A sampling of the newest security services and technologies you may have missed at the annual ASIS event in Atlanta.
KeyWatcher from Morse Watchmans Inc. of Oxford, Connecticut, is a full-featured key management system that provides an integrated access control solution. The modular system offers credit card holders and lockers to secure items that need to be tracked. Access control modules available include the built-in keypad, fingerprint reader, and magnetic stripe or proximity card reader. The unit can also be integrated with other access devices. An illuminated LED display prompts users and provides on-site audit trail data. The Smart Key locking mechanism with built-in memory chip locks each key into place and contains an identifier. The built-in keypad holds up to 2,000 user codes with five levels of access. The stainless steel cabinet resists abuse and sounds an audible alarm if tampered with. Available KeyPro management software generates reports to maintain maximum control of access and security issues.
New ViconNet 5, the latest version of digital video management software from Vicon Industries Inc. of Hauppauge, New York, introduces open architecture, making its performance and high-end features available for use with other manufacturers’ IP cameras and edge devices. It is compatible with IP cameras, including megapixel cameras, from most major manufacturers, including Axis, Acti, Sony, Panasonic, and many others. In addition, it features fully integrated video analytics within the ViconNet interface, allowing for control and viewing of behavior detections from right within the surveillance screens. Other features include logical camera groups, flexible frame rates, alarm alerts, and alarm investigation tools.
KeyTrak, Inc., of College Station, Texas, offers computerized, automated solutions to efficiently control assets and people. KeyTrak, KeySafe, and KeyTrak Guardian systems offer multilevel access control, ensuring accountability and providing peace of mind. Features include convenient, flexible remote management via the Web; locking steel drawers, lockers, or key panels; lighted key tags; user-defined e-mail reports; and real-time records of all transactions. Centralized management reduces rekeying costs and eliminates lost or stolen keys to help businesses enhance security, improve productivity, and reduce costs. KeyTrak provides a safe, organized way to contain keys and sensitive assets for hospitals, military bases, government facilities, hotels, schools, car dealerships, apartments, and commercial properties.
Access Control Software
The WinDSX total access control software demo CD from Dallas-based DSX Access Systems, Inc., provides an extensive narrated walkthrough of the WinDSX program. It also serves as a basic administrative training tool for customers. Some features are threat level management, time zones controlled with linking, elevator control interface, digital video recorder interfaces, CCTV control, integral photo ID and badging, LAN/WAN compatibility, smart card and biometric integration, visitor management, lighting and HVAC control, and time-and-attendance integration. A free copy of the software demo CD is available upon request at www.dsxinc.com under “Requests.”
Made for use as a momentary release for electric locks on doors and gates, the new 6170 Series Weatherproof Pushbutton from DynaLock Corporation of Bristol, Connecticut, is designed to withstand outdoor exposure to the elements and other harsh environments. It features a commercial-grade switch assembly that is rated watertight to IP68 standards and completely sealed against moisture and dust intrusion. The 3/4-inch-diameter, white, raised-dome pushbutton includes a green LED backlight selectable for 12- or 24-VDC operation. Momentary-action double-break contacts and a faceplate gasket are standard. Six models provide a choice of blank or standard silk-screened signage faceplates. All units carry the DynaLife lifetime warranty.
Mac Print Driver
As the demand for Apple’s Mac operating system increases, Team NiSCA of Somerset, New Jersey, has invested in Mac driver support for its ID card printers, including the PR5300 entry-level dual-sided printer, the PR5310 smart-card printer, and the PR5350 high-speed smart-card printer. The new driver will be available by request through authorized distribution partners. The print driver will comply with printing standards as defined by Apple in reference to the OS X operating system. The print driver will be designed to operate on Intel-based Apple hardware running OS X version 10.2 or newer.
Covenant Security of Herndon, Virginia, provides a wide range of high-quality protective force, tactical training, and security solutions through four operating companies: Covenant Homeland Security Solutions, Covenant Aviation Security, Covenant Security Services, and Covenant Security International, in addition to the Covenant Training Center, a 2000-acre tactical training center in McGregor, Texas. Services include protective force operations (armed and unarmed), security program management, CFATS compliance consulting, critical infrastructure protection, industrial security services, aviation security services, emergency preparedness and planning, tactical training, investigations, audits, survey services, executive protection, risk assessment and management, special security operations, ancillary services, preemployment screening, drug testing, FOCI program management, OSHA safety, and canine operations.
