B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc., inspired both licensed architects and architects-in-training to vie for top prizes in its inaugural 2017 B.I.G. Architectural Booth Design contest. More than 13,000 invitations were sent to current or former students of the 81 universities in the U.S. recognized by either the National Architectural Accrediting Board or the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Entries came from alumni and undergrads as far away as Malaysia, Colombia, and Albania.
Two award-winning U.S. architects judged the final field of 15 sketches, which were selected based on the buildability of the ideas. The judges praised the combination of indoor and sheltered outdoor space in the submissions. They found that the contest uncovered a broad slice of architectural ideas appropriate to the idea of a guard shelter, whether through a modern approach, a retro vibe, playfulness, or another theme.
The top cash prizes went to Colombian Roberto Caputo for first place, American Benjamin Garcia for second place, and Albanian Frida Vokshi for third place. In the image above, Caputo's design is second from the left in the top row; Garcia's design is on the far right on the bottom row.
"We are pleased to offer these new designs to our customers and look forward to discussing an application for each one of them," says B.I.G. Vice President Dave King.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Abloy UK and Bristol Maid supplied Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with PROTEC2 CLIQ and Traka21 advanced key management systems to improve the security of medicines.
Agent Video Intelligence announced that its innoVi cloud-based video analytics integrate with Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, a service to capture, process, and store video streams for analytics and machine learning.
Allstate Insurance is working with Carpe Data to apply highly predictive online data to claims processing.
Astrophysics Inc. selected Bell and Howell to help increase its service reach and capabilities as the company expands in the United States and Canada.
BIO-key International, Inc., reported that CyberCore Technologies will deploy BIO-key's ID Director for Windows software authentication platform.
Captis Intelligence will provide Rite Aid with asset protection support service from its corporate office in Los Angeles.
The CNL Software Technology Alliance Program will integrate Jacques Technologies' IP Communications Systems with the IPSecurityCenter PSIM integrated situation management solution.
Confidex Ltd. was selected to supply smart tickets to Strömma Finland, the operator of Helsinki Card, which provides access to attractions and museums around the capital of Finland.
Cyberbit supplied ISE Systems with a Cyberbit range for its Cybersecurity Training Center in Paris.
Delta Scientific is working with Knight Brothers Pty. Ltd. in Sydney, Australia, to provide security professionals and public space operators with crash-rated vehicle mitigation solutions.
DNA and Tosibox will provide DNA real estate customers an advanced data security solution for monitoring building automation systems.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission is collaborating with OmniSystems, Inc., to offer its accreditation programs, cybersecurity framework, and consultative services to customers in the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, and other markets.
Mphasis selected Fortinet to deliver advanced threat protection and secure data networks in virtualized platform to service its customers.
Galaxy Control Systems enhanced the level of integration between its System Galaxy Access Control and Cloud Concierge products and Schlage NDE and LE wireless locks from Allegion.
Hikvision USA Inc. worked with integrator Holmes Security Systems to provide a security system for The Lodge at Operation Inasmuch men's shelter in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
ImageWare Systems, Inc., and Secure Channels, Inc., are enhancing the Entertainment Security Operations Center with multifactor biometric authentication.
InfoArmor, Inc., announced that Baird of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will offer PrivacyArmor identity protection as an employer-sponsored benefit to its employees.
Jumio announced a partnership with Meed to provide remote ID verification services for its package of financial services.
Kastle Systems International announced that its KastlePresence is offered at Cushman & Wakefield's 1401 Eye Street premier office building in Washington, D.C. It allows staff and tenants to use smartphones to access the building's perimeter, elevators, and suites.
Kroll announced a partnership with the Center for Internet Security.
Savelberg care center in Gouda, The Netherlands, chose the Conview Care solution from Leertouwer. It includes video surveillance, sound and motion detection, and electronic bracelets.
Leidos and SecurityMatters will provide passive monitoring capabilities to enhance cybersecurity for industrial and critical infrastructure networks.
