In today’s news round-up, Dahua recently held a two-day road show in Italy, partnering with local distributor Videotrend S.r.l. The two-day event attracted hundreds of local distributors, systems integrators, installers and end-users in the region. Also in events news, IDIS has announced plans to introduce an array of new products to its DirectIP solution suite at this year’s IFSEC International. The proposition encompasses a range of Ultra-High Definition (UHD) and full-HD monitors, designed and manufactured specifically for security applications to extend the IDIS single source offering, while new 4k cameras will expand the signature high-performance of the DirectIP line up.

In corporate news, Axis Communications recently held its Annual General Meeting. The General Meeting resolved in accordance with the Board’s and Nomination Committee’s proposals in all of the matters proposed. In other corporate news, Senior Analyst for Video Surveillance at IHS David Green explains that there seems to be genuine uncertainty amongst manufacturers at the future direction for HD, low-latency video provision. However, he says that second-generation HD CCTV solutions sold to developing markets definitely pushes the global picture towards a growing slice of the market. Finally, Farsight Security Services Ltd. has been setting the standard high for green thinking in the security industry by tackling their environmental impact, improving customer relations and taking preventative health and safety measures. Farsight has initiated a warehouse clear out, resulting in three full skips of waste, all of which were sent for recycling. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Teleste recently announced that it has been awarded the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) certification from Loyd’s Register Quality Assurance. The globally recognised certification was granted to Teleste in March 2014 and proves Teleste’s high standards in developing, designing and manufacturing video surveillance solutions that meet the requirements of the railway industry. In events news, TDSi has announced that it will be taking part in three key presentations at IFSEC 2014, which is being held at its new venue at the ExCel London from 17th to 19th June 2014. The company will also be showcasing its latest integrated products and services throughout the event.

In corporate news, Axis has presented its January – March 2014 Q1 interim report, with an increase in net sales of 15 percent.  In other corporate news, Kelvin Hughes has announced that it has reached the Finalist stage of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2014 in the Made in Herts category. The inspiring Hertfordshire campaign was launched in 2012 by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce to focus on and celebrate the expertise, achievements, and outstanding contribution that businesses and individuals make. Finally, the MorphoAccess® SIGMA Series reader submitted by MorphoTrak has won the Best of Biometrics Award at the 2014 New Product Showcase held by the Security Industry Association at ISC West 2014. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems recently reported that its 2013 revenues were up 28% from 2012, outperforming an otherwise strong overall projected market growth rate of approximately 20%. In events news, Bosch Security Systems has announced that it will be participating in this year’s IFSEC International, which takes place for the first time at the Excel in London in June. Bosch will be showcasing its Dynamic Transcoding technology for smooth live video streaming and HD image playback within limited network connections.

In corporate news, Warrior Security has reported another loss free quarter at the Tanga Cement company in Tanzania. Warrior provides security guards, CCTV and monitoring, and mobile vehicle response for Tanga. In application news, Libya Oil, one of Africa’s largest companies, has chosen cameras from Hikvision as part of a new security solution for their Head Office in Douala, Cameroon. Hikvision’s DS-2CD7353F-E(I) 2MP outdoor camera provides video surveillance for the head office’s front and main entrance. Finally, X Series mini dome IP cameras from Sony Electronics have won the Security Industry Association’s 2014 New Product Showcase for the “Best of Video Surveillance Cameras IP” Award at this year’s ISC WestRead more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Traka has announced that it will be providing visitors at IFSEC 2014 with an opportunity to preview the Traka21 plug and play unit, which will be ready for serial delivery starting in the fourth quarter this year. In application news, HID Global has helped The Federal Republic of Somalia launch two new citizen ID programs: a new national ID card and e-passport. The introduction of these documents and solutions will help the government restore law and order and enhance economic development.

