State | Local Security

Featured Videos

HID Global is opening the door to a new era of security and convenience.  Powered by Seos technology, the HID Mobile Access solution delivers a more secure and convenient way to open doors and...


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...
Sun, 2015-11-15 04:05 PM

  Loretta E. Lynch

Washington, DC, November 13 - Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, leaders of the Conference will meet with U.S. Attorney General...
Fri, 2015-11-06 09:20 AM
Rowley, MA, November 2 - In response to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in our nation's schools, noted artist Greg Bokor, and Chris Connors, CEO of Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), today joined...
Fri, 2015-11-06 09:04 AM
Macon, GA, October 30 -  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 29 people in 13 cities and eight states Thursday on sex trafficking and...
Tue, 2015-11-03 06:37 PM
Bingen, WA, October 28 - Launching at a tower site near Vaughn, New Mexico, Insitu accomplished the first commercial beyond visual line of sight operation with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the...
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 08:20 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...
Mon, 2015-10-26 10:02 AM
Washington, DC, October 15 - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (...
Thu, 2015-10-15 09:36 PM

US Rep. Grace Napolitano

Washington, DC, October 14 - As water shortages continue to plague California, mayors from across the country will be meeting in Los Angeles, CA for The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)...
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...
Tue, 2015-10-13 07:22 PM

Gov. Mike Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced that he has directed the state to add $3.5 million in funds to the state’s Secured School Safety Grant program. That boost means that more than $9 million will be...
Sat, 2015-10-10 12:22 PM

Tim Rains, Microsoft

New York, NY, October 8 - On October 14, the New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference (NYMJCSC) will hold its 2nd annual cybersecurity conference at the Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times...

Commentary and Opinions

Saint Leo, FL, October 28 - A new nationwide survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute found 86.8 percent of respondents either strongly or somewhat agreed that police officers should be required to wear body cameras to better assist in reviewing difficult incidents, while 79 percent said the U.S. Department of Justice should continue to open investigations of community police departments following controversial incidents.
Washington, DC, September 17 - Representing more than 1,100 police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors, members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids are meeting with lawmakers in Congress on Thursday, September 17. Their message: states across the nation must continue efforts to reduce the number of juvenile offenders in state-run facilities and focus instead on family interventions that have been proven to reduce juvenile crime and save taxpayer dollars.
Washington, DC, September 11 - Today, the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of some 3,000 Americans. In the 14 years that have passed, the world has become an even more dangerous place, while in many ways our defenses against another major terrorist attack have been weakened, warns the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
Atlanta, GA, August 17 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. 50 States Against Hate: An Initiative for Stronger Hate Crime Laws will work toward the passage of hate crime laws in the five states which do not have them – Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Wyoming – while simultaneously seeking to make existing hate crime laws in the other 45 states more inclusive and comprehensive.

Company News

Hamilton, New Zealand, November 2 - Leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, has today released their latest products and updates to the global security market. The release includes Command Centre v7.40, an update to the company's renowned security management platform, the all new Mobile Reader, and the F3 Series Fence Controllers.
Colorado Springs, CO, November 2 -root9B, a root9B Technologies Company, and a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients, announced today that it has been selected to participate in the North Carolina Statewide Security Assessment Services Contract (918a) for future Statements of Work. The award will be for a one-year period with two (2) one (1) year options to renew.
Abbotsford, BC, October 29 - Gatekeeper Systems Inc. is pleased to report that it has completed on approximately $700,000 CDN in purchase orders previously received for its high-definition mobile video systems. As part of Gatekeeper's pre-product launch activity, management presented its high-definition system to several school districts on both the West and East Coast of the United States, successfully closing on one-hundred percent of the projects.
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.
Wallingford, CT, October 28 - Mutualink today announced an alliance with one of the Nation’s top school safety and security experts, William “Bill” Smith, to improve schools’ preparedness and response in emergency situations through advanced communications technology. As the founding member of American School, LLC and principal of Jennings Smith Associates , Mr. Smith brings over thirty years of experience as a security consultant and is a renowned authority on US school safety and security issues.
Tampa, FL, October 28 - SureView Systems, a global provider of enterprise command center software, announced today it has partnered with Access Technologies, a full-service integration firm serving the Southwest United States, to provide the Immix® Command Center (CC) software platform to its current and future customers in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Southern California and Nevada.
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.

Digital Version of July/August 2015 
Print Edition

GSN July/Aug Print Edition

Click Here

June/July 2015 Digital Edition

Click Here

Digital Version of May/June 2015
Print Edition


Click Here

Technology Sectors

Market Sectors

Recent Videos

Joe Troiano, General Manager and Senior VP of Everfocus Electronics, stresses in his opening remarks that Everfocus is a global supplier of video security surveillance equipment and is proud to announce its new GSA Contract, and he goes on to state that his intention in this video interview is to emphasize that the company can furnish users with the highest resolution recording and playback of video for any needs or budgets.  Mr Troiano points out that until very recently, when the new hi-resolution recording and playback of video imagery was not yet available, video surveillance with

Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

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.

New Products

Carlsbad, CA - November 17 - Nortek Security & Control, LLC, a leader in security and access control solutions, today introduced the Linear ProControl™ embed...

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...

Fountain Valley, CA, October 22 - D-Link today introduced the HD PoE Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-3511). The robust IP Camera employs a traditional “box camera” form...