Surveillance at the Statue of Liberty.
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.
Astrophysics, Inc., x-ray systems helped secure the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Hawaii Biotech, Inc., a grant for the development of anthrax antitoxin drugs.
HID Global and Plasco ID provided secure card issuance systems for Dayton Public Schools (Ohio).
Kelvin Hughes has supplied its surveillance technology to the Maryland Natural Resources Police to enhance monitoring of Chesapeake Bay coastland.
SecureKey’s bridge.net Connect Platform was chosen by the Royal Canadian Mint to provide user authentication for its new MintChip digital currency.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Dahua Technology announced that its latest network camera has received UL-2802 certification for image quality.
Genetec was named top employer in Montreal by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Implant Sciences Corporation announced that its desktop explosives trace detection system has passed testing requirements of the Transportation Security Administration Explosive Trace Detection qualification test.
Quantum Secure has received factory certification from Lenel Systems International and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.
SANS Institute was selected as the Best Professional Training Program by SC Magazine.
Science Applications International Corporation announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has renewed its SAFETY Act certification and designation.
DHS has awarded the designation of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology to Sentina Corporation for its Freight Glove.
U.S. Security Associates has been named one of the Training Top 125 organizations for employee development by Training magazine.
BARBRI has announced that it is offering professional certification in e-discovery and financial crime.
CNL Software is opening a regional office and technical support facility in Abu Dhabi.
Control Risks has launched a new podcast series that forecasts global business risks on a regular basis. RiskRadar is available from the company’s Web site and from iTunes.
Delta Scientific is celebrating 40 years in business.
Medeco has introduced Deadbolt Selector, an online tool that allows customers to choose the right deadbolt for their needs and receive an instant cost estimate.
The Mineta Transportation Institute is offering a free research report and training manual for emergency exercise development and implementation.
Raytec has opened a new sales office in Melbourne, Australia.
The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association has been organized to provide solutions to balance identity security with national security.
Sophos has acquired Cyberoam Technologies Private Limited.
Speco Technologies has updated and improved its online demonstration sites for cameras and recorders.
VideoSurveillance.com has expanded its CommunityCam initiative to Salt Lake City. The free crowdsourced security camera map provides a new tool for preventing and solving street crime.