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Archive: May 2005


Saflink anchors port contract

May 26, 2005SSN Staff

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Saflink announced that the state of Florida intends to award the company a contract to deploy access control systems at 12 deepwater seaports within the state. The contract for the Florida Seaport Gate Control System could result in revenue of more than $500,000 if the contract is fulfilled. The terms of the deal include approximately 1,035 fixed physical access readers at the facilities. Based here, Saflink develops and provides biometric security and smart card software....

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ObjectVideo to develop technologies for agency

May 26, 2005SSN Staff

RESTON, Va.—ObjectVideo, a provider of intelligent video, won two contracts totaling up to $3.2 million over the next three years from the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency to develop next-generation capabilities for intelligent video surveillance systems. HSARPA, which invests in programs offering the potential for changes in technologies promoting homeland security, selected ObjectVideo from more than 50 companies and awarded it two of the four contracts available. HSARPA...

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Dantel adapts product for physical security applications

May 26, 2005Rhianna Daniels

FRESNO, Calif.—Alarm monitoring and surveillance solution provider Dantel made its mark on the security industry at the ISC West show in April when it debuted its first product offering for this side of the market. The company’s first product being marketed towards the security industry is the Disaster Resistant Event Network, a cellular-based TCP/IP solution with solar power that offers event monitoring and report capabilities for use in remote locations. According to Alan Hutcheson,...

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Axis goes to school with installation project

May 26, 2005SSN Staff

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—Axis Communications and LenSec expect to install 500 cameras within all of the Spotsylvania County Schools, located here, by this August. The school district initiated the network video security and surveillance project as a means to prevent injury and theft inside and outside its 30 schools. At present, the two companies have installed more than 300 network cameras at 15 buildings. Axis Communications, a Lund, Sweden-based manufacturer of video products and print servers,...

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MDI wins big with Harrah’s contract

May 26, 2005SSN Staff

SAN ANTONIO—MDI Security Systems, a provider of open integrated access control, alarm management and video security solutions, announced in mid-May that Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., selected the company’s SAFEnet Solution to command and control their casino security. MDI’s SAFEnet integrated security management solution was also designated by Harrah’s corporate headquarters as a –Certified Access Control System” for the company’s enterprise...

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EyeNet enrolls in partnership with the University of Illinois

May 26, 2005Jeffrey Sanders

CRESTWOOD, Ill.—EyeNet Enforcement Systems partnered with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this month to jointly develop an intelligent security camera platform for commercial applications. The two organizations seek to deliver a system that can identify, record and report suspicious people and vehicles. Features of the system will include logging license plate numbers, make, model and colors of questionable cars and trucks. The University of Illinois brings its self-aiming camera...

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Smiths acquires biotechnology company

May 19, 2005SSN Staff

EDGEWOOD, Md.--Smiths Group plc announced in mid-May that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ETI Technology, Inc., a privately owned company that developed sensors for the detection of harmful biological agents, for $4 million in cash. ETI's optical sensors perform an initial screening of bio agents to provide analysis and classification, and permit rapid deployment of biological detectors. The technology will be employed to reduce operational costs for conventional detectors made...

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Strategic Vista experiences sales growth in second quarter

May 19, 2005SSN Staff

TORONTO--Strategic Vista International Inc., a provider of video security surveillance and communications, announced significant sales growth for its second quarter of fiscal 2005, ended March 31, 2005. Revenue was CDN 10.3 million ($8.2 million) for the three-month period compared to $5.7 million for the corresponding period in 2004, an increase of 44 percent. For the first half of fiscal 2005, revenue was $17.4 million compared to $12.5 million for the first six months of fiscal 2004, an increase...

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Accu-Time opens office in Beantown

May 19, 2005Jeffrey Sanders

ELLINGTON, Conn.--Marking its entrance into the Latin American and Caribbean markets, Accu-Time Systems opened a sales office in Boston in February that will serve as a launching pad to those regions. Based here, Accu-Time manufactures hardware for time and attendance, and security access applications. The company previously operated four locations in the United States and one in the United Kingdom. "Through having a successful business based in the U.S., we are looking expand to markets including...

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Village becomes first to require CSAA online course

May 19, 2005Jeffrey Sanders

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--The city of Schaumburg approved a measure in late-April that moved false alarm training from the classroom to the Central Station Alarm Association's online training course. Alarm users in the area with five false alarms within a calendar year are required to complete CSAA's course. The city's false alarm ordinance, which was passed approximately two years ago, previously required end users to complete a classroom-based course taught by city officials. The difference in price between...

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