Over in France, INSIDE Secure has started delivering its latest generation secure microcontroller for the Carte SESAM-Vitale 2 program, the French national health care insurance card. It provides a highly flexible and cost-effective solution for many applications requiring high level of security. In corporate news, AMAG Technology has announced that SRI International is now a member of the Symmetry™ Extended Business Solutions Program as a Certified Partner. SRI has integrated its Iris on the Move® (IOM) N-Glance™ biometric system with AMAG’s Symmetry v7.0.1 Security Management System access control software. AMAG and SRI cooperatively tested and certified this integration. Finally, a new report from IHS shows that despite the growing popularity of access control systems driving the adoption of electronic locking devices, mechanical locks are not projected to falter any time soon. Mechanical locks are forecast to have a positive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% from 2013 to 2017. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, SourceSecurity.com caught up with Allegion’s chairman, president and CEO Dave Petratis at this year’s ISC West. Petratis discussed the company’s new name and brand strategy and also shared some of his predictions for the company’s future growth. The full interview can be read here. In application news, Mobotix AG has released details of a project at Wm Morrison Supermarkets that is helping to secure access and reduce management complexity across 40 critical sites across Britain. The MOBOTIX solution allows Morrisons to use just one or two cameras to cover single or multiple rooms with the resolution and reliability they required. Over in the US, Arecont Vision has been selected by MetLife Stadium’s security management team to provide comprehensive, undisrupted video coverage throughout every part of its venue. Arecont Vision megapixel cameras have been deployed to ensure wide area coverage with extreme detail

In corporate news, Dahua Technology recently held a security forum in Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Kenya. More than 300 professionals attended the forum, including distributors, systems integrators, installers and end-users in the region. Finally, Samsung Techwin America has been honoured with the Best Surveillance Video Data Storage Award in the 35th annual SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) at ISC West. The award was given to Samsung for its SRM-872 Mobile NVR. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Mobotix AG has released details of a project at Wm Morrison Supermarkets that is helping to secure access and reduce management complexity across 40 critical sites across Britain. The MOBOTIX solution allows Morrisons to use just one or two cameras to cover single or multiple rooms with the resolution and reliability they required. Over in the US, Axis Communications recently celebrated Earth Day by highlighting non-profit organisations who raise awareness of wildlife and conservation projects through live Web streams of animal habitats using Axis network cameras. These “critter cams” let viewers share in the daily lives of animals usually hidden in forests, groves or high atop trees. Also in application news, Britannia Fire & Security Ltd. has secured the headquarters of the Axiom Housing Association in Peterborough using an innovative ACT access control system. The IP-addressable equipment consists of proximity readers, door controllers and ACT’s access control software suite.

In events news, Kelvin Hughes has announced that it will be displaying its new Single Mast Solution (SMS) at Counter Terror Expo 2014 next week. The SMS is a lightweight, easily deployable, best-in-class radar and electro-optical system, and will be the first time that the SMS has been exhibited in Europe. Finally, SitexOrbis has appointed Guy Other as its new Chief Executive. Guy has more than 20 years’ success as a b2b services leader in a broad range of commercial sectors. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Dahua’s HD IP solution has been selected to upgrade OCP group’s video surveillance system. Under professional suggestion of COUNTRY TECH, Dahua’s local distributor, OCP group decided to take Dahua speed domes (SD6980-HN & SD6582A-HN), NVRs (NVR3216) and DVRs (DVR0804HF-L) to secure their assets. In corporate news, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has revised the Code of Practice for the CCTV sector in order to reflect the very latest in surveillance camera installation standards. A copy of the BSIA’s new Code of Practice can be downloaded from the Association’s website. Moxa recently announced that it was recognised with the Open Standards Champion award from the SunSpec Alliance, a trade consortium of distributed energy industry participants working together to pursue information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability. It was the second year in a row that Moxa received the coveted award.

