In order to promote and advance autonomous security vehicles –ground, marine, and aerial– a security industry veteran is announcing the formation of the Autonomous Security Association. This trade association is a focused venue for autonomous security technology partners and market experts working with surveillance and security robotics to advance the understanding and awareness of the autonomous security marketplace. Autonomous Security Association focuses on the unmanned vehicles and robotics industry and supports all forms of platforms including ground, air, and marine vehicles coupled with a broad spectrum of robotic initiatives including commercial, medical, military, personal, and industrial security applications.
OnSSI announces the completion of a $16-million private placement by Seacoast Capital, an institutional investor focused on high quality companies based in the USA, with Imperial Capital acting as financial advisor and placement agent. Seacoast’s first investment in the company will be used to leverage OnSSI’s innovative technologies and reputation in large scale VMS to extend their reach into the middle market with an easy to install appliance and to expand the Business Video Intelligence (BVI) business of its affiliate, SeeTec GbmH.
Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced that NVT Phybridge has recently joined the Arecont Vision Infrastructure Partner Program. NVT Phybridge is the global leader in Power Over Long Reach Ethernet (PoLRE), and Arecont Vision megapixel cameras are successfully installed with NVT Phybridge solutions across a growing number of verticals and applications.
Genetec Inc., has emerged as the only security and public safety solutions developer to hold a place in the top-10 global rankings for video management software (VMS), access control software, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software, according to recently published market research reports by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics, and solutions*. The IHS Markit reports include 2017 Video Surveillance Market Share Database, 2017 Access Control Intelligence Database, and 2017 ANPR & Detection Sensors Report.
During the 2017 SIA GovSummit, SIA Chairman Denis Hebert announced that Kathleen Carroll, Vice President, Government Affairs, HID Global, would assume responsibilities as chair of the Security Industry Association (SIA) Data Privacy Advisory Board. Hebert also announced that Craig Sharman, Director, Federal Government Relations, Johnson Controls Inc., would chair the SIA Government Relations Committee, a position previously held by Carroll.
HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs.
The Linux Foundation announced the launch of the Open Security Controller Project, an open source project focused on centralizing security services orchestration for multi-cloud environments. Open Security Controller Project technology automates the deployment of virtualized network security functions, like next-generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems and application data controllers to protect east-west traffic inside the data center.
Vicon Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware, and components, announced that Fredrik Wallberg is joining Vicon as the Company’s Director of A&E Services. Vicon has created this new position to further expand outreach, resources, and training to the A&E and consultant community, with the goal of simplifying the tasks they face in specifying surveillance solutions for today’s complex security challenges.
Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, announced a new Video Cloud IoT as a Service business based in California called ARCUS Global Inc. Owned by Canon Europe and built on the intellectual property, technology and expertise of Canon Group company, Milestone Systems, ARCUS Global Inc. will address the significant unmet global market demand from large enterprises for Video Cloud IoT as a Service for security and business optimisation. ARCUS Global, Inc., is a spin-off from Milestone Systems and is headquartered in California.
Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that its IP megapixel surveillance cameras meet the requirements of the April 18, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American for manufactured goods. Arecont Vision is the only US-owned company making video surveillance cameras in the country.