Department of Homeland Security News

Databuoy ShotPoint shooter localisation system receives Safety Act Designation Protections from US DHS

ShotPoint is a unique sensor system that provides reliable shooter detection and localisation coverage for both indoor and outdoor areas Databuoy Corporation announces that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted Safety Act Designation Protections for their ShotPoint shooter localisation system. The SAFETY (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies) designation extends DHS liability protection for ShotPoint customers with regard to claims re...

Johnson Controls and Department of Homeland Security sign CRADA on cybersecurity

The partnership will help secure buildings from cyber threats In an effort to improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a global provider in energy efficiency, integrated solutions and building controls, announces a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. The agreement will help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure from tho...

Department of Homeland Security announces delivery of Smiths Detection RadSeeker featuring Symetrica's OEM Discovery Technology Sub-System

RadSeeker is the result of several years of collaboration between Symetrica and Smiths Detection to develop a next-generation RIID Symetrica announces that the first regular shipments of the Smiths Detection RadSeeker featuring Symetrica's OEM Discovery Technology Sub-System will begin this fall as the first part of a contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Deliveries will run into early 2018, as the first major installment of the IDIQ (indefinite delivery /...

Resources for helping physical security professionals with cybersecurity

There are resources to help guide an organisation’s management of cybersecurity risks, most prominently from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. NIST defines cybersecurity as "the activity or process, ability or capability, or state whereby information and communications systems and the information contained therein are protected from and/or defended against damage, unauthorised use or modification, or exploitation.&rdquo...

Security & emergency agencies' cooperation addresses unique sports and stadium security challenges

On event days, representatives of emergency response & security agenciesare together and running sports venues as a unified group In the world of sports security, alliances are bringing together personnel and agencies that once only talked to each other during an emergency. Consider the recently announced agreement between the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). This memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

SIBA supports security enhancements proposed for Visa Waiver Programme

SIBA applauds balance that the Administration and Congress are trying to strike between enhancing security and benefits The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), a U.S. advocacy leader on identity management policy and practice, offered comments on recent security enhancements proposed for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The Administration and Congress are examining ways to increase the security of the VWP, which allows more than 20 million visitors from 38 diff...

Hikvision USA honours women in security industry at Karen Marquez Honours presented by ASIS

The event recognises four female ASIS members whose contributions have furthered the growth of women in security industry Hikvision USA, the North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, honoured women in the security industry at yesterday’s Karen Marquez Honours, presented by ASIS International’s Women in Security council. The annual event, now in its third year, recognises four female ASIS members whose contribution...

Zetron to demo P25 interoperability LIVE at APCO conference

The live demonstrations emphasise Zetron’s continued support for open standards such as P25 CSSI and DFSI Zetron will be offering a host of live demonstrations in its booth at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Conference in Washington D.C., August 16-19, 2015. The demos will feature Zetron systems utilising Project 25 (P25) standards-based interfaces to integrate seamlessly with other vendors’ radio systems and products. Live demos a...

Viscount Freedom access control system disrupting physical security market

Viscount Systems’ Freedom access control now secures the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which uses the physical security system in dozens of field offices of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the department’s largest agency. (Tentative plans by President Obama call for the number of USCIS sites to increase ten-fold.) For many access control companies, government business is difficult to win and may even prove elusive. It’s ironic, then, that Viscount’s...

SureView's Immix networked software platform wins Government Security Award

SureView wins award for its Immix enterprise command center and central station software solution SureView Systems, a global provider of commercial central station and enterprise command center software, announced recently that it has been honoured with the Platinum-level Government Security Award for its Immix® enterprise command center and central station software solution. The award program, presented by leading industry trade publication Security Products, recognises o...

SIA signs agreement with the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate

This is the first time that SIA has signed such an agreement with a federal agency The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate. The memorandum outlines an information-sharing agreement between SIA and DHS that is intended to help both parties "benefit from cost savings, technology awareness and enhanced relationships." "DHS' commitment to providing st...

ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014 to host "International Conference on Security Challenges"

ISNR is one of the key milestones on the calendar of events in safety and security in the MENA region The Organising Committee of the International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014), the integrated platform that addresses security issues under one umbrella, recently announced the event will host an ‘International Conference on Security Challenges (ICSC)’ on 31 March, 2014, in Abu Dhabi. ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014, organised by the Mini...