Watching The Port

Security by Industry
Industry News September 2014
 

Louisiana’s Port Fourchon is an important gateway for oil imports into the United States and it services deep water oil exploration and production sites in the Gulf of Mexico. The port’s patchwork of video surveillance equipment was growing obsolete and unable to support the safety standards designed to handle hazardous situations that could develop there.

Port officials chose Milestone XProtect Enterprise software to integrate cameras, video analytics, and data across the whole port and to share information with the port’s partners, including private companies and local law enforcement. The new system provides a high degree of situational awareness and response capabilities for the local police, sheriff, emergency operations center, and port administrative offices. Watch a video about the project via the Security Management app for iPad and Android tablet devices.

PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS

American Dynamics IP video surveillance solution is part of a unified loss prevention program for the new Century 21 retail store in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Tyco Integrated Security was the integrator on the project.

Castel has supplied an IP-video intercom solution for Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Lyrico installed the system at various locations in the multibuilding campus, including in the parking garage and at barrier gates.

CBORD and Allegion PLC are pro­viding a new access control and se­­curity solution to Northeastern University in Boston for its residence halls and other facilities.

Datawatch Systems is providing access control services to three properties in Houston: Galleria Office Towers I and II and the Galleria Financial Center.

Fingerprint technology from Digital­Persona, Inc., has been integrated into a point-of-sale system for New Look, a fashion retailer.

Eaton is collaborating with EMC Technology to deliver an integrated power management solutions platform.

Entertainment Protection Group was hired to create the emergency preparedness plan for Rock the Garden 2014, a summer concert in Minneapolis. The company also provided medical and security personnel for the event.

ENTERTECH SYSTEMS and Paxton have announced the BioConnect for Net2, an application that supports the integration of Suprema biometric readers and Paxton’s Net2 access control solution.

Fluidmesh Networks and Mobile CCTV Ltd. provided wireless video monitoring of the Cheltenham Festival in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Included in the system were cameras and other equipment from Pelco, Arecont Vision, Dedicated Micros, and Network Video Technologies.

A new partnership between Genetec and MacKay Meters will offer streamlined integration between the MacKay Guardian Multi Elite pay station and Genetec’s AutoVu license plate recognition system for improved parking enforcement.

HID Global and Proxama have partnered to create a solution for rapid deployment of secure mobile Web-based coupon and loyalty programs.

Hikvision USA and Milestone Systems worked with Alpha TSi to implement a project to protect hundreds of schools throughout Montreal.

The National Consumer Reporting Association has entered into a strategic partnership with NXG Strategies, LLC, to provide identity theft protection to its members and to consumers.

Netpower, Inc., has become a Honeywell Authorized Dealer for Commercial Security Systems.

Solar tracking power station Ningxia Zhongwei Tianjingshan has deployed NVRs and encoders from IndigoVision as part of its security system.

Norbain has become an IQinVision Distribution Partner and will distribute IQinVision’s cameras throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Lumidigm has appointed MTRIX as an authorized distributor in Europe.

MorphoTrak has partnered with Identity One as integrator to deliver a weatherproof biometric access and time-and-attendance system to a large freight railroad company.

PSA Security Network has announced that ZKAccess and BCDVideo are new vendor partners.

PureTech Systems Inc. has integrated its PureActiv wide-area surveillance solution with FLIR’s SA180 Thermo­Vision thermal imager.

Specified Technologies, Inc., is providing its electronic barrier management for controlling fires to Parkland Hospital in Dallas County, Texas.

Synectics is performing surveillance system retrofit work for Solaire Casino in the Philippines.

TracPlus Global and IDV Solutions have formed a technical partnership to integrate the TracPlus GPS tracking and messaging system and IDV Solutions Visual Command Center software.

The New Orleans Saints football team has selected Veri­First Background Screening, LLC, as its primary employee screening provider.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Implant Sciences Corporation has won a bid for its explosives trace detectors to be supplied to Minsk National Airport in Belarus.

IndigoVision cameras and software are part of a security update for the Royal Docks in London, England. DSSL Group designed the upgrade.

Intergraph Government Solutions was awarded a five-year contract to provide its computer-aided dispatch system to the U.S. Marine Corps.

IQinVision has supplied cameras to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center to monitor experiments.

