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Ameristar Strengthens Entry Way with Acquisition of Prefab Booth Manufacturer

Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional perimeter security products, Ameristar Fence Products recently acquired Parking Booth Company Inc. of Sun Valley, CA.

Government-Wide Homeland Security Spending to Rise Steadily in Next Five Years

​The “homeland security funding analysis” accompanying President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget request estimates that government-wide “budget authority” for homeland security-related spending will climb slowly-but-steadily in each of the next five years.

Private sector homeland security to grow at 7.7 percent annually

​The U.S. economic downturn has had an adverse effect on the 2009-2010 private sector homeland security (HLS) market, but despite the capital investment aversion trend, the U.S. private sector demonstrates a strong demand for HLS-related products and services. That is the assessment of the Homeland Security Research Corp., according to a news release it issued on July 9.

Rise of the Anti-Ram Vehicle Barrier

​Before the events of 9-11, vehicle barriers in the United States were considered an eyesore. It didn’t matter if the vehicle barrier was a bollard, an ornamental planter, or a concrete highway median. The crystal-clear morning of September 11, 2001, however, changed all that. Nearly ten years later, vehicle barriers are now considered a common architectural consideration, providing the first line of defense for government agencies and private enterprises alike.

Study Says Nuclear Plant Designs Need Stepped-Up Attention to Security

​While protections for nuclear plants from possible terror attacks have improved dramatically since 9/11, a report by a group of nuclear scientists said there is plenty of room for more enhancement in new reactor and plant designs in the coming years.

Global Airport Security Costs to Hit $45 Billion in 2018

​Constantly changing security requirements mean that global airport security costs could exceed $45 billion by 2018, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.  To put that in perspective, the figure compares to $19 billion last year, claims Frost & Sullivan. The research covers perimeter security, surveillance, access control, integration, screening, command and control and staff.

$1.5B Lawsuit: Indian Point Isn't Secure

​Indian Point’s new perimeter security system crashes regularly and the nuclear power plant routinely fails anti-terrorism drills, a security lieutenant at the plant claims in a $1.52 billion lawsuit.

Rep. Keating: Perimeter Security Is the Weakest Link In Airport Safety

​The following information was released by the office of Massachusetts Rep. Bill Keating: "The unfortunate truth is that today's dangerous perimeter breach at Philadelphia International Airport, where a driver accelerated through an unmanned gate and drove onto airport property as a plane was taking off, is just one in a series of breaches that take place within the security perimeters of our nation's airports.

Ross Security Systems to Manufacture Heald Ltd Perimeter Security Products

​Ross Security Systems is pleased to announce their appointment as Heald Ltd’s exclusive USA-based manufacturing partner. Ross will manufacture Heald’s full range of PAS68 & ASTM rated products for distribution in the United States, thus enabling Heald products to be supplied to the U.S. market with the best possible service and value.

Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Corporation's New Electro-Mechanical Cantilever Crash Gate

B&B ARMR Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB Symbol: IZZI), announced today the introduction of an exciting new product, the Model 450E electro-mechanical anti-terrorist cantilever crash gate. The first such gate was shipped and installed at a major U.S. Army base this month. This new product addition to the Model 400/450 series cantilever crash gate incorporates an electric drive in place of the traditional hydraulic drive for applications requiring 100% electric barrier solutions.

ADSI/APSG's American Anti-Ram CRB 360 Crash Beam Barrier Achieves Highest Vehicle Containment Rating

American Defense Systems, Inc., a provider of advanced transparent and opaque armor, reported that its physical security subsidiary, American Physical Security Group, LLC ("APSG"), has recently completed successful testing of its newly introduced CRB 360, the most capable rising crash beam barrier in APSG's federally-certified American Anti-Ram™ (AAR™) product line.

Ameristar Fence Products Receives SAFETY Act Designation & Certification From The U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ameristar Fence Products announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has Designated and Certified the company's Impasse® High Security Pale Fence and Stalwart® Anti-Ram Passive Cable Barrier systems under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act). The certification places Ameristar's Impasse palisade fencing and their Stalwart family of anti-ram cabled barriers on the "Approved Product list for Homeland Security." Certification is the highest level of liability protection available under the SAFETY Act.

Upcoming ASIS Conference Will Make a Positive $50 Million 'Economic Impact' on Philadelphia

​The folks organizing the 58th Annual ASIS Seminar and Exhibits in Philadelphia on September 10-13 are offering members of the security trade press a sneak preview this week of some of the main attractions in the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ as well as the security precautions that are already in place to safeguard some of those tourist sites.

ATG Access Inc. acquires vehicle barrier and gate division of Allen-Vanguard Corporation

ATG Access Inc. announced today that they have acquired the vehicle barrier and gate division of the Canadian group Allen-Vanguard Corporation. ATG Access's President Glenn Cooper said "This acquisition forms another part of the strategic development of ATG Access's business, and in particular, international presence. Our products and services are in great demand in the European, Gulf, Americas and Asian markets, this acquisition will increase our growth in North America and its influenced markets".

Solutia's Performance Films Segment Receives Grant to Invest in Energy-Efficient Building Technologies

St. Louis, MO – Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) is pleased to announce that its Performance Films segment was recently awarded a $356,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant, entitled "Recovery Act: Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies," from the U.S. Department of Energy. The awarded funds have been earmarked for the continued research, development and commercialization of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit window film technology for residential and commercial buildings.

Introducing EnerLogic™ glass insulation technology – an energy-efficiency breakthrough from Solutia

CPFilms Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), and the world's leading producer of professional window films for automotive, residential and commercial markets, is excited to announce a groundbreaking new film product. The EnerLogic™ Series is the latest addition to the Vista™ line-up of architectural window films. Featuring a patent-pending, low-e coating, EnerLogic window film adds up to 92%(1) more insulating power toexisting commercial and residential windows – improving energy efficiency in every season.

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