Homeland Security

Report: Security Concerns Drive Growth In Digital Video Surveillance Market

The digital video surveillance systems market exhibits significant growth, driven by heightened public and private security concerns in addition to a technology shift.

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Deploys OnSSI IP Video Management System

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has deployed an IP video management and control solution from On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) to manage feeds from video surveillance cameras at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. and the Boston Common Garage.

Key Design Milestone Reached On FBI Identification Program

The Lockheed Martin-led Next Generation Identification (NGI) team has successfully completed Critical Design Review (CDR) for the system's fingerprint identification capability, clearing the way for further progress on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) new multi-modal, state-of-the-art biometrics system.

TSA Implementing New, Enhanced Threat Detection Capability At Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today it is further bolstering existing explosives detection capabilities by deploying additional tools to screen powdered substances at checkpoints.

Security Executive Council: Change In Mexican Drug Law Will Impact U.S. Businesses, Critical Infrastructure Sectors

The Associated Press reports that on August 21, Mexico decriminalized the possession and use of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and LSD. This change would have a major effect on safety/environmental, legal, human resources and employment operations of businesses that have facilities in Mexico or employees that travel there.

Fundamental Facilities

Technology from the security industry fulfills an essential role in protecting the nation's critical infrastructure. This is defined by a Homeland Security Presidential Directive as physical and virtual systems that are "so vital to the United States that [their] incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety."

United States, Mexico Announce Agreement For Cross-Border Public Security Communications Network

The Departments of Homeland Security and State announced recently that senior officials on the United States-Mexico High-Level Consultative Commission on Telecommunications (HLCC) have signed a bilateral telecommunications agreement to support a new cross border communications network for public safety and law enforcement organizations focused on strengthening border security.

ADT Continuing Expansion Into Public Sector

Security system integration is a key component for ADT, as the company focuses on expanding more of its services to the public sector. ADT emphasized its growing presence in the public sector during a media summit August 24-26. Additionally, the company showcased technology and emerging trends during a tour of its IP technology lab and demo room, and discussed business goals with a diverse panel of security experts.

Suspect Detection Systems To Install Computerized Interrogation System At National Border Crossing

Suspect Detection Systems Inc., a developer of counter-terror and crime prevention technology, announced recently that a 7-digit contract has been signed with a federal agency in a major country to deploy the Cogito rapid interrogation system along a major national border.

Survey: Teachers Want More Emergency Planning, Security Technology To Help Maintain Safety

With more than 53 million students going back to school, a national survey released recently shows that more than one out of 10 teachers believe their school is unprepared to protect kids. The results are part of the second annual ADT Back-to-School Survey conducted by Zogby International.

Ahoy! Port

The Port of Houston tenants more than 150 private industrial companies along the 25-mile-long Houston Ship Channel. The Port of Houston Authority owns and operates the public facilities located on the Houston Ship Channel, which extends over complicated terrain from downtown Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. The terminals were designed to handle virtually any kind of cargo, from heavy containers to dry bulk materials or frozen goods. The port also has two major container terminal locations to move large containers in and out of PHA.

Colombia’s Banco de Occidente Standardizes Security With March Networks

March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, recently announced that Banco de Occidente S.A. will use the company's NVRs and management software to centralize security and loss prevention operations across 200 retail banking branches.

DHS Creating Superconducting Cable To Help Strengthen Resiliency Of Power Grid

Barring the occasional thunderstorm, most Americans take the electric current behind their power buttons for granted, and assume the power will be there when they’re ready to juice an appliance or favorite tech toy. Little do most know, the strain on our electric grid -- which has led to rolling brownouts and the massive 2003 blackout that left 40 million people across the Northeast in the dark -- will only intensify in coming years.

For Your Eyes Only

When employees of a government agency, contractor or research center need to discuss national security issues or other classified topics, they need more than a standard office. They need a place where only authorized staff can enter; they need to know that any stored documents or other materials are safely protected; and, they need to be confident that what is said within the room stays within that room.

Frost & Sullivan Offers Training Courses For Hotel Security Managers To Fend Off Terrorist Threats

Frost & Sullivan has joined forces with international security experts, the SDS Group Ltd., to develop tailor-made hotel training courses for hotel security managers and other staff who may be called upon to respond effectively in the event of a terrorist attack.

OnSSI, Defentect Chosen For Homeland Security Project

On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) and Defentect are working together in a research demonstration project run by San Diego State University's Homeland Security Program and the SDSU Immersive Visualization Center (" Viz Center") that focuses on technologies and best practices needed to address the illicit transport of radiological materials used to make dirty bombs.

Firetide’s MIMO-Based Wireless Mesh Solution Providing Up To 300 MBps Throughput

Firetide Inc., a provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, recently announced the immediate customer availability of its new MIMO-based Firetide HotPort 7000 wireless solution with early customers including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Valley Ag Software achieving up to 300 MBps performance in outdoor environments.

NEMA Announces DHS Award To Write Airport Security Standard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to write a new standard for airport security. Called Digital Communication in Security (DICOS), the standard will enable the prevention, detection, and response to explosive attacks by standardizing the screening of checked bags and other threat risk detection attributes at airports and other security areas.

AMAG Technology, Entrance Controls Partner To Secure Portland International Airport

AMAG Technology and Entrance Controls will partner to provide a security management solution for Portland International Airport’s (PDX) new parking structure and office building. Port of Portland will install a Symmetry Homeland Security Edition System in the new structure which will consist of seven stories of parking space with an additional three top stories of Port office space. The new parking structure will triple PDX’s long-term parking capacity.

Michigan Town Uses IQinVision Megapixel Cameras To Protect Water Resources

IQinVision recently announced that Waterford Township, Mich. is using IQeye megapixel cameras as part of a comprehensive IP video solution to better protect its valuable water resources.

  • The Power of the Open Platform The Power of the Open Platform

    In this interview, sponsored by OpenEye, Eric Fullerton addresses the specific advantages of an open platform solution. He also talks how an end user can streamline operations and reduce cybersecurity risk in the cloud. Reducing the burden on IT will make it easier to manage and maintain video deployments and integrations of all sizes.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - July August 2022

    July / August 2022


    • Place Your Bets
    • Landmark Security
    • Adding Audio to ROI Programs
    • Protecting the Infrastructure
    • Unique Hiring Demands

    View This Issue

  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Infrastructure Solutions Group
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety