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CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA March 7, 2017 Hikvision USA Inc., a North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, worked with dealer partner Screenwave Solutions to provide a new security system for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada. The Reno Ronald McDonald House welcomes families of seriously ill children who live more than 30 miles away from Reno and have a child undergoing treatment at a local hospital or clinic.
“We were glad to help,” said Art Verling lead integrator for Screenwave Solutions. “But, without Hikvision’s support, Screenwave Services could not have completed this project. The RMHC staff was super impressed by the clarity of image. Once they saw it, they were knocked over. Everything is just way better than the previous system.”
Founded 12 years ago, Screenwave is based in Sparks, Nev., and specializes in video surveillance, computer network support, and telephone systems. Distributor ADI introduced Verling to Hikvision three years ago, and since then, he has been installing Hikvision products exclusively.
With the new security system, 15 Hikvision 4MP WDR Dome Network cameras render high-caliber video night and day. Featuring an IR range of up to 100 feet, 4-megapixel sensors and full HD 1080p resolution at the monitor, the cameras also come with smart features, alarm control, and IK10 protection.
Marty Ozer, executive director for the Reno Ronald McDonald House said the facility “never had this kind of capability before with the older surveillance system. The video quality is great.”
Installed to cover outdoor areas, the single TurboHD 1080p Analog IR PTZ Dome Camera boosts the overall security setup. With this PTZ dome, Verling programmed a regular patrol of the parking lot and playground. The previous outdoor camera rendered a display where viewers could just barely make out the color of a car on the screen. Now, the video from Hikvision’s signature TurboHD PTZ dome is so sharp the security staff can zoom in—and clearly read—license plates even across the street from the house. If an incident occurs, the house is well equipped to identify suspected vehicles.
Lastly, a single 8 TB TurboHD Tribrid DVR connects all 16 cameras. This “Tribrid” model has inputs for HD-TVI, analog, and IP cameras. If swapping out cameras becomes necessary, the DVR won’t miss a beat in the process, as the connectivity stands ready to go. These DVRs also provide a powerful custom video tagging feature so video can be easily referenced and called back when needed. Since played-back footage is a crucial function in case of an event, video tagging is a cardinal feature.
“At Hikvision, we do not just sell products—we strive to build relationships and deliver solutions,” said Alex Asnovich, director of marketing for Hikvision USA. “This project was a great opportunity to expand our partnership with Screenwave Solutions and to support the incredibly important services that Ronald McDonald House Charities provides to families who are caring for their seriously ill children.”
Hikvision will exhibit its enterprise-level security solutions at ISC West, Boot 18037, in Las Vegas, April 5-7, 2017.
Hikvision is the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance solutions. Featuring the industry’s strongest R&D workforce, Hikvision designs, develops, and manufactures standard- and high-definition cameras, including a variety of IP cameras, analog cameras, and cameras featuring the latest in high-definition analog technology. Hikvision’s product suite also includes digital video servers, hybrid and standalone DVRs, NVRs, and other elements of sophisticated security systems for both indoor and outdoor use.
MCLEAN, VA March 3, 2017 Altamira Technologies Corporation has been awarded an $18 million contract to provide classified full lifecycle engineering, development, and sustainment of a mission critical system supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community. Work performed under this five year CPFF contract, awarded in the first quarter of this year, will expand Altamira’s Chantilly based portfolio and their reach into new mission areas.
“Our program team, who just received their second consecutive Contractor of the Quarter Award with this customer, is establishing the new standard for delivery excellence and customer service,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer for Altamira. “This award represents a deepening relationship with one of our fastest growing customers, and we are proud to support them as their mission delivery partner.”
As part of the integrated ecosystem of Altamira Labs, Altamira’s innovative Software Development Center (SDC) was a key differentiator in their approach to addressing the Agency’s critical need for mission system support. Altamira’s dedicated SDC represents a paradigm shift from the legacy mindset of problem-solving that will lead to advanced solutions for the Intelligence Community.
Altamira brings a commercial mindset to solving the most complex national security problems by delivering cyber operations, mission application development, multi-intelligence analysis, and data science technologies and solutions to the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities. Altamira’s culture of innovation and excellence, and mid-market-size, positions us as the premier next generation leader bringing technology solutions to mission.
