Netwatch Group is pleased to announce that Bill Bozeman, CPP, will be joining their Executive Board. One of the most respected professionals in the security industry, Bozeman will bring his unparalleled expertise and over 40 years of experience to bear in helping steer the organization to meet corporate objectives in 2021 and beyond. For more than 20 years, Bozeman has been the President and CEO of the PSA Security Network.
Pallet Alliance has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its revolutionary IntelliPallet platform, the industry’s first enterprise-scale pallet management service to integrate IoT-enabled location and environmental sensors into wooden pallets for greater supply chain and logistics visibility. The patent award marks a major breakthrough for the IntelliPallet IoT platform, which provides a wide range of flexible and economical wireless options.
Two Australian AI Companies Join Forces to Accelerate Growth in North America. Snap Network Surveillance Pty Ltd of Adelaide, Australia, the developer of Force Multiplier, an AI-enabled multi-camera tracking solution, has sold the assets of the company to SenSen Networks Limited (ASX: SNS, “SenSen;” OTCQB: SNNSF) of Sydney, Australia, with equity priced at A$1,000,000.
Boon Edam announced that despite the difficult year for all businesses, the company was fortunate to see growth in 2020, selling 59% more optical turnstiles than in the previous year. While most people began working from home early in the year, orders for optical turnstiles, which are typically installed in the lobbies of commercial buildings, continued at a steady pace through the summer and into the fall, indicating a strong interest in creating safe and secure lobbies.
Hanwha Techwin announced that Kevin Darnell has joined the company as Retail Business Development Manager for the retail sector in North America. In this new role, Darnell will be responsible for helping partners and customers implement surveillance solutions that maximize loss prevention and streamline business operations. Over the last two decades, he has also held senior loss prevention and asset protection positions at some of the nation’s most recognized retail brands.
Arcules announced the appointment of Lisa Harris as its Director of Marketing. Harris will lead the global marketing team to extend and grow marketing at Arcules to meet the demands of the business now and in the future. She will design and implement robust marketing efforts and strategies across the Arcules organization, including product marketing, demand generation, brand positioning and design, events, and content marketing.
Motorola Solutions announced the opening of its new, Video Security & Analytics (VS&A) manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas. The 136,000 square foot building represents the company’s continued investment in North American manufacturing and the expansion of its production and shipping capabilities to further the growth of its video security portfolio which serves customers around the world.
Qognify announced that it has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). All of Qognify’s products (Situator, VisionHub, Cayuga, Ocularis and NiceVision) now interface with the OnGuard access control system enabling customers to evaluate situations based on a synopsis of event and video data, allowing a faster and more targeted response to critical incidents.
iluminar appointed Pierre Bourgeix, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of ESI Convergent LLC, a global security consultancy, to its board of advisors. Bourgeix brings over 30 years of security experience through his work at The Rand Corporation, U.S. State Department, ADT/Tyco Security, HySecurity, Wallace International, SecureState and BoonEdam. With Bourgeix’s expertise, iluminar looks to expand its influence and customer base across the security channel.
dormakaba is pleased to announce that Rick Zimmerman has joined its Access Solutions Americas segment as Associate Vice President, Partner Development for Physical Access Control companies. He will focus on growth strategies across the dormakaba product and service portfolio with particular emphasis on door hardware and electronic access and data solutions in North and South America. Zimmerman will be based in the company’s Indianapolis headquarters.
2021 Dahua Technology announce that the Dahua Global Virtual Innovation Center is now available to its global customers. By demonstrating its latest technologies, products and solutions through an online virtual showroom, the center can support customers in designing excellent security systems. Due to the drastic impact of COVID-19, people are having difficulties in gaining access and experiencing the development of products and technologies in their field of interest while keeping themselves safe and healthy at the same time.
Bayshore Networks and GE Digital announced an expansion to their partnership to integrate their solutions to address the growing need to secure industrial and critical infrastructure networks. GE Digital’s OpShield technology will be integrated into Bayshore Networks’ advanced solutions providing sophisticated industrial cybersecurity and active prevention/protection for industrial equipment, including programmable logic controllers, human-machine interface, and engineering workstations.
Global MSC Security announced that it will host a live Special Online Event on Tuesday 16th March at 13:00 (GMT), to help Security Managers understand how the latest video surveillance technology is enabling camera operators to improve how live incidents are managed. The ‘Developing Smart Surveillance Operators’ live studio broadcast is free-to-attend and will include expert insights from Genetec, Hanwha Techwin and Bosch Security and Safety Systems.
Netwatch Group has announced the appointment of Justin Wilmas, President, Netwatch North America. In this role, Justin will be responsible for all video monitoring business from CalAtlantic and Netwatch in North America, as well as video monitoring from the NMC dealer channel. Netwatch has also announced the appointment of Rochelle Thompson as Chief Marketing Officer. Rochelle will be responsible for overseeing marketing operations.
Singapore’s Changi Airport Group, one of the most innovative and technologically advanced airports in the world, has selected Genetec, to enhance and upgrade its security system. The three-year project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, will see Genetec Security Center, a unified security platform that blends IP security systems within a single intuitive interface, underpinning the airport’s security operations, with a specific focus on the video surveillance system across its terminals. The contract was awarded to Genetec following a rigorous competitive tender process.
Digital Defense’s cloud-native vulnerability scanning engine gives organizations in healthcare, legal, financial services, and other industries the ability to proactively detect infrastructure security gaps and take effective remediation steps to safeguard against internal and external cyber threats. As part of HelpSystems’ cybersecurity portfolio, Digital Defense joins Core Security and Cobalt Strike to establish a comprehensive, best-in-class security assessment toolkit.
BCD International and BCDOEM announced the grand opening of the BCD International Inc. India Build Centre. This engineering and manufacturing facility reinforces its partnership with Dell EMC and strategically positions BCD in the market to expand its OEM and security customer base. As Dell’s number one OEM partner for surveillance and Internet of Things (IoT), BCD is expanding its product availability, operations, service and support in two key regions for their customers.
HGH announce that Vincent Leboucher has been promoted to President of the HGH Group. Current President Thierry Campos retires from the business after 32 years at HGH. Vincent Leboucher, 40, graduated from the Institut d’Optique Graduate School in 2002 and joined HGH in 2003 as an electro-optics engineer. His rapid progression within the company saw him take on the position of Head of R&D in 2010 and Deputy General Manager in 2018.
Alcatraz AI announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System. The ISO 27001:2013 certification is an international standard designed to help create a robust ISMS that helps ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive company and customer information. A-lign has certified that Alcatraz has the proper technical controls and formalized IT security policies and procedures in place to protect it from unauthorized access or compromise.
In “Eyes Wired Open” the latest episode of Engage, a new podcast series hosted by Genetec Inc., former UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, and Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation share contrasting thoughts on the UK and the US’s video surveillance strategies. From pervasive video cameras to facial recognition and privacy issues surrounding personal information prompted by the pandemic, government and civil liberty organizations on both sides of the Atlantic are responding with very different strategies.