Author: Jay Bartlett

Qognify Appoints Brian Laurienzo as Director of Transportation, Americas

Qognify announced the appointment of Brian Laurienzo as its Director of Transportation, Americas. Qognify provides physical security software solutions to national rail operators and infrastructure owners, international airports and mass transit systems around the world. Earlier this month, Qognify launched a new solution – Qognify VMS. This next-generation video management system enables transportation organizations to maximize the outcomes of their physical security strategies thanks to advanced integration capabilities, true enterprise-class functionalities and unparalleled low total cost of ownership.

Allied Universal Acquires Hawaii’s Largest Locally-Owned Security Firm

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of Star Protection Agency (Star), the largest locally-owned security firm in Hawaii. Star Protection Agency has been in business since 1991, growing into the largest Hawaiian-owned and veteran-owned security company in the state. Although Star is primarily a guard patrol service, with workers at 125 sites throughout the state, it provides a range of security technology and consulting services. President and Owner of Star Protection Agency Robin Medeiros, along with Vice President Anderson Hee have agreed to join Allied Universal to ensure a seamless transition for customers and employees.

Nocturne Drones Announces Cooperation with Dedrone and Expands Its Portfolio in Drone Defense Systems

Nocturne Drones, one of the world’s leading providers of drone shows, is presenting a new special unit for drone defense – Nocturne Drone Defense Systems – in cooperation with San Francisco-based Dedrone. A business unit of the German company Technology Arts, Nocturne Drones specializes in unique drone shows for customers such as E.ON, Xbox and the state of Saxony-Anhalt on the Day of German Unity. Nocturne Drones recently broke a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive formations of drones. The company chose Dedrone to expand its portfolio and protect shows around the world from unauthorized drones.

dormakaba’s Mesker Business to Become Mesker MBM, LP

ormakaba has signed an agreement to sell its Mesker hollow metal doors business to the key Principals of Trimco (Oceanside, California) and Metal Manufacturing Industries/MMI (San Luis Potosi, Mexico). The sale is expected to close the latest by June 30, 2022, the end of the current financial year. After, Mesker will operate under a new entity known as Mesker MBM, LP. Trimco is a recognized leader in the North American market for innovating, designing, and manufacturing architectural hardware products. MMI is the premier hollow metal doors and frames manufacturer in the Mexico market and exports its products to both Central and South America.

Joseph Grillo Announces Retirement from ACRE

ACRE announced that Founder and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Grillo is retiring, effective May 20, 2022. A proven and respected leader who has driven ACRE’s business transformation and growth strategy, Grillo’s deep knowledge of the security and access control businesses resulted in strong operating results, a track record of 11 successful acquisitions, innovative solutions, and a relentless commitment to ACRE’s customers, partners, and employees.

SONITROL of Evansville Foils Crime Ring’s Motorcycle Grab

SONITROL announced that its SONITROL franchisee in Evansville, Indiana was instrumental in securing the apprehension of six crime ring members known to be in the business of stealing motorcycles. Over a holiday weekend last year, a SONITROL of Evansville Central Station Operator received an audible alarm from a local Harley-Davidson store; the Operator quickly confirmed there were intruders on site. After dispatching law enforcement, six people were apprehended, who had unlawfully entered the building with the intention to steal valuable motorcycles.

LTO Tape Capacity Shipments Reach New Record in 2021

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, IBM Corporation and Quantum Corporation, released their annual tape media shipment report, detailing year-over-year shipments through the fourth quarter of 2021. The report reveals 148 Exabytes (EB) of total tape capacity (compressed) shipped in 2021, marking an impressive record year for the LTO Program. With a growth rate of 40%, this strong performance in shipments continues following the previous record-breaking 114 EB capacity shipped in 2019 and 105 EB of capacity shipped in 2020 (during the pandemic).

MSA Security Launches Firearms Detection Canine Services

MSA Security announced a newly executed exclusive agreement with Shallow Creek Kennels to train MSA canines in firearms detection. This capability enhances the company’s existing threat detection offerings, creating a sophisticated new solution to address the escalating active shooter and criminal threat. MSA Security has been the industry’s leading Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) provider for over three decades with more than 800 DHS SAFETY Act designated teams deployed around the world. MSA EDC teams are capable of detecting a full range of commercial and homemade explosives, including black powder used in firearms.

SureView Integrates ShotSpotter Technology into Its PSIM Platforms

SureView Systems and ShotSpotter investigate and deter crime, today announced the integration of their intelligence-based flagship technologies. The integration of ShotSpotter’s gunshot detection system with SureView’s Next-Generation PSIM, (Physical Security Information Management) platform, improves the ability of security operations centers (SOC) to effectively manage real-time responses to gunshots. ShotSpotter uses acoustic sensors to reliably detect and accurately locate gunshots. Alerts are produced within 60 seconds of trigger pull and include the location of the gunfire, number of rounds fired, and details about whether there were multiple shooters or high-capacity weapons used.