The TALAN telephone and line analyzer from Research Electronics International of Algood, Tennessee, evaluates digital and analog telephone systems and other wiring for eavesdropping threats. Among its new testing technologies are line nonlinear junction detection, which indicates if any electronics are attached to a wire; digital demodulation, which can indicate if a digital phone system is passing audio when it shouldn’t; a frequency domain reflectometer to check for impedance anomalies or taps on a phone line; and an automated switching matrix to automate tests on all pair combinations of wires on a telephone line. The device also integrates and automates standard telephone testing equipment such as multimeter tests for voltage, current resistance, and capacitance; an audio amplifier to indicate if the line is passing audio; a spectrum analyzer up to 85 MHz, and oscilloscope.
Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, USIS has more than 7,000 employees that support business operations in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and overseas. The company was formed in 1996 when a government program was privatized. It provides security solutions, background investigations, and employment and drug screenings to government and corporate clients. The Government Solutions Group is composed of the Investigative Services Division, the largest provider of security investigations for the federal government, and the National Security Division, a global supplier of national security. The two divisions performed more than 1.7 million investigations for government agencies in 2007. Their missions are supported by secure, proprietary IT systems.
TAC of Carrollton, Texas, has released TAC Vista 5.1 featuring integration with digital and network video systems from Pelco. TAC Vista receives events and alarms from the video system so that camera and video server status can be monitored, alarmed on, and even presented in graphics. The system allows for other subsystems to be connected, so users can view live video while managing other building-related tasks without switching to a different application. Up to 30 video feeds can be viewed inside of one window at a time. Operators can also control camera movement, recall positions, and configure the preset positions. With the TAC Vista Workstation, users can initiate video recording and playback. Operators can also set the system to automatically start recording when an alarm is triggered, allowing them to access live or recorded video feed (or both) from the alarm scene.
Central Management from ClickIt, Inc., of Bethpage, New York, offers true management of video assets. By monitoring the status of video systems, it provides comprehensive centralized data collection and enterprise reporting capabilities to support critical applications such as analytics, access control, and POS and ATM interfaces. Core components include remote systems monitoring, remote systems management, centralized data collection and reporting, and the scalability to support hundreds to thousands of video systems. The system ensures high availability and performance of video systems by managing and reporting on issues before they become problems.
Manufactured for Louisiana State University by B.I.G. Enterprises of South El Monte, California, the Estate parking control/guard booth was specially designed to complement the architecture of the buildings it protects. Built to strict hurricane codes, the booth features a copper standing-seam roof, gutters, and downspouts. The unit comes factory-prepared for onsite installation of architectural brick and electrical, mechanical, and cabinetry fittings. The booth provides safety and comfort for the guards, with electrical connections, air conditioning and heating, data and communications lines, and cabinets. It can also be customized for specific security needs including bullet- and blast-resistance.
High Volume Shredder
Security Engineered Machinery of Westboro, Massachusetts, has introduced a new shredder that economically and conveniently shreds high volumes of paper. The Model 1201PF shredder has an automatic sheet feeder that accepts stacks of up to 1,000 sheets at a time. A bypass slot allows single sheets to be manually fed without interrupting the automatic feeder. The heavy-duty cutting head reduces paper to crosscut 1/4- by 1/2-inch shreds. The unit accepts paper up to 12 1/4 inches wide and features automatic stop/start/reverse/shutoff and an LCD status panel. An automatic fan press saves time by compacting shreds for fewer bag changes.
The Destroyit 4005 shredder from MBM Corporation of North Charleston, South Carolina, features automatic oiler and jam protection. The latest addition to MBM’s line of business shredders, the new device has an Electronic Capacity Control indicator that helps prevent paper jams, and automatic oil injection ensures optimum performance at all times. Industry-leading safety features like the “Easy Switch” multifunction control element and an electronically controlled safety shield make the unit one of the safest shredders in its class. At its core are heavy-duty, hardened-steel cutting shafts covered by a lifetime warranty. A strip-cut and two crosscut models are available. Like all the company’s shredders, they conform to the latest UL standards issued in July 2007.
