News Briefs, Nov. 2014

Nov. 3, 2014

2014 ASIS Accolades Awards Presented

ASIS International recently presented its 2014 Accolades Awards winners, recognizing the security industry’s most innovative new products, services and/or solutions. The 10 winners, including a new Judge’s Choice Award winner, was featured during ASIS 2014.

“The entries this year were extremely impressive, making the task of selecting the winners a challenge,” said Accolades Co-Chair Ron Lander, CPP.

“The security profession today has an amazing array of high quality products and services to choose from, as ASIS 2014 attendees will see in the exhibit hall this year, along with Accolades winners, ” added Co-Chair Howard Belfor, CPP.

Judge’s Choice Award Winner:

American Science and Engineering, Inc., MINI Z Handheld Z Backscatter Screening System: The MINI Z system is a breakthrough, handheld Z Backscatter X-ray imaging system that security and public safety officials can use “on the go” for fast, portable, real-time detection of concealed organic threats (e.g. explosives, plastic guns, ceramic knives), drugs, and other contraband in suspicious bags and hard-to-reach locations.

Accolades Award winners:

AlertEnterprise, Insider Alert: The industry's first converged insider threat management solution: AlertEnterprise delivers unique software that links Identity Management, Enterprise Applications, and Networks with Access Control, Video, and Operational SCADA Systems. AlertEnterprise creates a risk score for each employee, contractor, etc., and tracks their background checks and criminal history record, ensuring that no relevant information is missed for access to privileged information.

ASSA ABLOY Group brand, Ameristar Perimeter Security USA, Inc., Stalwart M50/P1Anti-Ram Perimeter Barrier: Stalwart M50/P1 design is the pinnacle to its already comprehensive list of available barrier ratings. Stalwart’s new design allows for a simplistic installation, yielding the most cost competitive M50/P1 solution available on the market. Stalwart M50/P1 and all Ameristar security fence solutions install in tandem for seamless perimeter security integration.

Axis Communications, AXIS Q1615/-E: The indoor AXIS Q1615 and outdoor-ready AXIS Q1615-E combine new capabilities like wide dynamic range (Axis’ WDR – Forensic Capture), electronic image stabilization and shock detection with proven Axis technologies, such as Lightfinder and HDTV 1080p resolution.

HID Global, HID Mobile Access Solutions: HID Mobile Access merges security with convenience by enabling a smartphone or other mobile device to securely open a door or gate. This unique solution enables new iCLASS SE® or multiCLASS SE® readers to activate with a close range “tap” of a smartphone, or from a distance with HID Global’s patented “Twist and Go” mode. Active feedback including vibration and sound enhances the user experience when opening doors.

NICE Systems, Nice Suspect Search:  NICE Suspect Search is a patent-pending video analytics technology that can quickly locate and retrace the movements of a suspect, lost child, or other person of interest within a video surveillance network. Video footage from different cameras and time frames can be reviewed in just minutes, as the system automatically filters out 95 percent of irrelevant images. In addition to achieving faster response times, organizations are able to restore normal operations quicker following a breach to a sensitive area. Digitally stamped images, video, and related location information associated with each search can easily be shared with police departments and district attorneys as part of forensic investigations.

Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc., Quantum Remote Intrusion Detection System: Different from typical unattended ground sensors, Quantum Remote is the first and only security solution capable of using a single concealed ground sensor to maintain an awareness perimeter where potential threats on land, underground, in the air, and in the water are detected, tracked, and classified in real time.

Senstar Inc., RoboGuard Outdoor Perimeter Security: RoboGuard is an agile robot, travelling on a monorail along smart fences. It carries an assortment of payloads such as a fence scanner, cameras, and intercom. It can replace the manned patrols for the routine “health-check” patrol and first response to intrusion alerts within tens of seconds.

Tyco Security Products/CEM, CEM Emerald: With its sleek design and state of the art LCD touch screen, CEM emerald offers more at the door, card reader and controller functionality, fully integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) intercom, and a range of powerful server based applications like a tablet, all in one single, powerful terminal.

