Though the term ‘transportation’ may immediately elicit different thoughts for different people, everyone can likely agree that it plays a significant role in both our everyday lives and the big picture of the economy’s overall wellbeing. Whether the word makes you first think of a car, bus, train, airplane, or boat, all of these vehicles are critical for daily commutes, leisurely traveling and the shipment of goods across countries — and everything else in between. It is therefore paramount that these methods of transportation are protected from various types of threats at all times.
In the wake of more devastating mass shootings, in the United States and a school year soon starting, ArmorMe, the maker of bulletproof school backpacks reminds parents and college students that it is possible to increase one’s level of security. The backpacks were designed by Israeli security specialists and are made with level IIIA NIJ Protective Panels, the super-strong bulletproof material used in personal armor including combat helmets and bulletproof vests.
Rekor Systems announced the public availability of FIRSTSight™. FIRSTSight was used to monitor hundreds of schools in Florida, Montana, and Michigan during the 2018-2019 school year. FIRSTSight is more than just a monitoring solution. It incorporates 24/7 social media security monitoring powered by machine learning and a team of analysts backed by threat identification and prevention principles from the U.S. Secret Service.
Intelligent Security Systems announced that the company has entered into a new strategic technology partnership with DEFTEC. DEFTEC provides scientific expertise, coupled with technological implementation alternatives to U.S. military. DEFTEC delivers expertise through developmental testing and evaluation, rapid acquisition, training, technical documentation and counter-threat solutions to support the U.S. military deployments.
Genetec now has over 1,500 employees and has offices around the world. The Genetec team is proud to state that this growth has been organic and not through acquisitions “…that would just make our top line look better.” Genetec is unabashed on focusing on enterprise-size customers and not the smaller “mom and pop” customers. They are a channel driven organization and will “shake up” their channel from time to time to make sure those integrators can continue to support the Genetec customers at the level Genetec feels is necessary.
NEC Corporation has announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilizing face recognition to be installed at the customs inspection areas of six major airports in Japan: New Chitose Airport, Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Fukuoka Airport. This electronic customs procedure system utilizes NEC’s face recognition technology.
Vision-Box and partners have signed an agreement to officially launch the “Known Traveler Digital Identity” service, which will facilitate paperless border clearance between Canada and The Netherlands. The program will allow travelers flying between the two countries to enjoy a seamless journey, whereby a simple face scan will be enough to identify the passengers boarding a plane at departure, and to clear immigration on arrival.
The first forensic science-based crime prevention system in New York State was installed at luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Richard Mille. The technology, the Intruder Spray System from SelectaDNA, utilizes forensic science to reduce burglary, robbery and high-value theft by a documented range of 40 to 86 percent. The cutting-edge technology was installed at the flagship boutique, located on ‘Billionaire’s Row’ on 57th Street in Manhattan.
Johnson Controls has released the new Detect360 Active Shooter Response system. The system combines reliable gunshot detection with industry-leading notification technology to provide immediate warning when a gunshot is fired within a building. By providing early notification and precise location of the shooter, the ASR system gives occupants time to find safety and allows police and security personnel to mitigate the threat up to 60 percent faster.
NEC Corporation announced that NEC Technologies India has partnered with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing to deploy its industry-leading automated fingerprint identification system for the Kerala State Police in India. The new AFIS will be used by the Kerala State Police to match unknown fingerprints against a central database of known fingerprints for criminal investigation. There are more than 600 police/enforcement facilities across the state.