To kick-start the working week, we start with news of a partnership between Lumidigm and i-Evo, who have joined forces to introduce a line of extremely versatile fingerprint readers that can be used both indoors and outdoors, including harsh environments that render most biometric readers inoperable. Avigilon has been named on the 2010 Red Herring 100 Global list, a prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private ventures that are leading innovations around the world. Also receiving praise is VideoIQ, whose high definition dome camera has been selected as the 2011 Product of The Year at this year’s International Consumer Electronics show (CES).

In other news, IMS Research is soon to release a report on “World Market for Video Door Phones 2011 Edition”, focusing on the potential uptake of IP video door phones over the next 5 years. Lastly, Bruce Dawson & Associates and Monfort Electronics have merged to form a new company. The new organisation will cover a territory of six states with 11 employees located in five branch office locations. Read more news…


As the working week comes to a close, we bring you news from two companies who are celebrating achievements in the security industry. Infinova has been given the “Outstanding Safeguard” award for its role in keeping the sporting venues safe during the Asian Games and Asian Para Games. Commend UK is celebrating its 40th year in supplying integrated intercoms to the security market with a move to new state-of-the-art premises which brings their offices and training facility under one roof.

In other news, shipments of HD cameras are rising and IMS research predicts that by 2015, there will be more HD security cameras than megapixel types. In application news, Free Amsterdam University (VU) is using Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging sensors in its fingerprint readers used by students and staff to enter the school’s recreation facilities. Lastly, Foremost Security Ltd. has issued worker protection devices to its static security guards in order to increase response time if one of the guards fell into a vulnerable situation. Read more security news…


Looking back on the top stories of the week, we begin with some application news. MOBOTIX has recently entered an installation agreement with Berkeley County, West Virginia, in which it will integrate an advance surveillance infrastructure across several buildings. Over in the Middle East, the National Bank of Kuwait has selected the NetVu Connected CCTV solution from Dedicated Micros for advanced centralised monitoring of its facilities. In France, Sepura’s TETRA terminals are helping communication networks run smoothly at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport to maintain high standards of security.

In other news, IMS Research predicts that the video surveillance market will soon see the anticipated transition in which IP video surveillance products will outstrip those of analogue video surveillance. Following a recent survey which showed that the total value of stolen goods in 2010 was an astounding £137 million, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is urging retailers to tighten their in-store security in the fight against retail crime. Finally, Samsung is holding a series of events across the UK to demonstrate how people can benefit from Samsung’s technology in a tough economic climate. Read more security news…


Today’s mid-week round-up begins with the Joint Security Industry Council (JSIC), who have highlighted the need to have a single body to represent all sectors of the private security industry. IMS Research has been examining trends in the video surveillance market and predicts that sales of network video surveillance products will soon outstrip those of analogue video surveillance. A recent survey on retail crime shows that the total value of goods stolen by customers in 2010 was a shocking £137 million. As a result, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has urged retailers to improve their security systems and seek advice from security companies.

While working hard to protect customers against threats of attack, RemGuard operators have also encountered fairly unusual incidents. Read some of the documented cases here. Lastly, PureTech Systems has recently installed its PureActiv wide area video surveillance system at the Port of Charleston which operates five deep water marine terminals. Read more security news…


On today’s news round-up, the National Bank of Kuwait was fitted with an ATM surveillance solution from Dedicated Micros. The system comprised of an advanced NetVu Connected CCTV solution is focused on the centralised monitoring of all of the bank’s branches and critical ATM infrastructure. Samsung has released new dates for its “Technology Days“, where industry professionals will be able to get an insight on Samsung’s new security systems and prospects in the surveillance market.

In other news, Cassidian has announced its successful role out of Sweden’s radio communication network ‘RAKEL’. The network will give user organisations the possibility to cooperate fully on a national scale. Wavestore has appointed Bryan Osborne as the new UK Sales Manager responsible for developing relationships with consultants. Lastly, IMS Research examines the real potential of the video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) market. Read more security news…


We kick off the news round-up with not one, but two articles from IMS Research on possible video surveillance trends to watch out for in 2011. They have predicted that the commercial thermal security market will expand rapidly as more vendors offer “affordable” thermal cameras to existing customer bases. IMS also reports that India’s video surveillance boom may be as big as China’s in the coming years. In events news, at this year’s BSEC exhibition, ASSA ABLOY will be showcasing its smart locking system as part of a wide range of integrated security solutions for schools.

In other news, a merger between the subsidiaries of Cassidian and Atlas Elektronik has formed a new company under the name of SIGNALIS that will provide maritime safety and security solutions. Lastly, Peter Lusty has been appointed as Chief Executive by GPS personal tracking expert Geonovo Ltd. Read more security news…


To end the working week, we start with application news from MOBOTIX, who have been chosen to install a high-resolution video security system across multiple municipal buildings and complexes in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport has selected Sepura TETRA terminals for its radio and communication needs, following the recent deployment of a new digital communications system that replaced four legacy analogue networks.

In other news, Could “3D Technology” be the next big thing in the video surveillance industry in 2011? IMS Research outlines the future prospects for this new technology. For those new to IP security, Mayflex has launched a CCTV over IP course covering sales and technical aspects of security products. Lastly, at this year’s Global Security Asia (GSA) 2011 to be held in Singapore, the conference theme will be “Prevention and Protection – Safeguarding People, Property and Infrastructure”. Read more security news…


On today’s weekly round-up, we take a look at the week that was. At this year’s Intersec 2011, the top players in the security world were out to showcase their latest product innovations. Dedicated Micros launched its new CamVu500 IP camera, optimised for Closed IPTV, and also exhibited the Closed IPTV model of its powerful DVR/NVR SD Advanced. Also on show was a wide range of access control and door entry solutions from Access Control Technology. At a special night time test and seminar event, CBC demonstrated its expanding range of innovative low light CCTV systems.

In corporate news, Geutebruck opened a new sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa. HID announced that its RFID reader module was chosen by DESKO for its Personal Identification Mini Dock (PIMD) identity-checking system. At Altronix, Ronnie Pennington was recruited as National Accounts Manager. Lastly, in application news, Raytec has installed Infra Red illuminators in one of the most remote bat caves in the world; take a look at the footage. Read more security news…


On today’s mid-week news round-up, we focus on the latest in corporate news. First up, Geutebruck has launched a new sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The office will provide technical support for local partners across the region. Kiwi Semiconductor, a developer of analogue semiconductor solutions, has announced the completion of a successful capital raising campaign, totalling $1.75 million New Zealand Dollars. To best support its expanding line of systems-based power products, Altronix has recruited Ronnie Pennington as National Accounts Manager.

In other news, Network Video Technologies  (NVT) has released an updated version of their comprehensive Hybrid Video Product Solutions guide. Lastly, for those attending this year’s SIA Government Summit, author and “Fox News Sunday” commentator Bill Kristol and longtime Democratic Party insider Bill Press will be debating on the impact of the 2010 mid-term elections and the prospects for the 2012 presidential campaignRead more security news…


On today’s news round-up, we have an application story from Raytec, who have installed Infra Red illuminators in one of the most remote bat cavestake a look at the footage. IMS Research has predicted that HDcctv certified products will have a positive effect on the video surveillance market this year. For those attending the Intersec 2011 in Dubai, Optex is on hand to showcase their latest detection technology with their range of REDWALL products. Also at the show, Access Control Technology (ACT) is exhibiting its security technology products and services in the Middle East.

In other news, HID has announced that its RFID reader module has been chosen by DESKO for its Personal Identification Mini Dock (PIMD) identity-checking system. Read more security news….



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