GVI Security Solutions Inc. recently announced that it will provide a comprehensive Samsung Electronics IP video solution for the São Paulo, Brazil mass transit system.
The global homeland security spending is expected to receive a major boost in light of recent international terrorist events, as countries look at new ways to thwart terrorists and secure borders.
Spending in the industry is expected to triple to $178 billion by 2015, according to industry estimates.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has deployed its National Source Tracking System (NSTS), a centralized national registry to provide cradle-to-grave accounting of certain high-risk radioactive materials used in industry, medicine and research.
Genetec recently announced the Grenoble Stadium in Grenoble, France, has selected Omnicast, Genetec’s IP video surveillance solution, to protect the 20,000 estimated stadium visitors and secure the new elaborate home of GF38, Grenoble’s renowned soccer team.
The year 2008 was a time security threats and malicious activity reached a tipping point, and 2009 stands to be the year critical infrastructure systems become prime targets for cyber criminals and the global financial crisis will be exploited for a variety of malicious activities, according to a new report recently released from VeriSign’s iDefense Security Intelligence Services.
BIO-key International Inc., a provider of finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety, recently announced a contract award from the Collin College Police Department in Texas to deploy MobileCop, BIO-key's wireless query and messaging solution for law enforcement.
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that it is expanding the categories of non-U.S. citizens required to provide digital fingerprints and a photograph upon entry to the United States through the US VISIT program.
I'll be the first to admit that security checks are a hassle.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jan 05, 2009
Many of us arrive at the airport extra early, not simply to catch our flights, but to factor in getting through security.
- By Mark Laustra
- Jan 01, 2009
The U.S. water supply is generally considered among the best and safest in the world. However, many water and security experts agree that it offers an attractive target for terrorists, and that threats could come from either contamination or from disruption of the distribution system.
- By John Gaydos
- Jan 01, 2009
The combination of security and efficiency can sometimes appear to be the equivalent of oil and water. We have all felt the delays associated with tightening security procedures at government buildings and facilities. Depending on the location, these delays can sometimes last 10 to 30 minutes—or more. For people who enter these facilities regularly, this burden can have a large impact on their day.
- By James Robell, Jennifer Fritz
- Jan 01, 2009
Background screening has grown in importance as employers seek to confirm the credentials of potential new hires. It is equally important for employers to verify whether job candidates are legally eligible to work in this country.
- By Jim Collins
- Jan 01, 2009
NEC Corp. of America recently announced that the Napa County Sheriff's Office in California deployed NEC's Automated Fingerprint Identification System Desktop Solution and is already experiencing the benefits from real time fingerprint identification and verification.
When the City of Corning, N.Y. and its Business Improvement District decided to upgrade its current video monitoring system, Requests for Proposals were reviewed and CPE Interlink of Elmira was chosen as the integrator for the project.
GE Global Research recently announced it has been awarded $4.2 million from the Department of Homeland Security to develop an integrated imaging system that combines video surveillance technology with breakthrough radiation detection capabilities.
After rapid growth, the Georgian city of Batumi looked to IP video technology from ACTi and SeeTec for a city monitoring project.
A group of highly experienced security and emergency management professionals recently announced they have formed Chemical Security Services to assist chemical facilities in complying with complex security regulations contained in the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).
Magal Security Systems Ltd. recently announced that it signed approximately $5 million of contracts to supply and install intrusion detection systems for dozens of utility facilities located in Eastern Europe. The systems will be supplied and installed during 2008 and 2009.
The Town of Juno Beach, Fla. and Tropos Networks recently announced that Juno Beach’s wireless broadband network is being used today by both police officers to improve public safety, as well as for cost-effective Internet access services for the community.
Thanks to a biometric facial recognition system, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Washington State recently made an arrest that helped break up a local identity theft ring. With the MorphoFace Investigate system from Sagem Morpho, the sheriff’s office identified the suspect by comparing a photo taken by an ATM to the department’s database of more than 350,000 mugshots.
- By Brent Dirks
- Dec 11, 2008