Homeland Security


Securing the Homeland

Homeland Security never sleeps. It is a 24/7 operation that can’t afford downtime or periods of reduced readiness. Thermal security cameras have become the visual surveillance sensor of choice for these demanding, high-security missions. For many years, thermal cameras have proven themselves to be the best 24-hour visual surveillance imaging solutions available, and today they are a vital component in our country’s vital homeland security mission, helping to secure our borders, airports, sea ports, nuclear facilities and other critical infrastructure installations.

The Art of Collaboration

People who are new to the Dallas- Fort Worth area may be surprised to hear about its burgeoning art scene. It’s true: Dallas is a lot more cultured than one might expect. And the Dallas Museum of Art has been a cornerstone of the city’s rebirth since it opened in the early 1900s.

By Land or by Sea

Transportation security is a loaded term. There are so many different facets and subsets to transportation security -- such as mass transit, Department of Transportation surveillance and airport security -- and they all present their own challenges. Transportation security is a loaded term. There are so many different facets and subsets to transportation security -- such as mass transit, Department of Transportation surveillance and airport security -- and they all present their own challenges.

Nuclear Protection

The International Special Training Center, near Obninsk in the Russian Federation, includes a training facility for the protection of nuclear materials and installations. The facility opened in May 2009, following an extensive upgrade.

San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot Adds Biometric-Based Access Control System

Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Western Recruiting Region, San Diego has implemented the RAPIDGate Program to increase installation security.

ACC Takes Issue with Greenpeace Approach to Chemical Facility Security

The American Chemistry Council has come out strongly against Greenpeace's stance to ban certain chemicals in order to improve chemical facility security.

NRC Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule on Security of Radioactive Materials

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeks public comment on proposed new regulations that would codify and expand upon recent security measures the agency has imposed for certain sensitive radioactive materials.

Siemens Offers Free CFATS White Paper

Understanding CFATS presents a unique set of challenges to chemical security directors. With Top Screens, Security Vulnerability Assessments, Site Security Plans, and Risk-Based Performance Standards to worry about, finding the right guidance is key.



NIST Develops Blast-Resistant Trash Receptacle Standards

With summer travel season hard upon us, specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have helped create two new standards designed to increase safety as we rush from gate to gate in crowded mass transit centers. Their efforts will help to fortify against potential bomb threats in the nation's transportation centers.

North Carolina Announces System To Quickly Detect, Warn Of Bioterrorism Signals

North Carolina will be the national model for a new system to detect the earliest signs of an impending bioterrorism attack and provide warnings in time to minimize damage to human and animal life as well as the environment.

ESX Maximum Impact Award Winners Announced

On Wednesday the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) awarded its Maximum Impact Award Recipients on its largest exhibit show floor ever.

ADT Completes Digital Network At Washington, D.C. Airports Allowing Migration To Next Generation Of Surveillance Cameras

ADT Security Services recently announced that it has completed work on new digital networks allowing the two major international airports serving the Washington, D.C. area to migrate to the latest generation of video surveillance cameras.

DHS-Designed Camera Employs Image Stitching Technology To Provide 100 Megapixel Resolution

A new video surveillance system currently being developed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) may soon give law enforcement an extra set of eyes. The Imaging System for Immersive Surveillance (or ISIS) takes new video camera and image-stitching technology and bolts it to a ceiling, mounts it on a roof, or fastens it to a truck-mounted telescoping mast.

To Scan or Not to Scan?

In March, the Transportation Security Administration began deploying 150 backscatter imaging technology units, which were purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, in airports across the country. By the end of the year, TSA plans to deploy about 450 of the imaging technology units.

Rochester, N.Y. Uses Pivot3 Technology As Part Of Citywide Surveillance Network

Pivot3 Inc. recently announced the City of Rochester, N.Y., has deployed Pivot3 Serverless Computing as part of its citywide surveillance system that includes more than 100 cameras.

DHS' CSAT Page Addresses Top-Screen Completion Change

The Department of Homeland Security has updated its Chemical Security Assessment Tool's online FAQ page, which allows visitors to submit CFATS-related questions.

Wireless Network Used To Extend Video Surveillance Coverage During 2010 Winter Olympics, Paralympics

Proxim Wireless Corp., a provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystems, recently announced that the City of Vancouver, along with ADT Advanced Integration/Intercon Security and MDT Technical Services, deployed a Proxim wireless network to extend video surveillance throughout the city during the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Dallas Love Field Airport Showcases Security Operations To Latin American Delegation

Avigilon, provider of high definition and megapixel video surveillance systems, announced that one of its customers, Love Field Airport in Dallas, is being showcased today to a delegation of airport executives from Latin America.

Report: Car Thefts Continue Decline In 2009

The National Insurance Crime Bureau reported recently that 2009 marked the nation's sixth consecutive year of declining vehicle thefts in the United States.

Finnish Rail Selects IndigoVision For Pilot IP Surveillance Project

The Finnish Transport Agency for Rail, Maritime and Road Administration, has announced that the pilot project for evaluating an advanced IP-based surveillance system for 11 train stations, was awarded to IndigoVision’s authorized Finnish partner, Taitotekniikka (Kauppahuone Taito Oy).

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - May June 2022

    May / June 2022

    Featuring:

    • The Ying and Yang of Security
    • Installing Smart Systems
    • Leveraging Surveillance
    • Using Mobile Data
    • RIP Covid-19

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