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Gallagher chosen at World Trade Center


WASHINGTON—Gallagher Security’s PIV (Personal Identity Verification) solution will be installed for two federal agencies residing at the World Trade Center.

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

Tom Von Essen, former FDNY commissioner, now a safety consultant for Honeywell’s Gamewell-FCI division, believes today’s technology could mitigate casualties

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.

Kratos wins $4.25m in integration awards


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.

Diebold and DVS on when to use bleeding-edge technology

Kevin Engelhardt and Phil Santore say emerging technology has its rewards, but it also has risks

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.

Kratos pays $20m cash for integration business

Deal adds $35m to $45m in revenues, gives Kratos PSS 'truly national presence'

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.”

Development continues on WTC security system

Law enforcement, fire dept. help with evolution of SAPS

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.

TechSec 2012 preliminary educational program announced


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 push for standards

Will the WTC project affect the future of standards development, and other enterprise projects?

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.

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

Diebold and DVS secure site for 10th anniversary observance on 9/11/11 and beyond

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.

ECS = ‘A brand new industry’

Demand has grown for emergency communication systems since 9/11, panel of experts says

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.