Digital Identification Solutions
The EDIsecure XID 8300 Retransfer ID Card Printer from Digital Identification Solutions of Piedmont, South Carolina, is built on a solid steel frame and includes a consistently dependable printer engine. The printer provides increased throughput reliability, superior image quality, greater security, and maximum flexibility at a lower price than its predecessors. It offers high-resolution UV printing plus contact and contactless smart card and magnetic stripe encoding. The unit has a two-year warranty on the printer and a lifetime warranty on the print head. The lockable card hopper stores up to 200 blank cards, and the user-friendly front-loading system with replaceable cartridges makes changing supplies fast and easy. With the one-step installation of an ILM-DS, it also offers simultaneous, dual-side lamination.
SARGENT Profile Series v.S1 (PoE) and v.S2 (Wi-Fi) IP-enabled locks offer the enhanced security of HID iCLASS 13.56 MHz smart card technology, optimized to make physical access control more powerful through encryption and mutual authentication. New from SARGENT Manufacturing of New Haven, Connecticut, the IP-enabled locks utilize power over Ethernet and Wi-Fi technology to communicate with an access control system, reducing costs and simplifying installation. They feature ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 hardware and are available in exit device, mortise, and cylindrical lock configurations. The IP-enabled solutions take advantage of existing network infrastructure to provide enhanced security and easier installations, while they ensure reliable communication, advanced management capabilities, and real-time alarm notification.
BSI of Reston, Virginia, is a global management systems certification body and a provider of cutting-edge risk management solutions. It has led the way in the development of such international standards as ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 20000, and ISO/IEC 27001. BSI’s Business Continuity Management Standard, BS 25999, was recently adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as one of three BCM standards for the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep). BSI’s Supply Chain Solutions Group was chosen by the U.S. government as a single-source provider of Web-based global supply chain risk assessment and data evaluation services. Its Entropy Software Solution helps companies improve accuracy and dependability of reporting, facilitating compliance to internal policies and international standards.
Suited for use as a momentary release for electric locks on doors and gates, the 6170 Series Weatherproof Pushbutton from DynaLock Corporation of Bristol, Connecticut, is designed to withstand outdoor exposure to the elements and other harsh environments. The commercial-grade switch assembly is completely sealed against moisture and dust intrusion. The standard ¾-inch-diameter white, raised-dome pushbutton includes a green LED backlight, selectable for 12 or 24 VDC operation. Momentary-action, SPDT double-break contacts are standard on all models.
The AXIS Q6034-E PTZ Dome Network Camera from Axis Communications of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, is designed for demanding applications. The outdoor-ready pan-tilt-zoom dome provides HDTV coverage of large areas and robust, high-speed pan-tilt performance. The camera provides 18X optical and 12X digital zoom with autofocus. It can tilt 20 degrees above the horizon, enabling better views, especially over uneven terrain. The camera’s day/night functionality ensures high image quality even in low-light conditions. The camera is supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner program, as well as by AXIS Camera Station.
Matrix Systems of Miamisburg, Ohio, offers a powerful, flexible, and feature-rich access control software solution designed to operate with HID VertX, Mercury Security, and Matrix Systems subsystem equipment. The Frontier Universe system’s open architecture, flexibility, and compatibility offer easy integration with any evolving third-party hardware platforms. It can easily integrate access control, time-and-attendance recording, alarm management, guard tour, visitor management, biometrics, credential production, video systems, and other security technologies. FrontierWeb Essentials is a low-cost, user-friendly Web-based access control system developed especially for small and medium-sized businesses. Both Universe and Web Essentials are backed by the company’s 31 years of experience in equipment design, manufacturing, installation, and customer support.
Finger Vein ID
L-1 Identity Solutions
The 4G FingerVein Station from L-1 Identity Solutions of Stamford, Connecticut, is a full-featured device using industry leading finger-vein technology from Hitachi. The easy-to-use device is built on the L-1 4G multi-biometric platform and designed for use in challenging environments. Finger vein technology uses near-infrared light to gather biometric data resulting in consistent and accurate processing, making the solution ideal for many types of applications. This device unleashes a combination of power, usability, and design to address access control and time and attendance requirements of any size anywhere around the world.
PremiSys v2.0 from IDenticard of Lititz, Pennsylvania, has a flexible design that makes it suitable for organizations of all sizes and with varying levels of security requirements. Combining proprietary software with fully-integrated hardware manufactured by Mercury Security, it also includes custom ID badge-making capabilities using built-in photo ID software. The system is compatible with multiple reader technologies including biometric, proximity, smart card, magnetic stripe, and bar code. New features allow it to provide automatic software updates of client PCs, override time zones for a one-time event, prevent some doors from being used while certain others are open, and track software user actions when modifications are made within the system.
