Homeland Security


RFID Tracking, Monitoring Nuclear Material Containers

RFID devices have widely been used for tracking for years; recently, scientists from U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a unique tracking technology that also monitors the environmental and physical conditions of containers of nuclear materials in storage and transportation.

ISC Quest

This year’s ISC West Exposition wrapped up last Friday as a resounding success. Sure, attendance was a little down, but the show floor was still bustling each day -- a sight that left me reassured about the state of our industry during these troubling times.

Belgian Police Department Uses Fingerprint Capture System

For its 100th anniversary, the Belgian Police Department's Legal Identification Division is getting an innovative fingerprint capture system. Steria Benelux has been chosen to equip the Technical and Scientific Police Department's Legal Identification Division with a fingerprint-capture system.

Top Eye View’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Patrolling U.S.-Mexico Border

In November, in the Falfurrias and Rio Grande Valley areas of South Texas, representatives from local, state and federal agencies observed a 360-degree aerial view of six to eight square miles along the U.S. border, and were able to identify and detain alien immigrants with the help of Top Eye View Inc., providers of real-time video-streaming aerial observation platforms.

Seattle Police Monitor Mardi Gras Festivities With Wireless Video Surveillance

Azalea Networks recently announced a milestone for law enforcement in the City of Seattle. The Seattle Police Department successfully deployed Azalea’s wireless mesh network to establish a flexible video surveillance operation during the annual Mardi Gras celebration in the historic downtown neighborhood known as Pioneer Square.

Pivot3 Wins Best In Show At SIA’s New Product Showcase

Pivot3 won SIA’s Best in Show Award at the 2009 New Product Showcase for its Serverless Computer storage solution at ISC West. Pivot3 provides clustered architecture that delivers large-scale, high-bandwidth storage using off-the-shelf hardware components combined with specialized software.

American Science And Engineering Demonstrates New Parcel Inspection Systems

American Science and Engineering Inc. recently announced the introduction of two new Gemini Parcel Inspection Systems: Gemini 7555 and Gemini 100100. These systems along with the Gemini 6040 provide customers with a selection of systems to inspect everything from mail, baggage and break-bulk cargo within mailrooms, lobbies, checkpoints, airports, high threat facilities and other security-sensitive areas.

VidSys, ShotSpotter Partner To Improve Real-Time Situation Management, Response

VidSys, provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, recently announced that it has partnered with ShotSpotter Inc., provider of acoustic surveillance systems used for gunshot and explosion location and detection that achieves proven results for law enforcement, homeland security and military agencies.



Alvarion Showcases Video Surveillance Solutions

Alvarion Ltd., provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, will be showcasing its end-to-end video surveillance solutions for enhanced public safety and security at ISC West Booth 39038.

Countering a Calamity

In today’s world, any manufacturing or critical infrastructure facility is at risk of a terrorist attack.

Arizona Police Department Uses Mobile Technology To Improve Communications

In Motion Technology recently announced that its solutions have been deployed by the Tempe (Ariz.) Police Department to put reliable, secure, real-time information at the fingertips of its officers in the field, enhance the department’s ability to manage assets in the field, and strengthen law enforcement efforts.

Simulated Campus Emergency Exercise Conducted At University Of North Florida

GlobalOptions Group Inc. a provider of domestic and international risk management services, recently announced that James Lee Witt Associates (JLWA), its Crisis Management and Preparedness Services Division joined key personnel from The Management Experts LLC, JB Coxwell Disaster Services and i.d.e.a.s.-Orlando in conducting a “Secure Scholar” functional exercise on the campus of the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, Fla. in late March.

Bank Of Hawaii Pilots 3VR Security’s Facial Surveillance, Intelligent Video Technologies

As new technologies and a struggling economy continue to fuel increased crime rates, a new relationship with San Francisco-based 3VR Security Inc. will provide customers of Diebold with expanded solutions for deterring crime.

Former NSA Director To Keynote Public Security And Safety Expo At ISC West

Lt. Gen. Kenneth A. Minihan, former director of the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency, will deliver the keynote address at Public Security and Safety Expo at ISC West at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 2 in Sands Expo Center Room 602 in Las Vegas.

Mexico City Suburb Turns To SAMSUNG | GVI Security Camera Technology

SAMSUNG | GVI Security recently announced that Naucalpan de Juarez, a city of more than 1 million people on the outskirts of Mexico City, is using SAMSUNG | GVI Security cameras to help better police the city, one of Mexico’s most industrialized municipalities. Because of the accelerated development of its industry, today Naucalpan is considered one of the most important municipalities in Mexico but is also in the country’s Top 5 for number of police reports. The city has been averaging 170 reported thefts a month.

Port Of Wilmington To Monitor Non-TWIC Visitors With Siemens Video Surveillance System

Recently, Port of Wilmington security officials received the Coast Guard’s permission to leverage its Siveillance SiteIQ video surveillance system to monitor truckers and port visitors not carrying Transportation Worker Identification Credential.

EVT Video Surveillance Management System Protects Israeli Border

EVT, a developer of networked video management and recording software, recently announced that ElbitSec, a subsidiary of Elbit group, has deployed the Vertex Video management and NVR software suite for its border protection project around the city of Jerusalem. The installation marks the first defense deployment of EVT’s software.

IP Summit A Success At GovSec

All in all, GovSec 2009 was a smashing success. Tradeshow organizers from the 1105 Government Information Group put together an incredible show for both GovSec and FOSE. Security Products magazine was equally successful in planning and coordinating our first ever IP Summit. We look forward to hosting another event in 2010.

Lockheed Martin Named Biometrics Systems Integrator Company Of The Year

Lockheed Martin has been named the Biometrics Systems integrator “Company of the Year” by Frost and Sullivan, recognizing the company’s leadership in developing innovative biometrics solutions for a wide range of customers.

Amsterdam Airport To Test Iris Recognition Systems

Sarnoff Corp., a provider of iris imaging technology, recently announced it has been selected by the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to test its Iris on the Move (IOM) Portal iris recognition system.

  • Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

    In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.

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