Homeland Security


Risk Analysis Center Provides Protection For Super Bowl

The City of Tampa, Fla. Police Department partnered with Digital Sandbox Inc., a provider of dynamic risk management solutions for homeland security, to manage all risk elements for Super Bowl XLIII.

Toronto Airport Deploys Quantum Secure Identity Management/Access Control System

Quantum Secure recently announced it has deployed its SAFE software suite for Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Dolphin Stadium Sporting IP Video Surveillance System

To help protect and enhance the game-day experience, the NFL's Miami Dolphins recently turned to GE Security and Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Integration Solutions to provide an advanced IP video surveillance system at Dolphin Stadium.

Aviglion Named To 2009 'Ready To Rocket' List

Avigilon recently announced the company has been named to Rocket Builders’ 2009 “Ready to Rocket” list. Each year, based on analysis of trends that will drive growth in the information technology sector, Rocket Builders, a market strategy and consulting firm, identifies 25 private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the trends for growth.

Panasonic To Provide IP-Based Surveillance System At New MLS Stadium

When a new Major League Soccer stadium and waterfront complex opens in 2010 just south of Philadelphia, along the historic Delaware River in Chester, Pa., it will incorporate a networked surveillance system based on Internet protocol from Panasonic System Solutions Company.

Sole of Security

Often chided for his decisions about homeland security and furthering democracy, former President George W. Bush heard numerous disparaging remarks from the media during his eight-year presidency, only to have the last couple of months marred with a shoe-throwing incident in Baghdad.

Finding the Right Formula

Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the government instituted increased levels of security planning for critical infrastructures in the United States. Not surprisingly, the petrochemical industry is one of 14 sectors deemed by the Patriot Act of 2001 to be of high criticality and sensitivity.

Trial and Error

With 1.3 million workers at 3,200 port facilities and on 10,000 U.S. flagged vessels, the initial TWIC roll-out seemed like a good place to start securing U.S. transportation locations. The Transportation Security Administration is requiring all port employees to use tamper-resistant smart cards, which include encrypted magnetic stripes, bar codes, and contact and contactless technologies.



Future of Preparedness

The sun has set on the manual emergency operations center.

Vehicle Tracking Solution Helps Super Bowl Security

KORE Telematics, a digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine communications, and U.S. Fleet Tracking, a provider of automatic vehicle location solutions, will help Gameday Operations ensure security at this year’s Super Bowl. The joint solution will track vehicles carrying all key NFL and entertainment personalities, including the AFC and NFC champion teams, throughout Super Bowl XLIII week in Tampa Bay, Fla.

ASIS Foundation Releases Report On Security For Tall Buildings

As tall buildings, including high-rises, become more common, the security and the safety of their occupants merit attention. According to a new Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) Report, tall buildings are exposed to all the normal security risks -- crime, disorder and emergencies -- that threaten any street-level or campus-style building.

Aimetis Platform To Be Installed At Munich Airport Terminal

Aimetis Corp., a provider of intelligent IP video surveillance software, recently announced that Aimetis Symphony will be installed as the video surveillance software platform in Munich Airport’s Terminal One.

Secure Strategy Group Formed

Rampart Partners LLC, a business consulting firm focused on the security industry, recently announced that its founders Robert Rutkowski and Joseph Costa are joining forces with Scott Greiper, formerly a managing director at Legend Merchant Group and head of the firm's Convergent Security Group. The three business and security industry experts have launched a new entity called Secure Strategy Group.

Wireless Video Surveillance System Watching Over Campus Of California University

California State University, Long Beach, one of the nation's largest public universities, is watching over its campus with a wireless video surveillance system similar to those used at Super Bowl XLII and in cities such as Chicago and Dallas.

Magal Security Systems To Protect U.S. International Border Crossing

Magal Security Systems recently announced that it has received, through its U.S.-based subsidiary, an order to supply a security and protection system for a major United States international border crossing. The order is expected to be delivered during 2009.

ICx Technologies Provides Security Equipment For Inauguration

ICx Technologies announced recently that, in response to a high-priority need, it provided four SkyWatch towers, two DefendIR thermal cameras, four IBAC biological sensor units and two Illuminator cameras to help insure security for the inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Capital and on the National Mall Tuesday.

Presidential Inauguration Security Detail Uses Emergency Text Messaging System

With more than 2 million people expected to attend the historic swearing in of President-elect Barack Obama, 58 law enforcement agencies in the District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions will rely on Alert DC, an interoperable emergency text messaging system provided by Cooper Notification, to coordinate the largest security and safety operation for a presidential inauguration in the nation’s history.

Abu Dhabi Customs Using Integrated Border Security Solution

The integration of Perceptics LLC’s Under Vehicle Inspection System and Arabic License Plate Reader imaging technology with cargo X-ray inspection systems from American Science and Engineering Inc. at strategic border check points enhances the ability of the Abu Dhabi Customs to protect the United Arab Emirate’s borders while facilitating trade and collecting revenues through effective customs operations as per the directorate strategic priorities.

Australian Sports Venue Sees Results After Upgrading From Analog System

Avigilon recently announced that Canberra Stadium, an international sports venue in Australia’s capital city, has deployed the Avigilon High Definition surveillance system to monitor patrons, ensuring improved public safety and overall venue security.

DHS Announces Upgraded Biometric Technology In Place At Major Ports Of Entry

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced upgraded biometric technology is in place at major U.S. ports of entry, and most international visitors should expect to use the new technology when they enter the United States.

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