Chicago-based HR Plus, a division of AlliedBarton Security Services, offers a comprehensive single-source solution to meet the employment and background screening needs of clients in many industries. Core services include integrated applicant tracking solutions, background screening, drug testing, fingerprinting, and identity protection solutions. Experienced verification specialists personally prove and independently manage each investigation. A guaranteed response time of three business days allows clients to hire candidates more quickly. Services are available through a secure and easy-to-navigate Web interface that can be customized to meet clients’ needs and integrated into most human resources workflows. The HR Plus Signature Solution is a paperless legal signature capture technology. Another specialty offering is the Executive Screening Program.
Atlanta-based Salto Systems, Inc., uses RFID read/write technology to provide most of the features of an online locking system in an off-line system, saving expensive wiring and RF backbone costs. Because the system utilizes the latest in RFID technology, the “key” to a guest room no longer needs to be a flat piece of plastic. Doors can be opened with a watch, a cell phone, a key chain, or other item. Hotels can eliminate the plastic key-card waste by giving guests a reusable key fob made of virtually any material. This feature reduces operating costs while protecting the environment. The company’s i-Locker units can be retrofitted into most existing lockers, offering the same security features that its door units have—an extensive audit trail, integration with point-of-sale and property-management systems, as well as exclusive Salto Virtual Network remote communication and monitoring.
The need to protect people and infrastructure without disrupting the smooth flow of commerce is essential. Intergraph of Huntsville, Alabama, offers proven solutions for transportation security, as well as antiterrorism, force protection, and border security. It provides a scalable, integrated system that fuses complex data from disparate security systems into the company’s widely used law enforcement-based, computer-aided dispatch system for an easy-to-assimilate operating picture. The common operating picture simplifies monitoring, improves detection accuracy, and speeds up responses to all types of security issues and threats. Designed to protect from all hazards, it provides a decision support system that reduces risk and focuses limited resources on confirmed threats. It enables users to secure vulnerable areas, detect and assess threats, and share information for multi-agency collaboration.
The new expiring One Day Visitor Pass from Data Management, Inc., of Farmington, Connecticut, changes color after one day to prevent its reuse. The pass requires no assembly. Its unique design has a fold-over tab that activates a portion of the badge upon issue. The pass displays a red “VOID” within a day of activation, rendering the badge unusable. The visitor pass is available in a bound-logbook style that retains the visitor’s information confidentially. It is also available on unbound sheets, in five different border colors, with or without personalization.
Color ID Printers
Performance-class card printers from Zebra Technologies of Vernon Hills, Illinois, offer enhanced encoding functionality. They support a wide variety of sophisticated auto-identification, access control and asset tracking applications in tandem with Zebra’s new single- or double-sided UHF cards that enable a read-range up to 30 percent longer than standard cards. The P330i (single-sided) and P430i (double-sided) card printer/encoders feature 4-MB image memory standard, a 16-character LCD display, and an angled, high-capacity card feeder for faster throughput and fewer rejections. Designed for use with Zebra-designed form factors, they are also compatible with cards from other vendors. Options include a magnetic encoder and built-in Ethernet capability.
The HPRID is a hand-held, portable, rugged, and highly accurate radioisotope detector and identifier from Smiths Detection of Pine Branch, New Jersey. It uses Symetrica’s Discovery technology under an exclusive license. Discovery technology features advanced spectrum processing and identification algorithms that transform a highly sensitive sodium-iodide detector into a high-resolution spectrometer capable of identifying challenging isotopes. It can be used in “survey” mode to detect radioactive sources and identify whether the energy signature corresponds to harmless naturally occurring radiation or a more dangerous source. For each source identified, the device provides the identification, confidence level of the identification, and a risk assessment describing the source as innocent, suspicious, or threatening.
Network Dome Cameras
Pelco of Clovis, California, has launched a high-performance IP network pan-tilt-zoom camera dome designed by security professionals specifically for security applications. The new Pelco Spectra IV IP-based camera/dome positioning system has all the advantages of an advanced network camera, together with the features, responsiveness, and reliability of the company’s analog cameras. It provides high-end performance, advanced features, and broad product line compatibility. It supports seamless integration into all video security applications by delivering simultaneous IP and analog functionality. Its modularity affords the user multiple configurations from the same platform, ease of installation, and ease of maintenance.
The Detex EasyKit catalog number from Detex Corporation of New Braunfels, Texas, specifies everything needed for virtually any door application. For example, the AODX10ERX1S-1 Automatically Operated Door EasyKit integrates the Advantex latch retraction exit device and a low-energy, automatic operator with prewired, built-in latch retraction power supply. Also included are two wireless ADA activation buttons, a power transfer, code-compliant signage, and an easy-to-follow wiring diagram. This solution was designed by customers for doors where access control and a low-energy, automatic operator is required. Other EasyKit systems offer various configurations, and customers can work with the company to create their own EasyKits. Engineered and assembled in America, Detex products are backed worldwide by Detex-trained support.
Designed Security, Inc., of Bastrop, Texas, has introduced the Entry Sentry tailgate detection system. It uses 32 infrared sensors to detect tailgating through any door or hallway, setting off an alarm when more than one person enters at a time. Its advanced sensor technology recognizes inanimate objects, while adjustable sensitivity helps eliminate false alerts. This simple solution can be configured to trigger local or remote alarms and integrates with access control systems. The company also offers door alarms, annunciators, pushbuttons, key switches, tailgate detection, and mantrap systems.
The S-44 video server, a recently introduced four-channel video codec, is the newest addition to the Siqura product family from Optelecom-NKF of Germantown, Maryland. The device combines four Texas Instruments digital signal processors (DSPs) on a single board. Each DSP can simultaneously transmit two MPEG-2 and/or MPEG-4 video streams and one Motion-JPEG stream, with all of them running at full D1 resolution. This capability to “triple stream” makes each channel available for simultaneous recording, live viewing, and screen capture.
Sagem Morpho Inc. of Tacoma, Washington, has created a smart card access device to meet the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s implementation requirements for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The MA521 TWIC is designed to read encrypted biometric data such as a digital fingerprint, perform the match to the cardholder, and issue an active-card authentication across a contactless interface. If changing circumstances require an increase in security levels, the reader can be configured to augment authentication requirements. At the highest level of security, the entire procedure takes less than two seconds; at the lowest level, less than a second.
PPM 2000 of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, provides innovative incident reporting and investigation management software for the corporate security industry. Its flagship product, Perspective, offers a single enterprise platform to capture and report data relative to incidents and investigations, helping organizations accomplish their security, risk management, and compliance objectives through data-driven decision making and knowledge management. Interactive user dashboards and integration with Microsoft Outlook encourage collaboration, while procedural consistency is emphasized through well-designed incident and investigation workflow. For statistical reporting, users can perform custom analytical searching on any information in their database and present findings in a variety of ways, including advanced charting and graphing options.
Concentric Security, LLC, of Sykesville, Maryland, provides perimeter security construction for homeland security and force protection applications. The company specializes in turnkey projects for federal, state, and local governments, as well as commercial clients. The company offers a single point for planning, engineering, implementing, and managing viable security solutions including access control points. In addition, its GSA Federal Supply Schedule includes solutions that can begin with design and engineering services and extend through product supply, installation, service, and warranty. Available products include active and passive vehicle barriers, antiram and anticlimb fencing, architectural precast concrete, ballistic-rated guard booths, ID-check canopies, architectural and engineering services, and construction.
Videx, Inc., of Corvallis, Oregon, now offers the Rechargeable CyberKey that brings additional flexibility to the CyberLock Electronic Lock System. Environmentally friendly, its lithium-ion polymer battery is rechargeable and has a battery-life of three to four years. The standard CyberKey is still available for those who prefer a key that does not need recharging. The programmability of both keys is the same, so they can be used interchangeably with the CyberLock system. Each user’s electronic key can be set to open selected locks on specific days, and only during certain times on those days. Both the electronic key and lock store a record of openings, providing detailed audit reporting for management.
The Control Systems Cyber Security Self-Assessment Tool (CS2SAT) from Idaho National Laboratory of Idaho Falls, Idaho, provides users with a systematic and repeatable approach for assessing the cyber security posture of their industrial control system networks. Developed under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security Control Systems Security Program by experts from national laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the desktop software tool guides users through a step-by-step process to collect facility-specific control system information and make recommendations for improving the system’s security. The tool pulls recommendations from a database of best practices, which have been adapted specifically for application to industry control system networks and components. Each recommendation is linked to a set of actions that can be applied to remediate specific security vulnerabilities.
Siveillance SiteIQ protects ports, airports, industrial facilities, and other critical infrastructures. New from Siemens of Zug, Switzerland, it automates surveillance and provides immediate situational awareness. Studies have shown that surveillance effectiveness drops sharply after 30 minutes, so this system combines video input from multiple cameras with other security data, such as access control and smart fences, and displays the results on one screen. The system detects, tracks, and classifies activity in real time, enabling users to see what is happening across an entire site at all times.