XtralisVESDA-E Series Aspirating Smoke Detectors: VESDA-E is the latest aspirating smoke detection (ASD) from Xtralis. VESDA-E offers smoke detection 15 times better than current VESDA, with double the longevity, improved dust rejection, and greater area coverage. VESDA-E provides increased coverage up to 80% while allowing convenient detector mounting for ease of service/maintenance, with 8% less power consumption.

Honorable Mention:

Senstar Inc .CyberVigil Security Switch: CyberVigil is an industrial cyber security Ethernet switch that provides unique protection for physical security and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) against cyber-attacks. It has ironclad security together with full featured networking capabilities, optimized for physical security networks, SCADA systems, and utility control networks.

STANLEY School Grant Program  Increases To $600K

In its second year, the STANLEY Security TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program will provide the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s approximately 4,500 higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Any higher education institution – both public and private, from community colleges to large-scale campus environments across the U.S. – is eligible to participate.

 “We’re proud to be able to continue our TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program this year by focusing on our nation’s higher education institutions,” said Kyle Gordon, Director of Higher Education Market Solutions – North America for STANLEY Security. “At STANLEY Security, our passion and commitment to campus safety is unparalleled in this industry. As a partner to over 2,500 colleges and universities across the U.S., we value the opportunity to learn from these institutions about how we can assist them in offering safer and more secure educational campus environments so students, faculty and staff can thrive. The TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program is just another demonstration of STANLEY’s long-standing dedication to the present and future of our nation’s colleges and universities.”

STANLEY Security announced the second installment of the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program last week at the 2014 ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar & Exhibits, the premier security industry trade show. Initially set at $500,000, STANLEY Security pledged to raise the value of the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS grant by $50 for every visitor to the company’s booth, in lieu of giving away promotional items. By the end of the three-day convention, STANLEY had raised the value of the grant by $100,000, totaling the grant prize to $600,000 in STANLEY Security installed products and services.

 “We’re thrilled by the overwhelming positive response we received thus far for the higher education installment of the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program,” Gordon said. “The level of support for this initiative extends well beyond security professionals and our peers within the industry; the endeavor to establish safe campus environments is one that resonates with every individual in this country. STANLEY Security is committed to harnessing that support to cultivate a culture of safety and peace of mind for students, faculty and community members residing on every campus.”

Offerings provided to grant winners include consultative security services, access to STANLEY Security’s premier Software Solutions Group (SSG) and seminars for school officials on security threat assessment and advanced Clery Act training offered by STANLEY Security partner and campus security experts, D. Stafford & Associates. Turn-key installations available to winners can be any STANLEY Security product or solution, including access control solutions, video surveillance systems, fire systems, intrusion systems, mechanical and electro-mechanical door hardware, mass notification systems and other security technologies.

Through Nov. 18, select administrators at any U.S. higher education institution – including college or university Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Deans, Chiefs of Police, Security Directors or Directors of Public Safety – can nominate their campus for the grant program online by visiting

Once nominations have been finalized, students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, and members of the campus community can then vote for their school daily via the voting website, SMS text messaging or Twitter, starting Jan. 19 and running through Feb.12, 2015. Colleges and universities with the first and second-most votes across three tiers of campus size – under 8,000 students, between 8,000-19,999 students and over 20,000 students – will be selected as grant winners, for a total of six winners. Grant recipients will be announced on March 3, 2015.

For more information on the STANLEY Security TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program and to participate, please visit To learn more about STANLEY Security’s broad range of products and solutions, please visit

Secura Key Offers Updated Card Ordering Guide

CHATSWORTH, CA - Secura Key announces an update to its Card Ordering Guide, which allows resellers and customers to have a reference tool for all aspects of the card ordering process. The guide includes available card types, instructions on choosing formats and various printing options for all technologies in the Secura Key Catalog. 

Significant changes include the addition of Wiegand Card Ordering information, as well as changes to the Custom Printing Procedures.  

Wiegand Card Ordering information was previously provided on separate forms, but is now incorporated into the Card Ordering Guide, so that the popular legacy Wiegand Swipe cards can be easily ordered. The Guide now includes illustrations of the standard Wiegand art files.

This ordering guide has been rewritten to include Secura Key’s new policy on Custom Artwork. Secura Key has reduced artwork setup charges to a one-time flat fee, so that existing custom artfiles do not require a new printing charge every time, but they do require a 250-card minimum.

Information on dye sub printing of cards has been updated, as well as the technical requirements for custom artwork.

This new card capabilities guide is available in PDF format on the SECURA KEY website,, by clicking SUPPORT/SALES_SERVICE/Ordering_Guides.

LockeyUSA Launches

Drowning is preventable, but annual statistics indicate that action must be taken to combat the staggering number of drowning and near-drowning accidents that occur in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that each year there are nearly 400 pool and spa drownings involving children younger than 15-years old. The numbers are unacceptable, but simple, proactive steps can prevent drowning and near-drowning accidents before they happen. With the launch o, LockeyUSA aims to provide valuable educational resources that can help create safer pools and safer kids. encourages the implementation of pool safety steps as outlined by the CPSC's Pool Safely campaign.

Step 1: Adult Supervision. Adult supervision is paramount, and no other pool safety step reduces the importance of proper supervision any time children are in or around the water.

Step 2: Fencing and Proper Gate Hardware. Fences should be 4-5 feet tall with gates that are self-closing and self-locking, or self-latching with a release mechanism that is out of the reach of children.

Step 3: Install Safe Pool and Spa Covers. Pool and spa covers should be strong enough to hold the weight of a child or children.

Step 4: Install Alarms. Alarms are available for doors, gates, and even the water, and can alert you when children are in or near the water.

Step 5: Install Safety Drain Covers. Public pools are required by federal law to have safety drain covers, but all pools should have them to prevent entrapment and entanglement.

Step 6: Teach Children to Swim. Children of all ages should learn to swim, and water safety skills are vital.

Step 7: Learn CPR. When accidents happen, it is important to be prepared and know what to do.

In addition to educating the public about important pool safety steps, provides information on pool safety hardware that can be used to comply with the Pool Safely campaign's recommended pool safety steps. Furthermore, the website provides supplemental resources including access to existing pool safety laws and the latest drowning reports and statistics from the CPSC.

Speaking about the importance of pool safety awareness and the launch of, LockeyUSA Director of Marketing Evan Crawford commented, "There is no single action that can prevent all pool and spa related drownings from occurring, but each pool safety step, in coordination with others, can significantly reduce the risk of drowning and near-drowning accidents. Furthermore, we encourage both adults and children to take th Pool Safely Pledge, acknowledging the importance of their role in creating safer pools and safer kids."

To learn more, visit

Kaba Electronic Locks Meet Hurricane Standards

Two of Kaba’s electronic lock models have been certified by an approved independent test lab as compliant to the Florida Building Code (FBC) standards for installation in hurricane regions. Both the E-Plex 2000 and PowerPlex 2000 Series Mortise locks with deadbolt and auto-deadbolt are certified for use in the highest level High Velocity Hurricane Zone areas, including Miami-Dade and Broward counties of Florida.

“Florida is recognized as a state with the most stringent product requirements for impact resistance, wind resistance, and water intrusion in hurricane-prone regions. And, although this standard is not realized in other coastal states, the FBC standard assures that our E-Plex 2000 and PowerPlex 2000 locks will meet or exceed the standards in all other Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast states,”  says Mark Shellberg, product manager, Kaba ADS Americas.

In addition to the certification  of FBC standards, both the E-Plex 2000 and PowerPlex 2000 locks are ANSI/BMMA Grade 1 certified, meet the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standard, and are UL 10C fire-rated.

Both the E-Plex 2000 and PowerPlex 2000 are electronic pushbutton locks that provide exterior access by a PIN code while allowing free egress. These locks offer 100 user codes and 1,000 audit events, as well as variety of authority levels and user parameters. E-Plex and PowerPlex 2000 locks eliminate problems and costs associated with issuing, controlling, and collecting keys and cards and leverage the features/functions of a mechanical and electronic lock into one device.

The E-Plex 2000 operates with three alkaline batteries and can deliver 100,000 cycles before changing batteries. The PowerPlex 2000 is a self-powered lock that does not require batteries or another power source; it generates its own power with every turn of the lever.

For more information, visit