THE MAGAZINE

Industry News

By Flora Szatkowski

PROTECTING LADY LIBERTY

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public on July 4, 2013, after eight months of renovation and repairs following Hurricane Sandy. As part of the refurbishment, Total Recall Corporation reached out to the U.S. Park Police, the National Park Service, and the Department of the Interior with a proposal for a state-of-the-art surveillance system that would be designed, installed, and maintained as a donation by the company.

Total Recall completely redesigned the surveillance and security system, switching from analog to the latest IP-based video technology and building a modern command center. A combination of wireless and fiber connections allow the system to cover more areas of the Liberty Island and the monument than before.

Helping bring the project to completion were nine partner companies: Axis Communications, BriefCam, DragonWave, Milestone Systems, Pivot3, Proxim Wireless, RGB Spectrum, Scallop Imaging, and Winsted Corporation. Shown here, the original torch is displayed in the monument’s lobby. Watch a video about the project via the new Security Management app for Apple and Android tablet devices.

PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS

AT&T and IBM have formed a strategic relationship to give businesses a single source for network security and threat management.

The Washington Family Ranch, a ministry camp owned by Young Life, has installed a Barix IP paging system.

Castel intercoms are in use at the Ramsgate Train Depot in Kent, United Kingdom, as part of a security upgrade installed by ICL.

A multisite Texas franchise of Great Clips is using a cloud-based video surveillance solution from ControlByNet.

EVO Payments International and MagTek are working together to bolster EVO’s payment security offerings.

Galaxy Control Systems has launched a security solution that integrates with Veridt credential readers.

Securitas USA will test the use of nonlethal defense devices from Guardian 8 Corporation with its clients in hospital and private security settings.

Nordic Alarm AB is using MIFARE readers from Idesco Oy in its Nordic Integral system.

Quik-E Foods is upgrading to a nextgeneration retail solution for security and loss prevention from March Networks.

Milestone Systems has made Bosch Security Systems an Elite Partner in the Milestone Alliance Partner program.

Raytec has been chosen as a Gold Technology Partner for Northern Europe by Axis Communications.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Good Technology have announced a strategic partnership to provide a security solution for Samsung mobile devices.

SpectraRep LLC has integrated its ActiveAlert technology with Rave Mobile Safety to bring emergency notification to the computer desktop.

SRI International Sarnoff is providing its biometric access system to E-Commerce Park Curaçao.

Treadstone 71 is partnering with SYNCSTATE, Inc., to deliver an offensive cyber program.

Farpointe Data is providing its access control system manufacturer partners with Zwipe biometric cards.

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