SK-NET Access Control Software from Secura Key of Chatsworth, California, offers automatic configuration with the new SK-LAN-MOD plug-in LAN modules. The system will search for and connect to all modules. These compact modules receive their power from the panel, eliminating the need for an external power supply. Different models accommodate Ethernet and wireless installations. The SK-ACP is a highly sophisticated two-door access control unit that is easy to use. The unit accepts readers that have a Wiegand output with virtually any card technology. The two doors controlled by the unit can operate independently via two programmable inputs. Secura Key also offers the e*ACCESS kits, which contain everything needed for a two-door access control system, including SK-NET software, SK-ACP, cards, readers, and a power supply.
The SABRE CENTURION II air monitoring system combined with FirstView-iSC3 command-and-control software offer an integrated approach for detection, identification, and response to a chemical release. New from Smiths Detection of Pine Brook, New Jersey, the automated and autonomous, fixed-site unit continuously monitors air around the detector or in a building’s HVAC system for the presence of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. Up to 70 units can be networked together. The software works with analog or IP video surveillance systems, linking to video feeds when an alarm is triggered. If a programmed substance is detected, the monitor sends an alarm message while containing the spread of the substance.
Honeywell of Louisville, Kentucky, has introduced a powerful new enterprise-class video management solution that bridges the gap between analog and digital systems. It controls multiple video subsystems to enhance the operator’s experience with maximum efficiency and minimum effort. The intelligent management platform leverages existing video infrastructure to collect, manage, and present video clearly and efficiently. The next-generation command-and-control interface efficiently operates equipment from Honeywell and other manufacturers. The system determines the capabilities of each subsystem across various sites, and the unified configuration and viewer allows management of any analog or digital video device. It also provides world-class integration with access control and alarm intrusion systems, further maximizing the value of the system to end users.
Protection One of Lawrence, Kansas, provides monitored security services in the United States. More than 3,000 professionals provide service from more than 60 branch offices and three state-of-the-art monitoring facilities. The national accounts team works solely with national customers. A program of training and testing ensures that each security system is fully integrated and capable of meeting customers’ security needs. The company is committed to exploring and implementing new technologies, like e-Secure, its Web- and text-enabled security service. Subscribers control and monitor their home or business security systems from any Internet connection and use their PDAs or cell phones to arm and disarm their systems, as well as receive e-mail or text-message alerts for non-alarm sensor activity.
The Secura Fence system from Alabama Metal Industries Corporation (AMICO) of Birmingham, Alabama, can deter criminals attempting to steal copper from construction and utility sites, as well as many other uses. The system is made from a solid sheet of high tensile/low-alloy steel that is simultaneously slit and stretched into a rigid, open-mesh design that does not unweave or come apart. This system is extremely difficult to cut, climb, or crawl under and, when used with an electronic detection device, provides ample response time for authorities. The system can be installed as a new fence or to retrofit an existing perimeter fence.
The new Nisca PR-C101 printer from Team NiSCA of Somerset, New Jersey, provides a simple and affordable out-of-the-box solution for high-quality ID cards with low maintenance requirements. The printer is small enough to fit into an office overhead bin or under a counter. Offering a rotating LCD panel and optional front or back exit, the printer can be placed in any orientation to fit a small office space. The printer’s ribbon cassette and cleaning assist roller unit are disposable. Packaged with entry-level badging software, this basic professional solution also features edge-to-edge dye-sublimation printing, a removable 100-card feeder, an optional magnetic or contactless smart-card encoder, and a two-year warranty.
New Eco-Saver briquetting systems from Security Engineered Machinery of Westboro, Massachusetts, reduce large volumes of loose waste to small, manageable briquettes. A briquetting press can be paired with any new or existing disintegrator from the company. Using a high-pressure hydraulic ram it compacts shredded paper, cardboard, and other light materials for recycling or easy disposal. Available in three models, the units can reduce paper waste volume by up to 90 percent, thus reducing storage, transportation, and disposal costs. Fine dust produced in the disintegration process can be efficiently collected and incorporated into the briquettes, improving in-plant air quality and housekeeping, while lowering the risk of combustion. The briquettes can be sold as fuel for certain stoves and furnaces, and some paper mills buy briquettes to make recycled paper.