WESTFORD, MA March 3, 2017 Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces the iSTAR Ultra Video, a palm-sized solution that delivers integrated, small site security scaled for enterprise management and performance. Using C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management software from Software House or American Dynamics’ victor Unified client, iSTAR Ultra Video brings access control and video recording to the edge, allowing users to remotely control up to eight doors and eight IP video cameras using a single appliance, without the need for server software at each site.
The cost-effective iSTAR Ultra Video combines access control and video surveillance functionality in a single appliance, reducing installation and infrastructure costs by eliminating the need for separate devices and network connections. With scalability to thousands of sites, it is ideal for enterprise environments with unmanned sites that require a high level of security, such as power sub stations, data centers, server farms, fiber huts and other utility and telecommunication sites. AES 256-bit FIPS 140-2 network encryption with custom key management and DoS protection help avert potential network threats. Up to 500,000 cardholders can be managed in the device’s local memory.
Using a 1TB on-device storage drive for video surveillance and a separate solid state drive for its local database for access control storage, iSTAR Ultra Video remains operational even when the network is down, capable of making access decisions and recording video until network connectivity is restored. Each iSTAR Ultra Video device includes American Dynamics’ VideoEdge Network Video Recorder firmware that enables end users to use transcoding, Smart Search and other VideoEdge features. Up to 6 TB of external storage can be added to the device, providing extensive local recording capacity.
“With iSTAR Ultra Video, enterprise customers can easily extend the power and functionality of their C•CURE 9000 or victor Unified system to large networks of distributed sites without many of the traditional costs and installation concerns of adding separate access control and video products,” said Rick Focke, Senior Product Manager for Tyco Security Products, Hardware. “This secure, cost effective solution enables single point monitoring and control of a security system that can encompass even remote locations.”
End users can monitor video surveillance and access control events, manage personnel, create reports, display dynamic views, and monitor system activity from a PC or by using C•CURE 9000 or victor Unified full clients, a web client or mobile app. iSTAR Ultra Video provides access control through IP-ACM Ethernet door modules, which feature AES-256 encryption, PoE and a configurable offline mode.
iSTAR Ultra Video can be used in both LAN and WAN environments, and offers secure connectivity over a public network using fully secured gateway software that also enables cloud connectivity.
For more information, visit http://www.swhouse.com/.
KEMP, TX Larson Electronics, a leader in the industrial and commercial lighting industry, continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 10 watt LED drop light equipped with 30’ of cord on a retractable reel.
The VPLHL-7WLED-PC-GR30 LED trouble light from Larson Electronics is waterproof and vapor proof and is constructed to prevent the intrusion of water and moisture into the handle and head when used in wet locations. The 10 watt LED bulb included with the drop light produces 1,050 lumens of light with an operating temperature of only 55°. The solid state LED lamp has no filament, making it resistant to damage from impacts and dropping. The drop light features a rubberized, insulated handle to provide a safe and secure grip and a stainless steel wire guard enclosure to protect the polycarbonate lens. These LED drop lights have improved qualities compared to the incandescent models with higher foot candle light output, cooler operation and better light quality. The cool operation, good light color and evenness of coverage makes these lights ideal for a wide variety of close quarter work and inspection activities.
The cord reel is designed for a lift/drag of up to 30 feet of 16/3 AWG SOOW round cable. An additional two feet of cable provides adequate length for safety wrap and power connection. A slip ring enclosure is built to NEMA standard, is 600 volt rated and has three conductors. The reel is UL listed and is constructed of durable steel with a white powder coat finish. The reel includes a ball stop and a ratchet with a lockout feature. The LED hand lamp is capable of illuminating an area approximately eight feet wide in all directions, is certified waterproof and vapor proof and suitable for use in wet areas.
“While incandescent hand lamps can generate enough heat to burn operators that bump into the light, the LED hand lamps generally don’t get above the ambient temperature of the area,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics.com. “The solid state electronics make the LED light vibration resistant and the 50,000 life hour rating enables operators to avoid re-lamping for more than 5 years.”
Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of LED light towers, portable power distributions, explosion proof lights for hazardous locations, portable work lights and industrial grade LED area lights. You can view the company’s entire line of lighting by visiting them on the web at Larsonelectronics.com. You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more about their products or call 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.
SILVER SPRING, MD March 2, 2017 The Security Industry Association (SIA) opened registration for its annual public policy conference, SIA GovSummit. At SIA GovSummit 2017, security industry leaders and government officials meet and examine policy trends, technology requirements and risk assessments to address evolving security challenges.
