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Gallagher chosen at World Trade Center

September 17, 2015SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—Gallagher Security's PIV (Personal Identity Verification) solution will be installed for two federal agencies residing at the World Trade Center. "We are honored to be chosen to secure the federal government in such an iconic building," Brandy Sloan, Gallagher's business development manager-federal, said in a prepared statement. "The World Trade Center complex is symbolic of the American spirit and stands among the most well-known skylines on the planet." The Gallagher PIV Solution...

Brandy Sloan, Dave Einsig, eVigilant, Gallagher Security Solutions, World Trade Center

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Fire Systems Installation

Former FDNY commissioner: Mass notification would have helped during 9/11

December 11, 2013Amy Canfield

NORTHFORD, Conn.—It has been more than a decade since two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, changing the lives of Americans forever, and resulting in the deaths of 2,750 people.Could it happen again? Thanks to the evolution of situational awareness technology and mass notification systems, the mass casualties could be mitigated, Tom Von Essen said at a press conference at Honeywell Life Safety, based here.Von Essen was the commissioner of the New York Fire Department during 9/11 and...

9/11, FDNY, Honeywell Life Safety, Tom Von Essen, World Trade Center

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Kratos wins $4.25m in integration awards

December 3, 2013SSN Staff

SAN DIEGO—The Public Safety & Security Solutions division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will design, engineer, deploy and integrate surveillance, analytics, access control and other security system components in the new World Trade Center, the company announced Dec. 3.Kratos was awarded $4.25 million in security integration contracts for tenant security systems in the new trade center building, according to the release.“The entire PSS team is honored to have received these important...

Ben Goodwin, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, World Trade Center

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Diebold and DVS on when to use bleeding-edge technology

February 15, 2012Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In deciding to use bleeding-edge technology, you need to eliminate legacy alternatives, weigh the risks and rewards, ensure all stakeholders are informed and aboard, and then proceed very, very carefully, according to Kevin Engelhardt, VP of security operations for Diebold, and Phil Santore, principal and managing partner for consulting group DVS.“There's a reason they call it bleeding edge,” Engelhardt said.Engelhardt and Santore participated in an educational...

Diebold, DVS, Kevin Engelhardt, Phil Santore, TechSec, World Trade Center

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Kratos pays $20m cash for integration business

January 4, 2012Martha Entwistle

SAN DIEGO—Kratos Defense & Security, which last year beefed up its systems integration business with the acquisition of Henry Brothers, on Dec. 30 paid $20 million cash to buy the security integration business of “one of its most formidable competitors.”While the Kratos announcement does not name the competitor, sources tell Security Systems News that the company is Ingersoll Rand Security Systems, the systems integration arm of Ingersoll Rand Security Technology. Contacted by Security...

Ben Goodwin, Freedom Tower, Henry Brothers, Ingersoll Rand Security Systems, Kratos Defense and Security, World Trade Center

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Development continues on WTC security system

October 20, 2011Martha Entwistle

WEST POINT, N.Y.—The tenth anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone without incident at the new World Trade Center site, but the development of the security system is a work in progress, Lou Barani, WTC security director told a crowd of more than 120 ASIS members and guests on Oct. 18.Barani was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Mid-Hudson ASIS chapter, which took place at a rustic lodge on the campus of West Point Military Academy.Called SAPS [Situational Awareness Platform Software],...

Lou Barani, Mid-Hudson ASIS chapter, West Point Military Academy, World Trade Center

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TechSec 2012 preliminary educational program announced

September 22, 2011SSN Staff

ORLANDO, Fla.—Details of the TechSec 2012 educational program were announced by conference organizers on Sept. 20, the second day of the ASIS show here. The eighth annual TechSec conference, sponsored by Security Systems News and Security Director News, will take place Feb. 7-8 in Delray Beach, Fla. "TechSec is the place for integrators, end users, consultants and manufacturers to discuss and debate how new and emerging technology is affecting the security landscape,” said Tim Purpura,...

20 under 40, ASIS, Bob Banerjee, Brivo, BRS Labs, Chris Peckham, David Marra, Denis Hébert, Diebold, Donna Jones

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The push for standards

September 12, 2011Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—Will a marquee security project like the World Trade Center affect how enterprise-level projects are designed and implemented in the future? Or, will this project, which involves multiple manufacturers working together, translate to momentum for establishing standards in the security industry? Several of those involved in the project believe that may be the case. “From an industry perspective, I think this project will have a major impact. It spans multiple vertical market applications,”...

Bill Eckard, Christy Haycraft, Diebold Enterprise Security Systems, Kevin Engelhardt, Lenel, UTC Fire & Security, Verint, World Trade Center, WTC

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Collaborating and constantly adapting: The World Trade Center security team at work

September 8, 2011Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—The World Trade Center security team of engineers from Ducibella, Venter & Santore and integrators from Diebold spend a lot of time together. They have official meetings at least twice a week to track progress. Since the collaboration began early this spring, long days have been the norm. And, with the Sept. 11 opening of the Memorial site approaching, longer days along with unofficial dinner and breakfast meetings are increasingly common. “Normally when you work with an integrator...

9/11, 9/11 Memorial, Brian Coulombe, CBRN, Diebold, Ducibella, DVS, Enterprise Security Systems, Frank Santamorena; Kathryn Bartunek; and John DeGeorge, Kevin Engelhardt

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Fire Systems Installation

ECS = 'A brand new industry'

September 8, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Before Sept. 11, 2001, few people saw the need for a comprehensive emergency communications system, according to Peter Ebersold, marketing director for Notifier by Honeywell. However, he said, that was before first responders at the World Trade Center were not able to communicate well with each other because of such factors as the Twin Towers' structure and the early damage they sustained, and because the buildings' occupants did not receive the emergency information they...

9/11, Bob Farm, Bob Kaczmarek, ECS, Emergency Communications Media Forum, emergency communications system, FireTron Inc., Great Lakes Building Systems, Jack Poole, John Wojdan

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