Cobalt Robotics Launches Enterprise Mobile Video Chat for its Automated Robotics Service

Cobalt Robotics announced an industry first: enterprise mobile video chat on Cobalt’s state-of-the-art robotics. Now enterprises can connect staff and visitors with a live employee from their organization or security team first with backup from Cobalt’s Command Center, through real-time video on the robot wherever the robot is patrolling, in a secure managed solution. Enterprise mobile video chat enables clients to connect visitors and staff entering their offices, whether it’s a satellite or launchpad, directly with a receptionist or security officer from the main corporate office via video on the robot for any concerns or questions.

New Wi-Fi 6 Wall-Plate Access Point Features Powerful Multicasting Technology for Hospitality

EnGenius Technologies announced the release of its new EnGenius cloud managed ECW215 Wi-Fi 6 dual-band 2×2:2 wall-plate access point. he EnGenius ECW215 is a sleek, low-profile design for easy concealment that uses Wi-Fi 6 technology to deliver best-in-class wireless experiences to more devices like laptops, tablets, smart phones, and IoT sensors in rooms. The AP also provides a versatile, built-in 2-port gigabit switch to connect and provide power to wired devices like VoIP phones when cabling or power sources are limited.

PSA Announces New Partnership with MAGOS Systems

PSA announced its partnership with Magos Systems, a provider who is reinventing radar. Magos was established in 2008 to realize its co-founders’ vision of bringing advanced radar technology into the security and perimeter protection markets. Magos’ radars have the best-in-class resolution and coverage, offering supreme detection under all weather and lighting conditions even in highly challenging, cluttered environments. Relying on cutting-edge radar technologies such as MIMO, digital beamforming and an unrivalled number of channels, Magos’ radars achieve perfect detection performance for all types of threats.

Alula Launches New Enhanced Video Platform

Alula announced the release of its powerful new video platform. Featuring new camera models, AI-based object detection, enhancements to video clip navigation and viewing in the Alula Smart Security App and advanced video capabilities through the new Slimline Touchpad PRO. These new products and capabilities strengthen the role that video plays as a core component of professional security, and further reinforces Alula’s position as a full-service solutions provider.

Hall Technologies Introduces PTZ Cameras for Classrooms, Collaboration and Conferencing

Global Pro AV manufacturer Hall Technologies will unveil a new line of PTZ cameras at the upcoming ISE show in Barcelona. The HT-CAM-4K-EPTZ features 4K ultra-high-definition in a sleek new design. Additionally, the CAM-1080PTZ features vivid and high-resolution video with fantastic color rendition and handheld remote with intuitive controls. Both are ideal for online education, training rooms, video conferencing, house of worship, tele-medicine, and unified communication applications.

Teledyne FLIR Introduces Hadron 640R Dual Thermal-Visible Camera for Unmanned Systems

Teledyne FLIR announced the release of its high-performance Hadron 640R combined radiometric thermal and visible dual camera module. The Hadron 640R design is optimized for integration into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), robotic platforms, and emerging AI-ready applications where battery life and run time are mission critical. he 640 x 512 resolution Boson longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera inside the Hadron 640R can see through total darkness, smoke, most fog, glare, and provide temperature measurements for every pixel in the scene. T

New Dragonfruit Cloud VMS Screener+ SaaS Solution Automatically Eliminates False Alarms up to 99%

False alarms drain the life out of security operations on so many levels by wasting valuable personnel resources and budget, and hampering overall situational awareness and security. Now Dragonfruit Frontier Cloud VMS and video analytics users can automatically eliminate false alarms by as much as 99% with a new Video Verification as a Service called […]

Denning Electronics to market and sell SALTO Systems smart access control solutions in Illinois, Wisconsin

SALTO Systems has contracted with Denning Electronics to market and sell SALTO’s innovative products in Illinois and Wisconsin. Denning Electronics provides access control, security, communications, and surveillance sales support to distributors, security system integrators, engineering design firms, architects, and system users. SALTO hardware and software can be networked without wires to provide real-time intelligence and instant control, and easily integrates with existing systems to improve manageability and enhance the end-user experience.

Qognify VMS Combining True Enterprise-Class Video Management with Advanced Cloud Capabilities and Flexible Deployment Options

Qognify launched its new video management software Qognify VMS. Qognify VMS is designed to meet the specific physical security needs of organizations around the globe. It is based on field-proven technology components, which are used by many customers in thousands of security projects worldwide. As a true next-generation VMS, it combines the powerful core of an enterprise-class VMS with unique added values such as low total costs of ownership, business process support, advanced ecosystem integrations and cloud readiness.

Mirasys VMS Integrates with Quanergy’s 3D LiDAR Sensors for Analytics and Security

Mirasys announced a technology integration with Quanergy Systems. The integration of 3D LiDAR QORTEX DTC™ platform from Quanergy with Mirasys’ deep vision data platform will deliver advanced insights and analytics for physical security applications in the government, retail, and gaming industries. Mirasys is a deep vision data company that allows customers around the world to extract maximum data and information from old and new cameras and sensors. Its intelligent Video Management software is based on openness, easy install-use software, and data security.