JVC Professional Products Company of Wayne, New Jersey, has introduced the JVC VN-V686WPU PTZ Dome IP camera for close, clear images. It features a true optical 36X zoom and progressive output CCD imaging that delivers dual JPEG and MPEG smooth-motion streams at 30 frames per second. Intelligent Auto Tracking allows users to easily lock onto and track targets. The unit features a hot-swappable camera head for easy maintenance and is backed by the company’s hassle-free three-year warranty. The camera also includes a new direct-drive mechanism providing faster and more accurate pan-tilt-zoom functionality, and 24-VAC power. The camera is enclosed in a waterproof, weatherproof case with a fan and heater.
SARGENT Manufacturing Company of New Haven, Connecticut, has introduced a networked lockset that eliminates the need to hardwire door locks. The Profile Series v.S2 combines access control intelligence and all door components into a single package, integrating hardware, card reader/keypad, and monitoring capabilities. It uses standard wireless technology (802.11b/g) to communicate and provides complete access control features in online and offline operation, including forced door, unknown card, and door-held-open real-time alarms. Using WiFi to update the intelligent hardware significantly reduces hardware and labor costs, while providing advanced data security with open-standard encryption techniques such as WEP, WPA, and LEAP. Distributed intelligence at each opening maximizes uptime and redundancy. The lockset supports HID 125 kHz proximity credentials and has a keypad option for dual credentialing. Each lock supports 2,000 users and a 10,000-event transaction history.
ADT Security Services of Boca Raton, Florida, has acquired FirstService Security, formerly a division of FirstService Corporation. The acquisition is being integrated into ADT North America, where it will strengthen the company’s range of integrated security systems services. FirstService brings expertise as a leading security integrator, with extensive experience in integrating commercial systems for a wide-variety of industries. The new addition will expand ADT’s capabilities in working with information systems and networks to open up business opportunities in vertical markets such as banking and energy. FirstService Security formerly operated under the Security Services & Technologies brand name in the United States and under the Intercon Security brand name in Canada.
The HubWayLD16 Active UTP Transceiver hub with integral camera power transmits UTP video, RS-422/RS-485 data, and power over a single CAT-5 or higher structured cable. New from Altronix of Brooklyn, New York, the unit provides 16 camera channels in a space-saving 19-inch rack-mount chassis. Video transmission range is up to 3000 feet per channel. The units are compatible with fixed or pan-tilt-zoom cameras when using Altronix HubWayAv or HubWayDv Video Balun/Combiners. In addition, the unit features individually selectable 24-VAC or 28-VAC fuse-protected outputs with surge suppression and picture and gain control.
SmartID, SmartTRANS, and SmartTOUCH readers from HID Global of Irvine, California, comprise a stylish, highly customizable line that includes single-technology 13.56 MHz, multi-technology 13.56 MHz and 125 kHz (HID Prox), and single-technology 13.56 MHz with biometric authentication. Featuring ISO 14443A MIFARE/DESFire compatibility, the SmartID reader offers the ability to provide card and reader solutions no matter what the smart-card technology. Readers are available with or without keypads, adding an extra layer of protection for higher security installations. Designed for a wide variety of applications from entry-level access control to secure ID management, the reader family can be configured for every access control application challenge.
AXIS P3301-V fixed-dome network cameras offer compact and discreet indoor video surveillance with superior image quality, including progressive scan and wide dynamic range. Made by Axis Communications of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, they provide multi-streaming H.264 as well as MJPEG in full frame rate, two-way audio, and power over Ethernet. Video intelligence includes video motion detection, audio detection, and alarm at camera tampering attempts such as blocking or spray-painting. Advanced network capabilities such as access control and logging, quality of service, and IPv6 support optimize security, efficiency, and manageability. Ideal for securing retail stores, schools, airports, banks, or governmental buildings, it is also available in a vandal-resistant version.
Rapiscan Systems of Hawthorne, California, has added to its comprehensive baggage and parcel inspection product line. The Rapiscan 620DV (Dual-View) x-ray screening system is an advanced checkpoint solution designed for aviation and other high security applications. By providing two perpendicular views, the unit provides a more complete perspective of the scanned items, regardless of their orientation in the system. This reduces the need to reposition and rescan parcels, thereby improving detection and throughput. The company’s Organic Threat Highlight Imaging step process feature improves the visual processing of explosive and liquid threats.