Magal Security Systems has entered into a contract with the Kenyan Airport Authority to secure critical areas at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The project includes multiple surveillance and access control technologies, which are integrated by Magal’s Fortis4G physical security information management system.

OD Security has sold three SOTER RS Through Body Scanners to Hong Kong Correctional Services for use in drug interdiction in high-security establishments.

Teleste video surveillance solutions were selected to enforce security operations related to the G20 leader’s summit to be held in Queensland, Australia, in November. The equipment will be delivered to Australian Federal Police and Queensland State Police and integrated by Optical Solutions Australia.

The Washington Homeland Secu­rity Roundtable has launched an industry academy in conjunction with the U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection.

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Axis Communications has received a Red Dot Design Award for the design of its AXIS P5415-E PTZ Dome Network Camera. The award was presented by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

Boon Edam Inc. announced that its Speedlane 300 barrier optical turnstile has been certified to conform with UL325 and CSA22.2#247 standards by Intertek Group PLC.

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has earned seismic certification to International Building Code Standards for its portfolio of life safety systems.

The Medeco Maxum deadbolt was reviewed in the June issue of Consumer Reports and found to be the highest- scoring lock that was tested.

The Mobilab BLS bottled liquid scanner from One Resonance Sensors, LLC, received accreditation from the European Civil Aviation Conference, allowing it to be used at airport security checkpoints in the region.

Razberi Technologies was named Milestone Systems 2014 technology partner of the year.

Samsung Techwin America was awarded two 2014 Govies Awards for two network video recorders. The awards were presented by Security Products.

Securitas Canada, Ltd., has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification for the management of security services.

Training from the Smart Card Alli­ance has been certified by the U.S. General Services Administration for certifying engineers to work on the enterprise physical access systems to be used with PIV and PIV-I credentials.

Smartvue Corporation won a Government Security Award from Security Products for cloud surveillance.

Spectra Logic received the Technology Connect Select Partner of the Year award from EMC.

The VESDA-E aspirating smoke detector by Xtralis was awarded a Govies Award in Fire & Life Safety in the United States, plus an award for Best Product Innovation—Fire Alarm and Security at the MIPS Moscow International Exhibition.

A new biometric card from Zwipe was named the winner of the identification category of the American SESAMES Award at the CARTES Secure Connexions Show. In the category of emerging payments, Oberthur Technologies was recognized for its omni-channel wallet. The award for card manufacturing innovation went to SkimProt Ltd. for its SkimProt anti-skimming multilayer protective label.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADI has launched a mobile Web site that allows dealers to order from the company via smartphone or mobile device. ADI has also introduced new Web sites for Canada and Puerto Rico.

Brady has launched a new Web site at BradyBrandProtection.com to showcase its product authentication and brand protection offerings.

CompTIA has introduced CertMaster, an online learning solution to help individuals learn and retain technical information.

ControlScan has redesigned its PCI Compliance Guide blog and Web site at pcicomplianceguide.org.

Endgame, Inc., has acquired Onyxware Corporation, a mobile security company.

ETS has enhanced the security of its TOEFL English proficiency test program with biometric voice identification.

The FIDO Alliance has announced that Visa has joined its board of directors.

Fingerprint Cards has acquired Ana­catum Design AB to strengthen its intellectual property portfolio.

FJC Security Services is opening a new office in Pennsylvania.

Global Guardian has added China to the list of countries it provides personnel tracking, emergency response, security, medical support, and evacuation services in.

Oncam Grandeye has added a mobile app for Android devices to its options for viewing and managing business intelligence and security systems.

Smartvue has released a free video surveillance camera mapping tool.

Tyco International shareholders vote this month on moving the headquarters from Switzerland to Ireland.

United Electronic Recycling LLC has added a nationwide data security service to include on-site hard drive shredding and data wiping.

Uruguay’s National Emergency System (SINAE) has launched Guia Familiar para la Reduccion de Riesgos (Family Guide to Risk Reduction) as part of a program to promote community resilience. The book emphasizes prevention measures and how to respond to emergencies, such as floods, fires, electrical outages, and more.

US Signal has opened its Grand Rap­ids East Data Center, which offers enhanced security, power, and fire suppression, and is monitored around the clock.

West Virginia University has launched the LiveSafe app, a free mobile application that empowers the campus community to share information regarding emergencies and potential threats. The campus student government and police department collaborated to bring the app to campus.