Par-Kut International, Inc., of Harrison Township, Michigan, is a specialty manufacturer of portable steel security buildings for commercial and government clients. The company specializes in the design, fabrication, and finishing of built-to-order enclosures. Standard buildings provide environmental shelter in a professional looking structure and allow clients to provide perimeter protection and checkpoints for security officers and visitors. Bullet-resistant and blast-engineered solutions are also available. Other options include custom architectural treatments to blend or match surroundings, built-in restroom facilities for full-time operations, and elevated platforms or trailer-mounted units for special circumstances.
Concentric Security, LLC, of Sykesville, Maryland, specializes in turnkey projects for commercial interests and governments. Concentrating on perimeter security construction allows the company to excel in that area. The company provides a single point for planning, engineering, implementation, and program management of perimeter security solutions. Seasoned professionals forge strong relationships with product and service providers that share the vision of exceeding customer expectations. Solutions can include design/engineering services and extend through product supply, installation, and warranty. Projects include vehicle barriers, fencing, guard booths, and more.
ICx Technologies of Arlington, Virginia, has released an innovative mid-range ground surveillance radar that leverages the resolution and accuracy of its advanced frequency modulated continuous wave radar technology and the extended range and terrain adaptability of traditional Pulse-Doppler radars in a single, compact, and lightweight package. This new radar can be ruggedized for mobile or man-portable applications. Wide area provides advantages over more traditional linear detection sensors and systems, including an efficient, 24/7 persistent surveillance capability both within the perimeter and beyond the fence, all-weather performance, better situational awareness, and more time to assess and respond.
Hybrid Video Management
ExacqVision makes surveillance easy, convenient, and affordable. The ExacqVision Video Management System (VMS) software runs on factory-installed hybrid servers (Windows or Linux) that incorporate analog CCTV cameras along with the latest network (IP) cameras. It can also run on commercial off-the-shelf servers. Made by Exacq Technologies, Inc., of Fishers, Indiana, the hybrid solution helps users who have analog cameras and want to add IP cameras. Each hybrid server accommodates 4 to 64 analog cameras and up to 64 IP cameras. The freely distributed client software connects to multiple servers and is available for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh systems. Video from servers can also be accessed with major Web browsers and mobile devices with Internet access.
The ZXP Series 8 printer from Zebra Technologies of Vernon Hills, Illinois, is a smart retransfer printer. It can produce access cards with high-quality images on both sides of the card and offers the most advanced technologies––from guilloche patterns and holographic foils to contactless entry chips and optical variable ink.
Centralized Access Control
Centrally managed access control from Keyscan Access Control Systems of Whitby, Ontario, Canada, allows integrators and central stations to confidently offer access control as a Web-based service. It creates recurring monthly revenues for integrators and ensures total security for customers, while reducing entry costs. Reverse network connectivity makes installation easy and a highly trained IT staff unnecessary. Security is assured with AES Rijndael 256-bit, U.S. government-approved Top Secret encryption. Customers will save on computers, servers, and administrative costs. With a centrally managed system, all they need is access to the Internet.
Code Blue Corporation of Holland, Michigan, has developed the BLUE ALERT Mass Notification System, which combines state-of-the-art amplifiers, speaker arrays, and software control to quickly inform and direct people in emergency situations. The system is compliant with NFPA 72, 2010 Chapter 24, and allows flexibility in announcement delivery by providing text-to-speech, live broadcast, prerecorded messages, and warning tones options, as well as announcement repeat and scheduling features. Users can easily integrate existing IP-based systems with the robust application programming interface or use Code Blue’s analog products to unite non-IP-based systems. The turnkey mass notification system effectively broadcasts information to a targeted audience.
The Civil Command and Control (C2) Security Solution from Raytheon of Waltham, Massachusetts, provides an efficient and configurable approach to monitoring complex security challenges. It delivers a flexible, scalable security solution with a low total cost of ownership. It is based on open architecture and supports existing security operations while remaining adaptable to future requirements. Sensor correlation improves probability of detection while reducing false and nuisance alarms. Unique sensor-to-sensor tracking capabilities allow users to track events across different sensors and fields of view. The system can be adapted to support any concept of operations, including internal policies, organizational structures, and procedures. Its service-oriented architecture facilitates third-party software integration.
The MorphoAccess range of fingerprint readers from MorphoTrak of Alexandria, Virginia, provides a single solution for securely managing physical access control and time and attendance throughout a business. The MorphoAccess range is the culmination of more than 35 years’ experience in biometric technology. Designed to handle even the most damaged fingerprints and the toughest working environments, the devices range from outdoor IP65-rated readers to readers for individual rooms.
American Science and Engineering
American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E), of Billerica, Massachusetts, offers a drive-through Sentry Portal system that uses a high-energy x-ray transmission source that allows for the high-throughput, rapid screening of cargo for security threats and contraband. This high-penetration system enables thorough inspection of even densely-loaded cargo containers at up to 12 inches (300 mm) of steel. The system features an advanced cargo-sensing subsystem that begins scanning only after the cab has passed to maintain a safe environment, and the extremely low scattered radiation dose means the system is safe for all drivers and operators. The system can be integrated with AS&E’s Z Portal System for enhanced detection of organic materials.