of its enterprise-class visitor management program available to eligible schools free of charge.

Securitas will acquire the Kratos Public Safety and Security division from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.

The Security Industry Association established the SIA Women in Security Forum to support the participation of women in the security industry.

SecurityScorecard released a new study, 2018 Government Cybersecurity Report, that identifies significant security weaknesses in federal, state, county, and municipal government agencies.

Sensofusion is doubling its manufacturing capacity to keep up with demand for its drone defense technology.

Senstar announced that its video management software division (formerly Aimetis) has a new home in Waterloo, Ontario.

When Northwest Church of Christ in Dayton, Ohio, was broken into recently, Sonitrol of SW Ohio, using technology from 3xLOGIC, worked with local law enforcement to apprehend the intruder.

Superion, LLC, acquired Public Safety Corporation to provide a unified software platform to transform public service operations.

Traction Guest introduced a dedicated Canadian data center for its visitor management system.

Viakoo released a white paper, Shrinking the Cyberattack Surface by Hardening Physical Security Systems.

Vitech was the title sponsor of Hacklahoma, the University of Oklahoma's inaugural hackathon, which was held in March.