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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.

DHL Uses Video Analytics To Protect European Sites

ioimage recently announced its video analytics solution has been implemented at several DHL Express sites throughout Europe, including Heathrow Airport in the UK and Leipzig Airport in Germany, as well as ground hubs, terminals and other facilities in Bonn, Germany, Genk, Belgium and Budapest, Hungary.

TSA Approves Biometric Readers For TWIC Pilot

The Transportation Security Administration has approved four biometric readers from Sagem Morpho for deployment in critical pilot tests of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program at major U.S. ports including Los Angeles, New York and Long Beach, Calif.

Road Warriors Want Increased Security

Transportation security probably receives the highest profile media attention of any industry in the country. It’s at the front gate of airport travel, and there’s a lot of people flying around the country these days. In fact, I’ve been a little critical of checkpoints in the past; now I’m rethinking my security opinions.

Canadian Harbor Bolsters Security With Wireless Video Surveillance

As part of an effort to crack down on equipment theft, Steveston Harbour in Richmond, British Columbia is the first Canadian harbor to deploy a wireless video mesh surveillance network that will monitor ships, trucks, containers and fishing equipment.

TSA Leaves Big Footprint with TRAX

Most of my memories of Utah are fond and enjoyable; others are not so good. My first brush with security came years ago in the old ZCMI department store. A pickpocket took all of my disposable income, and I thought my life as a paperboy had come to a screeching halt.

Special Delivery

Today, the frequency of white-powder hoaxes is nearly the same as seven years ago, but it just doesn’t make news.

Amtrak Protects Maintenance Facilities With Cisco IP-Based Video Surveillance

The convergence of physical security systems with an IP network is going strong in the urban/homeland security sector. Case in point: Amtrak, the largest provider of passenger rail service in the country, recently announced it will use Cisco’s video surveillance system to better protect maintenance yards in Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif.



Regional Transit Authority Selects Video Monitoring, Emergency Communications System

TAC, a provider of building automation, security systems and energy services, has been awarded a $3.8 million contract to install an integrated video monitoring and emergency communications system along the Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO) rapid transit rail lines that connect Philadelphia and southern New Jersey via the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sting Trailer Designed To Combat Cargo Theft

According to the National Cargo Security Council, cargo theft is estimated to account for up to $25 billion in direct merchandise losses each year. With more than 675,000 registered interstate motor carriers moving 65 percent of the freight in the United States, the opportunity for theft is at an all time high.

IP Video Enhances Hong Kong Traffic Surveillance

IndigoVision’s complete IP CCTV technology has been used to extend the capabilities of Hong Kong’s extensive traffic surveillance system. The current analog system has been expanded with the addition of 48 cameras using IndigoVision’s IP video system, creating a fully integrated 250 camera hybrid solution.

One Way Only

Airports are bustling international hubs, some providing services to hundreds of thousands of people from diverse locations on a daily basis. Overseeing airport security is an extremely complicated task, not just in the airport itself, but also on the airplanes.

A Numbers Game

In 2006, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspected 422 million travelers and more than 132 million cars, trucks, buses, trains, vessels and aircrafts. Customs officers inspected 1.19 million private vehicles, 11.48 million trucks and more than 1 million aircraft. On a typical day, Customs processes 70,200 truck, rail and sea containers. On the U.S.-Canadian border, one truck crosses the border every 2.5 seconds— representing 45,000 trucks per day.

Intelligent Video Appliances Installed At Critical South Korea Sites

ioimage recently announced that its intelligent video appliances have been implemented at several key sites in South Korea.

Las Vegas Transit Authority Deploys Mobile Video Surveillance Solution

March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced recently that the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is using the company's mobile video surveillance solutions for security and risk management on its para-transit and fixed route buses.

Tampa Bay Maritime Homeland Security Experiment Focuses On Enhancing Nation's Port Security

The U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and SRI International are deploying a suite of advanced port security technologies, trained personnel, and are executing tactical procedures as part of a homeland security experiment in the waters of Tampa Bay through August 28.

IP Video Chosen For Large-Scale Rail Network Upgrade In United Kingdom

Integrated IP video technology has been deployed as part of a massive CCTV central monitoring and recording project for First Capital Connect (FCC), one of the UK’s newest train operating companies.

Italian Port Installs Scalable IP Video Surveillance Management Software

The Italian port of San Giorgio di Nogaro has installed IP video surveillance management software from Milestone Systems with License Plate Recognition to help manage busy shipping and transit traffic, security of goods and people safety.

Underwater Anti-Terrorism Technology To Patrol San Francisco Bay

Coda Octopus Group Inc. recently announced the company’s Underwater Inspection System (UIS), developed in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, has been purchased by the Sheriff’s Office of Contra Costa County in California.

Miami International Airport Rolls Out High-Capacity Digital Communication, Video Surveillance System

To increase passenger and personnel safety, Miami International Airport (MIA) selected Ericsson Federal to supply, deploy and execute systems integration of a high-capacity digital communication and video surveillance system.

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