At its 30th anniversary conference, TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” chose nanotechnology to add authentication and branding to its ID badges. The badges were used for event access at the TED2014 and TEDActive 2014 conferences.
The KolourOptik technology from Nanotech Security Corporation produces optically variable images that can be applied to virtually any surface for anti-counterfeit and branding purposes. The images result from billions of nano-scale surface holes that capture and reformulate light waves into brilliant colors without pigments or dyes. Images on the ID badges offer a resolution of more than 50,000 dots per inch.
The images change when tilted or rotated, making them very difficult to reproduce or counterfeit. Take a look at the variable images via the new Security Management app for Apple and Android tablet devices.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Access control equipment and software from Access Control Technology is helping secure Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Kent, United Kingdom.
Allegion PLC provided Schlage electronic locks to Texas Christian University for its new residence halls.
AMG Systems has completed the integration of AMG-Panogenics’ 5-megapixel PanoCam360 cameras with NICE Systems’ NetVision platform.
Andrews International is providing protection for film crews on location in Hawaii, including preventing security leaks and interruptions from fans. One recent team protected the cast and crew of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
ASSA ABLOY and Adirondack Solutions will integrate ASSA ABLOY PERSONA Campus software and Adirondack’s campus life services.
Barix has appointed Thorvin Electronics as its new Canadian distributor.
Kimray, Inc., is using OnAir cloud-based access control from Brivo Systems LLC at two of its facilities. Dowley Security Systems is the integrator for the project.
CNL Software has partnered with Tyco Fire & Security UAE to complete integrated security and fire systems for a building in the United Arab Emirates.
Datawatch Systems has installed access control systems in several buildings in North Carolina and Florida, including the Wells Fargo Capital Center.
Dell and DataMotion are partnering to bring compliance-grade encryption to SonicWall users.
FleishmanHillard and Kroll have formed a strategic alliance that will deliver cybersecurity and data breach risk mitigation services.
FLIR Systems Canada has partnered with ING Robotic Aviation to facilitate industrial infrared inspections and visual gas leak detection.
G4S Technology LLC will provide electronic security for the University of California, San Diego’s Jacobs Medical Center, which is under construction. Kitchell is the general contractor.
Homeland Security Solutions and the Chesapeake Innovation Center have entered into a joint partnership/sponsorship agreement to help promote homeland security technology companies in the Washington, D.C., area.
Intellinote and Virtual Defense and Development International are partnering to digitize intelligence from different sources to analyze and calculate risk more efficiently.
Northwest Missouri State University has adopted the In Case of Crisis app from Irving Burton Associates for emergency preparedness.
Kelvin Hughes and Cambridge Pixel have partnered to expedite the development of the CxEye security display solution.
Lumeta Corporation announced that its product suite is interoperable with the HP ArcSight security information and event management platform.
Morpho is joining with IntegenX to offer DNA identification solutions that provide DNA profiles in 90 minutes.
Open Options has expanded its integration with Milestone Systems video management software to include a new interface to the XProtect Access Control Module.
OSS, Inc., is providing security guard services at EQT Plaza in Pittsburgh for CBR Real Estate Company.
PlateSmart’s ARES access control system was deployed by the Adventist Group Hospital to control access to parking garages. Cypress Computers and Cam Connections facilitated the project.
Perspective software from PPM 2000 supports collaborative information sharing for Microsoft’s investigation teams.
PSA Security Network has announced partnerships with Videotec, Salient Systems Corporation, comCables, and Allegion.
An integrated biometric solution from realtime North America uses vein imaging technology from Fujitsu.
SMARTRAC and RFMicron are working together to develop smart sensing solutions to be integrated in passive RFID.
Software House has announced that its C-CURE 9000 security and event management system is integrated with the STANLEY OMNILOCK Wi-Q wireless lock product line and the Lock-it-Down mobile app from ELERTS Corporation.
Speco Technologies has integrated its ONSIP IP camera series with Control4, a provider of automation systems for homes and businesses.
