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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...


Fri, 2014-07-18 02:10 PM
Government Security News is pleased to present the official Roster of Winners and Finalists in its 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which includes many longtime leaders in these...
Tue, 2014-06-24 09:04 AM

Michael Madsen

GSN parent company World Business Media has announced that Michael Madsen, the company’s first advertising director and longtime sales “MVP,” has been promoted from Associate Publisher to Publisher...
Tue, 2014-06-17 04:57 AM
The DHS has announced the creation of an inter-agency group to address the large influx of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. The U.S. Border Patrol has said it has...
Wed, 2014-06-04 11:26 PM
Under its Customs Cross Designation Program, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has extended its authority to 26 officers of the Puerto Rico...
Tue, 2014-04-08 05:19 AM

Barbara Coloroso

One highly effective way to stem violence in schools and to prevent young people from hurting themselves is to put a halt to bullying in its earliest stages, according to Barbara Coloroso, an author...
Fri, 2014-02-14 02:21 PM
Editor’s Note: GSN has just received the following extremely disturbing message from a Venezuelan citizen who is enrolled in an American university. For the safety of the person involved, GSN is not...
Wed, 2014-01-29 12:18 AM

Dr. Gordon Woo

“The threat level is higher than it has ever been for any other sporting event since 9/11,” explains Dr. Gordon Woo, a catastrophist at RMS. RMS is a company based in Newark, CA that provides...
Wed, 2014-01-22 06:42 PM
Many people are concerned about the upcoming 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi due to some of the recent terrorist threats. Sochi itself is a small resort town located near the Western Caucasus mountains...
Sun, 2014-01-12 11:42 PM
Working in close coordination with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to supplement state and local...
Fri, 2014-01-10 08:53 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago has instructed his law office to ask a federal judge for a six-month delay so that the city can prepare for a recent ruling lifting a ban on the sale of firearms in the...
Sat, 2014-01-04 06:50 PM

Blaine, WA/Surrey, BC
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CBP, in partnership with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Public Safety Canada, has concluded a five-month pilot test of cargo pre-inspection, and deemed the concept feasible.
Wed, 2014-01-01 12:05 PM
Paragon Systems, Inc., of Herndon, VA, has been selected by DHS to provide security guard services for the Social Security Administration Wabash Street and Metro West locations in Baltimore, MD. The...

Company News

Smart drinkers want to know how their bodies react to alcohol and discover their personal limits so they can take control of the experience when they go out. Alcohoot, based in New York City, gives these drinkers what they are demanding, a smartphone breathalyzer that enables users to track their blood alcohol levels and supports their decision to enjoy alcohol responsibly.

Alexandria, VA-based Security and training solutions firm SGI Global has acquired Upper Marlboro, MD-based Advanced Weapons Training International (AWTI). AWTI focuses on special operations training and international security consulting. The acquisition will expand SGI’s operational and training capabilities in the areas of security risk management and personnel recovery, SGI says. The two companies have partnered on contracts since 2010.

DVTEL has just released a new line of thermal cameras called ioimage Thermal, which are designed to function in low or zero light conditions. Their first camera in this line is the ONVIF Profile-S-compliant ioimage Therma camera. DVTEL, based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, creates video surveillance products and software, including camera and video analytics software and video management systems.

The Wyoming Military Department (WYMD) has deployed the AtHoc Interactive Warning System to ensure the safety and accountability of its 2,500 personnel, according to an announcement from the company. This implementation covers the Wyoming Army National Guard, the Wyoming Air National Guard, the Joint Force HQ in Cheyenne, the Camp Guernsey training base and multiple subordinate units and armories across the state.

Following up on its recent international orders for $1.8 million in sales of its long range acoustic hailing devices to police agencies in Southeast Asia and Latin America, LRAD has racked up a supplementary $660,000 sale of its LRAD 500X product and accessories to two member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Middle East.

Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and a large provider of security services in the U.S., announce on November 26 that it has acquired IPC International.

MWW, an independent public relations firm, announced on November 7 that Jarrod Bernstein has joined the firm's New York office as senior vice president for corporate affairs. A seasoned expert in homeland security and emergency management, Bernstein joins MWW following senior level posts within the Obama Administration, DHS and the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

RELM Wireless Corp. announced on November 6 a Pennsylvania county order totaling approximately $1.6 million for its KNG UHF trunked portable and mobile radios and accessories.

These radios will be deployed on the county-wide radio communication system in fire, law enforcement and other public safety applications. This order is expected to be fulfilled during the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Exelis C4i has been selected by the City of Grand Rapids, MI, to provide its radio dispatch console system to the Grand Rapids and Kent County emergency 911 call centers.

The Exelis radio dispatch console system, called SwitchPlusIP, will enable both call centers to support emergency calls even if one of the centers requires an evacuation. The system will use a fiber link between the two centers enabling communications access to each agency’s radio systems.

In an effort to stay ahead of the ever increasing demands of managing and controlling the world’s vast network of roads, the vehicles that use them and the people that rely on them, law enforcement is turning to transportation vision systems for help. 

The security industry has a long history of protecting and saving lives, as well as a list of heroic achievements. Now, one more can be added to the list.

When an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Japanese nuclear safety experts were quick to call for potassium iodide to be rushed to people in affected areas. Potassium iodide, or KI, lowers the risk of people developing thyroid cancer as a result of radioactive iodine exposure.

Machine-to-machine communications, or M2M, is the automated interchange of information between several machines or between machines and a control center. In more and more areas of business and life, M2M is making entirely new business models possible by simplifying workflows and improving processes. 

M2M takes the big data conversation to new levels because it allows users to collect data, analyze it and gain deeper insights into production and processes. 


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Recent Videos

Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.

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Digital Ally, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance, speed enforcement and thermal imaging produ...

Created to make metal detection quicker, easier and more reliable, Wizard Industries has released its new Security Wizard 4, a laser...

Based upon American Technologies Network’s original PVS multi-purpose night vision monocular, ATN has now developed a unit, the PVS14-3 (1A...

San Diego, CA-based Sperry West, the video surveillance manufacturer, has introduced the Spyder Big...