Utilities


Giving DHS a Crystal Ball

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.

Talon Air Uses Optex Redscan Perimeter Warning System to Prevent Aircraft Damage

Optex's Redscan system warns pilots and hangar operators when a plane comes within eight feet of the hangar walls.

TSA: New Scanner Software Provides More Generic Outline of Passengers

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.

OCTA Selects March Networks for Mobile Surveillance Project

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).

NAV Awarded Security and Surveillance Service Contract for Denver Light Rail

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 see something say something

If You See Something, Say Something

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.

Dont Pay at the Pump

Don't Pay at the Pump

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.

Travelers Will Pay for Airport Security Experience

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 Criminals Becoming More Violent According To Survey

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.

Coming of Age

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.

China’s Tianjin Metro To Implement IP Video Security, Analytics

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.

DHS Announces Guidance For FY 2011 Preparedness Grants

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.

Americans' Security Concerns Jump on Internet and National Security Worries

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.

Port of Boston

Port of Boston Not Playing Games with Its Security

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.

Diebold To Implement Security Solutions At World Trade Center Transportation Hub

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.

TiaLinx Launches Breathing Detector for Live Objects Hidden in Cargo Containers

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.

Eduardo Parodi

A Conversation with Eduardo Parodi

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.

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.

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  • Survey: Less Than Half of IT Leaders are Confident in their IoT Security Plans

    Viakoo recently released findings from its 2024 IoT Security Crisis: By the Numbers. The survey uncovers insights from IT and security executives, exposes a dramatic surge in enterprise IoT security risks, and highlights a critical missing piece in the IoT security technology stack. The clarion call is clear: IT leaders urgently need to secure their IoT infrastructure one application at a time in an automated and expeditious fashion. Read Now

  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

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  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3