Magal Security Systems, Ltd., will provide integrated security solutions for a major seaport in East Africa as a subcontractor for Toyota Tsusho Corporation.
BNP Paribas is using the AEOS Security Management Platform from Nedap.
On the Move Systems announced that its subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices will supply intelligent robotic solutions through Allied Universal to supplement security professionals and drive efficiency.
Park Assist installed its M4 camera-based parking guidance systems at Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colorado.
The Louvre in Abu Dhabi is using a Rasilient surveillance video storage system solution.
Salient CRGT, Inc., partnered with Kaseware to integrate its Voyager Query for Law Enforcement within the Kaseware investigative case management system.
The Vienna University of Economics and Business worked with Siemens AG Austria to create a networked video system using SeeTec video management software.
Thales announced that Kashing Ltd. is deploying its payShield 9000 hardware security module to secure online e-commerce and mobile point of sale card readers.
TruTag Technologies is providing its TruTag on-dose identity solution to the Daily Wellness Company, a nutraceutical manufacturer. The TruTag solution is covert and edible.
The Texas Department of Information Resources awarded AT&T a contract to offer managed security services statewide.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department purchased TASER X2 Smart Weapons from Axon.
BIO-key was selected to provide a biometric solution for the Province of British Columbia.
Bruker will deliver RAID M-100 hand-held chemical detectors to the U.S. National Guard.
Centigon France was selected by SCANIA to protect truck cabins for the Danish Armed Forces.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected the CH2M-Merrick Joint Venture to support the Missile Defense Agency's Ballistic Missile Defense Program with electronic and physical security design.
The Philippines Land Transport Office is issuing 500,000 biometric licenses per month, using a system from DERMALOG.
Design Interactive ScreenADAPT, a visual search training program, is being used at the Portland Airport.
The Seagull unmanned surface vessel from Elbit Systems performed mine countermeasures in a joint exercise between the Israeli Navy and the British Royal Navy.
FoxGuard Solutions, Inc., was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a cybersecurity platform to protect military installations across the world.
Herta will install facial recognition solutions in the city of Phuket, Thailand, as part of a safe city initiative.
MacAulay-Brown, Inc., was awarded a task order to help the U.S. Air Force Research Lab streamline business applications and software across the enterprise.
Milestone Systems video management software and Axis Communications network video cameras are helping protect Las Ramblas in Cayala City, Guatemala. EMC Isilon servers provide the data storage.
MSA Safety provided state-of-the-art G1 self-contained breathing apparatus to the Chicago Fire Department.
Orion Communications announced that the Massachusetts State Police selected its AgencyWeb solution to streamline scheduling, deployment of resources, training, supply management, and asset tracking.
Sullivan County Emergency Communications District in Tennessee transitioned to PowerPhone's Total Response solution.
RADWIN announced that Antwerp Police in Belgium chose its JET Point-to-Multipoint solutions to build a video surveillance network.
The Brazilian Ministry of Education is using the ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver from Research Electronics International to detect cheating at standardized testing.
Siklu Inc. announced that its MultiHaul radios were selected by Wichita, Kansas, to provide wireless connectivity for cameras deployed in the city's Old Town district.
Threat Sketch was awarded a contract from the National Institute for Hometown Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help develop innovative solutions for the critical infrastructure community.
Wireless video experts xG Technology, Inc., will supply hand-held intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance devices to the U.S. Army.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Hosting company 3W Infra achieved compliance with ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS standards, according to audit company Noordbeek B.V.
A+ Technology & Security Solutions was named 2017 Education Partner of the Year by Axis Communications.
Akoustis Technologies, Inc., announced that its wafer fabrication facility in Canandaigua, New York, achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. It also received new patents related to its piezoelectric materials, resonators, RF filters, and their applications.
Arxys Software Orchestrated Storage is now a Milestone Certified Solution.
