Author: Jay Bartlett

HID Global’s PKI-as-a-Service (PKIaaS) Platform Simplifies Certificate Automation with Support for Microsoft Autoenrollment Protocol

Automating the issuance of all enterprise public or private trusted digital certificates through a single platform reduces the risk of certificate mismanagement and associated outages. HID Global has simplified certificate automation for any Microsoft Active Directory-managed network devices with its PKI-as-a-Service (PKIaaS) platform. Customers can seamlessly issue, renew, replace or revoke certificates automatically with Microsoft Autoenrollment now that any device on the network can easily be connected with HID’s cloud-based PKIaaS via the Microsoft Autoenrollment connector.

ACRE Embraces the Art of Future-Proofing with Cloud-Based Access Control

Cloud-based access control is growing in popularity as more organizations are looking to adopt a flexible, convenient, and scalable security solution. Over the last few years, the presence of the cloud has generated significant changes in the range of access control, and for good reasons! Cloud-based access control not only produces reliable, real-time control of your organization but can also be fully integrated with third-party systems to help mitigate and limit risks within your organization.

ADT Commercial Acquires Edwards Electronic Systems, Inc.

ADT Commercial announces that it has purchased premier fire, life safety and security systems provider, Edwards Electronic Systems, Inc., based out of Clayton and Concord, NC. The purchase of Edwards Electronic Systems further deepens the ADT Commercial organization’s integration capabilities and fire and life safety expertise to serve mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers in the Carolinas region.

Aiphone Launches National Account Team to Enhance Customer Service, Grow Business

Aiphone is excited to announce the creation of a National Account Team, which will play an instrumental role in managing and growing the company’s business with multiple customers located in the United States. This expansion began as an effort to streamline multi-state projects and to provide a single contact for large-scale project coordination.

Arcules Achieves SOC 2 Type II Compliance

Arcules announced that it has completed its System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certification. The process affirms Arcules’ information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations meet the SOC 2 standards for security, availability, and confidentiality. SOC 2 is an auditing procedure that ensures service providers securely manage customer data. Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 defines criteria for managing customer data based on trust principles.

Johnson Controls Introduces iSTAR Ultra LT Network Door Controller

Johnson Controls introduces the iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments. iSTAR Ultra LT centralizes all access control decision processing and secures network communications while allowing end users to use existing infrastructure and Power over Ethernet capabilities to reduce costs.

Vigitron Offer a Free 30-day Trial of NetObserver and NeTester Software

Vigitron announce both FreeRun and 30-day trial versions of its popular NetObserver, network health monitoring software, and NeTester network installation, system commission, and troubleshooting software are now available for free and with no obligation. The FreeRun versions include a built-in database for reviewing and operating features without the need for a network or connected devices.

DHS Awards $1M to California Small Business for Soft Targets and Crowded Places Security Solutions

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program recently awarded $999,644.84 to California-based small business Karagozian & Case, Inc. to develop an advanced software capability that enables security professionals to view their environment through a mobile device to identify and mitigate threats toward soft target and crowded places. The research will support ongoing work by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to address security and preparedness in places such as sports venues, shopping venues, schools, and transportation systems.

Arcules Expands Access Control Support Through Integration with Keep By Feenics

Arcules announced its strategic integration with Feenics, a cloud-based access control provider. Combining the two cloud systems delivers a seamless, automated connection that provides advanced levels of insight into security events across a business’ infrastructure. The integration links Arcules’ powerful cloud-based security platform with Keep by Feenics to provide users with converged video and access control data and video verification of access events.

Open Systems Adds New C-Level Executives as Security Services and MDR Adoption Grows

Open Systems announced the expansion of its executive team with the additions of Michael Davis and Chris Raniere as the company’s Chief Architect and Chief Revenue Officer, respectively. These industry veterans have a deep understanding of the needs of mid-maturity organizations and how to deliver world-class managed security services. They are joining as adoption of the company’s Microsoft Cloud-native MDR service has grown 200 percent over the last year and continues to gain traction.

