To begin the working week, we start with news from Genetec, who has been awarded Montreal’s 2011 Top Employers award for the 6th consecutive time. This special designation pays tribute to select Montreal-area employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. At Jerry’s Nugget casino in Las Vegas, Basler’s IP network cameras have been installed to secure the gaming facilities. Lumidigm and Imprivata have joined forces to deliver a biometric authentication solution for healthcare clinicians that require reliable and fast access to electronic medical record (EMR) applications when wearing surgical gloves.

In other news, Quantum Secure’s SAFE software suite has been deployed at one of the largest gas and utility facilities in the United States to help with compliance for relevant NERC CIP regulations. Lastly, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced 11 course dates across the United States and Canada for its Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) programme. Read more security news…

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To end the working week, we focus on the latest from the upcoming tradeshows. Mayflex has announced that it will be coming to IFSEC 2011 as a trusted IP advisor, with an aim to help those new to IP obtain a greater understanding. At the SANYO stand at IFSEC 2011, there will be a chance to see how full HD technology can deliver evidence grade video, as well as minimise installation costs. Organisers of ASIS International have secured Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, and Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, as keynote speakers at the event.

In other news, an Avigilon HD surveillance system has been deployed at London-based financial services company CMC Markets Plc to protect employees and visitors at its headquarters as well as secure critical customer information. Lastly, Arecont Vision’s megapixel cameras have achieved UL listingRead more security news…

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Today, we look back on the top stories of the week. We begin with HID, who recently announced that they have secured an 85,000-unit order from a major U.S. government agency for their OMNIKEY contact smart card readers for network authentication. Over in Denmark, the municipality of Egedal has experienced a significant drop in crime since the installation of a surveillance system based on Milestone’s XProtect Enterprise software. In England, Grosvenor Technology’s JANUS access control system is allowing controlled entry at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) to increase safety for students, staff and visitors.

IQinVision has recently announced a new product warranty for IQeye cameras which covers all moving parts, sensors, filters, fans, motors, lens assemblies, shrouds and slip rings. Lastly, Compro Technology and Seedonk have recently entered a partnership which will provide consumers with the latest line of high-definition wireless network cameras for video monitoring. Read more security news…

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For the mid-week round-up, we start with news from SALTO, who hosted an event at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, where they were giving a series of topical security-related presentations to members of the Higher Education Smart Card Association (HESCA). Next Level Security has announced that their networked security solution product line is now available to members of the PSA Security Network. HM Technologies is the latest company to gain Full Member status for Honeywell’s trained specifier certification programme.

In other news, Visual Verification security monitoring services are proving vital as they have helped the police with a number of arrests and prevented numerous crimes. Lastly, Optex Europe is to showcase its perimeter protection solution at the upcoming Counter Terror Expo taking place at Olympia in London on 19-20 April. Read more security news…

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On today’s round-up, in response to the growth of the homeland security market in Saudi Arabia, the city of Jeddah will host Protex Arabia 2011 - the first international trade exhibition to focus on fire safety and protection in the Kingdom. In the municipality of Egedal in Denmark, Milestone’s surveillance solution has helped to reduce the level of crime, with vandalism acts falling by 90 per cent. To save money both in terms of operations and insurance premiums, Donarbon waste management park has implemented an IP surveillance system from Axis Communications.

In other news, Compro Technology and Seedonk have teamed up to launch a range of wireless network video monitoring cameras. Lastly, IQinVision has announced the release of a new 5-year product warranty programme which represents the best in the industry. Read more security news…

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We start the news round-up for this week with some corporate news. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reported that the federal E-Verify programme, used to determine if individuals are legal US residents, needs a biometric component to reduce identity theft. COMPRION, manufacturer of test equipment for Smart Card vendors, is showcasing its first ever validated SWP/HCI test cases at the Mobile World Congress. Octavian Security has recently appointed Barbara Chawner as the new head of human resources to ensure all potential employees meet the necessary criteria for individuals working in the security industry.

In application news, Grosvenor Technology’s JANUS access control system is keeping Nottingham Trent University secure. The system has over 40,000 smart cards programmed, allowing controlled entry to over 300 access points around campus. Lastly, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is hosting its second Information Destruction conference and exhibition to share best practice within the industry. Read more security news…

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To wrap up the working week, we begin with news from Magal, who has secured three orders worth $4.1 million to provide perimeter protection solutions at homeland security sites in Asia and Latin America. HID has also received an 85,000-unit order from a major U.S. government agency for the company’s OMNIKEY contact smart card readers. The British Security Industry Association has welcomed the new Protection of the Freedoms Bill, published by the coalition government, which demands a code of practice for the CCTV industry.

In other news, Avigilon has recruited seven new sales executives and promoted two sales executives to address the growing demand for the company’s award-winning HD surveillance solution in North America and Europe. Altronix has chosen the Atkins Group to represent its product line throughout New England, Connecticut and Upstate New York. Finally, QNAP will be exhibiting its ONVIF-compliant network surveillance systems at the upcoming CeBIT 2011 show. Read more security news…

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Looking back at the top stories of the week, we begin with some events news. At the much-anticipated IFSEC 2011, Samsung will be showing off its ‘Samsung City’ concept on its largest booth ever. Basler announced that it will be featuring its new fixed IP domes with audio functionality at the upcoming ISC West 2011. The ISE 2011 show proved to be a great success this year as it attracted a record 34,870 industry professionals. Pivot3 has joined forces with Genetec and Arecont Vision to host a series of one-day educational events throughout Europe to provide an opportunity to learn about the benefits of an integrated IP solution.

In other news, ADT’s electronic fire and security solutions were installed at Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2 (T2) to enable visitors to stay safe and have a pleasant experience travelling through the airport. IMS Research reported that local companies would dominate the Chinese security systems integration market within the next few years. Lastly, according to GB Monitoring’s Operations Director, Tom Smith, many councils across the UK are facing the prospect of having their manned CCTV monitoring stopped due to budget cuts. Read more security news…

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On the mid-week round up today, SightLogix is set to unveil its Video Security Trailer at Border Security Expo 2011, along with a whole host of visible and thermal outdoor video analytics cameras. At this year’s IFSEC 2011, Samsung will demonstrate its new Samsung City concept on its largest booth ever, showcasing all its latest security solutions. Bosch is riding high as its new commercial loudspeaker ‘Vari-directional Array’ wins the prestigious InAVation Award.

In other news, ADT’s electronic fire and security solutions have been installed at Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2 (T2) to enable visitors to stay safe and have a pleasant experience travelling through the airport. Lastly, according to GB Monitoring’s Operations Director, Tom Smith, many councils across the UK are facing the prospect of having their manned CCTV monitoring stopped due to budget cuts. Read more security news…

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In the news round-up today, Samsung Techwin America brings together its sales and marketing teams for its 2011 Kick-Off meeting. Basler has announced that it will be featuring its new fixed IP domes with audio functionality at the upcoming ISC West 2011. At the Davyhulme Wastewater Treatment Works, an innovative video surveillance solution has been installed by SeSys Limited (a MOBOTIX Solution Partner), comprising of MOBOTIX M24 high-resolution cameras to create a detailed record of a 2-year construction project taking place at the site.

In other news, CASSIDIAN and Indian engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have partnered to deliver indigenous solutions for military requirements of Indian customers, as well as the world market. Lastly, Infinova announced that Rompetrol Rafinare SA, Romania’s second largest oil company, is using an Infinova fibre optics video system to watch over its multiple facilities inside the 480 hectares (1,186 acres) Rompetrol Rafinare Refinery. Read more security news…

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