Headquartered in White Plains, New York, ITT engineers, implements, and maintains customized solutions that secure the nation’s borders, ports, and infrastructure. By combining integrated software architecture and leading-edge technology, the company creates a user interface that enhances and maintains national security. Systems can limit the effects of disasters, detect terrorist activity, and provide intelligence that help prevent attacks before they happen.
Advanced Driving & Security Inc. of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, is an advanced driving school that specializes in training security drivers and executive protection teams and hosting corporate fleet safety programs. The company, which specializes in corporate security and law enforcement training, can design and implement courses for a wide audience. The company has formed a new partnership with the Sig Sauer Academy so that customers can receive driver, firearms, and tactics training in one combined course. Also available through ADSI for the 2009 season are MOAB Training International programs for managing aggressive behavior.
The i-Pro WV-NF302 Ruggedized megapixel day/night fixed dome network camera delivers intelligent networking. New from Panasonic Security Systems of Secaucus, New Jersey, its automatically adjustable image compression conserves bandwidth and provides higher quality images in alarm mode. The camera features a built-in network interface and power over Ethernet, plus a 1280 x 960 megapixel image sensor with dual streaming capabilities. Its heavy-duty metal body and polycarbonate dome stand up to demanding applications. Other features include a 10mm varifocal lens with up to 4X digital zoom; built-in video motion detection; progressive output for clear moving images without tearing; an RGB filter for superior color reproduction; and indoor/outdoor selectable light control modes. A memory card slot allows backup recording in case of network failure.
SANYO Security Systems of Chatsworth, California, has introduced a new high-definition megapixel IP video surveillance camera with dual H.264 and JPEG compression engines. An on-board Web browser and power over Ethernet make IP setup and system integration fast and easy. Its HDMI video interface plus standard analog and video BNC posts enable integration into virtually any system configuration. The camera also includes a built-in SD card slot with two USB terminals for local hard-disk drive support and a specially designed 10X glass optical zoom lens with a wide 6.3 mm to 63 mm field of view. The camera provides built-in image stabilization, a true day/night cut filter, and automatic-focus exposure control for advanced external video analytics.
American Military University of Manassas, Virginia, specializes in education programs that are in demand by security professionals. Regionally and nationally accredited, the university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs that are affordable, flexible, and well-respected. Relevant degree programs include intelligence studies, security management, information systems security, and homeland security. All courses are online, so students have the flexibility of taking classes any time or any place that fits their schedule.
Brivo Systems, LLC, of Bethesda, Maryland, has launched the OnSite SE, an IT appliance-based access control solution for organizations that wish to retain configuration and event data in their own network. The system uses a rack-mounted embedded Web platform capable of provisioning and managing multiple networked control panels. Using a dedicated controller to manage multiple control panels on a corporate LAN or across the Internet, it supports up to 300 readers and 25,000 users, with a database capacity of 1 million events. If needs change, a customer can later convert to Brivo’s Web-hosted solution without replacing control panels or rebuilding the user database.
The new Surveillance and Monitoring Desk Systems from Middle Atlantic Products of Fairfield, New Jersey, are designed with flexibility for efficient operation with enhanced comfort and usability for system operators. The new designs include ergonomically contoured edges for desktops and keyboard shelves, increased adjustment capability for up to six LCD screens per desk, and improved keyboard support ergonomics. Attractive and modern, the desk systems feature new color options, including honey maple, dark cherry, and pepperstone. Repositioned cable entry points on the desk surface provide improved cable management with more routing options from the desk to the monitors.
Integrated Security Systems
New York City-based 4D Security was formed to counter the threat of international terrorism by providing a total security solution for businesses and government agencies. Among its past installations around the globe are gateways at New York City airports and sensitive government facilities in the United States and abroad. The company offers state-of-the-art hardware and software to create all-weather perimeter protection systems that detect intrusions on land or at sea. It provides a cohesive system that includes hardware, software, systems integration services, simulations, and testing.
Autoclear of Fairfield, New Jersey, presents the Scintrex Trace E4500 advanced trace explosives detector. The desktop unit was developed to detect explosives, such as C4, Semtex, TNT, and TATP. Small, light, and durable, the device can be easily transported. It operates on the principle of GC-Chemiluminescence, so it is self-calibrated and not subject to faulty operator adjustments. The 11-pound unit is rugged for field use and easy to carry in its compact, foam-padded case. It features a simple push-button and automatic operation and the warm-up time is less than twenty minutes.