TraceSecurity and GFI Software have formed a joint product development agreement. TraceSecurity will integrate GFI’s network security scanner and patch management capabilities into TraceCSO.
Tri-Ed has announced distribution agreements with ECKey and Nest.
Zenitel and SKIDATA have announced a partnership for integrating SKIDATA parking devices with Zenitel’s STENTOFON audio communications solutions.
Amika Mobile announced that the City of Ottawa has chosen Amika Mobility Servers for its Emergency Operations Center. CAE is the prime contractor on the project, which includes WebEOC from Intermedix.
ELERTS Corporation has joined the Yarmouth Police Department and Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District in Massachusetts to launch a program that uses mobile technology to improve school security.
G4S Technology LLC was awarded contracts by the Virginia Department of Transportation to provide fiber optic infrastructure and services along a stretch of I-64 for improved corridor surveillance and travel safety.
The Federal Republic of Somalia launched two new citizen secure ID programs, which were designed and implemented by Al Madina Group, Ebtikart Smart System, and HID Global.
INSIDE Secure has started delivering its secure microcontroller for the Carte SESAM-Vitale 2 program, France’s national health care insurance card.
South Sound 911 of Pierce County, Washington, has selected public safety solutions from Intergraph.
Lenco Industries, Inc., has delivered BearCat armored vehicles to the Australian National Counter Terrorism Committee.
The Colombian Army conducted an emergency management exercise using MASA Group simulation software for Ecopetrol, a South American oil company.
Quantico Tactical was awarded a five-year contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide special operations equipment to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, and federal civilian agencies.
TenCate Advanced Armor was selected by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to provide an armor solution for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AlliedBarton Security Services was recognized as a LearningElite company by Chief Learning Officer magazine for the fourth consecutive year.
Eid Passport, Inc., has received SAFETY Act certification for its RAPIDGate technology from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
HID Global Malaysia has achieved ISO 14001:2004 environmental management certification.
SecuGen Corporation announced that its Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint reader has been certified by the Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification Directorate of India.
The Security Industry Association honored products from its New Product Showcase at the ISC West trade show. Chosen as the best new product was the SV3 from Building Intelligence, Inc., a software application that integrates with local access control systems and other devices to keep tabs on visitors to a facility. The Judges Choice Award went to the dFENCE ballistic barrier from dFENCE. Another 25 products won in categories from access control to video surveillance. The judges chose an additional six products for honorable mention awards. See the complete list of winners at www.iscwest.com/SIANPS/Award-Winners/.
Tacprogear and Tacprogear BLACK soft body armor have received the highest level of protection certification from the National Institute of Justice.
ADI has opened a new branch in La Vista, Nebraska.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev signed an agreement with the Israel National Cyber Bureau to develop CyberSpark, a cyber research center.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders and the Institute for Behavioral Training are partnering to train first responders on how to approach and interact with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
FST21 is rebranding as FST Biometrics and further concentrating its efforts on its In Motion Identification technology.
Hyper-Reach has announced its free Event Alert Initiative, which will help emergency personnel send emergency alerts to local residents plus out-of-town visitors to such events as marathons, festivals, and other gatherings. The company is coordinating the service in conjunction with the U.S. National Emergency Alert Registry.
(ISC)2 has announced the availability of its Certified Cyber Forensics Professional-European Union (CCFP-EU) certification in Europe.
Middle Atlantic Products has redesigned its Web site to help customers find exactly what they are looking for.
PhysiciansforCivilDefense.org is offering free color-indicating expedient radiation detectors to all U.S. police and firefighters.
SFC Energy has opened a new EFOY service center and warehouse in Calgary, Canada.
The Security Industry Association has released an update to the SIA Privacy Framework to assist security companies with the development of privacy policies.
Silent Knight by Honeywell has launched a new Web site at SilentKnight.com.
The University of West Florida Innovation Institute has launched the Center for Cybersecurity to complement its cybersecurity programming for bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificates in cybersecurity, intelligence analysis, and information security management.