Secured Cities shines light on public-private partnerships

Coordinating efforts between all the stakeholders allows for a cohesive security and risk mitigation plan


The Shock Trauma Center is a multidisciplinary clinical, educational and research institution dedicated to world class standards in the prevention and management of critical injury and illness. The trauma center’s highly specialized medical personnel and dedicated resources are focused on a single mission:  To eradicate preventable death and disability and thus reduce the personal tragedy and overall costs associated with severe injury.  This mission is continuously pursued through state-of-the-art clinical care services, active research, didactic and hands-on clinical education and prevention programs.

The tour will provide insight to the security and emergency management function of this major healthcare facility and explain how new technologies are aiding in that mission.

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Tour

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is responsible for constructing, managing, operating and improving the state’s toll facilities and other transportation services for public use and convenience. The MDTA’s eight toll facilities—two turnpikes, two tunnels, and four bridges—help keep traffic moving in Maryland for the state’s 5.8 million residents and more than 10 million annual visitors. 

The State of Maryland faces a unique set of security challenges because of their critical infrastructure and their waterways.   As key portion of the I-95 corridor runs through Maryland, damage or interference with any of its bridges or tunnels has the potential repercussion of slowing or halting transit for much of the Eastern seaboard. Such a scenario could have catastrophic implications in terms injuries, fatalities and economic impacts.

This tour will feature the innovative MDTA command center in Baltimore that uses 3,000+ sensors, 500+ cameras, video analytics, perimeter intrusion detection, and more.  The MDTA will review how its security infrastructure was updated from multiple disparate systems to a consolidated facility with the ability to provide detailed real-time situational awareness from a centralized location using Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software.  The center has increased efficiencies and decreased response times by creating one view of all security and safety related incidents statewide and implementing standard operating procedures and necessary tools for immediate assessment and resolution of events.

You’ll see how this busy command center continuously monitors its assets and appropriately responds to unfolding security and safety situations in real time.

Prominent Key Note Speakers

Secured Cities is also excited to have Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley serving as a keynote speaker at our luncheon on Friday, Nov. 15. Mr. O’Malley is the former mayor of Baltimore and was a huge supporter of the city’s world-class video surveillance system.

So I encourage any security professional involved in these sectors to make plans to join as at Secured Cities – the security and public safety conference that provides the most value for your participant dollar! Not only does your registration fee provide access to invaluable educational opportunities, but it also includes all meals and a network reception.

Register today at SecuredCities.com and enter promo code SC2013 and save! There are special rates for government attendees, as well as for IAHSS, ASIS and Infragard members, so check the website.

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As conference director, I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore (www.securedcities.com).