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.
The Security Industry Association has added new features to its Central Station Operator/Instructor Training (CST) program.
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 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, 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 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.
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.
- By Fredrik Nilsson
- Jul 01, 2009
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.
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.
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).
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.
- By Megan Weadock
- Jun 03, 2009
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.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jun 03, 2009
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.
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.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- May 19, 2009
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.
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.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to install a $300 million network of digital security cameras to protect its transit system.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- May 04, 2009
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.
- By J. Matthew Ladd, John Lynch
- May 01, 2009
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.
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.