Identity Management / Biometrics

Senture Security Solutions, CoreStreet Announce Partnership

Senture Security Solutions LLC, a full service security solutions integrator, and CoreStreet, provider of credential validation solutions, recently announced the companies will team up to deploy national security programs for both the maritime and transportation industries, as well as the defense, homeland security and emergency management markets.

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Prevailing international aviation rules mandate 100 percent screening for outbound carry-on baggage. Modern screening techniques involve X-ray or other imaging systems combined with chemical sniffers for scent or trace detection, physical search and permissible item restrictions. During the process of going through security, it is easy to associate a problem bag with its owner to resolve any violations.

New Hampshire Hospital Uses Smart Card Patient Access System

LifeMed Card Inc. recently announced that it has successfully installed its new smart card-based patient access system, LifeMed at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H.

A Port in the Storm

While federal security requirements like the Transportation Workers Identification Credential program are designed with the safety of the nation in mind, adhering to them can be a costly and time-consuming task. The goal of the TWIC program is to ensure that anyone who has unescorted access to secure areas of U.S. port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a known security threat.

San Diego State Students Find Schlage Biometric Readers Handy Way to Enter Rec Center

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Associated Students has just celebrated eleven years (since 1998) of using 12 of the company’s HandKey readers to provide easy access into the six entrances at the Aztec Recreation Center, the Aztec Center bowling and games facility, the racquetball court inside the Center, as well as the four entrances to the Aztec Aquaplex.

Facial Recognition Technology Used In Driver’s License Fraud Detection

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc., a provider of identity solutions and services, recently announced that facial recognition technology is proving to be a highly effective tool in fraud detection efforts among U.S. and Canadian driver’s license issuers.

Biometric Readers Provide Helping Hand To Georgia Credit Union

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced recently that the Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union in Augusta, Ga. is using a standalone Schlage biometric HandKey reader to provide its customers with self-service access to the safe deposit vault.

Minnesota Counties Deploy Biometric-Based Criminal Charging System

BIO-key International Inc. recently announced that Minnesota counties are deploying BIO-key's WEB-key biometric identification software as part of a new paperless criminal charging, or eCharging system.

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.

Europeans Show And Tell

Day two at IFSEC proved to be much busier in terms of attendance. The IFSEC Security Industry Awards 2009 were handed out later in the evening at a black-tie gala dinner, organized in association with the British Security Industry Association

Jumping Across The Pond For Security

We’re doing something new this year, all in part because we believe security is as much a global concern as it is personal. For the first time in the 12 years Security Products has been published, we’re attending IFSEC.

Correctional Facilities Using Iris Recognition To Manage Inmate Populations

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. recently announced that many jails, prisons and correctional and detention centers are successfully using iris recognition solutions to effectively manage detainee and inmate populations, reduce processing time, increase cost efficiencies and improve safety of officers, prisoners and the public.

Belgium Reinforces Child Protection With National eID Program

Gemalto recently announced it is rolling out its eID solution as part of the Belgian government program to expand its national eID initiative.

Study: Using Biometrics For Time/Attendance Data Collection Offers Benefits

A new report from Nucleus Research finds that using biometrics, especially hand geometry, to automate collection of time and attendance data can reduce payroll error, manual data review and correction time, and buddy punching -- the practice of one employee signing in or out for another. Three out of four companies experience loss from buddy punching.

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.

Analyst: Biometric Market Recession-Proof Area Of Growth

In 2008 biometric vendors witnessed massive growth. However the same downturn that affected banking, construction industry and retail stores since the end of 2008 also affected some biometric vendors. This said, with the ongoing demand for more integrated security solutions from vertical sectors such as education, law enforcement, government, healthcare and manufacturing facilities, 2009 is anticipated to be a steady uphill year for the market.

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.

Integration On Guard

The National Union of Mineworkers is the largest recognized collective bargaining agent representing workers in the mining, construction and electrical energy industries in South Africa, and the largest affiliate of the Congress of the South African Trade Unions, where non-racialism was a founding principle.

ComNet Partners with Convergint to Offer Signal Communication Solutions

Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, or ComNet, a manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, has been added to the product offering of Convergint Technologies.

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.


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    This year’s Live From GSX program was a rousing success! Again, we’d like to thank our partners, and IPVideo, for working with us and letting us broadcast their solutions to the industry. You can follow our Live From GSX 2023 page to keep up with post-show developments and announcements. And if you’re interested in working with us in 2024, please don’t hesitate to ask about our Live From programs for ISC West in March or next year’s GSX. Read Now

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New Products

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    EasyGate SPT SPD

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  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3