In today’s weekly news round-up, the last in a series of articles on Home Automation by Randy Southerland discusses how big players, startups and technologies are driving the future of the Smart Home industry. In his latest Security Beat, Larry speaks to Viscount Systems about how their access control system is disrupting the physical security market.

On the topic of voice biometrics, much of its growth is being driven by the increasing need to improve security levels in industries such as banking, retail, defence and health care. Contributing Editor Ron Alalouff recently spoke to Wavestore about their “Better Together”  Partner Programme, as well as Wavestore’s truly open video management system. Finally, in Part 3 of his series on casino security, Larry looks at how 4k is fast becoming the new resolution standard for casinosRead more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Editor Larry Anderson recently spoke to Oncam about their 360-degree view camera offering and recent “Heist on Cam” campaign. Part 8 of Randy Southerland’s series on Home Automation compares DIY systems vs professional home security systems. Read more articles in the series here.

In a new series on casino security, Part 1 looks at how adoption of video technology in the casino market has recently slowed down due to changes in the economy. In her latest article, Deborah O’Mara talks to New Jersey based Complete Security Systems about the challenges in attracting young talent into the security industry. In corporate news, MicroPower Technologies has recently joined ONVIF and Wavestore has announced the appointment of Glenn Fletcher as Head of Sales. Finally, Full HD video security cameras from Sony have been installed at Yicheng Prison in China to replace an antiquated analogue CCTV system. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Paul Wong, Managing Director of Bosch Security Systems, shares his optimistic view of current security industry trends with SourceSecurity.com. Paul believes that the security market is generally in good shape, with improvements in video image quality and integration driving growth and shaping the market. In our latest expert commentary article, Karen Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer of Sielox LLC, discusses best practices that can help schools identify and address a wide variety of potential issues, including medical emergencies, missing students or other crisis situations.

In her latest article, Deborah L. O’Mara looks at COPS Monitoring’s focus on helping security companies easily add a wide range of new services and corresponding RMR. Michael Fickes reports on a lawsuit against Tyco Integrated Security that has arose out of the burglary of a pharmaceutical warehouse in Enfield, Connecticut. Finally, Editor Larry Anderson reflects on some of his fondest memories of Frank De Fina, whose recent death shocked the security industry. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, part 6 of our series on Home Automation looks at the expanding number of devices and services that are now being offered. Monitronics Security is continuing to stress the importance of professional monitoring services to its dealers and their customers as a critical component of recurring monthly revenue (RMR).

On the topic of social media use within the security industry, Honeywell is leveraging Twitter to bring higher levels of situational awareness and emergency communications to its life safety products. A recent conference by ADT Security Services focused on deceptive alarm sales practices and the need to report such practices. Deborah L.O’Mara highlights the necessity to educate consumers and alarm companies about fraudulent home sales initiatives. Finally, Vidsys CEO & Founder James I.Chong discusses PSIM transition to Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) in our latest Expert Commentary article. Read more security news…

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Please join us for a FREE Webinar to discuss how the emergence of 4K and other higher-resolution cameras is impacting the need for additional video storage. Further complicating the use of higher-resolution cameras may be a need to add additional cameras to a system. End users also need to comply with security policies that mandate longer retention times for recorded video. But how can integrators and end users meet the anticipated higher storage requirements?

Join us on Thursday 30th July for the first in a three-part series on How Surveillance Trends Impact Storage Needs. Click here to register now.

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Shifting trends in the video surveillance market are directly affecting video storage requirements. Our webinar series looks at the specific impact of several important market trends on the technology used for video storage. Please join us for a free webinar to discuss how the emergence of 4K and other higher-resolution cameras is impacting the need for additional video storage. Further complicating the use of higher-resolution cameras may be a need to add additional cameras to a system. End users also need to comply with security policies that mandate longer retention times for recorded video. But how can integrators and end users meet the anticipated higher storage requirements?

Join us on Thursday 30th July for the first in a three-part series on How Surveillance Trends Impact Storage Needs. Click here to register now.

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Part 3 of Randy Southerland’s series on Home Automation looks at the opportunities available for security companies within the sector due to the growth of “Smart Home” technology. Deborah O’Mara revisits video analytics in her latest article, with a particular focus on its application beyond security. Also on the topic of video analytics, European Correspondent Jeremy Malies looks at street violence prevention through the use of video analytics.

As the world has grown more and more interconnected through the Internet and company networks, cybercrime has grown at an alarming rate. Mike Fickes assess cyber security risks and vulnerabilities within the security industry. Finally, how can the security industry help keep contraband out of prisons, particularly with the rise of supply methods such a drones? Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Part 2 of Randy Southerland’s series on Home Automation looks at how both large and small companies are rushing to enter the fast-growing Home Automation space. Check out Part 1 in the series here. End User Correspondent Michael Fickes’ latest article assesses cloud usefulness and effectiveness – with a particular focus on physical security. This week also saw Allegion announce its acquisition of SimonsVoss. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

Jeremy Malies, European Correspondent, looks at how the London Metropolitan Police are adapting to changing patterns of crime. In another article, Jeremy looks at the equipment available from the physical security industry to deter and detect stowaways who are attempting to enter the UK illegally. Finally, Keven Marier of Milestone Systems writes on video technology transformation in our latest expert commentary articleRead more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, last week saw IFSEC 2015 return to the ExCel, London and Editor Larry Anderson takes a look at the best of what the global security market had on offer at the show. Contributing Editor Ron Alalouff was also out in full force at the show and chatter on the show floor indicates that system integration was one of the major themes at this year’s show. Larry also recently sat down with new global player IDIS America in their new office in Dallas, Texas. See the article here.

In corporate news, a study by YouGov for Vanderbilt reveals that more than one in four of small and medium sized British businesses have suffered loss, disruption or inconvenience as a direct result of physical or cyber security breaches. Finally, ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks are securing an assisted-living facility in Sweden, creating a people centred, secure system. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, next week sees the return of IFSEC International, taking place on 16th – 18th June at the ExCel in London. Highlights of the show will include ASSA ABLOY’s low energy electric locksOT Systems’ EoC live demonstrations and TDSi’s participation at “Harmony Village”.  Check out our full coverage of the show here.

In his latest Security Beat article, Larry Anderson looks at Physical Security Information Management and whether we are witnessing the death of an acronym. European Correspondent Jeremy Malies speaks to David Marshall, Professor of Computer Vision at Cardiff University on crowd movements and the impact this has on security, with a particular focus on video analytics and the “flocking birds” model. In her latest Expert Commentary article, Deborah O’Mara assesses how the cloud is increasing service opportunities for integrators. Finally, BriefCam’s President & CEO Dror Irani says there is valuable information hiding within raw surveillance video footage – with its extraction creating both efficiency and value for an organisation. Read more security news…

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