SIA will host SIA GovSummit 2017 at The Liaison Capitol Hill, located at 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on June 28-29. Registration is open at the SIA GovSummit website at http://www.securityindustry.org/summit.
"In this year's new political environment, federal and state governments are assessing their security technology priorities," said Jake Parker, SIA Director of Government Relations. "SIA GovSummit is where security and government leaders meet to assess those priorities. The agenda for SIA GovSummit 2017 is designed to provide a holistic look at where the private and public sectors can work together on critical issues."
Here is the agenda for the conference:
Wednesday, June 28
- SIA Member Congressional Office Visits
- Government Procurement Roundtable Discussion
- SIA Public Policy Leadership Dinner
Thursday, June 29
- Security Solutions and the Policy Landscape
o Homeland Security Priorities of the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress: Implications for Security Technology
o Rise of the “Botnet of Things:” Industry Response and the Emerging Government Role in Promoting IOT Security
o State and Local Policy Trends Affecting Residential, Commercial and Government Security Solutions
o What the Federal Government’s New IT Policy Means for Identity Management and Access Control Systems: OMB Circular A-130
- What’s New in Federal Acquisition
o Acquisition Priorities for Security Solutions
o Industry Insights on Emerging Security Capabilities
- Research and Development Partnership Opportunities
o Federal R&D Programs and Agency Initiatives
o Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships
- What’s Next in Infrastructure Protection
o Evolving Threats and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
o Legislative and Regulatory Impact on Security Solutions for CIP
o Security Technology and Federal Grants: Fiscal 2017 and Beyond
Early bird registration rates are available through June 4. SIA offers a discount hotel block for those traveling to Washington. To register and find more information, visit http://www.securityindustry.org/summit.
About the Security Industry Association
The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with roughly 700 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground®, the security industry's top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CA March 1, 2017 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 March 1 at 9:50 a.m. PST. Designated NROL-79, the mission is in support of national defense.
"I am so impressed by the incredible teamwork between the NRO, U.S. Air Force our industry partners and the ULA team that resulted in today's successful launch. The integrated mission team overcame many challenges this flow including delays associated with the Vandenberg Canyon Fire last year," said Laura Maginnis, vice president, Government Satellite Launch. "Tragically, Ventura County firefighter Ryan Osler lost his life en route to assist in fighting the fire. We are honored to dedicate today's mission to Ryan and his family. Thank you to all of the men and women who worked to deliver this critical asset for our nation's security."
This mission was launched aboard an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) 401 configuration vehicle, which includes a 4-meter-diameter extended payload fairing. The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine, and the Centaur upper stage was powered by the Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-1 engine.
This is ULA's second launch in 2017 and the 117th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.
ULA's next launch is the Delta IV WGS-9 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The launch is scheduled for March 8 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
The EELV program was established by the U.S. Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government payloads. The commercially developed EELV program supports the full range of government mission requirements, while delivering on schedule and providing significant cost savings over the heritage launch systems.
With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation's most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 115 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.
For more information on ULA, visit the ULA website at www.ulalaunch.com, or call the ULA Launch Hotline at 1-877-ULA-4321 (852-4321). Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch.
HOUSTON Feb. 26, 2017 IMG GlobalSecur, a leading international security consulting firm with services for corporate event security, is proud to announce a short but important analysis of security precautions taken at the recent Super Bowl. With growing concern among corporations holding international meeting and events, IMG GlobalSecur uses its lively blog to inform the public about the importance of international event security issues.
“Fortunately, Super Bowl 51 went off without a hitch in terms of event security,” commented international event security expert, Chris Hagon, CEO of IMG GlobalSecur. “Our short blog post explains some of the security precautions, and can be read by interested CEOs, senior executives, and others involved in international and overseas corporate event meeting security with an eye to the lessons learned. The primary lesson, of course, is to be prepared.”
To read the new blog post on international event security, visit http://www.imgsecurity.net/super-bowl-2017/. Persons with a keen interest in event security issues, can also jump over the the blog index at http://www.imgsecurity.net/category/event-security/.
