As the commercial drone market expands at an accelerating rate, so does the risk of malicious use of these devices and the need to successfully detect and take counter measures. This is the focus of the most recent PureTech Systems patent approval. System and Method for Autonomous PTZ Tracking of Aerial Targets (US Patent No 9,652,860 B1), grants claims for video-based detection and tracking of targets against a featureless background, such as airborne aircraft and drones. The patent leverages the PureTech’s continued research and development using geospatial video analytics for both security and safety applications.
DeTect announced installation of its DroneWatcher™ drone detection and defense system at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, Florida. Drone incursions into controlled airspace around airports has emerged as a major security and flight safety risk over the past few years and DeTect’s DroneWatcher system provides the highest level of detection and control available.
Crisma Security, a company that specializes in designing security systems for highly critical sites, announces the integration of Navtech Radar with the ULISSE THERMAL RADICAL range of PTZ thermal cameras manufactured by Videotec, creator of professional video surveillance products. This combination of advanced technologies offers a unique and flexible solution for optimal management of large-scale critical infrastructures. The Navtech Radar is an innovative radar device that uses millimeter wave technology, creating a highly automated and reliable system to help protect against intrusion.
Tyco Security Products is announcing an enhanced integration between its SG-System 5 receiver and Bold Technologies’ Manitou central station software. The enhanced integration means that Manitou now supports visual alarm verification provided through SG-System 5 to provide central stations with the tools they need to more accurately access alarm situations and to reduce false alarms. […]
Tyco Security Products introduces the Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series access control high speed biometric and card reader featuring the world’s number one performance-ranked fingerprint technology and the world’s only single hand movement capture and match reader, the MorphoWave Tower. Using this technology, C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platforms are now able to deliver contactless […]
Smiths Group PLC announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Morpho Detection (“Morpho Detection” or the “Business”), a California-based detection and security solutions company, from Safran S.A. for an enterprise value of $710 million (£493 million). The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approvals. Upon closing, Morpho Detection will be merged with Smiths Group’s Detection division. Smiths Detection is a world leader in products and services that detect a wide range of threats, including explosive, chemical and radioactive materials, and contraband.
While the aviation industry has implemented strict security screening regulations, cruise ship security screening remains relatively soft in comparison. This is expected to change as the United States Coast Guard looks to increase screening requirements for passengers and their baggage in 2015.
The US Coast Guard recently announced plans to standardize passenger security screening procedures at cruise ship terminals throughout the United States with the creation of the Terminal Screening Program (TSP).
Royal Boon Edam today announces that they have won the order for the installation of their Airport Swinglane self-boarding security lane at Xiamen International Airport in China. This project will be the first self-boarding project in China which is not installed as part of a pilot program.
Available at No Cost to U.S. Airport Operators is the recently produced document Standard for Airport Security Access Control Systems. DO-230D provides guidance on acquiring and designing airport security access control systems, testing and evaluating system performance, and operational requirements.
Airport investigators, fresh after marking the 9/11 anniversary, are gathering in the GTA to share information on the latest security threats to the flying public. Police said threats made on social media against Pearson airport, other airports, and the threat of attacks by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drones, are some of the issues facing investigators at a conference next month.