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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...


Sat, 2015-09-19 04:13 PM

New York, NY, September 16 - The manufacturing of fake credentials has been an issue for years; however, after a two-year investigation, Kessler International has determined that items such as...
Mon, 2015-09-14 11:31 AM
Washington, DC, September 3 - Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has directed an immediate safety review at all nine Department of Defense labs and facilities involved in the production, shipment,...
Tue, 2015-09-01 04:48 PM
Securiport named Track Sponsor for IATA’s AVSEC World ConferenceWashington, DC, August 25 – A world leader in passenger biometric recognition, immigration control systems, and civil aviation security...
Sun, 2015-08-23 06:46 PM
Washington, DC, August 21 - The United States Federal Government as of 08/12/2015 has 480 open Solicitations in North Carolina where they are currently seeking out properly registered government...
Sun, 2015-08-23 06:33 PM

Brian Zimmer, President of Keeping IDentities Safe

Washington, DC, Aug. 20 - Beginning October 10, security screeners in roughly 200,000 federal buildings may deny access to visitors who present a driver's license or identification card from a state...
Tue, 2015-08-18 04:42 PM
Washington, DC, - U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Michel formally assumed the role of vice commandant of the Coast Guard during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Monday. As vice...
Mon, 2015-08-17 12:37 PM
Washington, DC, August 14 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 50 fugitives sought for their roles in known or suspected human rights violations during a nationwide operation...
Sun, 2015-08-16 04:11 PM
August 6 - As I have said a number of times now, the current global threat environment requires that we know more about those who travel to the United States. This includes those from countries for...
Wed, 2015-08-12 05:31 PM

U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

Sacramento, CA, August 11— Two defendants, including a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a scheme to sell commercial driver’s...
Wed, 2015-08-12 05:26 PM
Years before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its immigration enforcement directorate Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) were established, law enforcement leaders espoused the...
Tue, 2015-08-11 08:56 PM
Washington, DC, August 11 - As America nears the Final Fiscal Quarter spending spree, US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered in System for Award Management and...

Commentary and Opinions

London, August 10 - The latest 364 page report from business intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global border security market. Visiongain assesses that this market will generate revenues of $16.4bn in 2015.
By Steve Bittenbender Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush unveiled on Monday a proposal to tackle immigration issues, saying any plan that addresses amnesty for illegal aliens must also come with a “robust strategy to improve border security.”
Teaneck, NJ, July 14 – Multi-factor authentication – a security protection required by US government standards – could have prevented the recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) security breaches that have exposed the personal information of millions of citizens to hackers, spies and cyber-criminals. The Federal government has been encouraging its agencies to use multi-factor authentication since November 2009, when it published the FICAM (Federal Identity and Access Management) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance.

Company News

Torrance, CA and San Diego, CA October - PCSC, a provider of state of the art access control systems, and Vigitron, Inc., a global leader in analog and IP infrastructure transmission solutions, have announced the expansion of their relationship to form a world-wide partnership. Under this agreement, Vigitron will provide infrastructure equipment for PCSC’s growing line of IP/PoE based  Access Control products, as well as, service, training, and technology sharing.
St. Michael, MN, October 6 - Cinch systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Fette to the positions of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Fette will be responsible for all engineering and product development efforts incorporating relevant next generation technologies into Cinch systems products to benefit our customers and achieve company growth objectives. Fette has 20 years of extensive experience in electrical engineering, hardware/software product design and implementation, bringing numerous new technology products to market.
Austin, TX, October 6 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will showcase the mobile ID experience on smartphones and share its latest innovations in thin secure polycarbonate e-passport datapages at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTD) Conference, October 14 through 16, 2015, in Montreal. HID Global executives will be featured speakers at the conference. 
By Steve Bittenbender Smiths Detection unveiled today a compact checkpoint scanner that was built specifically to examine hand-carried items brought into public buildings.
RBtec Perimeter Security Systems a leading technology company specializing in design, development, and manufacturing of outdoor perimeter intrusion detection solutions, is proud to announce our newest collaboration with Tri-Ed an Anixter Company.  Tri-Ed have signed an agreement with RBtec to distribute in Canada and soon in the USA the IRONCLAD Perimeter Alarm System kits - the ideal security solution for commercial and industrial sites.
Austin, TX, September 23 - At this weeks ASIS International seminar and exhibits in Anaheim, California, HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will demonstrate its broad portfolio of innovative solutions that are driving the evolution of secure identities.  The company will highlight its award-winning mobile access solution and its latest innovation to “simply tap” into web services and cloud apps, along with solutions for upgrading to more choices, more applications and higher security.  HID Global will feature solutions and services that addres
Reston, VA, September 21 - Qbase, LLC, a leading provider of essential IT and data analytics services to federal and commercial clients announced today that, as the performing member of the SBD Alliant Joint Venture, it has been selected by the United States' Department of State to provide critical CRM software and integration services to support the agency's Bureau of Consular Affairs as it modernizes and consolidates its existing operational environment (including US passport and visa processing) under a common technology platform.
Woburn, MA, September 23 - ISCON Imaging Inc., a manufacturer of patented infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has expanded its focus into new markets as demand for the company’s technologies grows in the border security, military, government, transportation and event environments. ISCON will highlight its expanded applications and the functionalities of its patented FocusScan™ and SecureScan™ solutions, including live security demonstrations, at booth 2183 at the 2015 ASIS Annual Seminar & Exhibits, being held Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, in Anaheim, Calif.

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Recent Access Control Videos

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.

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.

Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.

John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

Jody Mack provides a thumbnail description of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, a Sponsor of the 2012 GSN Awards Program as well as a Winner in the 2012 IT security category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and 2012 Finalist in the categories of “Best ID Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution”, not to mention a multiple Winner and Finalist in prior GSN Awards Programs.