Events Big or Small Require Event Security Experts and Consultants
Event security, like many things in life, is not appreciated until it is gone. To have an event that goes off without problems is not to say that the event had proper preparations. The reality is that most corporate events do not encounter security problems. The issue, however, is that the small percentage that do encounter problems, ranging from terrorist or crime events, cybersecurity threats, protests and demonstrations, and natural disasters, can evoke catastrophic consequences for the participants. On a non-life threatening level, cyber and computer hacking can expose corporations and other organizations to espionage. The threats are many, but the single solution is good and thorough preparation. The team at IMG GlobalSecur is considered by many to be a key expert resource for organizations, both large and small, that are planning overseas events. The blog post on Super Bowl 51 is just a short "think piece" for interested parties to begin to realize that all events, not just mega events like the Super Bowl, need to take international event security seriously and reach out to real security experts for a thorough pre-event audit. Journalists and others interested in learning more are encouraged to reach out to the company via the website for interview opportunities. It should be noted that the organization has an industry-leading travel safety app called FoneTrac® at http://www.fonetrac-go.com/.
LOS ANGELES Feb. 27, 2017 A February 13 article in the Los Angeles Daily News reports on a fire that damaged a bungalow at Napa Street Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Northridge. Fire Protection Group, Inc. (FPG, Inc.) says that, while the fire fortunately was contained and no injuries resulted, it is nevertheless a powerful reminder of the importance of making sure that properties housing children and adults are as fire safe as possible.
FPG, Inc. says that, whether a building is privately or publicly owned, the responsibilities of those in charge are essentially the same. Clearly, those in charge have both a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that both occupants and property are as safe as possible from the threat of a fire. This involves taking steps to prevent a fire from occurring and also making sure that the dangers posed by a fire are minimized. FPG, Inc. notes that there are numerous steps that those in charge of a building need to take, and that the assistance of knowledgeable and experienced experts in the field can be essential.
Specifically, FPG, Inc. adds that they are able to provide services that ensure public and private buildings are compliant with all relevant legal codes while being as safe as possible in terms of protecting lives and property. This means ensuring that all appropriate fire sprinkler and fire extinguisher systems are fully in place and, for taller buildings, standpipes to ensure that firefighters are able to access water on higher floors. It also means ensuring that escape routes are easily accessible to occupants with fire escape ladders where needed, but also clearly marked exits, says FPG, Inc.
The firm adds that they are ready to provide NFPA 25 inspections to ensure that water based fire protection systems are fully operational and up to all relevant regulations and laws. FPG, Inc. adds that its leadership team boasts two widely respected veterans of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD): retired LAFD chief Al Hernandez and Captain Bob Holloway, who was responsible for the department’s construction services area before his retirement. The team also includes general manager and lead engineer George Saadian, a widely respected member of the protection community for decades as well as a noted author, says FPG, Inc. The team notes that, when it comes to ensuring that fire-related incidents are minimized or prevented entirely, experience and expertise makes an enormous difference.
Readers who would like to learn more about FPG, Inc.’s services are invited to reach the firm by telephone at (888) 251-3488. They can also visit the firm’s web site at http://www.firesprinkler.com/.
BERLIN Feb. 24, 2017 Today, and after more than two years of highly secretive development, Berlin-based start-up AVA opens to the public, announcing its artificial intelligence capable of calculating the statistical, current, and predictive safety and risk for any given location in real-time. Monitoring mass volumes of data from multiple sources, AVA detects incident categories such as crime, terrorism, fire, natural forces, industrial disasters, or health-related risk.
"AVA is like meteorology for safety, laying the ground for new and world-changing solutions, unimaginable before. We deliver actionable information to monitor, manage, and improve the physical safety of individuals, things, buildings, organizations, locations, communities, and cities," notes Sascha Knopp (40), CEO and Co-Founder of AVA, describing the patent-pending innovation.
AVA detects relevant events and incidents with unprecedented speed and accuracy, thanks to its deep learning algorithms. Partners and customers access the safety and risk scores using cloud-based operation center interfaces, dedicated mobile applications or the universal data API. That way, AVA can be integrated into all kind of solutions and systems, ranging from smart homes, connected cars, travel booking websites over underwriting processes at insurances to high-frequency trading platforms.
A specific innovation is the adaptive scoring. That way, for example, a luxury car might warn its owner who is about to park in an area with increased risk of vandalism or theft for this specific car brand. But also individual users can leverage these capabilities by adding aspects such as gender, age, skin color, or orientation to their personal profiles. This makes data protection and privacy a centerpiece within the strategy of the company: AVA is one of the first big data companies, to fully comply with the world's most strict EU (GDPR) regulations on data protection and privacy to be put in force mid-2018.
