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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...

DVTEL provides security solution for Baltimore CitiWatch Programme

DVTEL’s Latitude NVMS serves as the command and control centre for IP network video surveillance Background Baltimore's location on northern Chesapeake Bay has been at the heart of its social and economic development. Through careful city planning and cooperation between public and private investors, Baltimore entered the ranks of one of America's "comeback cities". Its down-town business district has been transformed into a mecca of new hotels, retail centers, and offi...

SightLogix CEO to moderate a panel discussion at SIA Government Summit 2012

The SIA Government Summit is the premier public policy event in the security industry John Romanowich, President and CEO of SightLogix, Inc., will moderate a panel discussion on critical infrastructure protection at the 2012 Government Summit presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) June 19-20 in Washington, D.C. Speakers for the panel include Charles Chambers Sr., Vice President, National Safe Skies Alliance, Inc.; William Flynn, Deputy Assistant Secretary, DHS O...

SIA to honour Department of Homeland Security’s secretary at the Security Week Gala

Napolitano wil receive the Fred. V Morrone 9/11 Memorial AwardThe Security Industry Association (SIA) and the InterPort Police-International Association of Airport & Seaport Police will honour Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano at the Security Week Gala on November 2, 2011 in New York City. Napolitano will receive the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award in recognition of her leadership and efforts to protect the country from threats that range from te...

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to speak about community security at ASIS International

Janet Napolitano will discuss the shared responsibility in homeland securityWHO:Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will speak at the annual Law Enforcement/Military Appreciation Day Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, September 21. She will discuss the shared responsibility in homeland security, and will highlight the important role that public/private partnerships play in helping keep communities safe and secure. WHAT:The ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (...