General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a task order through the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant Contract to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's headquarters.
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.
AtHoc Inc. recently announced that Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has deployed AtHoc IWSAlerts, the third-generation alerting system for the protection of physicians, nurses, technicians and their patients. The Army Health Center is located at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Western Digital is making waves in the mergers and acquisitions market by buying Hitachi Global Storage. With the economy making a rebound, we wanted to know more about the company and its plans for the future, so we talked with Ed Strong, director of Western Digital’s CE business unit.
ONVIF, a standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it hosted a successful networking event at the IFSEC 2011 trade show in Birmingham, England.
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
Global enterprises and large, multi-site hospitals, universities and government agencies are increasingly facing a common challenge: how to bring all of their disparate buildings into an easy-to-manage enterprise security system. Most multi-site organizations have a variety of sites that range in size from small branch offices to large, multi-building campuses.
- By Warren Brown
- Jun 01, 2011
IQinVision recently announced that Sonderborg Kollegierne, a dormitory campus in Denmark, has initially installed approximately 75 IQeye indoor and outdoor HD megapixel cameras to provide enhanced security for the students in residence. Necom is the integrator for this ongoing project.
Standards for the physical security industry took an important step forward at ISC West with the successful demonstration of interoperable products from Honeywell, UTC, Tyco, Hikvision, Arecont Vision, IQinVision and ObjectVideo.
DVTel Inc. recently announced that the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, has selected DVTel from among eight video management software providers as the central platform for a newly-upgraded IP video management system.
VidSys and Quantum Secure recently announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has selected the companies’ PSIM and Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM) technologies, respectively, to manage the complex security operations of the new World Trade Center in New York City.
A group of researchers at the American University in Beirut have come up with an unusual biometric that could be used as for that second factor: your typing pattern.
- By Laura Williams
- May 24, 2011
Western Digital released a 3 terabyte AV hard drive May 16 aimed at storing video from surveillance systems. We sat down with WD’s marketing director, Ed Strong, to learn more about the new product.
NICE Systems Ltd. recently announced that China’s Tianjin Metro will be implementing NiceVision’s IP video security solution with video analytics to enhance the safety and security of 23 stations along its Line 2 route.
Unless you’ve been here, there’s nothing like IFSEC. Organizers bill it as the world’s largest security show. Days two and three proved it for me. The exhibition hall was packed with security professionals.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- May 19, 2011
Axis Communications introduces a fixed network camera based on Axis’ Lightfinder technology.
End users in Europe are reported a 3 percent in budgets for video surveillance systems while budgets for access control and security systems integration will jump about 2 percent over the next year.
For a third time, I’ve been given the opportunity to take a look at security from the British point of view. I will be attending IFSEC next week, joining our sales representative Sam Baird for a unique flavor of security.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- May 10, 2011
The acquisition will enable the company to meet demands for complete, layered security protection.