Utilities


DHS Announces Guidance For More Than $250 Million Of Transit Security Grants

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently announced the release of application guidance for the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) totaling an estimated $253 million -- funds for state, local and territorial governments and private sector entities to strengthen the nation’s transportation infrastructure and protect the traveling public from acts of terrorism and other major disasters.

Smiths Detection Expands Advanced Metro Safety System In Washington, D.C.

Smiths Detection recently announced it has been awarded multiple contracts for the expansion of the PROTECT security system at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Unisys: Biometrics Set To Boom In 2010

Looking ahead to 2010, Unisys predicts that government and commercial organizations will take a more proactive approach to security, implementing new measures to verify identity and protect confidential information. Financial institutions and defense agencies will lead the charge, with ports and other organizations quickly following.

Seaports Need More Safeguards Against Bio/Chem Weapons

U.S. Customs and Border Protection should issue guidance for inspecting cargo arriving in U.S. seaports for biological and chemical threats, the department's inspector general said.

Axis Network Cameras To Secure Sydney Suburban Rail Fleet

Axis Communications recently announced it has won the contract to supply network cameras for Sydney’s new Waratah train suburban fleet. The total installation order is estimated at about 7,000 network cameras.

ICx Technologies Providing Bio-Threat Agent Detection System To DHS

ICx Technologies Inc.a developer of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications, announced recently that it has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security contract to participate in a FY2010 mass transit security pilot program.

Beijing Metro Expands IP Video, Adds Support For Analytics

NICE Systems Ltd. Recently announced that it has been selected by Beijing Metro in China to provide NICE's IP video solution, with support for content analytics at certain project locales, to enhance safety and security at the 24 stations of its Line 15 route.

A Needle in a Haystack

London's city-wide transit surveillance system, the Ring of Steel, includes more than 10,000 cameras. Some 3,000 cameras also have been deployed in Chicago, with 3,000 more soon coming to New York City.



TSA Implementing New, Enhanced Threat Detection Capability At Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today it is further bolstering existing explosives detection capabilities by deploying additional tools to screen powdered substances at checkpoints.

Fundamental Facilities

Technology from the security industry fulfills an essential role in protecting the nation's critical infrastructure. This is defined by a Homeland Security Presidential Directive as physical and virtual systems that are "so vital to the United States that [their] incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety."

Wheels Up

Major airports typically have more than 1,000 cameras installed at and around their buildings and runways. Their security personnel often monitor facility perimeters with CCTV cameras as well, but these devices may be inadequate in truly keeping a close eye on potential risks.

Ahoy! Port

The Port of Houston tenants more than 150 private industrial companies along the 25-mile-long Houston Ship Channel. The Port of Houston Authority owns and operates the public facilities located on the Houston Ship Channel, which extends over complicated terrain from downtown Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. The terminals were designed to handle virtually any kind of cargo, from heavy containers to dry bulk materials or frozen goods. The port also has two major container terminal locations to move large containers in and out of PHA.

Port of Miami Selects NICE IP Video Surveillance Solution to Enhance Security

The number one cruise port in the world replaces analog system with NICE solution to enhance passenger safety and port security.

Port Of Long Beach Installs Proximex Surveillint

Proximex, developer of products for the physical security information management (PSIM) market, recently announced that the company has signed a contract with the Port of Long Beach, the nation's second busiest seaport. Under the terms of this contract, Port of Long Beach installed Proximex Surveillint in its new Command and Control Center.

Southeastern Freight Lines Deploy Vandal-Resistant Cameras

Vandal-resistant mini dome cameras from California-based Rainbow CCTV have been installed at loading centers operated by leading transportation company Southeastern Freight Lines.

Life in the Fast Lane - First public mass notification program rolled out in New York City

Life in the Fast Lane

Life moves fast in New York, and New Yorkers wouldn't want it any other way. We demand fast service, fast talking and fast transportation, and now the city has a public notification program that keeps everyone informed with important up-to-date alerts wherever they go.

Analysis: Advanced Technology, Interoperability Key For Growth In U.S. Airport Security Screening Markets

With the establishment of the TSA, airport security has grown in prominence as the most visible aspect within the realm of homeland security. In the United States, the checked baggage market is nearing critical mass, witnessing a slow decline. On the other hand, the checkpoint screening market is poised for steady growth due to increased focus and spending in this segment by TSA.

SIA Adds New Features to Central Station Course

The Security Industry Association has added new features to its Central Station Operator/Instructor Training (CST) program.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Transit System Implements Nextiva Transit Video Solution

Verint Systems Inc., a provider of analytics software-based solutions for workforce-enterprise optimization and security, today announced that Metro Transit in Minneapolis/St. Paul is implementing the Nextiva Transit video solution from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions.

GTSI To Upgrade Port Of Oakland’s Perimeter Security System

GTSI Corp., an enterprise infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, was recently awarded a $7 million contract by the Port of Oakland's Commissioners. The contract calls for GTSI to upgrade the port's existing perimeter security system and also install a fiber optic communications system. Awarded under GTSI's U.S. Communities contract, the work is on target to be completed by April 2010.

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    The Importance of Proactive Security Measures: 4 Stories of Regret

    We all want to believe that crime won’t happen to us. So, some business owners hope for the best and put proactive security measures on the back burner, because other things like growth, attracting new customers, and meeting deadlines all seem more pressing. Read Now

  • 91 Percent of Security Leaders Believe AI Set to Outpace Security Teams

    Bugcrowd recently released its “Inside the Mind of a CISO” report, which surveyed hundreds of security leaders around the globe to uncover their perception on AI threats, their top priorities and evolving roles, and common myths directed towards the CISO. Among the findings, 1 in 3 respondents (33%) believed that at least half of companies are willing to sacrifice their customers’ long-term privacy or security to save money. Read Now

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    Global video technology company Milestone Systems is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2024, it will merge with the cloud-based video surveillance solutions provider, Arcules. Read Now

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    Cloudflare Inc, recently published its State of Application Security 2024 Report. Findings from this year's report reveal that security teams are struggling to keep pace with the risks posed by organizations’ dependency on modern applications—the technology that underpins all of today’s most used sites. The report underscores that the volume of threats stemming from issues in the software supply chain, increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and malicious bots, often exceed the resources of dedicated application security teams. Read Now

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  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 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

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3