Homeland Security


Major Seaport Chooses Intellicheck Mobilisa TWIC Reader

Intellicheck Mobilisa Inc., a provider of access control and wireless security systems, announced that another major seaport agreed to immediately begin pilot testing its new TWIC reader handheld device.

Orsus To Provide Situator Technology At Cyprus Airports

Orsus recently announced it has partnered with Israeli-based systems integrator Orad to implement Situator at two airports in the Republic of Cyprus, Paphos and Larnaka International Airports.

Latest Security Products, Innovations To Be Unveiled At IFSEC

IFSEC, the world’s largest annual security event, will be the platform for numerous product and innovation launches this week at the NEC Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Jailhouse Rocks

Technology in the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey is state-of-the-art, featuring computer control of all inmate housing areas, an integrated perimeter security system, a site-wide duress/panic alarm system and a computerized control center. However, the Bergen County courthouse and jail had some particular challenges that the coaxial (analog) cameras simply could not meet.

Munich Airport Rolls Out Thermal Camera Technology

Munich Airport, officially named Franz Josef Strauss Airport, is located 28 kilometers northeast of Munich, Germany. Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic (34.5 million in 2008), after Frankfurt International Airport.

Walking Away From Security

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to install a $300 million network of digital security cameras to protect its transit system.

Biometrics Protecting Construction Site Of Plutonium Storage Facility

Hand geometry biometric readers are now controlling access to the construction site of the new plutonium storage facility at British Nuclear Group’s Sellafield site in the United Kingdom. The readers were supplied by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies and installed by Human Recognition Systems.

An AES in the Hole

It's no secret that government facilities must have airtight security systems and protocols in place for protecting communications.



The Game Plan

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the American sports industry has increased security at major sporting venues and at high-profile events such as the Super Bowl, World Series and Olympics. Stadiums provide a perfect target for mass casualties and catastrophic economic impact, and even university sports programs are taking the necessary steps to secure their stadiums and campuses against potential threats.

Municipal Utility Powers Up Infrastructure Security With IP Video Upgrade

Intransa recently announced it has been selected by Garland Power & Light, a Texas municipal utility, to upgrade the company’s surveillance systems for physical infrastructure protection.

Telcel, GE Security and Numerex Collaborate to Expand Wireless Security Monitoring

Mexico's largest mobile phone carrier to use GE Security's alarm monitoring panel and Numerex's Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology under Telcel brand.

Forensic Camera Prototypes Developed In Public-Private Partnership Survive Test Bus Explosion

When two camera prototypes were tested in a bombing last month aboard a mass transit bus, not only was the Transportation Security Administration interested, so were the cities of New York, Washington, Chicago and Seattle.

White House Panic Attack

Never mind that the White House has spent trillions of dollars it doesn’t have to jump start the economy, but now a carefully choreographed flight of Air Force One has New Yorkers in a panic.

California Bank Installs IQinVision-Milestone IP Surveillance Solution

IQinVision recently announced that Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California, located in California’s great Central Valley is installing only IQeye cameras in all its bank branches.

SAFRAN To Acquire Majority Stake In GE Security’s Homeland Protection Business

GE announced recently that it has signed a definitive agreement with SAFRAN for SAFRAN to acquire 81 percent of GE Security’s Homeland Protection business for $580 million. Upon close, GE will own 19 percent and SAFRAN will have majority interest with 81 percent. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of both companies, and will be subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Passive, Wireless RFID Sensor To Detect Radiation Threats

Sicel Technologies Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Gentag Inc., to create the world's first passive (no battery), disposable, wireless RFID sensor to detect radiation threats in shipping containers using modified cell phone technology.

Port Security System Protects Fifth Summit Of The Americas

Axcess International Inc. recently that it successfully implemented its comprehensive security system at the Port of Port of Spain in Trinidad & Tobago for the Fifth Summit of the Americas Conference April 17-19.

Canadian Shipping Route Uses IP Video Technology

IndigoVision’s IP video technology is at the heart of a major four-year CCTV upgrade to the Welland Canal section of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Dubbed Highway H2O, the Seaway is the safe, reliable and environmentally friendly transportation route of choice to the heart of North America.

Washington State Deploys Crisis Management System To Protect All Public Schools

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) announced recently that the statewide Critical Incident Planning and Mapping System (CIPMS) is now protecting nearly 2,000 public K-12 schools in the State of Washington. The CIPMS is also protecting 18 of the state’s 35 community colleges.

Snag in the Port

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have a new biometric security system in place, but it may not be that effective since several thousand workers have not picked up their new ID cards.

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

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