B&B ARMR Corp. of Irving, Texas, a subsidiary of Integrated Security Systems Inc. announced a strategic licensing agreement with Germany’s Saelzer GmbH that will accelerate availability of B&B ARMR anti-terrorist crash gate and barrier technologies for high-security applications in Europe and Africa.
ADT and Annika Sorenstam
ADT Security Services Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, has a strategic alliance with golf phenom Annika Sorenstam. The deal includes Sorenstam’s participation in the ADT Golf Skills Challenge through 2006. Visit www.adt.com.<
New Honeywell acquisition
Honeywell Intl. announced that it has acquired Vindicator Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of integrated electronic security systems for government, corrections and industrial applications.
Olympics Identification Lanyards
Comprehensive Identification Products Inc. (CIPI), Burlington, Mass., announced it was successful winning and delivering the bid to manufacture 1.25 million custom-made neck lanyards for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Official lanyards from CIPI will also be utilized for the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games this month. Visit www.compid.com.
HID Announces Support For Federal Smart Card Interoperability
HID, a manufacturer of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry, announced its support for the United States Government Smart Card Interoperability Specification (GSC-IS) Version 2.1 based on the company’s iCLASS 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology. These GSC-IS V2.1 compliant readers output the Federal Agency Smart Credential Number (FASC-N) in multiple configurations that meet the government’s standard communication protocol.
NCSC Unveils Expanded Certification Program
The National Cargo Security Council recently unveiled the culmination of a year-long initiative to expand a certification program for cargo security professionals. There's more information on the expanded NCSC certification program at www.cargosecurity.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.