STE magazine to honor most innovative security projects on Wednesday

Security Technology Executive (STE) magazine will present its annual Security Innovation Awards today at the ASIS show. Steve Lasky, editor/publisher of STE will present the awards at a ceremony to be held at the Cygnus Security Media booth (2947) at 3 p.m. CT, where surveillance vendor Verint will claim the gold medal project for the second year in a row, this time for their work with the Port of Los Angeles.

The Security Innovation Award is an annual competition held by STE recognizing the most cutting-edge security projects the industry has to offer. The entries are jodged by a panel of industry experts, and the winning applications are featured in the pages of STE.

Verint's winning submission, the Port of Los Angeles, is featured on the cover of the September issue of STE (please pick up a copy at booth 2947). Don Farrell, captain of the Los Angeles Port Police, oversaw the integration of multiple IP-based surveillance technologies to build an innovative "Threat Detection Center" that protects the facility. The port is able to collect vast amounts of information and provide security and emergency management staff with timely intelligence about events of genuine importance.

"The sheer size and scope of this project is tremendous," one judge wrote of the Port of Los Angeles case study. "Adding to the complexity, a hybrid surveillance solution was created, which can be a challenge for even small standalone applications — much less one of the world's largest and busiest ports."

Also to be honored at the ceremony are the silver, bronze and honorable mention projects.

Cisco Systems and integrator IPVision worked together on the silver medal project, Panduit World Headquarters (also featured in the September issue of STE). Johnson Controls will be awarded the bronze for its TCF Bank Stadium project at the University of Minnesota. Axis Communications and integrator Iron Sky earned an honorable mention for their municipal video surveillance project in the city of College Park, Ga.

The TCF Bank Stadium project will be featured in the October issue of STE; while the College Park project will appear in the November/December issue.

Be sure to stop by the Cygnus booth (2947) today to help honor these security innovators.