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North American port security market poised to expand

Physical security applications on the rise include access control, video surveillance and analytics, screening and scanning devices

FORT WORTH, Texas—The North American physical security market for marine ports is expected to maintain consistent growth over the next five years, due in part to the perception of the government that critical infrastructure facilities are prime targets for terrorists, according to a new report from MicroMarketMonitor, a market research company based here.

Non-lethal tech gives guards confidence on job

Layered-defense system documents confrontations, uses pepper spray as last resort

DALLAS—Platinum Event Services employees are more confident on the job using a hand-held security device that can be likened to a Swiss Army knife for guards.

ASIS to honor military, law enforcement and EMTs at 2014 show


ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Active law enforcement, military and EMTs will get free admission Oct. 1 at the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Atlanta. That day has been designated Law Enforcement/Military Appreciation Day.

Speco woos with IP savvy


AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Video surveillance manufacturer Speco Technologies may be best known for its analog solutions, but it is well into IP-based technology these days.

Batter up! Protecting Little League World Series

Female phenom draws crowds—and need for added security—at this year’s event

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—A 13-year-old female pitching phenom drew unexpected crowds to the Little League World Series this month, testing physical security for the annual event in this small town.

Video verification: A police chief’s perspective

For law enforcement, the essential task for video verification technology is to maintain confidence that a priority response is needed, police chief says

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas— Law enforcement is taking an increasingly active role in shaping video verification alarm policies.

Vivint creates CSO position, hires federal cyber expert Joe Albaugh

New Vivint CSO Albaugh was security chief at DOT, FAA

PROVO, Utah—Joe Albaugh, who has joined Vivint in the newly created position of chief security officer, brings significant cyber expertise, having previously served as chief information security officer at the U.S.

Report: LPR useful tool but obstacles remain

Privacy, data retention and sharing must be addressed to take full advantage of LPR, Rand Corp. finds

PITTSBURGH—License plate recognition technology has taken off with law enforcement agencies—some surveys estimate 70 percent of local agencies are using it.

Setting up security at 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion

Many stakeholders involved in lengthy process

NEW YORK—Cameras, access control, intrusion detectors, magnetometers, radio communication: There’s much involved in designing a new facility’s complete security system. When you’re designing that system for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion, it’s even more complicated.

More in store for Samsung ‘Eco Partners’

Camera manufacturer enhances ‘STEP’ program, launched at ISC West

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Samsung’s strategic partners, including end users, can more easily submit project registration, access training, and up-to-date pricing and other product information as part of enhancements the camera manufacturer is making to its Samsung Techwin Eco Partners (STEP) program.