PSA Security Network, an electronic security cooperative, today announced that PSA stockholders elected Mike Kobelin, director of sales for Aronson Security Group (ASG), as chairman of the board and Mark Olive, owner of Eales Electronics, as vice chairman, both for two-year terms. The elections were held during the recent shareholder meeting during the 2009 PSA-TEC in St. Charles, IL.
The city of Burbank, Ill., which neighbors Chicago and has a population of more than 28,000, has installed a new video surveillance system using 22 Sony SNC-RX Series IP network security cameras to aid the police department in preventing and solving crimes.
Pivot3 Inc. has received the Red Herring 100 North America award, which honors the most promising private technology companies in North America.
The first day on the IFSEC floor has apparently been disappointing for some exhibitors. Since I’ve never been here before, I’m not sure how crowded it should look and the only thing I have to judge by is the traffic from ISC West. It didn’t seem all that crowded.
Technology in the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey is state-of-the-art, featuring computer control of all inmate housing areas, an integrated perimeter security system, a site-wide duress/panic alarm system and a computerized control center. However, the Bergen County courthouse and jail had some particular challenges that the coaxial (analog) cameras simply could not meet.
President Obama has proposed sweeping reform of the nation's healthcare system and said he believes all medical records should be computerized and standardized within five years. The President hopes this will result in increased quality of care, decreased costs, and creation of thousands of new jobs. Todd Feinman, a published security expert and CEO of Identity Finder , cautions, however, that electronic medical records add higher risk of identity theft unless they are carefully protected.
Get your tweets, status updates and blogs ready— it's time to get into the social networking loop. That's because online tools like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace aren't just for high school students and techies anymore.
In 2007, the entire nation was reeling from the devastation of the Virginia Tech University shootings. As a result, Northern Illinois University decided to apply lessons learned from Virginia Tech and re-examine and fine-tune its own emergency plan. Officials hoped to be prepared but never to have to execute the plan for a similar event. Unfortunately, NIU's emergency plan was put to the test on Feb. 14, 2008, as the result of a campus shooting.
When you think of the most trusted and well respected consumer brands, names like Pampers, Tide, Always, Gillette, Bounty, Charmin, Downy, IAMS and Crest quickly come to mind. As the parent company for these and other brands, Procter & Gamble sets the standard for excellence in numerous areas. Much of what P&G does behind the scenes reflects its commitment to excellence as well.
Across the globe, online criminals are focusing funds, time and resources to perpetrate fraud—and they are becoming more and more adept at this process. The result has been a dramatic increase in online fraud that targets consumers, enterprises and citizens. Every data breach or identity-theft case reported in the media erodes the public's confidence in the security of online financial transactions. This loss of confidence could jeopardize the ability of organizations to conduct transactions online.
Mexico's largest mobile phone carrier to use GE Security's alarm monitoring panel and Numerex's Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology under Telcel brand.
Bosch Security Systems will provide communications and security technology to a Hamburg-Moorburg coal-fired power plant run by Vattenfall Europe Generation AG & Co. KG. The contract includes everything from public address systems to alarm signaling and evacuation, as well as fire detection technology, video surveillance, and communication and low-voltage networks for dual-unit plants.
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) has entered into a strategic partnership with AMAG Technology to integrate the capabilities of OnSSI's NetDVMS digital video recording platform with AMAG Technology's Symmetry security management solution.
California State University at Long Beach, the largest campus of the California State University system, spans 323 acres and operates 84 academic buildings and 18 residence halls. The campus accommodates its 38,000 students, who are mostly commuters, with numerous remote parking lots. Its proximity to major highways makes it prone to safety concerns including vandalism, auto theft and trespassers.
Visonic will incorporate its PowerMax line of wireless alarm systems into the product offering of Smith & Wesson Security Services. The PowerMax products will enable Smith & Wesson Security Services dealers to secure their residential customers with up to 29 zones wirelessly.
Crossbeam Systems, Inc., has updated the X-Series Next Generation Security Platform with the introduction of its fourth-generation application and network processing blades and the release of the latest version of its open secure X-Series Operating System (XOS) 8.5-key software and hardware components of the X-Series architecture.
In November, in the Falfurrias and Rio Grande Valley areas of South Texas, representatives from local, state and federal agencies observed a 360-degree aerial view of six to eight square miles along the U.S. border, and were able to identify and detain alien immigrants with the help of Top Eye View Inc., providers of real-time video-streaming aerial observation platforms.
AtHoc's IWSAlerts software will enable Texas A&M University to send out emergency alerts to its campus population through multiple devices, including campus computers, via pop up alerts, Emergency Alert System radio broadcasts, cable TV, telephones, mass e-mails and SMS text messages, from a single Web-based console.
Azalea Networks recently announced a milestone for law enforcement in the City of Seattle. The Seattle Police Department successfully deployed Azalea’s wireless mesh network to establish a flexible video surveillance operation during the annual Mardi Gras celebration in the historic downtown neighborhood known as Pioneer Square.
Alvarion Ltd., provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, will be showcasing its end-to-end video surveillance solutions for enhanced public safety and security at ISC West Booth 39038.