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New Immediate Active Shooter Response System

Intruder Defense Services, LLC (IDS) announces the release of Guard Safe™. Guard Safe allows existing staff the ability to respond pro-actively and quickly to an attack by an armed intruder. Research shows the average response time for law enforcement to arrive on scene in the U.S. is nearly eight minutes. In outlying or congested areas this time can be significantly longer. This time lapse between onset of an active shooter event and the arrival of police leaves a building and its inhabitants vulnerable for too long.

Zoning in on Safety at UK’s University of York

The University of York launched CriticalArc’s SafeZone to provide round-the-clock safety reassurance to students and staff. York is the first University in the Russell Group to roll out the simple-to-use, free application designed to help those on campus to summon security or safety assistance via their mobile phones. The SafeZone system allows security or first aid personnel to pinpoint the location where help is needed.

Northumbria University Rolls Out CriticalArc’s SafeZone

CriticalArc announced that Northumbria University has rolled out its revolutionary distributed command and control solution, SafeZone. The University selected SafeZone to enhance staff and student safety while reducing costs through increasing the efficiency of everyday security operations across its six campuses. Through unparalleled situational awareness, SafeZone enables the University’s security team to coordinate its response to incidents quickly and efficiently.

Crescent Guardian Installs Behavior Recognition Application by BRS Labs at Louisiana’s Port Fourchon

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, located on the Gulf Coast in Louisiana, in partnership with national security firm, Crescent Guardian, Inc., has completed implementation of an advanced video analytics application developed by BRS Labs to accompany its next-generation video surveillance system. This milestone ensures that first responders in Port Fourchon are receiving "as they happen" alerts identified automatically by the surveillance system and can coordinate their response in real time, states BRS Labs.

Aerialtronics and Bosch Security Projects Pool Their Expertise for Security Video Drones

Aerialtronics and Bosch Security Projects have initiated a strategic cooperation aimed at making “video drones”, or drones equipped with video cameras, for improved security applications. The rationale for Bosch to choose Aerialtronics for this joint project is the high level of reliability, stability and versatility offered by our Altura unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Video Intelligence Gives Retailers New Business Insights

It’s getting harder to go anywhere where there’s not a mounted camera (even in people’s homes). They’re becoming so ubiquitous that shoppers hardly notice them …especially during the busy holidays. But businesses are starting to take great notice, and realizing there’s more value from a security or surveillance camera than just a live view of shoppers. It’s the intelligence in the video that’s helping companies stay competitive.

Guardly Enterprise E911 Solution Is First to Improve Active Shooter Response Using New Indoor Positioning Systems

Guardly announces that its Enterprise E911 solution for smartphones can now be used to enable faster, more effective response during active shooter incidents. The solution is geared towards large private enterprises and uses indoor positioning and mobile apps to detect active shooters earlier, locate people and shooters indoors and streamline communication between people around the shooter and a security operations center.

Kastle Systems, DC Real Estate Leaders, and Washington Met Police Department Launch Capital Shield

Kastle Systems, Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), and prominent Washington area real estate firms launched Capital Shield, a partnership that allows MPD direct access to an interconnected network of private security cameras, floor plans, and other critical information in business locations across the city. Enabling MPD with direct access to a large new pool of video cameras and building information in times of crisis allows first responders to quickly gain the situational awareness required for responding to serious threats.

NANA Management Services Selects HP to Deliver Next Generation Security

HP announced that NANA Management Services will use HP big data analytics software to augment its real-time video surveillance solution. NANA’s Virtual Guard Services uses an integrated approach where real-time video surveillance and highly advanced computer analytics work together to instantly identify a potential threat.

PPM Demos Power of Incident Management Intelligence at ASIS 2014

As the leading authority on incident management solutions, PPM 2000 is showcasing a number of introductions and enhancements to their offerings at this year’s ASIS show. Visitors can test-drive the new features and functionality available in Perspective V4.5, the company’s flagship incident management software, including more analytical options, an embedded report designer, and new ways to view data.