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PureTech Systems is a software company that develops and markets PureActiv, its geospatial analytics solution designed to protect critical perimeters and infrastructure.  Its patented video...


Tue, 2015-11-24 08:08 PM
By Steve Bittenbender While most of the discussion surrounding the use of body-worn cameras has been focused on its use by local law enforcement officials, but there has been discussion about their...
Sun, 2015-11-22 12:40 PM

Alejandro Mayorkas, DHS

Washington, DC, November 19 - Senior Administration officials spoke by phone today with state and local law enforcement representatives from across the country to provide information on the U.S.’s...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Tue, 2015-11-10 04:12 PM

Judge Gerry E. Smith

Washington, DC, November 9 - In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Obama’s Deferred Action initiatives, designed to ease deportation threats for an estimated...
Wed, 2015-11-04 04:16 PM
Los Angeles, CA, October 29 - A Venezuelan national captured in the Los Angeles area, who is wanted for the hit-and-run death of a police officer in his native country, was turned over to authorities...
Wed, 2015-10-28 09:56 AM

U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker

Santa Ana, CA, October 21 - A clerk at the California Department of Motor Vehicles office in El Monte and five others have been indicted on federal charges for allegedly selling legitimate birth...
Tue, 2015-10-27 08:23 AM
Nogales, AZ, October 22 - A Mexican national, wanted in his native county for his role in the drug-related kidnapping and murder of three brothers, was turned over Wednesday to Mexican law...
Tue, 2015-10-27 08:20 AM

Bruce Blythe

AlliedBarton Security Services,, the  industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, will host a free seminar on Workplace Violence: Layoffs, Terminations...
Wed, 2015-10-14 10:12 PM

2010 Keynote Speaker: Ret. 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey

GSN announced today that in response to a number of requests to stretch the closing date for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 23...
Thu, 2015-10-08 05:42 PM
Miami, FL, October 8 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 314 criminal aliens last month in an enforcement action targeting individuals who pose a threat to public...
Tue, 2015-10-06 06:55 PM

Chief Michael Fisher

Washington, DC, September 30 - The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) today announced the creation of the 2015 Border Patrol Industry Academy.  The Border Patrol Industry Academy is...
Tue, 2015-10-06 12:21 PM
September 29 - Peter Neffenger, incoming Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has submitted written testimony to the Senate concerning efforts to respond to criticisms...

Commentary and Opinions

By Joshua Breisblatt Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-FL) recently released his immigration plan entitled, “Cruz Plan to Stop Illegal Immigration: Secure the Border, Restore the Rule of Law, and Protect Americans.”
By Walter Ewing, The American Immigration Council

Company News

By Steve Bittenbender Anaheim, CA – When it came to developing the new branding for IndigoVision, CEO Marcus Kneen knew whose input he wanted most. The U.K.-based provider of IP video management products and solutions unveiled the new branding, which included a new tag line (“Safe is a Wonderful Feeling”) and a redesigned Web site (, at the ASIS2015 conference in September. The end products are a result of 18 months of work, including surveys and conversations with employees, end users and clients.
Brossard, Quebec, October 28, 2015 – Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control equipment for pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access, proudly announces their position as North American speed gate market leader. This, according to the most recent IHS technology report.
Vienna, VA, October 27 - Vidsys, Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform, and Edesix Ltd, a leading manufacturer of body-worn camera solutions, today announced a strategic technology partnership. This alliance will offer an integrated, joint-solution between Edesix’s VideoBadge (VB-300) and Vidsys real-time situation management software. This collaboration will be a valuable force multiplier for public safety and enterprise users.
Anaheim, CA, October 21 -MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), has announced the of launch Morpho Cloud, a secure and flexible Multi-biometric Identification-as-a-Service solution, at the Florida International Association for Identification (FDIAI) 56th annual Educational Training Conference. The conference took place in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 18 - 22, 2015.
Endicott, NY, October 21 - SureScan Corporation, an emerging leader bringing advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace today announced it has appointed Jeremy Attree as Sales Director, EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Asia, India), SureScan Corporation. Jeremy comes with a wealth of aviation security experience and has spent much of his career in international sales and general management, primarily for security related technology companies.
Farragut, TN, October 21 - Perceptics, LLC announced today that it was awarded on July 15th, 2015, a key contract by the Government of Canada to install Perceptions next generation License Plate Readers (LPR’s) at over 165 Canadian border primary vehicle inspection lanes. The 2MP Checkpoint Plate Reader offers a host of technologically advanced features that provide personnel at border checkpoints superior images with over 95% license plate read rate accuracy (Character with State/Provincial ID) in all weather conditions.
Schaumburg, IL, October 20 - Responding to law enforcement demand, Motorola Solutions is transforming body-worn cameras and digital evidence management with the debut of its first-ever, three-in-one combination body-worn video camera, radio speaker and microphone along with a new, cloud-based content management system.
Phoenix, AZ, October 20 - PureTech Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of geospatial video analytic software, today announced that it recently completed the initial field deployment and test of the Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) Upgrade for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This test successfully demonstrated the technical capabilities of the system and was a key program milestone in its deployment schedule, which includes installation at additional border patrol stations this year.

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HySecurity’s HydraWedge SM50 and StrongArm M30 made a huge splash among the 30,000 ASIS security show attendees at the Anaheim Convention Center in September. ...

Greenville, RI and Uden, The Netherlands, October 27 - Videology announces a new CCD based camera board with 960 horizontal pixels, model 2XK17X.  Alrea...

Pearl River, NY, October 29 - In continuing to deliver higher performance and added value to customers, OnSSI announces that the System Galaxy access control solution...

Wilsonville, OR, October 22 - FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of the Fido® X2, the latest addition to its leading-edge Fido X-Series handheld explosives...

Poway, CA, October 23 - CohuHD Costar’s 4260HD camera positioning system combines crystal clear HD image quality, bandwidth efficient H.264 compression, smooth variab...

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Recent Border Security Videos

EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

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.