Critical infrastructure systems, networks, and assets that our nation depends on must be kept operating to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our communities. Yet protecting these facilities is becoming increasingly difficult. In many facilities, the scope of operations is expanding and regulations are changing, impacting established processes. Also, cyber and physical threats are becoming more frequent and complicated.
TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been awarded an Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) contract by Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. In Summer 2023, Mercy Hospital St. Louis is scheduled to complete a new, state of the art, five level Mercy Ballas Multispecialty Center across the street from the primary medical facility. A new high-tech parking structure is also a part of the project. A recent 2022 Excellence in Patient Experience Award Winner, Mercy Hospital’s patient centric approach to healthcare begins the moment each patient enters the parking garage.
Carnival Cruise Lines welcomes Mardi Gras, its first ship powered by liquid natural gas, to Port Canaveral this Friday morning, every business sector that supports the cruise industry, as well as eager passengers, welcome the resumption of cruising in the United States this summer. Celebrity Cruises will offer the first cruise ship conducting passenger operations since the shut-down, with Celebrity EDGE set to sail on June 26th 2021 from Port Everglades.
The world is dramatically different now than it was a mere three months ago, but there is light at the end of the tunnel as things are very slowly returning to normal. With this slow climb back into normality and our return to work, there are a number of necessary changes to be made and our security operations teams may be affected more than most. As a security operations leader, your team is going to be vital in bringing sites back online.
Pivot3 has expanded its relationship with HyTrust, a leading cloud workload security vendor, to deliver secure, compliant video surveillance infrastructure solutions that ensure high levels of data protection. Video data requires stringent logical and physical protection to ensure compliance and reduce unauthorized breaches. Through highly secure encryption and comprehensive role-based access control, HyTrust workload security solutions ensure the highest levels of data protection.
Vicon Industries has introduced a new 3MP version of its heavy-duty Roughneck V-CELL-HD-B camera, specially designed for use in custodial suites and prison cells. This ONVIF compliant camera features stainless steel assembly, security screws and polycarbonate windows that protect the camera and IR illuminators. Its unique triangular shape accommodates mounting at the juncture of two walls and the ceiling and, once installed, the camera should be permanently sealed to the wall to create a ligature-proof and water-resistant housing.
SecuraTrac® has created the MobileDefender™ Model S (MD-S), an mPERS device that can be integrated into Mass Notification Systems (MNS) to create new channels of communication and enhance response potential during an emergency. Integrating an MNS with the SecuraTrac mobile safety platform enables organizations to incorporate more detail in the event of an emergency because there can be a two-way dialogue about the event. Then more specifics about what to do, where to go, how to remain safe, etc. can be built into the MNS.
Robotic Assistance Devices’ (RAD) newest artificial intelligent guarding solution, the Security Control and Observation Tower (SCOT™), provides users with the flexibility and scalability to achieve quick, inexpensive, and comprehensive protection. SCOT is a standalone, portable, self-sufficient, intelligence device that enables a visible security presence and delivers situational awareness. SCOT’s use of artificial intelligence allows it to deliver guarding services at a fraction of the cost and is considerably more affordable than any human or automated solution on the market.
ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware is taking asset protection to the next level at Forsythe Data Center. More than 200 HES KS200 Server Cabinet Locks are now delivering powerful real-time access control to individual server cabinet locks in a single-card system at the Elk Grove Village, Illinois facility. The HES KS200 Series Integrated Wiegand Cabinet Locks extend access control to protect data center assets from intrusion and expensive downtime by bringing real-time access control in a single-card system to individual server cabinet doors.
ASIS Foundation has published applied research that assesses and provides recommendations for the security of historically important archaeological sites. Compiled by the ASIS International Cultural Properties Council, the report, Archaeological Site of COLONIA CLUNIA SUPLICIA (Clunia) Peñalba de Castro, Burgos, Spain, was made possible through a grant from the ASIS Foundation. ASIS International is the leading association for security management professionals worldwide.
