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Thu, 2015-06-25 03:14 PM
GSN is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its 2015 annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which once again demonstrates the spectacular scientific achievements and...
Tue, 2015-05-19 08:46 PM
Washington, May 13 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a public outreach campaign for the National Capital Region around Washington, D.C. to...
Sun, 2015-05-10 10:28 PM
Washington, D.C., May 8 ­– The United States Secret Service (USSS) and National Park Service (NPS) have begun implementing a series of new, temporary security enhancements and aesthetic improvements...

Company News

City of Industry, CA, July 2 – Hikvision USA, a North American provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, was honored as an Executive Strategic Partner of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) at a special event on June 24, 2015. 
Newark, NJ, July 1 – Ushering in the highest standard for 4K imaging and performance in a video surveillance solution, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has begun shipping the first of its new True 4K cameras, featuring a 12 megapixel 4K ULTRA HD imaging sensor.
Orlando, FL, June 17 – At InfoComm 2015, Panasonic is highlighting developments in remote camera production, including a powerful upgrade for the company’s AW-HE40 integrated PTZ cameras, an innovative tap assist camera control system, the professional video industry’s first 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera, and a new 4K multi-purpose camera. These advances facilitate innovative applications in corporate, government, staging, houses-of-worship, education, broadcasting and sports. AW-HE40 Upgrade Adds HD IP-Streaming, In-Camera Recording and USB Video
Toronto, June 5 – DSC, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has announced the introduction of DSC Touch, an advanced home automation solution complete with a 7-inch touchscreen, Android-based software, Alarm.com integration, dual-path connectivity with integrated Wi-Fi and Cellular and Z-Wave enabled technology as the latest product addition to the DSC wireless intrusion platform.
Fairfax, VA, June 3 – Logos Technologies has announced its new compact, ultra-lightweight, wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor system, 
Dallas, TX, May 28 – WatchGuard Video, a provider of law enforcement video systems, has introduced two advanced, rugged and highly-engineered cameras: 
Newark, NJ, May 13 – Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of advanced mobile technology and video evidence capture and management solutions for the public sector, has announced its next generation Arbitrator® BWC™ (body-worn camera) and enhanced Unified Evidence Management System. Designed and built based on direct feedback from law enforcement organizations across the country, the Arbitrator BWC features 720p HD video resolution and a 130° wide camera angle – capturing high-quality video and providing unbiased evidence of all officer interactions.
Pompano Beach, FL, May 5 ­– At ISC West 2015, IC Real Tech demonstrated its position as an innovator of video surveillance technologies, nabbing 3 key security industry awards for its revolutionary IC Realtime IC720 360x360 Virtual PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) video camera and changing the way in which many security system companies will present surveillance systems to their clients.

Commentary and Opinions

Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.
When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
 

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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.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Vumii, the Atlanta, GA manufacturer of thermal imaging and illuminated IR cameras, was awarded a Winner’s trophy for “Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras” at the 2012 awards dinner. Primary markets for the cameras, according to President and CEO Randall Foster, are facilities with large, outdoor perimeters to protect, such as airports, seaports, utilities, government sites and military bases.

Kris Pearson describes VIEVU as the world leader in body-worn video technology, with 23,000 customers worldwide. One of the reasons that police officers are now wearing surveillance devices, he asserts, is to capture their interaction with the public through audio and video so that they can prove what they’ve been doing when they’re out of range of the in-vehicle video, which only captures what’s in front of the car.

Eric Ivers gives a demonstration of the RoboteX robot and indicates that they are sold mainly to law enforcement agencies, the military, SWAT teams, Army rangers and the company is presently developing a new market with special ops. He estimates that the RoboteX models are the best priced robots on the market, with a service contract that enables the buyer to have a robot that works all the time.

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