Convergint Technologies was named 2017 National Systems Integrator of the Year by Axis Communications.
Detection Technology was granted ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015
Hanwha Techwin's high-performance chipset Wisenet 5 won the Grand Prize at the High-Tech Safety Industry Product and Technology Awards 2017.
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) was named Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Palm Beach County.
IdeaScale announced its FedRAMP authorization.
Lieberman Software Corporation announced that its Rapid Enterprise Defense Identity Management is certified for Microsoft Azure Government.
Mimecast Limited was named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe.
Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, received SAFETY Act Certification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The arena is managed and operated by Olympia Entertainment.
The VARIO2 IP Hybrid Illuminator from Raytec won an award for Innovative Achievement (Video Surveillance) at the Detektor International Awards 2017.
Rohde & Schwarz achieved U.S. Transportation Security Administration certification for Its R&S QPS200 Security Scanner.
RSA announced that its NetWitness Suite was added to the U.S. Department of Defense Information Network Approved Product List.
Cloudera named Securonix Inc. the Cloudera APAC Technology Partner of the Year.
SmartMetric announced that its biometric card is protected by five new patents.
Suprema was recognized with the Best Product Award in the ID & Access Control category at the Detektor Awards.
VIPRE Security won the Channelnomics Innovation Award.
Votiro received the Common Criteria Certification from the Australian Signals Directorate following evaluation by BAE Systems.
Alarm Lock Systems, a division of NAPCO, launched a new website at www.alarmlock.com.
The Alliance for Cyber Risk Governance introduced its risk framework initiative at its inaugural conference. The alliance plans to establish four working groups responsible for expanding on the initial recommendations.
Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and Tuan Nguyen founded the Artificial Intelligence World Society to foster the ethical development, implementation, and advancement of artificial intelligence.
Quebec's Bureau de la Sécurité Privée launched a new website at www.bspquebec.ca/en as an essential reference portal for the private security industry.
Cisco and INTERPOL agreed to share threat intelligence as the first step in jointly fighting cybercrime.
The Cloud Security Alliance released the CSA Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance, which provides guidance in complying with the European General Data Protection Regulation.
Contemporary Services Corporation renamed its Las Vegas employee training center in honor of an employee, Erick Silva, who was fatally shot during the attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Datacenter.com announced the official opening of its Amsterdam flagship colocation data center.
Ernst & Young LLP acquired E-STET, which will join its Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services.
Exterro Inc. announced a new educational website to educate lawyers on the e-discovery implications within the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
The Special Investigations Unit of the International Centre for Sport Security established a confidential Sport Integrity Hotline to help athletes, fans, and others report misconduct and sport integrity issues in the United States and Canada.
Karamba Security was invited to join the Automotive-Information and Sharing Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC).
KOLOGIK acquired the assets of COPsnyc of Dallas, Texas, to create a law enforcement regional data sharing network across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the Industrial Internet Consortium formed a formal liaison to advance the Industrial Internet of Things.
Midpoint Security is offering a free edition of CredoID access control software, which is compatible with HID VertX controllers, Edge IP readers, Mercury controllers, Suprema biometric IP, and wireless Aperio locks by Assa Abloy.
The mobotour team is seeking three individuals to serve on the company's advisory board—one in middle school, one in high school, and one in college. Learn more at mobotour.com/mobotour_advisoryboard_contest.
Nuctech launched a new branch in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in Ontario, Canada, used 16 ODSecurity Soter RS Body Scanners to perform 139,600 scans in 2017, yielding 4,774 positive scans that uncovered mobile phones, weapons, and drugs.
Ontario Power Generation and more than 30 partner organizations successfully completed a large-scale, emergency preparedness exercise at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.
The Security Industry Association created the Autonomous Security Robots Working Group.
SecurityMetrics released the 2018 Guide to HIPAA Compliance to help explain HIPAA requirements.
Traffic & Parking Control Company opened a Minnesota Service Center in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.