HID Corp, Irvine, Calif., has achieved ISO 9001:2000 re-certification for quality management and its system certification that encompasses manufacturing. The company first received ISO9000 certification IN 1999, ISO 9001:2000 certification on June 1, 2002 and has been continuously certified while they maintain focus on continuous process improvements for the company’s iCLASS 13.56 MHz, Prox 125 kHz, and Wiegand card and reader technology design, manufacture and distribution processes. Visit www.hidcorp.com.
Security Goes ‘VoIP’
UHS Systems Inc., Atlanta, has launched UltraSec, a broadband network providing high-quality security alarm monitoring transport over an encrypted, redundant IP network. Alarm services, such as 911 and emergency dispatch, that have become so common for users of regular telephone lines are not available through some voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers. Visit www.uhsus.com.
Cleared for Customs Control
Rapiscan Systems, Hawthorne, Calif., a division of OSI Systems Inc., has received a purchase order from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for Cargo and Vehicle Inspection systems. The contract is part of a five year Indefinite Delivery Infinite Quantity contract executed with U.S. Customs for the company’s Eagle, Vehicle Explosives Detection System, Radiological Threat Inspection Systems and Gamma product lines, including training and support. Visit www.rapiscansystems.com.
MESH Chosen for 10 High-Rise Projects
Viscount Systems Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, says its MESH system has been chosen for a number of new high-rise projects in Vancouver. The systems will be installed by Blue Mountain Technologies of Surrey, British Columbia, and include a full complement of panels, card access and elevator control. “Since this summer we have installed three MESH systems and have another 10 projects sold,” said Blue Mountain president Steve Leach. “MESH has gone from an unproven concept to a concept that has been proven to be superior for the benefits it delivers.” Visit www.viscount.com.
ASE Receives $1.2 Million Federal Order
American Science and Engineering Inc. (ASE), Billerica, Mass., has received a $1.2 million order from the federal government for four Model 101ZZ(TM) parcel X-ray inspection systems. The order also includes installation, service/maintenance and operator training. More information, visit www.ase.com.
Companies Partner with PSA Network
Brivo Systems, Bethesda, Md., and TOA Electronics, South San Francisco, Calif., have said they have partnerships with PSA Security Network. As approved vendors of the member-owned and operated network, which links to hundreds of security systems integrators, PSA members who have signed on as Brivo or TOA authorized dealers can now purchase the companies’ systems through the network. Visit www.psasecurity.com.
Aigis Wins GSA Contract
Aigis Mechtronics LLC, Winston-Salem, N.C., is now on the GSA schedule. The General Services Administration awarded the contract under Schedule 84 – Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facility Management Systems, Fire, Rescue, Special Purpose Clothing, Marine Craft and Emergency/Disaster Response. The contract , GS-07F-5744R, is valid until March 2010 and covers most standard products under SIN 246-35(6) for Turnstiles and SIN 426-4S for CCTV products. Visit www.aigismech.com.
Our special feature this month highlights the Department of Homeland Security's newest agency: the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Also, this month we highlight the Leander Independent School District's data practices that protect student privacy. Security experts discuss video monitoring, cybersecurity for public-private partnerships, privacy and more.