ASIS International celebrated Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2023 on Wednesday. As a thank you for their service, all law enforcement, military, and first responders received a free one-day pass to attend GSX. In Wednesday’s general session, ASIS recognized the bicentennial of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers are America’s oldest state law enforcement agency and have been instrumental in not only combatting crime in Texas, but also in disaster response and recovery across the state.
LiveView Technologies announced the results of a 1-year initiative with the police departments, municipalities, and retailers in Opelika, AL and Paducah, KY. Named the Alliance of Companies and Communities to Enhance Safety and Security (ACCESS) Taskforce, the initiative saw a substantial decrease in shoplifting, weapons violations, property crime, and trespassing.
MSAB announce its first major release of the year, packed with powerful new features and significant updates designed to enhance digital investigations for law enforcement and government agencies worldwide. The latest release of MSAB’s flagship product, XRY, comes with the launch of XRY Pro, the most advanced solution for locked and encrypted devices yet.
Elite Interactive Solutions celebrates the work of their Law Enforcement Advisory Board in bridging the relationship between remote guarding solutions and law enforcement via a direct feedback relationship with on the ground first responder teams to continually improve operating standards. Law Enforcement Advisory Board members carry over 100 years of combined law enforcement experience and endorse Elite Interactive’s Remote Guarding Solution for the company’s ability to eliminate false alarms and prevent crime.
HID Global announced it will showcase its products and solutions at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Annual International Conference (AIC). The company will display its HID goID™ solution for issuing mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) in an environment of evolving standards, and its novel card designs that have set a global standard for uncompromised security.
State and local officials will join L3Harris Technologies, FirstNet® Built with AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) at the Florida Highway Patrol Office in Miami to celebrate the next-generation of public safety communications through the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS). For two decades, L3Harris has successfully managed and operated SLERS, which has reliably provided first responders with critical communications services – through 15 hurricanes and more than 10 tropical storms.
SONITROL announced that its SONITROL franchisee in Evansville, Indiana was instrumental in securing the apprehension of six crime ring members known to be in the business of stealing motorcycles. Over a holiday weekend last year, a SONITROL of Evansville Central Station Operator received an audible alarm from a local Harley-Davidson store; the Operator quickly confirmed there were intruders on site. After dispatching law enforcement, six people were apprehended, who had unlawfully entered the building with the intention to steal valuable motorcycles.
Dedrone successfully implements a citywide airspace security deployment in Southern Europe. Dedrone protects people, property, and information from drone threats across large footprint areas like cities, airports, and power plants. A major metropolitan city in Southern Europe has deployed less than a dozen DedroneSensors to detect, track and locate drones and their pilots across the city center. The protected area includes internationally renowned tourist destinations, corporate and shopping districts, residential areas, and a port encompassing 50 square kilometers.
RAS Watch announced that a venture-backed start-up organization is leveraging RAS Watch Security-as-a-Service to help meet its expanding global security requirements. “Unicorn” startups are defined as organizations valued at or above $1 billion, and this brand is one of the fastest startups to reach this valuation in U.S. history. The company was growing rapidly and as their footprint grew, and so did their vulnerabilities.
Cobwebs Technologies has launched the only available, fully automated web investigation platform capable of unified identity resolution to the corporate security market. The law enforcement grade platform’s AI and machine learning (ML)-powered algorithms’ ability to extract targeted intelligence from the web’s big data and deliver trustworthy threat intelligence is unprecedented. The Cobwebs web investigation platform works similarly to a search engine.
The American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) has developed a comprehensive training and education program designed as a vital step in strengthening community trust and respect for law enforcement. A recent series of highly publicized police-involved deaths of unarmed citizens has brought unprecedented acrimony toward law enforcement by some segments of the community.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America is reaffirming its position at IACP 2020 with the introduction of the BWC4000. This new body-worn camera features a unique 12-hour field-swappable battery, providing law enforcement and security officers with extended camera operation without having to deal with cumbersome charging cables. All they need to do is quickly and easily swap a discharged battery with a charged replacement if they remain in the field for more than 12 hours.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America announces the introduction of their new body-worn camera for law enforcement applications. Designed to provide officers and agencies with a superior solution for evidence collection and documentation, the new i-PRO BWC4000 features a 12-hour detachable battery that can be swapped quickly in the field with a compact spare.
Flock Safety announced the Wing integration, which puts software onto existing IP cameras to distill thousands of hours of footage into searchable images that solve crime. Wing allows law enforcement to use Flock Safety’s patented Vehicle Fingerprint technology on existing IP cameras to find a suspect vehicle by searching known details, including color, make, vehicle type, license plate, and unique features like aftermarket wheels, roof rack, a trailer hitch, and more.
WEROCK Technologies presents the new software solution for video evidence management Impakt DEMS and a multi docking station for body cams. Bodycams improve the safety and evidence capability of emergency services. They provide valuable insights from the perspective of the wearer. Recently WEROCK presented Impakt BC200, a robust bodycam with 2K Ultra HD resolution, long-running time, pre-recording as well as integrated double encryption and fast loading technology.
SecureBI and the American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) have established a partnership to bring online crime prevention training and certification courses to law enforcement agencies and security professionals across the country. ACPI has pioneered the development and delivery of in-person crime prevention training and certification programs for law enforcement since 1998. With the new online educational offerings, ACPI can provide efficient delivery of content.
Flock Safety launched TALON, the industry’s first ethically-designed local and national network of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs). TALON allows law enforcement to opt-in to sharing their Flock Safety ALPRs with other law enforcement agencies in their state or agencies in over 700 cities nationwide, providing near real-time information sharing across jurisdictions. TALON is available at zero additional cost to Flock Safety customers.
PureTech Systems has announced receiving orders for its PureActiv software for over 135 Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) vehicles being delivered to the Department of Homeland Security for use along the U.S. border. Delivery on the award began in 2020 and will conclude in the spring of 2021. The MVSS platform utilizes PureTech Systems’ PureActiv software as its central command and control, providing AI enhanced video detection and classification, user interface display, and sensor collaboration logic.
Terrorism, both domestic and international, has become the bane of modern life in the United States. Just last month, the think tank Center for Strategic & International Studies issued a brief saying that terrorism would become worse in the U.S. in the coming year. This past February, the New York Times reported that the threat of domestic terrorism has outpaced that of Islamic extremism. As such, it is a mistake to underestimate the dangers posed by homegrown terrorists.
ZeroEyes announced partnership with RapidSOS to send threat detection and surveillance data directly to 911. Built in partnership with public safety, RapidSOS’s emergency response data platform securely and automatically links life-saving data from connected devices directly to over 4,700 emergency communications centers nationwide. ZeroEyes’ software integrates with an organization’s existing camera systems and video analytics to detect weapons in real time.