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.
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 Megan Weadock
- Jul 01, 2010
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.
- By Fredrik Nilsson
- Jul 01, 2010
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.
- By Katharina Geutebruck
- Jul 01, 2010
Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Western Recruiting Region, San Diego has implemented the RAPIDGate Program to increase installation security.
The American Chemistry Council has come out strongly against Greenpeace's stance to ban certain chemicals in order to improve chemical facility security.
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.
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.
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 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.
On Wednesday the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) awarded its Maximum Impact Award Recipients on its largest exhibit show floor ever.
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.
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.
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.
- By Megan Weadock
- Jun 01, 2010
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.
The Department of Homeland Security has updated its Chemical Security Assessment Tool's online FAQ page, which allows visitors to submit CFATS-related questions.
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.
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.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau reported recently that 2009 marked the nation's sixth consecutive year of declining vehicle thefts in the United States.
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).