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During bilateral meetings in Washington last week, President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to further strengthen and deepen cybersecurity cooperation between the United States and the...
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The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that John Walsh, CEO of Port Canaveral, will deliver the opening presentation and welcome remarks at its 2015 Port Security Operations...
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The proliferation of small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aircraft (UAS) presents the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a challenge in identifying people who don’t follow the rules of the...

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Reston, VA-based Inmarsat Government, a provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. public sector, has announced it has executed a service provider agreement with Globecomm Systems Inc. to supply Inmarsat Global Xpress service in support of U.S. government customers.
In recent months Safety Vision, vendor of video surveillance products, has welcomed four new individuals to its Sales and Marketing Departments. Spurred by an uptick in sales, the company’s president and CEO Bruce Smith recently enacted an innovative approach to acquiring new talent. “We were seeking out new ways of selling. We wanted to innovate and then define approaches to solving mobile video surveillance issues,” said Smith. How does one go about achieving this?
Seattle, WA-based TASER International has announced multiple large orders of it's AXON body-worn video cameras and EVIDENCE.com solution, a back-end digital evidence management system. TASER's AXON cameras are small, yet highly visible, and can be attached securely to sunglasses, a cap, a shirt collar, or a head mount. They are powered by a pocketsize battery pack, which ensures recording capability during an entire shift. When recording, the cameras capture a wide-angle, full-color view of what an officer is facing.
Gilbert, AZ-based Aegis Electronic Group, a distributor and technical support provider of KT&C camera solutions, has announced the addition of KT&C's line of IP, 960H, and HD Mini Video Cameras to their product offerings, ideal for applications where size is a factor and a low price point is necessary.
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has announced the immediate availability of its new i-PRO ULTRA 360 panoramic indoor (WV-SFN480) and outdoor IP66 rated weather and vandal-resistant (WV-SFV481) fixed dome 360-degree cameras offering ultra-high resolution, ultra sensitivity, ultra intelligence, and ultra toughness.
Westford, MA-based Tyco Security Products has announced that Stafford Mahfouz, manager of the Government and Department of Defense Vertical for Tyco Security Products, has been elected to the Smart Card Alliance’s Access Control Council steering committee for 2015-2016 as a representative of physical access control product and services providers.
City of Industry, CA-based Hikvision, a supplier of innovative and award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, has established Hikvision Canada Inc., which will focus on the video surveillance market in Canada. This achievement represents the company’s strong commitment to the Canadian market and speaks to its rapid growth in Canada, North America, and across the globe.
Rochester, NY-based Exelis and TrafficLand, the largest authorized aggregator of live traffic video in the United States, have partnered to apply Helios next-generation image science to America’s largest traffic camera network. The combination makes it possible to deliver real-time information about weather conditions at a hyperlocal level that has never been available before.

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Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.
When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
 

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Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Vumii, the Atlanta, GA manufacturer of thermal imaging and illuminated IR cameras, was awarded a Winner’s trophy for “Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras” at the 2012 awards dinner. Primary markets for the cameras, according to President and CEO Randall Foster, are facilities with large, outdoor perimeters to protect, such as airports, seaports, utilities, government sites and military bases.

Kris Pearson describes VIEVU as the world leader in body-worn video technology, with 23,000 customers worldwide. One of the reasons that police officers are now wearing surveillance devices, he asserts, is to capture their interaction with the public through audio and video so that they can prove what they’ve been doing when they’re out of range of the in-vehicle video, which only captures what’s in front of the car.

Eric Ivers gives a demonstration of the RoboteX robot and indicates that they are sold mainly to law enforcement agencies, the military, SWAT teams, Army rangers and the company is presently developing a new market with special ops. He estimates that the RoboteX models are the best priced robots on the market, with a service contract that enables the buyer to have a robot that works all the time.

Peter Onruang explains that the Wolfcom 3rd Eye is more than a body camera -- it’s a multi-purpose, multi-functional tool that is the officer’s best friend, because “it allows you to see what you can’t see”. Because it can see and record what the officer sees, the 3rd Eye can save a lot of expense arising from false allegations. Its 16 megapxiel camera has a high-resolution recorder that can capture up to 17 hours of video, including 6 hours of continuous operation. It also has an audio recorder that can create 500 hours of audio, along with an optional battery that lasts 20 hours.

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