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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.

Optelecom-NKF Connects Dubai's Intelligent Traffic System

Optelecom-NKF, Inc., a producer of advanced IP-video solutions, announced Wednesday its participation in the Freeway and Local Coordinated Operations Network (FALCON) project in conjunction with Scientechnic, a leading project engineering and system installation company based in Dubai.

Honeywell Provides Radar Security For Port Of Miami

Honeywell recently announced the successful implementation of a waterside radar system that provides situational awareness of the waterways in the general areas surrounding the Port of Miami, one of the United States’ busiest seaports.

Eyes in the Sky

About 700 cargo containers, some weighing as much as 80,000 pounds, flow to and from the rail yard at the international marine terminal in Norfolk, Va., each day. In the months leading up to the Christmas season, that number can surge to more than 900 containers per day.

GE Security To Provide Safety Solutions For 25 Metro Lines In China

GE Security, a leading supplier of security and life safety technologies worldwide, announced it has won more than 25 metro lines projects across China to supply state-of-the-art metro safety solutions consisting of fire alarm systems, gas release control systems and integrated metro security systems.

Community Transit Provides Safe Way to Travel with Avigilon HD Surveillance System

Avigilon has announced that Community Transit in Snohomish County, Washington, one of the larger transit systems in the region, has deployed the Avigilon High Definition (HD) Surveillance System to capture higher quality surveillance footage for faster identification and improved overall security.

A Port in the Storm

While federal security requirements like the Transportation Workers Identification Credential program are designed with the safety of the nation in mind, adhering to them can be a costly and time-consuming task. The goal of the TWIC program is to ensure that anyone who has unescorted access to secure areas of U.S. port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a known security threat.



DHS Announces More Than $500 Million In Preparedness Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released application guidance for more than $500 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants for fire station construction, port and transit security -- funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

A Royal Dutch Treat

We've written about cargo, port and airport security in the past, but there's nothing like seeing a port first-hand to understand how it all works. Without an up close and personal view, much is left to the imagination of how seagoing vessels arrive in port to unload, only to depart a few days later with hundreds of loaded containers.

Mauritius Port Uses IndigoVision For Harbor-Wide Surveillance System

Port Louis, the capital and main port of Mauritius, has invested in IndigoVision’s complete integrated IP Video solution for a new harbor-wide surveillance system.

Highest Crime Areas Unwatched

Metrorail, better known as Metro Washington, D.C. has installed 20 exterior surveillance cameras at 12 stations in the District of Columbia and Fairfax County, Va. Sounds like a pretty good idea, and I suppose riders of the public transit system can feel a bit safer. After all, cameras help deter and prevent crime.

Major Seaport Chooses Intellicheck Mobilisa TWIC Reader

Intellicheck Mobilisa Inc., a provider of access control and wireless security systems, announced that another major seaport agreed to immediately begin pilot testing its new TWIC reader handheld device.

Drive-through Screening System Provides Rapid Detection of Explosives, Drugs and Stowaways

Spectrum San Diego introduced yesterday the CarSCAN™, an ultra-low-dose dual-energy X-ray imaging system providing rapid detection of explosives, contraband and stowaways in cars and light trucks.

Walking Away From Security

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to install a $300 million network of digital security cameras to protect its transit system.

Ask the Expert

As U.S. car sales near a 27-year low, dealerships have a higher stake than ever in ensuring the safety of their inventory. Many are enhancing security procedures or developing new measures to prevent theft, deter vandalism and ensure the safety of their employees and inventory.

Forensic Camera Prototypes Developed In Public-Private Partnership Survive Test Bus Explosion

When two camera prototypes were tested in a bombing last month aboard a mass transit bus, not only was the Transportation Security Administration interested, so were the cities of New York, Washington, Chicago and Seattle.

Canadian Shipping Route Uses IP Video Technology

IndigoVision’s IP video technology is at the heart of a major four-year CCTV upgrade to the Welland Canal section of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Dubbed Highway H2O, the Seaway is the safe, reliable and environmentally friendly transportation route of choice to the heart of North America.

Snag in the Port

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have a new biometric security system in place, but it may not be that effective since several thousand workers have not picked up their new ID cards.

Study Takes A Look At Trends In Cargo Theft

LoJack Supply Chain Integrity (LoJack SCI) recently released results from its first annual cargo theft study, which is based on information the company collected and analyzed from its members in 2008 via its Supply Chain-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (SC-ISAC).

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