Researchers at Wake Forest University are studying certain types of crystals, called scintillators, that can detect and differentiate between different types of radiation. They hope to use their findings to better screen cargo and people entering the country, as well as nuclear plants.
- By Laura Williams
- Jul 25, 2011
Optex's Redscan system warns pilots and hangar operators when a plane comes within eight feet of the hangar walls.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole recently announced that TSA will begin installing new software on TSA’s millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines -- making upgrades designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images.
March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, recently announced two separate contract wins totaling $6.2 million with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).
North American Video (NAV) has been awarded a long term contract to service all camera, access control, alarm and e-phone systems for Colorado’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) Light Rail system.
If you have used any means of public transportation recently, you’ve probably noticed that security measures have been stepped up. In the aftermath of U.S. forces’ operation to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, many Americans share anxiety of a retaliatory terrorist attack.
- By Samuel Shanes
- Jul 01, 2011
Crime never gets old, and old crime neverseems to go away. If there is a will, there will always be a way for bad actors to steal money,or in this case, steal an identity. Card skimming has resurfaced as a thief’s easy mark.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jul 01, 2011
A new survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, shows significant majorities of frequent business and leisure travelers would pay up to $150 to enroll in a trusted traveler program.
Organized retail crime isn’t only costly for businesses, it’s dangerous, and the problem extends far beyond stores, according to NRF’s seventh annual Organized Retail Crime survey.
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
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.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced the release of FY 2011 grant guidance and application kits for 12 DHS grant programs totaling $2.1 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector in strengthening the nation's ability to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.
U.S. Unisys Security Index finds concern rises to highest levels ever following WikiLeaks incident, new unrest in the Middle East and national and financial security threats.
The Port of Boston is working with the University of Southern California on a pilot program that uses computer modeling to randomize the Coast Guard's patrol schedule, essentially optimizing its use of the port's limited resources to protect critical infrastructure.
- By Laura Williams
- Apr 25, 2011
Leveraging its expertise in complex security system integration, Diebold Inc. is implementing advanced security solutions at the new World Trade Center (WTC) Transportation Hub in New York City.
The lightweight handheld sensor system with remote display screen provides an ultra-wideband (UWB) radio frequency beam that can detect a variety of live objects concealed inside a container.
Smiths Detection recently announced that it would be providing X-ray screening equipment to the 2011 Military World Games in Brazil. We sat down with Eduardo Parodi, the company’s director of sales and marketing for Latin American and the Caribbean, to get some details on the games, the systems Smiths’ would be deploying and the high-profile world of event security.
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.
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.
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.