NEW YORK--In August, Peace of Mind Technologies announced contracts to install surveillance systems, intrusion alarms and access control in three New York City restaurants: Frying Pan, Tonic East and Cafe Martignetti. They join a growing list of clients in the hospitality industry for Peace of Mind, including everything from McDonald's and pizza joints to the Intercontinental.
ARLINGTON, Va.--Consolidation holding company Homeland Security Capital Corporation announced August 23 the acquisition of SecurityInc, a manufacturer of access control solutions using RFID technology based in Milwaukee.
MCLEAN, Va.--United States Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to provide border security for land ports of entry along the Southwest border with Mexico.
CHICAGO--Chubb Security, a division of UTC Fire & Security, announced in late August the opening of a new Midwest regional office here. Located in a facility owned by Carrier, another UTC company, the office will offer integration services targeting specifically the financial, retail, manufacturing and hospitality verticals.
SAN DIEGO--As evidenced by the burgeoning Security Network's efforts, this city is increasingly focused on securing its critical infrastructure. Convergint teamed with analytics manufacturer Cernium to secure a piece of that infrastructure when it designed and installed a surveillance system for a water pumping station here this summer.
MILWAUKEE-- Florida's Broward County Public Schools, the nation's sixth largest school district, have hired Johnson Controls to design and install a security tracking and response system (STAR). Incorporating SISCO's FAST-PASS system provides a standard method to document and track visitors as they enter and exit school sites, helping the school district comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act, which took effect in September 2005 and set requirements to prevent sexual offenders or predators from having access to Florida public school district campuses.
HOUSTON, Texas--To begin their relationship with Viscount, Entry Technologies is installing the manufacturer's MESH entry systems and card access in two luxury condominium projects here. Entry's top brass cited Viscount's unique technology and appearance as deciding factors in choosing to represent the brand.
DETROIT--Compsat Security was founded because "We decided we needed to protect our flank," said chief executive officer Dan Glitsky. He was in the middle of working with a casino with 700 terrabytes of security data that his first company, Compsat Technology, was in the business of backing up and protecting when he decided he better "go in and architect the front end of the security solution" before a security company decided to do the back end.