BCDVideo Hires Fredy Issa, Four Other Team Members


BCDVideo announced the appointment of Fredy Issa as Managing Director of the Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Turkey (MERAT) region. With 15 years of security industry experience, Issa is an internationally respected expert in IT, telecommunications, and security. He will continue to expand the aggressive growth ambitions for BCD in the region. Issa comes to BCD from Dell Technologies.

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Netwatch North America Announces Partnership with Avigilon


Netwatch North America is now an authorized partner for Avigilon, a subsidiary of Motorola Solutions, specializing in the design and manufacture of AI-powered video analytics and network video management software and hardware. Through this partnership, Netwatch’s purpose-built platform for proactive video monitoring will integrate with Avigilon Control Center video management software and analytics. Netwatch aligns to Avigilon’s rigorous standards.

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HID Global Acquires Omni-ID to Extend Its RFID Leadership

HID Global

HID Global announced that it has acquired Omni-ID, a leading manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for passive and active tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting applications. The acquisition extends HID’s market leadership in RFID technology and strengthens its presence in India and China.

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Safely Handling Drones – S&T Has an App for That!


Keeping Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel safe on the job is a crucial part of the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) mission. Nearly every day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents come across drones that may have been used to facilitate the movement of illicit drugs or people across the southern border.

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ACRE Brands Prepare for the Future of Access Control with Mobile Credentials


In an increasingly technology-dependent world, individuals are looking to leverage their smartphones as much as possible, and mobile credentials can be beneficial for both operational and security purposes. Mobile credentials offer numerous advantages over traditional keys and cards and can serve as a safer and much more convenient alternative.
With the pandemic still causing uncertainty in businesses reopening, and employees returning to the office, mobile credentials are a touch less, cost-effective, convenient, and secure option for organizations.

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New Morse Watchmans Website takes Today’s Keys into Tomorrow

Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher Touch

Morse Watchmans announces the launch of a new website that features a host of key management products, resources and integrations. The new website is designed to strengthen communications with customers and partners and serve as a platform for product and thought leadership information to the professional security industry. www.morsewatchmans.com sports a new contemporary design that reflects the company’s revitalized branding and is responsive to deliver a positive user experience on any device.

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Support More Doors with New Altronix High-Capacity Trove Solution

Altronix Trove

Altronix announces a new Trove Access and Power Solution, which increases capacity to accommodate more Mercury access hardware with or without Altronix power from a single enclosure – saving valuable space. The unique angle bracketed system provides a scalable option which allows system designers the flexibility to accommodate more Mercury access hardware, Altronix power and sub-assemblies, all in one Altronix Trove3 size enclosures.

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FLIR Introduces Neutrino SX8 Mid-Wavelength Infrared Camera Module and Four Neutrino IS Series Models

FLIR Neutrino SX8

Teledyne FLIR introduced the Neutrino SX8 mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) camera module and four additional Neutrino IS Series models designed for integrated solutions requiring HD MWIR imagery with size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP+C) constraints for commercial, industrial, defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM), and system integrators. Based on Teledyne FLIR HOT FPA technology, the Neutrino SX8 offers high performance,

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Liberty Defense Welcomes Decorated Customs & Border Protection Executive to its Board

Linda L Jaksta

Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd., is pleased to announce that it has added Linda L. Jacksta to its board of directors. Jacksta has 35 years of experience with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the largest law enforcement agency in the federal government. At CBP, Jacksta led efforts to manage threats to border security while also resolving operational challenges. She established an enterprise data analytics organization by enhancing partnerships with the intelligence community.

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Unicorn Ensures Global Safety with RAS Watch

RAS Watch

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.

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The Big 3 Suppliers of Video Surveillance Software


Genetec, Milestone Systems and Motorola Solutions have grown to become the “big 3” suppliers of video surveillance software, video analytics and managed services. According to a new report from Novaira Insights, the global market for video surveillance software and managed services was worth $2.2 billion in 2020 with around 69% of this outside China. However, the supply base outside China is very different to that of the Chinese domestic market.

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Genetec Introduces New Generation of SharpV ALPR Cameras

AutoVu SharpV

Genetec announced the next generation of its AutoVu™ SharpV ALPR camera. This new version provides a future-proof fixed ALPR solution that can be deployed anywhere easily. It is built to deliver machine learning-based ALPR and vehicle analytics on the edge, ensuring high performance in all conditions. Designed for fixed ALPR installations, the new SharpV can be up and running in minutes, thanks to multiple features like embedded 4G/LTE/ GPS and motorized lenses with zoom and auto-focus.

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DroneSec and CERBAIR Join Forces to Better Disseminate the Threat Intelligence.


DroneSec has established itself as the benchmark for intelligence on threats generated by drones. Thanks to the work of analysts including former hackers, military drone pilots and fighter jet pilots, the DroneSec team audits, trains and informs its clients on the risks posed by drones on sensitive infrastructure. With customers on most continents, CERBAIR claimed a more extensive cooperation with DroneSec for a few months.

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Intrinsic ID Partners with DARPA to Provide Streamlined Access to Industry-Leading PUF Technology

DARPA Toolbox

Intrinsic ID announced a partnership with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to make its industry-leading digital authentication and security technology accessible to DARPA researchers. The Intrinsic ID QuiddiKey hardware IP and Apollo FPGA IP will be available through the DARPA Toolbox Initiative, which provides DARPA researchers open licensing opportunities with commercial technology vendors.

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Boon Edam Entrances Now Available on BSD SpecLink

Boon Edam SpecLink

Boon Edam announced that its most in-demand entrance products are now available on SpecLink, an online specification platform to help architects, engineers, specifiers, building owners and designers simplify and improve their approach to creating and collaborating on building project specifications.
SpecLink is a cloud-based tool created by Building Systems Design, Inc. that streamlines workflow, improves collaboration and increases productivity.

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Interface Appoints Bud Homeyer as Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions

Bud Homeyer

Interface Security Systems announced that it has appointed Bud Homeyer as Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions. Having worked as an IT and security leader for leading consumer-facing brands like Michaels, Brinker, and Bank of America, Homeyer has a proven track record of solving complex enterprise-wide challenges to drive growth, productivity, and profitability.

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Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America Will Change Its Name in April 2022

Panasonic i-Pro Power of Truth

Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America, announces that it will be changing its company name to i-PRO Americas Inc. on April 1, 2022. Established in 2019, Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America has focused on being a versatile and agile company that is dedicated to delivering new and innovative technologies and solutions. This name change is the next chapter in their story.

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TRENDnet Introduces Hive, an Advanced Cloud Manager

TRENDnet Hive

TRENDnet has announced the introduction of TRENDnet Hive, an advanced network cloud manager designed to save users on cost and time by simplifying and centralizing network management and monitoring. Hassle-free remote access and management is made possible with TRENDnet’s reliable cloud service (and free mobile companion app coming out near the end of the year); no personal cloud or server is required.

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Allegion to Launch First & Only Retrofittable Operator Designed to Easily Automate Interior Openings

Allegion CBORD

Allegion announced the launch of the LCN6400 COMPACT series low-energy automatic operator for touchless access and accessible operation on interior doors . Designed for use in a variety of institutional and commercial facilities, it is the only auto operator on the market that has the ability to easily convert existing LCN 4040XP mechanical door closers to touchless solutions, for automated opening and closing when combined with an actuator.

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Konica Minolta’s MX6 Series and MOBOTIX 7 certified again by SySS


Konica Minolta announce that manufacturer independent SySS GmbH has tested and certified the security of the MOBOTIX 7 intelligent video platform and MOBOTIX Mx6 security cameras. As a result, the leading institute for penetration tests in Germany has confirmed the best possible cybersecurity of Konica Minolta’s MOBOTIX products series. During the tests, hardware and software components are subjected to simulated hacker attacks in several scenarios.

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