Working for more than two years in strict secrecy, AVA has only been collaborating with a few chosen partners and pilot customers: Global insurances, two of the world's leading cities and their public safety authorities as well with as a world-leading provider of integrated safety and security solutions serving public authorities, large corporations, and critical infrastructures.
"The perceived increase in crime, terrorism, natural disasters, epidemics, and crisis-related migration continues to fuel public anxiety at a global level. At the same time, public authorities struggle to cope with increasing complexity, pressure and budget constraints. These trends led to unprecedented and still surging global demand for a new solution. But it is only now, that the increase in data availability and decreasing cost of high-performance computing allowed for the implementation of a solution such as AVA," notes Aleksandar Stojanovic (39), Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of AVA. Sascha Knopp adds: "With AVA there is now a unique, both global and local solution to tame this ever increasing complexity."
In the upcoming months, the company focuses on implementing some larger pilot installations before starting routine business operations, providing direct data access through universal application programming interfaces and cloud-based turnkey interfaces for professionals, such as corporate safety and location security professionals, public safety authorities and smart cities.
Companies, organizations, developers, municipalities and public bodies that are interested in partnering with AVA can register on http://www.ava.info or send their request to [email protected] for early access. Individual users can apply on https://ava.info/technology-overview/mobile-app-home/ for the beta ambassadors program and get early access to the family- and travel-shield mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
AVA monitors mass volumes of data from multiple sources to calculate a location safety and risk score. Covering categories such as crime, fire, terrorism, natural and industrial disasters, defense, and health, the statistical, present and predictive risk for any given location is computed, in real-time. As a result, AVA is capable of monitoring and assessing the safety and risk status of individuals, staff, buildings, mobile assets, and even entire organizations. Contextual analysis personalizes alerts and advice based on attributes such as gender, age, nationality, and orientation. Customers and partners access AVA's adaptive scoring engines through universal application programming interfaces, cloud services for professionals, and mobile apps for individuals, families, and travelers. Started in 2014 in Berlin, AVA worked under strict confidentiality until February 2017 to create its now patent-pending technology. Led by CEO and Co-Founder Sascha Knopp, an ambitious, world-class team strives to make the company's rousing vision become a reality: A safe world.
ALLEN, TX Feb. 24, 2017 WatchGuard Video has been figuratively breaking ground in advancing law enforcement video technology since the company was founded in 2002. The company's in-car video systems, body cameras and evidence management software are utilized by more than a third of the law enforcement agencies across the United States and Canada. They have now literally broken ground on a $47 million corporate headquarters in Allen, Texas.
The build-to-suit project was designed by GFF Architects and will be located east of I-75 at the intersection of East Exchange and Allen Station Parkway. The facility will be constructed in two phases totaling 200,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. Once completed, the facility will accommodate upwards of 700 employees.
Adolfson & Peterson has been tapped as the General Contractor for the first phase of the project, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018. Phase 1 will be a two-story, 140,000-square-foot facility at an expected investment of $37 million. The second phase will add 60,000 square feet with a $10 million investment forecast to be complete in 2022.
With the intent of attracting and retaining a talented workforce, WatchGuard's new headquarters will include open group areas for collaboration and training, spacious outdoor recreation space, an indoor racquetball court, gym, health clinic for employees and their families, as well as, a 'customer experience room' that will allow demonstrations of the company's products thru multimedia and immersive technologies.
Over the past five years, WatchGuard has experienced compounded top line growth of 23% annually due to increasing demand for the company's in-car and body-worn video systems. With the company's continued emphasis on research and development in the video evidence space, the projected demand for the company's products will perpetuate the need for a highly technical workforce of engineers, sales professionals and technologically-skilled manufacturing employees.
About WatchGuard Video
WatchGuard Video is the technology pioneer and market leader for law enforcement video systems and evidence-management software. One-third of the agencies in the United States utilize WatchGuard's proprietary solutions to capture, manage and share digital video evidence using the most durable, reliable and highest-quality American-made products including the 4RE® in-car and VISTA™ body camera systems.
To learn more please, visit www.watchguardvideo.com or call 1-800-605-6734.