Frank Pisciotta is the president of Business Protection Specialists Inc., a security consulting firm that works in a number of different verticals, including chemical security. We sat down with him to find out the on-the-ground view of CFATS compliance.
Just weeks after the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a seven-year extension of the current chemical security standards, the House Homeland Security Committee recently followed suit, approving H.R. 901 by a bipartisan vote of 26 to 5.
Ameristar Fence Products announced recently that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has Designated and Certified the company’s Impasse High Security Pale Fence and Stalwart Anti-Ram Pas¬sive Cable Barrier systems under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act).
Avigilon recently announced that Rogers Centre, a 50,000 seat capacity multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue and home to the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Canada, has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to assist in maintaining a safe, comfortable, and entertaining spectator experience.
Genetec, announced recently that its video surveillance system, Omnicast, has received both a designation as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology and certification as an Approved Product for Homeland Security from the United States Department of Homeland Security.
The winners of the 2011 Maximum Impact Awards have been announced at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Charlotte, N.C.
Avigilon recently announced that the University of Southern Mississippi has successfully implemented the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to ensure spectator safety and reduce operational costs at its M.M. Roberts Stadium, a 40,000 seat outdoor stadium located in the heart of campus and home to the Golden Eagles football team.
<i>In the next few weeks, we’re running a series of stories on the inception of familiar security companies. We’ll look back through their pasts to see how they got their start. You know the names, now learn the history!</i><br><br>
Sightlogix came into being when founder John Romanowich realized that there was no reliable way to protect outdoor sites with video analytics. So he assembled a team and got to work.
Wireless transmission for security is often used in outdoor settings where there is not existing wired infrastructure, or where it’s cost-prohibitive or impractical to implement wired solutions. Wireless networks also are ideal for temporary installations such as special events, fairs or rallies, as well as longer-term installations, such as construction sites.
- By Ksenia Coffman
- Jun 01, 2011
Encompassing 1.2 million square feet and featuring almost 150 shops, Orlando’s Mall at Millenia boasts numerous high-end shopping destinations, including just the second Rolex storefront in the United States.
- By Brent Dirks
- May 31, 2011
According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report released today, the nation experienced a 5.5 percent decrease in the number of violent crimes and a 2.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2010 when compared with data from 2009. The report is based on information the FBI gathered from 13,007 law enforcement agencies that submitted six to 12 comparable months of data for both 2009 and 2010.
The latest order takes the JCAD program total to more than $350 million.
Nearly 10 years after 9/11, a majority of citizens surveyed in the U.S., Europe and Latin America report that they are "extremely" or "very" concerned about malicious or terrorist attacks on airports, airplanes, railroads, buses, subways or large gatherings of people at office buildings, sporting events or other locations, according to new research conducted by Unisys Corp.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced the release of FY 2011 grant guidance and application kits for 12 DHS grant programs totaling $2.1 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector in strengthening the nation's ability to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.
To create the sensors, chemical engineers led by Michael Strano coated carbon nanotubes -- hollow, one-atom-thick cylinders made of pure carbon -- with protein fragments normally found in bee venom. This is the first time those proteins have been shown to react to explosives, specifically a class known as nitro-aromatic compounds that includes TNT.
Mayor Bloomberg joined FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on Tuesday to announce the Personal Localized Alerting Network, to be available in New York City later this year.
Osama bin Laden's death in a mansion-like compound in Pakistan last week came at a time when much of the Middle East is in turmoil amid democratic protests against long-seated monarchies. Two Hudson Institute senior fellows say his death not only makes the United States more secure, but also underscores the importance of these protests.
- By Laura Williams
- May 09, 2011
Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, issued the following statement on the recent markup hearing of the Full Implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act (H.R. 908) by the Subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The RadSeeker increases accuracy, identifying masked or shielded rad-nuc threats faster and at greater distances.
U.S. Unisys Security Index finds concern rises to highest levels ever following WikiLeaks incident, new unrest in the Middle East and national and financial security threats.