In other corporate news, Zenitel AS, a global leader and supplier of the STENTOFON® and VINGTOR® brands of security and safety communication systems, has announced their partnership with SKIDATA, an international leader in the field of access solutions and visitor management. STENTOFON audio communication solutions will integrate with SKIDATA parking devices for bi-directional communication between operators and customers. Finally, INSIDE Secure announced that Bart Stevens, director of product management at INSIDE Secure, will be a featured speaker at the Linley Tech Mobile Conference being held from 30th April – 1st May in Santa Clara, California. Stevens will present ‘Mobile security is no longer optional’ on 30 April at 10:30, as part of the Mobile System Design session. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Arecont Vision has been honoured by ADI as their 2013 Vendor of the Year in the USA. The award recognises Arecont Vision for demonstrating excellence in contributing to ADI’s growth and success. Arecont Vision received the award at the Vendor Symposium at ADI’s 2014 Kickoff Meeting. In application news, Down Hall, one of England’s most established country house hotels, has installed IDIS DirectIP to upgrade from its existing analogue CCTV system. The first phase of the project included upgrading 70 cameras across the Down Hall estate with a full-HD solution comprised of a range of DirectIP mega-pixel cameras, network video recorders (NVR), bundled video management software, and network switches.

In events news, HID Global has won the Most Innovative Use of RFID Technology award in the AIM 2014 RFID Case Study competition for its solution that combines RFID tags with NFC-enabled smartphones at Bodega Norton Winery in Argentina. HID Trusted Tag™ Services was also a finalist for Best in Show. In corporate news, VIVOTEK has announced successful integration of two of its latest security solution technologies with AxxonSoft’s widely used Axxon Next video management software (VMS), which has enhanced the agility and scalability of VIVOTEK’s Panoramic PTZ solutions.  Finally, Genetec has recently announced that the 82,500 seat MetLife Stadium in New Jersey has installed the Genetec Security Center system as part of a security upgrade. The Stadium, which is home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets American Football teams, is one of the largest outdoor sports and entertainment venues in the US. The upgrade required hundreds of high-resolution Arecont Vision cameras connected to the Genetec Plan Manager to provide undisrupted video coverage throughout the venue. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, CNL Software has partnered with Tyco Fire & Security UAE for an iconic security management project. Tyco UAE will provide CNL Software’s IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM, as part of an integrated solution for an iconic building in the United Arab Emirates. In corporate news, HID Global has won the Most Innovative Use of RFID Technology award in the AIM 2014 RFID Case Study competition for its solution that combines RFID tags with NFC-enabled smartphones at Bodega Norton Winery in Argentina. HID Trusted Tag™ Services was also a finalist for Best in Show.

In events news, Xtralis has launched the latest ADPRO FastTrace 2 series of training events around its FastTrace 2 product line. The courses cover installation and commissioning on Xtralis’ ADPRO IntrusionTrace, ADPRO LoiterTrace and ADPRO PRO Series. Over in the UK, the BSIA has announced that it will be hosting a CCTV seminar and exhibition in Birmingham this summer that will provide an opportunity for CCTV companies to reach out to delegates from a range of organisations including local businesses, civic authorities and the Police. The event will take place at Edgbaston’s Tally Ho Conference and Banqueting Centre on Tuesday 24th June, and is expected to follow on from the success of a series of CCTV seminars held by the Association last year. Finally, Counter Terror Expo 2014 will be featuring an Integrated Security in Action area this year, which is being sponsored by Synectics. Read more security news… 

 

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In today’s news round-up, STANLEY Security announced recently that it has received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). STANLEY Security’s EyeLock product line interfaces with the Lenel OnGuard® access control system to provide end-users with a single, critical database for access control and iris biometric identification data. In application news, a series of Brickcom CB-100Ae cube cameras have been installed in a cafe in Spain, allowing its patrons to see the entire brewing process from start to finish.

In corporate news, ONVIF announced that it conducted its 10th Anniversary Developers’ Plugfest last month. Held in Fukuoka, Japan, the three-day event hosted by Panasonic encompassed nearly 300 hours of product testing and assessment of ONVIF Profile S for video and audio streaming, Profile C for physical access control products and Profile G for recording and playback. Over in the US, Preferred Technologies Group is now accepting distributorships around the world to sell its products. Finally, Richard Moore was appointed UK Director of Sales for Essentra Security in January 2014. Richard is no stranger to Essentra plc’s philosophy of always looking to exceed customers’ expectations, having held the position of General Manager within the Group’s component distribution division for the past 9 years. Read more security news…

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