Utilities


Port Of Wilmington To Monitor Non-TWIC Visitors With Siemens Video Surveillance System

Recently, Port of Wilmington security officials received the Coast Guard’s permission to leverage its Siveillance SiteIQ video surveillance system to monitor truckers and port visitors not carrying Transportation Worker Identification Credential.

IP Summit A Success At GovSec

All in all, GovSec 2009 was a smashing success. Tradeshow organizers from the 1105 Government Information Group put together an incredible show for both GovSec and FOSE. Security Products magazine was equally successful in planning and coordinating our first ever IP Summit. We look forward to hosting another event in 2010.

Amsterdam Airport To Test Iris Recognition Systems

Sarnoff Corp., a provider of iris imaging technology, recently announced it has been selected by the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to test its Iris on the Move (IOM) Portal iris recognition system.

Turkish City Uses WiMAX-Powered Backhaul For Country’s Largest Video Surveillance Network

Proxim Wireless Corp., a provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems recently announced that it has provided the wireless backhaul for Turkey's largest video surveillance network in the port city of Bodrum.

Singapore Transportation Provider Selects March Networks Technology

March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced recently that the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has selected the company’s VideoSphere solution for enhanced passenger and staff security.

Active RFID Solution Improves Security At Trinidad And Tobago Port

Axcess International Inc. recently announced that it has won a competitive procurement worth $3.54 million to provide security infrastructure solutions for the port at Trinidad’s capital, Port-of-Spain.

Smooth Sailing

Harsens Island is a remote island town with a population of less than 2,000, located 25 miles northeast of downtown Detroit. Each summer, Harsens Island is transformed into a vibrant vacation destination with bustling shops, bed-and-breakfast hotels and restaurants. During the winter, the island all but shuts down, save for the essential businesses and stores that remain open for the island’s full-time residents.

Midnight Madness on the Metro

Even the most vigilant commuter can’t thwart an unprovoked, violent attack from a deranged person.



GovSec Summit Looks At Role Of IP-Based Security

We are receiving a phenomenal response to our IP Summit, scheduled for March 11, at GovSec. The interest generated and number of registrants has been impressive but also anticipated.

Ferry Operator Chooses ACTi Network Video Surveillance Solution

With three ferries to secure and terminals to monitor, the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Co. based in Long Island, N.Y. recently chose network video surveillance solutions from ACTi.

Smart Card Alliance Calls For Review Of EPC Gen 2 RFID In Identity Documents

Recent headlines have confused U.S. electronic passports -- the passport books with the blue cover and the small gold e-passport icon -- with the new U.S. Passport Cards and Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDL) already being issued as border crossing credentials by some states.

South Africa Cargo Terminals Expand IP Video Surveillance

NICE Systems recently announced that Transnet Port Terminals, the largest cargo terminal operator in South Africa, is expanding NICE’s IP video surveillance environment at Durban Car Terminal and Ngqura, for a total of five port terminals.

Toronto Airport Deploys Quantum Secure Identity Management/Access Control System

Quantum Secure recently announced it has deployed its SAFE software suite for Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

GVI Security Solutions To Provide IP Video Surveillance Solution For Brazil Mass Transit System

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.

A Balancing Act

Many of us arrive at the airport extra early, not simply to catch our flights, but to factor in getting through security.

Out on the Town

Car thieves would be well-advised to steer clear of Brussels, Belgium, where a new license-plate recognition system is helping to detect stolen vehicles.

Researchers Find Steps To Improve Facial Recognition Systems At Border Entry Points

Facial recognition systems perform some very challenging tasks such as checking an individual’s photo against a database of known or suspected criminals. The task can become nearly impossible when the systems acquire poor facial images -- a situation that occurs all too often in real-world environments.

Belgium Police Use IP License Plate Recognition Solution To Detect Stolen Vehicles

Genetec recently announced that the Anti-Aggression Brigade from the Brussels Police Department in Belgium has chosen AutoVu, Genetec’s IP license plate recognition solution, to facilitate the detection of stolen vehicles within the city.

GE Security Technology Helps Leads To Arrest In Philadelphia Subway Attack

GE Security Inc. recently announced the company’s MobileView mobile digital recording system helped authorities bring the brutal attacker on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Broad Street Line in Philadelphia to justice recently.

DHS Announces Rail System Security Regulations

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced regulations aimed at strengthening the security of the nation’s freight and passenger rail systems and reducing the risk associated with the transportation of security-sensitive materials.

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