Transportation Security


Sprint to Offer Omnilink Asset Locator to Track High-Risk Cargo

Through the combination of the Sprint's network, Omnilink's Web-based asset locator application and a ruggedized tracking device, companies can rapidly begin tracking and recovering lost or stolen cargo, packages, tools, equipment and more.

Wireless Mesh Provides Wi-Fi for Passengers at N.Y.’s Penn Station

Contracted by Amtrak, OCLMedia was able to complete construction of a dedicated wireless network that significantly improves connectivity and delivers a high-speed signal to trains while traveling through the New York tunnels and when stopped at the New York Penn Station platforms.

Container Terminal Employs IP Video Surveillance

IndigoVision’s complete end-to-end IP video solution is behind a sophisticated monitoring system at a container terminal in the Port of Malaga, Spain.

Apollo Video: All Mobile Cameras Now High-Resolution

Installed cameras capture images at a minimum of 540 TV lines of resolution, with some capturing images at 550 TV lines of resolution.

Morpho Detection Receives Fourth TSA Order for Trace Explosives Detection System

Morpho Detection Inc. announced the fourth delivery order of Itemiser DX to the TSA of more than 1,200 additional Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detection systems.

Magal Security Systems To Provide Security For Kenyan Port

Magal Security Systems, Ltd announced recently that it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of Kenya, valued at $21.4 million to secure the Port of Mombasa.

Oberthur and ST Team for NFC MIFARE DESFire SIM Card

Mobile users may be able to employ SIM technology for transport infrastructure services.

360-Degree IP Cameras Help Keep Watch On Royal Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship

When Royal Caribbean International’s newest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, began its inaugural season on Sunday, the more than 6,300 passengers, 16 decks and nearly 2,100 crew members from 65 countries are to be guarded by an advanced surveillance system designed for the two largest and most technologically sophisticated cruise ships in the world.



3VR, Hi-Tech Solutions Partner for Transportation, Critical Infrastructure

The companies have paired image processing and computer vision technologies with an intelligent video search management platform.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Deploys Video Intrusion Detection System

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has deployed the SightLogix video intrusion detection system to provide perimeter security and prevent vandalism at the transit system’s Northwest Rail Operations Facility (NWROF).

A Conversation with Alastair Hayfield

As editors in the security industry publication trade, we often get updates from several research companies that make it a practice to report on industry conditions and analyses for the future. IMS Research is a supplier of market research in a wide range of global electronics markets, including the security industry. IMS regularly publishes detailed research on electronic physical security products such as CCTV and video surveillance, access control, intruder alarms and fire detection and suppression equipment. We sat down with Alastair Hayfield, research manager of video surveillance and VCA group, to ask a few questions.

Experts: Proposed National Air Cargo Screening Bill Seen As Early Warning For Transportation Planners

ComSec International LLC, an independent provider of cargo screening services and consultation, recently has started advising shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and other companies involved in supply chain management to begin tentative planning for new federal air cargo screening requirements.

DHS Now Vetting 100 Percent Of Passengers On Flights Within Or Bound For U.S. Against Watchlists

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that 100 percent of passengers on flights within or bound for the United States are now being checked against government watchlists -- fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation a month ahead of schedule. The TSA reached 100 percent watch list matching for all domestic airlines on June 22.

Incoming House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Takes Aim at IST

U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., reportedly promised to remove any requirement that CFATS-covered facilities use inherently safer technologies once he becomes chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in January.

Researchers Propose New Way of Detecting Concealed Radioactive Material

Researchers at the University of Maryland have proposed a scheme for detecting a concealed source of radioactive material without searching containers one by one.

DHS Announces Increased Cargo Security Measures

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano outlines increased security measures taken after the thwarted terrorist attempts to being down cargo planes.

Two Airline Union Presidents Tell Pilots to Steer Clear of Body Scanners

Mike Cleary, president of U.S. Airline Pilots Association, recently wrote a letter to members saying that TSA has not provided “credible specifications for radiation emitted by the machines.”

Mass Transit Gets Real

The Mumbai Metro is deploying a realtime, mobile wireless video surveillance network, the first transit agency in India to do so. The network will broadcast text messages and provide onboard video surveillance to passenger information displays.

L-3 Awarded TSA Contract For Technology To Screen Passenger Carry-On Items At Checkpoints

L-3 Security & Detection Systems announced recently that it was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $325 million by the Transportation Security Administration to supply next-generation Advanced Technology (AT) X-ray systems to screen carry-on baggage at security checkpoints.

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Japan to Test Hitachi Explosive-sensing Device at Train Station

In conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the government is further testing the bomb detector and checking for false positives.

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

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