Clevertronics Partners with Wirepas, More Than 600 Sites Already Deployed

Clevertronics and Wirepas have joined forces. The partnership enables Clevertronics to provide the market with massive-scale, low-cost smart emergency lighting solutions. The easily installable solutions are quickly proving a success with already 630 sites across Australia, New Zealand and the UK deployed, in just a couple of years. Clevertronics has embedded Wirepas Massive in their Zoneworks XT HIVE system. Zoneworks XT HIVE is the most advanced system for emergency lighting globally.

PSA Announces Addition of Viisights to Technology Partner Line Up

PSA announced the addition of viisights to its approved technology partners. viisights adds behavioral recognition systems for real-time video intelligence to the PSA offerings. viisights developed technology that allows video surveillance systems to provide information on what subjects in the captured video feed are doing. Its system analyzes real-time data to determine unique information for behavioral results of objects.

Quantum Redefines Long-Term Data Archiving with New Class of Storage and New Line of Fully Managed Object Storage Services

Quantum Corporation announced two breakthrough innovations aimed at organizations generating, storing, and managing huge amounts of data. Quantum is introducing ActiveScale Cold Storage, a new class of storage that combines advanced object store software with hyperscale tape technology to provide secure, highly durable, and extremely low-cost storage for archiving cold data.

Johnson Controls Incorporates Open Standard PLAI Adapter into C•CURE 9000

ohnson Controls introduces the PLAI Adapter for the Tyco Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system, which connects to the PLAI Agent for physical access control system compatibility. This open standards approach enables enterprises to easily manage personnel identity and physical access across disparate physical access control platforms and other identity-based systems, reducing complexity and cost in system administration .

Johnson Controls Easy to Install KT-2 Two Door Controller is an Ideal Solution for Small to Medium Businesses

Johnson Controls introduces Tyco Kantech KT-2, an adaptable two-door controller that is cost effective and easy to install and operate for small to medium sized businesses. This new door controller expands Johnson Controls line of multi-door control solutions purposely designed for retailers, medical offices, warehouses and businesses with needs ranging from one door to thousands. The KT-2 seamlessly integrates into OpenBlue, the dynamic platform for connected, safe and sustainable building solutions.

Shotpoint Gunshot Detection System Aids Investigators in Fatal Las Vegas Shooting

Databuoy announced that its Shotpoint gunshot detection and localization solution recently helped lead to the arrest of a man charged in a fatal shooting in Las Vegas. The shooting occurred at the popular Fremont Street Experience, a five-block pedestrian mall offering entertainment, restaurants, bars, and casinos. On Aug. 4, an early morning argument ensued between two men, with one eventually pulling a gun and shooting the other several times.

Nice Strengthens Global Smart Home & Building Automation Leadership Position with Nortek Security & Control LLC Acquisition

Nice announced today it has acquired Nortek Security & Control, LLC from Melrose Industries. Nortek Security & Control is a leading developer of technology for security, home automation, control, power, AV and entertainment, access control, health, and artificial intelligence (AI) systems for residential and commercial markets. With this acquisition and addition of strategic award-winning brands.

New Enhancements to March Networks’ Retail Solution Use AI and Cloud Technology

March Networks announced several innovative enhancements to its retail solution that use AI and cloud technology to help quick-service restaurants (QSRs) and other retailers cut losses from theft, improve customer service, and drive profitability. With mobile and online ordering more popular than ever due to the pandemic, streamlining curbside delivery is a top priority for retailers.

Good Health Pass Collaborative to President Biden

In a letter to President Biden yesterday, the Good Health Pass Collaborative expressed its disappointment at the administration’s failure to recognize the need for verifiable digital health passes as a precursor to large scale vaccination and testing mandates. While the letter commended the President for his plan to require employees of companies with more than 100 employees, federal employees, and healthcare workers to be vaccinated, it stressed the urgent need for systems that would enable employers to quickly and easily verify workers’ vaccination or test status.