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Chris Yigit, Product Manager at Montreal-based Genetec, describes the company’s “AutoVu Sharp” license plate recognition solution and takes GSN for a demonstration on the streets of Philadelphia. The camera mounted on the top of the vehicle contains two smaller cameras, one a military grade infrared camera which reads the license plate and the other a color overview camera that takes an overview of the subject car and sends a signal to the LRP processing unit in the trunk, which then sends the information to the in-vehicle laptop computer used by the officer. Yigit explains that the solution was first seen as a force multiplier, but has now come to be seen as very good post-investigative tool that can open up cold cases or capture information on a series of crimes.
SpotterRF, one of ten Accolade Award Winners at the 2012 ASIS conference, is a compact surveillance radar system, according to CEO Logan Harris. The technology has traditionally been sold to the military and border protection agencies for its wide area motion detection capabilities. Harris describes and demonstrates the company’s C40 radar system, which costs under $12,000 and can cover 20 acres of space, including the detection and tracking of moving persons or vehicles. Plans for 2013 include offering the cost-effective wide area surveillance capabilities of the C40 systems for industrial users and critical infrastructure protection of bridges, dams, small airports, chemical plants and oil and gas pipelines.
ASIS 2012: Paul Retzbach, Global Leader Market Solutions, Government Sector, Stanley Security Solutions and W.R. (Bill) Dempsey, Sargent and Greenleaf
Paul Retzbach provides a description of the broad array of security products offered to the government market by Stanley Security Solutions in the company’s convergence, access control technologies and mechanical solutions divisions. He then introduces W.F. (Bill) Dempsey, CEO of the recently acquired, 150-year old Sargent & Greenleaf, who discusses the company’s products developed exclusively for the federal government, including the 2740 heavy gauge steel containers which protect highly classified documents from such branches of the government as the White House and Pentagon. Mr. Dempsey expresses his opinion that the acquisition by Stanley will provide 200-300 more respresentatives for his government products and will enable Sargent & Greenleaf to serve a larger universe of customers.
3M Cogent is a global identification solutions provider to governments, law enforcement agencies and commercial enterprises. Jason Kyte points out that the company’s biometric technologies are used in PIV, CAC and TWIC cards, with fingerprint authentication, in federal agencies, airports and seaports and by private companies that want to create their own ID cards. At the 2012 ASIS conference, he says, the company is offering a sneak peek at a new indoor version of its MiY card, an Accolades Award winner at the 2011 ASIS event. It has a sleek, compact design with a touch screen, he says, and provides customers with the ability to design new applications and “make it your own product”.
Ted Chavalas discusses the launch of General Robotics’ new “Ferret” under-vehicle inspection robot that provides a 100-meter or 300-meter safety stand-off range and sends wireless video back to the operator. The Ferret is in a flat disc-shaped configuration which enables it to operate under Ferrari’s and other low-profile vehicles and to maneuver about under a vehicle without getting stuck on wheels or other impediments. It has been field tested by the NYPD, the Fort Meade military base and by the Secret Service at the 2012 Republican National Convention, where it was used to inspect 500 buses carrying convention delegates. Chavalas points out that the Ferret is very affordable for state and local law enforcement, with a purchase price that is less than $10,000.
Without the proper safeguards, a busy airport can become a perfect target for insider threats posed by privileged users, recently laid off workers or others who may have access to the administration of the physical access and logical security. Alert Enterprise executives Pan Kamal, Chris Runde and Ricky Arora discuss how the company’s security software enables an airport’s security management staff, using security systems already in place, to increase situational awareness, identify anomalous behavior manifested by disgruntled ex-employees or others who may have ill intentions, and prevent serioius crimes from being committed.
Rob Zivney discusses Hirsch Identive’s Integrated Security and Identity Management Solutions for government agencies and other large enterprises.
David Liu describes Vivotek’s broad line of video surveillance cameras and equipment, including Vivotek’s first Megapixel WDR Fixed Domes, which the company introduced at ISC West.
Monty Lutzker explains that Morpho Detection is Safran Industries’s detection division, offering explosives and substance detection, as part of a security group which includes detection, biometrics and documentation. His interview includes a demonstration of the ITEMISER DX, a portable explosives detection and narcotics detection tool which he describes as the “gold standard in identification at security check points”.
Randall Foster indicates that Vumii specializes in nightvision, typically used at perimeters and borders. The company offers two families of surveillance – thermal imaging and LED and Infrared laser-illuminated camera systems that are used for detection, recognition and identification.