Access Specialties of St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced that its Access Security Integrator, an SQL-based access control and security management system, now integrates with Pelco’s Endura and 8100 series digital video recorders. All Access Security Integrator systems (version 3.4.0 or later) support the new integration. User-definable access control events, such as specific cardholder transactions, alarm types, and conditions, can trigger DVR responses that include video recording, still-image capture, and specific camera presets. Users can call up stored video or image file from within the access control program to compare it against stored photographs within the application. Because links to video clips are stored in the same database, customers can manage both systems on the same workstation.
The AC-1700 is the new generation of access control panel from Sielox Access Control of Runnemede, New Jersey. It incorporates cutting edge technology to become a true IP solution supporting power over Ethernet and data transfer rates up to 100 megabits per second. The unit can be deployed as main controller or terminal controller. Implemented as a main controller, the AC-1700 can control up to 16 terminal controllers, including one on-board, and provides regional antipassback functionality and regional input/output linking. Featuring a removable secure digital card, the unit has storage capacity ranging from 128 megabytes to 8 gigabytes for controller database and events storage. Equipped with a Web-based maintenance port, technicians can perform infield diagnostics and updates using a Web browser.
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) announced that Garrett Metal Detectors of Garland, Texas, is an official supplier of metal detectors for the games. The company will provide 1,650 metal detection products, including 550 walk-through and 1,100 hand-held metal detectors for security use. Garrett will provide the equipment, accessories, training, assembly, installation, and servicing. As part of the agreement, Garrett receives exclusive rights in the metal detector product category for the 2010 Winter Games and sponsorship rights for the Canadian Olympic team for Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, and London 2012.
Mobile Incident Alerts
G4S Wackenhut of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida has launched Secure Trax, a state-of-the-art security administration application using PDA units to manage security. The application is a fully integrated security solution built on mobile computing technology. The units provide detailed and reliable incident notification in real time. The technology adds value to facilities and risk management, legal, safety, engineering, and building services by capturing and disseminating vital data. Secure Trax offers real-time incident alerts, e-mail mass notification, incident reporting trend analysis, GPS tracking, tour-watch features, safety inspections, automated check-in and check-out, and cell phone/push-to-talk. It can lead to cost savings by replacing multiple pieces of equipment that have historically functioned as separate and disconnected systems.
Digital Identification Solutions of Greenville, South Carolina, presents the affordable and reliable EDIsecure Professional Line of card printers with options for in-line lamination, Ethernet connectivity, contact chip encoding, and contactless encoder/readers, including MIFARE, DESFire, Prox, and iCLASS. Professional Line printers include the economical XID560ie, the double-side XID570ie, the workhorse XID580ie, and the high-production XID590ie retransfer card printers, plus the resilient DCP360i direct card printer. The company also offers a Value Line of direct card printers, card management software, a complete ID badging and Web-enabled enrollment application, biometric and image capture devices, and enhancement tools.
Nexus is a new comprehensive software suite from FLIR Systems, Inc., of Portland, Oregon, that gives security professionals the tools they need to create customizable video and sensor networks quickly and easily. With unprecedented interconnectivity, Nexus lets end users, OEMs, and integrators turn a collection of discrete cameras, sensors, and radars into a seamless network. The software makes FLIR cameras plug-and-play compatible with existing third-party video and enterprise management systems. The company offers comprehensive packages for simple, turnkey end-user installations. Users can display video from thermal or other surveillance cameras on the Nexus console and use built-in tools to add functionality to their systems.
On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. of Suffern, New York, has introduced Ocularis, an IP video surveillance management solution with the large-scale functionality of traditional matrix switching systems and the benefits of software-driven management. It controls applications on a single platform, allowing users to identify incidents, notify personnel, and manage responses. The system records all cameras for archival use and employs advanced analytics to detect and filter events. With policy-based “push” video, fewer people are required to monitor live activity, and bandwidth utilization is reduced. Software applications include a virtual matrix and monitoring system; multisite/multiserver network video recording and camera management platforms; graphical user interface with touchscreen map-driven navigation; monitoring and control via standard Internet browser; portable client for remote camera access, monitoring, and control; and content analytics modules.