Delta Scientific announced that Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion stadium, home to the NFL Atlanta Falcons football team and MLS Atlanta United soccer club and site of the recent NCAA national college football championship, is protecting fans, personnel and athletes from terrorists and errant drivers from using vehicles as weapons. Installed by Tusco using Delta Scientific perimeter protection products, the new access system includes four DSC501 barriers, five DSC720 bollards, 39 DSC2000 barriers and 59 DSC680 fixed bollards.
SALTO Systems has partnered with Phunware, an enterprise mobile software company, to deliver integrated mobile access control platforms that offer easy-to-use applications for both multi-family residential property managers and residents. SALTO Systems manufactures battery-operated RFID locking systems supplying its solutions to a variety of industry verticals. Phunware’s enterprise mobile app lifecycle management platform helps brands engage, manage and monetize mobile users worldwide.
SALTO Systems, a leading manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has promoted Joseph Buist to the commercial sales team position of North Western regional sales manager. Buist will oversee sales activity and territory growth and will provide support for SALTO Inspired Business Partners (IBP) and Inspired Technical Partners (ITP) in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.
Johnson Controls introduced the latest version of exacqVision video management system (9.0) which adds important features that help ensure the overall health of a customer’s security environment while providing tools that aid in faster mitigation of security events.
CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, announced the selection of its IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM by Gasunie, the leading Dutch natural gas infrastructure and transportation company. IPSecurityCenter™ was chosen following a lengthy and detailed tender selection process throughout 2017, and will be delivered by CNL Software’s Dutch partner, Mactwin Security, as part of a 10-year contract.
AeroNet, one of Puerto Rico’s leading service providers, was using Siklu’s MultiHaul™, a point-to-multipoint 60GHz radio, to deliver business broadband in Old San Juan before two back-to-back hurricanes devastated the island. The storms wiped out much of the fiber and wireless infrastructure, but the MultiHaul™survived both storms intact.
Southwest Microwave has expanded its suite of perimeter detection solutions with the new INTREPID™ Model 336-33464 (K Band) and Model 334-33465 (X Band) High-Reliability Digital Microwave Sensors for maximum-security sites such as nuclear power plants, government laboratories and military installations. These standalone volumetric sensors couple field-proven detection performance with advanced embedded Digital Signal Processing to successfully discriminate between intrusion attempts and environmental disturbances – mitigating risk of site compromise and preventing nuisance alarms. Available dual, triple and quad-stack configurations fortify ultra-high security applications with risk of prone crawling or bridging attack.
Sharp Robotics Business Development (SRBD), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announced that U.S. Security Associates (USA), the authorized guard services reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV), will be hosting exclusive demonstration events across the United States this summer. The demonstration roadshow will begin in July and include the following cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle.
Smart Cities Council gathered inventors and technologists and pioneers and civic leaders in the innovation capital of the world last week for a preview of what’s ahead for the cities of tomorrow and the technologies that will shape them. Conference participants had a deep-dive into some of the new technologies that will drive smarter cities, including what breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will mean for cities, how leaders can prepare for the arrival of self-driving cars, new technologies that are helping tackle homelessness and the latest advances in 3D urban modeling, among many others.
In a dim, low ceiling room, federal agents and private contractors are testing the feed coming off cameras erected along the southeastern Arizona border. It’s a subdued project when you consider the magnitude of the goal: eyes and ears watching every movement along the U.S.-Mexico border 24 hours, seven days a week. The Customs and Border Protection agency uses two types of towers: integrated fixed towers (IFT), which use ground sensor surveillance in rural parts of the Mexican border, and remote video surveillance systems, which are used in urban areas where legal traffic is heavy enough to render ground sensors useless. The agency currently uses eight of the IFTs in southeastern Arizona and 11 of the remote video systems. It’s called the Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan; and it’s a network of these towers, cameras mounted on pickup trucks and backpack surveillance systems that can be hiked into the desert and dug into the ground.