Gemalto Automated Border Control in Colombia

Gemalto and INCOMELEC SAS, a Colombian partner, are transforming the immigration and border crossing in Colombia through biometric iris verification implemented by Migración Colombia, the country’s border control agency. This innovative solution was launched in February with a pilot program at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. The Automated Border Control (ABC), known locally as ‘BIOMIG,’ is benefiting both citizens and border officials. Gemalto’s ABC speeds identity authentication and significantly reduces bottlenecks in the immigration process while maintaining strong security control for each traveller. Gemalto ABC Iris solution secures and speeds…

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AVIGILON Video Analytics Reduce Neighborhood Crime

Avigilon Corporation has been selected by the Long Beach Housing Authority (LBHA) to improve safety for its residents in Long Beach, New York, USA. Committed to providing high-quality housing assistance to its residents, the Long Beach Housing Authority is a government-managed public housing project that owns and manages over 370 affordable rental units. To enhance resident safety, the LBHA installed a complete Avigilon surveillance solution that includes Avigilon HD Pro, HD dome and HD multisensor cameras, as well as Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software and Avigilon network video…

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World’s Largest Cathedral Trusts Vicon To Delivering World-Class Security

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the largest Cathedral and fifth largest church building in the world has recently completed installation of a Vicon Valerus video management system to secure the Cathedral and surrounding 11.3 acre complex in Manhattan. As the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Cathedral is the site of daily religious services, community programing and social outreach. It also plays host to a busy schedule of art exhibitions, concerts, receptions, public and private events and visiting dignitaries, who have included Nelson Mandela, the…

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NIST New Roadmap Charts Path to Reduced Fire Hazards from Materials

NIST firefighters Justin Grossnickle and Martin Neal look over the end of a controlled test to study the impact of fire on cross-laminated timber buildings. CLT is a construction material identified in a new NIST report as needing more flammability research. Fire researchers tell that there’s a simple solution for reducing fire hazards and that is to eliminate flammable materials. If it doesn’t burn, the experts say, then there won’t be a fire. Of course, that option isn’t very practical or realistic; after all, who wants to sit on a…

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Airports Soar to Smarter, Safer Airside Operations

Honeywell has recently announced new smart airport technology that helps enhance the safety and efficiency of airside operations. The Honeywell NAVITAS™ software suite intelligently integrates air and ground traffic control with maintenance operations so airports can more easily accommodate growing air traffic while promoting safety and on-time performance.   Developed to comply with the latest industry standards set forth by organizations – including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE)…

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Port of Guaymas Selects Avigilon Solutions

Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company has been selected to enhance security for the Port Authority of Guaymas, Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Guaymas, in north-western Mexico. As one of Mexico’s busiest and most strategically located freight ports, API Guaymas imports and exports nearly 6 million metric tons of cargo to and from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas each year. To strengthen safety and comply with government regulations, the port, in partnership with telecommunications solutions company, Global VoIP de Mexico S.A. de C.V., installed a complete Avigilon security solution…

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Westpac New Zealand uses state-of-the-art Video Surveillance System

Security has come a long way in the banking business. At one time, for example, Westpac New Zealand supplied firearms to employees and had a gun range in the basement of one of its branches to train staff in marksmanship. It was only in 1975 that firearms were removed from the branches and the gun range deemed redundant. Today, Westpac New Zealand relies on a state-of-the-art video surveillance system from March Networks to protect its customers, employees and assets. Part of the Australian-based Westpac Group, Westpac New Zealand is the…

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Gemalto Awarded Multi-Year Service Contract for New British Passports

Gemalto has won an open tender with the Home Office, acting through Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO), for the production of the next generation of British passports and associated services. Gemalto, an international security company with substantial operations in the UK, won the contract following a rigorous competitive process which rated each bidder against strict requirements that included security capabilities, processes, technical quality and the value for money for the taxpayer. The contract is for 11.5 years, including 10 years of production and issuance services. British citizens will soon carry…

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